After starting as a men's team in 1983, the modern team is made up of men, women, and youth paddlers ranging from 13 to 65 years of age. Most of us are working professionals with jobs and families, living right here in the greater Philadelphia area.
Under the direction of Team USA and Philadelphia Dragon
Boat Association Head Coach Bob McNamara, we have brought home the IDBF
Nations Cup Trophy as Overall World Champions two times. The first was
in Sydney in 2007, and the second was at the most recent IDBF World
Championships last year in Tampa, Florida. We are already training and
preparing to defend that title in July 2013, in Szeged, Hungary.
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We are now on the water five days per week, shoving at 5:45AM Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings as we take our first pre-dawn strokes on the road to Szeged, Hungary. Weekend practices are Saturday and Sunday, but times vary based on the Philadelphia Rowing Schedule.