San Francisco Dragon Healers was founded in 2005. The team is comprised of employees of Kaiser Permanente from the San Francisco, Redwood City, San Rafael and South SF facilities, their families and friends. We are proud of the diversity of the team members and their ability to come together for the common goal of crossing the finish line! We love the rush of Lake Merced water on our faces, the fog, good food and of course good competition! Our paddlers proudly give back to the Dragon Boat community by coaching a youth team and being involved with the California Dragon Boat Association.
To promote the sport of dragon boating representing Kaiser-Permanente's "Thrive" mission; to instill health and wellness values; develop community growth and diversity; and to have a great time...
The team promotes wellness of body and mind incorporating land exercises and strength training in addition to the water training regimen.
The team is and has been comprised of members in long distance running, rowing, kayaking, outrigger canoeing, softball, cycling, volleyball, soccer, golf, etc...
The team is directly involved with coaching and the development of the youth program at Balboa High School which also welcomes youth from schools lacking a dragon boat program.