Get up and get in the water and have a go at this ancient and exciting Chinese team sport.
How to earn your badge:
- the safety rules
- the capsize drill
- the water buddy system
Learn the procedures for loading, numbering off, stopping, bracing the boat, forward and backward paddling.
Learn the instructions and commands issued by The Dragon Boat Racing Association.
Carry out practice training sessions for a minimum of two hours.
Practice a race over a distance of at least 250 metres.
Take part in a competitive or timed dragon boat event over a course of at least 250 metres.
- You can also use a bell boat.
Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.