Hi JD Reds!
My name is Lucy and this is my 3rd year coaching and my 9th year swimming with Kigoos. During our first week of the season we have been focusing on the basics of freestyle and backstroke, making sure we’re breathing to the side and not lifting our heads up to breath. We will be continuing to practice this in the next couple of weeks and working on breastroke as well as learning how to do flip turns.
This season, a couple of goals I have for my group is to have everyone swimming all of their races legally and to have a fun, positive experience with Kigoos. Towards the end of the season, we will be working towards having everyone racing 50m butterfly and 100 IM. Just a reminder to all the JD’s to bring runners to dry land as most days we’ll be warming up in the back field.
I’m looking forward to a great season!
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns! firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Sr. Red!
I am very glad to be back coaching the Richmond Kigoos Swim Club, and look forward to building off of the successes from last season. For those who have not been acquainted with me, I just completed my second year at Carleton University in the faculty of Political Sciences. Moreover, I swam competitively for 11 years, with the Vancouver Vikings, Richmond Rapids, and the Canadian Dolphins Swim Club. Through the years I became a sprint focused swimmer, and had competitive success at a national level. That being said I will use the experiences I have gained and translate that into the pool.
The main goal as a coach I have for the season is helping the athletes get to their goals. I have a firm belief that Sr.Red will excel this season. However, as many of you know, it will not come easy. I further expect Sr.Red to have a proclivity for hard work. In light of this, all I want is 100% in and I’ll give 100% out! Whether that is getting a best time, competing at provincials, or finishing on the podium; I am here to help everyone get to their goals. In order to do so I encourage swimmers to communicate with me. Whether if it’s questions about swimming or if something comes up. Additionally, being in a Sr. group bears responsibility. I want us to show the leadership I know every group member has. Meaning showing up with a positive attitude, activating properly, encouraging group members and other club members when times get tough, and continue to impact the community in a positive fashion.
In the weeks to come we will be refreshing our technical focus in the order of Free, Back, Breast, and Fly. I want to see every Sr.Red swimmer bring proper equipment like running shoes and water bottles to every practice as we are getting back in shape for the season. If you feel a little ‘rusty’ in the water that’s ok, trust the process, we have all summer to grow and learn!
One last thing, I urge the entire Kigoos community to cheer on the Raptors in the NBA playoff as they are Canada’s team! #WeTheNorth
Let’s have an awesome season!
Welcome back Kigoos!
I am very excited to be back for my fourth season with the Kigoos and third year as head coach! I am a certified NCCP level one coach and am looking forward to sharing my knowledge, passion and love of all things swimming with the Kigoos. As a swimmer, I swam in both summer and winter clubs, but have never missed a season of BCSSA since joining in 1999! When I was growing up, I would look forward to May 1st all year for the magic of summer swimming to begin, and now I do the same thing as a coach!
I am very excited to be working with intermediate red again this year! My expectation for the intermediate red swimmers is that they will attend practice often, on time, and ready to improve. This means, that they will not only work hard, but also listen well, and think about each movement they make in the water. I emphasize eliminating “junk meters” and always swimming with a purpose. In the first few weeks of practices we are going to talk a lot about developing a good ‘feel for the water;’ and how to ‘swim smart.’ My hope is for the intermediate red swimmers is to not only see improvement in their technique, but also understand the mechanics of swimming and the importance good technique, all while having fun and enjoying the sport of swimming.
I believe all swimmers thrive when they develop a positive relationship with their coach and group members. Through my coaching, I strive to connect with each swimmer and motivate them to achieve their best, through the delivery of technical feedback and encouragement. I hope to foster a positive environment and hearten a love for the sport of swimming amongst the Kigoos!
I hope to see all Kigoos work towards representing my club goals, which are:
- A strong technical base
- A positive community
- A love for the sport
If you have any questions, or just want to say hi, come find my on deck before or after practice, or send me an email at email@example.com
Looking forward to a great season!
Kigoos Summer Registration is now open. See our Registration Tab for all the information.
In February, we are open to all returning Kigoos / Tsunami swimmers. General registration will begin on March 1st.
This season has flown by and it’s hard to believe Regionals is already this weekend!
I would first like to acknowledge the Intermediate and Senior red swimmers for their hard work over the last two weeks! I am so proud of the training they put in and it was great to see everyone working hard, encouraging their teammates, and pushing themselves to new limits. Congratulations to the green team (senior) and the yellow team (intermediate) for winning the Amazing Race!
With regionals approaching this weekend, we are now in the taper phase of our training cycle. This means we are resting up for the weekend and our focus is on fine-tuning our races with special attention to starts, turns and finishes. Everyone is looking sharp in the pool and I am excited to see all of the work the swimmers have put in over the last fourteen weeks pay off! I am happy to hear many positive comments on the pool deck. I would like to advise everyone to trust their training and enter into the weekend with a confident mind set, as a strong mental attitude is necessary for fast swimming!
- We have 64 relays entered and very few alternates. If your swimmer is on a relay please ensure they are available. Relays with less than 8 teams go straight to finals. Please make sure to check the relay teams and check in with your coach before leaving the pool this weekend.
- If you know you are not planning on attending provincials and think you may be a qualifier, please let me know ASAP.
- Be safe this week! Rest up, eat well and sleep well!
I can’t wait to see the Kigoos swim fast and have fun this weekend!