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Senior White Update from Coach Michael

June 13th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Senior White Update from Coach Michael)

Hello Sr. Whites and other Kigoo members,

The first two weekends of meets were more than fun to watch. Everyone showed great racing passion, grit, and determination. WAY TO GO EVERYONE!

As passionate as we are as a competitive swim club it is important to note that it is only the beginning of the season. As we all want to get best times in every race, which is a great attitude to have, we must not forget to TRUST THE PROCESS. It is important that we learn crucial lessons at the beginning of the season so we don’t make little mistakes, that will really impact us, when it really counts at Regionals and Provincials.

Furthermore, learning how to have fun with racing. This will ultimately translate into best time performance. If your coaches are not worried you shouldn’t be either. This does not mean slowing down your competitive drive to work and race hard; just a reminder to stick with the process and then great things will come.

Another note, is that the Kigoos prides its self on being a very community based club. Meaning we look out for each other and help encourage each other. We all share the common values of leadership, inclusivity and acceptance. Especially for our older members, who are the leaders of the club. So that they can pass down their knowledge, and encourage younger members of our club to strive to these values. So that we can develop leaders not only in the Kigoos Swim Club, but the community as a whole.

I hope everyone keeps up the hard work and keeps striving for the best they can be!

Looking forward for more meets and practices to come.

Best,

Mike J-S

JD Yellow Update from Coach Erika

June 7th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on JD Yellow Update from Coach Erika)

Hey JD Yellow Swimmers and Parents,

This past weekend many of us attended our very first swim meet with much success. Everyone applied the techniques and skills we learned in practice, and our strokes looked amazing! Congrats on a great first meet!

During the next few weeks we will be working on backstroke, perfecting our shoulder roll and pull, as well as working on our touch turns and flip turns.

As we get further into the season I strongly encourage everyone to attend swim meets, especially the JD meets on Wednesdays. They are a great way to start competing and get more confident in the pool.

Keep up the great work!

Coach Erika

Intermediate White Update from Coach Alexis

June 7th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Intermediate White Update from Coach Alexis)

Hi Intermediate Whites!

Awesome job at Icebreaker!! Everyone swam super well and I’m so proud of all of you so far this season. As a group, the main points we all need to work on are our turns, head position (especially breaststroke and freestyle), and our endurance for the longer races. The best way to work on our technique and beat our times in upcoming meets is to come to more practices… like the morning practices. Only a few of us have been coming on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning practices and it would be super awesome to see more of you there to get in a good swim before school.
You have all been doing awesome so lets get ready for Boundary Bay this weekend and I’ll see you on the pool deck!
Coach Alexis

Kigoos Cheers!

June 6th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Kigoos Cheers!)

Looking to practice your Kigoos Cheers – Here you go:

 

KIGOOS FANS

Kigoos fans in the stand let me hear you clap your hands

Now that you’ve got the beat let me hear you stomp your feet

Now that you’ve got the groove let me see your body move

 

O LAY

O lay o lay o lay o lay, kigoos kigoos

O lay o lay o lay o lay, kigoos kigoos

 

DER VAS

Der vas a gumma gumma (repeat)

So bodhi heedee hoo (repeat)

Un heptic neptic cordian (repeat)

Opossum gumma school (repeat)

Coaches: For da!

Swimmers: la la la x3

Kigoos! Kigoos! Kigoos!

 

O A LAY A LAY

O a lay a lay (repeat)

A lay a tiki tonga (repeat)

A wassa wassa wassa (repeat)

o a lay a lay a a-luwa (repeat)

 

KETTLE-A-FISH

Kettle-a-fish and ripe banana (repeat)

I was born in Indiana (repeat)

That’s a lie that’s a fake (repeat)

We’re the Kigoos suck our wake! (repeat)

 

THIS OLD MAN

This old man he told me we are gonna win this meet

With a knick knack paddy wack give a dog a bone

All the rest should just go home

 

GO BACK

Go back, go back, go back to the woods (repeat)

‘Cause you aint, you aint, you aint no good (repeat)

‘Cause you ain’t got the spirit and you ain’t got the class (repeat)

And you ain’t got the team that the Kigoos have (repeat)

 

‘O’

One handed o = yell a sharp “o”

Horizontal o = yell “oooooooooooooo”

Vertical o = yell “ahhhhhhhhhhhhh”

Circled o above the head = “ooooooh yes!!!”

 

TURKEY SONG

Repeat after coaches cheer

I went DOWN to the river! (stomp foot on “down”)

And I took a little walk! (walk in place)

And I met up with some turkeys! (flap arms like wings)

And we had a little talk! (form hands into turkey mouths)

I said I washed them turkeys! (pretend to be washing something)

And I hung ’em on a line! (pretend to hang them up)

I said YOU can be a turkey! (point on “you”)

Oh any old time. (wave hands in front of you)

 

CALIFORNIA ORANGES

California oranges texas cactus

We think the other team needs a little practice

Throw ‘em in the kiddy pool teach ‘em how to swim

Kigoos, kigoos win win win!

 

I BELIEVE

I (repeat)

I believe (repeat)

I believe that (repeat)

I believe that we (repeat)

I believe that we will (repeat)

I believe that we will win! (repeat x3)

 

DEEP IN THE HEART

Deep in the heart of the BC jungle you can hear the Kigoos rumble x3

Oo ah kigoos on the warpath x3

 

HOT TO GO

Kigoos are hot to go singing h-o-t-t-o-g-o

Awoo hot to go x2

Kigoos are hot to go singing h-o-t-t-o-g-o

Awoo hot to go x2

Kigoos are hot to go singing h-o-t-t-o-g-o

Awoo hot to go x2

 

BOOM DYNAMITE

Our team is boom dynamite

Our team is boom dynamite

Our team is tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick boom dynamite!

Your team is boom dynamite (nonchalantly)

Your team is boom dynamite

Your team is tick tick tick tick tick tick tick oh noo the fuse won’t light!!

 

GO FIGHT

When I say go, you say fight

Coaches: go!

Swimmers: fight! X2

When I say win, you say tonight

Coaches: win!

Swimmers: tonight! X2

When I say boogie, you say down

Coaches: boogie!

Swimmers: down! X2

When I say all, you say right

Coaches: all!

Swimmers: right! X2

Together: go fight win tonight, boogie on down allright allright x2

 

BANANA CHEER

Banana’s of the world: UNITE! (claps hands above head)

Peel banana peel peel banana x2 (one arm down each time)

Slice banana slice slice banana x2 (slicing motion)

Eat bananas eat eat bananas x2 (eating motion)

Go bananas go go bananas! x2 (go crazy)

 

BABY SHARK

Baby shark do do do do do do x3 (one hand shark)

Baby shark!

Mama shark do do do do do do x3 (2 hand shark from wrists)

Mama shark!

Daddy shark do do do do do do x3 (2 hand shark from shoulders)

Daddy shark!

Grandpa shark do do do do do do x3 (2 arm shark with no teeth)

Grandpa shark!

Lady swimming do do do do do do x3 (freestyle arms)

Lady swimming!

Shark attack do do do do do do x3 (hands above head like shark fin)

Shark attack!

Lady swimming do do do do do do x3 (one arm freestyle arms)

Lady swimming!

Baywatch do do do do do do x3 (slow motion running)

Baywatch!

CPR do do do do do do x3 (cpr motion)

CPR!

She’s okay do do do do do do x3 (thumbs up)

She’s okay!

That’s the end? Do do do do do do x3 (confused arms)

That’s the end?

 

THERE AIN’T NO ___ ON US

There ain’t no ___ on us, there ain’t no ___ on us, there might ___ on some of you ___ but there ain’t no ___ on us!

Options:

  • Ants in pants
  • Roaches on coaches
  • Bugs on thugs
  • Flies on you guys
  • Bears in hairs
  • Crows on bros
  • Skunks on punks
  • Frogs on dogs
  • Lobsters on mobsters

 

Update from Coach Emmy to Senior and Intermediate Red Groups

June 5th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Update from Coach Emmy to Senior and Intermediate Red Groups)

Hi Kigoos and congratulations on a successful meet!

It was great to be back at our home pool and to see the Kigoos swimming fast and having fun! I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the parent volunteers who helped our meet run smoothly.  The coaches couldn’t have done it without you!

I am very proud of all the swimmers and it was great to see the intermediate and senior reds applying the technique that we have been working on for the past five weeks. Although technique was our primary goal, it was exciting to see so many best times and I look forward to see everyone’s improved technique translate to faster swimming as the season progresses!

I would like to congratulate the intermediate red swimmers of the week so far:

Week one: Isabella M

Week two: Lucas Y

Week three: Ming H

Week four: Tia N

Week five: Sierra L

Intermediate and senior red swimmers- please fill out and return your goal sheets this week. Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you have any questions. If you have not yet received one, please remind me before or after practice!

Great job everyone and I am looking forward to Boundary Bay next weekend!

Emmy

Posters and Cheers Night – Alternate Schedule (June 2nd)

May 27th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Posters and Cheers Night – Alternate Schedule (June 2nd))

JD

Swim: 3:30-4:30  Posters: 4:45-5:15

 

Junior Red & White

Swim: 4:15-5:30  Posters: 3:45-4:15

 

CHEERS – ALL SWIMMERS @ 5:45

 

Intermediate Red & White

Swim: 6:15-7:30 Posters: 7:30-8:00

Seniors

Swim: 7:15-8:30 Posters: 6:30-7:00

Tater Tots – Open Registration

May 25th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Registration - (Comments Off on Tater Tots – Open Registration)
Tater Tots – We have only a couple spots left in the program – it starts on June 1st.  We are now opening this to the public – I am sure the last 2 spots will likely be gone today so people need to act fast.  As a reminder – this program runs Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for 30 minutes during the JD time period. HERE is the registration link.

Winter Swimmers? Come Spend Your Summer with Kigoos!

May 25th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Registration - (Comments Off on Winter Swimmers? Come Spend Your Summer with Kigoos!)
O Cat Swimmers – O Cat 1 and 2 Swimmers are most often winter swimmers who are participating in summer swimming.  We are making a greater effort than in past years to attract these swimmers to Kigoos similar to what other clubs do in the region.  We are pleased to announce we have set the following procedures for O Cat swimmer than join:
  • start date of June 19th (eligible for all meets starting with Super Seven)
  • a pro-rated fee of $395.00 plus $40 Fundraising  / Membership Fee
  • pro-rated parent participation hours of 15 hours
  • creation of O Cat Outstanding Swimmer Award as part of our awards program
This offering is exclusive for winter swimmers.  If you know of any that may be interested please share out with them.  HERE is the direct registration link.  Once registered, O Cat Swimmers would contact Head Coach Emmy at headcoach@kigoos.com to arrange a time to evaluate for group placement.

Mock Meet – This Saturday

May 24th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Meets - (Comments Off on Mock Meet – This Saturday)
Here is everything you need to know about this Saturday morning:
1)  Schedule:
6:45 –  Sign-in
7:00 – Warm-Up and Cheers
7:30 – First Race
9:00 – Breakfast
10:00 – Finished
The race schedule is 50 Freestyle, 25 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke, 25 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke, 50 Fly.  All swimmers can swim up to 4 races.  The 25 Metre races are for 6 and Under swimmers and other new swimmers not yet swimming 50 M races.  The heats will be organized from JD – Senior
2)  Volunteering at the Meet:
We have all of our breakfast volunteers covered.  We will need timers and others to assist on Saturday morning.  We won’t do a sign-up in-advance but will recruit parents on the morning.  It is an easy way to get some participation hours.
 
3)  Breakfast Reminders:
The breakfast orders are now closed.  Please bring your own plate and cutlery for breakfast.
4)  Kigoos Swim Shop:
The Kigoos Swim Shop will be open during the entire Mock Meet to distribute the new clothing orders and the remaining club T-shirts/caps.  There will also be an opportunity to sell your recycled swimming paraphernalia at our first Swap Sale.  Please print the attached form and bring in your gently used items at the beginning of the mock meet at 7:20 am.  Then pick up your cash or unsold items at the end of the mock meet at 10:00 am.  Details are on the attached form.
5)  Orientation Tours:
In addition to getting our swimmers some meet experience (we will have marshalling, timing etc.) we want to familiarize our parents with the processes of the meet and answer any questions.  There will be sessions offered on Saturday morning by experienced Kigoos parents.  More info on this to come later today or tomorrow.
Hopefully this answers most of your questions about Saturday.

Intermediate White Update from Coach Alexis

May 23rd, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Intermediate White Update from Coach Alexis)

Hello Intermediate Whites!!

I hope everyone had a super fun long weekend and are ready to swim hard this week. By now we are all familiar with the general rules for each race so this week will be more focused on the specific things we can all do to improve our strokes. We will definitely be reviewing or dives and turns so we are all prepared for Ice Breaker! I’m super excited about how fast everyone has been improving and you are all putting in a lot of effort which is amazing.
The Mock Meet is coming up on Saturday and I encourage all of you to come, especially if you have never been to a swim meet before because it is an excellent learning experience.
Come prepared to work hard this week and I will see you on the pool deck!
Coach Alexis