Tempe Town Lake, Dragon Boat 101

Dragon Boat Paddling

Team Blue


A video of our March 2018 event.

Ability360, Adaptive Adventures, and the Arizona Dragon Boat Association have partnered together to create an adaptive Dragon Boat Team. Team Blue is for veterans with or without disabilities and civilians with disabilities. Since October 2017, Team Blue has evolved into a dedicated and competitive dragon boat team with a few race festivals already under their belts. Dragon boat paddling benefits as a core and endurance exercise possible for athletes from all abilities and walks of life, but more than that, it is a place for unity and kinship in the spirit of competition. Once a week, athletes meet at Tempe Town Lake as a paddling family to train on the water. They have grown to know the sport as well as each other's celebrations and pains. They aim to expand to other festivals in the region and increase their roster size.

  • We need several more members at any skill level. We will instruct you on how to paddle.
  • Adaptive team for veterans and civilians with disabilities
  • Partnered with Ability360, Adaptive Adventures, and the Arizona Dragon Boat Association
  • We meet Mondays at Tempe Town Lake Marina at 6:15 p.m., and practice lasts until around 8:30 p.m.
  • Equipment is provided, such as a personal floatation device (PFD) and paddles.

We will see you out there and paddles up!

Apply to Join the Team

Requirements and Cost

You must be a member of Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center to join the team. 

Veteran Options

If you are a veteran (including family) you are covered by Adaptive Adventures and can join the team for free.

If you are a veteran (including family) and would like to be on the Dragon Boat Team and use Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center and its services you must pay $25 per person annually.

Civilians with a Disability

If you are a civilian with a disability and would like to join the Dragon Boat Team and NOT use Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, it is $25 per person annually.

If you are a civilian with a disability and would like to join the Dragon Boat Team and use Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, you must contact the front desk and see what membership packages you qualify for. You can reach the front desk by calling this number: 602-386-4566.

Have Questions? Contact:

Luke Rumbyrt 
(602)386-4568
luker@ability360.org

Michele Laye
(520) 405-3755