Dragon boats have raced in China for over 2,700 years. Now one of the fastest-growing water sports in the world, it is estimated that there are over 50 million people in over 60 countries who participate.
Truly a community sport, dragon boating offers people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to participate, either competitively or for fun. Teams often form as a social outlet, for corporate or organizational team- building purposes, or simply as an alternative means of exercise.
Success in dragon boating comes only when a group of 20 paddlers, one steersman and one drummer work together in complete harmony. Each person physically contributes to the success of the team. Dragon boating has also been lauded for its ability to both bridge cultural gaps and promote healthy lifestyles.
Dueling Dragons, a program of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida P.O. Box 2987 Orlando, FL 32802 407-841-6855
For more information, contact Marty McClain, Director of Dragon Boat Programming, at email@example.com.
Please note this is not an official City of Orlando website. Dueling Dragons is a privately funded program that operates in collaboration with the Orlando Police Department.