Week at a glance

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club on Jul 17 2023 at 12:48PM PDT

Happy Monday Kigoos!

What a great weekend of swims at the WRASA Races. We had many Kigoos swim in the finals, and it was exciting to see some of our swimmers reach the podium. A big thank you to our coaches who put in long days at the meet to support our swimmers. Thank you also to our Kigoo on-deck volunteers, especially those who helped out during the finals shifts at the end of each session.

A friendly reminder about volunteer hours. We have reached the point in the season where many families have completed their required volunteer hours; however, we still need to provide volunteers at each swim meet we attend in order for the meet to run. Please consider helping out whenever you can, regardless if your family hours are finished. Our club is completely run by volunteers, and we greatly appreciate your help and support.

Additionally, if your family is worried about completing your required hours for the season, please reach out to our volunteer coordinator, Rosalind Poon, She can keep you in mind when volunteers are needed for our final club events.

Please find some important information for the week ahead:

1. Swimming and Menstruation Session – Wednesday, July 19th 5-6pm Steveston Community Centre Coho Room. We are pleased to be hosting an optional in-person learning session for our swimmers called “Swimming & Menstruation” with Joyce Henry, Public Health Nurse. Joyce is volunteering her time to come and talk with interested swimmers and parents about managing periods and swim training. This session is optional and open to any interested Kigoos swimmers and parents Intermediate swimmers are invited to attend in lieu of their dryland training that evening. Please RSVP at the link here so we can plan accordingly.

2. Grouse Grind – Tuesday, July 25th @ 11am – Calling all Kigoos! Come and take part in a Kigoos tradition – tackling the Grouse Grind! Our club will be participating in the annual climb on Tuesday, July 25th. Coaches will be accompanying swimmers up the mountain in a race to the top. All swimmers are invited to attend; however, Junior and JD swimmers must be accompanied by an adult. Swimmers should come prepared in proper footwear, and bring water, snacks and $20 to take the skyride back down to the bottom. If you are interested in attending, please sign up here by Sunday, July 23rd.

3. Swim Meet Sign Ups – All swim meet sign ups for the rest of the summer are posted here. If you are unsure if the meet is right for your swimmer, please check in with your group coach. Last chance to sign up for Surrey Sea Lions Meet and Regional Championships.

Surrey Sea Lions Meet – July 29&30 – Bear Creek Park. This meet has heats and finals. If you are in JD please check with your coach before signing up to attend. Sign up by Monday, July 17th here

Fraser South Regionals – August 4-6 – Watermania. This is the championship meet, and the final meet of our season. If your swimmer has been racing at weekend meets, they are able to attend. If you are unsure, please ask your coach. This meet has heats and finals, and the top 3 individual finishers in each event will qualify for the provincial championships. The top 2 relay finishers will also qualify for provincials. Sign up by Wednesday, July 19thhere

Important Upcoming Dates
July 19th – Crescent Beach “B” Meet
July 19th – Swimming and Menstruation Talk
July 22&23 – North Delta Meet
July 25th – Grouse Grind
July 29&30 – Surrey Sea Lions Meet
August 4-6 – FS Regional Meet
August 9th – End of Season Pool Party (South Arm Pool)
August 18-20 – BCSSA Provincials (for qualifiers only)

Have a great week! See you at the pool!
The Kigoos Board of Directors