News and Announcements

FINAL Swim Schedule

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at Jul 20, 2020 12:47PM PDT
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All of our swim groups have now had a chance to get back to the pool!

We are also very happy to announce that we have finalized our coaching staff for the summer. Joining Coach Emmy are Coaches Mike J.S. and Nikol R. on deck at every practice. Assistant Coach Sophia N. will also be supporting our coaches and coordinating our daily health and safety check-ins. Please remind your swimmers to see her BEFORE going to the dryland warm-up.

Our new www.kigoos.com website is taking shape and our practice times and swim information will be kept up-to-date on the site. The following is our FINAL Summer Swim schedule. Please refer to these times for your swimmers practice schedule.

Juniors:
Group A – Thursday 6:45-7:45am, Sunday 7:30-8:30am, Sunday 5:45-7pm
Group B – Thursday 7:30-8:30am, Sunday 8:15-9:15am, Sunday 6:45-8pm

Intermediate:
Group A – Monday 7:45-9pm, Friday 7:45-9pm, Sunday 5:45-6:45am
Group B – Wednesday 7:45-9pm, Sunday 9:00-10am and 7:45-9pm

Seniors:
Group A – Monday 8:45-10pm, Thursday 5:45-7am, Sunday 6:30-7:45am
Group B – Wednesday 8:45-10pm, Friday 8:45-10pm, Sunday 8:45-10pm
Group C – Thursday 6:45-7:45am, Sunday 7:30-8:30am, Sunday 5:45-7pm

Highlights & Updates - Week #1

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at Jul 20, 2020 12:36PM PDT
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Kudos to coaches Emmy, Michael, Nikol and assistant coach Sophia for a great first week of swim! All of our swim groups will have had their third session in the pool tonight. We would like to thank our swimmers and families for such a smooth start to our very unique summer season.

Our Board of Directors met with our amazing coaching team today and we would like to share highlights from this week and updates for next week.

Highlights!

  • 102 registered swimmers.
  • Swimmers have been positive role models and are adhering to our health and safety guidelines.
  • Thank you to our parents for using our Daily Health Declaration link. This has streamlined our check-in and attendance procedures so that swimmers can begin activation activities on time.
  • Swimmers will receive their Kigoos swim cap beginning tonight. Wearing swim caps during practice will now be mandatory for ALL swimmers. Our team t-shirts should arrive within the next two weeks.

Updates

  • Swimmers should arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before their scheduled practice and maintain their 2m of physical distancing by remaining on their marked “X” in the activation area.
  • If your swimmer will be arriving 10 minutes late for practice, please do not bring/send them to the pool. LATE arriving swimmers will not be allowed in.
  • Our senior groups are very full! In order to maintain and support our health and safety protocols, we will be opening up a new senior practice time.
  • Senior Group C – Thursday 6:45-7:45am, Sunday 7:30-8:30am, Sunday 5:45-7pm.
  • If your swimmer would like to switch to this practice schedule, please contact Coach Emmy by Tuesday at 9PM.

Required equipment for next week:

  • Water bottles. It is getting hotter and our practice intensity is increasing. Swimmers need to keep hydrated! There is no access to water fountains at the pool.
  • Kickboards (junior & intermediate) – Kickboards from Team Aquatics Supplies or Junior kickboard from Amazon
  • Pull bouys (seniors) – Pull bouys from Team Aquatics Supplies or Amazon
  • Runners
  • •* Deck shoes*
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In order to maintain a high level of physical distancing and to reduce parking lot congestion and transition times between groups, we are asking families to use the following parking lots for pick-up and drop off (diagram attached).

Drop-Off Lot: Parking lot off of No. 1/Chatham Street (north side of the pool). Swimmer will walk directly to our Activation area for warm up.

Pick-Up Lot: Parking lot off of Moncton Street. Swimmers will exit from the southeast gate and socially distance along the path for parent pick-up.

The document REVISED_H_S.pdf was attached to this post.

Kigoos - COVID Heath Declaration LINK

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at Jul 12, 2020 1:01PM PDT
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Each swimmer must declare their health status before arriving to the pool using the following MANDATORY COVID Screening Declaration link.

https://forms.gle/nocbtCfVdyR1WyDf9

Thank you for using this link as this will allow us maintain a contactless attendance system.

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REGISTRATION for Summer 2020 is NOW CLOSED

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at Jul 5, 2020 5:37PM PDT

The Richmond Kigoos are ecstatic to announce our 2020 Summer in the Pool Season is ready to start!

Our Board of Directors have consulted with the BCSSA, BC Lifesaving Society, WorkSafe BC, Swim Canada, and Via Sport, as we drafted our Return to Swim Plan. The safety of our swimmers and coaches is our utmost priority during these unprecedented times. The City of Richmond approved our plan last week and we will be able to start our summer season at Steveston Outdoor Pool. Attached to this email is our complete Return to Swim plan which can also be found on our website. It is mandatory for parents to read our Return to Swim plan and be aware of the Health and Safety content.

We are thrilled to welcome back Coach Emmy as our head coach for this season! Our modified summer season will be similar to our Tsunami maintenance program at the cost of $275 per swimmer (includes BCSSA insurance fee and Kigoos swim cap & T-shirt). Practices will focus on technical improvement, endurance training, and having fun in the pool!

At this time registration for our summer season which will begin today. Please click on the REGISTRATION link on our website. Our season begins July 13th and ends on August 30th. We believe our Steveston Outdoor Pool provides the ideal environment for social distancing, while allowing children in our community to benefit from some much-needed physical activity. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions we will not be able to offer a Junior Development or Tater Tot program. All swimmers must be able to STRONGLY swim 25 meters unaided. If you are unsure if this program is suited to your swimmer, please feel free to contact Coach Emmy (headcoach@kigoos.com). As registrations will be limited per swim group, your registration may not guarantee you a swimming group.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

In order for the club and coaches to properly plan for this season, we will be offering a discounted price of $275 for all registrations that are completed before July 9th, 2020. All registrations completed after July 9th will cost $330. Priority will be given to CURRENT Kigoos families. After July 9th, we will open registration to new families and Masters swimmers.

Currently, our proposed practice schedule and groups are as follows:

Each group has three practice options a week which will remain the same for the entire schedule (7 weeks.) Each practice slot includes 15 minutes of activation.

Age Groups:

Born in 2010 or later: Junior
Born 2009-2007: Intermediate
Born 2006 or earlier: Senior

Families will indicate their practice time preferences. You will receive an email confirming your practice schedule July 10th. If you for any reason, you cannot swim at your scheduled time, you will be issued a refund less our $35 administration fee.

Juniors:
Group A – Thursday 6:45-7:45am, Sunday 7:30-8:30am, Sunday 5:45-7pm
Group B – Thursday 7:30-8:30am, Sunday 8:15-9:15am, Sunday 6:45-8pm

Intermediate:
Group A – Monday 7:45-9pm, Friday 7:45-9pm, Sunday 5:45-6:45am
Group B – Wednesday 7:45-9pm, Sunday 9:00-10am and 7:45-9pm

Seniors:
Group A – Monday 8:45-10pm, Thursday 5:45-7am, Sunday 6:30-7:45am
Group B – Wednesday 8:45-10pm, Friday 8:45-10pm, Sunday 8:45-10pm

IMPORTANT!

1. In accordance to BCSSA regulations, ALL swimmers must complete an electronic COVID waiver form. This acknowledgment must be completed by using the following link: https://forms.gle/TETsqxsSjZeRj72V9 before your registration is complete. You MUST complete BCSSA waiver for EACH swimmer.

2. A paper copy of your COMPLETED and SIGNED waiver forms must be presented before your swimmers first practice. Swimmers may not enter the pool area without a signed waiver form (attached to this email).

3. ALL fees are NON-REFUNDABLE after the beginning of our season.

Thank you to our swimmers and families for your patience and understanding as we navigate our Return to Swim Plan. We are looking forward to see you all at the pool!

Kigoos Board of Directors.

The document BCSSA Indemnity MINOR.pdf was attached to this post.