About Us



 We are dedicated to bringing health & wellness to second career and senior paddlers through strength training, nutrition, comprehensive training plans and the cultivation of SISU,  a mindset that transforms barriers into possibilities.

Coach Annely Thorstad is a nationally certified Level II Dragon Boat Coach and Official,  Certified Strength Training Coach,  Precision Nutrition Level I Certified, Girls Gone Strong (CPPC) pre and post natal coach (pelvic floor and core),   Certified Functional Movement Therapist (foam rolling, cupping, and flossing) and is currently completing her Masters in Sports Psychology and Precsion Nutrition Masters Program.  She is  the coach of the NBP Dragons and Hoku Hele OC Crews at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL with the Suncoast Aquatic Nature Center Associates. She leads on water team building sessions for private, corporate and professional athletic groups and organizations as well as private sessions with small groups or individuals.  Annely provides private strength building sessions, and writes training plans in 6-week progressive blocks for on the water and dry land training.

Coach Greg Thorstad is the former President of  the International Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Club & Foundation,  US Navy Search & Rescue swimmer and High School and Masters level swim coach, with over 30 years of combined experience .   Greg is currently a certified Dragon Boat Canada steers, competitive level paddler and steers, and offers  comprehensive aquatic conditioning.

Team Building


We support the values of good sportsmanship and camaraderie that make our community and teams great. 



 We will work with you to make sure your dragon boat coaching experience is always rewarding.


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Have a question about our dragon boat coaching services, or about how we can match your individual or team building needs?  Or If you have a special request,  just send us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

Boundary Waters Dragon Boat Coaching & Conditioning