Accepting team and individual* registrations

*Individuals not associated with a team can join the Free Agent team

WATCH OUR VIDEO to see how much fun we had last year!

Three different ways to try paddling with us!

Tuesday nights
July 18 or August 16 at the Burlington Waterfront

For Breast Cancer Survivors Only
Friday, September 9 at Waterbury Center State Park

Guest Paddling
Thursday nights all summer

Youth Only
Monday nights through July

Join Us

The 200 members of Dragonheart Vermont members paddle all summer and compete around the region, the country, and the world. We welcome new paddlers through most of the year.

Mark Your Calendar


Festival Practice Weekend

July 9 & 10, 2022

Sisters at Heart Celebration

August 6, 2022

Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival

August 7, 2022


Event Photos


Founders’ Profile

Linda and John Dyer are the founders of Dragonheart Vermont. Their combined energies made a dream come true in creating a breast cancer survivor and supporter dragon boat team on Lake Champlain—one of the largest in the country. What began as the sheer joy of being ‘first in our lane,’ grew into our teams becoming National Champions under the tutelage of Coach John, and loads of hard work.

Linda and John’s work ethic, joie de vivre, and commitment set an example for the club that has inspired the women and men of Dragonheart Vermont to achieve these honors while also doing good work for cancer survivors in the community through our Lake Champlain Dragon Boat Festival. Linda’s smile and John’s “Relentless Positive Thinking” inspire the team to work hard and to have fun. They are a force to be reckoned with—just try saying ‘no’ to them!

Dragonheart Vermont, 899 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403