Monday, April 26, 2010

Clinics update

Additional Clinics are scheduled.

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

Stroke and Turn Clinics

The Clinics Committee has scheduled several Stroke and Turn Clinics.

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

Reminder: April 20th Board of Directors meeting has been canceled

For anyone who missed last month's meeting, we finished our off-season business and therefore decided to cancel the April 20th Board meeting. The only remaining Board meeting before the summer will be the May 18th meeting at University Club. This will be a very short meeting where you can pick up your club's bag of meet materials; we then adjourn into a Meet Management clinic for any new reps interested in learning about how to run a meet.

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

MOR to Host Speedo Olympic Clinic with Peter Vanderkaay

The Marlins Of Raleigh will host the Speedo Olympic Swim Clinic with Peter Vanderkaay on Saturday, April 17 from 9-11 am at NCSU's Willis Casey Natatorium.

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 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.

TSA Dues

Just a reminder that the TSA dues deadline is April 30th. Please send your payment as soon as possible. If you are not sure whether your Club has submitted payment, please send me an e-mail. Thank you for your help.

Cathy Brunk

Head Swim Coach for TAC Torpedoes

Triangle Aquatic Center is looking for a head coach for their TSA summer league team, the TAC Torpedoes. This is the first year TAC will have a competitive TSA summer team. The head coach will be responsible for managing a team of 30-50 swimmers who will compete amongst other TSA South League teams. TAC is looking for a coach who is willing to work with management for further development of the TAC Torpedoes.

Please contact Julia Herman for further information or visit