Team Survivor Sea Dragons
The favorite activity offered by TSSD is dragon boat paddling. This is a team sport including 20 paddlers and a steersman per boat. Our dragon boat team is called the Team Survivor Sea Dragons and the program began in 2008. We are a group of dedicated female cancer survivors of various ages, backgrounds, and athletic abilities who have enthusiastically embraced the sport of Dragon Boat Racing. We share the same goal of enhancing our personal fitness and we experience the joys and camaraderie of competing as a team under the guidance of our wonderful coach. We welcome new participants year-round but especially during the lovely summer months following the many Survivor Celebrations in June around San Diego. It is a great time to meet other new paddlers and learn together! Email us to be contacted when we offer a new paddler practice.
Paddling provides the benefit of regular exercise that develops core strength and endurance. For women suffering from the chronic symptoms of lymphedema paddling often provides some relief.
Paddling workouts occur twice a week year-round at the Youth Aquatic Center on Fiesta Island. Racing with our team is optional but a lot of fun!
Each year we travel to at least two events! We usually race in the Arizona Dragon Boat Festival in Tempe and compete in the annual Long Beach, California Dragon Boat Festival. In addition, our parent club, the San Diego Dragon Boat Team,
usually hosts a race festival each year. In 2013, we traveled to the Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver, B.C. This is one of the largest festivals in North America and we were extremely proud (and stoked!) to win the Silver Medal. In September, 2016 we plan to travel to Portland, OR for a very competitive, well attended festival. Join us - its a blast!
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All profits are donated to Team Survivor San Diego