Platinum Level Sponsors:
Samuel Merritt University, located in Oakland, California, has been educating health science practitioners who are committed to making a positive difference in diverse communities since 1909. Nearly 1,500 students are enrolled at SMU, with campuses in Oakland, Sacramento, and San Mateo. The University offers an undergraduate degree in nursing; master’s degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, and physician assistant; and doctoral degrees in nursing, physical therapy and podiatric medicine. For more information please visit us by clicking on the SMU logo to the left.
Diamondback – It’s pretty simple: we love bikes and everything about them. We enjoy the fun side of bikes but we take our passion very seriously. We never stray from innovation, and we will continue to reach out to new riders by expanding and improving our product lines. We strongly believe in the positive power of two wheels, and are proud of our relationships with like-minded partners like the rally cycling team and many charitable organizations. We support clean teams, bright minds, and cycling causes both big and small.
XTERRA Wetsuits strives to make your swim faster and more comfortable, and to offer you the highest performing triathlon wetsuit at the best value. We’ve been doing this all over the world since 2001. We confidently stand by our claim of making the world’s fastest wetsuit, and our sponsored athletes have the records to back it up: An XTERRA Wetsuit, worn by one of the world’s elite triathletes, holds the world record for fastest swim while wearing a wetsuit.
Our triathlon wetsuits were born in San Diego – the birthplace of triathlon. We begin by designing them with four key components in mind – comfort, speed, buoyancy and value. Then we test them ourselves, right here in Mission Bay, home of the first ever triathlon in 1974 – the XTERRA Wetsuits Mission Bay Triathlon. In addition, our owners are all triathletes and we understand our customers ‘ needs and desires when shopping for technical triathlon equipment.
When you purchase a XTERRA Wetsuit, know this: you’re not getting it from the second or third company to own it after they’ve passed it along through multiple distribution channels. You’re getting it directly from us – that means much lower prices for higher performing triathlon wetsuits with quick, personalized, friendly, and excellent service.
Coffee Method is a new start-up coffee subscription initiated in San Francisco. We are obsessive about extracting the best notes from the coffee beans by methodically roasting them to reach a light, medium and dark roast, as well as creating custom blends from the individually roasted beans.
At Coffee Method, we are all about bringing out the characteristics of the bean by roasting them in a spectrum of heat and timing. We run each bean through 12 different points of roasting—from light to dark—to determine the best roast for that bean. To extract the best notes from the coffee, it’s all about heat and timing.
Each month we order three different green coffee beans from around the world. From mountainous terrain to coastal, with altitude spanning from 300–2500 meters and soil compositions varying from volcanic loam to vertisol clay. Our selection criteria is to have each bean to be different, so your palette is challenged every month.
Sports Basement is a sporting-goods retailer with four locations (plus a pop-up) in the San Francisco Bay Area. We take pride in selling the best brands at basement prices. But if you’ve ever been to the Basement, you probably know that that description doesn’t really do us justice. Walk into one of our stores and you know immediately that this will be a different shopping experience. You may not be able to pinpoint why, but you’ll probably sense it. We have great prices, but everything is top quality. Our stores are huge, but they feel and act like small shops. We make all of our signs, racks, fixtures and displays by hand in our wood and metal shop.
Jakroo, founded in 1996, specializes in the design and manufacture of professional cycling and triathlon apparel. What started with clients from Switzerland has grown to be an international first class cycling apparel manufacturer, whose business is developing rapidly in Asia, Europe, and North America. With over 15 years of experience, JAKROO is dedicated to providing endurance athletes, worldwide, with the highest quality apparel. JAKROO pays the highest attention to the quality and functionality of each product. In addition to the JAKROO retail collection, we specialize in CUSTOM DESIGN. Need a Kit for yourself, team or company? Choose JAKROO!
SwimOutlet.com is the largest online specialty store for aquatics in the United States. The online retail store grew out of a dedication to providing the best goods and services to anyone interested in aquatic activities and sports. SwimOutlet.com has the largest selection for swimming, water polo, fashion, beach and surf! In addition to having an extensive selection and the lowest prices, SwimOutlet.com offers phenomenal customer service and fast shipping. The company has won the hearts of over two million happy customers who’ve helped spread the word on where to find the best deals. SwimOutlet.com’s partners include the Fitter & Faster Swim Tour Presented by SwimOutlet.com, U.S. Masters Swimming, Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, U.S. Lifesaving Association, National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association and USA Swimming’s Make a Splash initiative.
We simplify swimming through technical innovation, high-quality products and a commitment to education. OUR VISION To help every person in the world enjoy the water. WE SIMPLIFY SWIMMING… For the athlete. Because we understand that improving technique is the secret to swimming faster, our products help athletes of all abilities master the basics as a means to excellence. For the coach. Our products offer coaches a toolkit for instructing and reinforcing the fundamental skills of swimming, both on and off the pool deck. For the beginners, both young and old. We make learning to swim more comfortable and fun, because we want everyone to have the chance to enjoy swimming.
Select Physical Therapy will provide an exceptional patient care experience that promotes healing and recovery in a compassionate environment.
We deliver superior quality in all that we do.
We set high standards of performance for ourselves and for others. We provide superior services to our patients. We continually strive to uphold and improve our reputation for excellence.
We treat others as they would like to be treated.
We treat each other with respect and promote a positive environment where people feel valued. We are honest and open in our relationships and straightforward in our communications.
We are results-oriented and achieve our objectives.
We are focused and decisive in achieving our objectives and helping others achieve theirs. We accept responsibility for our decisions and actions. We are accountable for using our time, talents and resources effectively.
We are team players.
We work together to achieve company objectives. We do our share of the work on time and with superior quality. We share ideas and information. We give honest feedback and accept constructive criticism. We confront difficulties directly and maintain positive working relationships.
We are resourceful in overcoming obstacles.
We pride ourselves on finding creative solutions to meet challenges we encounter. We are open to change and handle pressure with poise. We are flexible, adaptable and able to learn from our experiences.
Gold Level Sponsors:
Committed to creating delicious, healthy food made in a way that respects and protects the places where people live, work and play; we use organic ingredients in all of our products. In addition to using only the highest quality ingredients available, we do not use artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives or ingredients sourced from genetically-modified organisms.
On a journey towards sustainability, we work diligently to reduce our environmental footprint in all areas of the business from the field to the final product. We are guided by five equally-weighted bottom lines to sustain our people, brands, business, community and planet.
Polar Electro – Listening to your body is one thing, understanding what it is telling you is an altogether different story. Polar helps you get under the skin of your training. We attribute it to a combination of expertise in sports, physiology and electronics, coupled with a deep understanding of customer needs. It’s no surprise then that we’ve been leading the way in technological innovations and heart rate monitors since 1977.
And we cater to all levels of fitness by offering a comprehensive product range, along with essential support and advice. Everything from improving an athlete’s sports performance to helping people enjoy a healthier lifestyle, and aiding rehabilitation and weight management.
This desire to be the best is made possible by ambitious and highly talented professionals who still believe as passionately in what we do today, as we did over 30 years ago. And our success is clear to see. Today, Polar employs 1200 people worldwide, manufactures all products in its fully owned factories, has 26 subsidiaries globally and manages a distribution network supplying over 35,000 retail outlets in more than 80 countries. Now that’s what we call the power behind Polar.
Nuun, pronounced “Noon,” was the first company to separate electrolyte replacement from carbohydrates. Before Nuun, if you wanted electrolytes, the result was a bottle full of sugar. With our simple, self-dissolving, sugar-free electrolyte tab, we revolutionized the sports drink forever.
Nuun was originally the brainchild of a student and professor from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. An avid cyclist, he longed for a lightweight, easy to use hydration method that didn’t include a sticky high-calorie mess. His research led to the creation of a sugarless, dissolvable, and portable tablet called Nuun.
Eight years later, Nuun Active Hydration is the #1 selling sports drink tab in the cycling, running and outdoor specialty marketplaces. As education about hydration and wellness grows, Nuun has become more accessible to a wider range of people. In response, Nuun has expanded its product line from sports performance hydration to include two all natural, vitamin-enhanced products for every day use, Nuun All Day Hydration and U Natural Hydration.
Beyond Aero – Since opening in 2014, we’ve been thrilled to be part of the Bay Area cycling and triathlon community. We’re proud to serve customers from all over the area including Berkeley, Oakland, San Francisco, Marin, Palo Alto, and beyond.