Club News April 2nd

“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joys in the world.”

- Helen Keller


Canadian Swimming Trials: April 3rd-7th Toronto

Good luck to Acacia Benn, Ashley McMillan, Jacob Brayshaw, Jaren Lefranc, Justin Fotherby, and Tyler Wallwho will be representing KISU at the Canadian Swimming Trials starting tomorrow in Toronto. 

Watch live:

Live Results:


Chin Up Bar:

We are looking for a home for the KISU chin up bar.  After exhausting all options, we are unable to have it mounted for swimmer use.  It is approximately 8ft long and has been freshly painted and wrapped with grip tape in KISU colours.  Please email admin@kisu.caif you can give it a new home.  A small donation to the club would be appreciated.


KISU PR Representative:

Do you have knowledge or an interest to make connections with our local media?  If so, we need you for KISU PR. Position includes sending results from local swim meets, provincial and national meets KISU swimmers attend as well as other news worthy events including awards won by the team and individual members. We will provide you with the basic information and photos, you just need to package it and connect with the local media. If you’re interested in helping out, please email Lisa at and say “I will help with KISU PR”. Thank you in advance!



Upcoming Meets and Events:


2019 Speedo Western Canadian Championships:  April 11th-14th Edmonton

This is a great meet where the best swimmers in Western Canada get together.  

If you have Western qualifying times . . . you should be attending this meet.  


Kamloops Spring Fever: April 13th

This is a great meet to attend in April.  It is long course, one day (no need for accommodation) and will keep swimmers focused through the month.  Other than Westerns, this is our only Main meet in April.  All sub4 swimmers should be going (unless they are going to Westerns).

Warm Ups at 9:30am.  The projected finish time is 3:30pm.

Event fees - $8/event, the club will cover relays.


KISU April Jamboree: April 14th  Registration Deadline: April 6th

Our last home Jamboree of the season!!  This meet is open to Mini Squad and Junior group swimmers who have not yet met their sub-4 minute time standard for 200IM.  If you have any questions about whether or not your child should swim in the meet, please make sure to ask their coach.  


Approx. Finish Time: 5pm


Mel Zajac Invitational UBC: May 24-26th  Registration Deadline: April 20th

Mel Zajac.  Registration deadline - April 20.  Team Travel Rooms will be booked after that date.  Please indicate if you are doing team travel separately by signing up on the second event for it.

Meet information is posted below.  Time standards are in the meet information.  Swimmers can qualify with short course times.

Location - UBC Aquatic Centre.

Cost - $115 flat fee. 

Events - one entry standard gets you in the meet.  Three bonus events to a max of 3 events per day.

Team Travel is available.  Please sign up for team travel separately (you will have to sign up twice).

Coach's Editorial - if you have an entry time . . . you should go to this meet. It is a great opportunity to race with some of the fastest swimmers in our country and beyond.


Mel Zajac Team Travel:  May 24-26th Registration Deadline: April 20th 

As in the past Mel Zajac is a team travel "preferred" event.  We will be staying at Vanier on campus which is a walk to the NEW UBC Aquatic Centre.   

Departure: Thursday May 23

Return: Sunday May 26th.  Return time will depend on finals and last event.  

Estimated Cost: $230 per swimmer


April Team Practice and Mini Squad Finale: April 26th

Last Friday of each month is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the month, have some peer coaching and team games.  

Age Group, Intermediates and Swim Academy: 3:30-5:30

Mini Squad, Juniors, Super Juniors: 4:00-5:30


Pro-D Day Clinic: May 3rd  10:00am-12:00pm

This is a technique clinic for Juniors and Up swimmers.  Academy swimmers will run a variety of stations focussing on both basic and advanced skills of strokes, turns and starts.  Don't miss this opportunity to be video-taped and have some feedback from some of the best swimmers in our club.

Limited spots available.

This is a fundraising event for our Academy swimmer’s dryland program and equipment.


KAJ Long Course Invitational: May 10-12th, Registration Deadline April 20th

Location - H2O Pool, 4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna, BC

Based on last year's meet information (update will be posted when it is available) - 

Warm Ups - 7am for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  4pm for Finals on Friday and Saturday, 3pm for Finals on Sunday.

Entries - 3 events per session.  800/1500 events have entry limits.

Entry Fees - $10/event, plus $4.50 splash fee.   The club will cover relays.  It is great to have it as an event fee, as swimmers can now attend only one or two days.

Format - Heats and Finals.  If you find you can't sign up for afternoon sessions, it is because they are finals sessions.  A and B finals when 24 swimmers swim the event.  Distance Free events will be timed fastest to slowest, may be limited at the meet manager's discretion.  400s the 8 fastest swimmers entered will move directly to finals.


Reflective Goggles for Wenatchee and Open water:  Deadline May 2nd

If you are swimming at the Wenatchee meet or have any open water/outdoor swimming planned for the summer, you will want to order Reflective Goggles!  Masters are welcome to order as well.

Please indicate colour preference (GOLD or SILVER) in the notes section


Oliver Outdoor Practice:May 25th

This is our Annual Outdoor Practice in Oliver, Saturday, May 25, time TBC.  

All KISU swimmers are welcome, but those that are attending the Wenatchee swim meet should especially be there as there are a few tricks to swimming outdoors that we never experience in Penticton.

No sign up is required, just show up.  There is a rumour that there may be a stop at a particular ice cream place on the way home as long as all the swimmers swim their hearts out in practice.

Please note that there will NOT be regular practice in Penticton this particular Saturday.  Everyone should go to Oliver!


Wenatchee Apple Capital:May 31st– June 2nd

This is KISU highlight meet of the summer.  The meet is open to all Sub4 swimmers and we really encourage all swimmers to attend.  It is great experience - 10 lane outdoor pool, international competition.  It is also a great team bonding experience for KISU.  Don't miss out. 

There is an early deadline as this meet does fill up and we want to be first to get our entries in.

Also . . . book your hotel rooms early as this can be a big weekend for Wenatchee with other events happening at the same time, so you want to get your hotel booked as soon as possible.  More information on the KISU Hotel Block Booking is below.  Unless you are camping!

KISU has a room block at the Coast Wenatchee Centre Hotel, 201 N Wenatchee Ave. Please call the hotel directly to book 1-509-662-1234 and quote KISU Swim Club. Single/Double $139, Triple $149, Quad $159, Suite $285.  All prices in USD. Room block held until May 1st.



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.



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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