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Registration for our Winter Swim Program is now open. Hopefully many of our swimmers will continue with our winter program – Tsunami. It is an amazingly good deal and a chance to continue to learn from a coaching staff led by Head Coach Emmy.
Here are the details:
Registration for Tsunami is online. We will open registration for returning swimmers (and siblings) now, then, after Aug 22nd, registration will be opened for new members. Fees are $240 per swimmer for returning swimmers. The fees for new families will be $485 (this includes a $40 insurance fee and the $205 deposit towards the 2019 summer season). For newly registering siblings of current Kigoos members, the cost will be $280. This will cover the insurance and registration costs.
Families who wish to register siblings will need to attend the assessments on October 6th (details below).
Tsunami is run out of Watermania from the first weekend in October until the middle of March (the start of spring break).
Swim sessions will be on Saturdays and Sundays.
We are using the same schedule we have used for the past two seasons. We will have one hour of JD and then people will self-select into the other hours. In early September we will put out a call for time sign-up.
The tentative schedule is:
JD – 5:15 – 6:00
Juniors / Intermediates / Seniors – 5:45- 7:00 or 6:45 – 8:00
The coaching staff will be led by Head Coach Emmy, and other staff will be added based on enrollment.
For new swimmers the assessments will be held at Watermania on Saturday October 5th from 4:30 – 5:15 at Watermania.
This is the link for registration: https://www.active.com/richmond-bc/water-sports/swimming-registrations/tsunami-fall-winter-2020-2019
Hello Senior Reds!
First of all, this will be a long post but the information is important! I want to congratulate you on the strong swims this weekend. Even though half of us are injured in some way or another and everyone is sore from our journey to Hogwarts, you all persevered and swam hard. I know that some parents were confused with the tactics this weekend but since everyone was so exhausted from the Hell Weeks, the swimmers could swim long and strong, or choose a different race pattern to test out, in the prelim if it was a guaranteed final. Obviously, this won’t be the case at Regionals where we will put 100%and use our strongest race pattern during every race!
I want to congratulate the Hell Week Club Prize winners for their full attendance during the first week at Hogwarts:
Lucas Ashley Quinn Caroline Elizabeth K
Nikol Nick P Brian Tia Nick
I also want to congratulate the Hell Week “Potter’s Pizza Party” winners for their full attendance (with the exception of one battle) during the second week at Hogwarts:
Lucas Ashley Will Quinn Daniel Tia
Olivia Nick K Nikol Nick P Brian
Congratulations to Hufflepuff for winning the House Cup and the Quidditch Cup! Quidditch seemed very fun you all so I am glad, even though it was aggressive at times everyone… let’s just be grateful the posts lasted the two weeks. It was a close battle with Gryffindor only 1 House Point behind and Ravenclaw and Slytherin within 58 points! I’m so proud of how hard everyone worked.
The party will take place at my house (the swimmers have the address – also SW: “Bellatrix”) on Thursday, August 1st from 12:00-3:00. Pizza will be provided for the winners but any other Wizards who would like to join can come for $5 for pizza! It will be a magical time.
Also, Beach Day is on Tuesday at Centennial Beach from 11:30-3:00 on the beach from the first parking lot/playground. Pack lunch if you don’t want to buy it, wear sunscreen, and bring lots of water! I will be bringing some skimboards, volleyball, frisbees, and soccer ball for anyone’s use.
Seniors here is the practice plan for the week – come to as many as possible:
- MAm: 5:00 OYO – quick 15:00 progression/stroke
- MPm: 400w/u – 20:00 progression/stoke; choose top 2 then ½ of 3rd
- TPm: 50’s descending, breakouts – relay takeovers/dives
- Beach Day & Will’s BDay!!
- WAm: 25’s w/u – turns & middle 50’s – 4×100 best @5
- WPm: 330w/u – 12.5’s for breakouts/finishes – free/fly turn races – dive 25’s – 4x45s FAD
- Th/Pasta Night: 400w/u – 4xspeedplay/stroke – turn races – 2×50 FAD or 1×100 FAD
- This is MANDATORY as it is a social event – let me know by Wednesday with a legitimate reason why you can not attend
- also Potter’s Pizza Party!
- FAm (645-8): Depends on attendees
I am so proud of you all and I know that Regionals is going to be amazing based on all of your performance in these last few weeks. Thanks for making this an awesome summer (with more to come!).
See you on the pool deck,
Hey Junior Whites,
Congratulations to everyone who participated in hell week! Everyone was working super hard and putting over 100% effort in, I was very impressed.
For the next two weeks we will focus a lot more on technique and doing much shorter sprinting sets. Our dives and turns needs some work, so we will be spending time almost every practice perfecting them as we get closer to regionals!
Great job for the swimmers who competed in WRASA this weekend, even though we were tired lots of us still got best times!
See you on the pool deck.
Congratulations on completing your first week of wizardry lessons at Hogwarts. Many of you came to all the practices and qualified for the club prize, amazing job! I know it was a very difficult week but I also hope that it was lots of fun while you were working hard.
To those who came to WRASA……outstanding job pushing through the pain of this week! We are exactly where we want to be in the season plan right now based on times and I am even more excited for the next two weeks because of your awesome swims.
This week is Hogwarts 2.0. We will be tackling many challenges like finding the Philosopher’s Stone, defeating the Basilisk, saving an innocent man from Dementors, and finding the remaining horcruxes we need to defeat Voldemort and his Death Eaters. Attendance at all but one practice is mandatory for an invitation to the Hogwarts Pizza Party. Come ready with runners and water bottles (even at morning practices) and ready to work hard for another week.
I am also beyond excited for Heroes and Villains on Wednesday! Remember that this is MANDATORY for the prize and can not be your one skipped practice. Wear your costumes and cheer hard for some House Points for your team!
I am incredibly proud of everyone’s work so far and know that we will be ready for Regionals when it comes in two weeks. One more thing, the secret word is “lumos.” Keep up the awesome work Senior Reds.
See you on the pool deck,
Attention: Intermediate Red Agents
You have been selected to attend the Top Secret Steveston Spy Academy Training Centre. Over the course of one intensive week, you will be trained and tested on a number of physical and intellectual skills. If you are deemed fit, you will be chosen to complete a top secret mission on 07/19/19. If you accept this mission please meet your squad and academy trainer at Steveston pool on 07/15/19 at 18 30 hours.
Your training will begin immediately, will be intense and will commence everyday. Only the toughest, smartest, most swift agents will be successful.
Destroy all evidence of this letter immediately.
All routes will start and end at the back field behind Steveston Pool. The finish line will be where marshalling normally occurs out of the side gate of the pool and swimmers will get their times there.
Run to Williams down the dike (6.5km)
Bike to Francis road down the dike (8km)
Swim 6 snakes through the pool (900m)
Run to Steveston Hwy down the dike (5km)
Bike to Williams road down the dike (6.5km)
Swim 4 snakes through the pool (600m)
Run to Garry Point (2.5km)
Bike to Steveston Hwy down the dike (5km)
Swim 2 snakes through the pool (300m)
For the JD triathlon:
The JD triathlon will take place on Friday, July 26th at 5:00pm. We will be meeting at the back field of Steveston Pool at 4:40pm for sign in with the coaches, please bring a bike, helmet, and wear proper running shoes. You will NOT be allowed to participate in the biking section without a helmet. The triathlon will start at 5:00pm and will be followed by dinner (see order form for all the details). We will likely be done about 6:30.
Here is the route for the triathlon:
RUN around the concrete track in the back field twice
BIKE around the concrete track in the back field three times
SWIM 300m (2 snakes around the pool)
Hey Intermediate Whites,
I am so impressed with everyone’s swimming so far this season, we are all working really hard in practice and getting lots of best times at the meets!
Hell Week is coming up next week and this year our theme is Olympics!! Over the next two weeks, we will be in teams and competing in 14 different Olympic events to find the 2019 Olympic Champions of Intermediate White. I hope all of you try your best to come to as many practices as possible because there will be a club-wide prize at the end of the week. If you want to win this prize you must attend every practice in the first week (July 15 to 19), including the Grouse Grind and the triathlon. Attendance in the second week (July 22-26) and the Heroes vs Villains event is not mandatory to receive the club prize but is still part of Hell Week and will count for points that will help your team win!
Extra points will be awarded during Hell Week if you bring a water bottle and runners to practice so don’t forget them!
If you have any questions come and see me at the pool and I will be happy to answer them.
Hey Senior Whites,
Great work this weekend at Hootenanny! Our breakouts looked so much better and lots of us got best times. This week we have been reviewing proper technique for all four strokes. Our attendance these past few weeks has been amazing, keep it up!
Hell week starts Monday July 15th, and our theme is monopoly. Over the next 2 weeks we will be playing a swimming version of monopoly. Your goal is to have the most meters at the end of both weeks. Here are the basic rules you need to know in order to complete hell week, and win the club prize:
- Must attend all practices from July 15th to July 19th (8 practices)
- Must attend minimum 6 practices from July 22nd to July 26th, can miss one practice this week
- Must attend grouse grind (July 16th), triathlon (July 18th), and heroes vs, villains (July 24th)
- Must be on time, and stay for entire practice in order for it to count
- Must bring a water bottle and runners to every practice
- Come to all afternoon practices 15 minutes early. Not attending the extra 15 minutes will count as being late to practice.
If you have any questions regarding hell week feel free to email me at email@example.com.
See you at the pool,