Friday, 29 April 2011

clothing order

"At last, I have backpacks, duffel bags, and the rest of the clothing order!!!  I'll be at the pool on Monday, May 2 from 5 to 6 pm.  Come see me right after work or during your child's swim session!  If you can't make it on Monday email me at and we'll figure out another date and time!  Look forward to seeing you there!   Shelley Gammer"

Thanks a million!!


Prince George Barracuda Club FUNDRAISER
INFO PAGES Deliveries
We will be able to start delivering the Info Pages Directories (phone books) as early as Tuesday, May 10th
For those of you who are new to this fundraiser:
·           This is a great fundraiser for those who enjoy lots of walking. Teams of 3 people or more are recommended; it is an excellent opportunity for your kids to help earn money to earn money toward their fundraising levy for the 2011 – 2012 swim season.
·           Routes with maps will be handed out – so you will know where your delivery area is.
·           Each area will include approximately 750 – 1500 books that must be delivered door to door
·           Books can be picked up from my garage (west side of city) on
o   Tuesday, May 10th between 9:30 AM and 1:30 PM,
o   Friday, May 13th between 9:30 AM and 9:00 PM or
o   Fridays and Saturday thereafter. 

You MUST call before you come.  Ensure that you have enough people with you to load your vehicle yourselves.
To sign-up contact Marilyn King by May 1st at

Thursday, 28 April 2011

SWIM-A-THON Saturday, April 30TH

Swim-A-Thon is a National fundraising event offered by Swimming Canada.  This annual program is designed to raise funds which are used to help promote and finance amateur competitive swimming at ALL levels, from local to international.

Awards will be given out at our annual PGBSC Awards Banquet for all swimmers who complete a Mile Swim (1600m) in less than 25, 35, and 45 minutes.

Even if you don't want to participate in the fundraising option, your child WILL still be swimming in the event.

All swimmers MUST have a parent attending to record their child's times.

Swim-A-Thon packages were handed out by the coaches in February.  That package included Donation forms, Swim Family Affidavit, and a Remittance Envelope.  If you don't have your package please print out the forms located in the Parents Area of our website .

Please ensure your Remittance Envelope includes the swimmer's name, a completed Donation form, and completed Swim Family Affidavit.

Saturday's Schedule

Parents/Timers meeting is at 7:30 am

Swimmers on deck 7:45 am

Swim-A-Thon starts at 8:00 am

There is a 2 hr time limit so everyone will be finished swimming by 10 am

We've already received one donation envelope without any paperwork or even the swimmers name on it to indicate who the donation is from. You will not received a fundraising levy credit, if your Remittance Envelope is incomplete.

Any questions regarding Swim-A-Thon, please contact the coaches or myself.

Cathie Godden

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Kamloops sign up

Hi everyone,
This message is for all kids registered in D2C, D2AB, J/SD D1, Elite and Y/N
The sign up sheet for Kamloops Long Course Invitational is up on the bulletin board.  The deadline is May 7 to get your name in the list if it is your intention to participate in Kamloops.
This meet is great for the younger ones as they will have one more opportunity to improve their skills before the end of the season.
This meet is great for the older kids as they have one more opportunity to qualify for either AA, Provincials, and/or Age Group Nationals.


Hi everyone,
Just a small reminder that the annual Swim-a-thon is this coming Saturday April 30.  Kids are on deck by 7:45am and we will be starting at 8:00am SHARP!  There is a 2 hour time limit.  So, the longest anyone could be there is 10am.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Kamloops sign up list

The sign up list for Kamloops (June 3-5) is currently up on the bulletin board.  Deadline for signing up is May 7.   Anyone in D2C, D2AB, D1, J/S Dev, Elite and Y/N can attend this meet. 
It is the last invitation of the season for those in the club who are not qualified for AA's, Provincials, and/or Age Group Nationals. 
The meet is heats and finals all three days.  Anyone travelling with the club will be leaving on the Thursday and returning on the Monday.

2011 Summer camps

Good morning everyone,
Our 2011 Summer camp pamphlets are on the website.  You can find it by clicking on the Club Info tab at the top of the main page then click on Summer Camp along the left hand side of that page.
It is a great opportunity for those of you with kids 12 and under in the program who would like to improve on their skills.  As well as any friends that they would like to bring along. 
If you know of someone who has kids 12 and under who is thinking about joining in the fall; attending the camp is also a great opportunity for them to 'get their feet wet' so to speak.
If you have any questions regarding the camp, send me an email.

Info Pages

Prince George Barracuda Club FUNDRAISER

INFO PAGES Deliveries

Once again we have renewed our agreement to deliver the Info Pages Directories (phone books).  The books will be ready for delivery on Tuesday, May 10th.  

If you are interested in taking an area, please email me ASAP.  If you were involved last year, and would like to deliver to the same area, I will do my best to accommodate that request.  

For those of you who are new to this fundraiser:

This is a great fundraiser for those who enjoy lots of walking. Teams of 3 people or more are recommended; itis an excellent opportunity for your kids to help earn money to earn money toward their fundraising levy for the 2011 – 2012 swim season.
Routes with maps are available for all delivery areas.
Each area will include approximately 750 – 1500 books that must be delivered door to door; you will earn$.20/book (certain premiums apply to areas of the city that have less dense housing – e.gThe HartBeaverley– where the houses are spread far apart.)  
Depending on the number of people interested, more than one area may be available per family.
Books can be picked up from my garage (west side of city) on Tuesday, May 10th, or on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays thereafter.  You MUST call before you come.  Ensure that you have enough people with you to load your vehicle yourselves.
To sign-up contact Marilyn King by May 1st


Monday, 18 April 2011

Thank you for swim meet

Thank you to all the people who helped us host another successful Barracuda Swim Meet.  It is well recognized in the swimming community that the PGBSC hosts well run meets.  We would not be able to do this without the many volunteers who donate their time.  In order to ensure that there are always adequately trained people for all positions we are constantly training people to perform new tasks.  This past weekend we conducted a significant amount to training.  At every meet we always have volunteers that no longer have swimmers in the club.  This is amazing and we appreciate their help and the expertise they bring.  If you find yourself working alongside one of these individuals at future meets please thank them.


Once again, the Prince George Dental Community provided us with financial support for this meet. Thank you to Dr. Ozcan for soliciting the dental community for sponsorshipThe meet program had a list of dentists and orthodontists that sponsored the Moose Meet.  If you noticed your dentists/orthodontists name on that list please take the time to thank them at your next visit.  


Hope to see everyone in November for the Northern Sprint Meet.


Karl Tress

Meet Manager


On behalf of the Executive of the Prince George Barracuda Swim Club, we would like to extend our thanks and appreciation for a job well done this past weekend.  Thank-you to all the volunteers who put in countless hours to make this a success and special thanks to those who gave up their entire weekend to make this a very successful meet.  We pride ourselves in running the best meets in all of BC and you were all instrumental in carrying on this tradition.  See you at the pool!

Best Regards,

Sheila Nelson

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Meet results update

Due to a problem with Shaw Internet we are unable to update meet results for Sundays swim meet event. Sorry if this has caused you any problems

Andrew (Andy) Godden
Office / Cell 250-277-1638

Sent from my iPhone

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Meet result

You can find meet results from this week end swim meet at or on your IPhone with the app Live Splits

Thursday, 14 April 2011

New Sponsor Announcement

I'm pleased to announce that Telus is one of our sponsors for this weekend's Dental Moose Meet.  For our Sunday raffle they have donated the new Xbox 360 250Gig as a prize.  Tickets will be sold for $2.00/each.

During the swim meet Telus will have a table set-up in the foyer to promote their new Optik TV now available in Prince George.  Please stop to help support our generous sponsor.  You can also find out more about Optik TV at

Cathie Godden

Picture tish week end

We will not have our regular photographer this weekend to snap pictures of the event.  Therefore I would be interested to know if there is someone who could fill this roll this week end. 


In addition if anyone snaps a picture this weekend, could they send it to me them at



Webmaster PGBSC



Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Wireless access at the swim meet

The city will provide wireless access during this weekend swim meet. The username and password is as follows

User - pgac
Password - April

Question please ask

Andrew (Andy) Godden
Office / Cell 250-277-1638

Sent from my iPhone

warm up times for this weekend

Hi everyone.
Below are the warm up times for this weekend. 
Moose meet warm up times on deck this weekend are:
Friday 4:30pm
Saturday 7:00am and 4:30pm (We have finals this year on Saturday. All 11 and over relays will be swum at the end of Finals on Saturday.)
Sunday 7:00am
Therefore everyone is to be on deck 20 minutes prior to the above times.
Below is a link to the 'What to Do List' for Swim meets.  It's very helpful for those who are new to the club.

Set up Friday

Hi everyone,
We will be needing 4-5 volunteers for set up this Friday starting at 12 noon.  If you can help out that would be greatly appreciated.  Send either Jerzy or I a reply stating if you can.

Monday, 11 April 2011

easter weekend schedule

Good Morning,
There will only be Saturday practice Easter weekend.  Good Friday and Easter Monday practices for all groups are cancelled.

kelowna sign up

Good Morning everyone,
Just a small reminder that the deadline for signing up for Kelowna (May 6-8) is this Saturday April 16.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Swim meet

Just a reminder that I am still looking for helpers to make food and serve drinks for the Moose Meet...if you have any questions please contact Kris at 2509621934...also there is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board!!

Fwd: Blog Announcement...tks!

If you haven't picked up your Purdy's & Epicure orders yet I will be at the pool tonight from 6 – 7:30 pm.  If you cannot pick up your order please email me so we can arrange another date & time.



Cathie Godden

Barracuda Clothing Order

The latest Barracuda clothing order has arrived.  I'll be at the pool on Friday, April 8 from 5 to 6:00 for those who have ordered clothing.    A note, though, the duffel bag and backpacks haven't come in yet.  I'll will inform those who orderd when these items arrive.   Thanks

Shelley Gammer... 


Just a reminder that Swim-A-Thon will be held on April 30th. The packages were distributed last month by the coaches, one pkg per family. Please email me if you did not receive your pkg.
> Cathie Godden

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

May June Schedule

Starting May 1, the practice schedule will change slightly for all groups EXCEPT Swim School, D3 and D2C.  The updated schedule will be available on the website in the next day of two.  Please view the schedule and if you have any questions, let me know.

Kelowna meet sign up

Hi everyone.
The sign up list for the Kelowna meet is up on the bulletin board.  The meet is May 6-8. The club will be leaving PG on Thursday May 5 and returning to PG on Monday May 9.  Swimmers with a time of 4:00 or faster to sign up.  I will be posting a list tomorrow of who is qualified for the meet.

Volunteers for Electronics

Hi Everyone,
This is just a reminder of the upcoming Electronics course this weekend
and the sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board at the
Aquatics Centre.
We have an objective to recruit new people to help run the electronic
timing equipment for the upcoming meet as we will require a
minimum of four (4) people for each day (Fri, Sat & Sun). Currently these
spots are vacant and they need to be filled for us to run
the meet successfully. The positions are lots of fun and you have the
best seats in the house! If you are interested in
volunteering for one of these spots please indicate it on the sign-up
sheet and let myself (Chris Bailey - or
Sheila Nelson ( ) know ASAP as the meet is only a
few days away.
Feel free to contact either one of us if you have any questions.
Chris Bailey

fundraising opportunity

The club has been presented with a fundraising opportunity on Sunday, April 10th to sweep the Lakewood Dental parking lot.


We will be starting at 12 pm, working approx 2 – 3 hrs, and are required to bring our own brooms and supplies.  All money earned will be equally split among the participants and applied as a credit to their Fundraising Levies.


You must be committed to arriving on time and staying until the job is complete.  Deadline for signing up is Friday, April 8th at 6 pm.  Please email me if you want to participate.



Cathie Godden


Purdy's & Epicure

The Purdy's & Epicure orders have arrived and are ready to be picked up.  I'll be at the pool tonight to distribute from 6 – 7:30 pm and on Wednesday night from 6 – 7 pm.



Cathie Godden


Sunday, 3 April 2011

Club members competing at World Trials in Victoria

Katie Mann, Haley Black and Danica Ludlow were in Victoria last week at the 2011 World Trials and 5km 'Open Water' National Pool Championships.  Below are their results.
Haley Black
200 butterfly 45th 2:35.85
50 butterfly 48th 29.83
100 butterfly 57th 1:06.49
Danica Ludlow
400 freestyle 15th 4:19.79 *new club record*
100 freestyle 58th 59.40
1500 freestyle 21st 17:50.96 *new club record*
200 freestyle 30th 2:05.81
100 backstroke 53rd 1:08.26
50 freestyle 44th 27.67
800 freestyle 15th 9:03.26 *new club record*
Katie Mann
200 breaststroke 39th 2:43.02 *new club record*
400 IM 31st 5:07.01
100 Breaststroke 43rd 1:16.93 *tied existing club record*
50 breaststroke 44th 35.52
100 backstroke 55th 1:08.43 *new club record*
200 IM 50th 2:26.42 *new club record*
The competition will determine Swimming Canada's team for the 2011 FINA World Championships this summer in Shanghai, China.
To qualify for Canada's Worlds team, swimmers need to win the race, provided that it's part of the Olympic program, and meet the required "Fina B" time standard. A second place finish could also result in an athlete being selected, provided that the "Fina A" time standard is met.

Swimming Canada will also be selecting its team for the 2011 Junior World Championships in Lima, Peru as well as finalizing the selection of the 2011 Universiade Team that will compete in Shenzhen, China.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Moose meet fees deadline

Good Afternoon everyone,
Just a reminder for those registered in D2C, D2AB, D1, JSD, Elite and Y/N.
The deadline for payment of the Moose meet entries is tomorrow.  Everyone was given an invoice Monday and Tuesday of this week.  Those that did not receive them by Wednesday, I sent emails too.
Fees can be given directly to me.