Club News November 11th 2019

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Upcoming Meets and Events:

Albatross Mega Swim:

KISU Annual Fundraiser THE ALBATROSS MEGASWIM - is live and available to accept donations.

Here is what you need to know: 

The Swim will take place Friday November 29th and fundraising has already started.

  1. WHAT TO DO:  

Log in to your account at A prompt window will pop-up to get you started on your fundraising account. Please follow the prompts to set up your swimmer's personalized page. You will have an opportunity to send the link to this page out to friends and family by email and social media. You can also print off a copy of our Cash and Cheque Form on the bottom of the event information page for the Mega Swim. This form can be used for you to track any cash and cheque donations that are received by your swimmer. Swimmers are strongly encouraged to raise a minimum of $100 for this event! You and your swimmer are now ready to get started on your fundraising!

  1. Where does the money go?

The money that we raise through the Albatross Mega Swim helps us to keep the cost of running our program as low as we can to keep it affordable for families. This fundraiser also helps to support our Angelfish program which is in place to support athletes who would not otherwise be able to participate due to financial constraints.

  1. How does the swim work?

Swimmers will take part in a distance swim to recognize the donations of their supporters. Mini squad swimmers will do their swim during the week at regular practice time. Juniors up to Academy will participate in a 2hr or 5km swim on the day of the event. All donations must be in by Friday, November 29th at 5:00pm to be eligible for prizes.


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 

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

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:  Dec 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: Dec 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.

Okanagan Regional Championships Salmon Arm Feb 28th- March 1st:

There is a room block booked at the Comfort Inn Salmon Arm from Feb 28th- March 1st. Rooms include 2 queen beds rate $109 per night plus taxes. Rate includes 2 adults and 2 children. Additional charge of $10 per night for extra adults.

Rooms have a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, blow dryer, flat screen TV and free wifi.

Hot and Cold buffet breakfast included from 6:30-10:00am

Call the hotel directly to book 1-250-832-7711 and quote KISU swim Club to book. Room block will be held until Jan 27th.



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