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November 2, 2011 - Wes Robbins to Navy Seal Training
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Swimmers are certainly safe with gifted local swimmer and Cary High grad Wes Robbins on the guard stand. But after 2+ years as a lifeguard at TAC, Wes is about to embark on a challenging journey to become a US Navy Seal. "I’m hoping to serve my country and make the very best use of my talents" says Wes.

Wes passed the written ASVAB test and the grueling physical screening tests under the watchful eye of Seal mentor and former Seal Commander Dock Hooks. That training will continue until his ship date of March 22, when Wes reports for Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL for basic Navy training or "boot camp". After RTC, Seal trainees then attend BUDS or Basic Underwater Demolition-difficult to say the least, with only a 15% graduation rate. Training continues over 2 years, followed by a four-year term of active duty.

We're all very proud of Wes, so please feel free to stop and congratulate him on his acceptance into the program and to thank him for his ongoing commitment of service!


September 19, 2011 - Curran Receives Financial Industry Top Community Service Award
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Michael Curran, Cary resident and Senior Vice President at CAPTRUST Financial Advisors in Raleigh, took home the prestigious Community Service Award at the fifth annual national Invest in Others Charitable Foundation and InvestmentNews Community Leadership Awards dinner, held September 15, in New York City.

The judges, executives from the country's leading financial advisory firms, were truly moved by the generosity and the commitment to the community that each of the hundreds of advisor / entrants demonstrated, but awarded top honors to Curran as a testament to his level of involvement in changing the lives of others, as demonstrated by his ongoing commitment to service, leadership and exemplary philanthropy at the Triangle Aquatic Center. A generous contribution by the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation and InvestmentNews will be made to TAC as a result of this award, and Curran personally enjoyed the opportunity to "ring the bell" at the opening of NASDAQ trading to celebrate the accolades.

Curran believes strongly that the financial advisory industry "has been given much and entrusted with much. Turning that trust into something of significance, and saving the lives of children, is just one of our many responsibilities." It is that strong sense of giving back that drove Curran to develop Triangle Aquatic Center, with a focused mission to provide for the health and safety of local children. "Money from the award will fund TAC's Make-a-Splash program that provides free life saving swim lessons for low income families and minorities in the Triangle", says Curran.

Unlike most other large public aquatic facilities in the US, TAC was constructed without taxpayer funding, and under Curran's leadership, a strong management team, and community support, operates in the black each year. Still, Curran would like to do more, and says that retiring debt would allow TAC to provide even greater access to those within the community. To add your own support to this important community asset, please contact Curran at 919.745.0836.

Keynote speaker at the awards dinner was captivating Chef Jeff Henderson, who grew up tough, sold drugs, spent 10 years behind bars, then worked with persistence and determination to eventually become the executive chef at Café Bellagio in Las Vegas. He now gives back in turn as the personality behind The Chef Jeff Project, which takes at-risk young adults and commits to turning their lives around by putting them to work for his catering company, providing them with knowledge, skills and ultimately, the opportunity for a new life with a culinary career.


May 21, 2011 - Pool Work Equals Track Success for Cary Relay
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Cary High's state record holding and 4th-ranked nationally women's 4 X 800 relay team trains hard… on the track and in the water! Coach Jerry Dotson attributes much of his team's success to the workouts he gives them in the pool to increase athlete lung capacity and to prevent injury during the rigors of the training season.

"High school girls especially need to be careful during those growth years, as their bodies change and strengthen", says Coach Dotson, who incorporates 45 minutes of water running into their practices. "It’s like weightlifting, but safer, given the resistance of the water." His results are quite convincing.

Seniors Deanna Foshee, twin sister Erin Foshee, Jenna Christensen and Sheridan Jordan have been together as a team since 7th grade and have grown into quite a powerhouse relay, competing at several elite national events over their careers. Their times have steadily dropped, culminating with a very quick 9:06.17 at the NC State Championships this past spring. Quite an accomplishment, especially considering that Deanna, who will run at NCSU next year, didn’t run on land at all for 6 weeks, nursing a stress fracture. Dotson kept her training solely in the pool, and he kept telling her that she'd be in great shape for the big end of season championship events. True. Deanna swept Regionals, winning both the 800 and the 1600. "That's a very special group of girls. It will be a long time before we see a group like that again", says Dotson who has coached at Cary for the past 21 years.

The boys team too, spends time working at TAC under the water for "VO2max" workouts to improve oxygen uptake. Cross-training in the water is such a vital part of the team's success, and Coach Dotson is thrilled to be located so close to TAC. "Cary is such a unique, ACTIVE community". With all that’s available here, and with the culture, "it's where you want to raise your kids."

Check the TAC Calendar and drop in during the available times shown for your own workout.


April 16, 2011 - Long Course Benefits, by Marty Gall, TAC / OSB Masters
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As summer approaches, TAC now offers several sessions of "long course", or 50-meter training during the week (See schedule). This can be difficult for newer swimmers! According to Marty Gaal, CSCS, founder and head coach of the TAC-One Step Beyond Cary Masters Swim Team, "there are a bunch of reasons why you or your child should relish the challenge."

If you are an adult training for triathlons or open water swimming events, nothing brings you closer to actual open water venues then long course pools. In a short course pool the flip turn or wall turn allows you a brief moment of respite. In long course these moments are much more fleeting, much like they are in an open water race. Only you can keep you moving forward!

If you are an age-group swimmer, nothing will get you in shape for swimming more quickly than interval training in a long course pool. No extra rest on the wall, no slow flip turns, there is no faking it in the middle of a 50 meter pool!

If you are a fitness swimmer just in it for health and self-fulfillment, long course training is a great way to change up your usual 25 yard routine. Increased general endurance and muscular endurance are both important components of total overall body health.

Long course swimming will also help you develop mental toughness. You must have the ability to be a bit uncomfortable in racing and training.

Long course training derives benefits in both aerobic and muscular endurance. Aerobic endurance is the general ability to maintain continuous steady effort using oxygen as your main source of energy; muscular endurance with regards to swim training moves into an in-between stage of aerobic endurance as well as specific muscle endurance – the ability of your upper body muscles to continue moving your body weight through the water for extended periods of time.This is frequently referred to as strength in the swimming world. What we as swim coaches mean with these phrases is that the swimmer has the ability to continue pulling water with little fatigue over a long period of time.

So get in the water! Take advantage of long course training! And if you'd like to try out our Masters program, feel free to drop in on one of our practices!


March 23, 2011 - Raleigh Auroras Win in Virgina!
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Performing to "Hoedown Throwdown", TAC's Raleigh Auroras Synchronized Swim team "stomped" the field, taking Team Titles in both the novice and intermediate divisions at their very first meet held in Springfield, VA. Coach Rebecca Hinson has her 12-girl squad - all new to the sport - concentrating on team building through work on Individual Figures and Routine Competitions, with fantastic results! "This is one of my proudest moments in my 18 years of synchro", said Hinson.

A large and vocal contingent of supportive parents, grandparents and friends accompanied the team, all wearing the team colors of blue, hot pink, and banana yellow. Team members include:
  • Cailin Allen, Sophia DiDomenico
  • Emma Dodson, Stephanie Flores
  • Grace Greene, Olivia Jefferson
  • Abbey Oliver, Grace O'Rourke
  • Ellie Pearl, Simran Rajpal
  • Alina Sichevaya, Kaitlyn Watkins
Extra congratulations to Nathalie Gaylard, former member of the Auroras and now a member of the Ohio State Buckeye Synchro Team, who just took 1st at Collegiate Nationals in the B Figures Competition! The current squad will compete next on April 10th in Charlotte - good luck girls!


March 7, 2011 - Senior Sectional Results
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Top Olympic prospects from across the southeast raced to best times in a very fast Curran Aquatic Center pool during this weekend's Speedo Champs Series Sectional Meet. MAC from Charlotte took top honors, followed closely by Stingray Swimming from Atlanta in second and local team Raleigh Swimming (RSA) in third. Several local swimmers finished in the top 8, and many new pool and State records were set along the way. Henriette Stenkvist was the area standout, winning four events, the 1000 free, 100 back, 200 back and 500 free and anchored RSA's winning 800 free relay - setting a blistering new NC state record - on Thursday night. Other local teams participating include host team WAVE (16th), who once again proved that they know how to run fast and efficient meets, DUKE (27th), MOR (4th) and NCAC (12th).

Local Top 8 finishers were:
  • Ollie Clayton-Luce (WAVE) 3rd-50FR, 5th-100FR
  • David Craig (MOR) 8th-1650
  • Mitch DeForest (RSA) 4th-1100FR, 4th-400IM, 5th-500FR, 4th-1650
  • Emily Facchine (MOR) 8th-1000FR
  • Andrew Henry (RSA) 3rd-200BR, 4th-200IM, 5th-400IM
  • Katelyn Linker (MOR) 6th-400IM, 6th-200FL
  • Jessica Godlewski (RSA) 4th-100FL, 3rd-200FL
  • Ben Miller (MOR) 7th-1000FR, 3rd-1650
  • Victoria Mitchell (MOR) 2nd-1000FR, 5th-400IM, 6th-500FR, 6th-200IM, 2nd-200BK
  • Henriette Stenkvist (RSA) 1st-1000FR, 2nd-200FR, 1st-100BK, 1st-500BK, 5th-100FR, 1st-200BK
  • Lilly Smith (MOR) 6th-200BK
Congratulations to all the participants for a fabulous meet and to the parents, coaches and volunteers of New Wave Swim Team for hosting an incredible meet!

FULL RESULTS


February 10, 2011 - Local Stars Shine at States!
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NC’s fastest swimmers converge on Cary for this weekend's NCHSS State Championship swim meets. On Thursday, the Raleigh Charter women and the Carrboro men swam to victories. Teresa Mayer and Michael Thomson (Durham Arts), and Joe Bonk (Raleigh Charter) were double winners from the Triangle.

Then at Friday's 4A Meet, the Apex women conquered the water, while the Providence men from Charlotte won in a landslide. Double-winners Henriette Stenkvist (Panther Creek), Victoria Mitchell (Cary), Dominick Glavich (Green Hope) and Ollie Clayton-Luce (Sanderson) were the local standouts, with the Apex foursome of Sarah Henry, Jordyn Barham, Hayley Tomlinson and Jessica Godlewski dropping a whopping four seconds in the final relay swim of the evening to seal the win for Apex. Other local event winners were:
  • Jessica Godlewski, Apex (100 fly)
  • William DeForest, Apex (500 free)
  • Sabrina Benson, Broughton (100 back)
  • Hayley Tomlinson, Apex (100 breast)
Congratulations to the Cardinal Gibbons men who took the 3A State crown for the fourth straight year with a balanced team effort. Bailey Maloney, Wes Sigmon, seniors Adam Fullerton and Nathan Walters were clearly pumped, and capped the exciting evening with their victory in the 400 free relay, with a winning time of 3:15.72 - an astounding 6 second drop from their prelim time in the morning!

November 1, 2010 - Women's ONLY Swim At TAC!
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Women of all ages and abilities are invited to swim in TAC's 3.5 ft, warm-water pool each Mon and Wed during Nov and Dec at the private "Women’s Only" sessions from 8–9PM. The entire pool will be yours ladies, (shades down for privacy) for an open hour of swimming or exercising for strength and aerobic training, using all the fun stuff like kickboards, barbells and noodles. Single drop-in rates are $10/class or $8 for girls 17–un.

So bring a friend and have some fun AND exercise! With the holiday season upon us, take some time for yourself and enjoy the water. If you cannot swim or perhaps want individual instruction to enhance your strokes, consider TAC's Private Lessons, tailored specifically to your needs.

September 12, 2010 - LET TASC Professionals Manage Your Pool!
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As the 2010 summer pool season ends, it's time to think about hiring the pros from Triangle Aquatics Service and Consulting (TASC), a Triangle Aquatic Center partner, to manage your pool in 2011! Their professional, yet affordable service offerings are tailored to fit EVERY pool, from basic opening and closings to full-service maintenance, renovation and repair and full lifeguard staffing. Now is the time to contact Derek Wall and arrange an in-depth consultation and review of your pool management requirements.

TASC staff have many years of experience in managing over 25 pools in our area, and are dedicated to the growth and enjoyment of aquatics in the Triangle. Fully licensed and insured, TASC will make sure that your neighborhood pool is safe, fun and worry-free in 2011! For more information please visit www.tri-aquatics.com.

June 14, 2010 - TAC Welcomes 1,000,000th Guest!
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Cute, smiling, four year old Anya Jain walked through the doors at the Curran Aquatic Center on Sunday and quickly became a celebrity as TAC's 1,000,000th guest! Anya arrived for a swim lesson, and as she walked through the door was presented with a special plaque and a fluffy new commemorative towel by TAC Chief Operating Officer, Randy Roberts and the TAC management team. "Anya's been coming here for two years now, and she absolutely loves it!" said her proud parents.

"Recognizing the 1 millionth guest visit is a testament to the time and hard work put in by TAC volunteers and staff, and to the loyalty and support of all the organizations and community citizens who use TAC on a regular basis" says Roberts. During the same 26 month timeframe, TAC events have generated over $10M in direct visitor spending as the facility has become a significant asset to the community at large.

March 28, 2010 - Top Honors for Synchro Swimmers
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Congratulations to Raleigh Auroras' synchronized swimmers Julia and Nathalie Gaylard, recently named the "Top Duo" performers in TX at the Senior South Zone Championships! The twins have been synchro swimmers for 12 years, beginning in Canada and now coached at TAC by Auroras coach, Rebecca Williams.

Seniors at Wakefield, and heavily recruited by schools in OH, TX and NY, the girls will attend Ohio State in the fall and compete with the Buckeyes as part of their strong team. They are currently preparing for the Senior National meet in April, where they will join the top 200 athletes in their sport for a National title. Daily practice is certainly part of their training regimen, but what's their secret to that famously slicked-back hair during competitions?

You apply several coats of a Knox Gelatin solution!

The Raleigh Auroras are the area's only competitive synchronized swim team, and the TAC Angelfish is the perfect program for learning and recreational synchronized swimming. Both programs are run out of the Curran Aquatic Center. Contact Rebecca Williams, 919.459.4045 X223 for more information on either program. "We absolutely love Coach Rebecca!", says Nathalie. "She’s been a competitive synchronized swimmer herself and just knows EVERYTHING about the sport!".

January 22, 2009 - Premier Swim Meets Select TAC
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The North Carolina Aquablazers Swim Team will host the 7th Annual National Black Heritage Championship Swim Meet at the Curran Aquatic Center on Memorial Day weekend, May 23-24. Thirty teams from as far away as California are expected to attend the meet with over 600 swimmers, bringing an estimated economic impact of $500,000 in direct visitor spending to the Triangle area.

Details for the meet, including information about Olympian Maritza Corriea's swim clinics, can be found at www.blackheritageswimming.org

TAC in Cary has also been selected as host site for several other prominent statewide and US regional events including:

bullet NC Senior (age 15+) Championships (500 swimmers)
  
bullet NC Private School State 3A Champs
  
bullet US Southeastern Age Group Sectionals (700 swimmers)
  
bullet US YMCA Regionals (900 swimmers)
  
bullet Tarheel State Champs (500 swimmers)
  
bullet NC Long Course Junior Olympics (400 swimmers)
  
bullet NC Special Olympics Summer Games
  
bullet VA Senior Championships (500 swimmers)
  

Additional fall and winter 2009 events at TAC will be awarded this summer. The Curran Aquatic Center's great location, quality pool environment, guest-friendly amenities and professional staff continue to draw an increasing number guests to the Cary facility, both travelers to our large events and our daily, local swimmers.


October 25, 2008 - Celebrating Our First Year
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As Stephanie Calleja dove in and made the first splash into the new Curran Aquatic Center on October 28th last year, few would have guessed that in only our first year of operations, TAC would achieve these impressive milestones:

bullet Enrolled over 2000 children in swim lessons
  
bullet Conducted ˜50 high school and USA swim meets, hosting >250,000 swimmers
  
bullet 250,000 swimmer-hours spent training in TAC pools
  
bullet Hosted 32,000 lap / fitness swimmers
  
bullet Averaged 25,000 visitors per month
  
bullet Awarded 181 lifeguard certifications
  

We're tremendously proud of these accomplishments! We've also worked hard to develop all levels of youth and adult swim lessons, fitness classes, certification classes, several recreational activities, and a Masters swim program as part of a wide spectrum of program offerings. Surveys from our guests continue to be extremely positive, and we have learned much from your feedback. Our staff is continually improving their service to our guests. We now offer online registration. Most of all however, we're proud to be part of such a vibrant and active community and look forward to serving your needs even more in the years ahead.


August 24, 2008 - TAC Participates in "Make A Splash" Initiative
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Did you know that minorities are nearly three times as likely to drown as their Caucasian counterparts? TAC is working to combat this sad statistic and has partnered with USA Swimming's "Make A Splash" learn-to-swim initiative. Through "Make A Splash", we are able to offer free or reduced swim lessons to many eligible children in our community. Thanks in part to a grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield, fall classes are now being formed and TAC is accepting registrations for group learn-to-swim classes for minority school aged children, ages 5 - 18. Julia Herman, TAC Aquatics Manager, will be working with area schools, churches and youth groups to register eligible children and ensure that these children are given every opportunity to learn to be safe in, on and around the water. Here are a few key facts:

bullet 46% of parents of at-risk swimmers said they are afraid that their child will drown or become injured by swimming
  
bullet 91% of African-American children will not learn to swim if their parents do not know how
  
bullet 56% Hispanic or Latino children and six out of 10 African-American children are unable to swim
  

Please contact Julia Herman, TAC Program manager if you or your youth-based organization would like to participate in swim classes, or if you would like to contribute to this important effort.

You can also download the Make A Splash Flyer or the Make A Splash Student Application for more information on the program.


September 24, 2008 - RSA Seniors Host Charity Meet for Leukemia & Lymphoma
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This time exercising their generosity and organizational skills, the RSA Senior swimmers are set to host the "September Shootout" on Saturday, September 27 at 11 AM at TAC. Over 700 youth and adult swimmers are entered in the meet, and spectators are invited to join in the fun and donate to the cause. 100% of the proceeds taken at the door at this fun-filled western-themed sprint meet will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. All are invited to attend!

If you'd like to participate, please contact RSA at 919.859.4881.

May 29, 2008 - Olympic Hopefuls from TAC Partners
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With one local swimmer already packing his bags for Beijing, how many other swimmers from TAC's USA Swimming Club Team partners will join him for this summer's Olympics?

Only the top two finishers from each event (top 6 for 100 and 200 freestyles) during the US Olympic Trials held in Omaha NE will go to Beijing as part of the US Olympic Team. Raleigh Swimming Association and New Wave Swim Team have a whopping TEN current swimmers or former graduates who now swim collegiately, who will compete at Trials on June 29th for a coveted spot on the US team.

RSA congratulates their Olympic Trial (OT) qualifying alumni now excelling in the college ranks: Stephanie Glover (UVA), Will Dove (Auburn), Melanie Roberts (Auburn), Jon Roberts (Minnesota), and Matt McGinnis (Texas) who swam for current Wave Coach Ed Lower while with RSA and YOTA. Matt recently swam on a new American Record (!) setting relay and will swim 2 events in Omaha. The college senior is seeded 10th in the 200 freestyle. Jon, a junior, is seeded 3rd in the 100 Breast behind the current world record holder, Brendan Hansen, resulting from an eye-popping swim in Japan last year. Melanie Roberts, a former Cardinal Gibbons standout, is the Triangle's highest seed (fastest) female at OT's. She is seeded 13th in the 100 breaststroke and will swim 4 different events. Will is a freestyle specialist qualified in the 200 and 400 free, but looks forward to making additional OT cuts in the 200 fly and the 1500 free in upcoming meets.

These outstanding swimmers will be joined by current RSA swimmers Torrey Bussey, Sarah Henry and Hannah Caron, each of whom has left their mark by setting team records with RSA this past season. Torrey is a 16 yr. old sophomore from Cary who swam an Olympic Trial qualifying time of 1:11.95 in the 100M breaststroke at this spring's Junior National swim meet in Orlando, Florida. Sarah Henry, a 16 yr. old junior from West Johnston High and US National Junior Team member, is qualified to compete in the 100 and 200 breaststroke as well as the 200 IM. And she's close - only .02 away - from a fourth swim in the 400IM. *Update: Sarah has in fact qualified as well in the 400IM! She gives her family lots of credit for "getting up in the morning at 4:15 to get her to practice at TAC". They'll be joined by Hannah Caron, a tremendous butterflyer qualified in the 100M fly (1:02.03) and the 200IM. Hannah recently set the NC all-time record for 15-16 yr. olds in the 100 yard fly with a sizzling 54.74, complimenting her 200y 15-16 NC fly record of 1:59.96. The athletes all give lots of credit to their RSA coach Kit Raulerson, recently selected by his coaching peers as the NC Senior Coach of the Year.

The girls clearly work and train well together at RSA. While they each have other interests - Hannah is also a gymnast, Torrey a pole-vaulter and Sarah has a passion for astronomy, they're good friends that push each other at practice every day. They'll travel together with Coach Raulerson and look forward to 2 weeks of festivities and excitement at Olympic Trials.

New Wave Swim Team is also well represented by their former graduate and current University of Tennessee swimmer Geoffrey Sanders. Geoffrey is a serious freestyler, qualified 37th in the 1500 and 400 meter events. Rob Yeager, a former WAVE swimmer now in Colorado, is qualified in the 200 breast with a time of 2:20.30.

We congratulate all these swimmers who make the Triangle one of the strongest areas represented at Trials.

All these local athletes hope to join RSA's Tucker Dupree who has already qualified as a member of the US Paralympic Team headed to Beijing. Tucker set three American paralympic records in qualifying for the team! Way to go, Tucker!


May 8, 2008 - Learn and Play at TAC!
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New for May, National Aquatic Safety Month, TAC is offering a healthy alternative activity for groups of children ages 5-11. It's called "Learn and Play", and consists of 30 minutes of water safety instruction followed by an hour of open swim / play time.

The safety component of the session is structured around the American Red Cross "Whale's Tales" program and provides children with important information and direction for safe behavior in, around or on the water. Each lesson is reinforced with color posters, worksheets, activities and a video featuring "Longfellow" the animated whale. Talk to our Aquatics Manager, Rebecca Williams to help plan the hour long playtime component for your group!

Each session can be tailored depending on the age range and aquatic abilities present in the group. Up to 20 swimmers can be accommodated. These sessions serve as a great alternative to or as a compliment to other summer activities for your neighborhood friends, classmates, or other organized groups. All TAC pools can be made available to accommodate your needs.

Cost is $5 per child, with a minimum of 10 per group. Contact Rebecca for more information or to arrange your gathering at 919.459.4045 X223. Please call at least two weeks in advance of your desired date.

October 28, 2007 - Triangle Aquatic Center Grand Opening
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Over 1000 community swimmers and well-wishers attended TAC's new Michael G. Curran Aquatic Center for the Grand Opening celebration on Sunday, October 28th. After a ceremonial pouring of water, TAC officially welcomed its very first swimmer, 13 year old Stephanie Calleja, who won a free raffle to kick things off. "It felt really, really good", smiled Calleja. "I was just excited I got to go in there!" For TAC organizers and supporters, the swarm of people piling into the pool was the culmination of six years worth of planning.

"It's a great day for Cary and Wake County, to have a facility like this open after all these years," said Mike Curran, TAC's volunteer President. "As you can see behind me there's an awful lot of excitement from both children and adults."

Guest Speaker, UNC's Sue Walsh, holder of six current world records in Master's Swimming, charmed the audience with stories of her own swimming adventures, and gave a big thumb's up to the pool's location. "How great it is to have the pool so conveniently located next to Cary Towne Center. It's a fantastic location and a beautiful facility!"

Other honored guests Tony Gurley, Wake Commissioner, Cary Mayor Ernie McAllister and several Cary Town Council members. "There are tremendous things that can be accomplished when government stays out of the way. And I think this is a case where we certainly saw that happen," said McAllister. All funding for the TAC facility has come from private and corporate donations. With ongoing support from the community, TAC intends to continue its mission to provide additional healthy, aquatic opportunities in other Wake County communities.

Guests enjoyed a well-organized day of festivities including music by the Cardinal Gibbons Stage Band, refreshments from the new TAC concession area, giveaways from several vendors who work within the facility, and free swimming in the sparkling new pools. There were lots of oohs and ahhs as families and friends filled the seating area and caught their first glimpse of the three pools.

TAC Aquatcs Manager Rebecca Williams reports that programming in the facility has already taken off, and TAC already has several major competitions lined up for the coming swim season. "We'll be busy, but we're looking forward to this much excitement and this many smiling faces every day."


September 16, 2007 - Volunteer Landscape Day
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Over 75 shovel and rake wielding members of the local swimming community came out to the TAC site on a cool, sunny Saturday afternoon, September 16th, to plant bushes and trees around the new TAC facility. The large energized group made quick work of the donated topsoil, greenery and pinestraw as they contributed their efforts to one of the final tasks to get the site ready for the Grand Opening on October 28th at 1pm.

After the work was done, several folks toured the interior. "Wow" was the word as the group moved from the entry, past the food service area and then finally into the spectator seating area. The interior is always a surprise to first-time visitors, given that the view of the top floor from the outside belies the sizable lower pool level first floor that is tucked nicely into the hillside.

Thanks to this type of strong support from our community, the pool is right on schedule to open on October 29th!


  
Make a Splash
  
  
Capital of Cary
  
NinjaChallenge
  
All American Swim Shop
  
TAC Swim Lessons
  
  
CALENDAR
  
Blackjack Bash
April 27
 

  
TITANS Cinco de Mayo
May 2-4
 

  
National Black Heritage Champs
May 24-25
 

  
Special Olympics
May 31-June 1
 

  

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