News and Announcements
We wanted to send out one last email to conclude our 2022 Summer Swim Season!
It was an exciting weekend in Kamloops, as our Provincial Qualifiers swam many amazing races! Congratulations to all our Kigoos who competed at Provincials, either individually, or as part of a relay team. A special congratulations goes out to our Kigoos who attended their first Provincial Championships. Thank you to the parents who helped volunteer at the meet, either as a timer, or as an official. We are also so grateful to our coaching staff who travelled to Kamloops to support our swimmers.
We had 47 swimmers representing our club, with many of our Kigoos making finals, but here is a list of our Provincial Medalists:
Abigail (Div 4) – Bronze
Nathan Z (Div 4) – Gold
Coach Emi (Div 6) – Gold (winning by 1/100th of a second!)
Div 4 Boys – Robin, Grant, Nathan, Michael – Silver
Div 5 Girls – Fern, Gisele, Marley, Kaelyn – Bronze
Div 5 Boys – Anson, Liam, Aden, Carson – Silver (New club record)
Nathan Z (Div 4) – Gold
Fern (Div 5) – Silver
Coach Emi (Div 6) – Silver
Div 4 Boys – Nathan, Michael, Robin, Grant – Silver
Fern (Div 5) – Gold (New club record)
Coach Emi (Div 6)- Gold (New club record)
Coach Nick P (Div 7)- Silver
Abigail (Div 4)- Bronze
Robin (Div 4) – Gold – winning from lane 1 (outside smoke!)
Nathan Z (Div 4) – Silver
Regional Relays – Fraser South
These divisions all medaled at Provincials with their Fraser South team! Many Kigoos were on the relays. Well done Fraser South!
Girls: Div 1, O Cat 1, Div 5 and Div 7
Boys: Div1, Div 3, O Cat 1, Div 4, Div 5, Div 6, Div 7 and O Cat 2
Our club placed 10th overall out of 54 clubs, and Fraser South placed 2nd! Great job Kigoos! Be sure to check out the photos on our Instagram page. Next year Provincials will take place in Nanaimo.
We’ve had many questions about volunteer hours. Families are able to check their hours via Sign-up Genius. If you are concerned that your family has not met their volunteer hours for the season, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will still be a few jobs as we finish out the season (regional awards, awards night, etc.) and we can add your name to our list of volunteers we reach out to first. Thank you to everyone for all your help and support this season. Our entire club is run by volunteers, and it really does take many hands to pull off a successful season.
Registration for our Tsunami Winter Maintenance program will go live soon. An email will go out to current club members first. Tsunami will run on Saturdays/Sundays from the beginning of October until the end of April. Swimmers are able to train 2 hours/week to maintain their “S” status in the summer. Swimmers who train more than 2 hours/week will have to compete as an “O cat” swimmer next summer. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Our annual awards night will take place at the end of September (Date still to be confirmed). We are looking forward to celebrating the successes of the season with everyone!
Our AGM will also take place in October (Date to be confirmed). Please watch your email for information about these upcoming dates.
Finally, we hope all families enjoy the final few weeks of Summer vacation, and have a smooth start back to school. We are already looking forward to welcoming everyone back to Steveston Pool next Summer for our 2023 season (only 251 days away!)
See you at the pool!
The Kigoos Board of Directors
We are looking for a Head Coach for the 2022/2023 Tsunami and Kigoos season from Oct 3 through Aug 31st. Please find the link to the job description below. The posting will remain open until the position has been filled.
See you at the pool!
The document Richmond_Kigoos_Head_Coach_Job_Posting_August_2022.pdf was attached to this post.
Please find attached the 2022/23 Tsunami Group Coach Job Posting. The Posting will remain open until positions are filled!
We welcome applicants
See you at the pool!
The document Richmond_Kigoos_Group_Coach_Job_Posting_TSUNAMI.pdf was attached to this post.
This postl contains important information for our families attending Provincial Championships in Kamloops this weekend.
We have attached a file summarizing our individual and relay qualifiers with events listed (including wild card spots). This list also contains our clubs Provincial Alternates. Please check to see if you are a Provincial alternate for an event. We have also included our Kigoos Provincial Relays (including alternates) for your information.
T-shirts for Provincial Qualifiers have been distributed at the pool. Provincial Caps should be distributed at the pool starting today. If your swimmer has not received their Regional gear, please reach out to your coach.
Regional Practices – Wednesday, August 17th
Please see the attached schedule for Regional Practices taking place at Crescent Beach Pool (located at the end of Blackie Spit). Please note – morning practices at Steveston Pool are CANCELLED on Wednesday.
Optional Morning Practice – Thursday, August 18th @ Steveston Pool 6:45-8:00am. Come join Coach Mike if you would like to get in the pool before you travel up to Kamloops!
Regional Practices – Thursday, August 18th @ Canada Games Pool Kamloops
Please see the attached schedule for the Regional Practice up in Kamloops.
Please see the attached schedule for Provincial warm-ups on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Kigoos have been assigned 4 timing shifts on Saturday to cover as part of our Regional Responsibilities. 1 person is required for prelims in the Jr pool, and 3 people are required for Saturday Finals (50/100 Fly, 50/100 Back, Free Relays). Please sign up to help if you are able here
(Viewing is limited at Canada Games Pool so it is the best seat in the house!)
Our region has been assigned electronics as our Regional responsibility. We have a few trained people from other clubs in place, but are in search of more help. If you are confident with computers and are interested in learning meet electronics in the moment please email email@example.com
Tenting for provincials will be outside, and at this time, there is no indoor space available. We have been told meet organizers will be monitoring heat and air quality. We have been told that tenting space will be assigned by Region, and will not be big. Please be prepared to share your space with others from our club and from our region as space will be limited. Thanks for your support with this.
We wish all our swimmers competing this weekend the best of luck, and safe travels to all our families making their way up to Kamloops. We are looking forward to providing updates throughout the weekend.
We win as 1!
The Kigoos Coaches and Board of Directors
Document links: check Kigoos email for:
Regional Practice Schedule.pdf
Richmond Kigoos 2022 Provincial Team.docx
Richmond Kigoos Swim Club Provincial Relay Cards48.docx
The document 2022_BCSSA_Provincial_Meet_Package-07192022_32_.pdf was attached to this post.
What a week! From the biathlon, to the Grouse Grind, to all the practices in between, our swimmers and coaches have been training hard. As a result of all this hard work, we had another great weekend at the North Delta meet, with lots of Kigoos making finals. The days started early (Hello 5:45am warm-ups), and ran long, so apologies for the week-at-a-glance a day late.
We are less than 2 weeks away from our Regional Championships, and it’s hard to believe that we are quickly nearing the end of the Summer 2022 season. Our swimmers have been working so hard in the pool, that we have arranged a special event to round out the end of the hard training weeks. Canadian Olympic open water swimmer Hau-Li Fan will be coming to Steveston Pool on Friday, July 29th to run an endurance clinic with our swimmers. Sessions will be running as follows:
SR Swimmers – 12:45-2:30pm
INT Swimmers – 2:15-4pm
JR Swimmers – 3:45-5:20pm (JD’s are welcome to attend the JR session)
Please see the attached information page about Hau-Li and the Endurance Clinics. Thank you to Coach Mike for organizing this exciting opportunity for our swimmers.
This is the last week of our July schedule. Our August schedule is attached, and will start on Tuesday, August 2nd. There will be no practices on Monday, August 1st due to the Civic Holiday. Practices will run for all swimmers until Friday, August 5th. After regionals, practices will be only for our provincial qualifiers, starting on Tuesday, August 9th.
Kigoos Pasta Dinner
All swimmers are invited to enjoy our Kigoos Traditional Pre-Regionals Pasta Dinner after their group practice on August 4th. More information will be sent out next week.
Kigoos Regional Pancake Breakfast
Traditionally, our club has hosted a fundraising pancake breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday morning of Regionals for our families. Our club has been given a number of Regional meet responsibilities this year, and our club executive will be unable to put on this event without help. We are looking for volunteers to take on the organization of this event, perhaps someone who has run it or organized it in the past. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping out.
Save the Date – Kigoos Wrap-up Party – Wednesday, August 10th – More information to come!
Surrey Sea Lions Meet – July 30th and 31st – Information about warm-ups, tenting, etc, will be sent out later this week.
Have a wonderful week! See you at the pool!
The Kigoos Board of Directors
The document Kigoos_August_Schedule.pdf was attached to this post.