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Pittsburgh Paddlefish 

The Paddlefish formed as an adult competitive dragon boat team in the fall of 2003 and welcome new members. We race at the local, national, and international levels.

The Pittsburgh Paddlefish proudly represent TRRA and Pittsburgh in the dragon boat community. We are a diverse group bonded through our appreciation of dragon boating, teamwork, river water, speed, comaraderie, sore muscles, and an occasional beer or two.

We are actively recruiting new members. No prior boating experience is required. If it’s your first time in a dragon boat, we will give you a step-by-step introduction aimed at getting you paddling on the water safely and quickly. You just need to come prepared to work up a little sweat, get a little wet, and have a lot of fun!

On-the-water practice – April to November

Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-8pm

Saturdays, 9 – 11am

Location: Millvale boathouse

Indoor practice – November to April

Monday and Wednesday, 6:30-8pm

Saturdays, 8-9:30am

Location: Millvale boathouse

The Pittsburgh Paddlefish compete in dragon boat races locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition to competing in the Pittsburgh Dragon Boat Races, we travel to annual events in cities such as Washington DC, Toronto, Ithaca, and Philadelphia. Team members have earned spots in international races such as the 2005 World Dragon Boat Championships in Berlin, Germany, the 2007 World Dragon Boat Championships in Sydney, Australia, the 2008 World Club Championships in Penang, Malaysia and the 2013 World Dragon Boat Championships in Hungary.

After you have experienced a few practices and have decided to join, you can start your membership with the Pittsburgh Paddlefish team by:
– Joining the Three Rivers Rowing Association (TRRA), TRRA membership
– Paddlefish team dues are divided through the year.

To find out more about the Pittsburgh Paddlefish visit their website or email the team at