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60th Anniversary Party – Updated Information

May 14th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on 60th Anniversary Party – Updated Information)

We are counting down to our big event…..celebration of our 60th Alumni Anniversary Party!  The event runs from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. on Saturday June 15, 2019, if you are doing the swim and the dinner. If you are not swimming, the dinner is from 6:30pm -10:00 p.m. at the Net Seine Loft.

TICKETS

Anyone who is planning to attend the dinner party MUST register on line to this direct link at EVENTBRITE.CA . This allows for entry to the party and food selection for dinner.  This is our fundraiser event so please bring CASH or CHEQUES to the party.  There will be no tickets at the door if you have not registered.  The deadline for registration is May 31st so don’t miss out on the fun!  Please register on line as soon as possible so that you are not disappointed.

VOLUNTEERS

As always we need volunteers to make this a successful event.  There are volunteer opportunities for before, during and after the event.  Please sign up through THIS FORM to get your volunteer hours in while you are having fun!  We also need 5 large coolers with 50 bags of ice to keep our wine nice and cold to drink that evening so please sign up on the volunteer form.  Keep your receipt for reimbursement from treasurer.

CAKES

We need cakes for our 60th Anniversary Cake Auction!  If you love to bake then this is a great way to get volunteer hours. We are looking for 5 delicious, mouth-watering homemade cakes that could each feed 10-12 people. If you are interested in making a cake for the auction, please contact Nicole Spata at: nicolespata@me.com .  Please note, in fairness to all who respond we will accept the first 5 people and you will each receive 4 volunteer hours for your time and effort.

SPONSORSHIP

In order for our silent auction and fundraising to be a success we need volunteers to help us get some awesome prizes. We need 2-4 people to approach Steveston and other businesses for prizes/sponsorship.  Also, anyone who knows of, owns or works for a company that would be interested in sponsorship options or prize donations please contact Shari Rittscher via email Rittscher01@gmail.com to receive the sponsorship package.  There are only limited spaces for the Gold Sponsorship so act now as it is first come first serve!

Sponsorships must be in no later than May 20th.  Prizes for silent auction must be in no later than June 7th.  No prize is too small, we appreciate all donations.  If you are interested in one of the volunteer spaces, please contact Shari Rittscher at her email (above) or call/text at 604-377-9701.

ALUMNI SWIM

The Alumni swim meet is meant to be a fun event for all Kigoos families, past and present.  Parents and kids are encouraged to come and watch and participate in the mock meet, even if you don’t plan to attend the Alumni Dinner Celebration.  The Mock meet will consist of some 50m races (50m Free, etc) and a fun relay.  Dependent on numbers of participants, we will adjust the number of races that time will permit.

Alumni must register on the day of the meet in advance at the pool.  Check-in for races starts at 4:00 p.m. at Steveston Pool.  You can sign up your waiver when you arrive for check in.  If you are interested in swimming a race or being on a relay, please email Eric Gottardi at egopeck@gmail.com.

Kind regards,

Kigoos 60th Anniversary Committee

60th Anniversary – Get Your Tickets Now!

March 8th, 2019 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on 60th Anniversary – Get Your Tickets Now!)

Richmond Kigoos Swim Club are thrilled to announce our 60th Diamond Anniversary Dinner Party taking place down on the Steveston Waterfront, at the Historic Seine Net Loft.

Doors to the party will open at 7PM, where there will be a well-stocked Fuggles and Warlock and BC wine cash bar and an exquisite Kansas City Style BBQ prepared by Steveston’s very own Hogshack.

The evening is sure to be a trip down memory lane, reconnecting former swim mates and their crazy swim parents, amidst the back drop of authentic vintage Kigoos race day video action footage and dancing to the last 6 decades of music.

The famous Kigoos cake auction, 50/50, Silent Auction will figure prominently in the fundraising activities.

Plus entrance to the party also includes the opportunity to settle old scores, with registered admission to a short alumini swim meet beforehand at the Steveston Outdoor pool.

If you are participating in the Alumni Swim off, please indicate on the registration. Your name(s) will be checked off at the pool entry registration table.

RSVP tickets by Eventbrite: $30 CASH ONLY – pay at the door (Seine Net Loft)  RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE

4PM Meet and Greet at Steveston Outdoor Pool

5PM First swim race starts

6:30PM Swim meet ends

7PM Doors Open at Seine Net Loft Heritage Site 5180 Westwater Drive

10PM Party ends

Poster and Cheers Night (June 1) Alternate Schedule

May 26th, 2018 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Poster and Cheers Night (June 1) Alternate Schedule)

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

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