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Hello Barracuda Families!

First of all, the executive is excited to see growth in our numbers starting out the 2021/22 season! It has been a
challenging couple years for the club and we are thrilled to see the partnerships develop between the club, Barracuda
families and the City of Prince George. Behind the scenes it has taken a lot of maneuvering to continually adjust the
programming with changing demands and a very big thank you to our coaching staff for working through those challenges.

We are looking forward to getting our swimmers back into racing and are looking at several options to see what can be accomplished in the current climate.

In many ways this is a season of change for the club as we have some new faces land on the executive as some long
standing members have transitioned through the board with their swimmers moving on. Some of these folks have
stayed with the executive several years after their children left the program. We have been lucky to have such a great
leadership and I would like to thank Kerim Ozcan, Kelly Esopenko and Marylin King for their years of service and
continued support. These folks are all high level officials as well so we will be lucky to have them around as our meets
continue in the future. Please take some time to thank them in person as their dedication of the last several years have guided the club to where it is today.

We also have several of the executive that are continuing on in their positions. Big thank you to Cindy Thomson, Tracy
Williams and Sarah Gray for their continued support to the club. A special shout out to Cindy Thomson as the treasurers role has been extremely challenging with the changes to our clubs operation this past couple years. Cindy has put a lot of time in to help navigate those changes and programs in order to keep the club in a positive position.

With the changes in executive I have stepped into the Presidents role for this year. Our family has been a part of the
club going on six years and have enjoyed the friendships that have been made while building up our kids skills and
confidence in the water. I also swam with the Masters program, although quite slowly, through that time as well.

We have added Clayton Wilkinson as our Vice President and Nicole Ellington as our Fundraising Director. Marylin King has agreed to stay on the executive to help us transition a new Travel and Meet Director into the group. We would love to find someone within the club to help us fill the Travel and Meet Director moving forward. If anyone is interested in taking on the role of Travel and Meet Director, please contact me for more information about this position.

Lastly, looking forward we hope that you and your families take some time to enjoy the changing season and holidays
that are coming! We appreciate your support and look forward to a successful 2021/22 season!

Take care,

Mark Grasley
Barracudas Swim Club
[email protected]