Who we are:

Dragons Abreast Adelaide is a dragon boat team formed in November 2003 by a group of women breast cancer survivors.

 We are the only Adelaide breast cancer survivor team which is a member of the nationwide organisation Dragons Abreast Australia. This means we can (and do) participate in interstate and overseas breast cancer survivor competitions as part of Dragons Abreast Australia.

We have both breast cancer survivors and women who have not had breast cancer in the team. The emphasis on our team is on the social and fun side of dragon boating; winning competitions is nice but is not our no.1 priority, which is providing support to women who have been challenged with a breast cancer diagnosis. Our philosophy is that we are all winners just by getting in the boat!

Why Dragon Boating for breast cancer survivors?

Dragon boating is an upper body sport and research has shown that this can help reduce the incidence of lymphoedema.

 As well as the physical benefits, there is the camaraderie and the fun of dragon boating and the benefits of being in a team with women who are ‘in the same boat’!

Where to find us:

At West Lakes Aquatic Reserve, Bower Road. We meet on Saturday mornings at 08:30. We are on the water by 9am and our training session lasts for 1hour.

Paddling season goes from September/October until April/May.

As we are social team we usually end up at the local cafe after practice!


We welcome all new members irrespective of age, fitness level or stage of diagnosis/treatment.

Women who have not had breast cancer are also most welcome to join the team!

If you want to talk to someone about joining or have any questions please call:- 

Sally on 0450 228 255 or Anne on 0421 525 448

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