For those interested in the Richmond BC Kigoos Summer Swim Club

Tsunami Updates – October 9th

October 8th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Tsunami Updates – October 9th)

HERE is a link to the updated Tsunami Groups.

And you can see the year calendar for Tsunami:

October, November and December 2016

January, February and March 2017



Tsunami Groups – Updated September 26th

September 26th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Tsunami Groups – Updated September 26th)

Tsunami begins this Saturday.  Here are the draft groups.  Click on the tabs at the bottom to switch between groups.  Groups are subject to change – particularly JD Groups.

Also – please remember that there are no swim practices on the following dates:


October 9 November 6 December 10/11/17/18/24/25/31
January 1/14 February 18/19 March 25


Tsunami Registration Now Open!

August 10th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Registration - (Comments Off on Tsunami Registration Now Open!)

Registration for Tsunami is now online.  We will open registration for returning swimmers now, then, after Aug 31, registration will be opened for new members. 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 2017 summer season) .

For newly registering siblings of current Kigoos members, the cost will be $248.  This will cover the insurance registration costs.

Families who wish to register siblings will need to attend the assessments on Sept 18th (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.  The tentative schedule is:

JD – 4:45-6pm

Juniors  – 5:45-7pm

Intermediates –  6:45-8pm

Seniors – 7:45-9pm

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 Minoru on September 18th from 1 – 3pm.

This is the link for registration:

Any questions, please contact Kelian at

Kigoos Scholarship – 2016

July 14th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Notifier - (Comments Off on Kigoos Scholarship – 2016)
The RICHMOND KIGOOS SWIM CLUB SCHOLARSHIP AWARD is awarded to deserving current and / or past Kigoos members that are planning to / or are presently attending an accredited Post-Secondary Institute
Applicants are eligible to apply for one (1) $500 scholarship per year.  Preference will be given to those applicants who have not previously won a Kigoos Scholarship.
The applicant must be applying for or is a returning to an accredited post-secondary institution as a full-time student
Applications must be received no later than July 31, 2016.
HERE are the Instructions (please note the date has been extended)
HERE is the Application Form.

Kigoos Update from Coach Emmy

July 14th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Kigoos Update from Coach Emmy)

Hi Kigoos!

I can’t believe we are halfway through the season already! Despite the challenges we have faced this season, I have seen some great results in the pool and I am extremely proud of how the club has come together to tackle the challenges. As a team, we had some great results at the Hootenanny this past weekend. Congratulations to Fern (div 1), Julien (div 1), Zack (div 2), Josh (div 2), Madeleine (div 2), Ashley (div 3), Rachel (div 5), Eddie (div 5), Paul (div 5), Vincent (div 5) and Magnus (div 8) who placed in the top three in the finals in a very competitive field. With 840 swimmers at the meet, this was the biggest meet aside from provincials. Congratulations to all swimmers who qualified for finals and to everyone who achieved best times! With regionals quickly approaching, I encourage everyone to attend as many practices as possible. Hell week begins next week and each group will have a prize for all swimmers who attend 100% of practices. The coaches have been busy brainstorming themes and making plans for next week, so you don’t want to miss out on this week of hard work and fun!

Here are some reminders for swim meets:

  1. Always check the validation list ASAP and promptly email your child’s coach and I if any changes are needed. Changes will not be permitted at the swim meet, so please double check the entries with the validation list!
  2. Warm-ups are mandatory for all groups. JD warm-ups will be optional but they must be at the pool for the start of the meet (to avoid missing their races!) This rule is in place because scratches are due before warm-ups are completed. If you are running late please email me, otherwise we will assume your child is not coming and they will be scratched from the meet.
  3. Please continue to let me know ASAP if your child cannot participate in relays. Once the relay cards are handed in at the beginning of the day, changes cannot be made. Please check in before leaving the pool to see if you are on a relay!

If you have lost something this season please check in with me. My traveling lost and found is growing and now contains various Kigoos clothing, caps, goggles, a large black jacket and many plates from the pizza night.

I am excited to see what the rest of the season has in store! Keep working hard!



Revised Wednesday Practice Schedule

July 11th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Notifier - (Comments Off on Revised Wednesday Practice Schedule)
In yesterday’s Notifier it said that there would be no practices on Wednesday afternoon because of our JD Meet at Watermania.  We have been able to secure pool time in the non-competition part of the pool, so practices will continue on Wednesday with an alternate schedule:
5:15-6:15: JR R AND JR W
6:00-7:00: INT R
6:45-7:45: SR B AND SR W
7:30-8:30: SR R
Be sure to sign-up for volunteer shifts, and for our swimmers, cheer on our younger swimmers!

Kigoos Updates for July 10th

July 11th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Notifier - (Comments Off on Kigoos Updates for July 10th)
It is a busy week and a number of items that require your attention.
1)  With many returning late from Salt Spring tonight – there is no Senior Red practice on Monday morning.
2)  Meet Sign-Ups:  It is the last call for the Crescent Beach JD Meet on July 20th and the White Rock Meet on July 23-24.  All the meet packages are posted with the details.  HERE IS THE LINK
3)  Our JD Meet is Wednesday and we need a huge turnout of parents to help out.  We still have a number of volunteer spots that need to be filled – particularly we need help in the Office and with Stroke and Turn.  HERE is the link.  Please note – with the JD Meet on Wednesday, there are no PM practices on Wednesday.  We need everyone to come out and help with our Meet.
4)  Movie Day is this Thursday!  We are going to watch The Secret Life of Pets at 12:30 at SilverCity.  All swimmers should be dropped off by 12:00 and can be picked up at 2:15.  Swimmers will sign-in and out with their coaches.  The sign-up form will be emailed tomorrow.
5)  The Grouse Grind is on Tuesday, July 19 at 10 am at Grouse Mountain.
Swimmers are to meet at the foot of the Grouse Grind at 10 am sharp for a 10:15 am departure. The hike generally takes the swimmers as little as 40 minutes to as long as 1.5 hours to complete. Swimmers can sign out with their parent as soon as they cross the finish line.
First time Grouse Grinders, please note that this is a very difficult hike.  All Junior and JD participants must have a parent supervisor with them on the hike.   Please send your child up with a large bottle of water in a light backpack that is easy for them to carry without use of their hands. It is also advised to bring a granola bar or other snack that is light to carry for when you finish.
All swimmers must pre-register HERE and include a parent / guardian name and contact cell number.
We will have a sign-in at the base when we meet, and a sign-out at the top when you are finished. Everyone must sign-out with a coach before you go explore/eat or take the gondola ride down to meet your ride home.
Important: everyone must take the Gondola ride down the mountain – it is $10 to buy a ticket for the Gondola ride down.
Please respect the drop-off/pick-up guidelines. The coaches are not responsible for the transportation or the care of your children after they are done the hike.  Any questions or concerns regarding this request should be sent to Coach Emmy

Kigoos JD Meet

July 3rd, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Meets - (Comments Off on Kigoos JD Meet)

We look forward to welcoming you to our JD Meet on Wednesday, July 13th.

HERE is the Meet Package.

JD Update from Coach Alexis

June 27th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on JD Update from Coach Alexis)
Hi JD’s and JD Parents,
As all of the JD’s are improving, there is a key area of focus that the JD coaches want to address fully – our breaststroke kick! This coming week, on Monday July 4th through Friday July 8th we will be having a Whip Kick Week. All practices will continue as normal but the main focus will be the swimmers breaststroke kick and stroke. We want to make sure that the swimmers all have the firm foundation of this kick for later years. We will be having as many Assistant Coaches in the water as we can during these days to help out and we hope to see a big turnout for this week as it is a very important element in the swimmers improvement.
We hope to see all of you on the pool deck for Whip Kick Week!
Coach Alexis

Intermediate White Update from Coach Alexis

June 27th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Intermediate White Update from Coach Alexis)

Hi Intermediate Whites!

We all had an awesome meet this weekend at the Super Seven and I’m so proud of all of us for our races. This week we will be working a lot on our breaststroke head position which is a key point that we could all work on. We will also be going over a lot of turn work and breakout work to make sure that we really use the walls to our advantage! If everyone could please remember to always bring a water bottle to practice because we have had a few cramps over the past week. Be sure to sign up for Hootenanny if you can go because the deadline has been extended until this Wednesday.
This Friday is the Canada Day parade which is a super fun event where we all get to cheer and show our Kigoos pride while walking through Steveston in the parade. Sign up by Wednesday please and I hope to see you all there!
Keep up the awesome work,
Coach Alexis