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What next?

  1. Click here to tell us you are thinking about coming to paddle
  2. Come along to your 3 FREE sessions . . . and then if you like it . . .
  3. Have a chat to us about signing up to become a member of Sydney Tsunami
  4. Have some Serious Fun

Try your first THREE sessions for FREE!

Sydney Tsunami Dragon Boat Club always welcomes new paddlers! You can be of any age and any fitness level — you just have to be willing! It's a great way to meet a new bunch of friendly people in Sydney and to keep fit at the same time.

We paddle throughout the year, so it's always a good time to start. Best of all, the first three lessons are absolutely FREE with no obligation to join so you can try us out to see if we're right for you. So come on down and meet us. How about this Saturday? :)

Training Times

Off Season Training Times (May to the end of July)

Saturday morning:
We are on the water at 8:45 am, and off the water by 10:30 am. Please be at Bank Street by 8:30 am for warmup. After training we usually head to breakfast in Pyrmont.

Tuesday evenings:
We are on the water at 6.30pm and off the water by 8:00pm. Please be at Bank Street by 6.15pm for warmup.

In Season Training (August to March)

Saturday morning:
We are on the water at 8:45 am, and off the water by 10:30 am. Please be at Bank Street by 8:30 am for warmup. After training we usually head to breakfast in Pyrmont.

Tuesday and Thursday evenings:
We are on the water at 6.30pm and off the water by 8:00pm. Please be at Bank Street by 6.15pm for warmup.

 

Location

We are located on Bank Street (underneath the eastern end of the Anzac Bridge). You can make a turn out of Pyrmont Bridge Road as though going to the Fish Markets - make sure you don't get onto the on-ramp for the bridge. Go straight along Bank Street for a couple of hundred metres (but don't turn left into the Fish Markets) and you then have to enter through a gate (normally only open at training times) and park in a non-paved area under the bridge. Parking can be tricky and each club has its own area. Maybe on your first visit you can use the metered parking on the street.


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What to bring

You're going to get splashed while training, so don't wear your best clothes. Most paddlers wear a T-shirt or rash vest, wet-suit shorts or boardies, and slip-on reef walking shoes which can be bought at Target for about $10. If you're coming for the first time, just wear a T-shirt, some old shorts or board shorts, and an old pair of sneakers. Make sure you also bring a towel and warm dry clothes to change into after training. Lock your valuables in your car and all our car keys are put in a waterproof bag (that floats) and taken out with us.  If you don't have your own car, a club member will secure any extra gear you have in their carboot.

Equipment

A water bottle is essential, as training sessions go for about one and a half hours. Most paddlers buy a bottle carrier that goes around the waist to stop their bottles sliding around the boat. Sunglasses are recommended (they also help keep the salt water out of your eyes), as well as sunscreen. We have plenty of training paddles for new paddlers to borrow until they buy their own.

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