In case you are not on our Notifier list – here are the latest Kigoos updates:
Are you a winter swimmer looking for a way to keep swimming in the summer in a fun and competitive environment – we would love you to join Richmond Kigoos.
In order to best accommodate Winter (O Cat) Swimmers, we have reduced the fees knowing you will start late. The O Cat fee is $420 and the parent participation hours are also reduced to 15 hours. We have also added specific year-end awards for O Cat swimmers.
Please check out our Registration Page for all of the details. O Cat Registration is now available online.
Any questions – please email Nancy Lemaire at email@example.com or Chris Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kigoos Summer Registration is now open. See our Registration Tab for all the information.
In February, we are open to all returning Kigoos / Tsunami swimmers. General registration will begin on March 1st.
Fees are $210 per swimmer for returning swimmers. The fees for new families will be $455 (this includes a $38 insurance fee and the $200 deposit towards the 2018 summer season) . For newly registering siblings of current Kigoos members, the cost will be $248. This will cover the insurance and registration costs.
Families who wish to register siblings will need to attend the assessments on October 1st (details below).
Tsunami is run out of Watermania from the first weekend in October until the end of March.
Swim sessions will be on Saturdays and Sundays.
We are trying a different model for this year. JD will still run as a group in the first hour with one coach per lane (likely from 4:45 – 6:00). Then in the following hours (likely 6-8 PM) families will select which hour they would like to attend and swimmers will then be groups based on age / ability with coaches. In early September we will put out a call for time sign-up once we see our early registration and know how many hours we will need.
The tentative schedule is:
JD – 4:45-6pm
Juniors / Intermediates / Seniors – 5:45-7pm or 6:45-8pm
The coaching staff will be led by Head Coach Emmy, and other staff will be added based on enrollment.
For new swimmers the assessments will be held at Watermania on Sunday, October 1st from 4-5 PM.
This is the link for registration: http://www.active.com/water-
Any questions, please contact Catherine at Tsunami@kigoos.com
This season has flown by and it’s hard to believe Regionals is already this weekend!
I would first like to acknowledge the Intermediate and Senior red swimmers for their hard work over the last two weeks! I am so proud of the training they put in and it was great to see everyone working hard, encouraging their teammates, and pushing themselves to new limits. Congratulations to the green team (senior) and the yellow team (intermediate) for winning the Amazing Race!
With regionals approaching this weekend, we are now in the taper phase of our training cycle. This means we are resting up for the weekend and our focus is on fine-tuning our races with special attention to starts, turns and finishes. Everyone is looking sharp in the pool and I am excited to see all of the work the swimmers have put in over the last fourteen weeks pay off! I am happy to hear many positive comments on the pool deck. I would like to advise everyone to trust their training and enter into the weekend with a confident mind set, as a strong mental attitude is necessary for fast swimming!
- We have 64 relays entered and very few alternates. If your swimmer is on a relay please ensure they are available. Relays with less than 8 teams go straight to finals. Please make sure to check the relay teams and check in with your coach before leaving the pool this weekend.
- If you know you are not planning on attending provincials and think you may be a qualifier, please let me know ASAP.
- Be safe this week! Rest up, eat well and sleep well!
I can’t wait to see the Kigoos swim fast and have fun this weekend!
Hey Junior Whites!
We have been having a great turn out to our afternoon practices and weekend meets. You’ve all been taking off lots of time and placing well. I would like you all to remember to bring running shoes and water to practice.
Welcome to Hell Week in these next two weeks you will pushed to your limits, you’ve been warned. Our theme this year will be survivor and at the end you will be getting a scoops. With hard practices also comes some fun and challenging individual or group challenges. If you are going to miss a practice please let me know.
On Monday and Wednesday afternoons if you could arrive 15 mins (4:30) before practice that would be great. We will have different challenges during this time.
– Every practice is all or nothing
– Come to practice on time
– Bring runners and water
Points/immunity – points will be used for scoops
– Individual points
o Each afternoon is worth one point
o Each morning practice is two points
– Triathlon and Grouse Grind (not mandatory)
o The first male and female to finish the Grind or Triathlon will get two points
o Everyone else that does these events gets a point
– Individual challenges (date will not be told)
o One person or more can win immunity
o You can redeem this immunity any time in the two weeks. This will allow you to excused from part of or a whole set.
o Individual immunity can only used once
– Group challenges (group assignment Monday afternoon)
o Members of the first team to finish get two points each
o Members of the second team to finish get one point each
o Members of the last team to finish get no points
o Cheating is not accepted and will end in receiving no points of restarting.
See you at the pool!