For those interested in the Richmond BC Kigoos Summer Swim Club

Masters Swim Program – A Great Fitness Plan for the New Year!

December 14th, 2015 | Posted by kigooswm in Notifier - (Comments Off on Masters Swim Program – A Great Fitness Plan for the New Year!)

Are you beginning to look for a new fitness routine for the new year? Our Masters Swim Program every Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 – 9:30 PM is great for swimmers of all levels. You can find out more information on the website: After the break the program starts up on Tuesday, January 5th.

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Welcome to Intermediate Red – from Coach Emmy

May 11th, 2015 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Welcome to Intermediate Red – from Coach Emmy)

Hi Kigoos!

My name is Emilia Obedkoff (Emmy) and I am thrilled to be joining the Kigoos this season! I am a certified NCCP level one coach and have been apart of BCSSA for sixteen consecutive years. I have coached summer, winter, masters and high school programs and have worked with swimmers aged four to eighty-four. Most recently, I have acted as co-head coach of the Kelowna Ogopogo summer swim club and I am eager to be starting my fifth season of coaching. As a swimmer, I competed with the Kelowna Aqua jets winter swim club for four seasons where I achieved an age group national time in the 100 breaststroke. I also participated in twelve seasons of summer swimming and never missed a season since joining BCSSA at age four. I am extremely passionate about swimming and truly believe it is the greatest sport due to its ability to instill dedication, passion, hard work and team unity in those involved.

As a coach I believe a positive environment is necessary to foster success and I hope to increase the positivity and confidence already present in the Kigoo swimmers through encouragement, respect and fun. My coaching values are centered around 1) Technique, 2) Hard work, and of course 3) Fun

I believe in quality over quantity. The first few weeks of practices will mainly consist of drills and kicking. The focus will be mastery of drills and increased kicking speed and endurance, which will translate into improved technique and faster swimming! The focus for this week is freestyle drills and underwater dolphin kick.

I will be mainly working with the Intermediate red group and master’s swimmers this season. If you have any questions please contact me at I am very excited to be apart of the Kigoos family and I look forward to meeting you and sharing my love of swimming with all!

Masters Swimming Starts May 1st

April 22nd, 2014 | Posted by kigooswm in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Masters Swimming Starts May 1st)

For 20 years the Richmond Kigoos have offered a Masters swim program for Kigoos alumni,  parents, or others in the community.  The program is open to swimmers of all abilities.

The Masters Swim Program will be coached by Kigoos Senior A Coach Andre Kudaba this summer.

Practices start on Thursday,  May 1st and runs every Tuesday and Thursday during swim season from 9 – 10 pm.

There are 2 options for Masters Swimmers:

  • $50 registration/insurance fee for the season.  Cash or cheque payable to Richmond Kigoos Swim Club (due at your first swim for the new season)  and $5 swim fee for each session attended
  • $100 which covers registration/insurance, three swim meets and Regionals swim meet.  Cash or cheque payable to Richmond Kigoos Swim Club (due at your first swim for the new season) and  $5 swim fee for each session attended

For parents registered in the new Parents Swim Program – they can “drop-in” to the evening sessions for the $5 swim fee.

For more information please contact Gail Nichols at

If you are starting on May 1st please come early to complete all the necessary paperwork.