Club News June 27th 2018

“The speed of your success is limited only by your dedication and what you are willing to sacrifice.”

-Nathan W. Morris


Inconnu Swim Coach:

Head coach of the Inconnu swim club Steve Sadownik passed away suddenly on June 16th, 2018 from a heart attack during a training run in Jasper, Alberta.  A long-time swimmer and athlete, Steve knew many of the swimming and running community.  

He is predeceased by his wife Nicole Sadownik who passed away on May 8, 2017.   

A Go Fund Me campaign has been set up in his memory.  KISU has made a donation an behalf of the club.  For members who would also like to donate

Tier I Results:

Congratulations to all the KISU swimmers who competed at the Tier I championships last weekend in Kelowna!  Highlights from Coach Tee include:

DAY 1: Brooklynn Follestad-B finals in 200 free - 2:21.46, plus 6s off 400 IM and 3s off 100 back.Aspen Benn, amazing 400IM with 9s off and bettered 100 fly by 2 seconds.SeanPeters took 5s off his 200 breast time. Jordan Souch-Tremblayhad a super day, 4 seconds off 200 free, more than 2 seconds off 100 fly and 8 seconds off 200 breast. 

DAY 2: Finished with many successes. Aspen Benn made B finals in 200IM, 2:40.34 which is 1 second to go for her 14 and under Tier II time. She took 4 seconds of her 400 free, 5:06.81. Brooklynn Follestad swam a best time in 400 free, she took 8 seconds off her 100 breast and went 1:05.47 in 100 free, which is 1 second to go for her 14 and under Tier II time. Sean Peters had a best time in 100 breast. Jordan Souch-Tremblay swam a best time in 200 IM taking 5 seconds off, his 400 free swam a best time by 8 seconds and made the Tier II time for 15 and under, 4:48. And finished the day by taking 3 seconds off his 100 free, 1:05.71. 

DAY 3: Brooklynn went under 30 seconds on her 50 free ... 29.99. Jordan took 2 seconds off 50 free and 5 seconds off 200 fly. Aspen Benn got the 7th place ribbon for 200 fly ... 2:43.4 Sean took 23s off his 200 fly.

Results available HERE and on the website.


June 25thTime Trial: Results available HERE and on the website.


2018/19 Swimmer Groups:

The list for next seasons swimmer groups is available HERE. This applies to JUNIORS swimmers and up. If your swimmers name is on the list and they will not be returning in the fall or if you have any questions regarding your swimmer placement, please email Coach Tina at 


Summer Vacation:

With summer vacation right around the corner we can look forward to long days, sunny weather and a less scheduled routine. Although these are all amazing things about summer we would also like to remind your swimmers the importance of staying fit over the break.

Some great options other than enjoying activities with your families include:

The Penticton Paddling Club.  

More info at

The TriPower Triathlon Club.  

More info at


2018/19 Season Registration:

Online registration for next season will open Aug 1stRegistration Renewal is not automatic.  You must complete online registration every season. Watch your email this summer for updates to club fees and the practice calendar, swimmer group lists and other important information.


KISU Academy International Students:

The KISU swim academy is gaining International acclaim. We are excited to have 4 students from Germany coming to SD67 to attend Pen High and join the KISU swim academy for the 2018/19 school yearWe hope that your swim family would consider hosting one of the following student athletes. 

Grade 11 boy from Germany – Full year
Grade 11 girl from Germany – Full year
Grade 9 girl from Germany - Semester 1 only (Sept. to Feb.) Grade 11 girl from Germany - Semester 1 only (Sept. to Feb.) 

Host families receive: 

Tax-free compensation of $800 per month Support from Homestay Coordinator (max 2 students) 

Respite for emergencies and holidays 


Host families provide: 

A private bedroom
3 meals and reasonable snacks per day
A caring family for guidance, friendship and support 


If you are interested in becoming a homestay family please call: 250-770-7700 ext 6296 or email:


Up Coming Events:

Rock Ridge 2018:  September 7th-9thRegistration Deadline: extended until July 15th

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. Swimmers must be Sub $ for 200IM

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).


Up Coming Meets:


Tier II Victoria: July 6th-8th

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