Club News January 7th 2019

“The opportunity is often lost by deliberating.”

-Publilius Syrus


Upcoming Events:


KISU goes to the VEES Game: Friday January 11thRegistration Deadline: January 8th

Pizza and Hockey: they just go together! 

KISU is planning a fun night out to bring in the New Year.  Swimmers and their families are invited to come out for pizza and enjoy cheering on our home hockey team:  The Vees! 

Pizza will be at 6pm at the Community Centre.  Afterwards, we will walk over to the SOEC to watch the hockey game.  Game starts at 7pm!

Cost- $5 per person, $20 for a family


KISU Jamboree- January 20thRegistration Deadline: January 9th

Warm ups 12-12:35pm

Start time: 12:45pm     Approx. finish time: 4:30pm

Gold and Blue swimmers are strongly encouraged to attend this event.  It will be our second home Jamboree of the season.  This is a great opportunity to swim in a meet that is a bit bigger than our Saturday morning mini meets, all with the comfort of being at our home pool.  If you are unsure about whether or not you should register your swimmer, check in with your swimmers' coach or send me an email.

Don't forget that we need parent volunteers to help out with timing, marshalling and startingsmiley


January Team Practice and Eat Together Night-  Friday January 25th

It is our tradition that during the cold and dreary months of winter we enjoy the company of our team mates and all have a dinner with our group after practice.  Mini Squad to Intermediate will have pasta at the pool after Friday Team Practice. Make sure to sign up so we know how many will be attending.  Family members are welcome

***Parents are asked to help out with this event by showing off their cooking skills.  Please sign-up for preparing the various foods we will need for this event.  For those that sign-up, please keep your receipts and hand them in on pasta night so that you can be reimbursed.


KISU Draft Meet: February 9thRegistration Deadline January, 23

KISU is hosting our one-day DRAFT meet again.  

This is a meet where swimmers are 'drafted' on to different coaches/teams and will inter-mix with the rest of the swimmers in the region.  It is a one day meet and should be a lot of fun.  Be sure to sign up.

There is a clinic for all swimmers 7 - 9am.  The meet warm-up is at 10am. Projected finish is 4pm.

Job sign up is on the website.


February Mini Meet- Saturday February 16th, 7:30-9am, Registration Deadline: February 14th

Racing! Ribbons! Muffins! KISU Mini Squad and Junior swimmers are invited to come out and swim at our first Mini Meet of the season! This is a great introduction to what it will be like at swim meets. Everyone will swim either 25m or 50m of each stroke and will earn a nice handful of ribbons.  At the end swimmers will get a delicious muffin, juice box and fruit.  Hope to see you all there!!  Let’s help them get excited!!

Cost: $5


Big Bus Training Camp-Radium Hot Springs:February 15-18th

Registration Deadline EXTENDED to January 13th

This is a unique event that you don't want to miss out on.  We are going on a training camp in February, swimming outdoors in the Canadian Rockies!!  This is the only outdoor pool in Canada that runs year-round.  

We will be hosted by the Columbia Valley Swim Team.  They are helping us with the bookings, etc.  We will be 'camping' in a hall/gym/church.  We will leave on the Friday (Pro D Day), train that afternoon, doubles on Saturday and Sunday, train on Monday morning and come back that day.  It is the Family Day weekend, so swimmers will not be missing any school.  smiley

Minimum requirements are sub-4 and 12yrs.  We will need chaperones . . . please indicate in a note when you sign up if you are interested.  It will be limited to the number of seats in the bus.  Sign up early!


Swim BC Age Group Championships:February 22-24thRegistration Deadline Feb 4th

Feb. 22-24 at Vancouver Aquatic Centre, 1050 Beach Ave, Vancouver.

This is very similar to the Tier I meet last year.  Swimmers need to have the Age Group time standard in 200 IM and one other event.

All KISU swimmers with Swim BC Age Group times should be attending.  It is one of KISU's goals to increase the number of our swimmers attending this meet this year. 


Regional Championships, Salmon Arm:March 1st-3rd, Registration Deadline Feb 13th

This is a Regional Championships for swimmers who do not have their Swim BC times yet.  If you are one of these swimmers, we highly recommend this meet as it is your Spring Championship Meet.

Book accommodation SOON.  There is also a Cross Country Ski loppet in Salmon Arm that weekend, so hotels will be booking FAST.

Based on last year's meet information- 

Warm up times - Four sessions - Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning.

Entries - max of 9 individual events, plus relays.

Entry fee - $7.50/event, plus $4.50 splash fee.  The club will cover relays.


Swim BC Provincial Championships:March 7-10th, Registration Deadline: February 11th

Kamloops, Canada Games Aquatic Centre

This meet is very similar to the Tier Ii format of last year.  There is an additional day (they are starting on Thursday and it is LONG COURSE).  

All KISU swimmers with Provincial times should be attending.  KISU's goal is to place Top 5, but we need everyone there to do it.

Small room block at the Best Western Plus on Columbia. $132 per night.  Call hotel to book before Feb 21st. 250-374-7878.



Do you need some new KISU gear?  Contact our equipment manager Simone Peters at to order swimsuits, caps, goggles and flip flops!  Looking for other items, visit the Team Aquatic Website at and enter the discount code ‘KIS395’ at checkout to receive the team discount. Or present a copy of the shark card at retail stores.

2018/19 Shark Club Card



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Do you have a question- Contact us!

Head Coach: Tina Hoeben,, 250-486-4286

Administrator: Amy Wall,, 250-490-7452

Head Mini Squad Coach: Hilary Harling, , 250-488-6292