The Dragon Boat Program is an activity, however it is administered by the SMA Athletic Department.
We strive to meet high standards of sportsmanship, responsibility, dedication, and devotion to our sport, school, and family. The coaches stress the importance of teamwork, leadership, and skill development. Through hard work and practice, our team will become competitive and foster a family like atmosphere. We are grateful for the help and support from our administration, student body, family, friends, and alumnae who support us at our races.
|Head Coach:||Tom Crowder - firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Assistant Coaches:||Maggie Chandler|
|Cara Lee Crowder|
DRAGON BOAT PROGRAM
Two to three teams will be formed. Each will have 25-29 members, including paddlers, a caller, tiller and flag catcher. There are four races to compete in over the season.
|1/02/2018||Returning team member registration starts|
|1/25/2018||New team member orientation meeting|
|1/25/2018||New team member registration begins|
|2/28/2018||All team members parent meeting|
|3/22/2018||New team member dock orientation|
|3/30-31/2018||Paddler's Clinic (optional)|
|4/4/2018||Practices start - M/W/F 3:45-5 PM|
|4/19/2018||Planning meeting for Vancouver, BC event|
|4/28/2018||St. Martin's Race, Olympia, WA|
|5/19/2018||Rainier Race, Tacoma, WA|
|5/25-27/2018||False Creek Women's Regatta, Vancouver, BC|
|6/9-10/2018||Portland Rose Festival Race (required)|
Thank you for your interest in the Dragon Boats program! Students interested in participating on the dragon boat team at St. Mary's in 2018 can find information regarding the season in Coach Crowder's pre-season informational letter by clicking on the link below.
2018 Dragon Boat Prospective Member Letter
Q: When do the Dragon Boat practices start?
A: Monday, April 4, 2018
Q: Where do you practice?
A: RiverPlace Marina on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.
Q: Are there cuts in Dragon Boating?
A: No. Teams are filled in the order of registration.
Q: Are uniforms required?
A: Yes. Participants purchase uniforms at a reduced rate.
Q: Is there pre-season training?
A: Yes. The weight room is available for pre-season conditioning.