My name is Kimm, not Kim, or Kimmy. Just Kimm with two m’s. I am in my early 30′s and living on the west coast of Canada. I’ve been around water since I was an infant, though I mostly swam. It wasn’t until I was 14 when I picked up a dragon boat paddle for the 1st time. I knew this is a sport that I’m/was really gonna enjoy. Two years later when Vancouver hosted the world championships I became really hooked on the sport. As I saw different teams around the world taking part in this amazing sport.
Over the years I’ve had the chance to race with about 14 different dragon boat teams and with 2 outrigger clubs , they all have varied from different recreational levels to a very competitive level. With the chances I been given with paddling with all these teams over the years I’ve been able to travel all over North America. I would love to travel with paddle in hand and race all over the world one of these days whether it’s on a dragonboat or outrigger.
It’s almost been 20 years since I started paddling and I don’t think I’d ever stop.