Keppel Islands Swimming Association (KISA) was formed to encourage and promote swimming and aquatic sports and activities. KISA is proud to help unite aquatic organisations in Central Queensland in a common purpose; to promote aquatics throughout the region. Whether it’s, swimming, snorkelling, surfing, or scuba diving, aquatics is at the heart of what we do.
KISAs main source of fundraising is its signature event, Swim Around Keppel. Swim Around Keppel (SAK) is an open water annual event that occurs in August which includes individual swims or a relay team swim. If you would like to donate, sponsor or get involved as a volunteer, swimmer, paddler or boatie, please visit www.swimaroundkeppel.com.au for more information.
KISA aims to showcase our regions natural aquatic environments to the world in hopes to attract tourism as a by-product of the Swim Around Keppel event. We also hope to highlight the amazing benefits of learning to swim, as well as the phenomenal connection a person can have with our amazing planet through aquatics.
As KISA grows, we plan to host more events to continue promoting swimming and aquatics. Billabong Dreaming, a water safety play for local primary school students is scheduled for 2021 plus SOLO swims around Keppel throughout the year and shorter distances for newer (or younger) comers to the sport.
By establishing “travel fund” KISA will sponsor young open water swimmers and lifesavers from the region to allow them to travel to events. As more aquatic sports join the region (underwater hockey and rugby, diving, etc) more sponsorships/scholarships can be offered.
We hope you join us in this new adventure for aquatics in Central Queensland.
Keppel Islands Swimming Association