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Welcome to Senior Red from Coach Michael

May 2nd, 2018 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner

Hello Sr. Red!

I am very glad to be back coaching the Richmond Kigoos Swim Club, and look forward to building off of the successes from last season. For those who have not been acquainted with me, I just completed my second year at Carleton University in the faculty of Political Sciences. Moreover, 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, and had competitive success at a national level. That being said I will use the experiences I have gained and translate that into the pool.

The main goal as a coach I have for the season is helping the athletes get to their goals. I have a firm belief that Sr.Red will excel this season. However, as many of you know, it will not come easy. I further expect Sr.Red to have a proclivity for hard work. In light of this, all I want is 100% in and I’ll give 100% out! Whether that is getting a best time, competing at provincials, or finishing on the podium; I am here to help everyone get to their goals. In order to do so I encourage swimmers to communicate with me. Whether if it’s questions about swimming or if something comes up. Additionally, being in a Sr. group bears responsibility. I want us to show the leadership I know every group member has. Meaning showing up with a positive attitude, activating properly, encouraging group members and other club members when times get tough, and continue to impact the community in a positive fashion.

In the weeks to come we will be refreshing our technical focus in the order of Free, Back, Breast, and Fly. I want to see every Sr.Red swimmer bring proper equipment like  running shoes and water bottles to every practice as we are getting back in shape for the season. If you feel a little ‘rusty’ in the water that’s ok, trust the process, we have all summer to grow and learn!

One last thing, I urge the entire Kigoos community to cheer on the Raptors in the NBA playoff as they are Canada’s team! #WeTheNorth

Let’s have an awesome season!

Best Regards,

Michael Jakac-Sinclair

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