Monday, July 25, 2016

Cecil L. Williamson TSA Educational Grant winners announced

Prior to the start of the afternoon session on Sunday (7/24/16) of the 2016 TSA Championship, TSA President Jim Moran, assisted by TSA Secretary Cathy Traugot and TSA Treasurer Jenny Smith, drew 25 names from the final list of eligible TSA graduating seniors.

The list of winners drawn is below. 

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. 

Congratulations to all of the winners!

Name  Team
Sabrina Cera Bedford at Falls River
Cassidy Winkler Bedford at Falls River
Federico Loncan Cary Swim Club
Gregory Hall  Devereaux
Karl Boynton Durant Trails
Alex Bonilla Garner
Will Countie Harrington Grove
Jon Suits Lake Park
Emma Edwardson Lochmere
Grace Edwardson Lochmere
Jacalyn Shoening Manchester
Sarah Crouse North Hills 
Britt Warner North Hills 
J.T. Berkowitz Oxxford Hunt
Callie Hall Oxxford Hunt
Collier Cobb Quail Hollow 
Brian Legarth Scotts Mill
Tyler Silver Shepherd's Vineyard
Caleb Totten Shepherd's Vineyard
Kylee Davidson Silverton
Shane Jeffries  Stonebridge
Emma Verdi  Sunset Ridge
Sierra Wombacher Walden Creek
Sean Sinnott-Nadasky Weldon Ridge
Carter Page Wood Valley


Friday, July 8, 2016

Swim Across America Olympian Clinic is this Sunday!

Good morning TSA reps,

On behalf of the Meredith Townes Mudpuppies, I just wanted to extend another invitation to our third annual Swim Across America cancer fundraiser honoring our first head coach, Brian Goldman. This year's event will be held this Sunday, July 10th, from 2:00-6:00 at the Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary. For your swimmers there are some fantastic activities planned! As always, we will have technique clinics led by some of the greatest names in swimming, where students will meet in small groups for instruction in each of the four swimming strokes, as well as water polo, and this year, open water swimming! Sue Walsh (UNC grad, Olympian 1980 backstroke)), Elaine (Breeden) Penrose (Stanford grad and still NCAA record-holder in the 200 fly, Beijing silver medalist in butterfly), and Tim Payne (5 time gold medalist in the Invictus Games) are just a few of the many headliners that will offer their time for this great cause. See the previous post on Tuesday Night Lights for additional clinic leaders.

For all of your swimmers who are looking to squeeze more out of their swims, meet with some of the worlds best swimmers and water polo players, and come away feeling like they've made a difference, please join us on Sunday, it is an event not to be missed! In fact, I've learned that the president of the national Swim-Across-America foundation has taken notice of our event, and will be joining us as well! There will be prizes for top fundraisers (including an autographed water polo ball from the captain (Tony Acevedo) of the US Water Polo team!) Here's the address for anyone looking for more information:

Note that you can swim as a team (join ours or create your own), or as an individual. Get your whole club out there!

Kind regards,
Steve Ross
Meredith Townes Mudpuppies

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Third Annual Swim Across America Swim, Water Polo, and Open-water challenge is open for registration!

Good morning TSA! I'm writing to you this morning to let you know that our third annual Swim Across America fundraiser to beat cancer is less than three weeks away! We do this in honor of our first coach, Dr. Brian Goldman. A physician, longtime swimmer, and yes, the very first "Mudpuppy", he founded and led our team for the first seven seasons before losing his battle with cancer in 2015. 

This year's event will be action packed – as in past years, we will have workshops in swim and water polo technique led by the best and brightest swimmers and coaches in the world! We also add our first open water challenge this year, with a one mile simulated open water swim! 

Come join us at the Triange Aquatic Center, July 10th, from 1:00-6:00 (or any part of that time). All teams (summer league, club teams, etc) are welcome!

Reserve your spots today by heading here to register, or to make a donation:
Do it Today! You can swim as part of 'team Mudpuppy' or form your own 'club team'!

Check out this partial list of confirmed swimmer and coach bios:
Elaine Breeden – 3 time NCAA champion in Butterfly while at Stanford, still holds NCAA 200 fly record. All American 24 times! Beijing silver medalist.
Erika Braun – Master's swimmer (sprinter!), Olympic trials qualifier in 2012 at age 40 (50 free), attempting to do it again this year at 44!
Todd Dudley – 1987 Pan Am games gold medalist (200 free); US Master's champion in 200 medley relay; Sanderson HS and Wolfpack alum!
Matt Patton – While at U. Michigan, 2007 gold medalist, 2011 silver medalist (400 free) in Pan Am games; 2008 short course National Championships (1st place in 500, 1650 free, 2nd in 200 free)
Todd Torres – 14 time All-American and LSU, Breaststroke and Freestyle Olympian in '92 and '96, currently holds many Masters Nationals records in Breaststroke.
Sue Walsh – standout swimmer at UNC, Olympian for 1980 Games (Backstroke). Double medalist at 1982 World Aquatics Championships; 2003 inductee into NC Sports Hall of Fame. In 2007, she set 6 world records in the US Master's Swimming Championships.

We will also have Rich DeSelm, UNC head coach since 2007, and coach to dozens of Olympic Trial Qualifiers and Olympians!

We are adding clinic leaders weekly, so this list will continue to grow. Join us for the clinics, photos with Olympians, and great fellowship in support of a great cause. 

Please don't hesitate to call(919 417 0105) or email ( with questions!

Steve Ross
Meredith Townes Mudpuppies

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sorry, but due to lack of interest Relay Meet Canceled

While there are a few people that think the relay championships is an exciting idea, only 7 teams expressed an interest in participating in the event.  That means that we will not host the Relay Championships this summer.   I do feel like it is fun and exciting concept.   If there are people interested in seeing how we might do this better and gain interest, please email me at   John Roy

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Save 10% NOW - Fitter and Faster Swim Tour is Coming to Cary

[posting on behalf of the Fitter and Faster Tour]

Hello Swimmers and Parents!

The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour clinics are coming to Triangle Aquatic Center in Cary, N.C. . on June 11th.
Olympians Klete Keller and Elaine Breeden will teach the swimmers how to execute faster and more powerful starts, turns, breakouts and finishes.
This is the perfect opportunity to work on some of the little things that will help you get faster for the summer season!

And please take advantage of a 10% discount for TSA swimmers!
SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Use promo code SWIM-TSA through June 5th to save an additional 10% off the current online price!

June 11: 11 and Under

June 11: 12 and Over

See you at the pool!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Used Lane Lines Available for Purchase

The Carolina Country Club has five 25-yard lane lines in good condition available for $500. Contact Flynn Jones if you are interested.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Lifeguards Needed 15 and Up

Needed - Lifeguards at River Rock Swim Club
Want to earn some extra money this summer? Enjoy the sunshine and swimming? Hangout at the pool? Make your own hours? We are currently hiring lifeguards for the 2016 pool season. The pool opens Saturday, May 14 and closes Sunday, September 11. If you are at least 15 years old, currently have your lifeguard certificate or will be getting it soon, apply for a lifeguard position. Follow the link below to access the application.  We will be having our first meeting soon. Let us know if you have any questions.

Application Here Fill out form and email it to us


Saturday, April 30, 2016

TSA Team "GIVING BACK" to the Community.

Each season the Glenridge Gators make a big splash 
by "GIVING BACK" to the community.It is a great way to build team spirit out of the water while doing good in the community. This season the team is Giving Back by hosting a food drive for the US Veterans Corps,Rescue Ruck Program,which provides food for 
US Military & Veteran families in need. The US Veterans Corps, located in Cary provides "Hands On" community service by  participating in community service projects & events in the military & civilian community. Our team invites you to join us in Giving Back by hosting a food drive at your team pool.

Please contact -  Jennifer Woods
Development/Expo Director
US Veterans Corps

Email -
To find out more about the US Veterans Corps  please click here -

Gaotrs Give Back -   
Catherine McCabe  -  (919) 449 8772

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Portable lights available for rental by swim teams

Swim Season Portable Light Rental from Triangle Futbol Club Alliance.
$730/unit (no unit minimum).

Rental Period:  6/1-Week of 7/31
>>Delivery/Set-Up, Fuel and Pick-up Included.<<
We specialize in difficult set-up logistics!

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

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