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CLUB NEWS, May 28, 2014

It never gets easier; you just go faster.

~ Greg LeMond

TO DO

Don’t come to practice this Friday or Saturday . . . it’s cancelled.  But, if you just can’t get enough swim meet action, check out the Pikes meet!

Remember to bring in your trophy from last season!  We are still missing Top Performance and Top Senior.

Sign up for the Time Trial on June 7th.  Deadline is Monday June 1st.  Cost is $10.  Late fee if you miss the deadline.  And don’t forget to also sign up for the bike ride to Tickleberries taking place after the time trial.

Awards Night is June 4th – remember to sign up! We need to order pizza, as well as ensure that we have prepared your swimmer’s recognition. Families are asked to bring a potluck salad or desert to share.  We will be celebrating at Kenyon Park in OK Falls, 6pm.

Sign up for the June Jamboree:  Deadline is June 4th. This is the final Jamboree of the season hosted by the Kelowna Aqua Jets with a BBQ at Rotary beach (cost of bbq included in meet fees). This jamboree is for swimmers who are not yet sub4.

Mark your calendar for June 17th – KISU is going for some year end fun to Loco Landing after practice!  More details will follow . . . be sure to save the date!

Wish our Wenatchee swimmers good luck!  Go KISU, Go CANADA!

Ensure that your account will be paid in full by the end of the season.  Please plan to have your account completely paid up by the end of June, or the end of July if your swimmer is continuing to train into the month of July for championship meets.  Our fiscal year end is July 31st and we will need to ensure that all of our outstanding invoices are paid so that our financial statements are accurate.  Thank you for your cooperation!

 

PARENT ARTICLE

From Swim BC’s Swim Guide

What is Swim BC?

Swim BC is the provincial governing body for amateur competitive swimming and was incorporated in 1963. .

As the provincial governing body for the sport, Swim BC is responsible for the conduct and administration of swimming in British Columbia. In this capacity, Swim BC formulates rules (other than direct technical rules), implements policies and procedures, regulates the provincial championships, disseminates safety information, administers a multitude of funding programs, and selects athletes to represent British Columbia at National and Regional Games.

How are decisions made in Swim BC? Swim BC is a not-for-profit organization made up of very dedicated volunteers. Interested volunteers donate their time, energy and expertise at every level from the local clubs to the provincial section Board of Directors. The Swim BC Board meets approximately three times a year and an Annual General Meeting is held once a year, usually in late September or early October. The Swim BC Executive meets six to ten times in the year.

How is Canadian Swimming Organized?

International:

The International governing body of all aquatic sports is FINA (Fédération du Internationale de Natation). Swimming Canada (SNC - Swimming/Natation Canada) is affiliated to FINA through the Aquatic Federation of Canada (AFC).

National:

Swim BC is a Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) which represents British Columbia to SNC, in conjunction with all other provinces. In turn, Swim BC represents the interests of SNC to the province.

Provincial:

Swim BC organizes the province into eight geographical regions, each region representing the clubs in those regions. The regions are; Vancouver Island, Okanagan [our administrator, Jill, is the SwimBC rep for the Okanagan], North East, North West, Kootenays, Fraser Valley, Fraser-River Delta, and Vancouver-Squamish.