Monday, November 15, 2010
For more information contact Jonathan Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 851-3000.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Please submit resumes to Jennifer Moore.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
The winning calendar option schedules meets on six consecutive Tuesdays, starting on June 14th and ending on July 19th – basically identical to the 2010 calendar, though the dates all move up by one day due to the usual precession of the calendar from year to year. The teams voting in favor of this motion were:
Bedford at Falls River
Carlyle & Chatsworth
Jewish Community Center
North Ridge & Raleigh Racquet
Zebulon & Zebulon Country Club
Three other teams (Brookstone, Haddon Hall, Meredith Townes) also recorded a vote for this proposal, but I did not count them because they also recorded a separate vote for a different meet calendar proposal, so their overall intention is unclear. Nevertheless, the other 40 affirmative votes are enough to give the favored option an absolute majority of the Board, so we will adopt that schedule.
If your team still hasn’t completed the post-season survey, please don’t ignore it just because we have decided the meet calendar for next year. The survey is also your only chance to register your preferences for your 2011 committee assignments, so please fill it out if yours is one of the few remaining holdout teams.
January 18th at University Club, located at 4200 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh (Exit 3 from the I-440 Beltline)
February 15th 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).
March 15th at the TAC
April 12th at the TAC (Note change in date!)
May 17th at University Club
Sunday, October 10, 2010
At the annual
A Celebration of Aquatics in the triangle
on Saturday, February 26
libations at six in the evening
and dinner by Biaggi’s
Invitation to Follow
For more information contact
Alisa wright Colopy
email@example.com or 919-673-4685
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Congratulations to the following recipients:
Philip Ahlers (Shepherds Vineyard)
Jordan Bennett (Durant Trails)
Lauren Brendle (Quail Hollow)
Harrison Carter (Wood Valley)
Austin Crockett (Kildaire Farms)
Hannah Eubanks (Quail Hollow)
Morgan Jones (Heritage of Wake Forest)
Dan Konzman (Wellsley)
Mabel Kuehr-McLaren (Apex)
Emily Margagliotti (Apex)
Matt McGoogan (Scottish Hills)
Matthew Milstead (Stonebridge)
Evan Musten (University Club)
Mac Ogden (Cary Swim Club)
Ryan Polli (Silverton)
Celia Rasp (Apex)
Michael Rosenberg (Scottish Hills)
Bradlee Speice (Scottish Hills)
Sierra Wheeler (Planters Walk)
Zach Willis (Medfield)
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Congratulations to our Divisional Winners for 2010!
TSA Overall Champion: Prestonwood Piranhas
Northern League Division 1 Champions: Seven Oaks Marlins
Northern League Division 2 Champions: Springdale Aquabears
Northern League Division 3 Champions: Harrington Grove Stingrays
Northern League Division 4 Champions: Summerfield North Stingrays
Northern League Division 5 Champions: North Hills Superstars
Northern League Division 6 Champions: Manchester Marlins
Northern League Division 7 Champions: TCC at Brentwood Seahawks
Northern League Division 8 Champions: Lakemont Torpedoes
Northern League Division 9 Champions: Jewish Community Center J-Rays
Northern League Division 10 Champions: Meredith Townes Mudpuppies
Southern League Division 1 Champions: Prestonwood Piranhas
Southern League Division 2 Champions: Scottish Hills Sea Lions
Southern League Division 3 Champions: Scotts Mill Sea Dragons
Southern League Division 4 Champions: Cary Park Sea Dragons
Southern League Division 5 Champions: Apex Breakers
Southern League Division 6 Champions: Olive Chapel Otters
Southern League Division 7 Champions: Medfield MARC Sharks
Southern League Division 8 Champions: Oxxford Hunt Swampfoxxes
Southern League Division 9 Champions: Garner Dolphins
Divisional winners all trophies can be picked up at Creative Images in Cary starting on Tuesday.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Based on TAC’s best estimates, the
You can be one in a million -- if you are not already!
For more information contact:
Alisa Wright Colopy
Derek Wall, Vice President of TAC Operations understands that many summer pools are managed by volunteer board members who find it challenging to juggle the many facets of pool operations required to provide its members with a safe, clean facility and a great overall aquatic experience. Triangle Aquatics will develop a management plan that will address the unique needs of each aquatic facility, instead of a one size fits all approach.
Wall states, “it’s the day to day operations that become a burden. Triangle Aquatics is designed to take the monkey off the back of pool owners with a seamless transfer of responsibility. It’s as easy as a phone call! “
“Making Pool Solutions CRYSTAL CLEAR"
For more information contact:
919-459-4047 ext 224
The Triangle Aquatic Center is a nonprofit charitable organization with a mission to build and operate public aquatic facilities for the health, safety, recreation and competition needs of Triangle citizens and aquatic organizations. TAC was founded in 2002 to address the year-round public aquatic facility needs of the Triangle community and opened its first public aquatic facility, the Curran Aquatic Center, in Cary on October 28, 2007. Triangle Aquatics will improve operations of aquatic facilities throughout Triangle communities.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
TSA rules state that each team must have at least one of its coaches attend a Coaches’ Clinic. Instructors are well known year round coaches that provide good information as well as additional resources for those that attend.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Remind your potential starters that Silverton in Cary will also host a Starter Clinic this Saturday (May 29). The time is 9:00 AM.
Starters can find very helpful documents on the TSA web site; see: Starter Event Form, Starter Script, Starter Clinic Summary and Starter How-Tos.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Cecil Williamson was involved with TSA and with the larger swimming community for almost two decades. Beginning in 1987 as a Stroke and Turn Judge with the Kildaire Farms Racquet and Swim Club, Cecil rapidly became an institution at swim meets, officiating at TSA Championship Meets, Junior Championship Meets and Cary City Invitational Meets. Cecil was certified by USA Swimming as a Stroke and Turn Judge, as a Meet Referee and as a Meet Manager. He studied at the USA Swimming Training Center in Colorado and in turn mentored many local TSA parent volunteers through clinics and workshops and during meets. Cecil used his talents to serve the wider swimming world as well, officiating at meets held by year-round swim teams such as RSA and the YMCA and at the Special Olympics. He likewise gave his time to competitions held at Wake County high schools, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Such was Cecil's dedication to swimming that he continued to volunteer his time to TSA and other swimming events for many years after his own children had ceased to swim competitively, until his illness finally forced him away from the sport in 2005.
Cecil Williamson was known as an honest and dedicated man, passionate about making swimming a sport for everyone. His hard work over many years helped make TSA the organization it is today, and we in turn are grateful to commemorate Cecil by naming the TSA Educational Grants in his honor.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Please email your intent to attend S.W.I.M., with approximate number of swimmers, to Cindie Lawton by May 28, 2010. As we get closer to the meet, the MOR website will have all updates and changes. If you should have any questions or concerns, please contact Cindie.
We are looking forward to another great meet!
Monday, May 17, 2010
The Board meeting proper should be 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.
If you find it difficult to attend Tuesday’s meeting, I strongly urge you to find some other team parent to send in your place. As mentioned above, the meeting itself will last only a few minutes, and arranging for someone attend will save you the inconvenience of having to track down your team’s bag of meet materials later.
In the meantime, please make sure that your coaches and parent volunteers know about the various clinics described on the TSA Blog. Each team must send at least one coach to a Coach’s clinic. The Starter’s clinic is optional, but highly recommended for new starters. Attendance at one of the Stroke & Turn Judge’s clinics is mandatory for every judge unless they already have a separate accreditation from USA Swimming, NCAA, NCHSAA or YMCA; officials with such credentials will need to contact TSA Vice President Mike Kaufman in order to claim the clinic exemption.
Most teams have already started registering members, so please be sure all your swimmers are in compliance with the TSA rules, specifically the eligibility requirements described in Article 304. Be especially careful to check the eligibility of any coaches or lifeguards that may wish to compete on the team, as they must still meet all club membership requirements in order to join the club’s swim team. In particular, if your club is a homeowner’s association in which pool membership is restricted solely to residents of a particular neighborhood, non-resident staff members may NOT compete for your swim team as they are, by definition, not eligible for club membership.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Classes will take place at TAC in the program pool and will be 40 minutes long. The cost of the class will be $15 per student. Students MUST be 5 years or older and MUST be level 3 and above. Ideally they should be joining a swim team for the first time or have been on a swim team last year.
Coach Matt and Lizzy will work with all students, so please sign up for either instructor - they already have the class content planned. We have 32 slots in total and acceptance will be based on a first come, first served policy. Register online today by clicking here.
Please contact us vis email if you have any questions.
Triangle Swim School / Support Team
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Silverton in Cary will host a Starter Clinic on Saturday May 29. We had suggestions to have clinics on weekends. The time is 9:00 AM. Remember that good starters run fast and efficient meets. This clinic can be very helpful.
Lochmere is hosting a Coaches Clinic on June 2. The time is 7:00 PM. TSA rules state that each team must have at least one of its coaches attend a Coaches’ Clinic. Instructors are well known year round coaches that provide good information as well as additional resources for those that attend.
Lochmere is the site of another Stroke and Turn Clinic on June 1. This clinic starts at 7:00 PM and will last around 90 minutes.
We expect to have additional clinics at Northern Division Clubs for Starters, Coaches and Stroke and Turn Judges.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Scotts Mill will be hosting a Stroke and Turn clinic on May 4th at 7:00 PM in their clubhouse. This will include new stroke and turn judges. This clinic is expected to go at a slower pace and have more questions.
The Jewish Community Center will host a Stroke and Turn Clinic on Wednesday May 26 at 7:00.
Attending a Stroke and Turn Clinic is required each year for anyone in your club who will be serving as a stroke and turn judge. We are planning to have two at North Division Clubs and two at South Division clubs.
Weekday Clinics begin at 7:00 PM and usually last until approximately 8:30.
Friday, April 9, 2010
On a related topic, Clinics Committee chairman Tony McCullough has almost firmed up the first batch of clinic events and will be sending out scheduling details within a few days.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Vanderakaay will cover the finer points of freestyle swimming and some of the motivation that has led him to two Gold Medals in the 800 Free Relay at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. Peter has an incredible work ethic born from his club days in Michigan and his four years of daily racing with Michael Phelps.
Admission to the clinic is just $20 for swimmers and free for their parents. Registration is available at http://www.marlinsofraleigh.com/ or call 851-3000. Space is limited.
"MOR is fortunate to have Speedo as our sponsor and they are the ones responsible for making this clinic happen. Peter is the fourth Olympian to speak at MOR's clinic, following in the footsteps of Nate Dusing (2000, 2004), Ryan Lochte (2004, 2008), and Katie Hoff (2004, 2008). This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best freestylers in the world!" -- Paul Silver.
Please contact Julia Herman for further information or visit www.triangleaquatics.org/AboutUs/Employment
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Also, Crown Trophy of Cary has many new medals and awards this season. Stop by or email for a free catalog. It was a pleasure working with you'all last season and we look forward to working with you this season.
Crown Trophy of Cary is now a proud sponsor of the Triangle Aquatics Center located less than 1 mile from our store at the corner of Cary Towne Blvd. and Maynard Road next to CiCi's Pizza!
JUST 1 MILE OFF I40 EXIT 291 CONVENIENT FROM ALL AREAS OF THE TRIANGLE AND SURROUNDING AREAS!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Familiarity with TSA rules and regulations helpful but not required. Coaches must have knowledge of proper stroke mechanics in order to be considered for the position. Ideal candidates will have experience of swim meet preparation and logistics.
If interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
TSA dues bills were e-mailed to the Reps listed on the TSA website on March 3rd. If you did not receive this e-mail, please contact me and I will forward you a copy. Make sure checks are made payable to TSA or Tarheel Swimming Association.
Please e-mail with any questions.
Thank you for your prompt attention.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Please send me your resume or contact information to email@example.com.
I look forward to having another great season.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The polls have closed and the results are now in. The motion to approve the proposed rankings PASSES.
Voting AGAINST the motion: 1 team (University Club)
Not voting: 20 teams:
Black Horse Run
Jewish Community Center
Riverwood at Mingo Creek
TCC at Brentwood
Voting FOR the motion: 57 teams (all others)
Thanks to the folks on the Leagues & Scheduling Committee for all their hard work.
Monday, February 22, 2010
The Weldon Ridge swim team is currently interviewing candidates for 2010 head and assistant coaching positions. We are a new swim team with ~ 85 swimmers. We are located near Cary Park and Panther Creek High School. If interested, please forward your resume to Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-244-4196 for more information. Thanks.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Don’t forget that the next Board of Directors meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 7:00 at University Club (on Hillsborough Street between the State Fairgrounds and the Beltline). Please be punctual, as we have a very full agenda and only a limited amount of time.
As always, I highly encourage everyone to print their own copy of the meeting agenda to bring with them. You might also want to print copies of the meeting minutes from January, as well as the ones from May, which Debra Ryan astutely pointed out have not yet been approved.
See you all then.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I'm writing to notify you all that NC State is in the process of setting up swim camps for the summer of 2010 and we want as many TSA Summer leaguers as possible to get involved!!
We are in the final stages of planning and have a great team of both coaches and swimmers that will run the day long events.The camps will last an entire day (9am-5pm) and focus on technique, fun, and lots of interaction with the college team
Right now we are looking for feedback from all TSA reps in relation to how interested you may be in becoming involved. The dates are being finalized but they will all be held on Saturdays during the course of the summer season.
With this blog we hope to learn more from you all about the liklihood of your team getting involved. We intend to have both individual pricing and group pricing (groups of 25 or more swimmers with more savings the more swimmers you have after that) which could provide a good way of saving money for your team if you have a large interest
So like I said, please state your interest in this great opportunity. Let us know who you are, which team you are from, and any information you would like.
Watch this space as we finalize all the little details and get the camps up and running
Steve Mellor-NC State Coach
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
The agenda for tomorrow night’s TSA Board meeting can be found here. Please print a copy to bring with you if you can.
As promised, the postseason survey results from last year are now available.
See you all tomorrow night.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
As with the previous survey, I have broken the results up into separate thematic sections, each represented by one of the links below. As before, all results are anonymous, and a few comments have been redacted [denoted by square brackets like this] to remove specific identifying information. All financial information has been aggregated over large numbers of teams, so it will not be possible to deduce specific dollar amounts spent by any particular club.
Friday, January 15, 2010
This is your friendly reminder that TSA Board of Directors meetings for 2010 kick off next Tuesday evening the 19th at 7:00 at the Triangle Aquatic Center (TAC) in Cary. Each team should send a Rep or Alternate to attend. I will include a link to the meeting agenda in an email message I will send out this weekend (likely Sunday night), so that everyone can get a preview of what’s on tap for the meeting, and so that you can print your own copies to bring along with you Tuesday. As always, a small number of printed copies will be available at the meeting in case there are a few folks who forgot to bring their own, but supplies will be limited. If there is any subject that you would like to have added to the agenda, please let me know about it by Saturday.
Some of you may have wondered why we have not conducted an online election for the two offices whose terms just expired (President and Secretary). The reason for this omission is that we cannot hold such an election until we have at least one nominee for each post, and there are no nominations for Secretary so far. We will therefore conduct elections for both offices at Tuesday’s meeting, and we will not be able to consider any other items on the agenda until we have filled BOTH posts. Anyone with some experience of TSA Board meetings is qualified to perform the duties of TSA Secretary, so please consider stepping up to help out. Nominations can be sent to me via email before the meeting, and can be made from the floor during the meeting. Nominations for President can also be made using either of those methods.
I am putting the finishing touches on a summary of the 2009 Post-season Survey results now and will include a link to them in the email message I will send out this weekend.
See you all Tuesday!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
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 email@example.com.