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SDBA Helm Accreditation Course

SDBA conducts a few sessions of SDBA Helm Accreditation Scheme in a year.

The purpose of this Scheme is not to train helms but to accredit helms who have demonstrated a level of capabilities and having able to competently helm a crew. The training of helms is the responsibility of the respective affiliates.

All candidates applying for the SDBA Helm Accreditation Scheme must:
  • Be proficient in paddling in a dragon boat with a minimum of one (1) year paddling experience;
  • Must have a basic helming skill and knowledge, within minimum of one (1) year practice in helming a dragon boat with their respective teams;
  • Must possess a First Aid or CPR Certificate; and
  • Be able to swim a minimum 50m distance (in any swimming technique) in light clothing with and without a Personal Floatation Device (PFD).
The following are the scheduled course date for the year:
S/N Date Remarks
1 Saturday, 9th May 2020 SDBA Helm Accreditation Course
2 Saturday, 11th July 2020 SDBA Helm Accreditation Course
3 Saturday, 19th September 2020 SDBA Helm Accreditation Course
4 Saturday, 7th November 2020 SDBA Helm Accreditation Course

An overview and the workings of the Scheme will be introduced in the 1-day workshop, followed by a short-written assessment and a practical test in water on the same day.

Course Fees : $150.00 (Inclusive of 7% GST)
Venue : Sport Singapore, NSA meeting rooms (TBA)

Application forms can be downloaded here.


Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 situation and in accordance to MOH advisories and Sports Sg guidelines, ALL COURSES WILL BE SUSPENDED TILL FURTHER NOTICE

You may contact Mr Lim Wee Kok @ 6440 9763 or email him @ admin@sdba.org.sg for clarification.