Dragonboat Apr19

Perseverance Yields Success

Singapore Polytechnic Dragon Boat’s main goal is to win the POL-ITE Cup along with other major races such as the DBS Marina Regatta and overseas races. With great ambition comes great discipline, perseverance and determination. To be able to compete at a high level within a short period of time, we focus not only on the physical attributes but the overall mental aspects of an individual. Being relentless and resilient is key to the sport and after a few gruelling months of training, one will be acquainted with the cliché quote of “Never Give Up”.

To be able to compete at a high level within a short period of time, we focus not only on the physical attributes but the overall mental aspects of an individual.

A High level of commitment is required but never at the expense of school work. Here in SPDB, we treat respect and brotherhood with utmost importance. Respect and understanding for our coach and bringing a name to our school is indeed a pleasure and something we take ownership of. Being able to rely on and grow alongside people going through the same obstacles and with the same goals allows a strong bond that will last a life time.

“There can be no weak links in a chain” is a common phrase that our coach uses to emphasize that the team can only be as strong as the weakest link which is evident when in a boat of 20 paddlers. It is absolutely crucial that we all work in sync to reap the best results.