Latin Dragons Singapore is a Dragon Boat team comprised of Latin members.
The team was founded as an initiative of a group of girlfriends, that wanted to create a social space for Latino women while practicing Dragon Boating.
With the years, the team made way to the men team members with the aim to grow and expand the vision of the founders, being a reference for the Latin community in Singapore.
“Latinos” is understood as originating from countries with a language derived from Latin, capable of communicating in Spanish, although non-Latino members are admitted, as long as they are capable of communicating in Spanish!.
The goal of the team is the promotion of a healthy lifestyle among the members, be an exchange hub for Latin Culture, integrate our members in the Singaporean culture and promote the Dragon Boat sport through hard training and competitions.
The team operates in a transparent, democratic and decentralized manner, is led internally, and has no political or religious affiliations of any kind.
From the beginning, Latin Dragons was founded and promoted as a lead female team to incentivize,
support and promote all Latin females into the Dragon Boat sport and the local community.
Since 2019, Linsay Tan, a 29-year-old Singaporean, is the head coach of Latin Dragons .
Since taking over Latin Dragons coaching role, the team has experienced a tremendous progress to become a competitive team.
Aiming always for higher standards by rigorous trainings and mental preparation, Latin Dragons has achieved their first medals and continues to target the podium on every race.
As a member of the Singaporean national dragon boating team between 2011 and 2014, Linsay has participated in international competitions like World Championship, Asian Dragon boat games, South East Asia (SEA) Games and PLK.
As a member of the Singapore Paddle Club between 2014-2020, leading as Women’s Captain in 2017 & 2018, Linsay achieved 22 Golds, 13 Silvers and 10 bronzes in the CCWC, DBSMR, SCDF and the Austscham races.
On her transformation into coach, Linsay has continued her success with the teams under her wings:
• 1 Silver Singapore Regatta Mixed DB22
• 2 Silver Century Race Women
2 Silvers within a year
Singapore Institute of Technology
1 Bronze within 6 month