Club News Nov 4th 2019

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“The breaking of a wave 

cannot explain the whole sea”

-Vladimir Nabokov



Vernon Fall Invitational and Jamboree: Nov 1-3, 2019 

Congratulations to all the KISU swimmers who competed in Vernon this past weekend!  Results are available here and on the website.

Invitational Results  

Jamboree Results


Upcoming Meets and Events:

KISU Arena Backpack Order:

Thinking ahead for a Christmas present for your swimmer . . . think about a KISU Arena Backpack.  

Coach Theresa has the smaller version.  Coach Jamie has the larger version.


Large -  ARE-1E004  Spiky 2 Backpack - $85
Small -  ARE-1E005  Spiky 2 Backpack - $60

FIRM DEADLINE NOVEMBER 6th so that we can get them in time for Christmas.


Albatross Mega Swim:

It is time for our annual KISU ALBATROSS Fundraiser

Proceeds from the fundraiser help us keep swimming affordable for all members as we aim to keep our membership fees as low as possible, as well as designating some funds to the KISU Angelfish program which offers financial assistance to families who would otherwise not be able to participate in the sport of swimming.

Event Information: This year's event will be taking place on Friday, November 29th. Juniors up to Academy swimmers will spend up to 2 hours trying to complete a 5km swim to honour the donations of their supporters.  These swimmers should prepare to be at the pool from 3:15-7:30 in order to help count laps for the other swimmers when they are not having their turn.  Mini Squad swimmers will swim a modified "distance swim" during their practice earlier in the week, seeing how far they can get in 45 minutes. More details for swimmers will come from their coaches closer to the event as well as email and facebook reminders.

Fundraising:  Each swimmer in the club is encouraged to raise a minimum of $100 towards our goal. Academy swimmers are encouraged to raise at least $200. We ask that swimmers share about our fundraiser with family, friends and neighbours. When logging into your fundraising account on the KISU teamunify’s website, you will be able to personalize your swimmer's profile and then send that personalized link out through email or social media. Online donations can be made through the website with a credit card or cash and cheque donations should be collected by the swimmer using the attached donor form. These donations, along with the form, can be dropped off in the KISU dropbox on the pool deck by the date of the Albatross.

Fundraising Rewards: To thank swimmers for their work in our fundraising efforts, we will have a number of prizes along the way:

1. Every swimmer raising a minimum of $100 will receive an ALBATROSS MEGASWIM swim cap.

2. For each $100 raised, swimmers will receive an entry for draw prizes on the day of the Albatross.

3. We will serve pizza and drinks following the Megaswim on November 29th  Mini Squad swimmers are welcome to join us for supper and prize draws on that day!

We look forward to another great Albatross swim. It is always a memorable event for a great cause. If you are interested in helping run any aspect of the event or if you have additional prizes that could be used in our draws,  please contact Lisa at


Thank you for your ongoing support of KISU!


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

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.


KISU Masters Meet:  December 7th Registration Deadline Nov 17th

KISU will be hosting a Masters Meet . . . The ALL Events Meet.

Saturday, Dec. 7, 3pm Warm Ups, estimated finish at 7pm.  

Registration will be online through Masters BC.  $50 Flat fee.  Limit 6 events.

Meet information will be posted below when it is sanctioned as well as online at the BC Masters Swimming website.


Summerland December Jamboree: December 8th Registration Deadline Nov 18th

This is the final Jamboree of 2019.

Based on last year's information -

Location - Summerland Aquatic Centre.

Warm up 1;10-1:30pm.  Meet starts at 1:40pm.

Events - limit of six individual swims.  Swimmers limited to 100 OR 200IM, but not both.

Cost - $30 flat fee.

More information will be in the meet package below when it becomes available.


Kamloops Classic Championship:  Dec 13-15th Registration Deadline Nov 25th

This is our first Championship meet of the year.  It is a BIG deal and a great test to see where things are at.  Swimmers need an A time to qualify based on the previous Swim BC A times.  We are changing the qualifying standard for our 12&U.  They will need to be sub4 and have competed in at least three regional meets.  There is an option of Team Travel (please sign up for Team Travel in addition).  This is our first BIG meet of the season with teams from outside of our region and province.  Heat and Finals, team travel (kids who are in grade 5 or younger need to be accompanied by a parent) - if your swimmer qualifies, you should plan to send them to this meet!  It's a GREAT experience and often a highlight of the season!

Location 910 McGill Rd.

Based on last year's meet information -

Warm Ups - Friday/Saturday and Sunday Preliminary Heats 7:30, Friday and Saturday finals 4pm, Sunday finals 3pm.

Cost - $8.50/event, plus the $4.50 Swim BC Splash fee and $5 facility fee, the club will cover relays.

Events - max of 8 events per swimmers.  Entry numbers may be limited for 200 stroke events.  Top 24 overall accepted for 800/1500, top 24 for 400 Free and 400 IM per age group.  All 10&U events are timed finals in the morning session.


Kamloops Classic: Team Travel: IS FULL!!!!  Dec 12th-15th

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!

We are still looking for 2 more chaperones. 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