Club News January 15th

KISU Administrator

“You’re only as good as the team you build.”

-Justin Kan


A Message from Vicki Keith:

Dear KISU Team members. 


I wanted to thank you for your time and for sharing your enthusiasm and energy for our shared sport.

As I considered our time together, 3 words came to mind. Community, intensity and respect.

I loved the feeling of COMMUNITY and the support and enthusiasm you shared with each other.

I felt empowered by the INTENSITY at which you trained and performed your sport.

These 2 features are sure to help guide you on your journey in swimming.

Finally, I was touched by your demonstration of RESPECT for your teammates and your coaches. The gesture of a handshake or fist bump after each session gave me great hope not just for your swimming careers but your future.

I look forward to watching your careers unfold and to seeing you on the pool deck in the future.

Thank you again for sharing all of this with me.


Vicki Keith​


Upcoming Meets and Events:


KAJ Snowfest: January 17-19th:  

Meet package is available on the website for more info.


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.

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


Euro 2020: Luxembourg Jan 24-26th

Three KISU swimmers are attending the Euro 2020 in Luxembourg in January.  Congratulations to Ashley McMillan, Justin Fotherby and Acacia Benn.


KISU goes to the Vees game:  Jan 24th Registration Deadline Jan 20th

KISU is going to the Vees game against the Merritt Centennials.  

We will meet outside the SOEC at 6:30 for a 7:00 game.  All tickets must be purchased in advance if you want to sit with our group. 

Event registration is set up online.  Swimmers are free but will still be required to register for their ticket.  Adults are $10.  Payment will be charged at registration.  Please select the current roster group for you swimmer when prompted.

Firm deadline of Jan 20th.  No late ticket orders accepted. Please contact Amy at with any questions.


KISU January Jamboree: January 26th

This is our first Jamboree of 2020.  We would love to have full KISU attendance.

Based on last year's meet -

Warm ups 12-12:35pm

Start time: 12:45pm  Approx finish time: 4:30pm

Maximum of 5 individual events per swimmer.

This is a development meet for swimmers who have not yet met the 4:00 time standard for the 200 IM. 

Fee: $20 per KISU swimmer with volunteer commitment

Volunteer Sign up is on the website.


January Team Practice and Eat together:

Last Friday of each month is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the month, have some peer coaching and team games.  This month it will be followed by our, eat together event:

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

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

Mini Squad: Pizza party and Movie night at the community centre- meeting room TBA

Juniors, Super Juniors and Intermediates: Will join mini squad for pizza and then walk over to the bowling Alley.

Age Group: Dinner at Mykonos-Swimmers should be dressed up and bring their manners for an enjoyable dinner out with their coach.  Please sign up so we know the numbers for the reservation and can charge swimmers accordingly.

Academy: Formal dinner at Tina’s.  Potluck.


KAJ February Jamboree:  February 8th, Registration Deadline Jan 20th

Location - H2O, 4075 Gordon Dr, Kelowna.

Based on last year's meet information -

Warm up 1-1:40pm.  Meet starts at 1:50pm.

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

Cost - $30 flat fee.

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


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!

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.


Do you have a question- Contact us!

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

Administrator: Amy Wall,, 250-490-7452