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Coaches & Directors

KISU SWIM CLUB is a year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

KISU was founded in the fall of 1981, as a competitive swim club, at the same time that the new indoor pool in Penticton opened. The first coach, Debbie Millar, and 25 members began what has become one of the most respected swim clubs in the Okanagan.

The name, KISU, is the Interior Salish Indian word for steelhead, referring to the ocean going trout. Being internationally renowned as one of the best fighting fish, the powerful steelhead, or KISU, was a suitable name to represent the finest of the Okanagan's swimmers.

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Coaching Staff

Tina Hoeben

Head Coach

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This is Tina's 21st season with the KISU Swim Club (more than 35 years of coaching swimming). She has her NCCP Level 3 and in the past few years has done a LOT to improve her coaching experience and education.

Tina believes that swimming is a sport for everyone from the young to the not-so-young from the fitness interests to those with the highest goals.  When you sign your child up for swim club, you are giving them a gift that will last a life time.  There are many life lessons to be learnt through sport and competition which apply far beyond the water.  After a few years in swim club, swimmers can walk into any pool and feel confident about their ability in the water. 

She also has her BSc in Physiology, BFA in Fine Arts - Visual Art and MFA in Visual Art. Tina has a wide variety of interests, which include outrigger paddling, cycling, hiking, skiing, yoga and more. This past summer, she went to Budapest to be a part of the World Junior team.

 

Theresa Zunich

Age Group Coach

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Theresa began her swimming during High School where she swam competitively.  Then when her sons became interested in competitive swimming, she started her coaching career. 

She enjoys the competitive side of swimming and has been dedicated to the sport for 19 years. During this time she has completed her NCCP Level I, II and III.

Theresa coached with the Miramichi White Caps, Bathurst Blast Piranhas Swim Team and Kamloops Classic Swim Team.  She was one of Team New Brunswick’s Head Coaches at Canada Games in Regina.  She also coached Team Atlantic at the 2007 Tri-Team Training Camp and Competition in Halifax. Theresa was Head Coach for Zone 2 swimming at the BC Winter Games in Cranbrook in 2008 where the team placed 1st, and again as Head Coach for Zone 2 swimming at the BC Summer Games in Langley in 2010 where the team placed 2nd.

Several of her swimmers have earned spots on the Canada Games Team in 2001 and 2005.  Many swimmers have competed at Eastern and Western Nationals, East Coast Championships, Age Group Nationals, many provincial AA and AAA Championships and two of her swimmers qualified for the North American Challenge Cup in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico.  

This year Theresa will coach the Age Group swimmers and is looking forward to a successful season.

Theresa’s passion is to get swimmers excited about competitive swimming. 

If you have trouble remembering her name you may call her “Coachtee”.

 

Jamie Lynn Ferguson

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Board of Directors

Lisa Baadsvik

President

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David Spear

Vice President

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Jenn Lisa Andrews

Treasurer

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Simone Annette Peters

Member at Large - Equipment Manager

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Stephanie Yamaoka

Member at Large

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Nicole Courtenay

Member at Large- Sponsorship

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Cynthia Barton

Secretary

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Stacey Hanna

Member at Large

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Erin Wallich

Member at Large

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Barb Cutjar

Member at Large

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Carol Sirianni

Member at Large

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Erin Price

Member at Large

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