Junior Member Paddler Profile
Name: Tara Manahan
Club: Manning River Dragon Boat Club
How long have you been dragon boating?
Almost 3 years
How did you find out about it?
My mum started dragon boating a couple of years after we moved to Taree.
What’s your favourite treat after a long hard training session?
My favourite treat after a long training session is some form of sugar... its mainly just food of some sort containing sugar.
If you could race dragon boats anywhere in the world, where would you race? And why?
I’m a little unsure about that because I was thinking of racing somewhere where dragon boating is not known but then I realised that most countries around the world have a large number of dragon boat teams that I had no idea about. That is excellent and hopefully will make dragon boating become more nationally and internationally known.
What’s your favourite thing to do on the weekend?
Watch movies, relax and clear out the fridge... No, sometimes I go to dragon boating on the weekends for training sessions, but it is always really early in the morning and I’m not really a morning person. I find it hard to get out of bed on weekends.
What Zodiac Sign are you?Sagittarius
If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would it be? And why?
I really want to have lunch with Orlando Bloom because ever since I can remember I have wanted to meet him and I am a massive fan of his... and he is totally adorable!!!!
What’s your most memorable dragon boating experience?
My most memorable experience of dragon boating is actually the year when I first joined the team that used to be called the Torpedos. That year we travelled together to state and national championships and even made it to the world championships over in Hong Kong. I made some great friendswho I am close toreferred to the Torpedos as my second family and I will never forget that year
.What song do you listen to when you need to get pumped for racing?
Anything that has a really good beat that I can sort of dance around to and get warmed up before a race.
What do like most about Dragon Boating?
The thing I like most about dragon boating is that while the level of competition is high, every team and every club always play by the rules and are fair to one another. The social aspect of dragon boating is also another thing that I like. Everyone knows everyone in the various teams and there is always a happy and familiar atmosphere to the sport with people laughing and having a good time while still maintaining the high level of competition.
What was the last movie you saw? What would you give it out of 10?
If this means at the cinemas then I don’t remember but the last movie that I saw on TV was Juno and I give it a 9/10