For those interested in the Richmond BC Kigoos Summer Swim Club

New Email List for 2014 Summer Season

April 29th, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on New Email List for 2014 Summer Season)

We have now moved over to our 2014 email list.  We have sent out a Notifier to all parents of registered swimmers (except those who are yet to be assessed).

You can contact Chris Kennedy if you have questions:

We Need Some Parent Volunteers

April 29th, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Volunteers - (Comments Off on We Need Some Parent Volunteers)
To kick start our social calender, we are implementing a new tradition for ALL Kigoo’s families to participate in. We will be serving a hot and delicious breakfast at our Annual Mock meet this year on Saturday May the 31st. This will also be one of the first opportunities for you to earn some volunteer hours. If you enjoy the hustle and bustle of a breakfast crew are able to spare a couple of hours then I would love to hear from you.

We are also in need of volunteers for our Annual Pub Night Fundraiser which will be held on Thursday July 10th .


Obtaining Prizes – starting now

Preparation before the night,like wrapping prizes, distribution of tickets, organizing cake auction…

On the night like, selling 50/50 tickets, security, MC’s, ticket sales at the door…


If you are interested, please email Sonja Dong at and advise the area you would like to help with.

Swim Suits, Parkas, Sweats and Shirts

April 29th, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Swim Shop - (Comments Off on Swim Suits, Parkas, Sweats and Shirts)

We will have fittings this week for Kigoos gear:

Thursday 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Saturday 7 am – 10 am

All payments must be cash or cheque.  Order will be placed on Saturday so suits are available for Icebreaker.


New Swimmer Assessments

April 24th, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on New Swimmer Assessments)

All swimmers new to Kigoos must take part in a swim assessment with our coaches.  Our  assessment will take place:

When: Thursday, May 1st
Time 4:00-7:00pm
Where:  Steveston Pool located on Moncton Ave. next to the Steveston Community Centre

Assessments are done on a drop in basis.  You may stop by the pool between 4 and 7 pm and we will set you up with a coach who will do your child’s assessment.

Please be dressed for the weather as assessments will take place, rain or shine.  The pool is heated but if the weather is cooler, please dress appropriately for before and after the swim.

You will be advised later on in the evening of May 1st if your child has been accepted into the Kigoos.  Final group placements will happen once children have been swimming with children of the same age for the first week and a half of May.

Please email Joanne at with any questions.

Kigoos Deck Officials

April 22nd, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Volunteers - (Comments Off on Kigoos Deck Officials)
We are trying to get a proper tally of all the Kigoo parents who are currently qualified to work on deck, as well as those who are interested in becoming deck officials this summer.
If you are currently an official; have started learning and shadowing; or are just thinking about getting involved as a deck official, please fill out the following survey so we know who you are, what level you’re at, or what sort of help you might need to get going:
For more information about becoming a deck official this summer, please contact our Director of Officials, Zoë Lee ( Volunteer hours will be given for clinic attendance, on-deck practices, as well as shadowing at meets.
The training clinic for stroke and turn officials in Monday, May 12th at 7 pm at Steveston Community Centre.
Swim meets can’t run without officials – please come out and help!
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Masters Swimming Starts May 1st

April 22nd, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Masters Swimming Starts May 1st)

For 20 years the Richmond Kigoos have offered a Masters swim program for Kigoos alumni,  parents, or others in the community.  The program is open to swimmers of all abilities.

The Masters Swim Program will be coached by Kigoos Senior A Coach Andre Kudaba this summer.

Practices start on Thursday,  May 1st and runs every Tuesday and Thursday during swim season from 9 – 10 pm.

There are 2 options for Masters Swimmers:

  • $50 registration/insurance fee for the season.  Cash or cheque payable to Richmond Kigoos Swim Club (due at your first swim for the new season)  and $5 swim fee for each session attended
  • $100 which covers registration/insurance, three swim meets and Regionals swim meet.  Cash or cheque payable to Richmond Kigoos Swim Club (due at your first swim for the new season) and  $5 swim fee for each session attended

For parents registered in the new Parents Swim Program – they can “drop-in” to the evening sessions for the $5 swim fee.

For more information please contact Gail Nichols at

If you are starting on May 1st please come early to complete all the necessary paperwork.

Parent Swim Program – New This Year!

April 21st, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Parent Swim Program – New This Year!)

This program is exclusively for parents of swimmers who register for the 2014  Summer Season. Allows parents to lane swim at Steveston Pool during any of  the weekday morning practice times, as many times per week as desired. No coaching is provided – coaches will only be on deck as lifeguards and as the coaches for the children. One-time cost of $100, which includes BCSSA Registration fee, and a Kigoos t-shirt and swim cap. If registered for this program, swimmers are also eligible to swim in our Icebreaker Meet, and Regionals if qualified.

See more information under the Registration tab or contact Joanne at  Parents can begin swimming as of May 2nd.

Parent Swim Club

Registration Update

April 14th, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Registration - (Comments Off on Registration Update)
We have just passed the 170 mark with registrations for this summer.  We will likely be in a wait-list position at some levels shortly.  If you haven’t signed up for this summer, please do so this week to ensure a spot.  Also encourage any friends looking at Kigoos to apply this week.  We are actively looking to increase our swimmers in the higher divisions, so if your sons or daughters know of any high school aged students looking to swim this summer – encourage them to register with Kigoos.

All Registration Information is available under the Registration Tab.

Recognition Opportunities

April 13th, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Recognition Opportunities)

Kigoos Swim Club recognizes the importance of building mutually beneficial relationships with our community partners. As a sponsor of the Club, your business has the opportunity to market directly to the more than 130 families who are registered in our programs, to their friends and families, and to the many spectators that support our Club.

Learn more about these HERE.

If you have any questions, or you require additional information about this capital campaign please contact Lisa Cowell, Volunteer Fund Development Manager at 604-839-2205 or

PQT Times Published

April 12th, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on PQT Times Published)

The 2014 PQT Times have been published the BCSSA.  You can find them here.  This year’s provincials are in Kamloops from August 15-17.  Another indicator swimmers often use during the year is the Fraser South A/B Times.  These are also posted on the same page.