Thursday, February 11, 2021

Abbington Alligators Swim Team - TSA 2019 Division 3 Champions
The Abbington Alligators Swim Team is seeking a professional, dedicated Head Coach and dedicated Assistant Coach for the 2021 summer season.  Having first fielded a team in 1999, Abbington has grown from a team of 50 swimmers to around 145 swimmers ages 4-18 years old.  As we enter our 21st  year, we are looking towards another great season. We desire coaches who will motivate and teach swimmers while maintaining a fun and exciting team and family atmosphere.  Our swim season runs from Mid May through late July.  We provide very competitive pay for our coaches.

Duties will include, but are not limited to: day-to-day team management, development and supervision of age group appropriate workouts, assisting in preparing and submitting meet entries, attending swim team planning/parent meetings. 

The ideal candidate should have the following: 

Head Coach
-       Must be over 18 years of age
-       Preferred swimming at college level - Competitive or Club
-       Two or more seasons of swim coach experience at a rec level is preferable
-       Ability to demonstrate good sportsmanship for teaching and motivating young 
-       Enjoy working with swimmers of all ages including pre-competitive and competitive level  swimmers
-       Ability to teach proper stroke technique
-       Ability to manage Junior and Assistant Coaches
-       Ability to work with other coaches to develop swim meet line-ups
-       Must have access to e-mail and text
-       Experience and proficient of Hy-Tek Meet Manager software is preferred
-       Strong communication and organizational skills 
-       Must be certified in First Aid, CPR, and Certified Water Safety Instructor
-       Knowledge of TSA rules and regulations

Assistant Coach
-       Preferred swimming at college level - Competitive or Club
-       Coaching experience preferred
-       Ability to demonstrate good sportsmanship for teaching and motivating young swimmers
-       Enjoy working with swimmers of all ages including pre-competitive and competitive level swimmers
-       Ability to teach proper stroke technique
-       Ability to manage Junior and Assistant Coaches
-       Ability to work with other coaches to develop swim meet line-ups
-       Must have access to e-mail and text
-       Strong communication and organizational skills 
-       Must be certified in First Aid, CPR, and Certified Water Safety Instructor

Please send all resumes to Elizabeth Lawson at

Please free to contact me directly to inquire about the coaching positions at 910-789-2044.

Elizabeth Lawson

Abbington Alligators Swim Board President 

Monday, January 18, 2021

The Oxxford Hunt Swim Team is hiring for Head Coach and Assistant Coaching positions for Summer 2021.

The Oxxford Hunt Swim Team has open Head Coach and Assistant Coaching positions for the upcoming Summer 2021 swim season! Our Head Coach will lead the coaching staff and our approximately 115 swimmers with enthusiasm and positivity while promoting sportsmanship and teamwork. As a closely knit neighborhood team it is imperative the coaching staff works to help every Oxxford Hunt swimmer feel important by providing quality instruction and encouragement. The Head Coach will work closely with 1-2 Assistant Coaches to develop and execute practice/training sessions that will support individual swimmer and team goals and improvement. The season begins mid-May with daily (Monday-Friday) practices and runs through mid-July. Coaches must be available for afternoon practices the entire season and morning practices in June and July. If you or anyone you know may be interested please inquire for more information with the Swim Team Board at Learn more about our team at General Head/Assistant Coach Duties: Attend team functions/events Organize and coach swim practice/drills; includes water and dryland Work together to accomplish practices, meet preparation, meets, team activities Attend Time Trials, six dual meets, and Cary City Meet Prepare lineups and heat sheets prior to meets Develop and execute incentives and rewards that promote a fun, supportive team atmosphere Communicate professionally, effectively and proactively with swimmers, parents, coaches and the swim team board Qualifications: · Previous swimming experience (competitive or recreational swimming/coaching) · Ability to attend and lead morning and afternoon practice sessions. · Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR certifications not required but a plus. · Knowledge of TSA rules and regulations a plus.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Cary Park Swim Team Accepting Coaching Applications for Summer 2021


Cary Park Swim Team Hiring Head and Assistant Coaches for 2021 Season

The Cary Park Swim Team is seeking an energetic and professional head coach and several assistant coaches for the upcoming summer 2021 season.

The ideal candidates will be responsible for developing a consistent, team-wide coaching philosophy for our summer swim team that emphasizes the dual focus of building strong swimmers and promoting a love for being in the water and being part of a team. The head coach works closely with 3-5 assistant coaches to coordinate training sessions that support both individual and team goals. The head coach attends all dual meets and creates and enters line-ups in Hy-Tek Meet Manager. This individual must be comfortable working with all age groups (ages 5-18).

General Responsibilities:
· Develop and coach about 200 swimmers of varying skill levels and experience
· Be passionate about swimming while developing the potential of all athletes
· Supervise a coaching team made of 3-5 assistant coaches
· Along with assistant coaches, develop a clear plan for training sessions
· Attend one time trials meet, six dual meets, and the end-of-season Cary City and TSA Championship meets
· Assist with pre-meet activities such as determining lineups and entering heat sheets in Hy-Tek Meet Manager and upload results from Meet Manager to Team Unify
· Be a positive role model, maintaining high ethical moral standards
· Communicate professionally and effectively with athletes, parents, coaches and swim board
members via email and text

· Previous swimming and coaching experience (competitive swimming or rec coaching)
· Ability to coach swimmers of all skill levels and experience
· Ability to attend and lead morning and afternoon training sessions
· Knowledge of TSA rules and regulations
· Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR certifications are required
· Familiarity with Hy-Tek Meet Manager is a plus

Supportive environment and competitive pay offered.
If you are interested, please send your cover letter, resume, 2-3 references, and proof of your CPR/Lifeguard certification to Cynthia Nagle via email at To learn more about our team, visit our website at


Thursday, July 16, 2020

Marlins of Raleigh Swim Team

TSA Swimmers,

I know some of you have an active summer swimming program underway while, unfortunately, some were unable to offer a program this season.  Swimming will return  to normal at some point, but we want to make you aware of swimming opportunities that you can take advantage of right now.

The Marlins Of Raleigh Swim Team (MOR) is the only team in North Carolina that has achieved Podium Club Status in USA Swimming's Club Excellence program by virtue of achieving Gold Medal status 4 years in a row.  In fact, MOR is one of only 5 teams in the US and the only team in the Southeast to be so recognized.  In addition, MOR had 15 swimmers qualified for the 2020 US Olympic Trials, one of the highest totals in the US.  Yet there are 650 MOR swimmers and not all of them are Olympic Trials qualifiers.  For that matter, our Olympic Trials Qualifiers were all beginners at one point and were taught and prepared by the MOR staff to focus on details, how to work hard and set goals and have fun which allowed them to attain their dreams.  Young swimmers at MOR can achieve excellence as well as our 10-Under girls broke both 10-Under National Age Group records last summer.  They are all TSA summer swimmers, just like you!

MOR was one of the first teams in the US to return to swimming following state and national guidelines.  We developed protocols which allowed swim practice to occur in a clean, safe environment.  We are continuing those efforts today.   The CDC states that swimming is one of the safest activities to participate in as the chlorine kills the COVID-19 virus.  Additionally, the CDC states that exercise is essential for the physical and mental well-being of young people.

MOR's 2020-2021 season begins September 8th and our registration is now open.  But don't wait too long to sign up, as we expect to fill all of our spots by late July for some groups and early August for others.  We have convenient locations and you need to be evaluated by one of our staff.  In order to schedule an evaluation, contact:

North Raleigh-Cara Cameron
Raleigh-Lizzy Ring          
Cary-Lindsay Takkunen   
Clayton-John Fischetti    

Or you may call the MOR office at 919-851-3000.

We look forward to meeting you and starting you on your path to success in and out of the pool.

Coach Silver

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Cecil L Williamson TSA Educational Grant winners

For this unprecedented swim season, the TSA Board of Directors is pleased to still be able to award the Cecil L Williamson TSA Educational grants.  On Monday (6/22/20), TSA President Tracey Mizell and TSA Secretary Jenny Smith drew 25 names from the final list of eligible TSA graduating seniors for the Cecil L Williamson TSA Educational Grant. 

The list of winners is below.  Each winner will receive an Educational Grant in the amount of $400.  These checks will be mailed to the address on record for each swimmer when their application was entered.  

Congratulations to all the winners!

Jack Jones
Olivia Honaker
Cary Park
Carson Williams
Coachmans Trail
Joel Charnecki
Victoria Cunningham
Benjamin Nguyen
Lily Wilkerson
Alexander Wade
Harrington Grove
Jilli Blum
Harrington Grove
Mathew Sadlowski
Heritage Wake Forest
Abby Hook
Meredith Townes
Bella Ercolina
Meredith Townes
Kate Patrick
Quail Hollow
Ruth Cates
Quail Hollow
Jack McKinley
Scottish Hills
Luke Adas
Shepherds Vineyard
Alex Harwood
Summerfield North
Nicole Mares
Summerfield North
Elizabeth Soost
Finn Kerns
The Reserve
Grey Thompson
University Club
Jack Abplanalp
University Club
Jack Frailey
Nathan Kehn
Will Brodman

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

All American Swim - Pool Facility Equipment

 All American Swim

 Kiefer Rolling Equipment Rack
All American Swim can help get you Pool Ready for Swim Team Season!

As we all wait for the day our neighborhood pool can be filled with swimmers, take a bit of time to review what you may need to make your pool ready for practice and meets.
Many of you are familiar with All American Swim when purchasing team suits, team swim caps, and swim goggles. In addition, we are a part of Kiefer Aquatics and The Lifeguard Store, so we have experts on staff that can help you with pool facility equipment as well.  

Browse our pool facility equipment online or download this PDF to see some of the items we offer. Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Stay safe TSA Swim Community!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

RSA in MAYpril Summer Prep Clinics

RSA in MAYpril seasonal clinics are designed for children, ages four to eighteen, who are interested in summer league swimming.  The Firefish clinics include five fifty minute classes and the Weekend Wahoo clinics include five one hour classes.  Classes focus on skills needed for summer swimming success.  Led by RSA’s professional swim team coaches, the clinics include instruction in stroke technique, starts, turns and finishes, as well as reinforcement drills.  

Clinic Dates:                          4/25/20, 4/26/20, 5/02/20, 5/03/20, 5/9/20

Clinic Times:                         2:00 pm, 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm

Clinic Types:                         Firefish (4-6 years)* or Weekend Wahoo (11-18 years)*

Session of 5 Classes:           $125.00 (includes a RSA cap and a T-shirt)

The Firefish clinics are designed for four to six year olds and are taught in RSA’s warm water instructional pool with in-water and on-deck coaches. The Firefish curriculum focuses on the elements of freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, with an emphasis on FUN! Participants do not have to be able to swim 25 yards unassisted or be proficient in their strokes, but participants must be able to swim independently.  

The Weekend Wahoo clinics are designed for seven to eighteen year olds and are taught in RSA’s competition pool.  Participants are separated into age groups:  7-10, 11-14, 15-18.  The Weekend Wahoo curriculum focuses on the four competitive strokes, (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly), as well as starts, turns (for participants eleven years old and older), finishes and drills.  Participants must be able to swim at least 25 yards unassisted.  

Clinics are held at RSA’s Sonner Aquatic Facility located at 1013 Jones Franklin Road in Raleigh, NC.  

*Age is determined by the participant’s age as of 6/01/20 for Weekend Wahoos.
Age is determined by the participant’s age as of 4/25/20 for the Firefish.

Registration is open online at via the RSA in MAYpril Clinics button on the home page or the WSA tab on the home page.  For more information, contact us at or 919-859-4881.