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Coach Julia Looks Ahead for Her Junior B’s

June 23rd, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner

Hello Junior Bs!


Well done to those of you who swam at the Ladner Super 7 swim meet, a lot of us were entered in 100 free or 100 IM for the first time and I was very pleased with your efforts – so great job! We also had lost of best times, which is definitely something to be proud of. Our backstroke is improving too, which I am very happy about, but we will keep on working on backstroke touch turns/turns this week to keep it fresh. We have been getting some more turnout in practice lately, and that is great. Please try your best to keep it up because the more practices you attend the more you will have the chance to improve!


This week we will continue swimming some sets with less rest in between them (faster sets/sprint sets). This will help build up our endurance and our capability to still swim fast, and properly, when we are tired. We are also going to be narrowing down on our breakouts, turns, and finishes, as they are all crucial aspects when it comes to racing. Lately we’ve had some great practices with more meters, so I’m exited to see what you guys can do at practice this week because when we are focused it is awesome how well we can do, and how much distance we can swim in each practice! Due to these faster sets, we will also be using the pace clock more, so please remember to look at the arrows yourself instead of waiting for an indication to start from me. It will make things easier for everyone!


The Kigoos Movie Night is this Thursday the 26th, and we will be seeing How To Train Your Dragon 2. More information is posted on the Kigoos website and there was also an email notifier that went out a few days ago. There will be no practices that day at Steveston Pool due to the movie. Hope to see you there for one of our first social events of the season!


Enjoy the rest of the week, and let’s hope the sun comes out for our pool time!

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