About – Austin Coolers Dragon Boat Team


"When I say Austin, you say 'Keep it cool!"

“When I say Austin, you say ‘Keep it cool!”

Austin Coolers is the premiere dragon boat team in Austin, Texas. The Coolers began as a mix of interested members from various corporate teams in May 2008. We raced and placed second in our first competition as a team in October 2008 at the Gulf Coast International Dragon Boat Regatta and haven’t looked back! In June 2014, Austin Coolers was the first Texas team to race in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

If it hurts, keep paddling!

Team motto

Our team is made up of people from all different ages, occupations, and backgrounds. What brings us together is our common passion for the sport, our desire to see the team continue to improve, and an interest to promote the culture of dragon boat.

In September 2014, one of our paddlers made the International Canoe Federation’s Team USA and raced at World Championships in Poland. Two years later, five Austin Coolers made the team and joined 9 other Texans to race at World Championships in Russia.

We’re always looking to building a bigger and stronger team, so please help us reach our goal by becoming a member or a sponsor.

What’s next?

Austin Coolers in Hong Kong

The team, with a few guest paddlers, racing in Hong Kong (May 2014)