Prince George Barracuda Swim Club

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Jerzy Partyka Head Coach

Jerzy Partyka has been head coach of the Prince George Barracuda Swim Club since 1993. He has international experience, having coached in both Poland and Germany. His focus is on developing swimmers to have excellent technique in order to bring them to the national level, and under his supervision the club has produced a number of top age group swimmers in Canada over the past 29 years. Jerzy’s certification includes: 

  •  A degree in Physical Education from the University of Poznan and a Masters degree in 1983.

  • A post graduate degree in coaching swimming from the University of Warsaw in 1985.

  • NCCP Level - Senior Coach

Jason Smith Head Assistant Coach

Born and raised in Southern Ontario, Jason has been a part of the club since 1999. He heard about a coaching opportunity in Prince George and figured, why not? So he got in his car and drove to Prince George in March of 1999 to begin his new adventure. That was experience itself!

Jason has been blessed to be coaching alongside Jerzy all these years.

Favourite moments in swimming: Reading about former club members succeeding in swimming on the national and international stage while thriving in university swim programs in Canada and the US. 


Kathleen Morgan Assistant Coach

Kathleen has been part of the club since 2008! 

The first seven years as a swimmer. She is currently in her 5th year as a coach. 

Kathleen is currently at UNBC majoring in English working towards becoming an elementary school teacher.

Away from school and the pool, she enjoys spending time with friends, reading and diy projects!

Sydney Hoar Assistant Coach

I’ve been apart of the swim club since 2018 and started coaching swimming shortly after. I’m currently going to UNBC majoring in history to eventually be a high school teacher. Away from swimming I enjoy hanging out with friends and reading! 

Board of Directors