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What is Dragon Boating ?

Dragon Boating is a team-paddling sport open to both men and women, on water.  Think Hawaii-Five-O! The normal crew is 16-18 paddlers in pairs facing the bow of the boat,  1 helm steering and 1 drummer at the bow facing the paddlers.  We paddle to the beat of the drum and are followed by our Safety Boat at all times.

Why is dragon Boating Beneficial ?

Evidence has shown that exercise after breast cancer is not only safe, but beneficial.  Apart from the obvious weight control benefit, exercise can improve mental health, boost energy levels and promote better sleep.  The specific movement of paddling a dragon boat could play an important part in preventing and /or improving lymphoedema, a chronic swelling of tissues that can occur due to breast surgery. 

Being a member of the Cork Dragons means you can connect with other breast cancer survivors whilst engaging in a fun, physical activity.  The mix of camaraderie, fresh air, positive endorphins and feeling of being involved in a new adventure, all lends itself to an overall 'feel good' experience.

Please consult your doctor before resuming exercise after surgery and / or treatment.

Do I need experience to join ?

No experience necessary.  We are all newcomers to the sport.

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