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CLUB NEWS, December 12, 2013

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.”

– Arnold Palmer

TO DO

Sign Up for Christmas Camp! This is a great opportunity to stay active through the holidays . . . and is open to ALL KISU SWIMMERS, including Mini Squad. Camp will run Dec. 30, 31 and January 2, 3, from 9 - 12noon each day (no training on New Year's day, but you can come join us at the Polar Bear Swim).  Swimmers will start the morning off with a 1 hour dryland session and then move to the pool for their swim workout.  Participants will receive a KISU Towel (micro-fibre . . . ideal for travel to swim meets). Cost is $50.  ($30 if you don’t want the towel).

Sign Up Early for Swim Meets in the New Year:  Avoid the Late Penalty and sign up now for the meets in the new year . . . the KAJ January meet is posted, as are many other meets on the schedule like AAAs, AAs, and Westerns.  If you know your swimmer is planning to attend, why not sign up now! 

Check out the Results:  Ever wonder how your swimmer did at a meet, or Time Trial?  Check out the results under our Events tab.  The results from the LLSC Jamboree last weekend are now posted!  Don’t forget that you can also see your swimmer’s results, and entries for upcoming meets, on the OnDeck Parent App.

Follow KISU Swimmers . . . wherever they swim!  If you haven’t downloaded the Meet Mobile app, now’s the time!  Andrew Cooke and Avery Newton are competing at CanAms this weekend, and a large KISU contingent will be swimming at the Kamloops Meet this weekend as well.  Search the meet name, and get updated with live results!

 

KISU PARA-SWIMMERS AT INTERNATIONAL MEET

The following press release is from Swimming Canada . . . and KISU’s own Andrew Cooke and Avery Newton are competing under the watchful eye of Coach Jane!  Go KISU!

 

Top para-swimmers bound for Edmonton

EDMONTON – North America’s best para-swimmers will take on competitors from around the word this week as Edmonton’s Kinsmen Sports Centre plays host to the 2013 Can-Am Para-Swimming Championships.

The meet, which runs from Friday, Dec. 13 through Sunday, Dec. 15, will welcome 110 athletes from 68 clubs, with representatives from the U.S., Korea, Ireland and Australia taking on representatives from eight Canadian provinces.

Calgary native Brianna Nelson, who won gold in the S7 50-metre butterfly at this summer’s 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships in Montreal, will be one of several Team Canada members in action. Other names to watch include fellow Calgarian Morgan Bird, a double silver medallist at worlds, and Montrealers Aurelie Rivard (four medals at worlds) and Benoit Huot (gold in men’s S10 200-m individual medley).

Five time Paralympian Curtis Lovejoy from Atlanta is back in the water and challenging the youth as he competes representing the Atlanta Dolphins. Other top Americans to watch for at the competition are Jessica Long, a five-time gold medalist from the London 2012 Paralympics, and Justin Zook, a 2013 IPC Swimming World Championships silver medalist. 

Preliminary sessions start at 9:30 a.m. each day with finals set to start at 4:30 p.m. at the Kinsmen Sports Centre (95 Walterdale Hill)

Live results are available at: https://swimming.ca/liveresults/2013canamedmonton/

 

 

PARENT ARTICLE

With apologies to our KISU parents of boys . . . this is a great internet article on girls and sports:

http://wellfesto.com/2013/11/19/10-things-i-want-my-daughter-to-know-about-working-out/