Dragon Boating

The A-Z of Dragon Boating.

Just for fun!

(Just for fun – all images have original sources attached!)

A is for…

Attention Please!

Are you ready?

Source: https://www.familyfuncanada.com/calgary/calgary-dragon-boat-festival/
Source: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHBF_en-GB&biw=1366&bih=576&tbm=isch&sxsrf=ACYBGNQAJE7xbDfrNIusV6N3hogCAAZfCA%3A1574543926021&sa=1&ei=NqLZXelyrJbj4Q_QwIj4Bg&q=dragon+boat+butt+blisters+mem&oq=dragon+boat+butt+blisters+mem&gs_l=img.3...5176.5614..5888...0.0..0.228.818.0j2j2......0....1..gws-wiz-img.h5J9m4Pqh0s&ved=0ahUKEwjp5ZKboYHmAhUsyzgGHVAgAm8Q4dUDCAc&uact=5#imgrc=EvnOgkAkajP3bM:

B is for…

Butt Blisters.

Don’t be like Grumpy Cat.

Get a seat-pad if you want to survive.

C if for…

Competitions.

We take them pretty seriously.

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/1an271/friends_mum_about_dragon_boats/
Source: https://www.mindanews.com/photo-of-the-day/2016/09/davao-rules/

D is for…

Dig it in!

Stop the boat!!

E is for…

Easy!

Well, the sport isn’t, but the command is!

Source: https://www.bellingencourier.com.au/story/4888131/urunga-dragon-boat-team-makes-the-finals-at-ballina-regatta/
Source: https://www.pinterest.com.au/oliviakong/dragon-boat/

F is for…

Friends.

You’re gonna make a lot of fanatical friends.

G is for…

GO!

When they say go, you GO!

Source: http://www.seadragons.net.au/come-n-try-dragon-boat-racing/
Source: Imgflip.com

H is for…

Hit and Glide.

Y’all know what I’m talking about.

I is for…

Ignition.

Another word for the ‘Strokes’. AKA MUSCLES.

Source: https://www.hamers360fitness.co.uk/arm-workouts-for-women/
Source:

J is for…

Jerseys!

You can’t have a team without the Jerseys!

K if for…

Keep Your Eyes on The Prize!

How many times has your coach told you off for this one?

Source: https://www.facebook.com/429482837145012/photos/a.435972779829351/1093652720728017/?type=1&theater
Source: https://multiplesclerosisnewstoday.com/forums/forums/topic/how-do-you-explain-ms-fatigue-to-others/

L is for…

Let it Run!

What you look like when the coach finally says: ‘let it run!’

M is for…

Mornings.

The first half of training is just trying to wake up.

Source: http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/352iaa
Source: https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/161144492895922062/?lp=true

N is for…

NOW!

Literally every coach… ever.

O is for…

Opposition.

Okay, so maybe we’re not as aggressive as Kenny Powers, but a bit of healthy competition doesn’t go astray!

Source: http://www.kennypowersfanclub.com/memes/
Source: https://www.pinterest.com.au/mimiecoco/dragon-boat/

P is for…

POWER!

Sometimes I think the Spartans had it easier…

Q is for…

Quick.

Super quick. FYI, Dragon Boaters can make the boat go SUUUPER quick.

Source: https://www.dragonboatvictoria.com.au/representative-teams/auroras/
Source: https://makeameme.org/meme/brace-yourself-dragonboat

R is for…

Race Day.

Prepare to get up super early, get super sun burnt and wear super damp clothes all day.

S is for…

Sweep.

Where would we be without our sweeps? Nowhere. The answer is nowhere.

Source: http://paddlechica.com/great-head-and-tail-the-importance-of-your-steer-and-drummer/
Source: https://www.tutorialspoint.com/dragon_boating/dragon_boating_quick_guide.htm

T is for…

Technique.

It’s all about the technique!

U is for…

Unload.

Hopefully not quite like this.

Source: https://www.odt.co.nz/slideshow-section/from-our-files/odt-best-2009-jane-dawber
Source: http://www.dragonboatsa.com/auroras/

V is for…

Victory!

There is no better feeling than working hard all season and scoring gold!

W is for…

Water Bottles.

Where do they even COME from?!

Source: https://imgflip.com/i/2l3hou
Source: https://eugephemisms.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/30-thoughts-every-dragon-boater-has-before-the-race/

X is for…

Xaern.

In case you don’t know what this word means, trust me, you’ll know how it feels…

Xaern = enjoying something so much you begin to hate how much you like it. YEP.

Y is for…

Yoga.

Y’all gonna need it, trust me.

Source: https://www.amorboutiquehotel.com/reduce-vacation-stress
Source: https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/238339005262289902/?lp=true

Z is for…

Zest For Life!

All my fellow paddlers will understand the feeling!

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