Hello Everyone and Welcome to the 2017 Barracudas Season,


Included is some important information for new and returning families.

We will be holding a Parent Meeting for New Families on May 1st @ 4:30 pm @ Bonsor Pool in the Multiple Purpose Room 1 (second floor). A General Parents Meeting for returning families will be held at 4:30pm at Central Park Pool on Friday May 5th. New parents are encouraged to review the BCSSA Parents Resource Guide to learn more about BCSSA and summer competitionhttp://www.bcsummerswimming.com/docs/ReferenceGuides-ParentResourceGuide.pdf

All swim practices begin on May 1st. Junior Prep groups will held at Bonsor until May 13th and will begin training at Central Park on May 15th. All other swim groups will train at Central Park Pool from May 1st.

Water Polo begins May 3rd at Central Park. Weekend water polo practices will be held at Bonsor until May 14th. As of May 15th all water polo practices will be held at Central Park Pool.

Swimming

Our coaches will assess all NEW swimmers to the club on May 1st.

If you are unable to attend the assessment times provided please contact our registrarregistrar@burnabybarracudas.comto inform you which group you will be swimming with.

At that time, you can refer to the practice schedules on our website to confirm your practice times for the season

See Practice Schedules Here

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! JUNE 2nd we are holding our first development Meet open to 6&under swimmers as well as Div. 1 & 2 swimmers! This will be a fun event for all! Details to come.

Our Grand Prix Meet will be held on JUNE 4th and 5th. Stay Tuned for details and volunteering opportunities.


Water Polo

Water Polo:

We are happy to coordinate a Try Water Polo session for athletes who are interested or curious about the sport. Please contact our Director of Water Polo, Stacey Milne at waterpolo@burnabybarracudas.com


We are fortunate this year to have very skilled coaches join our coaching staff!

Our First Scrimmage opportunities will take place on May ...! Stay Tuned for details!

Lots of playing time will be available for everyone and we will be providing plenty of tournament opportunities throughout the season!

Diving

TBA as we have not yet secured a Diving coach for the season. We will provide an update on the 2017 diving program in mid-May.

Please note we encourage all of our members to come out and try all our Aquatic Programs at anytime throughout the season! If you have questions regarding our programming please contactregistrar@burnabybarracudas.com

Officials Clinics

Our club urgently needs more parents to be trained and volunteer as deck officials for the season. All families who chose to complete their volunteer hours in this way will only need to complete 25 instead of 30 volunteer hours. Parents interested in officiating must complete a 1.5 hour training session. See training dates below. Please email our Director of Officials, Karen Chiang, atmeetmanager@burnabybarracudas.comto sign-up or if you have more questions.
Tuesday May 9 S&T BCSSA office
Monday May 15 S&T Poirier Rec Centre Coquitlam
Wednesday, May 24 S&T Hyde Creek Rec Centre PoCo
Tuesday, May 30 Starter/Ref BCSSA office
Monday, June 5 S&T BCSSA office

Team Gear
Team swim suits, water polo suits, goggles, caps and much more will be available for purchase at Central Park on Wednesdays throughout the month of May or email our team gear coordinator, Lorie Siulorie.siu@gmail to enquire.

TAS Garage Sale
May 6th @ 10:00am-4:00pm
NORTH VANCOUVER
104-2411 Dollarton Hwy.
North Vancouver, BC

They will be offering 25% off everything and 50-80% off Blow Out ITEMS!
They have everything your swimmer, WP Player and Diver will need!

2017 Provincials Accommodations

Provincials will be held in Kamloops this year. We have blocked off rooms at the Coast Hotel in Kamloops
1250 Rogers Way, Kamloops BC, V1S 1N5 Tel: (250) 828-6660
Comfort Rooms with 2 queen beds.

Please note Provincials will take place from August 14th-20th. Water Polo is on Aug 14th-16th, Diving is on August 17th, and Swimming begins on August 18th- 20th. We recommend booking early. Please note you are able to cancel reservations or change them if needed. The cost for rooms range from $139.00 -$179.00 plus tax depending on the number of occupants. When you call, please let them know you are with the Burnaby Barracudas.

We look forward to meeting everyone soon!

Sincerely,

The Burnaby Barracudas Aquatics Club Executive Team