Club News February 19th 2018

“The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.”

– John Buchan



Congratulations to two KISU Members nominated for the BC Sports Awards-Coach Tina has been nominated for Female Coach of the Year, and Glenn Carlsen for Masters Athlete of the Year


Meet Results:


Salmon Arm Regional A Meet:

Congratulations to all the swimmers who were competing at the Salmon Arm Regional A meet this past weekend.

At the end of two sessions KISU swimmers claimed 41 medals: 17 gold, 8 silver and 16 bronze. Andreas Nordlund swam a Tier I time in 200 IM, Alice Wang got her Tier II in 400 free. 

There were many awesome swims and amazing team spirt! We finished the weekend with 1985 points placing us in second place in overall team scores. Awesome job KISU!!!

Meet results will be posted on the website under the events tab once available.



Up Coming Events:


February Team Practice:  4:00-5:30



February Time Trial: February 23rd Registration Deadline Feb 18th

This is a club time trial for Juniors and up swimmers.

Includes all events. This is the last change for swimmers to make their Tier times if they are not attending the Salmon Arm Meet.

All Juniors and up attend 3:30 - 5:30pm.  We will need parents to help out with the timing for this session. The Time Trial is free as long as you sign up on time and have a parent volunteer.  If you are late to sign up, don't show up or don't have a parent to help with the timing, it will cost $10 (Academy swimmers are exempt as they are old enough to time for each other).


Mini Squad, Juniors, Super Juniors and Intermediate Eat Together Dinner and Team Activity:  Registration deadline Feb 21st Sign up on the website.

When: Feb 23rd 5:30-7:30 following Team Practice for Mini Squad, Club time trial for Juniors & up.

Where: Meeting room 4- the one beside the pool.

What:  Pasta dinner (parent volunteer sign-up on the website)

Mini Squad swimmers will watch a movie after dinner.  Cost: $5

Juniors & up swimmers will walk over to the bowling alley to bowl until 8pm.  There is a separate sign up on the website for bowling. Cost $10


Age Group Eat Together Dinner: February 23rd Mykonos Restaurant

Following the Time Trial Age Group Swimmers will head to Mykonos for pizza for our 2nd Annual Eat Together event. Please sign up on the website.

Where: Mykonos Restaurant, 328 Main St

When: 6:00-7:30

Cost: $10 per swimmer.

Parents please drop off and pick up at the restaurant. This event is for AGE GROUP SWIMMERS ONLY.


KAJ-ORCA March Jamboree:  Sunday March 4th Registration Deadline February 22nd

Hosted by Kelowna Aquajets 

H2O Adventre Centre, 4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna

All eligible KISU Jamboree swimmers should attend.

More 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.


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


Junior/Super Junior




Age Group




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 if you have any questions.


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.


VKSC Spring Invitational: April 7-8th Registration deadline: March 15th

Location - 3310-37Ave, Vernon

Coach's Editorial - this should be a great meet.  Vernon hasn't hosted a meet in April for a while so it would be great to have a large crew from KISU out to support the meet.  They are also really trying to support younger swimmers wanting to get times in the Distance events (800/1500).

Consider coming out for only one day. 

Warm ups - Saturday morning 7:30 am Afternoon session - 3:30pm, Sunday 7:30am.


  • Saturday morning - 100 Free, 200 Brst, 200 Fly, 100 Back, 400 IM.
  • Saturday afternoon - 200 Free, 100 Brst, 100 Fly, 200 Back and 200 IM.
  • Sunday - 50 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Brst, 100 IM plus 800/1500.*
  • *There are dequalifying times for the 800/1500.  800 = 10:20 (anyone faster than 10:20 will not be able to swim).  1500= 19:30. Limited to the top 40 swimmers/event.

Meet fees - $8/event.  Limit of 3 events/session.

Meet information is posted on the website in the meet package.


VKSC Spring Jamboree: April 8th Registration Deadline March 15th

Jamborees are for novice swimmers who have not yet gone faster than 4 minutes for their 200IM.  It is considered a developmental meet with the goal of it lasting less than 4 hours.

Location - 3310-37 Ave., Vernon

BASED on the fall Jamboree.  Details will be confirmed when the meet info. is posted.

Start time 1:30pm. Estimated finish at 6pm.

Cost - $6.50/event

 Coaches will decide on events.  More details posted in the meet information below.

This is a great local meet for our Jamboree swimmers.  We hope to see a large contingent of KISU Jamboree swimmers out for the Vernon Meet.


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



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Equipment for Purchase:

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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