The global usage of Instagram is ever increasing and is now estimated at 400 million active users monthly. While thousands and thousands of dragon boat-themed accounts are now active on this photo/video-sharing mobile app; whether it’s for social or marketing use, it’s all good publicity for the sport.
The utilisation of this social networking service varies in a lot of ways: to promote the team, to inspire team members and followers, to feature paddlers, coaches or sponsors, to advertise dragon boat products and services, to broadcast upcoming races, and so on and so forth.
No matter. To us paddlers or dragon boaters, these dragon boat accounts that we follow make us feel good; and while a multitude of accounts emerge on a daily basis (perhaps hourly, or by the minute even), this just means that our sport is growing exponentially, which is a good thing. If your team is not on Instagram yet, consider creating one. It’s going to be worthwhile.
From visually inspirational images and videos, to helpful health tips, to motivational quotes; these accounts may have, in one way or another, mirrored the dragon boating/paddling life that we aspire.
Here are 25 more dragon boat accounts that will not only ‘re-fresh’ our Instagram feed; but will also make us smile, laugh or give our creativity the much needed boost.
1. UBC Thunder
2. Shell & Turcas Dragon Team
3. Chinese Youth League Dragon Boat
4. Empire Dragon Boat Team
5. Dubai Diggers
6. PLK Paddlers
7. Paddlers Anonymous
8. Dragon Boat Steelcraft
9. Dragon Boat Banyoles
10. National University of Singapore (NUS) Dragon Boat Team
11. Western U Dragon Boat Club
12. Toronto International Dragon Boat Race Festival
13. Montgomery Dragon Boat Race and Festival
14. Lian Dragon Boat Club
15. Water Vipers
16. Dragon Hearts Thunderbreaker
17. Sky Dragon Team
18. Emerald City Dragon Boat Club
19. Persian Gulf Dragon Boat
20. Doha Dragons – Qatar Dragon Boat Team
21. Intertek Dragon Team
22. UCI Elements
23. North Eastern Dragon Boaters Association
24. Lorestan Dragonboat
25. University College Dragon Boat Club
In the coming 2016, we shall feature a list of the Most Inspirational Paddlers on Instagram. Let us know if you want to anonymously nominate a friend, coach, team manager or a teammate. Share with us a brief intro or just simply send us a link of their account in our email: eugephemisms [at] gmail [dot] com