Monday, March 21, 2011

TSA Clinics

The Clinics Committee has scheduled several clinics.

Hasentree will host a Stroke and Turn Clinic on Tuesday, May 10. This clinic starts at 7:00 PM and usually lasts just over an hour.

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 unless they have USA Swimming, YMCA, NCHSAA or NCAA certification. Additional stroke and turn clinics are planned to be held at North and South League clubs.

Northbrook is hosting a Coaches Clinic on Wednesday, May 18 in their clubhouse. 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 experienced year round coaches that provide excellent information as well as additional resources for your coaches.

Silverton in Cary will host a Starter Clinic on Saturday May 28 at their pool. The time is 9:00 AM. Remember that good starters run fast and efficient meets. This clinic can be very helpful. Starter Clinics are not mandatory.

Watch the TSA blog for additional clinic announcements.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

April Board of Directors meeting has been rescheduled to April 12th

Not everyone was able to attend last night’s Board of Directors meeting, so I wanted to pass along an important schedule update: the Board voted to move the April meeting from the 19th to the 12th (exactly one week earlier). This change lets us avoid the Wake County Schools spring break week. The meeting will be held at the usual time (7:00) and at the originally-scheduled venue (TAC). There are two big items on the agenda for that meeting thus far: discussion and potential vote on the Leagues & Scheduling Committee’s proposed dual meet schedule; and a presentation from the Championship & Invitational Meets Committee on the feasibility of reinstituting official TSA championship meets.

The proposed dual meet schedule will be circulated to the entire Board via the mailing list when it becomes available, which is expected to be approximately one week from now. In accordance with the wishes expressed by the membership last night, we will wait until the April Board meeting to discuss and vote on the proposal.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Agenda for tomorrow's Board of Directors meeting

Don’t forget that the next Board of Directors meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 7:00 at the Triangle Aquatic Center (TAC) in Cary.

As always, I highly encourage everyone to print their own copy of the meeting agenda to bring with them. You should also review the meeting minutes from last month; if you spot any errors, we can amend the minutes before approving them.

Those of you who have looked at the agenda are probably wondering where the proposed dual meet schedule is. The Leagues & Scheduling committee does not quite have its final proposal ready yet, but expects to have it by Tuesday evening. Printed copies will be available at the meeting.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Coaches needed for Park Village

The Park Village swim team is looking for a head coach and an assistant coach for the upcoming summer season. We are a community pool located off of Davis Drive with approximately 100 swimmers. We offer practices in the morning and afternoon, Monday-Friday. If interested in applying please send your resume to Tracey Asbill.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

TSA Dues 2011

TSA Reps,

TSA dues bills were e-mailed to each club's rep on 3/1/2011. If you have not received an e-mail please let me know. Dues checks are due by April 30th. Please make check payable to TSA or Tarheel Swimming Association, not to me, and mail to address listed at the bottom of the invoice.

My e-mail is

Thank you

Cathy Brunk

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Swim with Olympians!

The Fitter & Faster Tour is coming back to Raleigh, NC on April 10th, 2011! I really enjoyed the event last time around and I’m personally helping them promote the event.  In exchange, they are giving our team a great discount for everyone who registers early.  The spots will fill up quickly so please sign up right away.  See below for details and the promo code. More event information and registration can be done online at

Three great athletes will be hosting the event this year:
-Olympic Champion Misty Hyman (butterfly)
-World Record Holder Nick Thoman (backstroke)
-American Record Holder and 2010 NCAA Champion Josh Schneider (freestyle)

Register NOW by clicking here or call 786-837-6885 for information on group packages.

Where: Triangle Aquatic Center
When: April 10th, 2011
Event start: 12 PM
Multiple Registration Discount: Register more than one child and save up to $30 per child! (Offer available for a limited time only) See the web site for details.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Swim Team Coach Needed!

Bentwinds CC in Fuquay-Varina is looking for a head coach for the 2011 season. We should have around 65 swimmers, and practice times are weekday afternoons only (no weekend!). Come spend your summer with us and a great bunch of kids. Please direct questions to Tim Barlow at 919-413-7758 or via email.