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“You are only as strong as your weakest link”, a quote you’ll hear from some of us. Resilience and discipline really play a big part to excel in this sport. It’s easy for us to feel weary and drained with our training programmes but it teaches us how to manage our time and stress. However the journey may have been for us, the biggest takeaway will always be the team.

The camaraderie and bonds forged amongst us all is what kept (and will always keep) us going in and out of the sport. Team spirit is a huge determining factor in a sport like Dragon Boat, without it there would be no achievements or progress, regardless of how capable each individual is.


  1. SPLASH!
    Annual event held in September to allow SMU students to try out Dragon Boat as a sport and also to make new friends in school.
  2. SMU Dragon Battle
    Largest event co-organised by our club members and Dragon Boat Innovate. A 6 vs. 6 dragon boat competition held in the centre of SMU Campus Green.





Day Thursdays Saturdays Sundays
Time 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 7:00 am to 9:00 am 8:00 am to 10:00 am


SMU Gymnasium/Campus Green

Kallang River


Day Tuesdays Saturdays Sundays
Time 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 7:00 am to 9:00 am 8:00 am to 10:00 am


SMU Gymnasium/Campus Green

Kallang River


  1. Century Race 2021
    Premier Men 1: 1st 
    Premier Men 1: 1st 
    Tertiary Ladies: 1st 
    Premier Ladies: 2nd 
  2. 2019 Prime Minister's Cup
    4th for both Men and Women
  3. Singapore Dragon Boat Festival
    DB22 National Tertiary Men (Final) - 2nd 
  4. 2019 Singapore Dragon Boat Festival
    DB12 National Tertiary Women (Final) - 4th 
  5. 2019 Hualien Pacific International Dragon Boat Festival
    DB12 Mixed - 3rd (M Final); 7th (Overall)
  6. Century Race 2023

    1st (Minor Finals) - Century Opens

  7. Century Race 2022

    1st - Century Women's A

    1st - Varsity Women's B

    2nd - Century Women's B

    2nd - Century Opens

    2nd - Century Mixed A

    2nd - Varsity Men's B

  8. 2022 Prime Minister's Cup

    3rd - Women

    4th - Men

  9. Pesta Sukan 2022

    1st - Mixed 2,000m



Anyone and everyone with an interest in Dragon Boat is welcome. It is a sport where most of us have no experience and we learn and grow together in this team. 


“I am very thankful for my teammates whom I hang out with on a daily basis. They’re the ones who give me a sense of belonging here in SMU and it feels good to know that there will always be someone looking out for you throughout this hectic uni life!”

- Justine Wong Jing Wen , Vice President and Women's Captain, School of Business, Year 3


“I love Dragon Boating for its explosive nature and am very thankful for the team mates I have got to know in the sport. It is not easy to find others crazy enough to do crazy training/stuff with you and I really treasure that.”


- Low Jin An, Alumni & ex-Men’s Vice Captain, School of Business, Graduate of 2020



For Both teams we have Coach Goh Poh Soon and also our respective Men and Women’s Captain/Vice-Captain.

Time management is important but it also applies to any other student in SMU. In our team, most of us study together in the library and being surrounded by hardworking and disciplined teammates, it really motivates you to work harder!

Our season is during our summer break and you can expect training intensity to increase. But at the end of it all, time spent with your teammates during these trying times are how the best memories are forged.

In fact the majority of our members are inexperienced and some are joining a sports CCA for the first time. Don’t be afraid and come in with an open mind to learn and make new friends.

Yes! It is unlikely that the dragon boat will capsize. However, all club members are required to produce a swim cert or take a water proficiency test which you could train for under the vigilance of a lifeguard.

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