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