For those interested in the Richmond BC Kigoos Summer Swim Club

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

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.

If you are not receiving Notifier emails and want to be added to our mailings fill out this survey.

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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Want to get more involved?

January 18th, 2015 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Want to get more involved?)
I want to alert you to two important upcoming Kigoos Meetings:
Interested in Being More Involved?
For those who may be interested in a position as a Director with the Kigoos for this upcoming year we are hosting an information session on Wednesday, January 28th at 7:30 PM at Steveston Community Centre.  With our new Constitution we will be electing 10 Directors at the AGM.  It is expected that all Directors are actively involved as primary or shadowing with major portfolios of the club such as:
Finances / Budgeting
Human Resources
Coaching Development
Organizing Officials
Communications (Notifiers and website)
Social Committee Organization
Volunteer coordination
Meet manager
If you have an interest in taking on any of these portfolios, or beginning to shadow these jobs, we would love for you to come out and learn more about the opportunities.
Annual General Meeting
The Kigoos AGM will be held on Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30 PM at Steveston Community Centre.
Agenda Items include:
Financials and Budget
Survey Feedback from Families and Coaches
Election of Club Directors

True Conditioning Starts This Week

May 26th, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on True Conditioning Starts This Week)
We will be starting our dryland training with True Conditioning this week.
Dryland times will be:
Junior B: Friday, 5:30-6:00 pm (after practice)
Junior A: Friday, 5:00-5:30pm (after practice)
Intermediate B: Friday, 5:30-6:00pm (before practice
Intermediate A: Tuesday, 6:30-7:00pm (before practice)
Senior B: Tuesday, 6:30-7:00pm (before practice)
Senior A: 7:30-8:00 pm (before practice)
See the June practice schedule for times starting next week.

June Swim Practice Schedule and Updated Swim Groups

May 26th, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on June Swim Practice Schedule and Updated Swim Groups)

The June Practice Schedule is now posted:

The updated Swim Groups are also now posted:



Updated May Practice Schedule

May 14th, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Updated May Practice Schedule)

Please see the updated practice schedule: with changes to the JD and Intermediate A schedules.

Are you getting your Notifiers?

May 11th, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar | Notifier | Swim Shop - (Comments Off on Are you getting your Notifiers?)

Below is the most recent Notifier sent to all families (May 11).   If you are not receiving these updates and want to be added to our list please send an email to Chris Kennedy at indicating you want to be added and if you are a parent or swimmer.


A few updates to start the week:
1)  A reminder that the new practice schedule takes effect tomorrow (Monday).  Please be sure check the website for groups and times
2)  A reminder to all interested parents that we are hosting a stroke and turn clinic on Monday, 7-9pm at Steveston Community Centre. This is for any PARENTS who would like to learn how to be swim officials this season, and for any existing officials who would like to learn about this year’s changes to the BCSSA swimming rules. We hope to see many parents there, and remind you that there will be no childcare provided during the clinic.  We encourage you to let Zoe Lee know if you are attending –
3)  We have just added to the calendar that there will be a Yingfa swimwear sale during next Saturday’s practices between 7 – 11 am at Steveston Pool  – this is a great opportunity to pick up reasonably priced suits and goggles.
4)  Look for sign-up later this week for the Kigoos Mock Meet on May 31st.  This is for ALL swimmers and will have time trials for events and we are also hosting a breakfast that morning.
Should be a sunny week at the pool!

New Swimmer Assessments

April 24th, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on New Swimmer Assessments)

All swimmers new to Kigoos must take part in a swim assessment with our coaches.  Our  assessment will take place:

When: Thursday, May 1st
Time 4:00-7:00pm
Where:  Steveston Pool located on Moncton Ave. next to the Steveston Community Centre

Assessments are done on a drop in basis.  You may stop by the pool between 4 and 7 pm and we will set you up with a coach who will do your child’s assessment.

Please be dressed for the weather as assessments will take place, rain or shine.  The pool is heated but if the weather is cooler, please dress appropriately for before and after the swim.

You will be advised later on in the evening of May 1st if your child has been accepted into the Kigoos.  Final group placements will happen once children have been swimming with children of the same age for the first week and a half of May.

Please email Joanne at with any questions.