Club News December 16th 2019

KISU Administrator

“It is not what you do for your children,

but what you have taught them to do for themselves,

that will make them successful human beings.”


-Ann Landers


KISU Photos:

We have a new email address set up in which you can send in swimmer/team/meet photos throughout the season, for submission to the annual yearbook.  If available, please include the name of the swimmer(s)/meet with the photos.


Kamloops MJB Law Classic:

Congratulations to all the KISU swimmers who attended the Kamloops meet this past weekend! We achieved success in so many ways with this fantastic group of swimmers. Checkout our Facebook page over the next few days for coach highlights!


OJI Meet:

Congratulations to Ashley McMillian who attended the Ontario Junior International meet in Toronto this past weekend. Ashley won the 200 IM yesterday with a 2:11, which ranks her as the fastest 15yr old in the country and second fastest overall this season. Well done Ashley!


Upcoming Meets and Events:

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.

Deadline is Dec. 16 or until they are gone.


Christmas Holidays NO REGULAR PRACTICE: DEC 20 – JAN 5th

First day back in the water is Jan 6th.


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,


KAJ Snowfest: January 17-19th:  Registration Deadline: December 20th

Timed finals and LONG COURSE on Friday.

Heats and finals, and LONG COURSE on Saturday and Sunday.

Warm-ups - Friday - 3pm, Saturday and Sunday morning - 7am, Saturday afternoon - 4pm, Sunday afternoon - 3:30pm.

Cost - $9/event plus $4.50 splash fee.  The club will cover relays.

Events - Friday evening (Timed Finals events) - 50Fly, 1500 (fastest 8), 50 Back, 800 (fastest 8), 50 Brst. All other 1500 and 800 entries double-laned.

Saturday (heats & finals) - 200 Brst, 50 Free, 100 Back, 400 IM* 100 Fly, 200 Free, plus 200 Medley and Free relays in the morning session.

Sunday (H/F) - 200 IM, 200 Fly, 100 Free, 200 Back 100 Brst, 400 Free*.

*1500/800/400s - will be limited to the top 24.  Positive check in.  400Free and IM - fastest heat to swim in the finals session, limited to top 24 swimmers, positive check in.


January Mini Meet: January 18th 7:30-9:00, Registration Deadline Jan 16th

-Racing! Ribbons! Muffins! KISU Mini Squad and Junior swimmers are invited to come out and swim at our third 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

Registration Deadline: Thursday January 16th.

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


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



Join our Facebook page for exciting and important information about KISU!


Do you have a question- Contact us!

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

Administrator: Amy Wall,, 250-490-7452