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Junior Red Update from Coach Kaylyn

June 24th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Junior Red Update from Coach Kaylyn)

Hi Junior Reds,

Congratulations on some awesome swims this weekend from the super 7 meet, I hope you all had a good time!

I would like to remind you guys again to please bring a water bottle on deck and have a snack before practice. Additionally, I’d like to remind you all that we have morning practices so please do your best to attend. The upcoming July schedule can be found on the Kigoos website (there are some practices at Watermania).

This past week we went over our goals from the beginning of the season to check in and see how we are coming along. Some of us had met our mid season goals while others made adjustments. If you were away last Fridays practice come see me before or after practice to review your personal goals.  We also heavily focused on our tight streamline glide off the wall/turn into the “explosion” of our breakout this week. We need to carry through working on this skill in practice so that we can be prepared for our races at hootenanny.    

This week we are going to focus our attention on Starts, Finishes and Race Pace as we end our final week of June training. With this focus we are working on improving our top speed and starting and ending our races as quick as possible. As school is ending, please do your best to come to practice!

Coach Kaylyn

Senior White Update from Coach Erika

June 24th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Senior White Update from Coach Erika)

Hey Senior Whites,

Great job this weekend at Super 7! Lots of us got best times, or were very close to our best times. The past few weeks we have worked on breakout, and I’m seeing lots of improvement from everyone. This week we will be reviewing back and fly technique, since we had difficulty with these this weekend. We will also be working on fast stroke rate. 

There is no meet this weekend since Monday is Canada day. Kigoos has a float again this year, but there is only space for 50 swimmers to participate so make sure you sign up ASAP if you want to join.

I have been so happy with how many of you are coming to practice. Keep coming to as many as possible and make sure you bring a water bottle.

See you at the pool,

Coach Erika

Senior Red Update from Coach Alexis

June 24th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Senior Red Update from Coach Alexis)

Hello Senior Reds!

Absolutely outstanding job at Super Seven this weekend, you really brought the effort and Kigoo spirit with you throughout all of the seven races. Some of us have even broken some best times from last year or are right on them which is awesome to see! Now that school is over, try to come to as many practices as possible 

Since we don’t have a swim meet this weekend, these next two weeks will follow a similar pattern from the previous two. This week will have a heavier focused on endurance and longer sets while next week will be easier with a stronger focus on the finer points of each stroke’s technique (SW: Hedwig). We will be doing timed races at least once a day for the rest of this week for the strokes we are focusing on during the practice.

Some areas I noticed this weekend where we are losing some speed are: breaststroke pull, breaststroke kick endurance, turns/kick-outs, back starts, and 50 fly endurance. We will be focusing a lot on breaststroke and fly over the next two weeks, ideally bringing up our stamina enough to stay strong through 100’s. 

This weekend is Canada Day, and that means the parade! We can only take the first 50 swimmers who sign up so if you would like to join us in the parade sign up as soon as possible. 

Again, amazing job this weekend and I’m so excited about practices and the Hootenanny meet coming up! Keep up the awesome work.

See you on the pool deck,

Coach Alexis

JD Turquoise Update from Coach Nikol

June 23rd, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on JD Turquoise Update from Coach Nikol)


Hi JD Turquoise 

We are almost two months into our season and the improvements I am seeing are awesome. The constant effort that is put into each and everyone of our practices is how every child is able to get best times at every meet they attend. 

I would like to remind ALL PARENTS to please sign their children up for JD meets and weekend meets. Every single child in this group is working very hard in practice and they know their swimming rules very well now. The next step is for them to be enjoying that hard work and seeing their accomplishments first hand. 

IF YOU ARE NOT SURE ABOUT HOW TO SIGN UP YOUR CHILD OR ARE WORRIED THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO FINISH A RACE, please come and talk to me or send me an email. I am happy to help at anytime! 

See you on the pool deck!!!

Coach Nikol 

JD White Update from Coach Gabe

June 23rd, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on JD White Update from Coach Gabe)

Hey JD Whites,

Been a while since I sent out a blog post, there hasn’t been much new and exciting to talk about lately but here is a little update. Over the last 2 week we worked on dives, relay takeovers and breaststroke. This coming week we are going to do our best to learn some butterfly in time for the hootenanny.

Next week there is no swim meet because Monday is Canada Day! If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up to be in the Kigoo’s float in the Steveston parade. There are only 50 spots so make sure you sign up early.

We have been doing incredibly at both the JD meet and the weekend meets and I’m so excited for us to learn the butterfly so that we can start getting best times in that as well.

Cheers,

Gabriel Lee

Junior Red Update from Coach Lucy

June 19th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Junior Red Update from Coach Lucy)


Hey JD Reds,

Awesome job these past few weeks! Attendance has been really great and I encourage everyone to try to come out to morning practices as there are usually fewer swimmers which means lots of one on one coaching time! 

These past couple weeks we have been working on IM and fly as well as backstroke flip turns. We will be continuing to work on these skills and strokes throughout the next couple of weeks. I will be starting to sign up those of you who are coming to weekend meets in in events like 100 IM and 50 fly. It will be great to try out these events as we have been working on them a lot in practice. 

I also encourage everyone to sign up for JD meets as they are a really great opportunity to practice for weekend meets! 

Keep up the good work!

Coach Lucy 

Senior White Update from Coach Erika

June 17th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Senior White Update from Coach Erika)

Hey Senior Whites,

Great work to everyone that competed at B4 last weekend! Our breakouts and turns look a lot better than they did at icebreaker. Just remember to push your underwaters past the flags off every wall, and take 3 fast strokes without breathing. Last week we continued working on endurance, as well as started working on breath control. This week we will continues working on breath control, and spend some time on dives.

I was very happy to see so many of you at practice these past few weeks! Keep coming to as many practices as possible, and make sure to bring water bottles.

See you at the pool,

Coach Erika

Junior White Update from Coach Sophia

June 17th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Junior White Update from Coach Sophia)

Hey Junior Whites,

We have been working so hard these past weeks! Recently we have been working on building our endurance up. We have started to swim longer distances with shorter breaks. Working on endurance is all about the effort because you will only get what you put into it out of it.

All the swimmers that swam at Boundary Bay last weekend and the North Delta JD meet did amazing. For these meets our goal as a group was to have the least amount of disqualifications as possible. As a group we did more than improve from Icebreaker completing both meets with only a few disqualifications.

I strongly encourage all swimmers to sign up for JD meets. They are super fun and much shorter than weekend meets. It is a great chance to get meet experience and even more practice in.

Just a reminder to bring water bottles to every practice as its getting very hot out and we need to stay hydrated!

See you at the pool

Coach Sophia

Intermediate White Update from Coach Hailey

June 11th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Intermediate White Update from Coach Hailey)

Hi Intermediate Whites,

Everyone who came to B4 last weekend did an amazing job!

This week at practice we will be working on skills for each stroke that we struggled with at the last two meets. We had a lot of DQ’s for turns and finishes so it is really important that you are practicing proper turns and finishes at practice. We will also be starting to work on some endurance and breath control. Last week, attendance at practice was really low especially in the mornings so please make sure you are coming to as many practices as you can.

Emmy’s Hawaiian Luau Pool Party is this Saturday, it’s going to be really fun so make sure you sign up by 12 pm on Thursday.

Keep up the good work!

Coach Hailey

JD Turquoise Update from Coach Nikol

June 10th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on JD Turquoise Update from Coach Nikol)

Hi JD Turquoise,
These few weeks have been busy and filled with hard work. We have learned our three main strokes for the season. Our group has had an awesome turnout at every practice. I would like to encourage all parents to sign their swimmers up for JD meets because it is a fantastic way to apply everything that we have been learning in practice. If you are unsure if you should sign your child up or have any other concerns I encourage you to come see me before or after practice. 
These past few weeks we have solidified our skills in freestyle, backstroke and just finished learning our breaststroke. We have learned stroke counts, turns, finishes and starts. All the children are ready to race and I would be very happy to see them all at the meets. 
See you on the pool deck,
Coach Nikol