Club News Dec 4th 2019

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Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.

-Wayne Dyer


Sponsorship and Fundraising:

Albatross Mega Swim:

Well done KISU and congratulations to our top fundraisers: Leevi and Elin Kontkanen who raised $360 each!  If there are any outstanding donations, please contact Lisa at

Cobbs Bread Fundraiser:

Fundraising is easy! Simply mention your club during your transaction at our bakery when you make any purchase. We’re donating 5% of every purchase to KISU Swim Club. 

The transactions will be electronically recorded and at the conclusion of the promotion we will know exactly the amount to be donated back to your club. 

Additional promotions may be conducted throughout the year and may include: e.g. a Hot Cross Bunraiser when $2 from every 6-pack sold will be donated to your club when purchased. 

The donation to KISU will be presented at the conclusion of the year. Please note that a minimum of $25.00 raised is required to receive a cheque and funds cannot be carried forward to the next year. Running totals can be provided to your organisation to let you know how much you are contributing back to KISU. 

We at COBS Bread are extremely excited about supporting KISU Swim Club and wish you every success with this fundraising effort. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at or contact your club manager. 


Upcoming Meets and Events:

Distance Week Shirts: Registration deadline: DECEMBER 5th

If you are signed up for the shirt, your swimmer completed the Distance week swims (coaches will post a list Nov. 25-27).  Please indicate that you would like a shirt by putting the shirt size in the notes part of the sign up.  If you don't put in a size, we won't order a shirt.

Shirts are long sleeved and approximate cost of $20.


KISU Masters Meet:  Dec 7th ***CANCELLED***


Summerland December Jamboree: Dec 7th

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

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.


Mini Meet: December 14thRegistration Deadline Dec 12th

While many of the older swimmers are away at the Kamloops meet KISU Mini Squad and Junior swimmers are invited to come out and swim at our second 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

Cost: $5

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


KISU SOCKS: Order Deadline Dec 16th or until they’re gone!

KISU is getting SOCKS . . . just in time for Christmas.  These would make an ideal socking stuffer for your biggest KISU member or fan.

We have limited quantities arriving pre-Christmas so don't wait until the deadline to order.  These will go on a first come, first serve basis.  

There are four sizes.  In the notes area of your order, please indicate the size you want.  

- Youth (1-4)

- Small/ Medium (M 4-8, W 5-10)

- Medium/ Large (M 9-13, W 11-15) 

- One Size Fits Most (Unisex 8-12)

Cost is $15.


December Team Practice:  December 20th

Age Group, Intermediates and Swim Academy: 3:30-5:30

Mini Squad, Juniors, Super Juniors: 4:00-5:30.

Please note - We will not be hosting a Christmas party this year as everyone seems frazzled by this time in the past.  Instead, we will be having a tubing party after the crazy holiday season has subsided a little.


KISU New Year’s Camp: Dec 30th-Jan 3rd Registration Deadline Dec 27th

Keep your swimmers busy in the days after the festivities (and give yourself a chance to relax).

ALL KISU swimmers are invited to join us, including Mini Squad and Fitness swimmers.  Practices will run Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 30 and 31, Thursday and Friday, January 2 and 3rd, 9am - 12noon (no practice on January 1). This is a great opportunity for swimmers to stay fit over the holidays, learn new skills, prepare for the next training cycle and keep their parent's sanity.  Practices include an hour of dryland training with guest coaches as well as video technique work.

Cost is $60 or $20/day if you can't make all the days.  

Please contact Tina for more information,


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