Club News My 6th 2019

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Saturday Practice:

There will be no practice this Saturday May 11th due to the Kelowna Meet.

There will be no practice Saturday May 25thin Penticton, as it will be held at the Oliver outdoor pool.


KISU Trophies:  

The following trophies have not been handed in yet.  If you swimmer received one of the awards below, please have them return it to the office NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY MAY 8TH.  This is to allow time for them to be engraved for this season’s recipients.

Fastest Female Swim-a-thon

Fastest Male Swim-a-thon

Most Improved Super Junior

Top Super Junior

Most Improved Intermediate

Top Para Swimmer

Most Improved Academy

Most Sportsmanlike


May Board Meeting:  May 15th at 5:30

This month’s board meeting will be held at the Penticton Community Centre, upstairs in meeting room 3.  All members are invited to attend.


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!


Private Swim Lessons:

Are you or someone you know looking for private swim lessons?  KISU swimmer Jaren Lefranc is offering private lessons over the summer.  Please contact Jaren if you are interested


International Swimmers:

Tita is looking for a ride to the Wenatchee Meet.  Please contact coach Tina if you are able to help with rides.


Upcoming Meets and Events:

KAJ Long Course Invitational: May 10th-12th

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.


Oliver Outdoor Practice: May 25th 9:30 – 11:00

This is our Annual Outdoor Practice in Oliver, Saturday, May 25, time 9:30-11:00am.  

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!

KISUhas 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.


Regional Championships: June 15th- 16th Registration Deadline May 25th

Vernon will be hosting the first Regional Championship for the end of the season.  

ALL KISU swimmers should be attending a championship meet to end their season - Regionals, Age Groups or Provincials.


Swim BC Age Groups:  June 21st-23rd Registration Deadline June 1st

Chilliwack is hosting the second Age Group meet of the season.  Swimmers need to have the Swim BC Age Group time in 200 IM and one other event.

All KISU swimmers with Age Group times should be attending.  


Swim BC Provincials: July 4th-7th Registration Deadline June 1st

This will be the second Provincial meet of the season.  Long course in Victoria.

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

The open water event will be on Monday Jul 8thand has a separate sign up. Registration Deadline June 8th.


KISU Awards Night and Picnic: June 5th6:00-8:30 Registraiton Deadline June 3rd

Location: Pavilion at Skaha Park

Cost: $5 each to a max of $20 per Family

KISU will be providing pizza and drinks.  We are asking all families to bring either a salad or a dessert.

Please sign up your entire family under one swimmer by indicating your total number of people in your family in the comments section.

Please bring your own plates, cutlery and lawn chairs.



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