PDBC 24U is a highly competitive program for athletes aged 24 and under. This program is designed to compete at the highest international level within the 24U-PS age category and will attempt to continue its history as one of the world’s fastest 24U dragon boat programs. At present, experienced 18U athletes will follow the programming and pricing for the 24U program.

*Please note that this is a competitive program so athletes must be selected to compete with us.

2023/2024 Program Inclusions

All 24U athletes will participate in the following programming:

  • Pool Paddling @ Afterburn Fitness Centre
  • PERG Paddling @ Alkame Paddle Zone
  • 2 x PERG Testing @ Alkame Paddle Zone
  • Dragon Boat Practices @ Frenchman’s Bay Marina
  • OC Coaching @ Frenchman’s Bay Marina
  • 2 x OC Time Trials @ Frenchman’s Bay Marina
  • 2 x Training Camps @ Frenchman’s Bay Marina
  • Participation in 2 regattas (TBD)

Detailed Training:


Sunday Pool Paddling @ Afterburn Fitness Centre

  • November 5th, 2023 - March 24th, 2024
  • Bi-Weekly, Sundays, 9:00am

Indoor Perg sessions @ Paddle Zone

  • November 12th, 2023 - April 7th, 2024
  • Bi-Weekly Sundays, 9:00am

No sessions on the following dates: Dec 24 - Jan 1st inclusive, March 31st


Dragon Boat Practices @ Frenchman’s Bay Marina

  • May 5th - August 29th
  • Sunday - 10:15 am and 12:45 pm
  • Monday and Wednesday evenings (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

No practices May 19th, June 30th, July 1st and July 25th - August 4th

Outrigger coached practices

  • May 27th - August 14th
  • Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00 pm OR 6 - 7:30 pm

No coached OC sessions July 1st & 29th


  • 2 regattas - TDB

Important Dates:

  • Perg Testing 2x season - Jan 27th and April 6th, 2024
  • Outrigger time trials 2x season - June 15th or 22nd (TBD) and August 17th
  • Training Camps 2 x season - June 15th or 22nd (TBD) and August 17th


Due to the nature of the 24U athletes and their commitment to their post-secondary programs, athletes have the opportunity to customize their training based on their availability. Please note that all competitive athletes are expected to attend most, if not all, summer practices.

Local, Annual: $1,840.00
Local, Winter Only: $500.00
Local, Summer Only: $1,340.00
Distance, Annual: $1,140.00
Distance, Winter Only: $300.00
Distance, Summer Only: $840.00

Distance programs in the winter include 50% of the PERG and Pool practices. Distance programs in the summer include 50% of the Dragon Boat Practices and no Coached OC Sessions.


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  • 2023 Canadian Nationals: third in Standard Open & Mixed, 1st in Women’s Small Crew
  • 24U Overall Champions at the 2022 Canadian National Championships in Montreal, Quebec
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists at the 2022 CCWC in Sarasota, Florida
  • Qualified in 2019 for CCWC’s in Sarasota, 2022
  • Winners of the U24 banner at the 2018 Canadian National Championships
  • Several members represented Canada at World Championships
  • 2x Gold Medalist, 3x Silver Medalist at the 2018 CCWC in Szeged, Hungary


Contact us at membership@pdbc.ca