For those interested in the Richmond BC Kigoos Summer Swim Club

2020 Registration – NOW OPEN!

February 13th, 2020 | Posted by kigooswm in Registration - (Comments Off on 2020 Registration – NOW OPEN!)

Welcome to the summer swim season for 2020.  It is time to start registration!  And good news – once again there are no fee increases!

Registration will once again be online for the summer of 2020. Registration opens today for Kigoos Swimmers (last summer) or current Tsunami swimmers  as well as any new swimmers (this is new!)

All the Registration info is located HERE on the website and the direct registration link is HERE.  The website info still says 2019, but it will be update shortly – the only changes are date changes for events.

Important for this year!

All registration documents are online and DO NOT NEED to be printed out and sent to the Registrar.  Paper documents ONLY include:  Parent Participation Cheque dated August 15, 2020 and a stamped, self-addressed, return envelope if you would like your cheque returned.  

NEW registrations may send proof of birthdate via paper copy OR scan and send via email or take a photo of the document and send via email. 

Registration volunteers and the environment appreciate your cooperation with this.

All documents are available on the Kigoos website under the registration tab and information is also on the front page of the website with costs for Summer 2020.  


Under Additional Purchases there is a space to request a t-shirt size for your child. Please be sure to indicate under YOUTH or ADULT size.  These are included for all registrations except Masters.


If you are registering 3 or more children (this do not apply to Tater Tots), there is a special GROUP for each of the 3rd and 4th child.  This was done to allow for the correct amount to be charged for your registrations.  Please use the 3rd child group or 4th child group when registering 3 or more children. The 3rd and 4th child discounts apply to the youngest.


New families to Kigoos who joined Tsunami for the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 and wish to register for the Summer 2020 will receive a $200 credit towards your fees.  These codes will be emailed to those families. If the code applies to your family, and you do not receive the code, please email the Registrar at: for the code. THIS APPLIES ONLY TO BRAND NEW FAMILIES WHO REGISTERED FOR FALL 2019.


Please email the registrar for the codes for you to register.  All coaches MUST be registered BY April 30, 2020.


Families registering more than one child will need to use the following discount codes to deduct the additional costs of the fundraising fee.  This is presently the only way to ensure each family only pays the fundraising cost once per family.  If registering more than one child, please enter this code:




It will still charge you a $40 fundraising fee per registration.  Using the code for the number of registrations will give you a discount.  

Masters swimmers will need to use the code:


This will discount the fundraising fee from your registration.  


Please direct any of the above to the Registrar, Nancy Lemaire at the following email:

Kigoos Registration 2020

February 10th, 2020 | Posted by kigooswm in Registration - (Comments Off on Kigoos Registration 2020)

Kigoos Registration will open shortly for the summer season. You can click on the Registration tab to see general information by looking at the 2019 registration information. Fees for 2020 will remain the same as 2019.

Kigoos Year End Video – 2019

September 29th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Kigoos Year End Video – 2019)

Kigoos 2019 Year End Video from Chris Kennedy on Vimeo.

Kigoos 2019 Award Winners

September 29th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Kigoos 2019 Award Winners)

Kigoos 2019 Award Winners from Chris Kennedy

Tsunami – Winter Swimming Information

August 8th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Registration - (Comments Off on Tsunami – Winter Swimming Information)

Registration for our Winter Swim Program is now open.   Hopefully many of our swimmers will continue with our winter program – Tsunami.  It is an amazingly good deal and a chance to continue to learn from a coaching staff led by Head Coach Emmy.  
Here are the details:

Registration for Tsunami is  online.  We will open registration for returning swimmers (and siblings) now, then, after Aug 22nd, registration will be opened for new members. Fees are $240 per swimmer for returning swimmers. The fees for new families will be $485 (this includes a $40 insurance fee and the $205 deposit towards the 2019 summer season). For newly registering siblings of current Kigoos members, the cost will be $280.  This will cover the insurance and registration costs.  

Families who wish to register siblings will need to attend the assessments on October 6th  (details below).  

Tsunami is run out of Watermania from the first weekend in October until the middle of March (the start of spring break).

Swim sessions will be on Saturdays and Sundays.  

We are using the same schedule we have used for the past two seasons.  We will have one hour of JD and then people will self-select into the other hours.   In early September we will put out a call for time sign-up. 

The tentative schedule is:

JD – 5:15 – 6:00

Juniors / Intermediates / Seniors  – 5:45- 7:00 or 6:45 – 8:00 

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 Saturday October 5th from 4:30 – 5:15 at Watermania.

This is the link for registration:

Senior Red Update from Coach Alexis

July 28th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Senior Red Update from Coach Alexis)

Hello Senior Reds!

First of all, this will be a long post but the information is important! I want to congratulate you on the strong swims this weekend. Even though half of us are injured in some way or another and everyone is sore from our journey to Hogwarts, you all persevered and swam hard. I know that some parents were confused with the tactics this weekend but since everyone was so exhausted from the Hell Weeks, the swimmers could swim long and strong, or choose a different race pattern to test out, in the prelim if it was a guaranteed final. Obviously, this won’t be the case at Regionals where we will put 100%and use our strongest race pattern during every race! 

I want to congratulate the Hell Week Club Prize winners for their full attendance during the first week at Hogwarts:

Lucas Ashley Quinn Caroline Elizabeth K

Nikol Nick P Brian Tia Nick 

I also want to congratulate the Hell Week “Potter’s Pizza Party” winners for their full attendance (with the exception of one battle) during the second week at Hogwarts: 

Lucas Ashley Will Quinn Daniel Tia

Olivia Nick K Nikol Nick P Brian

Congratulations to Hufflepuff for winning the House Cup and the Quidditch Cup! Quidditch seemed very fun you all so I am glad, even though it was aggressive at times everyone… let’s just be grateful the posts lasted the two weeks. It was a close battle with Gryffindor only 1 House Point behind and Ravenclaw and Slytherin within 58 points! I’m so proud of how hard everyone worked. 

The party will take place at my house (the swimmers have the address – also SW: “Bellatrix”) on Thursday, August 1st from 12:00-3:00. Pizza will be provided for the winners but any other Wizards who would like to join can come for $5 for pizza! It will be a magical time. 

Also, Beach Day is on Tuesday at Centennial Beach from 11:30-3:00 on the beach from the first parking lot/playground. Pack lunch if you don’t want to buy it, wear sunscreen, and bring lots of water! I will be bringing some skimboards, volleyball, frisbees, and soccer ball for anyone’s use. 

Seniors here is the practice plan for the week – come to as many as possible:

  • MAm: 5:00 OYO – quick 15:00 progression/stroke
  • MPm: 400w/u – 20:00 progression/stoke; choose top 2 then ½ of 3rd 
  • TPm: 50’s descending, breakouts – relay takeovers/dives
    • Beach Day & Will’s BDay!!
  • WAm: 25’s w/u – turns & middle 50’s – 4×100 best @5
  • WPm: 330w/u – 12.5’s for breakouts/finishes – free/fly turn races – dive 25’s – 4x45s FAD
  • Th/Pasta Night: 400w/u – 4xspeedplay/stroke – turn races – 2×50 FAD or 1×100 FAD
    • This is MANDATORY as it is a social event – let me know by Wednesday with a legitimate reason why you can not attend
    • also Potter’s Pizza Party!
  • FAm (645-8): Depends on attendees

I am so proud of you all and I know that Regionals is going to be amazing based on all of your performance in these last few weeks. Thanks for making this an awesome summer (with more to come!). 

See you on the pool deck,

Coach Alexis

Junior White Update from Coach Sophia

July 21st, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Junior White Update from Coach Sophia)

Hey Junior Whites, 

Congratulations to everyone who participated in hell week! Everyone was working super hard and putting over 100% effort in, I was very impressed. 

For the next two weeks we will focus a lot more on technique and doing much shorter sprinting sets. Our dives and turns needs some work, so we will be spending time almost every practice perfecting them as we get closer to regionals!

Great job for the swimmers who competed in WRASA this weekend, even though we were tired lots of us still got best times! 

See you on the pool deck. 

Coach Sophia

Senior Red Update from Coach Alexis

July 21st, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Senior Red Update from Coach Alexis)

Hello Wizards!

Congratulations on completing your first week of wizardry lessons at Hogwarts. Many of you came to all the practices and qualified for the club prize, amazing job! I know it was a very difficult week but I also hope that it was lots of fun while you were working hard.

To those who came to WRASA……outstanding job pushing through the pain of this week! We are exactly where we want to be in the season plan right now based on times and I am even more excited for the next two weeks because of your awesome swims. 

This week is Hogwarts 2.0. We will be tackling many challenges like finding the Philosopher’s Stone, defeating the Basilisk, saving an innocent man from Dementors, and finding the remaining horcruxes we need to defeat Voldemort and his Death Eaters. Attendance at all but one practice is mandatory for an invitation to the Hogwarts Pizza Party. Come ready with runners and water bottles (even at morning practices) and ready to work hard for another week. 

I am also beyond excited for Heroes and Villains on Wednesday! Remember that this is MANDATORY for the prize and can not be your one skipped practice. Wear your costumes and cheer hard for some House Points for your team!

I am incredibly proud of everyone’s work so far and know that we will be ready for Regionals when it comes in two weeks. One more thing, the secret word is “lumos.” Keep up the awesome work Senior Reds.

See you on the pool deck, 

Coach Alexis

Intermediate Red Update from Coach Emmy

July 16th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Intermediate Red Update from Coach Emmy)

Attention: Intermediate Red Agents 

You have been selected to attend the Top Secret Steveston Spy Academy Training Centre. Over the course of one intensive week, you will be trained and tested on a number of physical and intellectual skills. If you are deemed fit, you will be chosen to complete a top secret mission on 07/19/19. If you accept this mission please meet your squad and academy trainer at Steveston pool on 07/15/19 at 18 30 hours. 

Your training will begin immediately, will be intense and will commence everyday. Only the toughest, smartest, most swift agents will be successful. 

Destroy all evidence of this letter immediately.

2019 Triathlon Routes

July 14th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Notifier - (Comments Off on 2019 Triathlon Routes)


All routes will start and end at the back field behind Steveston Pool. The finish line will be where marshalling normally occurs out of the side gate of the pool and swimmers will get their times there.


Run to Williams down the dike (6.5km)

Bike to Francis road down the dike (8km)

Swim 6 snakes through the pool (900m)


Run to Steveston Hwy down the dike (5km)

Bike to Williams road down the dike (6.5km)

Swim 4 snakes through the pool (600m)


Run to Garry Point (2.5km)

Bike to Steveston Hwy down the dike (5km)

Swim 2 snakes through the pool (300m)

For the JD triathlon:

The JD triathlon will take place on Friday, July 26th at 5:00pm. We will be meeting at the back field of Steveston Pool at 4:40pm for sign in with the coaches, please bring a bike, helmet, and wear proper running shoes. You will NOT be allowed to participate in the biking section without a helmet. The triathlon will start at 5:00pm and will be followed by dinner (see order form for all the details).  We will likely be done about 6:30.

Here is the route for the triathlon:

RUN around the concrete track in the back field twice

BIKE around the concrete track in the back field three times

SWIM 300m (2 snakes around the pool)