Relive the 2015 season:
Relive the 2015 season:
Hello, JD Reds!
We are coming up on the last week of swim practice. I want you all to know that it has been a privilege to be your coach this summer. All of you come to practice with great enthusiasm and you always give %110 when you’re in the water! It has been a ton of fun, and I hope you will all continue swimming with Kigoos in the Tsunami season and next summer!
This week is the JD Olympics theme. An email has been sent out with the details. Please be at the pool at 4:30 on Monday so that we can organize teams and make our posters. Wednesday is the Red&White Meet (more info to come). The JD Triathlon will take place en lieu of Friday morning practice and I hope to see you all there. Please arrive on time (no later than 6:50) so that we can get everyone organized. Friday afternoon will be the JD Wind-up party. Feel free to bring any snacks you want and we will also be doing our scoops rewards!
It’s been a great summer coaching you all!
Hey, JD Reds!
Great job to everyone who swam at the Icebreaker this past weekend! You all put in your best effort and I was super happy to see that you all kicked super-fast in every one of your races! If you have any questions about your times, feel free to ask me. At future meets, please remember to come and speak to me before and after your race.
This week we’ll be focusing mostly on technique, particularly for Breastroke. We’ll be doing more work on our Freestyle and Backstroke starts, turns and finishes, as well as introducing the Butterfly stroke.
Please remember to wear runners for warm-up and bring a bottle of water for practice.
This Thursday, June 11th, is photo day and it would be awesome if our entire group could make it! Also, the week after on June 17th is the JD North Delta meet.
Hey, JD Reds!
This past week has been awesome! Our Freestyle and Backstroke are getting better and you’ve all done spectacular with our 4×25 time trials! Keep it up! Our dives and turns are coming along nicely. Remember to keep your heads down on your dives and our knees tucked in fast for our turns.
Remember to bring running shoes and a bottle of water to practice, and always push off the wall in your streamlines.
This weekend is the Icebreaker, the first meet of the season, and I hope you are all as stoked as I am for it. Please check with me at the coaches’ table before and after your race so I can give you your times and a few pointers. This Friday is our Posters & Cheers night where will be making posters for the Icebreaker and practicing our cheers so that we are the loudest at the meet.
Keep up the great work! I’ll see you at the pool!
Hello JD Red swimmers and parents!
My name is Ian Sifton and I am super excited to be coaching you guys for the summer! To the returning swimmers, welcome back. And to our new faces, welcome to the family! This is my ninth year swimming with Kigoos and my 3rd year as a JD coach for the club. I’ve had so many fantastic experiences over the years that range from having a great time with my friends to making new best times for butterfly, my favourite stroke!
My goal for the season is to make sure that you guys have a great time in the water and experiencing everything the club has to offer, while learning and improving on our swimming technique, speed, and endurance.
A few things that I’d like swimmers and parents to keep in mind are:
Also, I would recommend swimmers bring a bottle of water.
We are going to be working a lot on our kicking endurance for the next two weeks, focussing on having small and fast kicks continuously moving through the water. We’re also going to be going over our technique for our freestyle (front crawl) and backstroke to make they are super good. For freestyle, focussing on keeping our kick going and our ear glued to our arm when we turn to breath. For backstroke, kicking with our feet at the surface, pushing our tummies up and our chin back.
I can’t wait to get started! See you guys on the pool deck!