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Sept 4, 2013 - CLUB NEWS

 

It's not too late. I can still live my dreams.

- Diana Nyad

 

TO DO:

Register!  If you have not yet registered for this season, please go online an register now!  All groups, including Masters (at reduced rates compared to last season) are open for new swimmers. Our first day back in the pool is coming up on Monday – see you then.

Add a Gym Pass to your registration!  The Community Centre offers discounted rates for groups who purchase gym passes.  Whether you are a parent, or a swimmer, why not take advantage of this deal? 

Plan to attend the Welcome Back BBQ.  Following KISU tradition, we will be getting together for a BBQ at Lakawana Park on Friday, Sept 13th after practice (6pm).  Please sign up online by clicking the  “Attend/Decline” button to the right of the event name listed under the Events section on our home page.  In the comments section, please include the number of people from your family who will be attending so that we know how much food to bring! Cost is $5 per person.

 

KISU PEOPLE

Welcome Coach Theresa!

Our new Juniors and Fitness Coach this season is Theresa Zunich.  Theresa has over 17 years of coaching experience, most recently with the Kamloops Classic Swim Club and previous to that in the province of New Brunswick.  We are very pleased with the addition of Theresa to our coaching staff – be sure to give her a warm welcome when you see her on the deck!

KISU has a strong showing at Challenge Penticton

There were numerous KISU affiliated athletes who competed at the Challenge Penticton Triathlon races . . . both adults and children alike.  We would like to extend our congratulations to all!  Of note is, of course, overall winner Jeff Symonds.  Jeff swam two seasons with KISU after returning to Penticton from University.  Also, KISU Alumni Julia Veidt, who currently swims with Guelph University, was the fastest female out of the water in the swim portion of the race.  GO KISU!

 

SWIMMING INSPIRATION

Diana Nyad’s historic swim from Cuba to Florida took place last week. 

Check out her swim news:   http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/03/us/diana-nyad-cuba-florida-swim/

and her TED talk:

http://www.ted.com/talks/diana_nyad_extreme_swimming_with_the_world_s_most_dangerous_jellyfish.html