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Club News January 29th 2018

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

-Socrates

 

 

Results:

Seattle RESULTS are available here and on the website under the events tab.

Kamloops RESULTS are available here and on the website under the events tab.

KAJ Snowfest RESULTS are available here and on the website under the events tab.

 

Up Coming Events:

 

Track Jacket Orders: Registration Deadline: January 31st 2018

KISU is getting new track jackets!  Our sponsorship from Arena offers an additional 10% off any club item so this season we are going with the track jackets.  Coaches have been wearing them for the last few months and have rave reviews . . . they look good, are very comfortable, wash well, smooth on the outside/warm and fuzzy on the inside.  

Here is the catalogue -  LINK.  Sizing on pages 20/21.  Jacket on page 34.  

Please include in the notes your jacket size.  Pants are optional.

We are encouraging all KISU swimmers to get jackets, especially those competing at our upcoming Tier I and II and beyond meets.

Cost is approximately $65 for adult and $55 for youth.  They are $55 and $45 without shipping, taxes and embroidery).

 

 

Pro D Day Clinic: February 16th 2018 Registration Deadline Feb 15th

This is a technique clinic for Juniors and Up swimmers.  Academy swimmers will run a variety of stations focusing on both basic and advanced skills of strokes, turns and starts.  Don't miss this opportunity to be video-taped and have some feedback from some of the best swimmers in our club.

Limited spots available.

This is a fundraising event for our Academy swimmer’s dryland program and equipment.

 

PSW Meet: Feb 17-18th Registration Deadline January 30th

We are looking at attending this meet with our swimmers who make the qualifying times because it is a good early season long course opportunity.  

The qualifying times are based on old Western times.  Only one time is required.

Where - Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre (new facility).  16855 24 Av. Surrey, BC, V3S 0A2.

When - Prelim arm ups - 8-9:20am.  Finals - 4-5:20pm.  

Events -

·       Saturday - 400 Free, 100 Brst, 200 Back, 100 Fly., 100 Free, 200 IM, 800 Timed Final.

·       Sunday - 400 IM, 100 Back, 200 Fly, 200 Free, 200 Brst, 50 Free,1500 Timed Final.

Cost is $75 flat fee.  Each club is required to provide officials to work all sessions.

There is no cool down tank but there is a 20min warm up every 2 events.  This is a good chance to make additional events for Westerns or CSC. Please discuss with your coach.

Travel will be OYO. 

Meet information will be posted when it becomes available.

 

Salmon Arm Regional A Champs: Feb 17-18th Registration Deadline Jan 30th

This is a Regional Championships for swimmers who do not have their Tier I or II times yet.  If you are one of these swimmers, we highly recommend this meet as it is the ONLY meet between mid-January and mid-March.

Based on last year's meet information- 

Warm up times - Three sessions - Saturday morning, 7:15, Saturday afternoon - 3pm, Sunday morning 7:15am.

Entries - max of 9 individual events, plus relays.

Entry fee - $7.50/event, plus $4.50 splash fee.  The club will cover relays.

 Meet information will be posted when it is available.

 

Swim BC Tier II Championships: March 2-4th Registration deadline Feb 21st

This is the first time the province has run the Tier format.  Normally, we would recommend a swimmer have 3 Tier II times before attending this meet, but since it is in Kamloops . . . go and have the experience even for one day with one time.  

All KISU swimmers with Tier II times should be attending, as this is the new AAAs.  KISU's goal is to place Top 5, but we need everyone there to do it.

More information will be posted once the meet package is out for the time being, just plan on being there.

Accommodations:

We have a room block at the Best Western Plus on Columbia.

Rate: $132 per night breakfast included Mar 1-4th. Call the hotel directly to reserve – say you’re with KISU Swim Club for the above rate. (250) 374-7878.  There are a limited number of rooms available.

 

Swim BC Tier I Championships:  March 9-11th Registration Deadline Feb 27th

This is the first time the province has run the Tier format.  Swimmers need to have the Tier I time in 200 IM and one other event.

All KISU swimmers with Tier I times should be attending, as this is the new AAAs.  KISU is the host club so we should be there with as many swimmers as possible.

As Meets are a huge fundraiser for our club we are calling on all our members to volunteer. Each KISU family must be involved in the meet itself as each of the 5 sessions requires over 50 volunteers.  Please go to the ‘Job Signup’ link on the Tier 1 post on the KISU website to choose your positions for the meet by February 15. Minimum volunteer expectations are as below:

               

Training group of oldest swimmer in family

Number of volunteer positions to be filled

Mini Squad

1

Junior/Super Junior

2

Intermediate

3

Age Group

4

Academy

5

These positions can be done during the same session with a number of people or over the course of the weekend. You are also welcomed to invite family and friends to help you fulfill your volunteer requirement.  The choice is up to you but sign up early so that you get the time slots that work best for you! Contact Jacki at president@kisu.ca if you have any questions.

DONATIONS AND SPONSORSHIP:

If you have connections with a business that would like to be involved in sponsoring or donating to our event, let us know and we can provide more details.

 

Swim BC Senior Open:  March 16-18, Registration Deadline: February 27th

This is the BC Senior Open meet (Long course).  This is the last opportunity to make additional Westerns or CSC cuts. 

There are no bonus events so swimmers will swim only what they qualify for.  It is recommended that swimmers have at least 3 times.  

KISU is hosting our DRAFT meet at home this same weekend. 

 

KISU Draft Meet:  March 17th, Registration Deadline February 27th

After last year's success, KISU is hosting our one day DRAFT meet again.

This is a meet where swimmers are 'drafted' on to different coaches/teams and will inter-mix with the rest of the swimmers in the region.  It is a one day meet and should be a lot of fun.  Be sure to sign up.

There is a clinic for all swimmers 7 - 9am.  The meet warm-up is at 10am. Projected finish is 4pm.

More information will be posted below when it is available.

 

Wenatchee Apple Capital:  June 1st-3rd 2018 Registration Deadline Feb 28th

This is KISU highlight meet of the summer.  The meet is open to all Sub4 swimmers and we really encourage all swimmers to attend.  It is great experience - 10 lane outdoor pool, international competition.  It is also a great team bonding experience for KISU.  Don't miss out. 

There is an early deadline as this meet does fill up and we want to be first to get our entries in.

Also . . . book your hotel rooms early as this can be a big weekend for Wenatchee with other events happening at the same time so you want to get your hotel booked as soon as possible.  Unless you are camping!

Accommodations:

KISU has a room block booked at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel

Phone: 509.662.1234 

Check in: May 31   Check out: June 3

Single and double rooms: $140 USD per night

Triple rooms: $150 USD per night 

Quad rooms: $160 USD per night

Rates include a continental breakfast served 6:30 to 8:30 am

Please identify yourself with KISU Swim Club   Offer expires May 14, 2018

 

FACEBOOK:  KISU SWIM CLUB

Join our Facebook page for exciting and important information about KISU!

 

Equipment for Purchase:

Do you need some new KISU gear?  Contact our equipment manager Simone Peters at equipment@kisu.ca to order swimsuits, caps, goggles and flip flops!  Looking for other items, visit the Team Aquatic Website at www.team-aquatic.com and enter the discount code ‘KISU’ at checkout to receive the team discount. Or present a copy of the shark card at retail stores.

 

Do you have a question- Contact us!

Head Coach: Tina Hoeben, coachtina@kisu.ca, 250-486-4286

Administrator: Amy Wall, admin@kisu.ca, 250-490-7452

Head Mini Squad Coach: Hilary Harling, coachhilary@kisu.ca , 250-488-6292