Pool of Fame - 2005

2005 Inductees

Please note that these inductee write-ups were written in 2005.

Builders

Gun Odegard

  1.  1948 - 1956 was a member of the Swedish National Dive Team, which traveled all over Europe.

  2. 1956 came to Canada - competed nationally in diving.

  3. 1971 - started for North Vancouver Recreation Commission as diving instructor and coached the summer diving programme.

  4. 1972 - 1985 was volunteer dive coach for the North Vancouver Cruisers.

  5. 1975 established N.V. Diving as a winter diving programme.

  6. 1982 - 1994 Gun was B.C. Provincial Diving Coordinator.

  7. 1990 she merged N.V. Diving Club and Summer Diving Club to form the N.V. Diving Society, which exists today.

  8. Gun is a National Level High Performance Diving Coach.

  9. 2005 she is still on executive of N.V.D.S. and is V&D Diving Director - BCSSA

Newsmakers

Tracy Wilson Kinsella

  1. Started with BCSSA in 1967 with Coquitlam Sharks; moved to Port Moody Aquarians in 1970. Her whole family was involved in swimming for years.

  2. Went to provincials 3 times in swimming and also qualified in diving.

  3. Started skating in Coquitlam and then moved to Port Moody Inlet Skating Club.

  4. Won Bronze medal at Calgary Olympics with Ice Dance partner Rob McCall.

  5. Has worked for CBC, CBS, NBC, ABC as a skating commentator analyst for all international skating events including Olympics since 1990.

  6. Was chosen as one of the best commentators in U.S.

  7. Is married and has 2 boys in Triple A hockey and a daughter who just likes to skate. Are we surprised at their activities!

  8. Congratulations, Tracy!

Competitors

Scott Patterson

  1. Scott swam for the Richmond Kigoos from age 9 - 16 (1982) Qualified for provincials in fly and Freestyle. BCSSA years were wonderful.

  2. He lost both legs in an industrial accident while working at the fish cannery.

  3. His competitiveness still prevailed despite his disabilities. He started competing in Triathlons (swims, handcycles, and wheelchairs) He is now on the Canadian National Triathlon Team.

  4. He is also skiing on Canada's National Para Olympic Team in events - Giant Slalom (Bronze Medal at Salt Lake Olympics), Downhill and Slalom.

  5. Scott will be representing Canada at Turin Winter Olympics - 2006.

  6. Prior to Turin he will be competing in France and Austria in October; January 2006 World Cup events in Japan, Korea and Italy all before Turin.

  7. Pretty hard to keep up with this athlete. Well done, Scott.