Friday, September 26, 2008

High School coach wanted

[I was asked to pass this along...]


Raleigh Charter has an immediate opening for a swimming coach. If you know anyone who is interested in this position, please have that person contact me as soon as possible.

Steve Efird, Athletic Director or 919-715-1221

Monday, September 22, 2008

2009 Board of Directors Meetings

Seats and parking spaces at Board of Directors meetings have been tight for the past two years; we are simply growing too large for the Powell Drive Park facility. As I mentioned last year, we are running out of options with Raleigh city park sites and we need to consider other options. Thanks to several suggestions from members of the Board, we now have meeting places booked for every one of our 2009 meetings.

We’re going to do something a bit different this time. Instead of sticking with one location as much as possible, we’re going to spread our meetings around a bit, among three different sites (all of them still reasonably close to TSA’s geographic center). This will be slightly less convenient than having one main meeting place, but it will give us more experience with the different options that are available. I will definitely be soliciting feedback on all three venues during next fall’s post-season survey, and that feedback will in turn play a part in where we choose to book our 2010 Board meetings. So please come with an open mind, but do take note of what you do and don’t like about each particular location.

Board meetings will continue to be held at 7:00 PM on the third Tuesday of each month. The 2009 meeting lineup is as follows:

January 20th at the Triangle Aquatic Center (TAC), located at 275 Convention Drive in Cary (Exit 291 from I-40, then turn left into Cary Towne Center mall at first traffic signal).

February 17th at University Club, located at 4200 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh (Exit 3 from the I-440 Beltline)

March 17th at Northbrook Country Club, located at 4905 North Hills Drive in Raleigh (Exit 7 from the I-440 Beltline, then right onto Lead Mine Road and right onto North Hills Drive)

April 21st at the TAC The April meeting has been canceled.

May 19th at University Club


I am pleased to announce that Mike Kaufman of Shepherd’s Vineyard has agreed to stand for the post of Vice-president in the upcoming officer election. However, we still lack candidates for the office of Treasurer. Please consider serving in this role. No experience is necessary! However, I would ask any current and former members of the Audit Committee to please think seriously about standing for this office.

Once we have at least one candidate nominated for each of the two offices up for election (VP and Treasurer), I will send out a link to an electronic ballot.

Post-Season Survey

Almost half of this year’s 71 teams still have not completed the post-season survey. Please take care of this as soon as you can; every team must complete at least the nine questions in the “Team Information” and “TSA Committees” sections even if you choose to skip the rest of the survey. Teams that still owe responses are:

Bedford at Falls River
Black Horse Run
Dutchman Downs
Haddon Hall
Holland’s Crossing
Jewish Community Center
Kildaire Farms
Lake Park
North Hills
North Ridge
Oak Park
Raleigh Racquet
Regency Park
Scott’s Mill
Scottish Hills
Seven Oaks
Silverton (
answers from second half of the survey got mangled by web-site; please complete another response that includes the team name and then skips down to the question about swim caps)
The Reserve
University Club
Wood Valley (
survey was partially completed, but team size was omitted; please submit another response answering just the team name and team size questions)
Zebulon & Zebulon CC

Trophy Pick-Up

Surprisingly, almost half of the division champion trophies have not yet been picked up by the winning teams! Creative Images got tired of holding them for us, so I now have them in my custody. If you are the rep for one of the following clubs, please contact me to make arrangements to pick up your trophy, either at my home in Cary or at my workplace in RTP:

Bedford at Falls River
Falls River
Heritage of Wake Forest
TCC at Brentwood

Monday, September 8, 2008

MOR to hold Fall swim league

The Marlins Of Raleigh Swim Team (MOR) will hold its Fall Swim League on Mondays and Thursdays at St. Mary's School from 7:15-8pm. The League runs Sept. 29 to Dec. 11th and the cost is $185.

Get involved in the excitement from Michael Phelps and the Olympics by continuing to swim this fall.

MOR held a Winter Swim League last year that was hugely popular with over 70 participants. This Fall Swim League will be limited to 50 swimmers. All swimmers must be able to swim 25yards freestyle.

The league will be coached by MOR's staff and swimmers will learn starts, turns, drills for improving technique and will serve as a stepping stone towards joining MOR's nationally ranked swim team.

For more information contact Jonathan Watson at 851-3000 or