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Season Ending Blog Post from Coach Michael

August 24th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Season Ending Blog Post from Coach Michael)
Hello Kigoos and Senior Whites!
As we all head home from Kamloops we reflect on an outstanding season and achievements. To all the swimmers, you showed not just the coaching staff, but the club, what hard work, determination, and persistence results in. We have set goals and we’ve achieved them and went to places with our potential that we never thought we were capable of doing at the beginning of the season. I can honestly say that all of the coaches are immensely proud of every swimmer. However, there is more work to be done. These skills that you have developed  and new experiences you have learnt from over the summer should be transferable into the upcoming academic year; to not lose focus on your own personal goals, to never be afraid to get out of your comfort zone, to complete your journey to your fullest potential, and never being afraid to adapt your plan if your initial one doesn’t succeed. As I go back to Carleton, I too will keep with me lessons that I learnt this summer. I’ll remember each and every highlight of the Señor White group and everything we’ve accomplished individually and together. Such as getting my ankles crossed over at the beginning of the year, all the Raptor sprints and Canadian sprints, and the true understanding of 100% in and 100% out. And most importantly, to never forget to keep that little bit of savage in you. It is safe to say with a firm belief that the senior white members have developed to become great individual leaders. This was not luck. We said why not.  And we truly did shock the world.
Best wishes to everyone and have a fantastic fall and winter season!

Update from Head Coach Emmy

August 2nd, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Update from Head Coach Emmy)

Hi Kigoos!

This season has flown by and it’s hard to believe Regionals is already this weekend!

I would first like to acknowledge the Intermediate and Senior red swimmers for their hard work over the last two weeks! I am so proud of the training they put in and it was great to see everyone working hard, encouraging their teammates, and pushing themselves to new limits. Congratulations to the green team (senior) and the yellow team (intermediate) for winning the Amazing Race!

With regionals approaching this weekend, we are now in the taper phase of our training cycle. This means we are resting up for the weekend and our focus is on fine-tuning our races with special attention to starts, turns and finishes. Everyone is looking sharp in the pool and I am excited to see all of the work the swimmers have put in over the last fourteen weeks pay off! I am happy to hear many positive comments on the pool deck. I would like to advise everyone to trust their training and enter into the weekend with a confident mind set, as a strong mental attitude is necessary for fast swimming!

Some announcements…

  • We have 64 relays entered and very few alternates. If your swimmer is on a relay please ensure they are available. Relays with less than 8 teams go straight to finals. Please make sure to check the relay teams and check in with your coach before leaving the pool this weekend.
  • If you know you are not planning on attending provincials and think you may be a qualifier, please let me know ASAP.
  • Be safe this week! Rest up, eat well and sleep well!

I can’t wait to see the Kigoos swim fast and have fun this weekend!



Intermediate White Update from Coach Alexis

August 2nd, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Intermediate White Update from Coach Alexis)
Hi Intermediate Whites!
Regionals is 2 days away I hope you are all excited! You have all been working so hard and your technique has improved immensely over the past 3 months which is amazing. I’m super proud of everything you’ve all accomplished this summer. These next few days are all about the little things like dives, turns, underwaters, and breakouts. We will also be doing timed sprints like the ones on Monday afternoon. I hope everyone can make it to Pasta Night on thursday for our last practice before Regionals and have a great day off tonight!
See you on the pool deck,
Coach Alexis