The Zen Dragon Boat Club team enjoying themselves between races at Jindabyne’s Flowing Festival.
Zen Dragon Boat Club has returned from the Jindabyne Flowing Festival, Sunday, February 17, with a second place in the 200 metre women’s masters race.
The result was particularly pleasing to the crew as they travelled under-strength with 16 paddlers instead of 20 and also included a couple of newbies in the team.
But not only did the women manage to get a second place in the race they also managed to shave off almost a second and a half from their previous best time for the 200 metres, crossing the line in 1.01.07.
The Zen crew also choose to get some extra practice by competing outside their age category against the women’s open crews and were delighted to be crossing the line close to the other younger teams and even beating one of them.
The Zen team is about to embark on some extra training for the next challenge, which is the Australian national competition to be held at the Olympic regatta centre, Penrith, in April.
A small group of ladies from the Zen Dragon Boat Club team are also taking their training to the next level by training and competing with the NSW Southern Regional squad. Heather Compton, Lynne Richardson, Denise Dion and Sue Wakefield took part in extra training on Saturday, February 16 and competed in a 2km race on Saturday evening.
If you have ever fancied taking up the challenge of increasing your fitness with a very friendly group of men and women and enjoying the water, you would be most welcome to join the team. Contact Lynne on 0419 380 210 or Heather on 0458 139 555 to find out more or come along for a free go at one of the paddling sessions on Thursday, 5.30pm, Saturday, 8am or Sunday 9am at Top Lake.