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Club News August 15th

The artist is nothing without the gift,

but the gift is nothing without work.
 

-Emile Zola

 

 

 

Upcoming Meets and Events:

 

FINA World Junior Swimming Championships: Aug 20-25th Budapest Hungary

Good Luck to Tyler Wall and Ashley McMillan, who will be representing Canada and the FINA World Juniors starting next week.  The Canadian team is currently training and staging in Gyor about 2 hours outside of Budapest, heading into the city this Saturday.  Competition starts Tuesday.

 

Swim practice starts the week of September 9th!

Mini Squad coaches will meet their groups by the waterslide.

Juniors and up will meet by the KISU office.

 

September Team Practice:  September 27th

This is our first Team Practice of the season!!  Team Practice is held on the last Friday of the month.  It is a great opportunity to have some hard work and fun in the pool.  Although each month has a different activity, we often have peer teaching so there is some team bonding and interaction between our younger and older swimmers.

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

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

 

KISU AGM:

When: Friday November 1st, 4:30-5:30

Where: Penticton Community Centre Meeting Room TBA

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.

Positions up for nomination this Season:

Secretary

3 Member at Large positions

 

2018/19 Season Registration:

We will not be running the two-week trial program this fall. Please spread the word with your interested friends and family members.  New mini squad members are encouraged to complete online registration early to secure their preferred time slot. For any questions regarding registration please email Amy at admin@kisu.ca.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH ONLINE REGISTRATION . . . CLUB FEES AND SWIMBC REGISTRATION FEE INFORMATION IS ALSO INCLUDED BELOW:

Please ensure that you are as thorough as possible when completing the registration information! Although some fields are "optional", as much information as you can provide is appreciated!

You will need to know the Roster Group (Training Group) that you are registering for. Group descriptions are found under the Training Groups tab, and the Training Schedule (practice times) are found under the Calendar/Training Schedule tab.

For Mini Squad registrations, you will be choosing a Group (White, Blue, or Gold), and training days (Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday) and group time.  If the group you select is full please select another time. Group size limits are set to allow for the highest quality of coaching for your swimmer. 

You will need to know your Swim BC Fee category (please see below).  Note that Mini Squad, Fitness, YES, and Juniors will have their fee applied automatically by the system - please do not select it again.  Super-Juniors will register as "competitive" for their age category if they are (or are close to) sub-4 for their 200IM.  Intermediates, Age Group and Swim Academy will also register as "competitive" for their age group.  For Fitness swimmers who would like to register as "competitive" so that they can attend more than one sanctioned event, please email admin@kisu.ca and we will upgrade your insurance category.

Payment Schedule:  Your swim fees may be paid in one annual lump sum, in two installments (corresponding to tax years) or in monthly installments.  IMPORTANT:  The monthly installment payment schedule requires the FIRST AND LAST installment to be paid at the time of registration. You will see that the amount charged at registration is double the monthly installment.

Multi-Swimmer Family Discount:  KISU is pleased to offer a discount on swimming fees for families registering 3 or more swimmers under the age of 18. Your third and subsequent swimmers will have their fee reduced by 30%. The discount for the fees paid at registration will appear on your October 1 invoice, and subsequent monthly installments will be billed at the reduced rate. Additionally, Swim BC offers a discount on the Swim BC registration fee for families registering 3 or swimmers.  Please contact Amy at (admin@kisu.ca) to apply for this discount.

Team Gear:  All swimmers will be ordering a club t-shirt, suit and cap at the time of registration, so please remember to in indicate your child's size when you complete the registration information. You will be able to order additional caps, suits or goggles etc from the club by emailing Simone at equipment@kisu.ca to let us know what size you would like!

REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE APPROVED WITHOUT THE SELECTION OF A TEAM SUIT

Team Suits:  All swimmers will order an Arena team swim suit and cap as a part of registration.  Please be sure to indicate your swimmers suit size. Girls and Boys have 2 options each.  Prices are listed below:

Girls Skinny Strap and cap:      $65

Girls Thick Strap and cap:        $65

Boys Jammer and cap:             $60

Boys Brief and cap:                  $50

 

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CLUB FEES:

TRAINING GROUP

 

ANNUAL FEE

 

2 INSTALLMENTS

(registration and Jan 1)

MONTHLY INSTALLMENT

First and last months paid at registration. Monthly installments Oct-Mar/May

Mini Squad

$656

$410/$246

$164/$82 (7 installments)

Junior/Super Junior

$1175

$587.50

$235/$117.50 (9 installments)

Intermediate

$1410

$705

$282/$141 (9 installments)

Age Group

$1685

842.50

$337/$168.50 (9 installments)

Swim Academy (Seniors)

International Students*

$2350

$2850

$1175

$1675/$1175

$470/$235 (9 installments)

$960/$230 (9 installments)

ParaSwimming

$1685

$842.50

$337/$168.50 (9 installments)

Okanagan Para Swimmers

$220 admin fee

 

 

Fitness

$864

$540/$324

$216/$108 (7 installments)

 

*$500 Admin fee due at registration.

SWIM BC FEE

Non-Competitive: $47 annually

(All Mini Squad, YES, Junior and Fitness swimmers will automatically be charged this fee.  You will not need to select it again during the registration process. If your child will be competing in sanctioned swim meets, this fee will be upgraded to the appropriate Age Category fee outlined below.)

Competitive, by Age (age determined as of December 31, 2019)

8 & Under: $97

9-10: $117

11-14: $163

15 & Over: $205

All swimmers registering in Intermediates, Age Group, or Swim Academy will need to select the appropriate Competitive fee category for their swimmer when completing their registration.

* For swimmers registering for Super Juniors, please select the appropriate Competitive category if your swimmer has gone sub-4 for their 200IM, or is close to it.  If your swimmer is not yet close to sub-4, you can select the non-competitive category and will then be upgraded later in the season once the sub-4 benchmark has been reached.

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

We are looking for volunteers to fill the key positions below for the upcoming season:

Travel Manager:Takes care of Coach accommodation bookings as well as team travel arrangement for the season.

Sponsorship and Fundraising: Contacts existing sponsors to secure donations for the following season. (this is in the works for next season). Actively recruits new sponsors throughout the season.  

If you are interested in taking on any of the above positions please contact Lisa at president@kisu.ca

 

 

TEAM GEAR:

Do you need some new KISU gear?  Contact our equipment manager Simone Peters at equipment@kisu.ca to order swimsuits, caps, goggles and flip flops!  Looking for other items, visit the Team Aquatic Website at www.team-aquatic.com and enter the discount code ‘KIS395’ at checkout to receive the team discount. Or present a copy of the shark card at retail stores.

 

FACEBOOK:  KISU SWIM CLUB

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

 

Do you have a question- Contact us!

Head Coach: Tina Hoeben, coachtina@kisu.ca, 250-486-4286

Administrator: Amy Wall, admin@kisu.ca, 250-490-7452

Head Mini Squad Coach: Hilary Harling, coachhilary@kisu.ca , 250-488-6292