Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club

Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club


Day 2 of the Northern Lights Invitational 🏴‍☠️⚡️🏴‍☠️
Thank you Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club for hosting!
Wishing all our Pirates swimming in the Pirate Zombie Disco Apocalypse today the best of luck!
We would like to thank all our volunteers for making this day happen!
Go Pirates!!!!!!
Thanks to everyone who made the trip! Silver Rays Swimming Club Strathcona County Edson Orca Swim Club Ponoka Pool Sharks Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club Bonnyville Requins Swim Club St. Paul Barracudas Swim Club
Good Afternoon Piranhas Family!

The Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club was selected to work at the Dream Home selling tickets again this year! And we could not be more excited about this to be there this week!!

If you haven't been to the Dream Home yet, or want to take a look again, this is the week to go! Come and visit our competitive Club Members at the Dream Home, purchase your tickets, which come in several different package options, and help us sell out the Dream Home!

In just a few short weeks one lucky winner will be taking home this years' 1.4 MILLION DOLLAR Grand Prize Home!

Not mention the Cash Jackpot for the 50/50 is over $340,000 - winner keeps half! Get 75 tickets in your name with the Fantastic 50/50 Package. What will you do with your winnings?

Dream Home tickets start at $100. Cash Cow Calendar tickets mean you can win up to $10,000 a day in May and YES!! you can win more than once!

Right now, the people of Ukraine could use something to Dream about.
Your ticket purchase gives you the chance to Dream a little, and Help a lot.

Now through April, 20% of Dream Home tickets sold
Will go to the Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund.

The Dream Home is located in Taylor Estates. Viewing Hours....

Thursdays & Fridays 6pm-9pm
Saturdays & Sundays 11am-5pm
Open Extended Hours
Monday April 4th & Tuesday April 5th Noon - 9pm
anyone interested in this NEW (never worn tags still on) race suit . Its a women's size 25 ( which I assumed would be a women's size 4 ) but honestly fits 2x smaller and would reasonably fit a youth age 10 -12 years old . I've added the size chart ( that is out to lunch ) for reference. Asking $130
Grande Prairie Piranhas swimmer Catherine Minic picked up the Female Athlete of the Year Award at the virtual Northwest Alberta Sport Excellence Awards on March 12.
Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club
Have you seen our amazing nominees for this year's Northwest Alberta Sport Excellence Awards? Be sure to read up on their bios and accomplishments. The ceremony is March 12, 2021 to announce our winner.

Grande Prairie Gymnastics & Cheerleading Gymniks All Stars Cheerleading Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club Wapiti Nordic Ski Club GP Martial Arts Club House Gladiator Peace Country Ringette Swan City FC Swan City Basketball GPRC Wolves Grande Prairie Skating Club
Congratulations to Catherine Minic! You have been nominated for Female Athlete of the Year at the 2021 Northwest Alberta Sport Excellence Awards!

Catherine trains and competes for the Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club and dedicates over 20hrs per week in and out the
water to improving her performances. Her swimming career to date includes breaking Provincial records, being a National Age
Group Champion and an identified talented athlete for Swimming Canada. This is her last full time season with the club before
she graduates high school and moves on to the Indiana University to continue her swimming career.

Interested in submitting a nomination? Visit:
for more information.
Congratulations to Alex Dawson! You have been nominated for Coach of the Year at the 2021 Northwest Alberta Sport Excellence Awards!

Since joining the Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club in the summer of 2015, Director of Swimming Alex Dawson has had a tremendous impact on competitive swimming in Northern Alberta. In the last 5 years, Alex has increased competitive membership in the Club from about 60 members to just over 120 members. The Club's Learn to Swim Program has increased from 100 swimmers in 2015 to 350 swimmers, pre-pandemic. This makes the GP Piranhas one of the largest Swim Clubs operating in the Province. Competitively, the Club is ranked in the top 10 in the Province and is consistently represented on the podium at provincial-level championships. Additionally, the Club Boasts swimmers attending National competitions, including the Olympic trials. The Club is also proud to support an future NCAA Division 1 swimmer in Katherine Minic.

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Alex has continued to offer young athletes in Northern Alberta well-structured and engaging ways to remain active in the sport of competitive swimming.

The GP Piranhas is a Club other Clubs talk about and that is due to the exceptional leadership of Alex Dawson.

Interested in submitting a nomination? Visit:
for more information.
So exciting! 2020 Female Athlete of the Year Nominee for the Northwest Alberta Sport Excellence Awards and Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club's very own Catherine Minic has worked hard and received and invitation to Swimming Canada Olympic Trials in April!

One of only a handful Swim Alberta swimmers achieving an invite!

Way to go! We are cheering you on and can't wait to watch your journey over the next few months!
The 2021 Northwest Alberta Sport Excellence Awards are coming to YOU on March 12, 2021! They are taking the ceremony virtual and opening up the categories. Stay up-to-date by visiting The goal is to create a night to honour the achievements of our amateur athletes and the coaches, volunteers, sport leaders and corporations that support them. The categories will recognize athletes, coaches and volunteers’ accomplishments from January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.

Nominations open January 1, 2021
Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club
We wanted to recognize the winners of last year's Northwest Alberta Sport Excellence Awards. We are so proud of them and can't wait to see the amazing nominees for 2021!

Coach of the Year - Luis Martinez Gladiators MAA
Developmental Coach of the Year - Alain Johnson Road Warriors Taekwondo
Female Athlete of the Year - Mary Helen Hopkins
JR. Female Athlete of the Year - Jordan Greber Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club
Male Athlete of the Year - Ian Stoby Champion Gym, Gladiators MAA
JR. Male Athlete of the Year - Kobe Grocholski Town of Beaverlodge
Outstanding Official - CJ Senkow Hockey Alberta
Unsung Hero - Douglas Vandemark Grovedale FigureSkating Club
Sport Builder - Krista Mitchell Triple Terrain Trail Trekkers Run Group
Community Sportsmanship - Tara Melezko
Team of the Year - Northern Lights Baseball Academy AAA U18
Sport Event of the Year - Municipal District of Greenview No. 16 2019 Men's & Master Men's Canadian Fast Pitch Championships Softball Canada Gp Pirates

Interested in nominating someone for this year? Visit to learn how!

Our team is a year round competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities.


Mark your calendars, we're excited to announce the Eastlink Centre Triathlon is back, with a new date of July 10, 2022!

The triathlon has been an Eastlink Centre tradition since 2017, creating a valued sporting opportunity in the community for athletes of all ages and fitness levels.

With the provincial COVID-19 regulations now lifted, the event is pleased to return this year as part of the 10-year anniversary celebration.

Read more information about the triathlon in our latest media release here: register today and see the event listing at:


Congratulations to our new Swim Alberta festival North qualifiers on day 1 of our home swim meet Northern Lights

Victoria Bourgoin
Kehlan Duncan
James Parsons
William Ding

Let’s keep the fast swimming into day 2! 💪🔥🤩

Photos from Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club's post 05/06/2022

One more sleep to the Northern Lights Invitational Swim Meet! We have teams coming from all over Alberta & B.C to our largest ever swim meet! Thank you to all that are attending and to our meet & medal sponsors!


Congratulations to Ryker Singer on his qualification to SA Festival North this June! Amazing swimming for an 8 year old at the PZDA swim meet this weekend!

Photos from Swim Alberta's post 04/30/2022

Photos from Swim Alberta's post


Congratulations to the following athletes that made the 2022 Swim Alberta Emerge Team!

Cascade Swimming NoseCreek SwimAssociation Edmonton Keyano Swim Club Red Deer Catalina Swim Club Triton Swimming Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club Calgary Swimming Okotoks Mavericks Swimming

For more team selections and criteria visit:

#swimab #swimming


Decent performance from the team during day 3 finals of the Western Championships. Mikayla, Marley, Jessie placing in Youth B finals of the 200m Backstroke & 100m Butterfly. Dominik 8th 400m free Youth A final. Jordan 9th Open 50m Breaststroke. Marissa 4th & Jordan GOLD 200m Backstroke Youth A final. Last day tomorrow all the best!


Strong second day final Performances at Western Championships. Jessie C, Mikayla L, Marley M, Dominik K & Ollie D all contested B finals producing faster swims to move them further up the rankings in the Breaststroke and IM events. Marissa L finished 7th in the Youth 400m IM. Jordan Greber claimed the BRONZE in the Open 50m Backstroke.


Congratulations to Hudson Frayn on his first Canadian Junior Championship qualifying time in the 100m Breaststroke at the Western Championships.


Day 1 finals at Western Championship produced 7 finals and two podium finishes for the team! Marley & Jessie contested the 200m Breaststroke Youth B finals. Dominik the B final of the 200m Freestyle . Oliver finished 6th in the 200m Breaststroke Youth A final & Marissa 6th in the 100m Backstroke Youth A final. Dominik set a new club record in the 1500m Freestyle and claimed a youth BRONZE medal. Jordan Greber achieved the GOLD medal in the youth 100m Backstroke final. Well done all!


Way to go Jordan!

Junior Pan Pacs selections shine at 2022 Speedo Western Canadian Swimming Championships


Great morning sessions for the Piranhas! Back for finals tonight for Jordan, Marissa, Marley, Jessie, Dominik & Ollie! Let go 🔥💪🤩

The 2022 Speedo Western Championships finals starts at 6:00 pm MT. Find the livestream, heat sheets and live results here:…


The 2022 Speedo Western Championships starts at 9:00 am MT. Find the livestream and heat sheets here:

Rectec-Live streaming 04/21/2022

Rectec-Live streaming

All the best to the 9 swimmers competing at the Swimming Canada Western Championships starting tomorrow! Heats & finals can be viewed here

Rectec-Live streaming Join us for the 2022 Speedo Western Championships hosted by Swimming Canada and Edmonton Keyano Swim Club at the Kinsmen Sports Centre in Edmonton. We look forward to seeing you on our streaming site!

Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club - Lesson Registration 04/18/2022

Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club - Lesson Registration

Is your child scared of the water or wanting to take the plunge and swim their first few strokes unaided?
Or looking to improve their stroke skills and taking their first steps towards competitive swimming?
Our learn to swim program offers a variety of classes from beginners to advanced taught by certified instructors.
If you would like further information on classes we offer or to view the schedule please visit

Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club - Lesson Registration Registering for swim lessons.

Piranhas 50/50 Cash Raffle Travel Fundraiser! 04/14/2022

Piranhas 50/50 Cash Raffle Travel Fundraiser!

The Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club is a not-for-profit competitive swim club. Our swimmers compete in different levels of swim meets throughout the year from here at home in Grande Prairie to as far as Toronto for national meets. This year some of our squads have been invited to attend the TRU Wolfpack Invitational in Kamloops, BC.
We are hosting a 50/50 cash raffle to help reduce their travel related expenses. All money raised through this 50/50 will help offset the cost of airfare, hotel and other travel related expenses.
Our swimmers work incredibly hard both in and out of the water to reach their goals. Now is our time to show them just how proud we are of their accomplishments but supporting their 50/50 Raffle.
Thank you for your continued support of the Grande Prairie Piranhas Swim Club and our swimmers.

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Timeline photos 04/13/2022

Another great achievement for Jordan Greber! It took a provincial record to make the Junior Pan Pacific Canadian team! Well earned well deserved!


Congratulations to Jordan Greber on her selection to the Canadian Junior Pan Pacific team!

National Development Team Program announces squads for international competitions
Dévoilement de l’équipe du programme national de développement en vue de compétitions internationales


That’s it for this trio at Swimming Canada Trials! Lots of lessons learned! On to the next swim meet! Well done all!


Last up is Ollie D 200m Breaststroke at Canadian Trials. Fastest morning swim ever. Great progress for the young lad at his first national competition.


Congratulations to Jordan Greber on winning the Junior 200m Backstroke final at Swimming Canada Trials!


Last day at Canadian Trials for the girls in the 200m Backstroke. Marissa outside her best but a great learning experience swimming against Olympians. Jordan back for the Junior final tonight.


Jordan Greber finishes 33rd overall at Canadian Trials in the 50m Breaststroke with a new best time and club record!


Ollie D finish 30th Junior, 46th overall with his fastest morning swim ever in the 100m Breaststroke at Canadian Trials. His first national level competition and is one of the youngest swimmers at the meet! Well done!


Congratulation to the following swimmers that have qualified for Swim Alberta Summer Provincials as a top 20 performer in their age category for short course competitions September to March:

Anna Johnson
Jensen Wiegel
Kayla Mazurkwich
Brittyn Talbot
Mya Monsen

Stella Robinson
Marley Monsen
Ava Thomas

Wyllo Lindberg
Mikayla Laurin

Maddox Woodruff
Cade Talbot
Mick Aldred

Henrico Jordaan
Zachary Johnson
Brandon Stanton

Oliver Dawson
Hudson Frayn

Dominik Kwiecien

Boy u15 & girls u14 can still qualify for Summer Provincials by racing long course. Swimmers ranked top 20 long course in events 400m or shorter, as of June 15 will qualify for the competition! So let’s see if we can add to this list!


50m Backstroke prelims at Canadian Trials this morning. Marissa 24th overall & 14th Junior. Jordan 10th overall & 5th Junior in a club record. Well done girls!


Congratulations to Jordan Greber on a Swimming CanadaJunior final win, u18 bronze medal and Swim Alberta 15yr old Provincial record! 🔥💪🤩


First morning prelims at Canadian Swimming Trials seen Jordan and Marissa taking on their first events. Jordan finished 9th Junior in the 200m IM. Marissa 15th Junior in the 100m Backstroke just of her lifetime best set. Jordan in a new best time will be back for the 100m Backstroke Junior final tonight! Well done girls lots of lessons learned and a great experience racing the best in Canada.

Photos from Swim Alberta's post 04/05/2022

Photos from Swim Alberta's post


CBC Sports - Broadcast Schedule

The Canadian Swimming Trials start Tuesday April 5th and the Piranhas have three swimmers attending the competition. All sessions will be streamed live on CBC Sports, with commentary for the finals from former national team swimmers Jasen Pratt and Sarah Mailhot. Live streams can be watched with the free CBC Gem streaming service, at as well as through the CBC Sports app for iOS and Android devices. For the full streaming schedule see

Prelims start at 9:30am with our swimmer's scheduled below. Hopefully they produce some fast morning performances and come back for evening finals scheduled to start at 6:00pm.
200m IM Jordan Greber
100m Backstroke Jordan Greber & Marissa Laurin
50m Backstroke Jordan Greber & Marissa Laurin
100m Breaststroke Ollie Dawson
50m Breaststroke Jordan Greber
200m Backstroke Jordan & Marissa Laurin
400m IM Jordan Greber
200m Breaststroke Oliver Dawson

CBC Sports - Broadcast Schedule


Champions olympiques, champions paralympiques et champions du monde aux Essais canadiens de natation Bell


Champions olympiques, champions paralympiques et champions du monde aux Essais canadiens de natation Bell

Grande Prairie Piranhas accomplish historic result at provincials championship 03/29/2022

Grande Prairie Piranhas accomplish historic result at provincials championship

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