San Diego
 Canoe Kayak

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USA Canoe and Kayak is a member of the United States Olympic Committee, USACK is the national governing body for the Olympic sports of Flatwater Sprint and Whitewater Slalom and an official U.S. federation of the International Canoe Federation.


Fun, Energetic and Guilt FreePasokin is a great addition to any lifestyle, and is sure to give you all the sweet, nutty fun you could ask for! It is a great source of energy and can be eaten anytime, and is specially handy for that on-the-go craving. Source of protein and fiber, Pasokin is more than just a candy, and is loved by kids and the elderly alike

Valhalla Surfski

SDCKT is fortunate to partner with Valhalla.  Keith Keilor is the owner & founder of Valhalla Surfskis and is often helping coach our SDCKT novice paddlers on Saturday mornings. Keith is renowned in the surfski and paddling comunity as a builder, coach and racer. At age of 67 he continues to compete and win many races in his age group.

Tower Paddle Boards

Tower is an SUP manufacturer offering direct pricing on the best stand up paddle boards, carbon fiber and wooden SUP paddles, flatwater paddleboarding accessories, stand up paddle surfing gear, and even inflatable SUP surfing boards. Shop online worldwide or visit our San Diego store where you can learn how to stand up paddle board with demos or paddle board rentals.


PowerBar has been a long time supporter of SDCKT and also Chris Barlow when he was training for the Olympics in 1992. PowerBar has also supported many other athletes on the SDCKT team, like Chris Swan, 1992 and 1996 Olympian in Rowing and Robyn Benincasa, world renowned adventure racer. PowerBar is always on hand with a supply of energizing snacks and drinks for any of our events or races. Check out the great nutrition and training advice on the PowerBar website:-


San Diego Fire Fighters

SDCKT's Tecolote 5000 Race donates 100's of toys every year to San Diego City Firefighters L145 "Mobile Santa" Toy give away. San Diego Fire provides the City of San Diego high quality, Fire, Lifeguard and Emergency Medical services.


YOLO Board is more than just a stand up paddle board company; it is a way of life. Each and every board we lovingly produce is designed to take you to all the places on the water that you dream of and beyond. Once you experience YOLO Board and the “You Only Live Once” lifestyle, we hope you will be inspired to conquer all of your dreams. Besides, you only live once…

ACI Specialty Benefits


ACI Specialty Benefits is proud to sponsor the San Diego Canoe Kayak Team. For over 30 years, ACI, a specialty benefits corporation based in San Diego, has been helping students live healthy, balanced lives. ACI’s CEO and Founder, Dr. Ann Clark, is glad to support the athletes of SDCKT for lifelong health.


Epic Kayaks

Epic Kayaks has sponsored SDCKT athletes and the team as a whole with premier kayaks and surfskis. Epic Kayaks was founded by 2 time Olympic gold medalist Greg Barton and 11 time World Ocean Racing champion Oscar Chalupsky. Their passion for paddling and knowledge of high-performance racing technology is contained in every Epic designed kayak and paddle. Epic models are optimized for ease of handling, efficiency in the water, and to be extremely lightweight. Whether you're a beginning recreational paddler or a highly competitive racer, Epic equipment will improve your paddling experience.


San Diego Junior Lifeguards

SDCKT is an offshoot of the City of San Diego JuniorLifeguard program. SDCKT is now a separate 501 C3Non-Profit Corporation  (33-080271) that teaches children aged 9 to 18 Canoe, Kayak, surfski and SUP paddlesports. The Junior Lifeguard Program is a team of aquatic professionals, providing fun and safe aquatic education to the youth of San Diego.


Kialoa Paddles

We strive for excellence--In our product and our service. Through the pursuit of innovation and commitment to quality. Kialoa is a socially, environmentally and financially conscious company that produces the finest quality products and takes care of our customers, employees and business partners by creating a safe place in which to do business.


Youth Aquatic Center

The Youth Aquatic Center hosts many summer and year-round camp experiences to educate youth about water safety, adventure, and boating activities.

SDCKT is a 501(c)(3) NonProfit #33-0802871

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