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Members of Survivors in Sync have breast-cancer themed paddles.

Dragon Boat Festival gives residents a sense of community

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Members of Survivors in Sync have breast-cancer themed paddles.

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Lakewood Ranch's Barb Green was all smiles before the team launched from the dock.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Lakewood Ranch's Barb Green was all smiles before the team launched from the dock.

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One drummer on The Vikings couldn't help but bring a little viking spirit to the race.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

One drummer on The Vikings couldn't help but bring a little viking spirit to the race.

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Lakewood Ranch's Dana Bauer is ready to help lead her team to victory.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Lakewood Ranch's Dana Bauer is ready to help lead her team to victory.

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Port Charlotte's Joe Campbell steers one of the Survivors in Sync teams.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Port Charlotte's Joe Campbell steers one of the Survivors in Sync teams.

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A dragon dance was performed in between races.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

A dragon dance was performed in between races.

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The members truly were in sync as they paddle to victory.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

The members truly were in sync as they paddle to victory.

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Dana Bauer cheers her team on.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Dana Bauer cheers her team on.

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Marianne Ferrier keeps her new team the Dragon Flys in times.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Marianne Ferrier keeps her new team the Dragon Flys in times.

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The boat steerers also help keep the rowers in line.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

The boat steerers also help keep the rowers in line.

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Venice resident Joni Carone collects high-fives on her way off the boat after Survivors in Sync won a race.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Venice resident Joni Carone collects high-fives on her way off the boat after Survivors in Sync won a race.

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Some races were neck and neck.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Some races were neck and neck.

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Members of Dragon Flys grab paddles before heading to their boats.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Members of Dragon Flys grab paddles before heading to their boats.

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Venice resident Joni Carone collects a hug after Survivors in Sync won a race.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Venice resident Joni Carone collects a hug after Survivors in Sync won a race.

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Survivors in Sync comfortably won this 500-meter race, but the remaining boats were neck and neck.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Survivors in Sync comfortably won this 500-meter race, but the remaining boats were neck and neck.

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Lakewood Ranch's Carla Baldwin gives high fives as she returns from a race.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Lakewood Ranch's Carla Baldwin gives high fives as she returns from a race.

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Survivors in Sync captain Angela Long steers her team's boat.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Survivors in Sync captain Angela Long steers her team's boat.

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Betty Jo Craig and Heidi Smithers, right in the white visor and black cap, welcome back Survivors in Sync teammate JoAnn Moore.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Betty Jo Craig and Heidi Smithers, right in the white visor and black cap, welcome back Survivors in Sync teammate JoAnn Moore.

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Some teams in the sport mixed division were comprised of men and women.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Some teams in the sport mixed division were comprised of men and women.

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Rowers held up pink flowers while "Fight Song" played during the breast cancer survivor ceremony.

Saturday, May 11, 2019 |

Rowers held up pink flowers while "Fight Song" played during the breast cancer survivor ceremony.

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