The PDBA season runs from January through the summer/fall each year. Many members are aiming to race in the World Championships so practice is intense. We believe we offer the best deal around. Dues are modest, paddle pool sessions are free, we pay race fees, a week long camp in Tampa is free to members, we have numerous OC-1s for use at the river.
Annual dues are $250 (with an Early Bird Discount of $225 if paid before April 1). Newcomers are allowed 4 weeks of practices to decide if paddling is for them before paying dues. Out of town members (50+ miles from Philly) are allowed 3 months of free membership before paying dues. If you are on another team there are discounted dues of $100 (no use of OC1s). You can practice/race with your primary team as well.
We are continuing are legacy program for the 2022 season. If you are under the age of 30, dues are only $50. This discount will continue until you turn 31.
Dues can be paid via our online store.
We shove off to begin practice at 5:45 AM and return to the dock at 6:45
Weekend times subject to change due to Fairmount Park events
Paddle pool practices are held on Saturday mornings
The boats return to the Schuylkill River on April 2
Spring Training Camp: Tampa April 6-10 (2x/day)
2022 IDBF Club Crew World Championships - Sarasota in July
Other races TBD