Wednesday, May 24, 2017

TAC Swim CLinics

TAC will be hosting swim clinics for the upcoming 2017 Summer League swim season. There will be two clinics per day, one focusing on freestyle and backstroke, and the other one focusing on breaststroke and butterfly. I have been told by TAC officials that they will be held by elite coaches and swimmers and they guarantee a great learning experience. These clinics are $30 per person per session and are as follows: 

Tuesday 5/30 Freestyle, Backstroke, and starts and turns 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday 5/30 Breaststroke, Butterfly, and starts and turns 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Wednesday 5/31 Breaststroke, Butterfly, and starts and turns 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday 5/31 Freestyle and Backstroke, and starts and turns 6:30pm - 7:30pm

You are able to sign up for any of the sessions by either going to TAC's online registration ( or calling their front desk (919-459-4045). This is a chance for some practice and refreshers before the season begins! 

DISCLAIMER: These clinics are NOT affiliated with the TAC Titans Swim Team, they are clinics run through their Swim Academy. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017



Sunday, July 16, 2017

All TSA summer league programs are invited to this single-day championship swim meet this summer on Sunday, July 16 in the A.E. Finley Athletic Center at Ravenscroft School.  10 and Unders will swim in the morning and 11 and olders will be in the afternoon.  Meet entries are due no later than July 10, 2017.  Swimmers are limited to four individual events.  A waiver is needed from each participant.  Meet information is attached.  If you have any questions, please contact Cara Cameron,

Visit for the official meet information and needed forms.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Good evening TSA reps!
As many of you know, each year for the past three, we, the Meredith Townes Mudpuppies, have partnered with the Swim-Across-America Foundation to host a swim-fundraiser to benefit cancer research. We do this to honor our first head coach, Dr. Brian Goldman, who lost his fight with cancer two years ago.

This year, the event will again be held at the Triangle Aquatic Center, where swimmers from all over Wake County will join us to partake in a one mile simulated open-water swim in the competition pool, a water polo clinic, and, always a fan-favorite, a series of stroke technique clinics led by swimming and water polo Olympians, National Master’s Champions, Champion Open Water Swimmers, and Division 1 swimming coaches. There will be time after the clinics to get autographs, talk with the coaches about swimming in college, and even take pictures with your favorite swimmers and their medals! This is a great event for summer leaguers, for year-round swimmers, and for prospective year-round swimmers.

The inaugural one mile swim was a hit last year, with almost 100 swimmers from age 8-80 participating, including a five time Invictus Games Gold medalist, Raleigh Area Masters’ swimmers, Summer league teams, and even relay teams! Head to the address below to register, and create your relay team today!
In keeping with Coach Brian’s original goals for this clinic, it will be held this year just prior to the start of the season. This is by design! This way, TSA swimmers can go into the season with some new skills and techniques that will serve them well for the entire season! Here are the particulars, and the website to register:

WHEN: June 11, 2017 from 2-6 PM

WHERE: Triangle Aquatic Center
275 Convention Drive
Cary, NC 27511

1:30 - 2:00 PM - Registration Open
2:00 - 2:15 PM - 1st Opening Ceremonies
2:15 - 3:15 PM - Brians Mile of Hope
3:30 - 3:45 PM - 2nd Opening Ceremonies with High
Five Line
3:45 - 5:15 PM - Olympic Clinics for Swimming and Water Polo
5:15 - 6:00 PM - Autographs with Clinicians
On behalf of the Mudpuppies, thank you to all who have attended our previous Olympian Clinics. Spread the word! Sign up today and be part of the best one yet!
See you on deck,
Steve Ross

Meredith Townes Mudpuppies

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hello TSA Reps!
We offer 3 methods in which your clubs may obtain TSA Stroke and Turn certification. Each club must have at least one certified official.  However, I would recommend that you have more than 2 to ensure you have coverage at your swim meets.

1) The preferred method for TSA Stroke and Turn certification is attendance at an in person Stroke and Turn clinic. 
MEGA CLINICS (starter, stroke & turn, coaches all in one day):
- Saturday, May 13th at the Triangle Aquatics Center (TAC) 275 Convention Drive, Cary, NC 27511
- Saturday May 20th at the North Hills Country Club, 4824 Yadkin Drive Raleigh, NC, 27609
Starter's Clinic: 7:30 am
Stroke and Turn Clinic: 8:45 am *
Coaches Clinic- 11:00 am - until 12:30 pm MUST STAY FOR THE ENTIRE CLINIC, no exceptions, plan accordingly

- Tuesday May, 23rd 7pm Planter's Walk Clubhouse - 901 Lynwood Road, Knightdale, 27545
- Tuesday, May 30th 7pm Scott's Mill Clubhouse - 201 Scotts Ridge Trail Apex, NC 27502 *
- Wednesday, May 31st 7pm Lochmere Highlands Clubhouse - 200 Loch Highlands Dr, Cary, NC 27518
Note: Stroke and Turn Clinics with an (*) will have the opportunity for stroke and turn judges to see
swimmers in the water to facilitate their training. Excellent opportunity for judges!!!
2) If your club has an USA Swimming or NCHSAA Swimming certified official, please send a copy of their current certification card to to be added to the 2017 approved Stroke and Turn list. 

3) Finally, we offer an on-line Stroke and Turn certification for a cost of $24.99.   The on-line link is:  . Once you have selected the course, a dropdown will allow for the parent to choose TSA and their team.  Upon successful completion of the on-line course, I will be notified and will add that individual to the approved list for 2017
If you have any questions, please contact
Jenny Smith

Monday, April 17, 2017

2017 TSA Clinics
MEGA CLINICS (starter, stroke & turn, coaches all in one day):
Saturday, May 13th at the Triangle Aquatics Center (TAC) 275 Convention Drive, Cary, NC 27511
Saturday May 20th at the North Hills Country Club, 4824 Yadkin Drive Raleigh, NC, 27609
Starter's Clinic: 7:30 am-  Optional,highly recommended
Stroke and Turn Clinic: 8:45 am *
Coaches Clinic- 11:00 am - until 12:30 pm MUST STAY FOR THE ENTIRE CLINIC, no exceptions, plan accordingly

Tuesday May, 23rd 7pm Planter's Walk Clubhouse - 901 Lynwood Road, Knightdale, 27545
Tuesday, May 30th 7pm Scott's Mill Clubhouse - 201 Scotts Ridge Trail Apex, NC 27502 *
Wednesday, May 31st 7pm Lochmere Highlands Clubhouse - 200 Loch Highlands Dr, Cary, NC 27518

No RSVP required, open invite
Please be on time. information will be posted as it becomes available.

If you are a high school, college or USA Swim Official please send your certification information the the TSA Vice- President. Please send the information soon.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Springdale Looking For HEAD COACH

The SPRINGDALE AQUABEARS have a newly expanded & renovated pool, and are looking for a HEAD SWIM COACH. All interested candidates please contact Swim Team Coordinator Lisa Boneham at


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Crooked Creek Crocs Head and Assistant Coach Openings

The Crooked Creek Crocs are seeking applicants for head and assistant coaching positions this summer, from mid-May through July. Competitive salary. Please send a note of interest and resume to ASAP.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Head Coach Opening - Charleston Village Swim Team

The Charleston Village Crocodiles Swim Team is seeking a head coach for the 2017 summer swim season.

If you are interested in being part of this great team, please send your resume with references and a cover letter to the swim team board. To learn more about us, visit our team website.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Establish practice schedules and workouts for each age group
  • Create a good rapport with the swimmers and parents
  • Provide informative feedback to swimmers
  • Collaborate with the CV Swim Team Board
  • Encourage participation in meets
  • Help swimmers build confidence in their strokes
  • Work with assistant coach to pepare meet line ups
  • Provide a fun and positive environment for the swimmers and their families

  • Knowledge of the four basic strokes (free, breast, back and butterfly)
  • Ability to teach techniques to improve swimmers and their skills
  • Must be available for the summer swim season May-July
  • Must be able to attend meets on Tuesday evenings in the summer
  • Coaching experience is preferred

The pay rate for this position is dependent upon experience.

Thank you,
CV Swim Team Board

Thursday, March 16, 2017

RSA in Maypril Clinics are Back and Better Than Ever!

Raleigh Swimming Association’s RSA in MAYpril seasonal clinics are designed for children, ages four to fourteen, who are interested in summer league swimming.  Offered on weekdays and weekends, the clinics focus on skills needed for summer success.  Clinics are led by RSA’s professional swim team coaches and include stroke technique, starts, turns, finishes and reinforcement drills. 

RSA in MAYpril clinics are held at RSA’s Sonner Aquatic Facility located at 1013 Jones Franklin Road in Raleigh, NC.  Clinics include:
Firefish: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm
Session 1: 4/18/17-5/04/17
Session 2: 5/09/17-5/25/17

Weekday Wahoo: Wednesdays: 7:30 pm
Session:   4/19/17-5/17/17

Firefish and Weekend Wahoo: Saturdays: 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
Session:  4/29/17-5/20/17

Firefish and Weekend Wahoo: Sundays: 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
Session:  4/23/17-5/21/17

The Firefish clinics for four to six year olds are taught in RSA’s warm water instructional pool with in-water and on-deck coaches.  Firefish curriculum focuses on the elements of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, with an emphasis on FUN.  Participants do not have to be able to swim 25 yards unassisted, but must be comfortable in the water.

The Wahoo clinics for seven to fourteen year olds are taught in a six-lane lap pool with in-water and on deck coaches.  Wahoo curriculum focuses on the four strokes, (Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly and Freestyle), as well as starts, turns, finishes and drills.  Participants must be able to swim 25 yards unassisted. 

Registration is open online at via the Seasonal Clinics button on the home page or the Wahoo Swim Academy tab on the home page.   You can click here for a detailed description of the clinics. For more information, contact Coach Brent at, Coach Gavin at or Coach Megan at

Sign up today to swim the Wahoo Way!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Now Hiring ASSISTANT COACH for 2016 Division Champs Haddon Hall Hammerheads
The Haddon Hall Hammerheads, located near downtown Apex, are looking to hire an enthusiastic, individual with demonstrated ability teaching stroke mechanics, and the desire to motivate swimmers of all ages and skill levels. The Hammerheads are a 100+ swimmers, TSA South League team of swimmers age 4 to 18 that is run by an enthusiastic and supportive group of parent volunteers. 

Duties include, but are not limited to: teaching proper stroke technique, assist with day-to-day team management, development and supervision of age group appropriate workouts, assist in preparing and submitting meet entries, and create a fun and exciting atmosphere.  Must have current Red Cross certification in Lifeguard Training, CPR. and Community First Aid.
The position is part-time from mid-May through July 20th.
Time Commitment is Monday-Thursday:  (No weekends or early mornings!)

Mid-May thru June 8th (our mock meet will be June 6th):  Monday - Thursday 4:30pm - 8:30pm until traditional calendar schools get out for the summer, then... 
June 12 thru July 17th (last meet July 18, party and awards on July 20):  Monday & Thursday 10am-12:30pm + 5:15pm-7:45pm, Wednesdays 4:30pm - 8:30pm,
Tuesday night meets 4pm - until (usually around 9-10pm)
You will also need to set aside some time outside of practice on Mondays/Tuesdays to make out the heat sheets for the meets

The ideal candidate will have prior swim team coaching experience, competitive swim team experience, and be proficient with preparing for meets.  Knowledge of TSA rules and regulations is helpful.
To Apply for this position contact Stacy Boxell, Haddon Hall Hammerheads Chairperson, at or call 919-244-8818.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Head Coach Opening at Medfield / MARC Sharks

Interested in being the head coach for the TSA team that went from Division 6 to Division 3 in just four years?

The MARC Sharks is looking to hire an enthusiastic, organized individual with proficiency in stroke mechanics, the ability to motivate swimmers of all ages and skill levels (100+ swimmer; 2 assistant coaches). Strong communication skills with parents and swimmers a mustCoaches will work a varied schedule from May-July: practices, meets, team functions, etc.

A well-suited candidate will have the following skills:
·       Good coach-athlete interaction
·       Teaching (technical; mechanics)
·       Practice & Meet Management
·       Positive role model
·       Punctual to all practices and meets
·       Team spirit

The ideal candidate will have prior swim team coaching experience, competitive swim team experience, and be proficient with preparing for meets. Knowledge of TSA rules and regulations is helpful.

Pay Rate starts at $12.00/hour
Download application at:
Or email with questions.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

WAVE Swimming Spring Clinic Information

Follow this link for dates, times and all the information for the New Wave SwI'm Team's Spring Clinic.  The perfect way to get ready for the TSA Season.  

WAVE Swimming Spring Clinic Information

Head Coach Wanted, Brighton Forest Swim Team
The Brighton Forest community is looking for an energetic Head Coach to lead the community swim team. We are looking for someone who enjoys working with young people and loves the sport of swimming. This is an eight-week commitment, starting the day after Memorial Day (May 30) and concluding with the season-ending TSA Championship on July 22.

The Head Coach plays an integral role in the development and leadership of the overall program. With the help of an assistant coach, you will provide a fun and safe atmosphere for our swimmers.

To fit this role, candidates should be outgoing, responsible and have passion for developing youth swimmers.

Job responsibilities include:
n  Developing and coaching practices
n  Providing feedback to swimmers after their events at swim meets
n  Reading swimmers and assessing their needs
n  Listening and providing direction
n  Completing meet heat assignments per TSA rules

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:
n  2 years of experience as a competitive swimmer or coach
n  Strong organizational skills
n  The ability to supervising multiple age groups
n  Strong people and “kid” skills
n  Ability to enforce rules in a professional manner, but still maintain a fun, enjoyable atmosphere for swimmers

Commitment includes Monday, Thursday and Saturday practices, with expectations of being at the Brighton Forest subdivision pool between approximately 5:15 and 8 pm on weeknights and 8-10 am on Saturdays. There are 6 head-to-head meets, to be held on Tuesday nights beginning June 13 and ending July 18.

To apply, please send resume or applicable experience to For more information call Bill Overton at 919-796-0916 or Ann Overton at 919-810-6571.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Head Coach Opening at Renaissance Park!

The Ren Park Rays are seeking an experienced, energetic Head Swim Coach for the upcoming summer swim season.  The Renaissance Park neighborhood is located in South Raleigh at the corner of Tryon & 401.  We are a relatively small and developing team with supportive and involved parents, a beautiful pool with basic practice/meet equipment, several junior coaches, and about 40 eager youth swimmers.  

The season is 8 weeks longs, running from May 30th to July 23rd.   Coaching will require approximately 12 hours each week at late afternoon/early evening practices on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, Tuesday evening meets, and a weekend Championship meet. 

Interested applicants should contact Lynn Chandler at as soon as possible.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Heritage Wake Forest Betas: Head Coach Position Available

The Heritage Wake Forest Betas are searching for a Head Swim Coach for the 2017 summer Tarheel Swimming Association (TSA) season.  We have ~150 swimmers, with the majority of swimmers under 12 years old.  The position runs from mid-May to late July. We have a 10-lane pool and offer swim team practice Monday through Friday from ~5:00 to 8:00 pm.  The Betas have an experienced group of youth Assistant Coaches and a long-serving friendly Swim Team Board and TSA Rep. We look forward to working together with the Head Coach to coordinate practices, provide mentoring for the coaching staff as needed, and assist with meet management.  Primary duties for the Head Coach include running practices, coordinating with the assistant coaches, and assisting with assigning swim order for the six dual meets of the season. We value sportsmanship, team building, and promoting swimming as a life-long sport. We offer competitive pay and a dynamic and vibrant program with which to work.

To learn more about the Heritage Betas, please visit our website (

We look forward to receiving applications of interest in the Head Coach position. Please feel free to contact us via email ( to follow up on this exciting coaching opportunity.

Monday, February 27, 2017


The Glenridge Gators, located in Cary, is currently seeking a Head Coach for the 2017 season. Our team consists of approx. 90 swimmers. Practice sessions begin in mid-May and run through late July. Morning and evening sessions. Competitive pay. If interested, please email your resume to Swim Team Chair - or  TSA Rep.;

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Life Guarding Jobs available

Do you want to earn extra money this summer? Are you 15 or older? Do you enjoy being outside? Are you responsible and energetic? Are you Life Guard certified? Planning to be? Then we have a job for you. Join the New Silverton Swim Club. We are under new management and planning for a great summer. Download your application here. Fill it out and email to Darryl Buda here. We look forward to hearing from you and working with you. If you have questions, you can email Darryl here or Johanna here. Come and join the fun this summer.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Assistant Coach- Scotts Mill Sea Dragons

Are you ready for summer fun with the Scott's Mill Sea Dragon Swim Team?  We are currently looking to hire TWO assistant coaches for the summer 2017 season, starting May 15, 2017 through July 20, 2017.  We conduct practices Monday through Saturday: afternoon practices are held Monday through Thursday, and morning practices are held Monday, Friday and Saturday.  Assistants will help the Head Coach at all practices for the Sea Dragons (ages 4-18), including our Junior Dragons (ages 3-6), as well as attend social activities that may include Splash Night, Durham Bulls game, pasta night, and the end of season banquet.  We look forward to talking with enthusiastic, upbeat candidates with coaching and/or swim team experience about joining our coaching team for an amazing and successful season!

Please forward your resume to by March 1, 2017.  Interviews will be conducted in person or via skype the week of March 6, 2017.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Head and Assistant Coach Openings - Crooked Creek Crocs

The Crooked Creek Crocs, an established TSA swim team of ~90 swimmers in Fuquay Varina, NC, is hiring head and assistant coaches for the 2017 season. Practices begin in mid-May and go through late July, and are held primarily on weekday afternoons/evenings. Morning practices may be scheduled after traditional schools are out in June, based on team size and coach availability. Competitive pay. If interested, please email a note of interest and resume to

Wellsley Wave Swim Team Head Coach

Wellsley Wave Swim Team
Head Coach Job Description

1.  Communication with Parent Coach Liaisons
       Head Coach will report to the Parent Coach Liaisons throughout the season, including for any personnel issues that may arise.  Head Coach will bring all disputes both on an internal coaching level and external parent level to the Parent Coach Liaisons.  Liaisons will work directly with the coaches to resolve all disputes in a timely and efficient manner.  If the coach is not satisfied with the resolution of the dispute, he/she may request to meet with the Swim Team Co-Chairs.
       Head Coach reviews will be administered by the Parent Coach Liaisons.  Mid-season reviews will include feedback from Assistant Coaches, Interns, and Swim Team Committee.  End-of-season reviews may include feedback from parent survey.  Performance will be rewarded based on input from all levels.

2.  TSA and Swim Team Committee
       Attend all mandatory TSA coaches' meetings (one is expected).
       Sign and comply with Coach's Code of Conduct Contract, as required by TSA.
       Attend season-opening Ice Cream Social and speak briefly to parents and swimmers.
       Attend a maximum of three Swim Team Committee meetings to review season progress.
       Attend Swim Team Banquet at close of season, speak, and distribute trophies and awards.

3.  Practices and Meets
       Afternoon/evening-only practices will be held until Wake County traditional schools complete the year.  Thereafter, both morning and evening sessions will be scheduled.  Saturday practices, time trials, and stroke clinics will be scheduled for mornings only.  You will be expected at all scheduled practices for your assigned swimmers, as well as time trials, clinics, and swim meets.  One Head Coach is required at each practice.
       Schedule weekly practice coverage for all morning and afternoon practices.  Scheduling will occur at the start of the season.  Approve hours worked by all coaches.
       Provide instruction and coaching services to Wellsley Swim Team members assigned to you.
       Create schedule to teach weekly stroke progression and drills throughout the season.  This should include freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly strokes.  Post this schedule along with any pertinent drills the children are working on to the Parent/Coach Board or team website.
       Perform coach's duties at one practice meet, weekly dual meets (6 expected), Cary City Meet, and one other large meet if our team chooses to participate.  The entire coaching staff is expected to stay for the duration of every meet.
       Prepare weekly dual meet entries and weekend meet entries for your assigned swimmers.
       Assist in set-up for all home meets, including arranging deck furniture, installing starting blocks, and setting up backstroke flags and lane ropes.  Ensure Assistant Coaches and Interns are on a rotating schedule to help with meet set-up and clean-up.  Ensure Interns are responsible for ribbon distribution at home meets.
       Assist in set-up and removal of starting blocks, lane ropes, and backstroke flags for each block of practices.
4.  Social Activities, Communication, and Attitude
       Demonstrate a positive attitude for the benefit of swimmers, parents, and the Committee.
       Give swimmers specific feedback both during practices and at meets, always in a positive and encouraging manner.
       Manage Personal Best program for swimmers assigned to you and the Assistant Coaches.  Recognition of personal improvement is a fundamental value of our team.  Swimmers' times will be posted at the pool or accessible through email/website prior to noon Wednesday after a Tuesday meet.  Swimmers' times will be posted at the pool or accessible through email/website prior to noon Monday after any Saturday time trial.  Coach will also participate in training to enter swimmers' times into the TSTA and Hytek registration/swimmer databases, and complete these entries after every meet.
       Create and maintain Parent/Coach Board located at the pool.  Update the board/site every week so the parents can feel informed.  Include meet records and any other fun and motivational information parents can use to encourage their child to do their best.
       Work with the Social Committee to help execute activities such as Terrific Tuesdays, Movie Nights, Cary City Meet, and Swim Team Banquet.  Work with the Swim Team Committee as needed to contribute to website and team newsletter.
       Promote team spirit through organizing cheers and socializing with swimmers in all age groups.

5.  Coaching Staff
       Head Coaches will supervise all Assistant Coaches and Interns.
       Head Coaches will administer mid-season and end-of-season reviews to all Assistant Coaches and Interns.  Reviews will be based on feedback from Head Coaches as well as peer coaches.  Parent Coach Liaisons will assist coaches with the written reviews and administration of the reviews.
       Work together with the entire staff at weekly Wellsley Wave Coaches' Meetings to promote and encourage brainstorming of new ideas and plan for the week ahead.  Encourage equality, respect, and communication among entire staff.
       Help Assistant Coaches create and run at least one practice, and help those who express an interest to learn how to use the team software for meet line-ups and data entry.  Supervise coaching staff in taking attendance at all practices.

6.  Required Certification
       Each Head Coach is required to have Red Cross certification in Lifeguard Training.
       Each Head Coach is required to have current certifications in CPR and Community First Aid.
       Copies of certifications for Head Coaches will be required prior to first practice.

The Wellsley Wave Swim Team Hiring Committee is now accepting applications for our coaching staff for the upcoming swim season, May through July. To apply, please submit an application to Jason Tomberlin. It may be hand delivered to 104 Kettlewell Ct. or e-mailed to

Your Name:  

E-mail address:  
Any additional email address included on correspondence:

Phone number:  


Age on May 31, 2016: 

Rising Grade in School/College (this upcoming Fall):  

Will you be swimming on the Wellsley swim team this summer? 

State the parts of the job in which you have the most interest: 

Swimming Related Experiences, number of years participation, etc:

State your other experiences and qualifications for the job: 

What is your projected availability (i.e. approximate # hours per week, scheduled vacation, other time/schedule conflicts in morning vs. afternoon that you currently know about)

State any experience/preference for working with certain age groups (10 & under, 11-14, 15 and up)

List any certifications you currently have (Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid etc)