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Welcome to Kigoos Summer 2023!

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at Apr 8, 2023 12:21PM PDT

Welcome to Kigoos Summer 2023!

We are so excited to have your family joining the club this year. Please read below for some important information as our summer season approaches.

  • Registration is now closed, and we are excited that our summer program has sold out!
  • Save the date! On Friday, April 28 from 6-7pm we will be holding an important Parent Information Session about the season. This session is for all Kigoos families (new and existing) and will count for 1 hour of your parent volunteer time. Please plan for at least one parent from each family to attend. The session will be held at the Steveston Community Centre in the Multi-purpose Room. The information shared at this meeting will be helpful in understanding the summer season. Questions about swim meets, volunteer hours, training and more will be addressed.
  • Parent Participation Cheques of $500 should be received by April 30 to the mailbox at #10-4388 Moncton Street, Richmond, BC, V7E 6R9. Cheques will only be cashed if the required parent volunteer hours are not completed by the end of the season. Families can also plan to bring their cheque to the Parent Information Night on April 28!
  • Our coaches and board are hard at work finalizing the practice schedule and initial group placements. The schedule and initial group lists will be available and emailed to families soon, likely by mid-April. All practices in May are at Steveston Pool. All groups will have at least one practice time daily Monday to Friday, with some groups practicing twice a day and some groups additionally practicing on Saturday.
  • Practices will start on Monday, May 1st
  • Please Note – there is construction currently occurring for the new Steveston Library and Community Centre which is affecting parking. Please leave yourself extra time and/or have a plan for parking as there are fewer spots than normal.

We are looking forward to a fantastic season and can’t wait to see you at the pool soon!

The Kigoos Coaches and Board of Directors

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AGM 2022

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at Nov 5, 2022 4:02PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Hello Kigoos Families,

Our Annual General Meeting for the Richmond Kigoos Swim Club will be held at the Steveston Community Centre, Multipurpose Room on Wednesday November 16th, 2022, at 7:00 pm.

There will be door prizes!

An Agenda will be sent out in advance of the meeting along with the 2021/2022 Financial Statements. The club is currently looking for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors. The Kigoos Board is a working Board with each member taking leadership on a major portfolio.

The following Board Members have one year left on their two-year term:

Lesley Rey President
Nicole Spata President
Robin Apel Concessions
Craig Nistor Treasurer
Kate Wighton Treasurer
Miko Miller Registrar

We are currently accepting nominations for a 2-year term for the following 6 positions:

Meet Manager – Oversee coordination of all aspects of the Ice Breaker Meet and Junior Development Meet at Steveston Pool
Communications – portfolio includes website management and creation of notifiers
Volunteer Coordinator – portfolio includes management of Sign-up Genius, ensuring volunteer roles are filled for events and swim meets
Swim Program Development / Coach Liaison – requires a background in competitive swimming. This Board Member will lead a small team of experienced swim alumni in developing programming and providing leadership and guidance to coaching staff
Secretary – portfolio includes booking Board Meetings and minute taking.
Director of Officials – recruit and arrange for training of swim meet officials

Please email nominations to

Elections will be held on November 16th, 2022, at the AGM.

In addition, the Club is seeking one or more volunteers to fill Member at Large positions in the following areas:

Social Events Coordinator(s)
Equipment Manager
Awards Committee

If you are interested in getting involved in any of these areas, please email for more information.

Thank you in advance for your time and commitment to our club!

Kigoos Board of Directors

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Tsunami Season Starts Tomorrow Oct 15th!

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at Oct 14, 2022 11:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Our Tsunami Season starts tomorrow, (October 15th) and we can’t wait to see you all at the pool!

The City of Richmond has requested that ALL swimmers complete the attached Pass Request Form, even if you have completed this form in the past. These forms will be linked to your child’s Richmond Recreation Card, and will allow access to Watermania Pool during our Tsunami sessions. Please return your completed form to the front desk at Watermania when you arrive for your first Tsunami session.

Please note that Tsunami will not be taking place on the following dates;

October 29
October 30

​November 5
November 6
November 19

December 17
December 18
December 24
December 25
December 31

This is due to Watermania hosting special events or holidays.

For those new to Tsunami, we will have Board members in their Kigoos shirts at the front entrance to answer questions and help guide swimmers to their coaches.

​Thank you,

Kigoos Board of Directors

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Kigoos Award Night

Posted by Kigoos Swim Club at Sep 28, 2022 6:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Good Evening Kigoos!

We are looking forward to our Kigoos Awards Night, which will be held on Sunday, October 2nd at 6pm. This evening will take place at McMath Secondary, and will be a chance to celebrate our amazing swimmers.

All families are encouraged to bring a dessert item that can be shared as part of our “Dessert Buffet”. Please bring your own plates/water bottles, as we are trying to be environmentally friendly.

Hope to see you there!

The Kigoos Board of Directors

Hello Kigoos!

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:

Day 1

Abigail (Div 4) – Bronze

50 Free
Nathan Z (Div 4) – Gold
Coach Emi (Div 6) – Gold (winning by 1/100th of a second!)

Medley Relay
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)

Day 2

50 Fly
Nathan Z (Div 4) – Gold

100 Fly
Fern (Div 5) – Silver
Coach Emi (Div 6) – Silver

Freestyle Relay
Div 4 Boys – Nathan, Michael, Robin, Grant – Silver

​Day 3

50 Fly
Fern (Div 5) – Gold (New club record)
Coach Emi (Div 6)- Gold (New club record)
Coach Nick P (Div 7)- Silver

100 Breast
Abigail (Div 4)- Bronze
Robin (Div 4) – Gold – winning from lane 1 (outside smoke!)

​100 Free
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.

​Volunteer Hours
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 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.

Looking ahead
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