Club News March 7th 2018

Amazing how we can light tomorrow with today.

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning




KISU Wins Its 1st Provincial Championship:


It was an amazing weekend for KISU swimmers at the Swim BC Tier II Championships this past weekend in Kamloops!  Conditions were tough with many swimmers having back to back swims but KISU swimmers rose to the challenge. Congratulations KISU swimmers you are awesome!

Read the Swim BC recap via the following link:


KAJ Jamboree:

So many fast swims and many best times! Congratulations to Marisa Leboe for getting her sub 4! 


Meet Results:

Results for the following meets are now available on the website under the EVENTS tab. As well as by clicking on the following links.

Swim BC Tier II

KAJ-ORCA Jamboree



Up Coming Events:


Parent Talks:

Mike Flegel of Swim BC will be running parent meetings this weekend during the Tier I Championships. Presentations will run Saturday and Sunday 8:00-8:50am in the upstairs meeting room.  ALL KISU parents, from Mini Squad to Academy, should attend even if their swimmer isn't at the Tier I meet.


Swim BC Tier I Championships:  March 9-11th

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.


SPRING BREAK:  March 19th-April 2nd

There are no regular swim practices during spring break.  See you back in the water Tuesday April 3rd.


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




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