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Chicagoland Dragon Boat Training


Friday, May 27, 2022    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Frances Mennone Boat House
1020 W. Weed St., Chicago, IL, 60642

Event Type

A weekly practice session for Adaptive Adventures’ Team Blue dragon boat team

Join Adaptive Adventures for this dragon boat training event on May 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This is the weekly practice session for the Adaptive Adventures’ Team Blue dragon boat team.

Practice is held at Frances Mennone Boat House, 1020 W. Weed Street, in Chicago. Participants are expected to arrive promptly at 5:30 p.m. so that everyone is ready and on the water at 6 p.m.

Have you ever wanted to race down the Chicago River in a dragon boat?

Now’s your chance.

Each week, Team Blue meets to practice and prepare for the China Town Dragon Boat Festival and the Chicago International Dragon Boat Festival where dragon boat teams from across the country will compete. Participants must be 18 years or older,  able to self-transfer up or down by 12-plus inches, and be comfortable in close confines with other athletes in narrow seating. Swimming skills are recommended.

Training will be progressive and include:

  • Paddling techniques, being efficient and effective with your new unit
  • Moving the dragon boat with speed and stealth
  • Improving fitness

Register for dragon boat training online. Registration is required to attend.

Participants are asked to attend as many practices as possible.

If you register and are no longer able to attend or have questions, please contact Greg Zbrzezny at