April 3, 2014
“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”
– Marv Levy
Swim-a-thon, Swim-a-thon, Swim-a-thon: Promote your swim-a-thon page to family and friends and watch the donations roll in! At this point in time, we have collected about $3000 in donations, and the club goal is $20,000. With 200 swimmers, this means only $100 per swimmer. www.bcswimathon.ca/kisu is the website. We swim next week! Note that there is a concert at the SOEC that night and that although pay parking will be in effect at the Community Centre after 5pm, it will not apply to Community Centre patrons.
Plan to attend the Time Trial on Saturday, April 26th. Big Bus is cancelled this year as we did not meet our minimum numbers to go. We will be doing a time trial instead.
Check out the first draft of the Wenatchee entries: Tina sent these out to all swimmers who signed up. Please look closely at the meet format and advise Tina if there needs to be changes to your entries.
Check out the second draft of the Vernon Spring Meet and Jamboree entires: The meet is next weekend – please advise Tina asap of any changes.
Sign up for our closest long course meet of the season! KAJ Long Course (May 9-11) – Deadline is April 18th. Check out the club record board for LC – there may just be a record that you’d like to take down!
Keep Selling! If you have not sold all of your duck race tickets yet, you have until Monday, April 7th to do so. Thank you to everyone who has eagerly stepped forward to help out with this great fundraiser!
KISU ACHIEVES GREAT SUCCESS IN MIAMI AT CAN AM
During Spring Break, Coach Jane and para-swimmers Avery Newton and Andrew Cooke travelled to Miami Florida for the CanAm/Para Pan Pacific Trials meet . . . and KISU saw some huge success! Congratulations to Avery for her gold medal swim in the 50m Freestyle, and to Andrew Cooke, for his gold medal swim in the 200IM. Andrew’s 200IM time (which was a personal best by 14 seconds!) is a qualifying time for the Pan Pacific meet in Pasadena California this summer. KISU is extremely proud of how hard these swimmers and their coach have been working this season – great success doesn’t happen accidentally!
The following article was posted to the KISU facebook page by Coach Tina. It is about the Canadian Pierce sisters . . . check it out!