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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.



In Loving Memory

of our dear Sister, member and friend
Roberta “Bobbie” Summers d. 10/23/21

Bobbie Summers ​with team members Betti Lu and Louise​
Video credit: Karin Kasupski

Mark Your Calendar



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!

Please note our new address!!
Dragonheart Vermont, 899 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403