Club News October 22nd 2018


“There is nothing permanent except change.”



Upcoming Meets & Events:

October Team Practice:  This Friday October 26th

Last Friday of each month is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the month, have some peer coaching and team games.  

Age Group, Intermediates and Swim Academy: 3:30-5:30

Mini Squad, Juniors, Super Juniors: 4:00-5:30



When: Friday October 26th5:00-5:45

Where: Penticton Community Centre Meeting Room 7 (upstairs by the dance studio)

Please remember that this meeting is for ALL club members, mini squad parents through to Academy.We encourage everyone to attend, as our attendance is recorded in our gaming grant reports and affects the decisions for how much grant money the club receives each year.

Our goal is to be finished by the time swimmers are out of their practice.

Board Positions up for Nomination: 

President :2-year term

Vice President:1-year term

Secretary: 2-year term

2-Member at Large positions: 2-year term

If you would like your name to stand for one of the above positions, please email Dave Spear at


Mini Squad Halloween Movie Night:

Mini Squad Halloween Movie Night

When: October 26th 6:00-8:00

Where: Meeting room 7 at the Community Centre upstairs by the dance studio

Movie: TBA


High School Regionals:  Sunday October 27th

If you have a high school swimmer (KVR, Maggie, Pen High) please plan to come out and volunteer!  We are still in need of the following positions:

Set-up and Clean-up - 6-8 people

Stroke and Turn - 12 people

Starter - 1 additional position (to be shared with another person who has already volunteered)

Chief Timer - 1 person

Assistant Chief Timer - 1 person

Deck Food Organizers - 2 people

Deck Food servers - 3 people

Heat Sheet Seller/Awards Prep - 2 people

Timers - these positions should be filled by volunteers from visiting schools, but I may need some backup as we get closer to the meet.


Set up will take place beginning at 10:00 am on Sunday morning. 

Officials (Stroke and Turn and Timers) will have a briefing at 11:15 in Meeting Room 4.

Stroke and Turn officials, please wear a red t-shirt. Timers, please wear a white t-shirt. All officials should be wearing black bottoms.

Please contact Jacki Kliever at j_kliever@yahoo.caif you can help out.


KAJ Fall Invitational: Registration Deadline October 29th

This is a local meet that offers a great opportunity for swimmers to get closer to their goals and qualifying times.

WHAT:  KAJ 2018 Fall Classic

WHERE:  H2O Adventure and Fitness Center, 4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna

WHEN:  November 16-17, 2018


Competition Time Line 

  • Saturday - First session 7am - 1pm.  Second session - 2:30 - 7:30pm.
  • Sunday - 7am - 1pm.  Doors open at 6:45am on Sunday.  Don't bother getting there any earlier than 6:44am.  Projected finish at 1pm.

Meet format - Timed Finals.

Events - Saturday morning session - 100 IM, 200 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Free, 200 Brst, 400 Free.

·      Saturday afternoon session - 100 Fr, 200 Back, 50 Brst, 100 Fly, 1500 Free.

·      Sunday morning session - 100 Back, 200 IM, 100 Brst, 50 Fly, 200 Free.

Entry fees - $7.50/event, plud $4.50 splash fee. The club will cover relays.  Swimmers are limited to nine individual events (plus relays).

Coaches Editorial - this is usually a great meet for our swimmers.  It is the almost last chance to make an A time to qualify for Kamloops.  In the past, we have had large numbers of KISU swimmers at this meet and have won it in 2015 and 2016.  Unfortunately, it conflicts with High School Provincials again this year, but everyone not going to High School Provincials should be at Kelowna.  You can sign up for only one day if you want.


Arena Tracksuit Orders:  Registration Deadline October 31st

This is a firm deadline of October 31stso we have them in time for the Kamloops meet. Please indicate if you would like a jacket, pants or both and the required sizes in the note area.

Approx. cost: Jacket: $65 Pants: $40

If you are having trouble determining sizes, please check out the sizing links on the website.

Note:  Adult sizes are unisex (XS-3XL)          

Youth sizes are unisex (S-XXL) 



KISU Arena Backpacks:  Registration Deadline November 8th

Thinking ahead for a Christmas present for your swimmer . . . think about a KISU Arena Backpack.  

Coach Theresa has the smaller version.  Coach Jamie has the larger version.

Costs . . . coming soon.

Deadline Nov. 8 so that we can get them in time for Christmas.


Kamloops Team Travel: December 13-16thRegistration Deadline Nov 15th

KISU is encouraging all of our swimmers who qualify for the Kamloops Ice Classic to participate in Team Travel!  Team Travel is a great experience for ALL swimmers.  It is a great way for kids to get to know each other better, practice independence (while under the care of a chaperone and coaches) and come together as a TEAM.  Once experienced, it speaks for itself!

Cost is will be determined once we know numbers (approx $250 per swimmer). Includes travel, accommodation, food and fun!   We will be travelling via bus, leaving on Thursday after school and returning Sunday after the meet.  Meals are provided (chaperones will be cooking up a frenzy!), and we will be staying at a hotel-The Best Western.

Swimmers in grade 5 or younger will need to travel with and bunk with a parent. 

Swimmers going on "full" team travel (ie: travel both directions, and all nights with the team) will have first priority.  Swimmers who are wanting to travel one way and stay only one or two nights will be accommodated whenever possible.

Parents who wish to accompany the team as chaperones are encouraged to contact Jacki Kliever (




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.

2018/19 Shark Club Card

KISU Hoodies 

The hoodies that were ordered before Christmas 2017 are being replaced.  If you were unable to complete the exchange in July, we will have the new hoodies available during the ARENA swimsuit pickup (Sept 17/18).  You must turn in your old hoodie to receive a new one.  



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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