Friday, May 23, 2014

The Park at West Lake Stingrays seeking an Assistant Coach

The Stingrays are looking for an energetic assistant coach to help our team this summer. We are in our fourth year as a swim team, and our numbers have steadily increased - we are at approximately 100 to date. The Stingrays practice 4 evenings a week - Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:45 to 7:45, and Saturday mornings. Practices are divided up by age groups. The schedule goes down to 3 weekly practices when our meets start on 6/17. The coaching staff is fully supported by the team, the parents and the pool committee. Competitive pay provided.

Please email Kate Boles and Karen Rendon with your resume. 

Thank you.

Kate Boles 

TSA Rep - Park at West Lake Stingrays 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014



The TSA Summer League swim season is fast approaching! The Titans would like to offer to do a FREE swim clinic with your team at your home pool that is convenient for your team. The Titans have one of the best and most experienced coaching staffs in the country that will help your team get prepared for the season! Our staff has extensive experience coaching some of the best swimmers in the USA down to the swimmer just getting started in the sport. There is limited space that is available and always fills up very quickly, please schedule your clinic as early as possible to secure your clinic date and time!
  • We will plan out a date and time that fits your team schedule(space permitting)
  • We will work with you and your summer league coach to work on specific things that you would like I us to work on.(Generally 1-2 things during each clinic)
  • The TITANS have very experienced coaches that will come out work with your swimmer, coaches and parents.
  • We will follow back up by coming back to the summer league meets to see how the swimmers are doing and utilizing things that they learned from the clinics.
PHILOSOPHY – The TITANS swim team strives to develop each athlete to their greatest individual potential. The TITANS coaching staff works to teach, train and motivate swimmers to achieve at their peak in the water, in the classroom and in life. The positive experience that swimming provides will allow each TITAN to become successful young adults in today’s society, developing a confident self image and healthy habits which are of the utmost importance.

INCLUSIVNESS – The TITANS program provides a place for every level of swimmer no matter whether they are new to the sport or one of the most elite swimmers in the world. The “TITAN Tracks” not only allows every swimmer to join a group and swim with swimmers of their age and ability levels but will also provide a progression for them to advance through the program at the commitment level that they desire with our Preparatory, Challenge and Elite tracks.

Please contact Jeff Pishko via email or by calling 919-397-4819 as soon as possible to coordinate your Summer Teams Clinic. Visit the TITANS at!

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Championship Meet waiver form is now available

No rush yet, but the waiver form for the July 26-27 Championship Meet is now available. When a team submits its meet entries and fees in July (exact due date still TBD), it must also include a signed waiver form for each participating swimmer. You can avoid the last-minute scramble for signatures by getting your swimmers' parents to sign a waiver now and keeping those forms on file.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

2014 TSA Clinic Schedule

Please note that all clinics are open to anyone who wants to attend -- NO registration or RSVP is required. Sign-in sheets will be at each clinic.

Saturday, May 17th @ TAC:
  • Starters Clinic at 8:00 am
  • Stroke and Turn Clinic at 10:00 am
Thursday, May 22nd @ TAC:
  • Coaches Clinic at 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 22nd @ Planters Walk in Knightdale:
  • Stroke and Turn Clinic at 7:00 pm
Saturday, May 31st @ Northbrook in Raleigh: MEGA CLINIC DAY
  • Starter's Clinic at 8:00 am
  • Stroke and Turn Clinic at 9:30 am
  • Coaches Clinic at 11:00 am
Thursday, June 5th @ Lochmere Highlands Clubhouse (NOT the main Lochmere clubhouse) in Cary:
  • Stroke and Turn Clinic at 7:30 pm

It is mandatory that each team send their coaches to a Coaches clinic every year.

Stroke and Turn officials who do not hold certifications from USA Swimming, the NCHSAA, the NCAA or the YMCA must re-certify every year. Officials who have been certified by one of those outside organizations need only to email TSA vice president Todd Blandford a copy of their credentials before the beginning of each TSA season.

An online option for stroke and turn certification is available at There is a $25 fee for this course.  If you certify via the online method you need to ensure that you know the differences between what is taught online versus the TSA rules (yes, there are some differences!). Finally, it is not the recommendation of the TSA Clinics Committee for any first-year official to obtain certification via the online method.

Questions?  Please contact TSA Clinics Chair Debra Ryan