Sunday, March 27, 2011


Congratulations to Chris Barlow, Head Coach San Diego Canoe and Kayak Team who has been named as the USA Canoe Kayak 2010 Coach of the Year. These awards were presented at the OKC Coaching Conference on Sunday February 13th, 2011
Chris has been the Head Coach of SDCKT for the past 14 years. He has the High Performance One certification and is currently training in HP2. Chris was an assistant coach at the Lake Placid Camp in June of 2010 and the Fall Kayak Camps in October. At the Pan Am Championships in Mexico City in October of 2010, he was the Head Coach of the USA Junior National Team. He will be an assistant coach at the OTC CV February 19 to 24, 2011 kayak camp. Chris has been the Vice Chair of Sprint Coaches Association Board of Directors since 2009. Every year SDCKT athletes achieve the Barton Bantam 200km Club and this was the case in 2010 as well. At the USA Canoe Kayak National Championships in OKC in 2010 SDCKT won the Bantam Overall Championship title.

                                            CHRIS BARLOW - 2010 SCA Coach of the Year

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Lightning Series Overall Standings after 7 Races

SDCKT athletes in the 14 and under age groups have been braving the elements every two weeks on Friday evenings and racing the Lightning Class boats to see who can get to the top of the results table. Racers now have the opportunity to drop their lowest scoring races as only their best 5 will be counted at the end of the series.
Click on the link below to download the latest results table. Noa Hopper, after missing the first two races of the series has been slowly but surely moving up the standings and finally this week moved into the number one spot ahead of  Bayley Olds. Bayley has consitently been the winner at the Time Trials, but as Noa gets 2 age points (being under 12) he has acrued more points than Bayley. Josie Ballard continues to hold the Number one position in the ladies competition, with Lilly Glasser and Lauren DaCosta moving up the rankings with a late challenge for the top spots.