Club News May 21st 2019

“Comparison is the thief of joy.”

-Theodore Roosevelt



Practice Schedule Changes:

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

There will be no Saturday practice June 1st due to the Wenatchee Meet.


2018/19 Season Photos:

It’s that time of year again when we are assembly our KISU year book.  If you have any photos to submit, please send them to


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!


New Coach Announcement!

Our Academy program is growing. We are targeted to break 30 next season. KISU is committed to excellence and realized that this would challenge our limit. We are very pleased to announce that we have hired Jeff Symonds as our Assistant Coach to our Academy.


Private Swim Lessons:

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


Parent Meetings:

Below are links to the parent meeting presentations Tina did last week.

Junior, Super Juniors, Intermediates. 

Age Group



International Swimmers:

Both Nils and Tita are looking for families to travel with to Regionals. Please contact coach Tina if you are able to take either swimmer with you.


2019/20 Season Groups:

Attached is list for next season’s swimmer groups.   2019/20 Season Groups. Please contact Coach Tina if you have any questions


Upcoming Meets and Events:


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!


KISU Awards Night and Picnic: June 5th 6:00-8:30

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.

We are in need if extra folding tables for the pot luck dinner.  Please email admin@kisu.caif you have a folding camping table or 2 you could bring.


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.



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