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Club News April 23rd 2018

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.”

-Henry David Thoreau
 

 

 

Team Photo Day: Friday April 27th3:15

Where: Outside the convention centre.

Please wear this seasons navy team shirt.

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

Last day for Juniors-Academy Friday June 22nd(with the exception of those competing at Tier IIs and beyond)

 

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:

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

 

Academy Spring Fundraiser:

What: Team dinner and carnival fun night

Where: Community Centre Gym

When: May 4th5:30- 7:00

Please join us for our 2ndAnnual team dinner and casino/carnival fun night.  We will be serving a pasta and salad dinner and dessert followed by games and activities to be enjoyed by all.  Funds raised will used to purchase high performance equipment that will support the academy program.

Dinner Tickets: $10 per person 

Game/Activities Tickets: 20 tickets for $10, 50 tickets for $25

Games and Activities will include: Egg Russian roulette, cream pie toss, cake walk, black jack, ping pong tournament, prizes and more!

This event is open to all club members as well as any friends and family who would like to come out and support the club by enjoying a great dinner and evening of fun!

Job Sign up is for Academy members only.

Ticket sales will be open on the website on WEDNESDAY APRIL 25th.  We are using a new system where members sign up and pay at registration. Game Tickets will be available for pick up at the "ticket booth" in the gym.  If you have non-KISU members who would like to attend please contact admin@kisu.ca for tickets.

Mini Squad swimmers we hope you come back and join us for this event! 

 

Reflective Goggles for Wenatchee and Open Water Swimming:Order Deadline:May 15th

If you are swimming at the Wenatchee meet or have any open water/outdoor swimming planned for the summer, you will want to order Reflective Goggles!

 

Year End Awards Night and Picnic:  June 6th Registration deadline June 4th

Location: Pavillion at Skaha Park

Cost: $5 each to a max of $20 per Family

KISU will be providing pizza and drinks.  We are asking all families to bring either a salad or a dessert.

Please sign up your entire family under one swimmer by indicating your total number of people in your family in the comments section.

Please bring your own plates, cutlery and lawn chairs.

 

Arena Suit Order for 2018-2019 Season:  Deadline to order June 22nd.

Arena will be sponsoring KISU again next season.  We are getting training suits for everyone in our team at a 25% discount from retail, plus we will get bigger deals on bags and track suits (as well as some other cool perks).  We need to get as many swimmers' sizes in by June 22nd so we can have the suits ready for you in our first week in September (there will be an option to order late, but you will also receive your suit late).  

Please sign up to order your suit and include your size and style in the notes.

There are two styles for girls - thick and thin straps.  And two styles for boys - brief (speedo) and jammer.  The club colour will be navy.

 

 

Up Coming Meets:

 

KAJ Long Course Invitational:  May 18th- 20th Registration Deadline: May 2nd

Kelowna May Long Course Invitational Meet - 

Location - H2O Pool, 4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC

Based on last year's meet info -

Warm Ups - 7am for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  4pm for Finals on Friday and Saturday, 3pm for Finals on Sunday.

Entries - 3 events per session.  Swimmers must have the A standard for 200 strokes, 400 Free &IM and distance free.

Entry Fees - $10/event, plus $4.50 splash fee.   The club will cover relays.  It is great to have it as an event fee, as swimmers can now attend only one or two days.

Format - Heats and Finals.  If you find you can't sign up for afternoon sessions, it is because they are finals sessions.  A and B finals when 24 swimmers are entered in the event.  Distance Free events will be timed fastest to slowest, may be limited at the meet manager's discretion.  400s the 8 fastest swimmers entered will move directly to finals.

 

Salmon Arm Regionals:May 25th-27th Registration deadline: May 9th

Details of this meet have not been posted yet butexpect that it will be very similar to the Salmon Arm Regional Meet in February. If you don't have many Tier Times . . . this is the meet you want to be attending!

 

Wenatchee Apple Capital:  June 1st-3rd 2018 

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

Tier I Kelowna: June 22nd- 24th Registration Deadline: June 4th

This is the second Tier I meet of the season.  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.  Especially with the event being in Kelowna we are hoping to have bigger numbers for this Tier I.

More information will be posted once the meet package is out.  

Tier II Victoria:July 6th-8th Registration Deadline: June 5th

This will be the second Tier II meet of the season.  This time long course in Victoria.

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 will 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.

 

 

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 kisu.ca
  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 total is greater than or equal to the claim amount

 

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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