For those interested in the Richmond BC Kigoos Summer Swim Club

Welcome to the Summer from Head Coach Emmy

April 29th, 2018 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Welcome to the Summer from Head Coach Emmy)

Welcome back Kigoos!

I am very excited to be back for my fourth season with the Kigoos and third year as head coach! I am a certified NCCP level one coach and am looking forward to sharing my knowledge, passion and love of all things swimming with the Kigoos. As a swimmer, I swam in both summer and winter clubs, but have never missed a season of BCSSA since joining in 1999! When I was growing up, I would look forward to May 1st all year for the magic of summer swimming to begin, and now I do the same thing as a coach!

I am very excited to be working with intermediate red again this year! My expectation for the intermediate red swimmers is that they will attend practice often, on time, and ready to improve. This means, that they will not only work hard, but also listen well, and think about each movement they make in the water. I emphasize eliminating “junk meters” and always swimming with a purpose. In the first few weeks of practices we are going to talk a lot about developing a good ‘feel for the water;’ and how to ‘swim smart.’ My hope is for the intermediate red swimmers is to not only see improvement in their technique, but also understand the mechanics of swimming and the importance good technique, all while having fun and enjoying the sport of swimming.

I believe all swimmers thrive when they develop a positive relationship with their coach and group members. Through my coaching, I strive to connect with each swimmer and motivate them to achieve their best, through the delivery of technical feedback and encouragement. I hope to foster a positive environment and hearten a love for the sport of swimming amongst the Kigoos!

I hope to see all Kigoos work towards representing my club goals, which are:

  1. A strong technical base
  2. A positive community
  3. A love for the sport

If you have any questions, or just want to say hi, come find my on deck before or after practice, or send me an email at

Looking forward to a great season!


Various Kigoos Updates

April 2nd, 2018 | Posted by kigooswm in Notifier - (Comments Off on Various Kigoos Updates)

In case you are not on our Notifier list – here are the latest Kigoos updates:

If you haven’t registered yet, please do so now.  HERE is the link to all the information.  Please share this information with others in your network who may be interested in Kigoos this summer.
Groups and Practices
The practice times for the season are posted HERE.  The first draft of the groups will likely be posted within 10 days.  Groups can fluctuate at the  start of the season, but we would like to have most things in place at least 2 weeks prior to the start of practices.
Tater Tots
Tater Tots registration is open now.  HERE is the direct link.  This is a program for swimmers not quite ready for Kigoos and is a great learn-to-swim option.  The program always sells out.  This year the program runs from June 1st until the end of July on MondayTuesday and Thursday for 1/2 hour sessions – it will run during the same time as the JD practices in the small pool.
We are now recruiting CIT Coaches for the summer.  Being a CIT is often the first step towards coaching with Kigoos.  These volunteer coaches  receive training and support from the Head Coach, attend clinics, and assist with JD and Tater-Tot Programs.  Email Emmy at no later than April 9th if you are interested.  Priority will be given to swimmers in division 4 and above.
Save the Date
Saturday, May 12th is our first parent social of the year.  We are having a fundraiser at Yuk Yuks Vancouver.  Tickets are just $15 for a fun night of comedy.  It is a great way for parents to connect and it is also a club fundraiser – so invite your friends.  More information in the coming weeks – but HERE is a link to buy the tickets.
Social Media
Finally, in addition to the Notifiers and our website, we try to stay connected through social media.  You can LIKE us on Facebook at follow us on Twitter at: