Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Invitation to view (PGBSC) Prince George Barracuda Swim Club's Picasa Web Album - 2011_World_Championship_Trials

You are invited to view (PGBSC) Prince George Barracuda Swim Club's photo album: 2011_World_Championship_Trials
Mar 30, 2011
by (PGBSC) Prince George Barracuda Swim Club
Message from (PGBSC) Prince George Barracuda Swim Club:
Check out recently upload picture of Barracudas at 2011_World_Championship_Trials
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Stroke and Turn Clinic

Good Afternoon everyone,
There will be a Stroke and Turn Clinic this Saturday April 2 at the Aquatic Centre.  The sign up list is on the board.  So far only one participant has signed up. 
Also, next Saturday April 9, this is an Electronics Clinic at the Aquatic Centre.  Sign up list is on the board.
These two clinics are great opportunities to learn more about the officiating side of competitive swimming.  It also gets you great seats to watch your kids race.
If you have any questions, or if you want to take either clinic but the time doesn't work for you, please contact Christine Reid at or 250 962 2047

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The ‘What To Do List’ for Swim Meets

Below is a list of what to do, and prepare for, when you attend a swim meet.

Prior to a swim meet, the kids will receive their events. Please do not discard this sheet. The best place is on the fridge. There may be events on the list that your child may be hesitant to swim. The coaching staff always has your child's best interest in mind when choosing events. There is always a reason for the chosen event.

At the same time they receive their events, swimmers will also be given an invoice for how much it will cost for the meet. There is always a deadline for payments. Please make your payments by the due date. If you are not going to swim in the meet, please inform one of the coaching staff so we can scratch your child from the meet. The coaches will assume that non payment of your meet fees by the due date means that your child will not be participating and we will scratch them from the meet.

Please check your email, as well as the blog on the website for new and updated information such as: timing clinics, stroke and turn clinics, warm up times, etc.

There is always a meet package posted on the bulletin board at the pool. In it will be the start and approximate finish times for each day. You should make a point of being at the pool 20 minutes prior to the start time. The club warms up on deck before beginning warm ups in the pool.

Swim meets can sometimes be a marathon. Coaches can't predict what time the kids will be racing because we don't have control over how fast or slow the meet will be running. Therefore, we ask that parents and kids stay at the pool for the duration of the day. The coaches are coaching your kids – not looking after them, so please ensure there is someone there to look after them. Once you are done all your events for that day, then you can leave.

Meet program. There is also a copy posted at the pool on the wall. During the meet, the club is selling copies of the program and it's always a good idea to have one. You can also share one with another parent or two. That way you will know what event, heat and lane your child will be in for all of their races throughout the weekend.

Relays. As best as we can, the coaches hope to have everyone in relays. However, due to scratches, and performances during a meet, coaches will make last minute changes.

Volunteering. Any kids participating in the meet, a member of the family must sign up to volunteer during the swim meet. Volunteer sign up sheets are posted on the club bulletin board prior to meets.

For those who are new to swim meets. Here's a list of items to bring for the meet.
At least two towels
Water bottle (should be drinking throughout the day)
Goggles (2 pairs – in case one breaks)
Barracuda Swim Cap (2 pairs – in case one breaks)
Barracuda T-Shirt – if you have more than one, bring them as they tend to get wet throughout the meet
Shorts or track pants
Flip-flops for feet
Food - bananas, sandwiches, grapes, crackers, etc – preferably foods that are easily digestible and healthy

Barracuda Swimmers are expected to wear team gear at all times during the swim meet. BARRACUDA T-SHIRTS AND CAP ARE MANDATORY. The club has made a good effort to provide quality gear at an affordable cost. This will enable us to project a more "professional" image during the meet.
These items can be purchased from the equipment manager.

Swimmers should remember that they represent the Barracuda Swim Club and should always dress and act in a manner that reflects their pride in the club.

Questions? If you ever have a question regarding the swim meet, please contact a coach before the beginning of the meet.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Pre-Entry Invoices for Moose Meet

Good Afternoon everyone,
Pre-entry invoices will be handed out today at practice for our upcoming Moose Meet Invitational in April.  Included on the invoice are the individual events that your child (ren) will be entered into.  Relays have not yet been added. 
The deadline for payment is this Saturday April 2
If you are paying with your fundraising levy, please return the BOTTOM portion of the invoice with please use fundraising levy written on the page.  If you are paying with cash, it must be in an envelope with your name on it.  If you are paying by cheque, please make cheque out to PGBSC.
If you have not paid by the deadline, we will assume you DO NOT want to swim in the meet.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

FundScrip News

Help FundScript Help Japan by ordering from Pizza-Pizza and Domino's Pizza.  FundScrip will donate 5% of the total amount purchased to the Canadian Red Cross's disaster relief effort. There is no additional out of pocket donation required and your earnings will not be impacted.


Two new retailer's to FundScrip....Boston Pizza who has a introductory offer of 7% earnings from March 18 – April 14th  (Regular earnings will be at 5%) and Suzy Shier who has a introductory offer of 8% from March 29th to April 28th (Regular earnings will be at 5%).


Go to to check out other special offers for March from Chapters, Cineplex, and Blockbuster.  To view FundScrip's entire list of retailers go to .



Cathie Godden


Wednesday, 23 March 2011

WI- FI for the April Mouse Meet.

Good news...

The City of Prince George has set up a Wi-Fi account for the Mouse
Meet on the 15, 16, 17 April 2011.

Access Instructions

To connect as a wireless network guest user:
Use your wireless network connection software to connect to
Launch a web browser like Windows Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 3.
Enter the user name and password exactly as shown below:

Username: pgac
Password: april
Expiration Date: 04/18/2011-05:00

Wireless Internet Troubleshooting

Check Your Wireless Capability:
Step 1: Ensure that your wireless device is turned on / enabled and
that you are connected to 'CivicCentreWireless'

Check Your IP Configuration:
Step 1: Click START and go to your control panel
Step 2: Double click NETWORK CONNECTIONS
Step 5: Make sure that "Obtain an IP address automatically" and
"Obtain DNS server address automatically" are selected
Step 6: Click OK twice to close the 2 windows
Note: Do NOT use the Yahoo toolbar with Firefox. Launch Internet
Explorer to use Yahoo instead.

This coupon allows network access to guests and visitors. It is
intended only for the designated recipient and cannot be
transferred or resold. Usage will be monitored and may be terminated
at any time.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Dental Moose Meet

Hi Everyone
Sign up sheet for the Dental Moose Meet will be going up on the bulletin board today. A gentle reminder that parents need to participate in order for their swimmer to be able to swim at this meet. The Meet will be as follows
Friday, April 15       Warm up 4:30 – 5:30 pm
                             Events 5:30 – 8:30
Saturday, April 16   Warm up 7:00 – 8:00 am
                             Events    8:00 – 2:00
            Finals        Warm up 4:30 – 5:30 pm
                             Events     5:30 – 8:00
Sunday, April 17     Warm ups 7:00 – 8:00 am
                             Events       8:00 – 1:30
If anyone is interested, a sign up sheet will also be posted on the bulletin board for Electronics, as well as stoke and turn courses.
See you at the pool...
Christine Reid
Director of Officials

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Purdy’s Easter & Epicure

I've extended the Purdy's Easter & Epicure order deadline an extra day
to Saturday, March 19th.  Submit your order forms directly to me, or
the coaches, with attached cheque(s) made out to PGBSC for the total
amount of your order(s).  When submitting multiple orders please use
separate forms for each person ordering and include your name as well
on each form.

Purdy's can also be ordered on-line at

If you have any questions, please email me at

Cathie Godden

New Blog active

Hello all...

This weekend will mark the activation of the new PGBSC Blog. By
Monday any communication from the club will be from the address of
this message.

I am hoping the transitional will go smoothly, however if you feel you
are not getting email from the club, please let me know at


Andy Godden