For those interested in the Richmond BC Kigoos Summer Swim Club

Winter Swimmers – Come Join Kigoos!

February 10th, 2018 | Posted by kigooswm in Registration - (Comments Off on Winter Swimmers – Come Join Kigoos!)

Are you a winter swimmer looking for a way to keep swimming in the summer in a fun and competitive environment – we would love you to join Richmond Kigoos.

In order to best accommodate Winter (O Cat) Swimmers, we have reduced the fees knowing you will start late. The O Cat fee is $420 and the parent participation hours are also reduced to 15 hours.  We have also added specific year-end awards for O Cat swimmers.

Please check out our Registration Page for all of the details.  O Cat Registration is now available online.

Any questions – please email Nancy Lemaire at or Chris Kennedy at

2018 Summer Registration Now Open!

February 5th, 2018 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on 2018 Summer Registration Now Open!)

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.

Register for Tsunami – Winter Swimming – New and Returning Swimmers!

September 4th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Registration - (Comments Off on Register for Tsunami – Winter Swimming – New and Returning Swimmers!)

Fees are $210 per swimmer for returning swimmers. The fees for new families will be $455 (this includes a $38 insurance fee and the $200 deposit towards the 2018 summer season) . For newly registering siblings of current Kigoos members, the cost will be $248.  This will cover the insurance and registration costs.

Families who wish to register siblings will need to attend the assessments on October 1st (details below).

Tsunami is run out of Watermania from the first weekend in October until the end of March.

Swim sessions will be on Saturdays and Sundays.

We are trying a different model for this year.  JD will still run as a group in the first hour with one coach per lane (likely from 4:45 – 6:00).  Then in the following hours (likely 6-8 PM) families will select which hour they would like to attend and swimmers will then be groups based on age / ability with coaches.  In early September we will put out a call for time sign-up once we see our early registration and know how many hours we will need.

The tentative schedule is:

JD – 4:45-6pm

Juniors / Intermediates / Seniors  – 5:45-7pm or 6:45-8pm

The coaching staff will be led by Head Coach Emmy, and other staff will be added based on enrollment.

For new swimmers the assessments will be held at Watermania on Sunday, October 1st from 4-5 PM.

This is the link for registration:

Any questions, please contact Catherine at

Season Ending Blog Post from Coach Michael

August 24th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Season Ending Blog Post from Coach Michael)
Hello Kigoos and Senior Whites!
As we all head home from Kamloops we reflect on an outstanding season and achievements. To all the swimmers, you showed not just the coaching staff, but the club, what hard work, determination, and persistence results in. We have set goals and we’ve achieved them and went to places with our potential that we never thought we were capable of doing at the beginning of the season. I can honestly say that all of the coaches are immensely proud of every swimmer. However, there is more work to be done. These skills that you have developed  and new experiences you have learnt from over the summer should be transferable into the upcoming academic year; to not lose focus on your own personal goals, to never be afraid to get out of your comfort zone, to complete your journey to your fullest potential, and never being afraid to adapt your plan if your initial one doesn’t succeed. As I go back to Carleton, I too will keep with me lessons that I learnt this summer. I’ll remember each and every highlight of the Señor White group and everything we’ve accomplished individually and together. Such as getting my ankles crossed over at the beginning of the year, all the Raptor sprints and Canadian sprints, and the true understanding of 100% in and 100% out. And most importantly, to never forget to keep that little bit of savage in you. It is safe to say with a firm belief that the senior white members have developed to become great individual leaders. This was not luck. We said why not.  And we truly did shock the world.
Best wishes to everyone and have a fantastic fall and winter season!

Update from Head Coach Emmy

August 2nd, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Update from Head Coach Emmy)

Hi Kigoos!

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!

Some announcements…

  • 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!



Intermediate White Update from Coach Alexis

August 2nd, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Intermediate White Update from Coach Alexis)
Hi Intermediate Whites!
Regionals is 2 days away I hope you are all excited! You have all been working so hard and your technique has improved immensely over the past 3 months which is amazing. I’m super proud of everything you’ve all accomplished this summer. These next few days are all about the little things like dives, turns, underwaters, and breakouts. We will also be doing timed sprints like the ones on Monday afternoon. I hope everyone can make it to Pasta Night on thursday for our last practice before Regionals and have a great day off tonight!
See you on the pool deck,
Coach Alexis

Senior White Update from Coach Michael

July 17th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Senior White Update from Coach Michael)
This year, In Honour of Canada’s birthday, our theme is Canada 150.
This year we will be going through the various different parts of Canada, such as Sports, Geography, Land Marks, and other parts of our cool country. And learn something along the way EH.
This Hell Week will be hard, but this week will show yourselves how hard work pays off. Its important to take note that its important to focus on technique when times gets hard and also maintaining focus on the task at hand.
This will be fun, Oh Canada!
Mike JS

Junior White Update from Coach Tamara

July 17th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Junior White Update from Coach Tamara)

Hey Junior Whites!

We have been having a great turn out to our afternoon practices and weekend meets. You’ve all been taking off lots of time and placing well. I would like you all to remember to bring running shoes and water to practice.


Hell Week….

Welcome to Hell Week in these next two weeks you will pushed to your limits, you’ve been warned. Our theme this year will be survivor and at the end you will be getting a scoops. With hard practices also comes some fun and challenging individual or group challenges. If you are  going to miss a practice please let me know.

On Monday and Wednesday afternoons if you could arrive 15 mins (4:30) before practice that would be great. We will have different challenges during this time.

Basic Rules

–       Every practice is all or nothing

–       Come to practice on time

–       Bring runners and water


Points/immunity – points will be used for scoops

–    Individual points

o   Each afternoon is worth one point

o   Each morning practice is two points

–       Triathlon and Grouse Grind (not mandatory)

o   The first male and female to finish the Grind or Triathlon will get two points

o   Everyone else that does these events gets a point

–       Individual challenges (date will not be told)

o   One person or more can win immunity

o   You can redeem this immunity any time in the two weeks. This will allow you to excused from part of or a whole set.

o   Individual immunity can only used once

–       Group challenges (group assignment Monday afternoon)

o   Members of the first team to finish get two points each

o   Members of the second team to finish get one point each

o   Members of the last team to finish get no points

o   Cheating is not accepted and will end in receiving no points of restarting.

See you at the pool!

Triathlon 2017 – Routes!

July 17th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Triathlon 2017 – Routes!)
All routes will start and end at the back field behind Steveston Pool. The finish line will be where marshalling normally occurs out of the side gate of the pool and swimmers will get their times there.
Run to Williams down the dike (6.5km)
Bike to Francis road down the dike (8km)
Swim 6 snakes through the pool (900m)
Run to Steveston Hwy down the dike (5km)
Bike to Williams road down the dike (6.5km)
Swim 4 snakes through the pool (600m)
Run to Garry Point (2.5km)
Bike to Steveston Hwy down the dike (5km)
Swim 2 snakes through the pool (300m)
For the JD triathlon:
The JD triathlon will take place this Friday July 21st! We will be meeting at the back field of Steveston Pool at 4:40pm for sign in with the coaches, please bring a bike, helmet, and wear proper running shoes. You will NOT be allowed to participate in the biking section without a helmet. The triathlon will start at 5:00pm and will be followed by the JD Party with scoops and a movie screening of Moana at the pool, this party will be in lieu of practice on Friday. For parents, the party will end at around 8:20pm so please pick up your JD swimmer then and also make sure to bring blankets to get comfortable!
Here is the route for the triathlon:
RUN around the concrete track in the back field twice
BIKE around the concrete track in the back field three times
SWIM 300m (2 snakes around the pool)

Intermediate White Update from Coach Alexis

July 17th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Intermediate White Update from Coach Alexis)

Ready for a meet up with Hades? This year the Intermediate Whites are travelling down to the Underworld to save our friend, Kigoo. There will be many rigorous tests of our courage, determination, and speed on our journey. In the two weeks, there are 14 practices in total and 2 extra events; the triathlon and grouse grind. If you make it to 14/16 events in total you will be invited to come to Coach Alexis’ house for a pizza party! Brush up on your Greek mythology and get ready to swim hard!