Monday, January 30, 2012

IX3 sports TSA swim clinics

[iX3]sports has offered individual and group athletic development training in multiple sports: swimming, running, triathlon, and speed & agility development since 2006. 2012 marks the inaugural year for the [iX3]sports professional swimming team that includes International Olympians and USA Swimming National Team members. In the summer of 2012, [iX3]sports is offering that swimming and athletic development knowledge to local swim clubs.

Clinic participants will learn skills they can apply immediately in their next competition. Additionally, our coaches will meet with your coaching staff, discuss specific drills for each competitive stroke and provide them with a packet of drills they can refer to in the future.

Topic Options:  There are three clinic topic options to choose from:

  • Comprehensive - Highlight important features of all competitive strokes, turns. Introduce basic drills and techniques.
  • Single Stroke - Focused solely on one stroke with in depth technique and drill instruction, including the turn and start.
  • Starts & Turns – This clinic focuses solely on starts and turns and racing technique. 
Professional Coaches: [iX3]sports’ lead coaches each have over 30 years experience in swimming and coaching.

Length: 2 ½ hours:  10 & Under, one hour;  11 & Older, one hour; Coaches Training, 30 minutes.

Cost: $25 per swimmer, with a 30 swimmer minimum (combined – both sessions).  

For more detailed clinic and contact information, click here.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Minutes of January Board meeting now available for review

The minutes of the January 17th Board of Directors meeting are now available for review. We will entertain motions to approve or amend them at next month's meeting.

Monday, January 23, 2012

RSA offering Spring Track-out Program - Wahoo Water Camp

Raleigh Swimming Association is offering a new track-out swim camp this Spring. Sessions are Monday-Thursday from 8 AM to 12 noon. One camp is offered for each track-out. Check it out at:

Wahoo Water Camp at swimrsa


RSA's Wahoo Water Camp

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Results of 2011 Post-Season Survey

At long last, the results of the 2011 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 always, 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.
I also owe everyone an apology. Due to errors on my part in setting up the survey, it omitted the question about head coach salaries and the question about assistant coach working hours. For the former, I have shown 2010 data for reference, since that is usually a topic of great interest.
Survey sections:
I'll try to post a follow-up in the next couple of weeks answering some of the specific questions posed in the free-form comment responses.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Interested in Being a Swim Coach?

Wendell Waves Swim Team is taking applications for coaching positions for the 2012 summer league season.

If you are interested, please e-mail Cindy Neal for an application.  Please put 'application' in the subject box.

Maybe it's not you but you know someone that might be interested; tell them to e-mail Cindy Neal for the application.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

October meeting minutes available for review

As usual, one of the items on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting is to review and approve the minutes of the previous meeting, so please print your copy of that as well.

Agenda for Tuesday's Meeting

The agenda for Tuesday's meeting can be found here. Please print out a copy and bring it with you.The meeting will begin promptly at 7 p.m. at the University Club, located at 4200 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh (Exit 3 from the I-440 Beltline).

Do you have what it takes to be a Mudpuppy?

The Mighty Meredith Townes Mudpuppies are looking for an assistant coach to help guide the team this summer. We are a team of 100+ swimmers from 4-18 years of age. As an assistant coach, you would be conducting practices and teaching our youth the essentials of competitive swimming. We emphasize fun and fitness in a safe environment. We are looking for a person who is enthusiastic, energetic and welcoming; who is an excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills; who is a good motivator of kids; who is able to coach kids in the elements of the four competitive strokes and other aspects of swim racing; who is able to work collaboratively with other coaches and volunteers to make this the best summer yet for our team; who enjoys having fun; who likes getting wet; who is fine with working with swimmers individually or in groups.

If you feel this describes you, please reply to

I look forward to hearing from you and telling you more about our team.


Brian Goldman, Head Coach, Meredith Townes Mudpuppies

Friday, January 13, 2012

Swim Awards from Crown Trophy of Cary

Hey TSA Swim Teams!

Free Tote Bag For The Pool!

Look for your complimentary tote bag at next weeks TSA meeting! Make sure you take one as you come in the door. Inside there will be a VERY special offer for teams ordering both swim ribbons and trophies or medals, ONLY from

Crown Trophy of Cary

The Triangles Original Crown Store

Helping build our Local economy.......1 Award at a Time!

683D Cary Town Blvd.

Cary, NC 27511

1 mile off I40 exit 291 (behind McDonalds)

Free Delivery ANYWHERE in the Triangle


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Starting Blocks for Sale

The Abbington Alligators have 6 wooden starting blocks for $100 if someone wants to buy them and pick them up. They need a few screws tightened and need to be repainted. We have upgraded and no longer need these. Please let Thomas Morgan know if you are interested. Thank you.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Reserve Stingrays are looking for Coaches

The Reserve Stingrays Swim Team (located in West Cary off Hwy. 55) is looking for qualified individuals to fill our Head Coach and Assistant Coaching positions for the 2012 summer swim season.  We are a medium size team (110+ swimmers).  Team practices are held twice daily starting in late May and we have swim meets on Tuesday evenings through the end of season in late July.  We offer competitive compensation and a fun positive coaching environment.  All interested candidates should send a letter of qualification or a resume to Donna Reist.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Abbington Alligators Coaching Position

The Abbington Alligators Swim Team is seeking a professional, dedicated Head Coach and dedicated Assistant Coach for the 2012 summer season. Having first fielded a team in 1999, Abbington has grown from a team of 50 swimmers to one with over 200 swimmers ages 4-18. As we enter our 14th year we are looking to another great season. We desire a coach who will motivate and teach swimmers while maintaining a fun and exciting team and family atmosphere. Our swim season runs from late May through late July. The successful candidate's skills will include:

Head Coach
*Must be over 18 years of age
*Competitive swimming at College level for at least 1 year
*2 or more seasons of swim coach experience at a rec level is preferable
*The ability to demonstrate energy and enthusiasm for teaching and motivating young swimmers
*A true love for working with swimmers of all ability levels including pre-competitive and competitive level swimmers
*A passion about teaching proper stroke technique and sportsmanship
*The ability to manage Junior and Assistant Coaches
*The ability to work with assistant coaches to develop swim meet line-ups
*Access to E-mail daily
*Knowledge of Hy-Tek Meet Manager software is preferred
*Strong communication and organizational skills with swimmers, parents, Assistant Coaches and Junior Coaches
*Must be certified in First Aid and CPR, and Certified water safety instructor

Assistant Coach
*Must be at least 18 years of age
*Competitive swimming at college or rec level
*Coaching experience preferred
*Ability to demonstrate energy and enthusiasm for teaching and motivating young swimmers
*A true love for working with swimmers of all ability levels including
*The ability to work with and manage Junior coaches
*The ability to work with Head Coach on the daily running of the team and meet line-ups
*Access to E-mail daily
*Strong communication and organizational skills with swimmers, parents, Head Coach and Junior Coaches
*Must be certified in First Aid and CPR, and Certified water safety instructor

Please send resume or questions to Nancy McElroy. Be sure to include your contact information.

Coaching Positions - Hawthorne Stingrays

The Hawthorne Stringrays are now hiring for both head and assistant coaching positions for the upcoming season. Our team is located right off of Leesville/Norwood Road and I-540 in North Raleigh.

We are looking for energetic, knowledgeable individuals who are interested in sharing their passion for swimming through their creative practices and enthusiasm on the pool deck.

Please send your resume and/or questions you may have to our TSA Rep Derek Speerschneider.

Garner Dolphins - Coaching Positions Available

The 2011 Division Champions are currently accepting resumes for both the Head Coach and Assistant Coach positions for the upcoming 2012 season. If you would like to be a part of a thriving and exciting swim team, here is your chance!!
Coaching and competitive swimming experience required. For more information about our team, visit our website. We offer an outstanding coaching environment and competitive pay.
If interested, please send your resume to Mark Logan.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

First TSA meeting of the year: Jan. 17th

Our first TSA Board of Directors meeting for the year is 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 17th at the University Club, located at 4200 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh (Exit 3 from the I-440 Beltline). I will post an agenda on this blog two days before the meeting.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Head Coach needed! Summer swim team Haddon Hall Hammerheads

The Haddon Hall swim team is looking to hire one head swim coach and one assistant coach for the 2012 summer swim season. Our team (approximately 80-100 swimmers) is located right off of Highways 64 and 55 in Apex. Haddon Hall is a great place to coach. Our swimmers are engaged and enthusiastic - and our parent volunteers are committed and welcoming. We love our neighborhood and have great pride in our swim team.

Candidates for the Head Coach position should have...
- An enthusiastic personality
- Previous coaching and/or competitive swimming experience.
- Knowledge and technical experience in teaching proper competitive strokes.
- Strong ability to motivate swimmers in a positive manner between the ages of 4-18.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with coaches, parents, and swimmers.
- Knowledge and experience of TSA league rules is helpful but not mandatory.

Candidates for the Assistant Coach position should have...
- An enthusiastic personality
- Previous competitive swimming experience (previous coachingexperience is a plus but not required).
- Knowledge and technical experience of proper competitive strokes.
- Strong ability to motivate and lead swimmers in a positive manner between the ages of 4-18. - Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge and experience of TSA league rules (a plus but notrequired)

Duties for both coaches include, but are not limited to the supervision and development of swimmers at morning and afternoon swim practices weekdays mid-May through July, managementand preparation of swimmers for 6 swim meets on Tuesday evenings.

If interested, please send your resume to our swim team chair.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Request for Proposal: Meet Host for TSA Championship

Happy New Year!

TSA will be conducting the offical TSA Championship Swim Meet on July 21-22, 2012, and invites all interested parties to submit proposals to serve as Meet Host in partnership with the league. The event is to be conducted to establish the true TSA individual and team champions while at the same time providing a fun environment for all in support of the TSA mission.

Full details can be found in the RFP. Prospective Meet Hosts must complete a copy of the schedules and response templates by February 1, 2012.

Contact C. Davis for more information and to submit your proposal.