News and Announcements

Hello Kigoos!

We are only days away from being back at Steveston Pool and starting our 2022 Season! Please find attached our Summer Group List, as well as our May schedule. If you have a question about your child’s group placement please reach out to Coach Mike (headcoach@kigoos.com). Practices will start bright and early Monday morning for those groups scheduled! (May 2nd)

Any registered swimmers new to the club who did not attend the New Swimmer Assessment sessions in April have not been placed in groups yet. Swimmers in this situation are invited to attend an assessment session at Steveston Pool on Monday, May 2nd at 4:15pm. Swimmers will be placed in groups following this session.

All families should have received an invitation through Sign-Up Genius to attend our Kigoos Parent Information Meeting on Saturday, April 30th at 12:30 pm. This meeting will be held at Steveston Community Centre. We look forward to seeing you there! Any families that have not submitted their post-dated $500 volunteer cheque will be able to drop it off at the parent information meeting. Please note – volunteer cheques are to be submitted to the club registrar by May 1st.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to the pool!

The Kigoos Board of Directors

Document links
Kigoos Group List Summer 2022.pdf

The document Kigoos_Group_List_Summer_2022.pdf was attached to this post.

Kigoos - SUMMER REGRISTRATION IS OPEN!

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at Mar 2, 2022 10:14AM PST
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Hello Swimmers!

Registration for the Kigoo’s Summer Program is now open.

We are so excited to be planning for a full return this summer season! Dust off the swim suits and tents, and get ready for a summer of fun and competition!

As of April 1st this rate $695. If you are registering 3 or more swimmers, please email registrar@kigoos.com before you sign up online to get a 50% discount code for your 3rd swimmer. (Discount is off of the full price $695)

Summer registration fees include a Kigoos swim cap and T-shirt, practice sessions from May – August, and all competition fees.

Visit this link below
https://www.active.com/water-sports/swimming-registrations/richmond-kigoos-swim-club-summer-2022

Visit this link for Tater Tots Registration:
https://cui.active.com/sports-reg/login?a=11ecee89-e3ca-4dd2-805a-6883cfd05fc4

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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!