April 30, 2018
Seek respect not attention. It lasts longer.
Kamloops Spring Fever:
22 KISU swimmers competed at the Kamloops Classic Spring Fever Long Course meet this past Saturday. There were many Best Times:
Jordan Souch-Tremblayhad 100%best
times. Brooklynn Follestadgot her LC Tier I
time in 200
IM. ThomasCaruso got
the Far Western time for 200 IM, and swam Best Times in 100 fly,
100 free and 400
free. MarleeCaruso got
her Far Western time in 100 fly, 1:11.17.
KISU took the Gold place finish in the 8 X 50 fun free relay, with the team of Ian, Haley, Chelsea, Austin, Sarah, Aspen, Thomas and Charlotte in 4:17.34.
It was a very successful swim meet with several swimmers competing long course for the first time.
Up Coming Events:
KISU Spring Fundraiser hosted by the KISU Academy:
What: Team dinner and carnival fun night for all ages!
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 are open on the website. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
KISU has a room block booked at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel
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.
Why You Need to go to the Top Meet You are Qualified to Attend
By John Leonard
This is one topic that I think 95% of coaches agree on. Also one that parents occasionally “don’t get” intuitively. So let me explain, please.
Fact number One: We only improve when we “stretch” or “challenge” ourselves.
That’s why it’s called competitiveswimming. Competition…competitive… to “Strive WITH” a worth adversary.
UNCOMFORTABLE FACT NUMBER TWO:The vast majority of athletes are successful at a competition one level belowthe highest level they have ever attended. That’s the level at which they feel competent enough to relax and “just swim” without involvement in all the distractions of the “highest-level meet”. This fact is true for everyone up to and including OLYMPIANS, who are usually much more successful at their second Olympic Games.
Fact Number Three:If you do not attend the highest level meet you are qualified for, you will not benefit from the “next highest-level” syndrome and no matter how many times you attend the same level of competition- High School States for example- you will experience the same overwhelmed feeling you had the first time. However, if you qualified for Junior Nationals and actually went and competed, High School States does not seem quite so imposing, does it?
Take the same logic to the local B meet. Once you’ve been on a relay at JO’s, the B meet isn’t such a big deal. The less the athlete perceives the competition as a “big deal,” the more likely they are to focus on all the right things and perform well. When it’s a “big deal,” the athlete generally is overwhelmed by the experience and performs poorly.
Sadly, lots of athletes and parents, think that they are an “experiment of one” to whom this experience does not apply. In my 43 years of coaching, I cannot think of more than a handful of athletes who succeeded at the highest level they qualified for, the first time. Those were the kind of people who were largely “unconscious” of what was going on around them; too ignorant to be overwhelmed (which can work sometimes). I don’t think there are any exceptions to this rule.
Bottom line advice: when an athlete qualifies for a meet, attend and compete. It’s in their best interest, both long and short term. Exception:lots of coaches prefer that an athlete qualify in one season and then WAIT and compete in that meet the next season, when they can be once again rested and tapered – a good strategy-but NOT ATTENDING that high-level meet is bad thinking.
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.
- Login into your account at kisu.ca
- Click on the ‘My invoice /payment’ tab on the left
- Click on billing history
- Click on the ‘search billing/payment history’ button
- Enter the dates 01/01/17- 12/31/2017
- Any amounts charged under the account “Club Fees or Swimmer Registration” are applicable.
- Be sure to scroll to the bottom and confirm payment total is greater than or equal to the claim amount
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Head Mini Squad Coach: Hilary Harling, firstname.lastname@example.org , 250-488-6292