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Triathlon 2017 – Routes!

July 17th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Triathlon 2017 – Routes!)
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.
SENIOR
Run to Williams down the dike (6.5km)
Bike to Francis road down the dike (8km)
Swim 6 snakes through the pool (900m)
INTERMEDIATE
Run to Steveston Hwy down the dike (5km)
Bike to Williams road down the dike (6.5km)
Swim 4 snakes through the pool (600m)
JUNIOR
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 this Friday July 21st! 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 the JD Party with scoops and a movie screening of Moana at the pool, this party will be in lieu of practice on Friday. For parents, the party will end at around 8:20pm so please pick up your JD swimmer then and also make sure to bring blankets to get comfortable!
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)

Next Two Weeks!

July 14th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Next Two Weeks!)

Here are the details on the next two weeks . . .

Hell Week is the peak of our training intensity. All season, practices have been working up to this week(s) of training where swimmers will be put through a series of grueling practices before we begin the tapering portion of their training in preparation for Regionals. We call it Hell Week because the practices are extremely demanding and will challenge swimmers to go beyond what they think they are capable of.  Swimmers should come to each practice ready to work hard! The harder the swimmers work during Hell Week, the happier they will be with their results at Regionals.

All swimmers are required to attend 100% of their Hell Week practices in order to be awarded their group’s Hell Week Prize. There will be no make-up practices allowed for Hell Week unless otherwise specified. 

Junior Development (Fun Week!)

Theme: Moana

Dates: Monday, July 17-Friday July 21

Grouse Grind: Not mandatory but will count towards scoops prize! JD triathlon will be held Friday, July 21

Prize: Ice cream scoops

 

Junior white:

Theme: Survivor

Dates: Monday, July 17-Friday, July 28

Triathlon and Grouse Grind: Neither is mandatory but attendance will count towards scoops!

Prize: Ice cream scoops

 

Junior red:

Theme: Desert Island

Dates: Monday, July 17-Friday, July 28

Prize: Scoops

Triathlon and Grouse Grind: Both are mandatory. If you cannot make both events, please contact Coach Jacob for the possibility of a makeup practice.

 

Intermediate white:

Theme: Descent to the underworld

Dates: Monday, July 17-Friday, July 28

Expectation: Neither is mandatory but must attend 13/15 events or practices to qualify for the prize.

Prize: Pizza Party at Coach Alexis’s house

 

Intermediate red:

Theme: Amazing race

Dates: Monday, July 17-Friday, July 28

Triathlon and Grouse Grind:  Both are mandatory

Prize: Pizza Party at Coach Alexis’ s house

 

Senior white:

Theme: Canada 150

Dates: Monday, July 17-Friday, July 28

Triathlon and Grouse Grind: Neither is mandatory but swimmers are welcome to attend both!

Prize: Big Splash Waterpark

 

Senior red:

Theme: Amazing race

Dates: Monday, July 17-Friday, July 28th

Triathlon and Grouse Grind: Both are mandatory

Prize: Big Splash Waterpark

Posters and Cheers Night – Alternate Schedule (June 2nd)

May 27th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Posters and Cheers Night – Alternate Schedule (June 2nd))

JD

Swim: 3:30-4:30  Posters: 4:45-5:15

 

Junior Red & White

Swim: 4:15-5:30  Posters: 3:45-4:15

 

CHEERS – ALL SWIMMERS @ 5:45

 

Intermediate Red & White

Swim: 6:15-7:30 Posters: 7:30-8:00

Seniors

Swim: 7:15-8:30 Posters: 6:30-7:00

Pub Night – Looking for Prizes

April 23rd, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Pub Night – Looking for Prizes)

It’s that time of year again as we begin organizing the annual Pub night that will be held Thursday July 6 at the Buck & Ear Bar & Grill is Steveston.  We are looking for volunteers to help with getting prizes for the event.  Keep in mind that the time spent soliciting for prizes can be counted towards your required volunteer hours so just keep track of the amount of time spent on the task and you will be credited for it.  If you are able to help please contact Paul Newman at parn@telus.net or by cell or text at 604.715.6484.

Upcoming Sessions – Learn to be an Official

April 3rd, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Upcoming Sessions – Learn to be an Official)
All are at the SCC, first two are in the Gilllnetter Room, third one is in the Coho.

Stroke and Turn for New Parents and First Time Officials – Tuesday May 30th 7pm-9pm
This clinic will be geared to parents who are just getting started in the club and would like to understand the roles and responsibilities of Stroke & Turn Officials. It is also appropriate for parents who have been in the club for a while, and who may attended the clinic in the past, but have not had the opportunity to go on deck and/or shadow an official yet.

Stroke and Turn Refresher for Returning Officials – Wednesday May 31st 7pm-9pm
This clinic is specifically aimed at parents who have already been acting as Stroke & Turn officials and would like a refresher before the swim season begins. Also welcome are parents who have attended a clinic in the past and have shadowed on deck, but have not yet taken a shift independently. It is important to attend this course annually if possible in order to be prepared for the competitive season.

Starter & Ref Clinic – Thursday June 1st 7pm-9pm
This clinic is aimed at experienced Stroke & Turn Officials who are ready to move into the role of Starter and Referee at Meets. If you have been on deck for several years, or have already been acting as a Starter, Referee, or DDO, this is the clinic for you. It is important to attend this course annually if possible in order to be prepared for the competitive season.

Tsunami Updates – October 9th

October 8th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Tsunami Updates – October 9th)

HERE is a link to the updated Tsunami Groups.

And you can see the year calendar for Tsunami:

October, November and December 2016

January, February and March 2017

 

 

Tsunami Groups – Updated September 26th

September 26th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Tsunami Groups – Updated September 26th)

Tsunami begins this Saturday.  Here are the draft groups.  Click on the tabs at the bottom to switch between groups.  Groups are subject to change – particularly JD Groups.

Also – please remember that there are no swim practices on the following dates:

 

October 9 November 6 December 10/11/17/18/24/25/31
January 1/14 February 18/19 March 25

 

Salt Spring Island – Time Sensitive

May 24th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar | Meets | Notifier - (Comments Off on Salt Spring Island – Time Sensitive)
We have a bit of a time crunch with planning for the Salt Spring Island Swim Meet as it is two weeks earlier than this year.  This meet is open to swimmers in division 5 and above and their families.  With the scheduling for this year, families would likely take the ferry over on Friday July 8th and return and Sunday July 10th.
For families not attending – there is a local meet at Watermania that weekend.
You must register by this Friday to attend the Salt Spring Island Meet.  Please complete the form on the Swim Meet sign-up page HERE.  Please include your camping plans in the Comments section with total numbers from families attending.  Swimmers cannot go unsupervised.  Parent(s) need to attend, or plans need to be made clear of who is the parent-designate for the swimmer for the weekend.
We need this information to make camping and ferry arrangements.
If you have any questions – please contact Zoë at zoestronge@gmail.com

May Schedule and Groups

April 25th, 2016 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar | Notifier - (Comments Off on May Schedule and Groups)

The May practice schedule has been posted HERE.

Information regarding swim groups is available HERE.

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Registration and Practices Update

April 13th, 2015 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar | Registration - (Comments Off on Registration and Practices Update)

We have more than 160 swimmers registered for the summer.  We will likely have to close off registration shortly at some divisions.  If you have not yet registered, please do so this week.  You can find all information under the Registration Tab or in the previous post below.

We have also now posted the practice schedule for May and June.  You can find it under the calendars tab.

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