Dragon Boat Program

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Six dragon boats with different numbers

Dragon Boat

‘The Hardest Fun You’ll Ever Have’

The 2,000 year old sport of Dragon Boat is an entry level activity to high-performance sport.  That means almost anyone can do it, ages 9-99!

LCKC has a wide range of opportunities for both serious and recreational dragon boat paddlers. Dragon boats accommodate 10 or 20 paddlers, a drummer to keep beat, and a trained steersman.

Six dragon boats with different numbers.

LCKC Dragon Boat Team

LCKC offers a Dragon Boat membership for those interested in a longer-term training program.  LCKC is a feeder program of the United States National Dragon Boat Team. In fact, many LCKC paddlers have competed in Dragon Boat World Championships:

  • Gainesville, Ga  2018
  • Thailand – 2019
  • Charlotte, NC – 2022
  • Thailand – 2023

The club participates in regional regattas with an eye toward international events and a goal of having as many as possible compete with Team USA.

Athletes can sign up through Dragon Boat Membership, which includes two practices per week and the opportunity to race at different Dragon Boat events around the country.


  • $40 per month
  • $50 annual equipment fee

Annual Community Competition 

In the spring, The Annual Gainesville Hall County Dragon Boat Challenge  supports our local Special Olympics of Hall County.  Local businesses, organizations, and out-of-town teams battle it out for top honors in their divisions in the 10 paddler boats.

While some teams train and compete together regularly, most teams are first time paddlers coming together for a good cause. LCKC provides training opportunities before the event by request.

Corporate Team Building 

Looking for an exciting team building activity for your organization or business?

LCKC can tailor a Corporate Team Building activity to suit your needs.  When your team is on the water, they will all be working together in unison.

This is the perfect activity to help build your team’s:

  • Communication
  • Camaraderie
  • Commitment
  • Confidence
  • Coachability

This is a unique activity that your team will not soon forget. For booking inquiries contact,  info@lckc.org.

Visiting Dragon Boat Athletes

Want to train in a dragon boat with an established team and professional coaching? Get ahead of the curve by visiting LCKC to get just that.

Your visit includes:

  • Attending dragon boat practices.
  • Access to our state of the art gym and locker rooms in The Boathouse during sanctioned practices.