Posted by Kigoos Swim Club on Jul 05 2020 at 05:37PM 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 ( As registrations will be limited per swim group, your registration may not guarantee you a swimming group.


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.

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

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

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


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: 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.