Club News May 14th 2018

“Never give up on dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”


Congratulations to Justin Fotherby! Justin broke the 1-hour mark today in the 5k swim finishing in a time of 0:57.49. Well done Justin!


Up Coming Events:

Practice Changes:

Saturday May 19thCANCELLED- KAJ meet 

Monday May 21stNO PRACTICE Victoria Day

Saturday May 26thOLIVER outdoor practice only

Friday June 1stNo AFTERNOON practice- Wenatchee/ Mel Zajac meets

Saturday June 2ndCANCELLED- Wenatchee/ Mel Zajac meets

Friday June 22ndBeach Practice Location TBA depending on Lake levels

Saturday June 23rdLAST DAY OF THE SEASON Time Trial 7:30-10:00am


Board Meeting:

When:Wednesday May 16th7:00-8:00 

Where:Community Centre Meeting Room 

All KISU parents are welcome to attend this month’s board meeting.


Rock Ridge 2018: Registration Deadline: May 19th

This is a GREAT way to start the season.  We have an early deadline as the sign up this year is first come, first serve . . . there will be an opportunity to sign up later . . . but you may not get in (the invitation has been extended to the Vernon and Salmon Arm swim clubs so it will fill up).  Sign up now.

Cost $225.  We will need a parent volunteer for every 10 swimmers that sign up (no cost).

Please find below more information, including a tentative schedule.

It would be great to have 30 KISU swimmers signed up (then we can send three coaches).


Oliver Outdoor Practice:

This is our Annual Outdoor Practice in Oliver, Saturday, May 26, 9:30-11am. 

All KISU swimmers are welcome, but those that are attending the Wenatchee swim meet should especially be there as there are a few tricks to swimming outdoors that we never experience in Penticton.

No sign up is required, just show up.  There is a rumour that there may be a stop at a particular ice cream place on the way home as long as all the swimmers swim their hearts out in practice.

Please note that there will NOT be regular practice in Penticton this particular Saturday.  Everyone should go to Oliver!



Reflective Goggles for Wenatchee and Open Water Swimming:

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!

Order Deadline:May 15th


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:

Salmon Arm Regionals:May 26th 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

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.




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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