Sunday, February 28, 2010

Coach needed at Black Horse Run

Black Horse Run in North Raleigh is in need of a coach for their summer swim team. Approximate enrollment of 80 swimmers. Small team but a lot of spirit. Contact me for more information.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Free Lane Line Reel

Highcroft has a used lane line reel that we would like to donate to a new team in need. Pictures are available by request.

Please contact us at if interested.

Rankings Proposal Passes

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
Carpenter Village
Cary Park
Crooked Creek
Dutchman Downs
Granite Falls
Jewish Community Center
North Raleigh
Oak Park
Planter’s Walk
Regency Park
Riverwood at Mingo Creek
Seven Oaks
TCC at Brentwood
Wellington Park

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

Weldon Ridge Currently Seeking Coaches

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 or call 919-244-4196 for more information. Thanks.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Swim Team insurance?

Our HOA is recommending that the team carry an accident and health policy with a $25,000 limit in addition to the insurance carried by the neighborhood. What do other teams do on this issue? Also do any pools require signed waivers and release forms from visiting teams? Thanks for the advice. Cris

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

MOR IN MAY Accepting Participants Now

The annual MOR in MAY swim clinic will be held April 26-May 15, 2010 in three locations--Ravenscroft School in North Raleigh, St. Mary's School in Central Raleigh and Riverwood Golf & Athletic Club in Clayton. The swim clinic is run by coaches from the Marlins of Raleigh and is a great refresher for those summer swimmers who may not have been in a pool that often during the winter months. The 3-week clinic is offered three days each week. Complete information is available on the MOR swim team website at The clinic cost is $90 per student for nine one-hour classes. The clinic generally fills quickly, so please be sure to mail in the application prior to April 9, 2010.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Agenda for tomorrow's Board of Directors meeting

Greetings TSAers,

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

NC State Camps - Coming This Summer!!

Hi there TSA

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