Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Clinics Schedule

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.
2016 Clinics Schedule 

Saturday, May 14th @ 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
Monday, May 16th @ Greenway Club at Falls River in Raleigh
    • Stroke and Turn Clinic at 7:00 pm
Wednesday, May 25th @ Lochmere Highlands Clubhouse (NOT the main Lochmere clubhouse) in Cary
    • Stroke and Turn Clinic at 7:30 pm

Saturday, May 21st @ North Hills in Raleigh: MEGA CLINIC DAY (No outside food or beverages - coffee/water provided!)
    • Starters Clinic at 8:00 am
    • Stroke and Turn Clinic at 9:30 am
    • Coaches Clinic at 11:00 am
Tuesday, May 31st @ Scotts Mill in Apex
    • Stroke and Turn Clinic at 7:00 pm

Online Stroke and Turn Course

The online course offered by www.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 cannot attend a clinic. If you obtain certification via this course, it is your responsibility to know the differences between what they teach online and our TSA league rules (yes, there are some slight differences).

Please note that the Clinics Committee does not recommend that a person without any prior stroke and turn judging experience use this online course to achieve their first certification. We also recommend that first-time Stroke and Turn Judges and first-time Starters find a mentor on their team or a nearby one.

Stroke and Turn judges who do not hold a certification 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 a copy of their credentials to the TSA Vice President before the start of each TSA season.

Additional Online Training for Coaches

It is mandatory that each team send its coaches to a TSA Coaches' Clinic every year. However, individual clubs may also wish to supplement their staff's training with the American Swimming Coaches Association's online course specifically created for summer league coaches,


Please contact TSA Clinics Committee chair Debra Ryan.

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