Hello Senior Whites!
My Name Is Michael Jakac-Sinclair and this is my first year coaching for the Richmond Kigoos and I am very excited to coach Senior White this year. For some background information about myself; I swam competitively for 11 years, with the Vancouver Vikings, Richmond Rapids, and the Canadian Dolphins Swim Club. Through the years I became a sprint focused swimmer more so in the sprint freestyle. I have won gold at multiple Provincials, competed at multiple Western Canadian Championships, won gold at the Canadian Age Group Nationals in the medley relay and a Provincial record holder in the medley relay also. I am super excited to get started and build to reach our goals for this 2016 summer season. This fall I will be studying at Carleton University for the Political Sciences program.
For the beginning of the season, since this is my first year with the Kigoos, I will be seeing where everyone’s fitness and stroke levels are at. Therefore, the portion of our first couple of practices will be focusing on fitness levels and technique work. Additionally, emphasize working on the little things, such as break outs, turns, underwater kick, and feeling pure speed. However really trying to get a cohesive environment between being competitive, working hard, and most importantly having fun. The main goal as a coach I have for the summer is helping the Senior Whites get to there goal. Whether that is getting a time they want, competing at provincials, completing and competing in a harder race, or fitness levels; I am here to help everyone get to their goal. All I want is 100% in and I’ll give 100% out!
Its going to be a fun summer and can’t wait to fully get started.