Friday, February 27, 2009

TSA Dues Sent by E-Mail

The TSA dues statements were e-mailed to all TSA reps earlier this week. Please remit payment by the April deadline. If you have any questions please contact me at Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Cathy Brunk
TSA Treasurer

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Park Village Porpoises need an Assistant Coach

The Park Village swim team is looking to hire an Assistant Coach for the summer swim season. Our pool is located in Cary off of Davis Drive. We offer practices twice a day during the week with no practices on the weekends. Anyone interested in being considered for this position please e-mail Tracey at

Thursday, February 19, 2009

S.W.I.M To Be Held July 12 at Sunset Ridge

SWIM to be Held July 12 at Sunset Ridge
The South Wake Invitational Meet (SWIM) will be held at Sunset Ridge Swim Club on July 12, 2009. This is the 3rd year MOR has hosted this meet and we look forward to providing an opportunity for TSA swimmers to have a championship meet to compete in with their whole team that is fun and geared towards the enjoyment of the swimmers and parents.
For more information, contact Cindie Lawton at
The Marlins Of Raleigh Swim Team will again offer its "MOR IN MAY" pre-summer swim clinic April 27-May 16, 2009 at 3 convenient locations including just minutes from Cary at Peace College in Raleigh, Ravenscroft School in North Raleigh, and Riverwood Athletic Club in Clayton.
MOR IN MAY is a pre-summer swim clinic for summer league swimmers offering instruction in all 4 competitive strokes in a fun learning environment by MOR's nationally known professional swim staff. Directed by Coach Jonathan Watson and Coach Cara Cameron who have over 40 years coaching experience between them. Get a head start on the summer season in our heated indoor pools. MOR IN MAY will teach your swimmer technical skills that will establish good habits that will last all summer.
MOR IN MAY gives the best instruction in the Triangle at a better price. Just $80 for nine 1 hour classes. Space at each location is limited so sign up right away by filling out the registration and send in with a check for just $80!
For Registration forms, go to or call 851-3000 or email

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Swim Coach needed in Apex

Hollands Crossing a growing TSA team with 2 strong volunteer assistant coaches seeks a Head Coach for the 09 season. We have a generous stipend and reasonable schedule. Please forward any and all leads to and thanks!

Monday, February 16, 2009

February Board of Directors meeting

This is the usual reminder that our next Board meeting is coming up on Tuesday evening at 7:00. Please note that we will meet at a new location: the University Room at University Club. For those of you whose teams have not swum a meet there, the NC State University Club is located on Hillsborough Street just west of the Beltline.

As always, a limited number of printouts of the meeting agenda and of the previous meeting’s minutes will be provided at the meeting. However, at last month’s meeting, all those hard copies were quickly claimed and some attendees had to do without. You can avoid this problem by printing and bringing your own copy to the meeting with you (hint, hint).

See you then!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

January 2009 Meeting Minutes Now Posted

Board Members,

The meeting minutes from last week's January TSA Board of Directors meeting are now posted at the following location:

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

Rick Rudd
Secretary, TSA

Crown Trophy

Crown Trophy (2431 Spring Forest Rd. , Raleigh, phone: 878-6565) and Awards visited the TSA January meeting to express our interest in earning the TSA trophy/medals/plaques/ribbons business. We offer the best prices in the triangle, a wide variety of products (including swim specific items and custom options), FREE engraving, FREE delivery and a FREE perpetual plaque for each TSA team that uses our services. Our store is open M-F (9:30am to 5:30pm) and Sat (9am-12pm). We are open to meeting before store hours or after store hours by appointment. Our belief is that customer service is of the utmost importance and we value our customers everyday. Feel free to visit our website ( or email us at We look forward to serving your sports, corporate or religious awards needs.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Rules - Checks and Balances

It seems we have checks and balances across all aspects of the meet officiating: alternating judges from both teams, 2 scorekeepers - 1 from each team, 2 clerk of course - 1 from each team...EXCEPT recorder. There were 2 seperate meets last year which involved the recorder writing down the wrong lanes for the various places. In what such meet, the lanes were not clearly numbered, the other was just a mistake. I'm not sure there's an easy solution, but it seems it would be wise to consider someway to balance the recorder. I'm posting here to solicit ideas and/or alert the rules committee to discuss.

Some followup from last week's Board of Directors meeting

I want to thank everyone for making Tuesday’s Board meeting a success. Even with the last-minute rescheduling caused by the prior week’s snowstorm, turnout was still over 90 percent (68 of our now-74 member teams were able to attend), and we resolved all the business that we set out to cover.

As mentioned during the meeting, all teams have been assigned to a committee except in cases where last year’s Rep indicated in the post-season survey that they would not be returning. Those teams were listed as “exempt” in the committee assignments on the last page of the meeting agenda. However, as we discussed Tuesday, there are other teams who have introduced brand-new TSA Reps since the time of the survey, and all of these Reps are also eligible for the “rookie exemption” should they wish to exercise it. (Remember, rookies may choose to serve as members of their assigned committees even though they are not required to do so.) However, if you do wish to exercise your exemption, you must send me email to that effect! So far, only a single team has done so. Unless I hear from you by next Sunday, I will assume that no more exemptions are needed.

On the subject of new Reps, I wanted to make everyone aware of how you can use the features of the TSA web site to manage the Reps and Alternates for your club. I’ve written a short document that walks through (with screenshots) all the tasks that you might ever need to perform on behalf of your club:

  • Adding a new TSA Rep or Alternate
  • Changing your contact information and/or password
  • Deactivating (Retiring) a TSA Rep or Alternate
  • Switching a TSA Rep to an Alternate and vice versa

A link to this document is now also available under the “Information for Clubs’ TSA Representatives” section of the TSA home page for general reference.