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JD White Update from Coach Sam

July 25th, 2015 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on JD White Update from Coach Sam)
Hello JD Whites and Parents,
For the past two weeks we have been tirelessly working on improving our freestyle, backstroke and breastroke technique in preparation for the final JD meet this pastWednesday. I was very excited to showcase our talent and abilities at the meet; and I was thoroughly impressed. All swimmers at the CBSC JD meet got best times in 50 freestyle! Great Job.
I would also like to congratulate the two JD Whites who participated in the Grouse Grind this past Tuesday – Devon and Tai. Both of whom beat me up the mountain. Well done boys.
This coming week we will have the JD Olympics as the theme of our Fun Week. These practices will be very fun; so I encourage all swimmers to attend. On Friday we will have the JD Triathlon, which is always very fun.
Thank you,
Coach Sam

JD White Update from Coach Sam

July 9th, 2015 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on JD White Update from Coach Sam)
Hello JD Whites,
First and foremost, I’d like to thank Coach Peter for entrusting me to fill his position in his departure. For the parents and swimmers who I have not yet met, my name is Sam; and I have been a Kigoo swimmer for the past 9 years. I have enjoyed my time with the Richmond Kigoos, and I am very excited to be coaching the JD White group.

This Wednesday we had the Kigoos JD Meet in which all of us performed very well. Everyone who swam got at least 1 best time – which is fantastic! Each swimmer performed exceptionally well in the 50 meter backstroke in which everyone got a best time.

In preparation for the Crescent Beach JD Meet, we will continue to fine tune our freestyle, backstroke, and breastroke technique. Also, we will work on dives (on or off the blocks) and backstroke starts. Finally, I would like to introduce all the swimmers to butterfly by the end of the season.
I would like all the swimmers to remember the rules of our group during practice:

1. When the coach is talking you are not talking

2. When the coach is talking you have your two hands on the wall and head up out of the water.
3. Have fun!
Parents, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me: sam@kigoos.com
Thank you,
JD White Coach Sam

Welcome to JD Turquoise from Coaches Sam and Tamara

May 12th, 2015 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Welcome to JD Turquoise from Coaches Sam and Tamara)
Hello JD Turquoise swimmers and parents,
Our names are Sam Sifton and Tamara Yoshida, we will be your coaches for the 2015 swim season. Sam has been a Kigoo swimmer for nine consecutive years; however, this is his first season as a coach. His most proud accomplishments during his time with Kigoos in these nine years are his 5 provincial medals. The most note-worthy being his 2012 BCSSA 200 meter medley relay provincial gold medal and his 2012 BCSSA 100 meter breaststroke provincial bronze medal. His favourite part of being a Kigoo are the great friends and lasting memories you make at meets, practices, and social events. Tamara has been a Kigoo swimmer for ten consecutive years, and this is also her first season as a coach. Tamara’s favourite moment as a Kigoo was when she placed 3 times in the 2009 BCSSA provincial championship; each of them being gold. She also loved being the young swimmer that would always hang around the older swimmers, like coach Ava as well as the friends you make and grow up with.
Our goals for this season include progressions to full stroke backstroke and freestyle, along with good technique. Our expectations are that swimmers will attend practice at least four times a week, are prepared to listen to the coaches, try their best, and above all else – have fun!
We hope to see you all on deck and in the pool!
JD Turquoise Coach Sam and Coach Tamara