Sunday, February 24, 2008

A coach looking for a job this summer

I've at last received a request from a prospective coach (Edward LeBlanc) asking to have his resume posted on the blog's new Resume page. I will update that page as new requests arrive, and also when employment-seekers have found a job and ask me to take their resume down.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Need job description for coaches

Zebulon Swim Team is in the process of updating the job descriptions for our asst. coaches and head coach. We'd like to be more in line with other TSA teams. If anyone would be willing to share their team's job descriptions, we'd be very appreciative. Please forward any to


Thursday, February 21, 2008

Minutes for February, 2008 Board Meeting Now Posted

Board Members,

The minutes for the February, 2008 TSA board meeting are now posted at the following link:


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Need a Head Coach

The Olive Chapel Otters need a Head Coach

Brief Job description:

Run practices, build meets for regular season and for invitational meets, manage asst. coach & 2 jr. coaches and attend banquet.

Please forward resumes/inquiries to me at:

Elaine Laino

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Information about Team Clinics for Reps and Coaches

Dear TSA Team Representative or Coach,

The WAVE professional coaching staff is available this summer to conduct swim clinics for your summer team free of charge! We will offer these clinics at your pool during your normal practice times.

Below is a list of clinics we offer all designed to improve your teams technique and racing results. Please reply with which clinic you wish to have and a list of days and times available.

______ 3 Secrets of FLY
______ World Class Breaststroke
______ Smooth and Fast in Free
______ Smoke on the Water Backstroke
______ Learn to Turn & Start Like a Pro
______ We can also offer a personalized clinic for your team
Preferred Date:___________________
Preferred Time: ___________________

Clinics will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Please send your request or any questions to or call 981-0644.


John P. Roy
Head Coach/CEO
WAVE Swimming

WAVE Swimming Spring Clinic Information

All of the information for WAVE's Spring clinic can be found at

If you have questions, please email

Monday, February 11, 2008

Water Restrictions

I feel that the point raised recently by the Durant Typhoons regarding Raleigh's water restrictions bears addressing in more detail. If you haven't already examined the new Stage 2 restrictions, please read them carefully. They will take effect this Friday (February 15th) and apply to your pool if it gets its water from the City of Raleigh or from any of the towns served by Raleigh's water system (Garner, Knightdale, Wendell, Zebulon, Rolesville and Wake Forest).

The salient point, from a swimming pool perspective:

…the following Stage 2 mandatory water conservation restrictions and rules are in effect to regulate the specified uses of water from the City of Raleigh public water supply:
2. Filling new swimming or wading pools is prohibited. Filling of pools drained for repair after the effective date of Stage 2 mandatory restrictions and rules is prohibited. Potable water may be added to pools to maintain sanitary operating conditions.

Note the loophole -- as long as your pool is NOT drained on or after Friday, when the new rules take effect, you are allowed to add water to it. This is consistent with a telephone conversation I had two years ago with Mr. Dale Crisp, Raleigh's Utilities Director, in which we discussed possible future restrictions and their impact in swimming pools. He stated at that time that as long as SOME water was maintained in a pool, it would not qualify as empty under the restrictions.

So if your pool is currently empty, my advice is to pump some water, even if only a foot or two, into it before Friday.

If you are unable to avoid having an empty pool, or if you are opening a brand new pool, your options are more limited. Does anyone in TSA fall into either of these categories? If so, you would have to resort to using water that does NOT come from "water from the City of Raleigh public water supply". One option would be to truck water in from elsewhere to fill your pool. I have no idea how expensive this method is, but it appears to adhere to the restrictions.

February Board of Directors meeting

Remember, our second Board meeting of 2008 is coming up tomorrow night (Tuesday, February 12) at 7:00. Note that we will meet at a different location, the Kiwanis Center at 2526 Noble Road. If you can, please print and bring your own copy of the meeting agenda and the January meeting minutes; a limited number of hard copies will be available for those unable to bring their own.

Friday, February 8, 2008

January Meeting Minutes Posted

TSA Board Members,

The minutes for the January TSA meeting are now posted at the following location in .pdf format:

Water restrictions -- swimming pools

Hi everyone,

Given the current water restrictions, how are summer league teams going to fill up the swimming pools. Has anyone heard anything else surrounding this? Just curious. I would think this would effect many pools and communities.

Thanks for any insight you may have!!

Durant Typhoons

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Cary Park Club Swim Coach

The Cary Park Club Sea Dragons swim team is searching for an enthusiastic and dedicated swim coach for the 2008 season. If interested, please contact the Club directly:

Office: 919.460.7720

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Sunset Ridge Barracudas Head Coach Search

The Sunset Ridge Barracudas in Holly Springs (Home of the Southern Wake Invitational Meet) are in need of a Head Coach for the 2008 summer season. To apply for, or to find out more about this position (220 members, highly participatory parent lead team), please forward questions and/or coaching credentials to team President Victoria Whetzel at:

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Head Coach Needed

The Park Village Porpoises are looking for a head coach for the 2008 TSA swim season. We are located in Cary and typically have around 100 swimmers. We practice Mon-Fri in the morning and afternoon. If interested please e-mail Tracey at

Starting Blocks Needed

Hollands Crossing's Sea Dragons are in need of starting blocks. If your team is upgrading or has a good source for us please email us! Thanks. Cris