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Welcome to the Summer from Head Coach Emmy

April 29th, 2018 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner

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!


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