Training Times 2022

Barracudas Training

Tuesday evenings 6pm – 8.00pm

Alternate Saturdays 9.30am

Introductory sessions

Your first session with the Barracudas is completely FREE.
We'd love for you to try out the sport and if you want to join us one session just send us a quick message on socials or here 


Our Bradford Barracuda Youth Team won the Youth Championships at The Bradford Dragon Boat Festival 2019

The Barracudas encourages under 18’s and for those who have parents attending the training are welcome to come along. (Ages 9 +)

Where We Train

Doe Park Water Activities Centre,
Foster Park View,
BD13 4LN

How We Train

We will be training in either 9metre 10 person or 12metre 20 person Dragon boats out on the water.

What Do You Need?

We supply paddles and buoyancy aids.
Paddlers need to wear appropriate kit for being in a boat and training.
This should be lightweight clothing and thin layers.

To keep warm please wear a number of thin layers that can be removed.
Bring a change of clothes after all dragon boating is a water sport and you may get wet!


Other Info

All novices will be given a full safety brief before getting in the boat.

A rescue boat will accompany our training on the water.

Training will be technical techniques, teaching people how to paddle correctly and the all important timing in the boat.

Novice Introductory sessions are an 1hr long and once you have got the bug additional training will last approx. 1.30hours to 2 hours.

Coaching is done by suitably qualified coaches/helms.

*Full Covid procedures are in place. Bradford Barracudas fully comply with the current BDA guidelines*