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Kigoos Reminders - The Week at a Glance

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at May 16, 2022 5:33PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Hello Kigoos,

We’ve been back in the pool for two weeks, and while the weather has been less than ideal, it has not dampened our Kigoos Spirit! The coaches have posted their first blog posts of the season. You can find them on our website ( under “Coaches Corner”. Be sure to check them out! Our summer season is busy, with lots to remember, so we’ll try to send weekly email updates with important upcoming reminders. Here is our first “Week at a Glance” Kigoos style!

1*.* Kigoos Swim Shop** – orders are open until Monday, May 16th at 9pm. Please make sure to get your Kigoos gear before the deadline. Link can be found here:

2*.* Mock Meet Sign-Up** – All swimmers are invited to attend our Mock Meet on Saturday, May 28th. If you are planning on attending, please sign up by Friday, May 20th here

3. Welcome Back Breakfast – As part of the Mock Meet, we will be serving Damian’s Waffles and cinnamon buns for breakfast. If you are interested in ordering food, please pre-order by Friday, May 20th using the link here:

Thank you to the many people who have stepped up to volunteer already this season! There will be more opportunities to volunteer coming out later this week including helping with our Cheers and Posters night, the Mock Meet, and our Ice Breaker swim meet.

There will also be an email coming out this week with information about upcoming stroke and turn clinics for those interested in training to become a stroke and turn official.

Some important upcoming dates:
Monday, May 23rd – Victoria Day – No swimming
Saturday, May 28th – Mock Meet
Friday, June 3rd – Cheers and Posters night
June 4th/5th – Ice Breaker Swim meet
June 11th/12th – B4 Swim meet
Wednesday, June 29th – Pub Night – Save the date!

See you at the pool!

The Kigoos Board of Directors

*Our Mock Meet Welcome Back Breakfast Ordering is now open!

The deadline to pre-order your breakfast for the Mock Meet is Friday May 20th!

Payment will be taken via cash or credit card on the day of the event.

The Menu includes your choice of the following:
Belgian Waffle & syrup $8.00
Add sausage for $2.00
Add strawberries and whip cream for $2.00
Cinnamon Buns $5.00
Tim Hortons Coffee $3.00

Please click on the Order Breakfast Here button at the bottom of this email to place your pre-order.

Swim Shop: Our swim shop is now open! *

We have some exciting new products so don’t miss out on this opportunity to show your Kigoos team spirit. Ordering closes on Monday May 16th.

Ice Breaker Meet Program Advertising: Do you have a business in Richmond?
Would you like to be featured in our Ice Breaker Program and on our Website!
Contact our treasurer at for more information!

Thank you,

Kigoos Board of Directors

Click the link below to order breakfast.

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Mock Meet & Welcome Back Breakfast

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at May 11, 2022 8:19PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

It has been fantastic to see all the swimmers back in the Steveston Pool!

We are excited to kick off our competitive 2022 season on Saturday May 28th with our Mock Meet & Welcome Back Breakfast. The Mock Meet is the ideal time for our new swimmers to gain some valuable meet experience including understanding a Heat Sheet, marshalling, when to enter the water in a race and a chance to dive off the starting blocks! It is also a chance for our parents to learn some new volunteer positions and earn some volunteer hours. Most importantly, it is a chance to be together again as Club and have some fun!

The schedule for Saturday May 28th will be as follows:
6:45 Sign-in
7:00 Warm-Up and Cheers
7:30 First Race
9:00 Breakfast
10:00 Finished

The race schedule will be 50 Freestyle, 25 Freestyle, 50 Backstroke, 25 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke and 50 Fly. All swimmers can swim up to 4 races. The 25M races are for our JD swimmers that are not yet swimming 50M races. The heats will be organized from JD – Senior.

We will also be having our annual Welcome Back Breakfast.

If you have swimmers interested in participating in the Mock Meet, please register each swimmer through the link below no later than Friday May 20th, 2022:

Welcome Back Breakfast: We will open ordering in the next few days, please keep an eye out for the notifier.

Swim Shop: Our swim shop is now open, deadline to order is Monday May 16th, so get your Kigoos gear now.

Volunteer Opportunities: We will be sending a Sign-Up Genius notification for the following positions:
• 3 volunteers to clean the concession kitchen on Thursday May 19th between 6pm – 8pm.
• 4 volunteers to organize and run the 50/50 raffle during the Ice Breaker Meet
• 4 volunteers to organize and run the collection of silent auction items and the creation of 6 – 10 gift baskets. We have two awesome baskets in the works already to get you started! We will assist with communication to our Club members to generate donations so we can raise some much-needed funding through our Ice Breaker weekend.
• Concession volunteers to assist with set up, food preparation, distribution and clean up on May 28th.

Keep an eye out for these opportunities to contribute some hours to the Kigoos Club!

The Kigoos Board of Directors

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Kigoos Swim Shop - Now Open!

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at May 8, 2022 11:49PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Kigoos Swim Shop is Open For Business!

Hello Everyone,

Our online apparel shop is now open! Please click on the button below to access our Kigoos Swim Shop through Team Aquatic Supplies. All orders must be received by Monday, May 16th at 9pm. All orders placed through the Swim Shop will be delivered together, and distributed by the club. Please make sure you click the “PICKUP IN STOREBUTTON and choose The Swim Fitness Shop Richmond location to ensure you are not charged shipping costs.

There are lots of clothing items to choose from, and most items are available in red, navy and grey. When you click on the item, you’ll be able to see the available colour/size options. Size charts for the items are also included in the photos on the order page. Additionally, you can purchase bathing suits in our team colours, as well as swim bags.

If you have any questions about the Swim Shop please email

Happy Shopping!

The Kigoos Board of Directors

Order from this link:

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Calling All Volunteers

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at May 4, 2022 9:05PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Calling all volunteers!

If you are a family new to Kigoos or have been with the club for years – we need you!!

The past two years have been extremely challenging for youth sports and our Kigoos swim club is no exception. Many of our traditions were modified or suspended as our club executive worked to continue providing our swimmers with fun and safe summer seasons.

We are ready to bring back some favourite club traditions and even introduce new ones, but we need your help!

We are currently looking for a volunteer (or a pair of volunteers) to take on a leadership role in organizing the Food For Officials for our June 4th & June 5th Ice Breaker Meet. In this role, you will develop a menu for the event and organize a grocery list of required ingredients (previous menus have included wraps/sandwiches, coffee, water, two bite brownies etc.) You will have a team of volunteers working with you during the meet to help execute the plan.

We are also looking for a volunteer (or pair of volunteers) to organize some fundraising ideas for our Ice Breaker Meet (collecting items to create raffle baskets, organizing a 50/50 draw, finding sponsors interested in advertising in our heat sheet).

As you know, the club is run 100% by volunteer parents and we need everyone to get involved to make the 2022 season a success. If these volunteer experiences sound like something you can help with, please send an email to:

If these are not your areas of expertise, do not worry! There will be more opportunities to get involved and complete your volunteer hours throughout the season including timing, officiating, marshalling, swim meet electronics operation, social event coordinating, photography/videography and fundraising. All the positions are learn as you go and you will always get a chance to watch your child race.

See you at the pool!

The Kigoos Board of Directors