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JD Red Update from Coach Taylor

May 15th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on JD Red Update from Coach Taylor)

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 taylor@kigoos.com if you have any questions or would like to say hi!

Coach Taylor

JD Blue Update from Coach Lucy

May 15th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on JD Blue Update from Coach Lucy)

Hi JD Blue swimmers and parents,

My name is Lucy Bodden and I am really excited for a fun season coaching JD Blue this summer! This is my second year coaching and my eighth year swimming with Kigoos. The past two weeks we have been practicing our basic freestyle and flutter kick technique as well as working on our shoulder roll while swimming backstroke. Next week we will be starting to work on our breaststroke kick and continuing to practice freestyle and backstroke.

This season, a couple of goals I have for the group is to have a really fun, positive experience swimming with Kigoos and to be able to swim most if not all of the strokes! I’m also hoping to see everyone out at meets this summer. We have lots of JD meets which are great opportunities for JD swimmers to experience racing and are really good introductions to get the kids feeling confident while competing. I would like to see everyone attending 4 practices a week if possible!

Another quick reminder to all JD swimmers is to please bring runners to every practice as we will usually be doing our warmup in the back field! J

If you have any questions or concerns please contact me at lucy@kigoos.com

Coach Lucy

JD Orange Update from Coach Hailey

May 15th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on JD Orange Update from Coach Hailey)

Hey JD Orange swimmers and parents,

My name is Hailey Dong and I am super excited to be coaching JD orange this season!  This is my seventh summer swimming with Kigoos and my second summer as a coach. I also coached in Tsunami last year and was a coach in training for a few years before that.

These past few weeks I have been very impressed with everybody’s swimming and enthusiasm in practice.  We have been working on the basics of freestyle and backstroke. Next week we are going to work on more technique and also starts and turns.  One thing to work on next week is making sure we are listening when I am explaining what to do. My main goal for this summer is for everyone to feel very confident swimming freestyle and backstroke, learn the basics of breaststroke and butterfly and of course have lots of fun!

So far, the attendance has looked very good, try to come to as many practices as possible (at least 4 per week would be the best). For dry land, please remember to bring runners so we can warm up and play games in the back field.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at hailey@kigoos.com, I am looking forward to having a very fun summer as your coach!

– Coach Hailey

JD Yellow Update from Coach Erkia

May 7th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on JD Yellow Update from Coach Erkia)

Hey JD Yellow swimmer and parents,

My name is Erika Watson and I am very excited to be coaching JD yellow this summer! I have been swimming with Kigoos for the past 10 years and have been volunteering as a CIT (coach in training) for the past 2 years. This is my first season coaching, and I am thrilled to have my own group.

This first week all of the swimmers have impressed me with their swimming and energy in practice. We have been working very hard on our flutter kick with a kickboard using super straight legs. This upcoming week we will start doing flutter kick without a board, putting our arms in a streamline. One thing we need to work on for next week is our listening skills; this means having our heads out of the water when I am talking. My goal for this summer is that everyone has a fun and positive experience swimming with Kigoos.

We’ve had great attendance this past week, and I want all the swimmers to come to as many practices as possible. My hope is that everyone comes to at least 4 practices a week, but the more you come to the faster you can improve your skills!

If you have any questions feel free to email me at erika@kigoos.com

Looking forward to a fun filled season!

Coach Erika

 

Kigoos Swim Shop – OPEN!

May 1st, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Swim Shop - (Comments Off on Kigoos Swim Shop – OPEN!)
The Kigoos Swim Shop will be available during swim practices on Tuesday May 2nd from 4:00 to 7:30pm and Saturday May 6th from 8:00-10:30am at Steveston pool.  T-shirts and caps that are included with your registration, will be available for pick up during this time.
Also, we will be taking pre-orders for new Kigoo logo clothing with cash or cheque.  Orders will need to in by May 6th to ensure delivery before our Icebreaker meet. Order forms may be found on our website under Swim Shop.  If you cannot place an order in person, then please print and fill in the order form and leave in the Swim Shop folder in the Family Box in an envelope with your cheque payable to Richmond Kigoos

Kigoos Scholarships – 2017

April 23rd, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on Kigoos Scholarships – 2017)

The Richmond Kigoos Swim Club offers 3 – $500 scholarships annually to current or former Richmond Kigoos swimmers.  The due date for applications is 5 PM on June 15th.

HERE is the full sheet of instructions for Kigoos Scholarship Applications.

HERE is the Application Form.

Pub Night – Looking for Prizes

April 23rd, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Pub Night – Looking for Prizes)

It’s that time of year again as we begin organizing the annual Pub night that will be held Thursday July 6 at the Buck & Ear Bar & Grill is Steveston.  We are looking for volunteers to help with getting prizes for the event.  Keep in mind that the time spent soliciting for prizes can be counted towards your required volunteer hours so just keep track of the amount of time spent on the task and you will be credited for it.  If you are able to help please contact Paul Newman at parn@telus.net or by cell or text at 604.715.6484.

Upcoming Sessions – Learn to be an Official

April 3rd, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Calendar - (Comments Off on Upcoming Sessions – Learn to be an Official)
All are at the SCC, first two are in the Gilllnetter Room, third one is in the Coho.

Stroke and Turn for New Parents and First Time Officials – Tuesday May 30th 7pm-9pm
This clinic will be geared to parents who are just getting started in the club and would like to understand the roles and responsibilities of Stroke & Turn Officials. It is also appropriate for parents who have been in the club for a while, and who may attended the clinic in the past, but have not had the opportunity to go on deck and/or shadow an official yet.

Stroke and Turn Refresher for Returning Officials – Wednesday May 31st 7pm-9pm
This clinic is specifically aimed at parents who have already been acting as Stroke & Turn officials and would like a refresher before the swim season begins. Also welcome are parents who have attended a clinic in the past and have shadowed on deck, but have not yet taken a shift independently. It is important to attend this course annually if possible in order to be prepared for the competitive season.

Starter & Ref Clinic – Thursday June 1st 7pm-9pm
This clinic is aimed at experienced Stroke & Turn Officials who are ready to move into the role of Starter and Referee at Meets. If you have been on deck for several years, or have already been acting as a Starter, Referee, or DDO, this is the clinic for you. It is important to attend this course annually if possible in order to be prepared for the competitive season.

PQTs for 2017

March 6th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Coaches Corner - (Comments Off on PQTs for 2017)

Check out the 2017 PQT times.

Clarification on Entering Discount Code for Multiple Children

February 17th, 2017 | Posted by kigooswm in Registration - (Comments Off on Clarification on Entering Discount Code for Multiple Children)

When registering 2 or more children:

Fundraising code–please put the code in only for ONE registration.  This applies to 2 children, 3 children or 4 children.  You will need to use the appropriate code based on the number of registrations you are making and you use the code only ONCE.

2 children=2KIDSFUNDRAISING

3  children=3KIDSFUNDRAISING

4 children=4KIDSFUNDRAISING

If you put the code in for each registration, it deletes the cost entirely and then you will owe $40.