That’s What She Said – Women’s

That’s What She Said Team was created to give those women in the community a chance to improve their dragon boating skills while gaining experience through community and competitive dragon boat events.  Designed for recreational and competitive paddlers who would like to see their skill improve and who are looking to be a force on the water.

Paddlers with all levels of experiences paddle together for several weeks over the course of the spring and summer and compete in 3 events 2019.


TWSS will begin weekly practices starting May 21 (weather permitting), occurring every Tuesday until mid to late September. Practices are scheduled for 7:00 – 8:00 pm.


  • Annual Toronto Women’s Dragon Boat – Brampton – Sunday May 26th
  • Hamilton – Saturday July 6th
  • Guelph – Saturday August 10th


Amber Sperling 

Amber began her dragon boat career twelve years ago on Kempenfelt Bay and over the past seven years paddled competitively in various regattas across Ontario, including National competitions in 2011 and 2013. She is very passionate about the sport and is one of the founding Directors for Dragon Boat Barrie. Amber has attended dragon boat training programs in Toronto, Ohio and Florida gaining knowledge from some of the best coaches in North America. She has completed the Dragon Boat Canada Level l Coaching Course (2011) and attended the Level ll Competitive Coaching certification (2014). Amber has enjoyed coaching various levels of teams over the past five years, including co-coaching the Barrie Ribbons of Hope, Club coach for That’s What She Said and Platinum division team finishes at the Barrie Dragon Boat Festival.


  • $25 DBB Membership Fee, if not paid already
  • $235 Team Fee. Team Fee – will include the cost of regattas, practices, boat rentals, coaching and steers person
  • Fees are due in full May 15th.

How to Register:

  1. Complete our online Membership Application here (opens in new window)
  2. Add TWSS Team Fee to your Shopping Cart
  3. Make sure to also add the DBB Membership Fee if you have not already paid for this season.
  4. Proceed to checkout via the Shopping Cart. Once your purchase has been made, a Dragon Boat Barrie representative will be in contact with you confirming your registration.