Monday, April 27, 2009

North Raleigh Championships (formerly known as the JC Meet)

Meet information for the July 12th North Raleigh Championships hosted by the Marlins of Raleigh and formerly called the JC Meet can be found on the MOR web site by clicking on the meet information link. You will also find the Meet Event File as well as the directions and web link to download TM Lite if you do not already have Team Manager.

We are excited to host this meet again for 2009 - with just a little name change. Please note that there is no limit on how many swimmers your team can bring to this meet. However, we do ask that you email Cara Cameron with your intent to attend by June 16th. This meet is great for the swimmers of the Tarheel Swimming Association and is run to benefit the children.

If you should have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Cara Cameron.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Reminder: No Board meeting Tuesday

Just a reminder that the Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Tuesday night has been canceled. For those of you who missed March’s Board meeting, we finished our off-season business and voted to skip the April meeting.

The sole remaining Board meeting this spring will be the brief May 19th meeting at University Club. Please make sure to attend this meeting, as this is when the bags of materials will be distributed. If you are a new TSA Rep, you will probably want to stick around for the annual Meet Management Clinic which begins immediately after the Board meeting adjourns.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Swim coach contracts?

Do any of the teams have a formal contract with their coaches? Can you share the boilerplate with the Holland's Crossing Sea Devils? Email and thanks!


Monday, April 13, 2009

Summer Tune-up Clinics for Swimmers

Please share with your swim team families:

This Saturday Triangle Aquatic Center kicks off its series of Summer Season Tune-ups. Swimmers have the chance to work on strokes and 'feel the water' again. Build confidence and excitement for the upcoming season!

Saturdays, April 18-May 16
1:00-1:40 10&Under
1:45-2:30 11&Up

$5/clinic Come to as many or just one, whichever ones work for you!
Spots are limited. Pre-registration is encouraged to save your spot.

Registration available online or at the front desk.
Click HERE to view online information.

Located at 275 Convention Drive, Cary, near Cary Towne Center.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Updated Clinics schedule

Clinics Committee chairman Tony McCullough passes along the following revised clinics schedule:

The Clinics Committee has scheduled several clinics. All Clinics begin at 7:00 PM. Stroke and Turn clinics usually last until approximately 8:30, while Coaches and Starter Clinics usually finish by 8:00.

We are working on additional Stroke and Turn Clinics. We plan to have one in late May and possibly a second in early June. If you are aware of someone who would like to be an instructor please email Tony McCullough or call him at 919-271-8514.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Dues Reminder

TSA Reps,

Just a reminder that the 2009 TSA dues are due to me no later than April 30th. Currently, less than half the clubs have submitted their payments. Please remit a check as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact me.


Cathy Brunk

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

A coach in search of a job

This resume was forwarded to me by a former TSA rep.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Cary Park Sea Dragons Assistant Swim Coach Wanted

The Cary Park Sea Dragons are looking for an assistant coach for their summer swim team. The Sea Dragons are a 150 member, TSA South League Division 4 team of swimmers age 5 to 18 that is run by an enthusiastic and supportive group of parent volunteers. We are seeking an enthusiastic, organized individual with proficiency in stroke mechanics, the ability to motivate swimmers of all ages and skill levels, and strong communication skills with parents, swimmers, and other coach(es).

Duties include, but are not limited to: day-to-day team operations, development and supervision of age group appropriate workouts, assisting in preparing and submitting meet entries, attending swim team planning/parent meetings.

The position is part-time from mid-May through July. The assistant coach must be available weekday mornings and evenings for practices, Saturday mornings for practices, Tuesday evenings for swim meets, and occasional weekend days for invitational swim meets.

The ideal candidate will have prior swim team coaching experience, competitive swim team experience, and be proficient with Hy-Tek Meet Manager software. Knowledge of TSA rules and regulations is helpful.

If interested, please send resume to

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Youth Sports Photography


My name is Bill McLean, I am reposting my blog from last year. I am President of McLean Digital, Inc. We are a youth sports photography business. Bob has invited me into your Blog so I could introduce myself to all swim teams.

I am interested in making partnerships with each swim team. We provide team/event and action photography for your clubs. A percentage of the sales from the team/event photography will be donated back to each organization as well as to TSA to provide scholarship funding.

I believe this would be a win-win situation for everyone (your swim team, TSA, and Mclean Digital). If anyone would like to get more information, please feel free to email me ( or call me on my cell at (919) 604-3756. Please visit my website:

Thanks for your time,

Bill McLean