Dr. Carole Pettijohn
Coach - BlewByU Dragonboat Team
Dr. Carole Pettijohn has been a dragonboater for 7 years and competed on the Team USA Senior C Women's team at the 2015 IDBF World Championships in Welland Ontario. Coach Carole completed her Dragon Boat Canada (DBC) Coaching certification courses for both Level 1 (Community teams) and Level 2 (Performance/National teams) and has been awarded both DBC Coaching certifications. She coaches our dragonboat program with teams geared toward wellness, community racing and highly competitive club level racing.
Coach - Survivors In Sync Dragonboat Team
Though born in Ohio, Angela considers herself a Florida girl. She grew up in Fort Myers, got her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at University of South Florida, and has called Sarasota her home since 1996.
Since her breast cancer diagnosis in 2004, Angela Long has been dedicated to helping others affected by cancer. She founded Breast Investigators, an online comprehensive breast cancer resource network designed to help others find the information, care, and support resources they need. She also works with Team Tony Foundation to help cancer fighters and caregivers find support through peer mentors who have faced a similar journey.
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Susan has been practicing ChiWalking® and ChiRunning® since 2006. She began running at age 60 and in the early years tore both meniscus. It was the injury prevention emphasis of the practices that enticed her to investigate the benefits of the technique. To this day she has not had knee surgery and continues to run and walk regularly for mental and physical well-being. Susan has run six marathons (including five World Majors) and as recently as the summer of 2016 did the last 200 kilometers of the Camino de Santiago in Spain. She taught in the Washington DC area prior to moving to Sarasota – where the weather and lifestyle lend themselves to a continued practice.