Week at a Glance July 10th
It was a small group who made their way out to Chilliwack this past Saturday for the Chilliwack Invitational, but they were mighty! We had many Kigoos make finals, including some of our coaches! Thanks to the families who attended the meet, and thanks to the coaches for supporting out swimmers.
We are only 25 days away from Regional Championships! The training in the pool is going to start to intensify in what is affectionately known as “Hell Week” (or “Hell Weeks” for our Intermediate and Senior Swimmers!). The goal of this training period it to get our swimmers ready to swim their best at the Regional Championships. Swimmers are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible, to maximize training.
As Regionals are fast approaching, swimmers must sign-up for the meet by Wednesday, July 20th. Regional entries are due well in advance of the meet, so please make sure to sign up by the deadline. We are hoping to have as many Kigoos representing the club as possible! Use the link here:
Here are some important upcoming dates and reminders:
1. Hell Week Training Dates (as described above)
Here are the dates each group is running their intense training sessions:
JD – “Fun Week” will be July 18-22
JR Red – July 11-15
JR White – July 11-22
INT Red – July 11-29
INT White – TBC
SR – Already started! Will continue till the end of the month!
As part of the fun of these intense training weeks, the coaches will be holding two special events, The Biathlon (Tuesday, July 19 @ 6:45 am), and The Grouse Grind (Thursday, July 21st) – More information and sign-ups will be sent out soon, but for now, save the date!
2. Kigoos Development Meet – Wednesday, July 13th. Steveston Pool will be bustling with swimmers for our development meet starting at 4pm. We are encouraging all swimmers to come to the pool in their Kigoos gear, and cheer on our youngest swimmers. The concession will be set up with a great dinner selection and there will be a silent auction table and lollipop pull. If that isn’t exciting enough, there will be cotton candy and shaved ice! Thank you to all those families who have volunteered to help make our meet a success. To save emails in your inbox, please find attached the heat sheets for the meet. They will NOT be sold at the meet, so print your own copy, or save to your phone.
Please note – Regular practices will be cancelled that afternoon
3. North Delta Meet Sign-up closes tomorrow, July 11th. Please use the link here to sign up
4. WRASA Races Meet – July 16 and 17 – More information about warm-up times will be sent out later this week. Watch for a Sign-up Genius to come out early in the week for timing shift sign-ups. This meet has heats and finals, and coaches would like to remind all families to check in with the coaches before leaving the meet for the day. A friendly reminder – swim meets can’t run without the help of parent volunteers covering timing and officials shifts. We ask all families of swimmers who will likely make finals to sign-up for the shifts later in the day, giving parents of our development swimmers the chance to sign-up for shifts earlier in the day. Thanks in advance for your consideration and help with this!
Looking forward to a busy, but fun week at the pool!
The Kigoos Board of Directors