Posts by Dawn Shanks

Paddling Restrictions

What a crazy year we had in 2020. The Covid-19 pandemic raIsed havoc for our team and the dragon boat community as a whole. It’s rather hard to social distance in a dragon boat causing team practices to be cancelled, the international Club Crew Championship scheduled for France was cancelled and all our local festivals…

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Heart & Soul attend Space Coast Dragon Boat Camp

Every April dragon boat paddlers from across the country, Canada and beyond converge to Oars and Paddles Park for a week-long training camp.  Space Coast Dragon Boat Camp has been training dragon boat paddlers for many years and Heart and Soul   is fortunate that this camp is right in our back yard.  Thanks to a local…

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Team Member Awarded Hype Mattingly Scholarship​

Danielle Raines is awarded the Hype Mattingly Scholarship enabling her to attend the BOW Dragon Boat Training Camp.  Hype was an amazing coach, paddler, advocate for women in dragon boating and so much more.   We are so proud of Danielle. CONGRATULATIONS!!

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Maria Cochran brings home GOLD

Heart and Soul team member, Maria Cochran also paddles with the Tarpons Dragon Boat Team.  She recently participated in the Pan American Club Crew Championship held in Tobago and brought home the GOLD!! We are all so very excited for her accomplishments, especially Danielle and Leigh 🙂

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Team USA Members

Heart and Soul Dragon Boat Team members have earned a spot on the TEAM USA Dragon Boat Team. In 2018, two members, Jacie Stivers and Kevin Kaylor made the team and participated last year in China.  In 2019, three new members earned a spot on the 2019 TEAM USA, Donna and Bob Hobrick and Maria…

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