Thursday, May 29, 2008

Summer Championship meets

Many teams have been asking for information for both the JC meet and the SWIM meets in July. Many teams have been emailed the information, but if you haven't or would like the information anyway, please visit the Marlins of Raleigh website at The meet information is posted there.

As we get closer to both of the meets, this website will have updates and changes.

We are looking forward to a great summer of swimming and good luck to all of the teams!

May Meeting Minutes Now Posted

Board Members,

The minutes of the May 2008 TSA Board of Directors meeting are now posted here.

Please let me know if you have any questions about any of this information.



Thursday, May 22, 2008

Summer Tune-up Clinics at Triangle Aquatic Center - Next weekend!

Triangle Aquatic Center is offering three different Summer Tune-Up Clinics on Saturday, May 31st. These are a perfect way to work on swim team skills as the season begins! Coaches will focus on long axis, short axis, and starts & turns.

Please pre-register by Friday, May 30th.

9am -10am: Free/Back
10am -11am: Start/Turn
11am -12pm: Breast/Fly

$10 each

To register,contact the TAC front desk at 459-4045 or stop by the facility at 275 Convention Drive (beside Cary Towne Center mall). Check out these programs and others at our website.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

2008 Meet Management Material Pickup

Board Members,

As you know, the meet management materials for the 2008 swimming season will be available for pickup this evening at our May Board of Directors meeting. If you are unable to pick up your materials tonight, please send an alternate individual to do so. If you do not pickup your materials at tonight's meeting, it is your reponsibility to make your own arrangements to do so through one of the following two gentlemen:

Brian Pate has the materials for the North League

Steve Soost has the materials for the South League

Your cooperation is appreciated in following these procedures for obtaining your meet management materials for 2008.

Special thanks goes out to both Brian and Steve for their hard work in obtaining the materials and assembling the packages for you. Please do pass along a word of thanks when you pick up your materials from them this evening!

I look forward to seeing you all at the Board meeting tonight!


Monday, May 19, 2008

May Board of Directors meeting

Remember, our final in-person Board meeting of 2008 is coming up tomorrow night (Tuesday, May 20) at 7:00. We will be at our usual meeting place at Powell Drive Park. If you can, please print and bring your own copy of the meeting agenda and the March Meeting Minutes; a limited number of hard copies will be available for those unable to bring their own.

The Board meeting proper should be quite short, which will allow us to distribute meet management materials and then adjourn directly into our annual Meet Management Clinic. Everyone is welcome to stay for this clinic, but it will be most useful for new TSA reps and for new clubs (including exhibition teams). If you are unable to attend the clinic but have questions, be sure to read the meet organization document on the TSA website and to familiarize yourself with some of the other resources on the site.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Coaches Clinic in Cary

We have scheduled another Coach's Clinic for Thursday June 5. The location is Lochmere Highlands Clubhouse. The time will be 7:00 P.M.

Thanks to Lochmere for hosting a clinic again this year!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Stroke and Turn Clinic in Cary

We have scheduled a Stroke and Turn Clinic for Tuesday June 3. We would like to thank Oxxford Hunt for hosting. The time will be 7:00 PM.

For directions see

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon, June 1

I was invited by Bob Goudreau to post information about our upcoming YOUTH-only triathlon held on June 1st in Chapel Hill, NC.

The Swim for Smiles Foundation is excited to announce that registration is OPEN for its 2nd Annual Youth Triathlon to be held on June 1, 2008 in Chapel Hill, NC.

Last year’s event drew over 240 participants and this year’s has been expanded to accommodate at least 350. Open to kids from ages 7-17, the Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon is a USA-Triathlon (USA-T) sanctioned event and includes two different courses so that ALL levels of participants are accommodated.

Beginners can select a
Short Course triathlon that includes a 100-meter swim, a 2.5-mile bike course and finishes with a short 1K (0.6 miles) run. And, Long Course participants will begin with a 250-meter swim, transition to a 5-mile bike course and then finish with a 3K (1.8 miles) run. The Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon will start on June 1st at Chapel Hill Country Club’s heated pool, move to a neighborhood bike ride and end with a golf-course run. This is considered an easy triathlon and it designed for all levels of youth participants.

Every finisher receives a medal and the top three finishers of each age group will receive prizes (last year's prizes included iPod Shuffles, Ironman watches, movie tickets and a two grand prizes: Nintendo Wiis)!

For more information on the Swim for Smiles Youth Triathlon or the Swim for Smiles Foundation, please go to

We have also created an event poster/flyer that we would love for you to consider posting at your pools and swim team sign-up events. It can be found by clicking here. We will be more than willing to print as many as each team would like and send them to you if you prefer to hand them out (or we can give it to you in e-mail form to send to your entire team).

100% of all funds raised from this triathlon (and every Swim for Smiles event) goes to the North Carolina Children's Hospital. We are proud to have raised over $17,000 last year for the hospital and with your league's help, we can beat that total this year.

Finally, the site also includes details on how to volunteer for the triathlon and how to become a sponsor, but if you want more information on either, please feel free to call me, Gary Kayye, at 868-3358 or e-mail me at

Thank you!