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Kigoos Swim Club : New Families

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at Mar 2, 2022 10:14AM PST
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New Families – Are you interested in the Kigoos swim club for Summer 2023?

We may have some spaces available for new swimmers. Please follow the process below.

• All new swimmers must participate in a swim assessment BEFORE registration. The cost for the insurance for the assessment session is $5.
• If your child is 8 or under, your child must be able to swim 25m independently.
• If your child is 8 or over, your child must be able to swim 50m independently.
• Email Coaching@Kigoos.com to register for a swim assessment.
• If your child passes the swim assessment, you will be provided with registration information to complete the online registration and submit payment.

Summer 2023 Registration Information
1. Registration will open February 1 for current Kigoos families.
2. Registration will open March 1 for new families who have completed and passed a swimmer assessment. This will be based on available spaces in the program.
3. Early bird registration fee is $685 until March 31, 2023.
4. Registration fee is $750 as of April 1, 2023.
5. Registration fee includes BCSSA insurance, t-shirt, cap, swim meet entry fees, coaching, pool fees, lifeguarding fees.
6. Summer swim season is May 1 – early/mid-August.
7. There will be a $40 administrative fee for any changes to the registration information submitted.
8. No refunds or fee adjustments will be issued.
9. Families with swimmers in Junior Development/Development Program are required to contribute 10 parent volunteer hours. Families with swimmers in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Programs are required to contribute 25 volunteer hours. Volunteer hours are per family not per child.
10. Consistent with previous seasons, all families must submit a $500 parent participation cheque by April 30, 2023. This cheque will only be cashed if the required parent volunteer hours are not completed by the end of the season. Cheque should be made out to “Richmond Kigoos Swim Club”. Please also add the names of your children to the cheque.
11. If you are signing up 3 or more children from the same household, please reach out to the registrar at registrar@kigoos.com for a third child discount code.

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Please see the attached pdf of our Fraser South UNOFFICIAL May Time Trials.

Please read below important reminders for the start of our season.

1. ALL swimmers must submit a paper copy of the BCSSA COVID waiver (attached). Swimmers may not practice until a form is handed into their coach.

2. Please review the Return to Swim plan with your swimmer. Health and safety reminders are also provided below. Swimmers MUST complete the BC COVID-19 Health Screener before each practice. Any swimmer who feels ill in any way, or is specifically experiencing key symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to attend practice.

Rules in the Swimming Environment

To ensure that all swimmers, coaches and members of the Kigoos organization remain safe, the following rules will be introduced:

ONLY swimmers and coaches will be allowed in the swimming environment

– Parents/guardians are encouraged to “DROP AND GO”. Parents are NOT permitted on the pool deck or surrounding area during practice times.

– Swimmers will exit from the Southeast gate. Parents/guardians are NOT permitted to wait by this gate. Parents are encouraged to remain in their vehicles in the parking lot and wait for their swimmer to exit.

• If a swimmer/parent is unable to follow the proper social distancing or Health and Safety procedures after reminders from a coach, the coach has the discretion to ask the swimmer to leave the practice and be picked up immediately by their parent/guardian.

• Swimmers will gather on the basketball court adjacent to Steveston Pool to perform dryland training, while maintaining a 3-meter distance from others. Coaches will escort swimmers into the facility in a socially distanced manner upon the start of practice

• Swimmers MUST wear a face mask during any dryland training, while awaiting entry to the pool, while entering and exiting the facility, and while on the pool deck prior to entering the pool.

A revised Group List is attached below.

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Kigoos Summer 2021 Update

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at Apr 22, 2021 8:24AM PDT

We are so pleased to be welcoming back nearly 100 swimmers to our 2021 Summer Season!

It is hard to believe we are launching another modified summer swim season. Our Board of Directors have been working with the City of Richmond on our summer pool schedule. Unfortunately, we were not able to schedule the same amount of pool time as in past years. We will send a finalized schedule and group information this weekend.

The health and safety of our swimmers, coaches, and Kigoos families is extremely important to our club. Please review our entire Return to Swim Plan (attached). Listed below are highlights and revised sections from our plan. It is mandatory for swimmers and parents to review this information before our practices begin on May 1st.

Rules in the Swimming Environment
To ensure that all swimmers, coaches and members of the Kigoos organization remain safe, the following rules will be introduced:
ONLY swimmers and coaches will be allowed in the swimming environment
– Parents/guardians are encouraged to “DROP AND GO”. Parents are NOT permitted on the pool deck or surrounding area during practice times.
– Swimmers will exit from the Southeast gate. Parents/guardians are NOT permitted to wait by this gate. Parents are encouraged to remain in their vehicles in the parking lot and wait for their swimmer to exit.
• If a swimmer/parent is unable to follow the proper social distancing or Health and Safety procedures after reminders from a coach, the coach has the discretion to ask the swimmer to leave the practice and be picked up immediately by their parent/guardian.

• Swimmers/Guardians MUST complete the BC COVID-19 Health Screener before each practice. Any swimmer who feels ill in any way, or is specifically experiencing key symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to attend practice.

• Swimmers will gather on the basketball court adjacent to Steveston Pool to perform dryland training, while maintaining a 3-meter distance from others. Coaches will escort swimmers into the facility in a socially distanced manner upon the start of practice
• Swimmers MUST wear a face mask during any dryland training, while awaiting entry to the pool, while entering and exiting the facility, and while on the pool deck prior to entering the pool
• Swimmers will be assigned the same lane for every practice session.

Equipment
• All swimmers are required to wear goggles and swim caps are encouraged.
• Swimmers will be required to bring their own water bottle
• Swimmers must wear runners during activation while on the back field and will be required to wear slides/flip flops while showering.
In order maintain proper physical distancing and effective practice routines, the purchase of the following swim equipment is STRONGLY encouraged.
Juniors – kickboard, fins (optional)
Intermediates – kickboard
Seniors – pull buoy, kickboard, paddles (optional)

If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Mike or a Kigoos Executive member.

A notifier will be sent this weekend confirming swim groups.

We are looking forward to our summer season!

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Kigoos Summer 2021 Update

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at Apr 22, 2021 8:24AM PDT

We are so pleased to be welcoming back nearly 100 swimmers to our 2021 Summer Season!

It is hard to believe we are launching another modified summer swim season. Our Board of Directors have been working with the City of Richmond on our summer pool schedule. Unfortunately, we were not able to secure the same amount of pool time as in past years. We will send a finalized schedule and group information this weekend.

The health and safety of our swimmers, coaches, and Kigoos families is extremely important to our club. Please review our entire Return to Swim Plan (attached). Listed below are highlights and revised sections from our plan. It is mandatory for swimmers and parents to review this information before our practices begin on May 1st.

Rules in the Swimming Environment
To ensure that all swimmers, coaches and members of the Kigoos organization remain safe, the following rules will be introduced:
ONLY swimmers and coaches will be allowed in the swimming environment
– Parents/guardians are encouraged to “DROP AND GO”. Parents are NOT permitted on the pool deck or surrounding area during practice times.
– Swimmers will exit from the Southeast gate. Parents/guardians are NOT permitted to wait by this gate. Parents are encouraged to remain in their vehicles in the parking lot and wait for their swimmer to exit.
• If a swimmer/parent is unable to follow the proper social distancing or Health and Safety procedures after reminders from a coach, the coach has the discretion to ask the swimmer to leave the practice and be picked up immediately by their parent/guardian.

• Swimmers/Guardians MUST complete the BC COVID-19 Health Screener before each practice. Any swimmer who feels ill in any way, or is specifically experiencing key symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to attend practice.

• Swimmers will gather on the basketball court adjacent to Steveston Pool to perform dryland training, while maintaining a 3-meter distance from others. Coaches will escort swimmers into the facility in a socially distanced manner upon the start of practice
• Swimmers MUST wear a face mask during any dryland training, while awaiting entry to the pool, while entering and exiting the facility, and while on the pool deck prior to entering the pool
• Swimmers will be assigned the same lane for every practice session.

Equipment
• All swimmers are required to wear goggles and swim caps are encouraged.
• Swimmers will be required to bring their own water bottle
• Swimmers must wear runners during activation while on the back field and will be required to wear slides/flip flops while showering.
In order maintain proper physical distancing and effective practice routines, the purchase of the following swim equipment is STRONGLY encouraged.
Juniors – kickboard, fins (optional)
Intermediates – kickboard
Seniors – pull buoy, kickboard, paddles (optional)

If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Mike or a Kigoos Executive member.

A notifier will be sent this weekend confirming swim groups.

We are looking forward to our summer season!