New Dragons Dragon Boat - Announcements and News
Announcements and News
Check here to keep up with the latest public announcements from the New Dragons camp. Come out and support the team at our fundraisers, or come chill with friends at our social events.
Club Night - Jan. 25 @ Aria!
New Dragons (Site Admin)
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:13 am
Our second club night of the season is approaching! Get excited!
2013 Roster Selection
New Dragons (Site Admin)
Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:01 am
Hello everyone,
Roster selection for this year's competitive team is quickly approaching! The following are some important information for all those wishing to try out.

1. New Dragons Intent Form
If you would like to be considered for the 2013 New College New Dragons competitive crew, please fill out the short Intent Form here. The deadline for completing this is Monday, February 4, 2013 @ 9am. The form asks for your availability for practices and races; while this may affect team selection, please be honest! :)

2. Fit Test
Fit test information has been emailed to you, and is also posted on the forum. Expect the flow of the day to be pretty similar to that of the November fit tests. Specific arrival times will be assigned to you a little later on.

3. Make-up Fit Tests
The competitive roster will be selected not long after the fit tests, so if you need to miss a testing day, make-ups must be done between February 4 - 8 (inclusive). No make-ups will be offered after Feb 9! If you need to schedule a make-up test, please email the Training Directors ( well in advance. They will let you know which practice(s) can accommodate make-ups.
Sat. Nov. 24 Pool Practice
New Dragons (Site Admin)
Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:48 am
Our introductory dragon boat pool paddling session is taking place this upcoming Saturday afternoon. Saturday morning practice for that day will be cancelled.

When: Saturday, November 24, 4:30 pm - 7pm (be changed, ready, and at the pool entrance for warm-up at 4:45pm!) It may take some time to find your way the first time, but we are not waiting for latecomers!
Where: Benson Pool, Athletic Centre (The pool entrance is by the showers beside the entrance to the AC weight room)
What: You will be taught the basics of the dragon boat stroke. This is a valuable session, especially for those who don't have paddling experience.
What to bring:
- Clothing: something you wouldn't mind getting splashed in (we will be sitting by the edge of the pool). Regular gym clothes (with something to change into after) are fine. Swim attire is optional.
- Water
- Flip flops (optional)
- Towel (optional)
Saturday Practice Moving Indoors!
New Dragons (Site Admin)
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:30 am
We hope that you're all excited for the first Saturday practice of our hypertrophy phase (Oct. 27)! For this portion of our training we will be moving indoors to the Athletic Centre; thus we would like everyone to meet at the statue head (where we usually meet for weekday practices) for 11:00 am on Saturday morning.

In addition, a friendly reminder that the New College Student Athlete Leadership Conference / New Dragons Meet and Greet is happening this upcoming Saturday, October 27, at 1pm in Wilson Hall, right after practice. Food and drinks will be provided!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone out!
Fit Test Make-ups
New Dragons (Site Admin)
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:29 pm
Hello All!

We would like to congratulate everyone on a successful two weekends of fitness testing. Hopefully you all now have an idea of your benchmarks and have some goals in mind!

For anyone who has missed either of the two fitness tests and would like to make them up, you are more than welcome to do so at any weekday practice at which Bernard, Cylita, Chun, or Eric are present. We ask that you ensure all your testing is completed by Friday October 26th, as we will not be doing any more the following week.

- Cylita Guy and Bernard Lee
FIT TEST, Forum Access, and Mailing List
Chris Brinto ()
Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:48 pm
1. Fitness Test
The Fall 2012 Fitness Test will take place on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 21 from the morning to early afternoon. Save these dates! You will be required to attend both days as different tests will be implemented.

UPDATE (10/10/2012, 10pm):

The following information has been emailed-out and posted on the forum:
1) Descriptions of the exercises tested (animated gifs are on forum)
2) Arrival times and meeting location

Advice from training directors: "to achieve your best results, adequate rest will be required. It is recommended that all recruits take 72 hours of rest prior to their testing dates. Resting in this time frame will allow both your muscles and mind to take a break from all the hard work."

Practices on Thursday October 11, Friday October 12, Friday October 19, and Saturday October 20 will be cancelled to allow everyone adequate rest time. Take this time to prepare mentally!

2. Forum Access
Log-in information for the New Dragons Forum have been sent out via email. If you are (1) attending practices and (2) on the mailing list, and have not received this information, please check you Spam Folder. If the information is not there, please send an e-mail to titled "Forum Access".

3. Mailing List
If you have not received a single email from yet this season, then you are not on the mailing list! Please send us an email titled "Mailing List", and include your name in the body of the text.

Happy Thanksgiving! Props to everyone who showed up yesterday and stuck it out in the cold :)


Kelly Wu
Communications Director
New Dragons 2012-13
A Message from your Captains: Chun and Eric
Gordon Hui (New Dragon Alumnus)
Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:46 pm
Thank you for your interest in New College New Dragons Racing Club.

You are one step closer to being part of the Fastest Under-23 Club Crew in the world! Welcome to our family of hardworking, passionate and down-to-earth characters. What separates New Dragons is our strong focus of unity and our hardworking team culture. No matter your paddling experience, physical abilities, or gender, we will train together and push through our boundaries to become the best possible athletes we can be.

Although we take our training very seriously, New Dragons isn't only about working out-- We host a number of social events ranging from our annual retreat to Hart House farm, Sporadic Bike trips to beautiful destinations, and eventful Club Nights!
(Keep your eye out for our first club night coming soon!)

Come check us out at our Info Nights at New College.
There will be Pizza and drinks ;)

Monday Sept.17th 2012 - (7pm-8:30pm) - William Doo
Thursday Sept. 20th 2012 - (7pm-8:30pm)- WI 1017 (Wilson Hall) (note LOCATION CHANGE!)

Saturday Sept. 22nd 2012 - (11am-1pm) - MANDATORY SATURDAY PRACTICE!
Meet at New College Quad!

So come and Experience New for yourself. I personally promise that you'll meet great people, break a sweat, and feel fitter and stronger after every practice. Welcome to NEW ! Looking forward to meeting you personally at our Info nights and First Sat Practice!

Your Captains,

Eric and Chun
Fall 2012 Season - ARE YOU READY?
New Dragons (Site Admin)
Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:59 pm
Don't miss our info night and first practice! Bring your friends!
More Really Important Announcements
Gordon Hui (New Dragon Alumnus)
Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:18 pm
1) Saturday, January 14 Practice

This Saturday's practice will be moved to Hart House at 11 am due to the track closure at the Athletic Centre. Please arrive on time, and meet by the benches outside the change rooms, where they scan your card.

2) Saturday, January 21 POOL Practice

On Saturday, January 21, there will be a pool practice from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Please arrive at 6:45 changed and ready to warm-up. Enter through the Spadina entrance (just like last time). Some things to bring include: bathing suit, towel, water bottle, and flip flops. There will be NO Saturday morning practice that day.

3) New College New Dragons Intent Form

The team will be chosen next month and if you would like to be considered for the 2012 New College New Dragons roster please fill out the New Dragons intent form. The form can be downloaded if you click here.


Gordon Hui
New Dragons
2012 Announcements!
Gordon Hui (New Dragon Alumnus)
Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:49 pm
Hello everyone,

Happy new year and welcome back to school. Here are some important announcements:

1) Training Schedule: Winter 2012

The winter training schedule has been posted here: We can't wait to see all of you during practices!

2) NCSC + New Dragons Presents: Allure [Thursday, January 26, 2012]

New Dragons and NCSC are pairing up to bring you another night of debauchery and adventure. Leave this night free and invite your friends to the Facebook event here: Go to the event and click ATTENDING!! This will be a night you will not want to miss.

3) Fitness Test II: [Saturday, February 4, February 11, 2012]

Dates are tentative, but mark them on your calendar for now! Like last fitness test, we will be sending out the rotation times by first name as it gets closer to the dates.


Gordon Hui
Website Updates
Forum Access
Galen Hogan ()
Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:49 pm
Hey everyone,

Everyone has been given a forum account! Log in to talk to other recruits, get work out tips, and check your attendance! By now you should have all received an email from me with your passwords and usernames.

If you have not received an email, or are having technical difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact

Welcome to the forum!

Galen Hogan
Communications Director
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