Hi JD red parents and swimmers,
My name is Taylor Reilly, and I’m really happy to be coaching with Kigoos and looking forward to an awesome summer in the pool! I swam competitively for 12 years, 5 with Kigoos and 7 with various winter clubs. I’ve raced at meets such as Western Canadian Championships and Age Group Nationals, as well as in the states as a member of team BC. This is my first summer coaching, and I couldn’t be more excited!
So far, I’ve seen some great work in the pool. The swimmers have strong flutter kick, and their freestyle technique has improved. We will continue to work on keeping this flutter kick consistent while breathing. The past week we shifted our focus towards learning or refining butterfly and backstroke technique. This involved lots of fly kick, flutter kick on our back, and drills. This focus will continue into next week, as we have lots to learn. 😊 I’ve seen positive attitudes and great attendance so far, and hope these continue through the rest of the season!
My main goal this year is that everyone has fun and enjoys swimming. My older brother Luke began his swimming career as a Kigoo JD, and has since gone on to become a ten time Canadian national champion. He has also represented Canada at Junior Worlds, Pan American games, and Commonwealth games, which reminds me of the potential that each swimmer in my group has.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to say hi!