Tuesday, April 28, 2015

More information on clinics

There are no fees for any clinics.  No reservations or sign up is required. It is required that you sign in at the clinic that you attend in order to obtain credit for the attendance.  You must also stay the entire time of the clinic. If you can't stay the entire time, please select one that you can.

The online strokeandturn.com is an alternative method of obtaining stroke and turn certification for the TSA summer league. There is a $25.00 fee for this course.  TSA offers this as an alternative for those who can not attend a clinic. If you obtain certification via strokeandturn.com it is your responsibility to know the differences between what they teach on line and our TSA league rules,
(yes there are some slight differences).

Please note that it is not the recommendation of the clinics committee that a person without stroke and turn experience become certified via strokeandturn.com.  We also recommend that if it is your first year as a stroke and turn official or a starter that you find a mentor on your team or a neighboring team.


Monday, April 27, 2015

TSA Clinics

Why do we have mandatory attendance for clinics? The purpose of the clinics is to provide a consistent training and competition experience for TSA's 10,000+ swimmers. We ask for each club's cooperation and commitment in maintaining this standard and keeping TSA a strong summer league.

2015 Schedule
    Saturday, May 9th @ TAC in Cary: MEGA CLINIC DAY
    • Starters Clinic at 8:00 am
    • Stroke and Turn Clinic at 9:30 am
    • Coaches Clinic at 11:00 am
    Thursday, May 21st @ Planters Walk in Knightdale:
    • Stroke and Turn Clinic at 7:00 pm
    Wednesday, May 27th @ Lochmere Highlands Clubhouse (NOT the main Lochmere clubhouse) in Cary:
    • Stroke and Turn Clinic at 7:30 pm
    Saturday, May 30th @ North Hills in Raleigh: MEGA CLINIC DAY (No outside food or beverages!)
    • Starters Clinic at 8:00 am
    • Stroke and Turn Clinic at 9:30 am
    • Coaches Clinic at 11:00 am
    Thursday, June 4th @ Scotts Mill in Apex:
    • 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 www.strokeandturn.com. 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.
    No reservation nor RSVP necessary, just show up on time. Remember to sign in so that you get credit for attendance.  In consideration of others you need to stay the entire clinic.

    Questions?  Please contact TSA Clinics Chair Debra Ryan

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Amberly Anacondas looking for an Assistant Coach

The Amberly Anacondas Swim Team is looking an assistant coach to work with our team this summer.  We are looking for an assistant coach that is energetic and willing to continue to develop our team in its fourth year.
Last year, with 125 swimmers, we won our division and expect continued swimmer growth in skill and numbers this summer. Please email  Jenny Smith with your experience. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

LAPS for TAPS - Memorial Day Community Swim Event

Are you looking for an event that can bring your community together and raise money for a great cause? Consider sponsoring a "LAPS for TAPS" swim event to raise money for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (T.A.P.S) over Memorial Day Weekend (or any time!).

T.A.P.S. supports families who have been impacted by a death in the military regardless of geography or circumstance. The organization provides an amazing network of resources, seminars and publications at no charge to survivors from all branches of service, including Reserves and National Guard. T.A.P.S. programs and services are available not only for immediate family, but also for extended family and friends.

Our swim team’s involvement grew out of a tragedy. One of our Gator alumni, SPC Andrew Sipple, died on January 17th, 2014 in service to our country while deployed in Afghanistan. The T.A.P.S. organization was terrific to work with and provided support that helped us raise over $6,000. We held the event from 8 am to 11 am on Memorial Day with a breakfast. I’ll be happy to provide a template for how to organize this event. Please email me for details.

Catherine McCabe
Glenridge Gators Swim Team Coordinator

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Portable lights available for summer season rental

Swim Season Portable Light Rental from Triangle Futbol Club Alliance.
$700/unit (2 unit rental minimum).

Rental Period:  Week of 6/1-Week of 7/27.
Delivery/Set-Up and Pick-up Included.

For more information or to reserve lights, please contact Pete Sadin by email or at 919.696.2026.

Triangle Futbol Club Alliance is a non-profit youth soccer organization that serves over 3,000 families in the Triangle Area.  For more information, visit our website.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Assistant Coach Needed!

The Summerfield North Stingrays are looking for a new Assistant Coach. We are a small neighborhood pool located in North Raleigh, on Strickland Road.  If you are interested in applying or in finding out more information, please email Jo Stewart.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Two-time Olympian and National Team Member coming to Cary, NC with Fitter and Faster Swim Tour!

The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour is coming to Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, NC on June 6th for two age and skill level specific clinics led by two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton and National Team Member Tim Phillips.

SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Use promo code BLOGGER through April 20th to save an additional 10% off the current online price!

High Performance Clinic for Freestyle and Butterfly (8am-12pm; swimmers 12 and older):
Learn elite skills for both freestyle and butterfly from two champion swimmers, Chloe Sutton and Tim Phillips. Sutton and Phillips will teach participants how to create more power and speed by maximizing efficiency for both strokes. For details click here.

Essentials Premier Clinic for Freestyle and Butterfly (1:30pm-5:30pm; swimmers 11 and younger):
Learn from champion swimmers Tim Phillips and Chloe Sutton as they break down essential skills for freestyle and butterfly. Phillips and Sutton will teach swimmers the importance of balance, rhythm and timing in order to improve efficiency and speed. For details click here.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Sign up for either clinic on or before May 13th to be entered to win a 1/2 hour private lesson with Olympian Chloe Sutton! The winner is allowed to invite up to two friends.

If you have any questions about the clinic, contact Magdalena from Fitter and Faster Swim Tour.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

TAC Spring Clinics - Get ready for Summer League!

Triangle Aquatic Center and the TITANS are happy to announce our Spring Clinics. 
Stroke technique is the foundation of fast swimming. Get your swimmers prepared to excel this summer with our professional coaches and instructors.

See our flyer below for details or contact Megan Joyner