Club News July 16th 2018

“Failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of it.”



BC Summer Games:

Congratulations to the following KISU swimmers representing the Okanagan region at the BC Summer Games July 20-22nd in Duncan- Aspen Benn, Senna Entner, Brooklyn Follestad, Jordan Souch-Tremblay, Liam Wallich and Alice Wang.  Good luck swimmers!


Open Water Swim: Aug 12th Salmon Arm

There is an open water swimming event for adults and youth in Salmon Arm on August 12th.  Check out the website:  Columbia Shuswap Selkirks Swim Club home page.  Click on the link: for information and registration.


Tier II Victoria:

Results available HERE and on the website under the ‘EVENTS’ tab.


Mini Squad Coaches:

Are you or anyone you know interested in coaching Mini Squad for the upcoming 2018/2019 season? Come be a part of the team that coaches a fantastic group of kids! Swimming 101 or WSI certifications are recommended but not required. Send an email at or


KISU Hoodies:

For those of you who ordered a hoodie before Christmas they are being replaced. Nicole will be at the pool next Thursday July 19thfrom 11- Noon ONLY with the new hoodies.  You must turn in your old hoodie in order to receive your new one. If you are unable to pick up next week, you can pick it up in September.


New Office Cabinets:

We are looking into installing new cabinets in the KISU office.  If you have a connection at Rona or Home Hardware and can help us out with this project, please contact Tina at


September Two-Week Trial:  Sept 17th-28th

Do you have a friend a family member interested in joining swim club but they’re not quite sure?  The two-week trial is the perfect opportunity to get a good feel for our program without the financial commitment upfront. Email Amy at admin@kisu.cato sign up.  Please include full name of the potential swimmer, age, contact info and any previous swim experience in your email.


2018/19 Swimmer Groups ***2NDEDITION***:

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).



Join our Facebook page for exciting and important information about KISU!


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