For those interested in the Richmond BC Kigoos Summer Swim Club

April 25th – Notifier

April 25th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Notifier - (Comments Off on April 25th – Notifier)

The following email was sent out this morning to all families registered for the 2016 Season:


Welcome to the Richmond Kigoos and the 2016 Summer Swim Season.
There is a lot of important information in this email, so please review carefully.
First, as you may have guessed if you have been by Steveston Pool lately, it will not be ready for the start of the season.  Over the last few weeks as the City has worked to prepare the pool for the 2016 season, they have discovered a series of repairs that need to be completed before the pool can be used.  They are currently doing these repairs and working to have the pool open soon.  As soon as we have a firm date for the opening of Steveston Pool we will share that with all members of the club.
While we don’t have Steveston Pool to start the season, the City has been excellent to work with as they have found us alternate pool space at the Minoru pools, Watermania and South Arm.  They are opening South Arm Pool early strictly for our use.
We know that many families in the club live in Steveston and this schedule to start the season will create some challenges, we all look forward to being back in Steveston Pool shortly.
Now, for the groups and schedules.
The initial group listings have been posted HERE on the website.  There is also a document outlining group placements on the same page.  Groups are fluid, especially early in the season so changes will be made and the page will regularly be updated.  If your child is not listed or if you have questions please email Head Coach Emilia at
The schedules are also posted now HERE.  This is the schedule we will use until we return to Steveston Pool.  Please review the schedule carefully.  You will see that all JD Groups practice at South Arm Pool.  The first day for JD Practices is Saturday May 7th.
The first day for other groups is Monday, May 2nd.
Our groups actually have more hours of practice with this schedule than they will when they return to Steveston Pool.
There is a lot more information, but I know the information around times is most important.  I will be sending regular Notifiers to answer questions as they come up.
Again, I appreciate your patience and understanding as we deal with the alternate plans to start the season.
If you have questions and are not sure who to contact – please feel free to send emails to  These emails go to both Andrea Nishi and I (Chris Kennedy) and one of us will be back to you within 24 hours.
See you all next week!

May Schedule and Groups

April 25th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar | Notifier - (Comments Off on May Schedule and Groups)

The May practice schedule has been posted HERE.

Information regarding swim groups is available HERE.

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Check out the 2016 PQT Times

April 15th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Meets - (Comments Off on Check out the 2016 PQT Times)

Time to start setting some goals . . .

The PQT Times for 2016 have now been posted here (pdf).


Coaching Staff Announced

April 5th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Coaching Staff Announced)
We are pleased to announce our coaching staff for 2016.  We will be posting group assignments to the website shortly:
Emilia Obedkoff (Head Coach)
Alexis Silvera
Brandon de Costa
Colette Summers
Hailey Dong
Jacob Lee
Liam Kell
Lucy Bodden
Michael Jakac – Sinclaur
Sophia Kostiuk
Tamara Yoshida
Teaghan Frid