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CLUB NEWS, November 6, 2013

 

Winning means you're willing to go longer, work harder, and give more than anyone else.

 - Vince Lombardi

 

TO DO

 . . . or NOT to do . . . No regular practice on Saturday and Monday.

Get Ready for the MINI MEET!  Our club’s first Mini Meet of the season is this Saturday, 7:30-9am.  Mini Squad and Junior swimmers can sign up online.  Super Juniors and up are welcome to come out and help with the meet – it’s great fun for our youngest and newest swimmers to have their very own Meet!

Sign up for the Kelowna Jamboree! Held in conjunction with the Aquajets’ main meet, the Jamboree on the afternoon of Sunday, November 24 is for swimmers who are not yet sub-4 for their 200IM.  Perfect for Juniors and Super Juniors, or maybe even your extra keen Gold mini squad swimmer (check with Anne!) DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS SUNDAY!

Check your entries:  Here is the first draft of the meet entries for Kelowna – please check your entries and let Tina know of any errors.

Plan to watch some world class swimming:  World Championship medallist Hillary Caldwell and World Championship finalist Katerine Savard headline the small Canadian contingent competing at the upcoming FINA World Cup stops in Asia. The competitions will be streamed live and free of charge on FINAtv at http://finatv.fina.org/

The detailed competition schedules can be found on the FINA Swimming World Cup section at www.fina.org.

Start Saving for Spring Break in Southern California! Plans are coming together for our International Spring Break Camp to be training in San Diego!  Rumor has it that Mickey Mouse has been dying to get the autograph of a KISU swimmer or two . . . stay tuned!

Buy a Cookbook . . . Sign up for Farm Bag: These two club fundraisers are still going on . . . it’s not to late to show your support!

Remember the AGM – November 29th, 5pm. Year End Reports, Elections to the Board of Directors, and a motion to change our fiscal year end from August 31, to July 31. Parent social to follow at a location to be announced. 

 

50 x 50 CHALLENGE

Several Junior swimmers came out Saturday at our early practice and took charge of our “50X50 Challenge”:  Swimmers that completed the “50X50” challenge are: Dante, Austin, Mackenzie, Sam, Aspen Benn, Nadia, Kyla, Zach and Caitlynn.  Swimmers that almost made the Challenge are: Alex 46, Elena 45, Madison 42 and Caitlin 33.  I am so very proud of all of you!  Coachtee.

 

HOW CLOSE AM I TO AN ‘A’ TIME STANDARD?

Swimmers competing for KISU at the upcoming Kamloops Ice Classic Championship meet must have an “A” time standard to attend.  Parents, as your swimmers about Time Standards!  Swimmers, check out how close you are here . . . https://www.dropbox.com/s/f9cl3x1rjn0248m/difference%20to%20a%20time%20standard.pdf?n=32180074

 

A WORD FROM RECENT KISU GRADUATE AND FORMER TEAM CAPTAIN, REID NOBLE-HEARLE

Oh wow I don't know where to begin.  I would say that the best part for me is the engineering program as a whole.  There are so many amazing traditions involved with engineering that creates such an incredible atmosphere for the students.  One of which that stood out for me was climbing the grease pole after battling it out in the muddy water for hours.  Another highlight is living on Lake Ontario.  I love going for runs along the water and the view is wonderful.  Through encouragement from my friends I have also become quite interested in squash.  I may be entering in some squash tournaments coming up.  The work load so far has been very manageable however I’m not looking forward to finals.  In general, Queen’s University has made my transition to university seem easy and I couldn’t have asked for a better university experience.  Best wishes to everyone back home!  I miss you guys!