Club News April 11th 2018

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy

not on fighting the old but building the new.”



Congratulations to Tyler Wall, he was selected at CSC’s this past weekend in Montreal to the Team Canada Junior Pan Pacific Team that will compete this August in Fiji.  Well done Tyler!

Wish a Swimmer Good Luck!

KISU is sending a team of 13 swimmers to Victoria this weekend to compete at the Speedo Western Canadian Championships. Good Luck to Acacia Benn, Marlee Caruso, Justin Fotherby, Chelsea Keeler, Elijah Kliever, Xelian Louw, Ashley McMillan, Evan Peters, Anna Spence, Ava Wall, Tyler Wall, Mackenzie Wallich, and Laurenz Weber. Those at home can follow along on Meet Mobile. GO KISU GO!

Last day for Mini Squad swimmers is Friday April 27th.

Last Seasons Award Winners:

All swimmers who received major awards and at the year-end awards ceremony last June please return your trophies to the KISU office by APRIL 15TH This is to ensure adequate time to prepare the awards for this season’s recipients.


Up Coming Events:

All the meets/events for the rest of the season are posted on the website.  Please check them out and sign up early.

Some to take note of that are not meets:

  • Mini Squad Finale
  • Reflective Goggles for Wenatchee
  • Year-End Awards Night and Picnic
  • Arena Suit Order for the 2018-19 season

Everyone gets a new suit each season so pre-order yours and have it in September.


Up Coming Meets:

KISU Spring Jamboree:  April 14th 12-5pm

We Are still in need of volunteers.  Please visit the website to sign up.

This is the FINAL KISU Jamboree of the season.  If you have a Jamboree swimmer, be sure to attend.

When - April 12, 12-5pm.

Where - Our pool!

What - Jamboree for swimmers not yet sub 4 for their 200 IM.

Why - because swimming is fun!

Cost: $20 per swimmer with volunteer commitment


Pro D Day Clinic: April 16th Registration Deadline April 15th

10:00am-12:00pm at the pool

This is a technique clinic for Juniors and Up swimmers.  Academy swimmers will run a variety of stations focussing 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.


Mini Squad Finale: April 27th Registration Deadline April 23rd 

Location: Lakawana Park 

Our mini squad finale will follow team practice.  Coaches and swimmers will walk over to Lakawana Park for pizza and report cards. Sign up is on the website. Family members are welcome. Please include the total number of family members attending in the note section.

Cost: $5 per person


Kamloops Spring Fever: April 28th Registration Deadline April 13th

This is a great meet to attend in April.  It is long course, one day (no need for accommodation) and will keep swimmers focused through the month.

Based on last year's meet information - 

Warm Ups at 9:30am.  The projected finish time is 6pm.

Event fees - $8/event, the club will cover relays.

More information will be posted when the meet package becomes available.


KAJ Jamboree in West Kelowna: May 5th Registration Deadline April 19th

This is one of the final Jamboree of the season.  It will be held at the Johnson Bentley Pool.

If you are a Jamboree swimmer . . . sign up!

More information will be posted when it becomes 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!


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


Child Fitness Tax Receipts:

For 2017 and subsequent taxation years the federal government has eliminated the children’s fitness tax credit and the additional amount for children eligible for the disability tax credit, however for the 2017 year the BC provincial government is offering an equivalent credit as outlined below.

Each credit will be a non-refundable tax credit of eligible expenditures up to $500 for each child. Both the Child Arts amount and the Child Fitness amount are increased to $1,000 if the child is eligible for the disability tax credit.

The Child Fitness Equipment Tax Credit was announced to be effective for the 2015 and later taxation years.  This will provide a non-refundable tax credit equal to 50% of the child fitness credit.  No additional receipts need be kept for this credit - just retain the receipts for the child fitness credit.

For both of these credits, eligible expenditures are those that qualify for the federal children's fitness credit as stated below.

The tax credit is available for registration and membership costs paid in the taxation year, for prescribed programs of physical activity for their children who are, at the beginning of the taxation year



under 16 years of age, or


under 18 for a child with a disability

(i.e., when any person is able to claim a disability amount tax credit for the child on line 318

of the federal tax return)


Tax receipts will not be prepared for the 2017 tax year unless required for a member audit.  In this case a receipt will be issued within 48hrs.


The amount you paid can easily be determined by viewing your history in your KISU account.

  1. Login into your account at
  2. Click on the ‘My invoice /payment’ tab on the left
  3. Click on billing history
  4. Click on the ‘search billing/payment history’ button
  5. Enter the dates 01/01/17- 12/31/2017
  6. Any amounts charged under the account “Club Fees or Swimmer Registration” are applicable.
  7. Be sure to scroll to the bottom and confirm payment total³ claim amount


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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. Or present a copy of the shark card at retail stores.


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