Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Bella Casa seeks assistant coaches

The South League Division 12 champion Bella Casa Barracudas are looking for three assistant coaches for the 2016 swim season. The Bella Casa Barracudas are a growing team in Apex whose primary focus is to share the fun and excitement of swimming with a new generation. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to share their swimming skills with a great group of kids.

  • Lead an age group practice teaching swimming skills and encouraging kids to do their best
  • Assist with pre-meet activities such as lineups, heat sheets, and other meet paperwork
  • Gather swimmers for each event and help Clerk of Course with getting swimmers to the blocks for swims
  • Willingness to try new ideas to help kids learn
  • Assist other assistant coaches with their age groups
  • Help lead team in cheers and cheering for teammates 
  • Attend weekly coaches staff meeting to go over plans for the upcoming week.

  • Previous competitive swimming experience (swimming or coaching)
  • General knowledge of all four competitive strokes and how to get kids to understand
  • USA Swimming Coach certification desired but not required
  • Can-do attitude
If interested, please submit resume to Mark Rubacky.  Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Carpenter Village Swim Team seeking coaches!

The Carpenter Village Hammerheads in west Cary are looking for swim coaches for the upcoming summer league season. If you love children and are looking for a fun and exciting opportunity, then look no further! We are in need of energetic, team oriented, coaches to guide us on our road to success! Candidates will need to be available, starting on May 14th thru July 24th, for weekday afternoon practices from 5-8 pm, plus weekday morning practices from 8-10 am beginning in mid-June. Occasional Saturday morning practices from 8-11 am may be requested. Swimming/coaching background is preferred.  Competitive pay.  If interested, please contact Philippe Mentler.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Meet Dates for 2016

At the October 2015 meeting, the Board voted to adopt the following calendar for 2016's Tuesday night dual meets:
  • June 14
  • June 21
  • June 28
  • July 5
  • July 12
  • July 19
The Championship Meet is expected to be held on the weekend of July 23-24.

Board of Directors Meetings for 2016

As announced in the October 2015 meeting agenda, the schedule for the 2016 Board of Directors meetings is:
  • January 19 at TAC
  • February 16 at TAC
  • March 15 at North Hills
  • (If necessary) April 19, location TBD
  • May 17 at TAC
  • Fall date and location TBD
As always, all meetings are on Tuesday evenings and start at 7:00.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Congratulations to the Stonebridge Stingrays, Small Team Champions

One more award from last month's TSA Championship Meet goes to Stonebridge, which was the highest scoring team with 125 or fewer swimmers. The Stingrays thus win the Small Team trophy. Congratulations to Stonebridge!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Fitter and Faster clinics in Fayetteville on Aug. 15-16!

The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour is coming back to North Carolina! This time to the brand new Westover Recreational Center Pool in Fayetteville, NC on Aug. 15-16! The two clinicians leading the clinics will be 2012 Olympian Lauren Perdue and American Record Holder David Nolan!

The curriculum will focus on Starts, Turns and Fast Backstroke! Don't miss out and sign up today!

SPECIAL DISCOUNT: The first 10 registrants to use promo code SUMMER through Aug. 12th will save an additional 10% off the current online price!

Starts, Turns and Fast Backstroke (swimmers 11 and younger)
High Performance Starts, Turns and Backstroke Skills (swimmers 12 and older)

Questions? Call 786-837-6885 or email magda@fitterandfaster.com.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Cecil L. Williamson TSA Educational Grant winners announced

Prior to the start of the afternoon session of the Sunday afternoon session of the 2015 TSA Championship (approximately 12:20 on Sunday 7/26/2015), TSA President Cathy Traugot, assisted by TSA Treasurer Jenny Smith, drew 25 names from the final list of eligible TSA graduating seniors.

The list of winners, and the order in which their name was drawn is below. 

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Each winner will receive an Educational Grant in the amount of $400.  These checks will be mailed out to the address of record for each swimmer when they entered their application.

Order Drawn
Name (Team)
Robyn Dennis (Springdale)
Jessica Boland (Shepherd's Vineyard)
Katherine Boyle (Lochmere)
Luke Boland (Shepherd's Vineyard)
Griffin Rogers (Northbrook)
Lucas Wylie (Greystone)
Matt Smothers (Eagle Ridge)
Justin Ress (Shepherd's Vineyard)
Kayla Hansen (Olive Chapel)
Kelsey Lawton (Dutchman Downs)
Ashlyn Kerls (Hawthorne)
Jackson Creasy (Lochmere)
Sandy Lackman (Shepherd's Vineyard)
Katherine Patetta (Silverton)
Emma Hughes (Greystone)
Kelli Davison (Dutchman Downs)
Ben Matthews (Shepherd's Vineyard)
Jenny Rankin (Shepherd's Vineyard)
Julia Hansen (Olive Chapel)
Paige Arbutina (Brier Creek)
Sarah Parker (Lochmere)
Drew Bunting (Lake Park)
Sami Makseyn (Wellington Park)
Christopher Gebbia (Regency)
Bronson Boucher (Lochmere)

Monday, July 27, 2015

2015 National Hispanic Heritage Swim Meet

A Meet Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

The Raleigh Swimming Association (RSA) is hosting the inaugural National Hispanic Heritage Swim Meet at Sonner Aquatic Facility on Saturday, September 5th. Swimmers from your TSA team are cordially invited to participate.  This meet is open to club-affiliated and non-year-round swimmers of all levels. TSA teams are welcome to enter relay teams.

The goal of this meet is to foster swim awareness and water safety among Latino/Hispanic youth. Warm up will begin at 1:30 pm and the meet will begin at 2:30 pm. Medals and ribbons will be awarded.  Immediately following the meet, RSA is hosting a dinner with a guest speaker.
We would love to have TSA swimmers participate in the meet. Please contact nhhsm@swimrsa.org for a registration form or call (919) 859-4881 if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you on September 5th.

Host:       Raleigh Swimming Association (RSA)
Date:       Saturday, September 5, 2015
Time:       1:30 pm warm ups and 2:30 pm start
Location:  Sonner Aquatic Facility
               1013 Jones Franklin Road
               Raleigh NC 27606
Who:       Open to club-affiliated and non-year-round swimmers of all levels.
Limits:     Swimmers may swim three events and 1 relay.
Cost:       Participant fee: $13.00 per swimmer
               Individual/Relay event fee: $3.00 per event per swimmer
               Late entry: Double event fees
               Speaker dinner: $5.00 per person

Friday, July 24, 2015

TSA 2015 Division Winners announced!

Another great TSA regular season has come to an end. It seems like only 6 weeks ago we started out this season, and now it is already over. We hope you all enjoyed the season, and that your kids, parents and coaches had a great time.  The weather cooperated, for the most part, and we only topped 95 degrees at 6:00 pm once, I believe.

Before we finish up the 2015 season with the TSA Championship this weekend at the Triangle Aquatic Center, I wanted to announce the Division winners in each league.

For those teams competing in the TSA Championship, we will present your trophy to your team on the pool deck before the start of the afternoon session on the day your team is swimming. Note: Please plan on being on the pool deck around 12:30 on the day your team is competing.  If you are not competing in the TSA Championship we would still love you for to accept your team's trophy during the presentation on either Saturday or Sunday.

Congratulations to the following teams for winning your division!  We had some very exciting meets and division races this year. Thank you all for contributing to a safe, competitive, and most important, fun, TSA season.

North League Division 1
Seven Oaks Marlins
North League Division 2
Lake Park Marlins
North League Division 3
Meredith Townes Mudpuppies
North League Division 4
Wood Valley Otters
North League Division 5
Brier Creek Barracudas
North League Division 6
Granite Falls Gators
North League Division 7
Planter's Walk Piranhas
North League Division 8
Durant Trails Typhoons
North League Division 9
Crabtree Swimming Machine
North League Division 10
Carlyle & Chatsworth Lakers
South League Division 1
Shepherd's Vineyard Killer Whales
South League Division 2
Sunset Ridge Barracudas
South League Division 3
Silverton Sharks
South League Division 4
Wellsley Wave
South League Division 5
Medfield Sharks
South League Division 6
Regency Riptides
South League Division 7
Glenridge Gators
South League Division 8
Brookstone Barracudas
South League Division 9
Preston Village Tiger Sharks
South League Division 10
Clubworx Sharx
South League Division 11
Kitts Creek Killer Whales
South League Division 12
Bella Casa Barracudas