Professor Schwartz Takes on Dragon Boat Racing

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
PACIFICA TRIBUNE -- Pacifican Kim Schwartz, a professor in the department of Theatre Arts at San Francisco State University, joined the Dragon Healers in June. “I’ve seen the boats out on Lake Merced for years,” Schwartz said. “I’ve been curious about them and was excited to join when Kim Webb mentioned it.” “It is an amazing core workout,” Schwartz continued. “You don’t use your arms as much as one might think. Your technique all comes from your torso rotating and de-rotating, while using your legs to give power to your stroke. It really gets your heart rate up and it’s amazing fun. A lot of team work and a lot of camaraderie. You do your best and that’s all anyone is asking you to do.”