Hi Junior Red swimmers and Parents,
My name is Leo Lui and I have the privilege to coach the Junior Red Group this season. This is my 5th year coaching and 12th year as a Kigoos swimmer with my previous seasons working mainly with the Intermediates. Being part of the Kigoos family has been such a memorable journey ever since I joined in Grade 6 and I’ve had wonderful experiences in each successive year. My goal for the Junior Red group is to have a meaningful and fun season by becoming confident and comfortable in all their strokes. Swimming is such an intense and fun sport, and the greatest reward for me as your coach is to be able to deepen your interest and love of swimming. Hopefully you will find swimming relaxing, challenging, and rewarding by the end of this season! I will also be applying some drills I’ve gained from my NCCP Swimming 101 course.
Everyone will receive a Welcome Letter and Goal Sheet from me this afternoon. It is great to be back and I am excited to officially begin our group together as Junior Red. This week, we will be focusing on Freestyle and Backstroke body position and legs, streamline, dolphin kick, and dive preparation and entry. Please attend to as many practices as possible.
Let’s have a safe and rewarding season! We are exactly four weeks away from our first meet – Ice Breaker.
– Please read over the Welcome Letter and fill out the Goal Sheet
– Bring runners and water bottle
Hi Junior Red swimmers and Parents,
- Please respect the orange cones on the pool deck. These are in place to allow the coaches and swimmers to focus on practices without any disturbances. If you should need to speak to your child’s coach, please do so after practice. If you need to get your child’s attention to pass them a quick message during practice, please ask the coach before doing so to make sure that it will not disrupt practice.
- There are “Moving Days” this year in order to give the coaches the liberty to adjust which group a swimmer is in if we find it necessary. Please keep this in mind when requesting that your child be placed in another group. We carefully consider the placement of each swimmer and make our decisions based on which group we think would be best for the swimmer’s training. Often times, we will need to see a little more from a swimmer in order to make a correct placement, and so please be patient if your child is not placed where they would like to be right off the bat. If there is a case where a swimmer is obviously in the wrong group, we will not wait for a Moving Day to adjust their placement. All of our coaches are fantastic, and no practice is wasted- one or two swims in the wrong group will not hurt in the long run.
- Please feel free to email me at any time, or talk to me at the pool when I am not coaching! My email address is email@example.com.
My name is Julia Morris and this year I am very excited to be the JD Coordinator for our Kigoos JD program! I am currently 19 years old, and just finished up my second year of university at UBC in Vancouver. This year marks my 12th year swimming with Kigoos, and my 6th of being part of the coaching staff. In previous years I have coached the JD groups, Junior groups, and Intermediate groups both during the summer season and during our Tsunami maintenance program. I’m happy to be back at Steveston Pool with Kigoos this summer, and whether you are a returning member of the club or have just joined I know we will have a great time together!
This year I do not have my own group since I will be overseeing the four JD groups, so I will be on deck during the JD practices assisting in and out of the water where necessary, and will also be attending the JD meets and social events. I’m looking forward to having a great time with the JD program this year as we will be heading into a summer full of personal development and achievements. We’re going to be building upon technique and the basic skills of all four strokes, and we hope to see you make as many practices as possible as each day will build upon different skill sets and dynamics. I know it’s a busy time with school slowly winding down, but let’s try to kick off the season off with great attendance!
I’m eager to get to know everyone, and I wish for this season to be as fulfilling as possible for all whom are involved. Parents, if you have any questions or would just like to chat, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will also be available on deck before and after practices. As for these blog posts, they will be coming weekly to keep you updated with the JD program’s plans and events. That’s all for now, I’m super excited for yet another great season and see you on deck tomorrow for our first day practicing with our new groups!
Our names are Liam and Alexis and we will be your coaches for the rest of the season. Alexis has worked with the Kigoos since last year as a Junior Development coach and has swam competitively for 9 years now. This is Liam’s first year with the Kigoos, but not his first year coaching.
He has worked as a coach with the Richmond Rapids swim team for the past two years. Throughout this season we hope to accomplish many things. Some goals for this season are to bring the swimmers endurance up throughout the year, improve on our strokes with drills and maintaining proper technique, and to have lots of fun with our Kigoo family. Some expectations we have are that swimmers will try their best to come to at least 4 practices a week, always listen to the coaches during the practice, and work hard every time they step on the pool deck.