We are a new competitive racing team called the "Barracudas".  We started paddling in Outrigger Canoes in June, and were very excited to start dragon boating in August.  The team is for motivated paddlers who want to step up their training and goals to another level.  It is also for motivated brand new paddlers - no experience is required.  

**NEW** We are excited to begin our winter training program - twice a week from November 2021 until April 2022 (21 weeks - twice a week).  See below for details, as well as registration via the blue button at the left side of this page.

The team co-captains are Natalie Kassen and Graeme Kondruss.

The team is very excited to have two coaches committed to our summer program: Peter Polyzotis and Terence Yu.  We may also have guest coaches from time to time.

Contact team co-captains if you have any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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This is the fifth year for this team. Join us and spend your summer months enjoying the paddling, camaraderie, and fresh air on waterfront that comes with this team. New this year is monthly video review - where we take video of team paddling and can look at it later to identify areas where the team can improve. This is an invaluable tool to becoming a better team. We have two dedicated co-captains identified very early on to help plan for an amazing year!

2021/2022 WINTER Program Details

The team's winter training program has been finalized and registration opened on Monday, Nov. 1st via the blue button at the top-left of this page.  There are 21 weeks in the program, with twice weekly programming as detailed below.  The cost of the program is $516 (which works out to just $8/hour/person).  Payments can be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


One hour in paddle pool (7:20-8:10 PM) followed by one hour in the gym (8:20-9:30 PM) with focus on strength training.


Mondays : 7:20 to 8:50 PM.
Nov 8/15/22/29, Dec 6/13/20,
Jan 3/10/17/24/31, Feb 7/14/21/28,
Mar 7/14/21/28, Apr 4/11


Afterburn Fitness.
230 Nantucket Blvd, Scarborough.


Andrew Liew (2021)
Terence Yu (2022)


An hour of strength training with fitness coach Christine Salib.


Saturdays: 7:00-8:00 PM.
Nov 10/17/24, Dec 1/8/15, 

Jan 5/12/19/26, Feb 2/9/16/23, 

Mar 2/9/16/23/30, Apr 6/13


Kingston Rd United Church.
475 Kingston Rd, Scarborough.


Christine Salib (2021)