THE A-Z OF DRAGON BOATING.

A

Attention Please!

Source:

Are you ready?

B

Butt Blisters.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?q=dragon+boat+butt+blister&rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwidy8zjvOzfAhWXPXAKHcdKB8AQ_AUIDigB&biw=1920&bih=889#imgrc=EvnOgkAkajP3bM:

Don’t be like Grumpy Cat. Get a Seat-Pad if you want to survive.

C

Competitions.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?q=dragon+boating+memes&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:CWeVxgh0GA2TIjgWxFcrWEmMAxL5zoJAJGozEnSwG8KJO0t0hISp1qA4VO4T415dGP6ZiWSDx5okbHAQQoaXpPofJSoSCRbEVytYSYwDEYhclRM7Eg1vKhIJEvnOgkAkajMRnhYjSN9qV5QqEgkSdLAbwok7SxFRRvX0awh7jioSCXSEhKnWoDhUEdLVHWud8laEKhIJ7hPjXl0Y_1pkRqXlaBJoH4BYqEgmJZIPHmiRscBFACUbZKCOi-SoSCRBChpek-h8lEWShq8kd5J79&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjltaWcvOzfAhWMsI8KHfFFBQMQ9C96BAgBEBs&biw=1920&bih=889&dpr=1#imgrc=BSBy6DnFVM4bwM:

We take them pretty seriously.

D

Dig It In.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&tbm=isch&q=dragon+boat++dig+it+in&chips=q:dragon+boat+dig+it+in,online_chips:boat+race&usg=AI4_-kSiByvpSncAy8hu_bF6Mz9VsTH8GQ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj7rYKrvuzfAhUWfnAKHSwJAEQQ4lYIKSgB&biw=1920&bih=889&dpr=1#imgrc=oqp45vm1G8o5MM:

Stop the boat!

E

Easy.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&biw=1920&bih=889&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=-Sk8XJCUJcrfvASrpL7ICA&q=dragon+boat+paddles+on+the+water&oq=dragon+boat+paddles+on+the+water&gs_l=img.3...12520.17470..17581...7.0..0.179.4060.0j26......1....1..gws-wiz-img.......35i39j0j0i5i30j0i24j0i30.tS_V4nQ_-ts#imgrc=ZjOos_l6cDNGyM:

Well, the sport isn’t, but the command is.

F

Friends.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&biw=1920&bih=889&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=jBM8XMfhE4HWjgTl3Y2YBg&q=dragon+boating+memes&oq=dragon+boating+memes&gs_l=img.3..35i39.35877.39740..40260...0.0..0.283.1145.2-5......1....1..gws-wiz-img.-HJfsVE67J8#imgrc=h35bLfemZS5P2M:

You’re gonna make a lot of fanatic friends.

G

Go!

Source: http://www.seadragons.net.au/come-n-try-dragon-boat-racing/

When they say go, you GO!

H

Hit and Glide.

Source: https://imgflip.com/i/2r2ze0

Y’all know what I’m talking about.

I

Ignition.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?biw=1920&bih=889&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=Vyw8XMzYFYfevgTero6wDw&q=muscles+photography&oq=muscles+photography&gs_l=img.3...10679.10679..10781...0.0..0.0.0.......1....1..gws-wiz-img.QBKMTMo5vPo#imgdii=rYF1IHEmYCDIpM:&imgrc=f9b1GZzzdzBgDM:

Another word for the ‘Strokes’. AKA MUSCLES.

J

Jerseys.

Source: https://goo.gl/images/vs8MjY

Can’t have a team without the Jerseys.

K

Keep Your Head In The Boat!

Source: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&biw=1920&bih=889&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=TRY8XIa0J9Ph-AaW95iwBg&q=dragon+boat+meme&oq=dragon+boat+meme&gs_l=img.3...2173.2173..2459...0.0..0.0.0.......1....1..gws-wiz-img.5NF-4K2ttgU#imgrc=Z5XGCHQYDZPZFM:

How many times has your coach told you off for this one?

L

Let It Run.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?q=exhausted+meme&rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj-pcyR1OzfAhUEbo8KHVzbBvUQ_AUIDigB&biw=1920&bih=889#imgrc=N168DcnbWtEZWM:

What you look like after the coach finally yells ‘Let It Run.’

M

Mornings.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&biw=1920&bih=889&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=jBM8XMfhE4HWjgTl3Y2YBg&q=dragon+boating+memes&oq=dragon+boating+memes&gs_l=img.3..35i39.35877.39740..40260...0.0..0.283.1145.2-5......1....1..gws-wiz-img.-HJfsVE67J8#imgdii=OCCXGsV-v_jUvM:&imgrc=h35bLfemZS5P2M:

Anyone else half asleep still when they come to training?

N

Now!

Source: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&biw=1920&bih=889&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=Hi48XLukK8bkvgSOtpawBw&q=now+meme&oq=now+meme&gs_l=img.3..0l10.8006.8693..8812...0.0..0.236.1269.0j1j5......1....1..gws-wiz-img.......35i39j0i67.0d2RDgUJuME#imgrc=RyGel0BWodY5NM:

Every coach, ever.

O

Opposition.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?q=funny+dragonboat+memes&rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiimNPQuOzfAhVO_oMKHZ80BEoQ_AUIDigB&biw=1920&bih=889#imgrc=NrxiMRmGSM4ExM:

Okay, so maybe we’re not as aggressive as Kenny Powers, but a bit of healthy competition doesn’t go astray!

P

Power!

Source: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&biw=1920&bih=889&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=mS48XOn7KcnyvgSViIn4AQ&q=dragon+boat+meme+poewr&oq=dragon+boat+meme+poewr&gs_l=img.3...18274.18895..19088...0.0..1.183.1002.0j6......1....1..gws-wiz-img.......35i39j0i30.BlkaVnu9P7Y#imgrc=RI3AuCUR2gl6LM:

Sometimes I think the Spartans had it easier.

Q

Quick.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?q=quick+meme&rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjawtui1ezfAhXIq48KHX2gDjsQ_AUIDigB&biw=1920&bih=889#imgrc=Zufid9I0MmZlwM:

That’s what it’s all about!

R

Reach.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&biw=1920&bih=889&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=BC88XIaXLsrevAShya6QDQ&q=dragon+boat+reach%5C&oq=dragon+boat+reach%5C&gs_l=img.3...261291.264724..264731...3.0..0.249.3362.0j18j2......1....1..gws-wiz-img.......35i39j0j0i67j0i10j0i8i30j0i24.JEegC14AckE#imgrc=wHnYRvXm1Hw4pM:

One of our coaches’ favourite words!

S

Steer.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?q=steer+dragon+boat&rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjr1rvW1uzfAhUJto8KHVXaBW8Q_AUIDigB&biw=1920&bih=889#imgrc=4AFbBNwqxvig1M:

Where would we be without them? Nowhere. That’s where.

T

Technique.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?q=dragon+boat+a+frame&rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjJjLuA1-zfAhVJiHAKHWkZD5kQ_AUIDigB&biw=1920&bih=889#imgrc=nWA0w8pspOnGJM:

It’s all about the technique!

U

Unload.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&biw=1920&bih=889&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=GTE8XKG5KYjjvgT72JLgCA&q=sinking+dragon+boat&oq=sinking+dragon+boat&gs_l=img.3...8993.10935..11094...0.0..0.217.3118.0j15j3......1....1..gws-wiz-img.......35i39j0j0i67j0i5i30j0i8i30.gIgvQpBhXqo#imgdii=Ab7EewXH9yg2KM:&imgrc=qoa0i958GurbmM:

Hopefully not quite like this.

V

VO2 Max.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?q=puffed+out+meme&rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSu-rt1-zfAhXHs48KHRP4DHwQ_AUIDigB&biw=1920&bih=889#imgrc=mDX9ovXL_RBsTM:

AKA fitness level. See here for more.

W

Waterbottles.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?q=puffed+out+meme&rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSu-rt1-zfAhXHs48KHRP4DHwQ_AUIDigB&biw=1920&bih=889#imgrc=mDX9ovXL_RBsTM:

Where do they even COME from?

X

Xaern

images

In case you don’t know what this word means:

To enjoy something so much you begin to hate how much you like it. YEP.

Y

Yoga.

Source: https://goo.gl/images/Q3M5oP

You’re gonna need it. Trust me.

Z

Zest For Life.

Source: https://www.google.com/search?q=dragon+boat+meme&rlz=1C1EODB_enAU511AU655&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj-2NqU2ezfAhUHPI8KHch_AqUQ_AUIDigB&biw=1920&bih=889#imgrc=KhnHnLQjBApcrM:

All my fellow paddlers will understand!

 

 

 

 

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