Sunday, January 31, 2010

Park Village Swim Team Needs Assistant Coaches

The Park Village swim team is seeking two assistant coaches for the 2010 season. We are located in Cary and usually have around 100 swimmers. We offer practices twice a day during the week with no weekend practices scheduled. Assistant coaches will also have the opportunity to offer swim lessons to pool members to earn additional compensation. Interested individuals should forward their resume to Tracey at

Monday, January 25, 2010

Swim Coach Recruitment

Hollands Crossing Division 9 winners last season are seeking a new head coach and an assistant coach this season. Please send leads to any and all networking appreciated on this one folks! Cris

Monday, January 18, 2010

Agenda for tomorrow's Board of Directors meeting

Hi again folks,

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

Results of 2009 Post-Season Survey

At long last, the results of the 2009 post-season survey are ready. Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete the entire survey.

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.

Survey sections:

Friday, January 15, 2010

Reminder: First meeting is next Tuesday

Happy New Year TSA Reps!

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

Cary Park Sea Dragons Assistant Swim Coach Wanted

The Cary Park Sea Dragons are looking for an assistant coach for its summer swim league. The Sea Dragons are a 180 member, TSA 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

Thursday, January 7, 2010


The Marlins of Raleigh year-round swim team is hosting an 11-week clinic called the Winter Swim League at the St. Mary's School pool in central Raleigh. Registration information and details are on our website at In addition to swimmers we would love to add a few coaches to the staff to assist our own coaches in the running of this clinic. We will compensate those who can help us. The Winter Swim League (WSL) is being run in two groups. We have a Monday & Thursday group and a Wednesday & Friday group. Both groups are in the water for 45minutes each day. If you are interested in helping to coach either of these groups, please contact Jonathan Watson at The MOR office phone number is 919-851-3000. If anyone has swimmers interested who might like to participate in the MOR WSL program, the Mon/Thurs group is FULL, but we could accommodate a few more swimmers on Wed/Fri.