By Meira Lee
This year’s dragon boat season began in mid-August. Shortly after the Captain election, our team was created with a handful of new paddlers. Throughout August, September, and October, our team trained through online and in-person practices. With the guidance of an experienced paddler, C.K. Lau, our team was quick to adapt to the new environment. As captains, it was our responsibility to make sure our team understood the necessary commands and was comfortable with the rigorous activity. Despite the unexpected delays, we were able to participate in the annual GWN Dragon Boat race. We were grateful to have this opportunity to partake in the competitive atmosphere that the race offers. Many of our paddlers enjoyed their time on the team and we are excited about what next year’s season will bring.
This was my first time as a captain and I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. After being a paddler for the past two years, I’m glad that I was able to teach other paddlers what I’ve learned and also improve my own paddling skills. I definitely think that as captain, I was able to exercise my leadership skills and punctuality. I hope to continue as the team’s captain in the future and strengthen the skills I’ve learned along the way.
Click here for some photos from the season!