CLUB NEWS, September 24, 2014

Practice puts brains in your muscles – Samuel Snead (golfer)


Don’t forget to pick up your ID and club shirt: If you haven’t already, please plan to stop by our table near the elevator 3:30 – 5:30 Wednesday and Thursday. Parents at the Parrot tickets will also be available for sale. We look forward to meeting everyone!

Sign up for Sleepover – deadline is midnight tonight:  KISU’s annual sleepover is happening after team practice on September 26th.  Come to practice with your sleepover gear and we will provide dinner and a pre-practice breakfast on Saturday morning.  Plans have changed and although we aren’t doing a pancake breakfast after, all swimmers and families are invited to an informal post-practice breakfast at Dennys.

Cost for the sleepover has been reduced to $20.  We still need parent chaperones – please let Coach Theresa ( know if you can help.

Get your tickets for Parents at the Parrot:  October 2nd is our Parents and the Parrot fundraiser night . . . $10 for a burger and a beer, and $5 comes back to the club.  Bring your friends!  Doors at 4:30, BBQ from 5-7pm.  Purchase tickets next week on the deck, or through the Event sign up (just as though you were signing up for a swim meet).  You will also find a poster attached so that you can share the event with friends and colleagues – let’s fill the Parrot!

Sign up for the Officials Clinic:  Saturday, October 4th, during morning practice. We are hosting a Stroke and Turn Clinic for our volunteer parent officials. Parents of swimmers in Age Group and Swim Academy are strongly encouraged to attend, and all parents are welcome.  Because this is taking place during Saturday morning practice, you will have an opportunity to see swimmers in action.  Just in time for our home meet!  Please sign up through the event listing.  And, while you’re at it – sign up to help at the Turkey Time Trial and the Home meet if you haven’t already done so! J

Sign up for the Turkey Time trial: Our first club time trial of the season is Saturday, October 11.  25s of all strokes – for all swimmers in Juniors and Up.  Parents, please use this opportunity to hone your volunteer skills for our home meet weekend, and plan to stay at the pool and help out at the time trial!  Cost is $10 if you sign up by October 7, $15 if you sign up late.

Sign up for Home Meet: Deadline is October 7th and the meet weekend is the 17th-19th – you won’t want to miss this!  Its our first home meet AND the first meet of the season in our region.  The Iron Pentathlon, for kids who are sub 4 for their 200IM (check with your coach if you are unsure) is Friday, Saturday, Sunday.  The Jamboree (for mini squad and junior/super junior swimmers who are not yet sub 4 – check with your coach if you are unsure), is on the Sunday afternoon.  Please check out the event details and sign up by clicking the Attend/Decline button beside the event listing on our home page.  Don’t forget to sign up to Volunteer by clicking the Job Sign Up button beside the event.  As you will see in the meet information when you open the event, our home meets are MAJOR club fundraisers! You can sign up to volunteer for either or both meets!

Contact Jill about your two week trial: If you have not yet checked in with Jill ( about your two week trial, please email her asap to advise if your swimmer is continuing with the club.

Check out the NEW way to shop online at Team Aquatic Supplies:  They have a new link:  To receive our 20% club discount, enter the discount code “KISU” at checkout



We are accepting nominations for our Board elections which will take place at our AGM on Friday, October 24 (mark your calendars if you have not already done so!).  We will be electing a new President, Secretary, and up to four Directors at Large for two year terms.  If you are interested in nominating someone (including yourself) for one of these positions, or if you have any questions, please contact our nominating committee Wayne Williams ( or Ken Fotherby (



We invite you to get to know our club website!  There is a great deal of useful information packed into our pages . . . so where do you start? First of all – please always to remember to log in so that you have full access! 

Home Page: This is where you will find a list of upcoming events and important dates (and the tabs to sign up for events), access to Club News Emails, and information highlights on the scrolling banners.

Registration Info tab:  This is where our information about registration, fees and SwimBC fees can be found.  The sub-tabs include FAQs and information on the Two Week trial.

Calendar:  The calendar tab is a monthly view of what’s going on with the club, and the sub-tab Training Schedule is where you will find the practice times for the various training groups. 

Training Groups:  This is where you will find descriptions of the groups, as well as information on Swimming Canada and SwimBC’s Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model.

Parent’s Lane: Here you will find parent resources, including our club policies.

Equipment:  This is where you will find our equipment list, contact info for our equipment manager, and details on ordering from Team Aquatic Supplies.

So don’t be shy!  Search around and see what you can find – if there’s something that you can’t find, email and we can help you.

You can also expect all of your billing details to come to you online.  Toward the end of the month, you will receive a Billing Summary, which outlines all of the charges to expect on your upcoming first of the month invoice.  Then, on the first, your credit card is automatically charged.  It is important to ensure that your credit card information is accurate and up to date so that charges go through and you do not accrue late fees on overdue amounts.  If you have questions about your account when you receive your billing summary, please email