Club News October 21st 2019

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“An obstacle is often a stepping stone.”



KISU Triple Pentathlon:

Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed at the KISU Triple Pentathlon last weekend.  There were many best times and courageous swims!  A HUGE thank you to all the family members, friends, past members and visiting officials who came out in force to volunteer this past weekend.  The success of our meets relies heavily on your volunteer efforts.  We could not have done it without ALL of you!


Upcoming Meets and Events:


Pro-D Day Clinic: October 25th 10:00-Noon, Registration Deadline Oct 24th

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. Cost $15

This is a fundraising event for new video equipment.


Arena Tracksuit Order: Registration Deadline Oct 31st

There is a firm deadline of October 31st so we have them in time for the Kamloops meet. Please indicate if you would like a jacket, pants or both and the required sizes in the note area.

Approx cost:

Jacket: $70  Pants: $45

If you are having trouble determining sizes, visit the event listing on the website for links to sizing charts.

Adult sizes are unisex (XS-3XL)          

Youth sizes are unisex (S-XXL) 


KISU AGM (and October team practice, yes in November…): 

When: Friday November 1st, 4:30-5:30

Where: Penticton Community Centre Meeting Room 7 upstairs

Please remember that this meeting is for ALL club members, mini squad parents through to Academy.We encourage everyone to attend, as our attendance is recorded in our gaming grant reports and affects the decisions for how much grant money the club receives each year.

Our goal is to be finished by the time swimmers are out of their practice.

Positions up for nomination this Season:


3 Member at Large positions


Vernon Fall Invitational: Nov 1-3, 2019 

Vernon Swim Meet - Location - 3310-37 Ave, Vernon

Coach's Editorial - this is a great early season meet.  Based on last year's meet info. it is our first opportunity to race heats and finals on the Saturday which often brings out some great swims (no race suits allowed).  It would be great to have a large KISU contingent out.


Vernon Fall Jamboree: November 3rd

This is the second regional jamboree of the season.  Jamborees are for novice swimmers who have not yet gone faster than 4 minutes for their 200IM.  It is considered a developmental meet and lasts only 4 hours.

Location - 3310-37 Ave., Vernon

Based on last year's meet information -

Start time 1:30pm. Estimated finish at 6pm.


KISU Mini Meet: Nov 23rd Registration Deadline Nov 21st

Saturday November 23th, 7:30-9am

-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

Registration Deadline: Thursday November 21th

Parents!  Don't forget to sign up to volunteer as a timer or starter!


KAJ Fall Invitational: Nov 23-24th Registration Deadline Nov 1st.

This is a local meet that offers a great opportunity for swimmers to get closer to their goals and qualifying times.

WHAT:  KAJ 2018 Fall Classic

WHERE:  H2O Adventure and Fitness Center, 4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna

WHEN:  November 23-24.


Competition Time Line 

  • Saturday - First session 7am - 1pm.  Second session - 2:30 - 7:30pm.
  • Sunday - 7am - 1pm.  Doors open at 6:45am on Sunday.  Don't bother getting there any earlier than 6:44am.  Projected finish at 1pm.

Meet format - Timed Finals.

Events - Saturday morning session - 100 IM, 200 Fly, 50 Back, 50 Free, 200 Brst, 400 Free.

·       Saturday afternoon session - 100 Fr, 200 Back, 50 Brst, 100 Fly, 1500 Free.

·       Sunday morning session - 100 Back, 200 IM, 100 Brst, 50 Fly, 200 Free.

Entry fees - $7.50/event, plud $4.50 splash fee. The club will cover relays.  Swimmers are limited to nine individual events (plus relays), 3 per session.

Coaches Editorial - this is usually a great meet for our swimmers.  It is the almost last chance to make an A time to qualify for Kamloops.  You can sign up for only one day if you want.


KAJ Fall Jamboree: Nov 24th, Registration Deadline Nov 1st

This is the third regional jamboree of the season.  Registration deadline - Nov. 1

One of our club goals for the season is to have Junior and Up swimmers participate in 8 swim meets/time trials throughout the season.  This Kelowna Jamboree is a great meet for your swimmer to attend.

Swimmers must not be faster than sub-4 for their 200 IM.

H2O Centre, 4075 Gordon Drive, Kelowna.


Events - max of 4 individual events, plus relays.  Cost $6/event.  The club will cover relays.

Warm ups at 2:15pm.  Estimated finish time is 7pm.


Kamloops MJB Law Classic Team Travel: Sign up deadline Nov 1st

Dec 12th-15th only 34 spots available!

There is separate sign up for meet entries.  Please sign up for both.

KISU is encouraging all of our swimmers who qualify for the Kamloops Ice Classic to participate in Team Travel!  Team Travel is a great experience for ALL swimmers.  It is a great way for kids to get to know each other better, practice independence (while under the care of a chaperone and coaches) and come together as a TEAM.  Once experienced, it speaks for itself!

Cost is will be determined once we know numbers (approx $250 per swimmer). Includes travel, accommodation, food and fun!   We will be travelling via bus, leaving on Thursday after school and returning Sunday after the meet.  Meals are provided (chaperones will be cooking up a frenzy!), and we will be staying at a hotel-The Best Western.

Swimmers in grade 5 or younger will need to travel with and bunk with a parent. 

Swimmers going on "full" team travel (ie: travel both directions, and all nights with the team) will have first priority.  Swimmers who are wanting to travel one way and stay only one or two nights will be accommodated whenever possible.

Parents who wish to accompany the team as chaperones are encouraged to contact Amy Wall (


Volunteer Opportunities:

We are looking for volunteers to fill the key positions below for the upcoming season:

Travel Manager: Takes care of Coach accommodation bookings as well as team travel arrangement for the season.

If you are interested in taking on any of the above positions, please contact Lisa at




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.

2019/20 Sharkcard



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Do you have a question- Contact us!

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

Administrator: Amy Wall,, 250-490-7452