Club News September 25th 2017

“To live is the rarest thing in the world.

Most people just exist.”

-Oscar Wilde


KISU awarded 2016/17 Club of the Year!

It was a big night for KISU this past Saturday at the annual Swim BC Conference. Congratulations to all members as KISU was awarded the Swim BC 2016-17 Club of the year. This award is truly a recognition of all facets of our club: swimmers, coaches, parents, board members, volunteers, community involvement, the list goes on. Thank you to all for your role in creating a positive team environment that continues to grow and develop every day. 


Coach Awards:

Congratulations to Tina and Theresa who won the 13-14 age group Coach of the Year for the 2016/17 season. Tina was also awarded the peer-voted “Rubber Boot Award” in recognition of her coaching achievements this season.




**Okanagan League Meet has been CANCELLED**


Turkey Time Trial: October 7th Registration deadline Sept 29th

We will be hosting a time trial in October for all interested members of the club in juniors and up. The time trial will run during our Saturday morning practice. We will run four events - 50 free, back, fly and breast. Please plan on swimming all four events. 

7am Warm up, 7:30am Time Trial starts, 9am finish time.

We will need timers and stroke and turn officials, as well as help with set up and clean up.  

Cost for this time trial is $5.  LATE ENTRIES WILL BE CHARGED $15.


TRIPLE PENTATHLON:  Oct 13-15th Registration Deadline extended to Sept 29th

This is our home meet.  ALL KISU swimmers (sub4 for 200 IM) should be there! Meet information and entries are posted on the website.

Warm ups:  Friday - 3 pm (everyone) Saturday - 7:30 am for 12&U, 1:30 pm for 13&O Sunday - 7:30 am (everyone).  Swimmers should be there 15 minutes early for stretching.

Meet format: Timed Finals.  Swimmers will be combined age groups for heats but separated for results.

Entries: Swimmers will swim all the events with some exceptions for younger swimmers in the longer events.  Entries will be posted on the website prior to the meet. 

Entry Costs: $30, when the club's volunteer policy commitment is fulfilled.


  • Friday – 100s of all the strokes, plus 200 IM.
  • Saturday – 200s of all the strokes, plus 400 IM.
  • Sunday – 50s of all the strokes, plus 100 IM.

Volunteering at the Meet: Job Sign up Deadline: Wednesday October 11th

Job sign up is now open on the website

  • Swim meets are a MAJOR fundraiser for our club, and as such, all parents are needed and required to help out.  The funds raised benefit each and every KISU swimmer!  Swim meets are completely run by volunteers.  The club makes money by charging entry fees for the swimmers to compete in the events.  This meet charges swimmers from every other club $6 per event . . . $90 to swim the 15 events of the weekend.  KISU swimmers get to participate for only $30 (and this includes dinner on Friday night) as a way of saying thank you to the parents for their volunteer time.
  • Each family is required to provide one adult volunteer for the equivalent of one session on each day of the swim meet for which they have one or more swimmers registered.
  • A penalty of $25 will be applied to the account of the swimmer(s) per session where the appropriate number of volunteers is not provided. The volunteer must be registered for their commitment through the club website by the stated deadline. The penalty will be stated as part of the event description.
  • Volunteers must be a minimum of 16-years old. Volunteers do not have to be members of the family. Children less than 16 years of age are welcome to volunteer but do not fulfill the requirement of an adult volunteer.
  • Volunteers will be assigned roles by the Volunteer Coordinator. Roles will be assigned based on the experience of the volunteer. Volunteers will be assigned to different roles in order to develop the knowledge and experience of our volunteer pool. You may be assigned multiple roles in a single session. (i.e. meet heat sheet sales and timing, or timing and ribbons etc.)
  • To sign up, click the Job Sign Up icon.  There will be 4 sessions over the three day meet.


KISU October Jamboree:  Oct 15th 2:00-7:00pm Registration deadline Oct 4th

This will be our first Home Jamboree of the season.  It will follow after the conclusion of the Pentathlon.

Session Time:      Sunday October 15, 2017

Warm Up: 2:00-2:35 pm Start: 2:45 pm Projected Finish: 6:45pm

Cost:  $30 per swimmer with volunteer commitment

Meet Format:

  • All events will be run as mixed gender and open seeded.
  • Results will be separated by gender and age groups (as shown in “Eligibility”).
  • All events will be timed finals.
  • Swimmers having no times will be placed in the slowest heat.

Volunteering at the Meet: Job Sign up Deadline: Wednesday October 11th

  • Job sign up is now open on the website
  • Volunteer policy applies as stated above


Parent Meetings:  Sept 29th 4:30 Meeting Room 7

Lots of great info for new and returning parents on the upcoming season as well as navigating the KISU website and your online account.


Team Practice:  September 29th

This will be the first team practice of the season.

Mini Squad: 4:00-5:30

All other groups 3:30-5:30


Team Aquatics Sale:  September 30th

10:00-3:00pm at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna

All items at a discount!

If you need something specific call ahead and the Team Aquatic Staff will bring it to Kelowna for you. 1-800-234-4833


Academy Electronics Talk:  October 11th at 4:15

KISU will be bringing in Daryl Meyers of Okanagan Hockey Academy to discuss the best use of electronics (cell phones, etc) for teenagers.  This is a serious matter that all Academy swimmers need to be aware of.  

It is a mandatory meeting for Academy swimmers.


Annual AGM:

October 27th 4:30-5:30

Penticton Community Centre: Meeting Room 4, the one beside the pool.

We have a number of positions coming available this year. 

  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • 4 Member at Large Positions

If you are interested in one of the above executive positions or becoming a member at large, contact:

Jenn Andrews ( ) or Dave Spear ( ).


Next Two-Week Trial: November 6th-17th

Do you know someone who may be interested in joining swim club? The next two-week trial will run in November.  Email to sign up.



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Equipment for Purchase:

Do you need some new KISU gear?  Contact our equipment manager Simone Peters at to order swimsuits, caps, goggles and flip flops!  Looking for other items, visit the Team Aquatic Website at and enter the discount code ‘KISU’ at checkout to receive the team discount.

Do you have a question- Contact us!

Head Coach: Tina Hoeben,, 250-486-4286

Administrator: Amy Wall,, 250-490-7452

Head Mini Squad Coach: Hilary Harling, , 250-488-6292