Message from the Captains
September 23, 2013"The UC San Diego Dragon Boat team is currently recruiting! Come check us out at our events these next 2 weeks:
Monday, September 23, 11am-2pm
STUDENT SERVICES FAIR
Look for our paddles after Triton Power Hour right outside RIMAC and pick up a flyer!
Location: RIMAC Ridgewalk
Wednesday, September 25, 9am-2:30pm
Did you miss us at the Student Services Fair? No worries! Here's another chance for you to look for our paddles and pick up a flyer!
Location: Library Walk Block 1987
Friday, September 27, 4:30pm-5:30pm
GENERAL BODY MEETING
Come to our info session to not only meet current members of the team, but to get a good sense as to what we do and how you can benefit from UCSD Dragon Boat. Look for us right in front of RIMAC (by the trees and tables) and we will escort you to the room if you have trouble finding it.
Location: RIMAC Green Room
Saturday, September 28, 9am-11am
Try the sport out and discover the essence of this team. You have not experienced San Diego until you've paddled the bright, warm waters at the sunny beach. It is highly recommended that recruits attend water practices to see whether this sport and team are a good fit for them.
Location: Mission Bay
Sunday, September 29, 9am-11am
Another chance to experience first-hand the sport we pride ourselves in.
Location: Mission Bay
Monday, September 30, 12:30pm-2pm
This is a valuable chance to learn the proper technique of dragon boating at a comfortable pace, so you will be paddling like a pro in no time!
Location: Main Gym Natatorium
Monday, September 30, TBA
Two events in one day? What a deal! Take a break from your hectic first few days of classes with some yummy s'mores and relax in the cool ocean breeze. This is also another great chance to get to know our diverse members and for us to get to know you!
Location: La Jolla Shores
Tuesday, October 1, 6pm-7:30pm
One of two available land practices where you get to run with the pack (literally).
Location: Spanos Track
Wednesday, October 2, 6pm-7:30pm
Had evening class on Tuesday? No problem! Come out to this land practice to get your heart pumping.
Location: Spanos Track
All events are FREE, and there is no obligation to join after attending any event.
No previous experience is necessary.
Rides are provided for water practices. Please contact email@example.com saying you wish to attend water practice and a ride will be arranged for you.
Recruits are highly suggested to attend most-if not all-practices to get a chance to thoroughly evaluate their level of interest with the team.
For more information:
» visit www.ucsddragonboat.webs.com
» like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ucsddragonboat
» email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions or concerns
We look forward to meeting all of you!"
Paddling with Pride
Sunday, April 26, 2015
Just four weeks after their race in Tempe, Arizona, the UC San Diego Dragon Boat Team gathered in Long Beach to demonstrate their dedication and strength on the water. In those four weeks of preparation under a newly elected board of student leaders, teammates pushed each other to their limits and grew stronger both physically and mentally as a team. The fortitude that they had developed training for Tempe only grew stronger in the preparation for this day.
Each race in Long Beach would determine if the team would continue to compete in a knock-out, tournament-style bracket; it was important to excel in every heat they raced, starting from the first. Fighting off top-tier teams from UCLA, UCI, and UC Berkeley, the two Triton boats qualified for the A and B divisions in the 500m event – a feat that had never been accomplished at Long Beach in the past. They paddled with a passion that carried them to 1st place in the Mixed B Championship for both the 500m and 200m categories, blowing away the competition in the 500m by more than a full boat length.
For the graduating members of the team, Long Beach was their last race – one last opportunity to paddle and demonstrate what it means to be a Triton, and they went out on a race they can be proud of. They have left their mark on the team and inspired the younger generation to persevere through the ups and downs, and to always strive to improve. There is a lot of time before the next race but no time to rest, because one second can mean the difference between 1st and 4th place and it takes a collective effort from the whole team to shave off those precious seconds. Coming out of Long Beach, the UC San Diego Dragon Boat Team is holding their heads high and will continue to grow stronger as one cohesive unit.
Mar 29 - Together, We Stand Strong
Nov 9 - The Tip of the Iceberg
Oct 12 - The Countdown Begins