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Are you a cancer survivor looking for a new adventure and an opportunity to discover your full potential? — Then join fellow survivors with the Team Survivor Sea Dragons!

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Note: We want to share the love of our sport and camaraderie with more survivors. Because our sport is a sprint race sport with participants sitting very close together, we recommend COVID-19 vaccination but no longer require it.

What Is Dragon Boat Racing?


For those unfamiliar with the sport of dragon boating, simply put, it is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person paddling to cross the finish line faster than their competition. It is a team sport in its purest form that encompasses the elements of power, speed, synchronization and endurance.

We compete in 3-4 festivals each year and have many medals to show for it.  We usually attend the Arizona Dragon Boat in Tempe, the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival, and our own San Diego festival.  We have traveled as far as Vancouver, B.C. and in September of 2016 we competed in Portland, OR.  Some of our members traveled to Florence, Italy in 2018 and New Zealand in 2023 for the International Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Festivals!


We practice every Sunday unless there are events scheduled on Fiesta Island that might require an early start time. 


We’ll guarantee you’ll have fun and meet new friends as you rediscover the possibilities of your life. If you’re feeling down, we’ll lift you up because our Sea Dragons (the paddling team) are about more than dragon boating. We’re a  support group on and off the water and a vivid demonstration that you can have an active life after cancer.

We welcome all female cancer survivors who want to paddle with our organization; we have no age restriction and you do not need to have any previous experience with dragon boating or any other sport.  Most of our teammates never paddled anything before joining us!


What you need is to:


Team Survivor Sea Dragons is a non-profit run by cancer survivors for cancer survivors – we understand what you’re going through.


Our practice site is located at the Youth Aquatic Facility at 1750 Fiesta Island Rd., San Diego, California which is just off highway 5 on the east end of Mission Bay.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:



  • Take Interstate 5 to Sea World Drive exit (approx. 1 mile North of Interstate 8).

  • Take Sea World Dr. West approx. 1/4 mile to East Mission Bay Drive.

  • Turn right on East Mission Bay Drive and go about 100 yds to Fiesta Island Road.

  • Turn left on Fiesta Island Road, proceed past the gate onto Fiesta Island, where the road becomes a one-way loop around the island.

  • Turn right and proceed around the first cove of Mission Bay.

    • Turn right at the junction in the road and proceed to the vicinity of the Youth Aquatics Center.   

    • Park on the beach OUTSIDE of the gate.  Walk through at the gate and look for us at the far end of the parking lot on the beach.

  • Look for a bunch of fun looking women!


10-man and 20-man dragon boats are on the beach beside the only paved parking lot on Fiesta Island.





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