Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Devereaux seeks head coach

Still looking for a head coach for our neighborhood team, the Devereaux Devil Rays in Cary.  We have about 80-100 summer league swimmers.  Please direct all resumes with references to Cheryl Wehrle.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Wendell Swim Club seeking Coaches

Are you looking for a summer coaching position?
Wendell Swim Club is looking to hire experienced coaches and assistants for the 2013 season.
Our team has approximately 80 swimmers.
Wendell Swim Club has a 25 yard, 6 lane pool. 

Call Cindy Neal for an application ASAP.
(919) 365-0887
Applications are due by FEBRUARY 13, 2013

Draft Minutes of January meeting available for review

Minutes of the January Board of Directors meeting are now available for review. Please contact me if you spot any errors or omissions so that corrections can be made prior to the February meeting.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Coaching Positions Available for Kitts Creek Killer Whales

Kitts Creek is a fun, vibrant community located in Morrisville. We are excited to participate as a full-fledged TSA league team this year, and we are in need of some great coaches. Our team looks to be close to 60 swimmers this year, and we are searching for a head coach and two assistants who can run practices beginning from late May through late July.  Must be able to teach stroke and turn fundamentals as well as racing preparedness while maintaining a fun, high-spirited, team-oriented environment. CPR and FIRST AID certification required. If interested, please send your resume to Hilary.

Go Killer Whales!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Medfield Head Coach position available


The MARC Sharks are looking to hire 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 and swimmers. The Sharks are a approximately 100 member, TSA South League team (Division 7 Champs for 2012) of swimmers age 4 to 18 that is run by an enthusiastic and supportive group of parent volunteers.
Duties include, but are not limited to: day-to-day team management, development and supervision of age group appropriate workouts, assisting in preparing and submitting meet entries, attending swim team planning/parent meetings.
The positions are part-time from mid-May through the third week in July. Coach must be available weekday mornings and evenings for practices, Saturday mornings for practices, All day Tuesday 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 preparing for meets. Knowledge of TSA rules and regulations is helpful.

Work Days:                                                                  
Coaches’ Orientation (2 hours) - date to be scheduled
Ice cream Social/New Family Orientation (3 hours) - mid May on Sun. afternoon, date TBD
Weekday (afternoon) Practice (4 days a week- 3 hours) - begins Monday, mid-May, date TBD
Saturday Practice (2.5 hours) - begins Saturday, mid-May, date TBD
Time Trials (3-4 hours) - Saturday morning, date TBD
Weekday (morning) Practice (3 days a week- 3 hours) - begins 6/10
Meet Days (6- Tuesdays) planning & meet (13 hours) - begins 6/4
Invitational Meet (Saturday- 5 or more hours) - date TBD

Pay Rates (start at):
Head Coach $12.00/hour
Pay Schedule is bi-weekly beginning at the end of the 3rd week of employment.
Coach will receive a 1099 MISC form showing total contracted earnings for the year.  The individual will be responsible to pay the required federal and state taxes based on that amount.

Visit our web site to download an application (see link directly above 2012 team picture).

Mail completed application to:
MARC Sharks
c/o Jennifer Pfaltzgraff
6808 Electra Drive
Raleigh NC 27607


Coach-athlete interaction
• Uses encouragement
• Works with certain individuals
• Uses praise
• Works with all individuals
• Uses constructive criticism
• Works with the team
• Uses appropriate discipline

Teaching Skills
• Uses demonstrations by getting in the pool with swimmers, especially younger ones
• Uses questions as a teaching tool
• Provides constructive feedback

Practice Management
• Arrives early
• Maintains swimmer attendance records
• Workout begins on time
• Workout is organized and well planned
• Keeps athletes engaged in productive activity

Meet Management
• Arrives early
• Observes swims
• Provides encouragement
• Supervises warm-ups
• Uses praise and constructive criticism
• Handles disputes with officials with help of TSA rep

• Dresses appropriately
• Positive role model
• Punctual to all practices and meets
• Has team spirit and encourages swimmers to show team spirit at meets
• Handles and oversees meet entries
• Disbursement of meet information
• Is aware of team records and best times

Monday, January 21, 2013

Park Village Swim Team needs a Head Coach

The Park Village Porpoises are looking for a Head Coach to lead our swim team!  We are a neighborhood team located off of Davis Drive in Cary.  We typically have around 100 swimmers.  Practices are offered mornings and afternoons, Monday through Friday.  If interested in applying please send resume to Tracey.

Assistant Coaching Position with the Meredith Townes Mudpuppies

Meredith Townes Mudpups are looking for a few good assistant coaches!

Do you enjoy working with kids, love being in the water, get excited about summer swimming? If that sounds like you then you may be just right for a summer job with the Meredith Townes Mudpuppies swim team. We are a group of 120 kids who love to splash it up from May to July.

If you are interested send an email to head coach Brian Goldman. Feel free to attach resume and references.

Go Pups!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Haddon Hall Hammerheads Accepting Coaching Applications

The Haddon Hall Hammerheads swim team of Apex is now accepting coaching applications for the 2013 season. If you would like to be considered, please email Jennifer Covington

Our season goes from mid May to late July. Our practices are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday (morning and afternoon), with meets on Tuesday evenings. We desire a coach who will motivate and teach swimmers while maintaining a fun team atomosphere for swimmers and families.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:
  • Two or more seasons of swim coach experience is preferable
  • The ability to demonstrate energy and enthusiasm for teaching and motivating young swimmers
  • A passion about teaching proper stroke technique and sportsmanship
  • The ability to work with coaches to develop swim meet lineups
  • Access to email daily
  • Must be certified in First Aid and CPR

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

TSA Swim Team Manager Online Service

TSA Swim Team Manager (TSTM)* is a swim team management service created based on many TSA teams' experiences. A list of features can be found here.

If you want to bring all team families online, reduce volunteers' and coaches' workload, please take a look at this service and see how much time and effort can be saved.  I hope you will like it after comparing it with working manually or other software services and tools you might have been using.

Please feel free to email if you have any inquiries. References are available upon request.

Thank you for your attention.

TSA Swim Team Manager (TSTM) is offered by a third party. It is not an official TSA software product.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Devereaux Head Coach Needed

Devereaux Swim Team is looking for a head coach for our summer TSA league.  We are located in Cary and have 80-100 swimmers each summer.  If you are interested, please send a resume and references to Cheryl Wehrle.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

TSA Board Meeting Tuesday, January 15th

The TSA Board of Directors will meet this Tuesday, January 15th at 7 p.m. at the University Club. The agenda can accessed here.

Click here for results from the 2012 TSA Rep survey.

Cathy Traugot
TSA President

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Lochmere Monsters Swim Team is now accepting coaching applications for the 2013 season. Please contact Gail Lewis at 919-233-7640 or email her.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Crooked Creek Crocs (Fuquay) Hiring Head Coach and Assistant Coach for 2013

The primary goal of the Crooked Creek Crocs is to offer a fun and competitive summer swim program to the youth of the Crooked Creek Community. The Coaches’ key objectives are to aid swimmers in mastering strokes, setting and achieving goals, practicing good sportsmanship and developing confidence through swimming. 

HEAD COACH JOB DESCRIPTION: Direct Summer swim team for the Crooked Creek Crocs. Position runs from the beginning of May through the end of July.  Work schedule will vary, including weekday morning and evening and Saturday morning practices, as well as eight (8) swim meets throughout the season (including the championship meet).


  • Active participation throughout the swim season.
  • Willingness to obtain necessary safety and sport related certifications as required.
  • Leading swimmers through all aspects of the competitive swimming, including skill development, endurance training, starts, flip turns and relay exchanges.
  • Inspiring swimmers to enjoy the sport of swimming. 
  • Fostering team spirit and good sportsmanship.
  • Preparation of facilities and organization of swimmers for practices and meets.
  • Participation throughout entire swim meet, including set up, warm-ups, practice starts, all events, take down etc.
  • Preparation of meet rosters and relay assignments to balance fair participation and competitive strategy.
  • Assisting in the hiring and supervision of the assistant coach.

  • High school graduate
  • Competitive swimming experience
  • Prior coaching experience
  • Experience working with children, at all levels
  • Willingness to participate in background check
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • CPR and First Aid or equivalent training required.
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor preferred.
  • Experience with Hy-Tek Meet Manager preferred. Must be willing to learn.

ASSISTANT COACH JOB DESCRIPTION: Assist the Head Coach in all aspects of running the swim team. The season runs from the beginning of May through the end of July. Scheduling may vary, including weekday morning and evening practices; Saturday morning practice; and 8 meets (including the championship meet).

  • Active participation throughout the swim season.
  • Assisting head coach in creating an age appropriate workout focusing on technique, endurance, stroke development, drills etc. 
  • Inspiring swimmers to enjoy the sport of swimming, fostering team spirit and good sportsmanship.
  • Assisting in leading structured practices.
  • Assisting head coach with administrative matters relating to the team, swim meet arrangements and interaction with parents. 
  • Engaging parents and cultivating relationships to create a collaborative swim team environment.
  • Any additional duties as assigned by the head coach.
  • High school graduate
  • Competitive swimming experience
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Interest in and ability to work with children at all age levels
  • Display a positive and encouraging attitude during swim practice
  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, lifeguard training, CPR and First Aid or equivalent training preferred
  • Coaching experience preferred
  • Willingness to participate in background check

Please send a letter of interest and resume to by January 31, 2013.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013 TSA Board Meetings

January 15th - University Club 
February 19th - University Club 
March 19th - Triangle Aquatic Center 
April 16th - Triangle Aquatic Center  (tentative)
May 21th - Triangle Aquatic Center  

All meetings begin at 7 p.m. TSA Reps will receive an agenda approximately five days before the meeting.

Directions to University Club and Triangle Aquatic Center. Overflow parking for the Triangle Aquatic Center is located in the Northeast corner of the Cary Towne Center parking lot. 

Any questions? Send me an email.