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Final Meet Report/TSA and Banquet


sorry for the delay. please see attached the final meet report and also a special report covering TSA and the awards banquet.

Thanks again to Mr. Beam for writing up these fantastic articles. 

Swim Meet Report Vol 1 Season Ending Issue
Swim Meet Report Vol 1 Issue 5
 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 7/29/17 7:55 PM
Team NewsAll News...  
directions to TAC / TSA

The address to  the TSA Meet at the Triangle Aquatic Center is

275 Convention Drive

Cary, NC 27511

See you bright and early! 

 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 7/22/17 6:24 PM
Parents with swimmers attending the TSA EVENT ONLY-- I've copied this very detailed informational sent out by the TSA facility regarding the event THIS SUNDAY. Some of you may find the details relevant to your particular situation. 
The bottom line up front is this:
​All volunteers either with the event or for the team and all the swimmers MUST meet as a group at 6:30 am for morning check-in and  12:00 for the afternoon scheck-in. We will be checked in as a group and provided wrist bands that allow us access to the deck area. We MUST be checked in as a group. Anyone not at check in will not be permitted to enter at any other time.  
From the Facility:

ALL PARKING WILL BE IN THE MALL PARKING LOT; THERE IS NO DROP-OFF.  They have contracted with two towing companies and will immediately tow any vehicle parked on-site without a parking permit.

Coach Check-in starts at 6:30 am each morning.  To make this run quickly and smoothly, you should have turned in all your team waivers and the meet payment.  You will receive a Team Packet containing your Coach deck passes, heat sheets, warmup assignments (this will be emailed Friday) and your Clerk of Course cards for the 10 & Under session.
NEW FOR THIS YEAR; ALL Swimmers, coaches, officials and volunteers will enter the facility from the outside, lower deck level entrance.  Coaches and volunteers MUST be wearing CORRECT wristbands to gain entry.  AT NO TIME WILL ANYONE OTHER THAN THESE INDIVIDUALS BE PERMITTED ON DECK. No exit is permitted from the deck level doors.  As soon as you have checked in, your team may line up around the side of the building and the parking lot - NOT in front of the building.
The front doors to the facility will open at 7am each day for Spectators.  NO ONE will be permitted in the facility prior to this time.  At the conclusion of the morning sessions, the spectator seating area will be completely emptied and closed.  No one will be permitted to stay behind.  Any items left inside the area will be discarded.  Spectator seating will re-open to the public at 12:30 for the afternoon sessions.
Heat sheet sales will take place outside from 6:30-7:15 and then move inside to the spectator seating area from 7:15-9am. For the second session; sales will take place outside from 12- 1:15pm and inside the spectator seating area from 1:15pm-2:30pm.  Heat sheets are $5 cash.
There are absolutely NO outside chairs or coolers permitted in the spectator seating area – NO EXCEPTIONS.  Fire codes prohibit any standing in the aisles.  The 2 front rows in the spectator seating area will be RESERVED for temporary viewing only while your swimmer is competing.  
Please remember that this is a swim meet for your children and should be a fun family activity.  The facility will not tolerate any verbal or physical harassment, foul or abusive language, and abuse or misuse of TAC property. In the event of facility abuse, violators will be financially responsible for damages and losses.  All violators will be asked to immediately leave the premises and not permitted to re-enter. 

Let's make this a great end to the Summer Swim Season!!


 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 7/20/17 5:56 PM
awards ceremony


Please be advised: Pizza and cake will be served during the awards ceremony. The ceremony will begin at 6:30, this Friday, in the clubhouse. 

 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 7/20/17 8:46 AM
Directions and etc.

Tonight's meet is against Hawthorn. Please be numbered and ready to swim by 5:30

12309 Whartons Way
Raleigh, NC 27613

From their TSA page: We have a great concession stand! Our home meets feature hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and pizza by the slice. We also have an assortment of candy, drinks and healthy snacks. 

See you there!

 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 7/18/17 10:31 AM
swim meet report JCC

Attached is the swim meet report for last weeks meet agains the JCC-- enjoy!

Much thanks to Mr. Beam for his excellent work in putting these reports together!

 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 7/18/17 10:27 AM
Practice Updates

Hello Piranhas families!

Here are some more updates for this week...

Practice for the remainder of this week will be for TSA participants...   more

 posted by: Kristen Wade on 7/18/17 8:52 AM
Final Week Update

Hello Piranha Families!


Here are a few updates for this week... First off we have our sixth meet this Tuesday AWAY at Hawthorne. Please...   more

 posted by: Kristen Wade on 7/16/17 5:49 PM
Swim Meet Report Banbury Woods

Hello Families:

First, Please remember to email coach Kristen Yes or No to TSA ASAP.  Thank you! 

Next, please enjoy...   more

 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 7/9/17 5:54 PM
Update and TSA Info

Hello Piranha families!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the meet Wednesday. It was nice to see some of the technique work that we had been practicing...   more

 posted by: Kristen Wade on 7/7/17 6:22 AM
Coaches Update

Hello Piranha families!

Here are a few updates for next week...

There will be no practice Monday, July 3rd or Tuesday, July 4th. Hope everyone...   more

 posted by: Kristen Wade on 7/1/17 3:35 PM
update for tonights meet

Update for tonight's meet at Southall:
First-- Please be numbered and ready for warm-ups by 5:30, not 5 as previously posted.
Also, Southall will have a concession stand with grilled burgers, hotdogs and other snacks, chips, and drinks. THEY ALSO TAKE DEBIT! 

VIcky McCue has provided better directions to Southall from our community: T​urn right on New Hope Road past hedingham subdivision the next light turn right pool is on the left.  click for gps photo directions

Please remember your hats and goggles. See you soon. OOOO SAAA SAAA SAAA

 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 6/27/17 5:28 AM

Parents: We are away at Southall tomorrow. Please have your children numbered and on deck, ready to warm-up by 5 pm.


 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 6/26/17 6:29 PM
Swim Meet Report RCC

 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 6/26/17 9:58 AM
a few quick updates

Good morning parents!

Just a quick reminder to please notify the coaching staff if your child will miss a swim meet or depart early. I know the coaching crew make pulling off a meet look incredibly easy, but a lot of thought and planning go into creating the line up. When a team mate is unexpectedly absent, or leaves early, the coaches must reconfigure the line up on the fly. Personally, I can't come up with a witty retort on the fly, so I can't imagine trying to reshuffle 60 swimmers during a meet. There is a signup sheet on the white board at the pool for you jot down expected absences. For unexpected absences please email us at or message the facebook page, and we will be sure to update the coaches. During meets we post the heat sheet on the white board so that you can see what races your child is participating in. You can also flag down kid pushers or the clerk of course if you need help reading the sheets. If you child is scheduled for race but will be departing early, please let either a coach, kid pusher or clerk of course know so that we have ample time to identify a swimmer to take your childs place.  Saturdays Swim-a-thon and pancake breakfast fundraiser.

ALSO -- The Swim-a-thon and panacke breakfast is THIS SATURDAY!! Swim-a-thon starts at 8 am and pancakes will be fired up about the same time. This is a community wide event, so be sure to invite your neighbors! Swim-a-thon donation sheets were handed out at practice,  but if yours didn't make it home, you can find copies located at the pool whiteboard. We are hoping for a huge turn out to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Piranhas Swim Team! 

-the fundraiser asks for a flat donation, rather than a per lap donation. We felt this would be easier for the donatee to budget their contribution. no contribution is too small and every penny benefits the swim team.

-the pancake breakfast is also a flat donation per plate (donors choice).

For the generous among us, there is also the $25 for 25 years donation which will include a free pancake breakfast per couple. 

We look forward to seeing you there-- and especially seeing our swimmers wearing themselves out to benefit their team! 

 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 6/22/17 8:02 AM
update for tonights meet

A few updates for tonight’s meet:


We’ve reserved the area to the back of the pool (in the shade!) for your team.  


Just a reminder that we are a 6 lane pool so your team will need to provide 3 place judges.  Please have all volunteers meet at the picnic tables near the concession stand at 5:45.

PARENTS: RCC has reserved the shady area toward the back of their pool for our team.


Specialty food items offered tonight will be BBQ Sandwich or Chicken Tenders with choice of fruit cup or chips $5.00. They will also have their normal concession foods, ie., soda, ice cream, candy, etc.


We have also been informed there will be a 6U cupcake Butterfly race. So if your littles are interested, be sure to stay through that specific race.


VOLUNTEERS: We will meet at the picnic tabls near the concession stands at 5:45


I know the weather looks 50/50, but both TSA reps are keeping an eye on the weather in case of a preemptive cancellation. We will update the facebook page and send out a text message with any updates we receive. Until then-- get ready to swim!  


 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 6/20/17 8:11 AM
Team Updates

Hello Piranha families!

Thanks to all swimmers and volunteers such a great first meet on Tuesday! The score was 177 to 320 for Crabtree. We had a...   more

 posted by: Kristen Wade on 6/15/17 9:49 AM
Swim Meet Info

Hello Piranha families!

Thanks to all who came out for the mock meet tonight. We had lots of good swims and for lots of little ones, it was their...   more

 posted by: Kristen Wade on 6/6/17 8:23 PM

Hello families,

Practice for all age groups is canceled tonight due to weather.

Thank you

...   more
 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 5/24/17 3:04 PM

Hello families--

Please note, swim practice for all ages is canceled for this evening 5/23/17


 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 5/23/17 1:41 PM
First week of practice!

Hello Piranha families!

Thanks to everyone who came out to a great first day of practice. I look forward to meeting more new faces :) As a reminder,...   more

 posted by: Kristen Wade on 5/22/17 8:21 PM
Piranhas Scholarship

Can you feel the excitement? We can—but we’re even more excited about this BIG announcement!

The establishment of a scholarship was a priority the swim team worked toward during the off-season and with YOUR participation at our various fundraising events, we are fist pumping stoked to announce

The First Ever Planters Walk Piranhas Scholarship!!

We believe all children should have an opportunity to participate with the swim team, and with the unrolling of this scholarship, we are able to assist those kids who may not otherwise be able to join.
If you or someone you know would like to apply for the scholarship, please complete the attached form and email to 

 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 5/15/17 2:32 PM
Silent Auction and Final Open Registration

Hello, families!
Just a quick reminder on our event tomorrow.
We will be holding open registration at the clubhouse from 2-4. Becky from All...   more

 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 5/6/17 9:02 AM
Addressing a Rumor

Happy Spring, Families!

I wanted to take a quick sec out of your spring break to clear up a misunderstanding that is circulating the community regarding...   more

 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 4/9/17 3:09 PM
Summer Jobs Information

Good Morning Piranhas--

Attached you will find the job descriptions of the summer positions available with the Piranhas.

If your child is interested...   more

 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 2/22/17 4:48 AM

Hey Folks--

Dont forget to have your kids join us for Movie Night this Friday in the Clubhouse from 6-8:30. We'll be showing Casper the Friendly Ghost (live action) and serving Pizza and Drinks. Each child will also be sent home with a goodie bag. This is a community wide event,so be  sure to share this event with your Planters Walk neighbors. This is great opportunity to get our kids together off season, and introduce our neighbors to the swim team opportunity. Cost of attendance is $5-- and parents may stay or drop off. You can find more details on the Planters Walk Facebook Page. We encourage you to RSVP so we can get a head count for the purchase of food and drinks. I really hope to see you there--


Kristi Heaney

 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 10/24/16 6:18 AM
Final Email


Tuesday's meet was fun!  I'll be honest, I was surprised at how well we hung in there against Black Horse Run.  It was...   more

 posted by: on 7/24/16 8:13 AM
Goodbye From Your Current Swim Team Chairman

Hello Piranha Swim Team Family!
The 2016 swim season is now over for most of our swimmers, and what a tough season it was.
Although we may not have triumphed over our adversaries, we did make some great new friends with our new swim families this year. And despite troublesome weather, and tuff competitors, I still saw a lot of smiles and laughter from the swimmers and parents at each meet.

As this season comes to end, so does my term as Swim Team Committee Chairman. It has been such a fun and rewarding honor to serve as chairman, but the swim cap must be passed on to a new leader. I will not be seeking re-election as an officer of the Swim Team Committee this year. I will, however, still be involved in concessions and fundraising.

Vicky McCue (current V.P.), Zephan Keatley (current Secretary), and AnnMarie Jones (current Treasurer), have committed to run for re-election for one more term (2 years).

If you would like to run for the open Officers seat on the Swim Team Committee, please contact me no later than 7/27/16 with a brief Bio and your vision for the swim team’s future. This will be shared with all attending parents on the ballot. Elections will be held during the Awards banquet on 7/28/16 at 6:00 PM. There is no proxy voting, so please be sure to attend the Awards Banquet.

There are so many of you that have volunteered your time before, during, and after the swim meets. To you, I say thank you. We will continue to need you in the future.

Good luck to all our swimmers in the TSA Championship Meet!

Best Regards,

Donovan Gill
P.W. Swim Team Committee Chairman

 posted by: on 7/21/16 11:22 PM
Last Meet and TSA Info

Dear Families,

This is lengthy email with lots of information regarding results against Southhall, Tuesday’s final meet of the season, the...   more

 posted by: on 7/17/16 6:09 AM
Fri. 7/15

The coaches are canceling practice for the rest of tonight, Friday, July 15. We've been on constant thunder and lightning break and the radar continues...   more

 posted by: on 7/15/16 3:50 PM
July 11-15


I'm a little ahead of the game this week, but that's because next week is busy with a home meet and a championship line up due....   more

 posted by: on 7/7/16 2:09 PM
Another rain delay

Meet had been post poned until Wednesday evening. Warm ups start at 5 for PW. We will begin the meet with Girls 6 and under breaststroke.  Please...   more

 posted by: on 7/12/16 7:38 PM
News article from Swim meet vs. Hasentree on 6/28/2016

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 posted by: on 7/6/16 8:38 PM
TSA invite list


Below is a list of names of those who can attend Championships on July 23. Unfortunately, not all young swimmers can attend. The...   more

 posted by: on 7/5/16 9:30 PM
Meet Moved to Wednesday

No morning practice on Thursday.

See you tomorrow night!

...   more
 posted by: on 7/5/16 6:05 PM
Week of July 4th

Happy Independence Day Weekend!

Another tough loss this week, but as one swimmer positively said, "Coach, I saw a castle!" It's tough...   more

 posted by: on 7/1/16 6:37 AM
News article for home meet vs. Durant Trails 6/21/16

...   more
 posted by: on 6/28/16 10:00 PM
Last week of June

Happy Sunday!

Another week is behind us, and unfortunately, another loss.  I don't want to dwell on the loss, but rather focus on all the...   more

 posted by: on 6/26/16 1:49 PM
2015 season writup by Thomas Beam

This excellent recap of the 2015 championship season, was done by Thomas Beam.  Due to an oversight, it was never sent out.  Pleas take the...   more

 posted by: on 6/21/16 9:20 PM
East Wake News Article 6/14/16 vs. Heddingham Sharks

...   more
 posted by: on 6/21/16 9:03 PM
Happy Father's Day!

Good morning swim families and happy father's day, swim Dads!

Hedingham meet results:  Much like last year, our first meet of the season...   more

 posted by: on 6/19/16 8:23 AM
Movie night details

5:30-7:30: 10 and under swimmers are watching Zootopia

​7:30-9:30: swimmers are bringing DVDs and voting 

1 slice of pizza and drink...   more

 posted by: on 6/17/16 7:55 AM

Hello All:
Thursday June 23rd is Team Night Out with the Durham Bulls. We are securing a group of tickets to attend a special Swim Night event being...   more

 posted by: Kristi Heaney on 6/16/16 6:44 AM
One more thing!

I almost forgot!  This Friday is movie night in the club house for all swimmers. We won't hold practice. Instead, 6-10 will watch a movie and...   more

 posted by: on 6/12/16 9:03 AM
Week of 6/13

Good morning,

I hope everyone is staying cool this weekend. 

On Tuesday evening the team travels down the road to Hedingham at 4501 Willow...   more

 posted by: on 6/12/16 7:16 AM
Week 2 and Time Trials

Happy Friday, families!

A warm week is behind us, and we're looking ahead to Time Trials this Tuesday evening at home.  Time Trials begin...   more

 posted by: on 6/3/16 4:51 PM
Tues 5/24 and Weds 5/25

Just a quick reminder that the team does not have practice this evening.  Practice will resume at our normally scheduled time tomorrow, Wednesday,...   more

 posted by: on 5/24/16 4:58 AM
First day of practice!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Thank you to all those who joined us Friday evening, and to those who weren't able to join us, we look forward to seeing...   more

 posted by: on 5/22/16 6:18 AM
Planter's Walk Piranhas - Time to Register for Swim Team!

Good morning Planter's Walk Swim Team Families,

Thank you to everyone who has registered!  Our Swim Team Meet and Greet cookout...   more

 posted by: on 5/18/16 8:40 AM
Season Wrap Up

Good morning swim families!  This is my last email, I think, for the season.  Before I get into Tuesday and Saturday's results, I wanted...   more

 posted by: on 7/26/15 7:03 AM
Final swim meet article vs. Black Horse Run 7/21/15

East Wake News Article



...   more
 posted by: on 7/24/15 9:25 AM
New photos added to team website

photos from Black Horse run meet have been added to the team web site.  Follow this link

...   more
 posted by: on 7/23/15 9:48 AM
TSA Division Champions! Official Announcement.


Another great TSA regular season has come to an end.  It seems like only 6 weeks ago we started out this season, and now it is already...   more

 posted by: on 7/23/15 9:44 AM

For the sake of time and space on here, I am going to just bullet info.  Please read thoroughly.

-Heat sheets are attached here so you...   more

 posted by: on 7/22/15 3:20 PM
Thank you to everyone tonight for a great meet!

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone tonight.  We had a great meet, thanks to all who patiently waited out the weather.  It was very frustrating,...   more

 posted by: on 7/21/15 9:50 PM
Newspaper article from swim meet vs. Southall 7/14/15

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 posted by: on 7/17/15 6:27 AM
Last Week of the Season

Dear Swim Families:

We are on the home stretch; but we have a few important things before we finish our season.  This is a detailed email...   more

 posted by: on 7/16/15 7:45 PM
7/15 Team pictures at 6PM

Team pictures are tomorrow, 7/15, at 6pm. Please come in team suits.

Another outstanding win tonight!!

Please like the team Facebook page...   more

 posted by: on 7/14/15 7:29 PM
Week 4

Another exciting week is behind us!  It's hard to believe we only have a couple more weeks left in the season.  The team is coming on strong...   more

 post date: 7/10/15 11:05 AM

last weeks swim meet article in East Wake News Wednesday

...   more
 post date: 7/7/15 11:54 PM

July 20 and July 25 - Important News

Dear Families,

I apologize for my second weekend email, but I received important information regarding TSA championships after I sent out my weekly...   more

 posted by: on 7/5/15 3:08 PM
Team Shirts

A memo from Mrs. Robin Woodlief...

Unfortunately UPS did not deliver our t-shirts today. However they have promised delivery on Monday. As...   more

 posted by: on 7/3/15 8:34 PM
Happy 4th of July!

Dear Swim Families,


Thank you for your cooperation this week; between pool chemicals, weather, missed practices, and an extended meet...   more

 posted by: on 7/3/15 12:05 PM
Dry land practice tonight in the event weather we can't swim

Please make sure swimmers bring sneakers, shorts, and a shirt tonight for dry land practice, in the event weather doesn't cooperate and let us in...   more

 posted by: on 7/3/15 6:59 AM
7/2 cancelled - 7/3 practice on normal schedul

Thunder this evening has caused us to cancel practice for 7/2.  Practice will run on a normal schedule tomorrow, 7/3.

...   more
 posted by: on 7/2/15 4:22 PM
Victory! No morning practice!

Due to tonight's win over JCC, we will not have morning practice tomorrow.  See everyone tomorrow evening!

...   more
 posted by: on 7/1/15 5:25 PM
scholarship for senior swimmers from TSA and Pool Pros

Pool Pros Scholarship


Please spread the word to your graduating seniors about this wonderful opportunity. This generous scholarship...   more

 posted by: on 6/30/15 6:13 AM
Newpaper article for Summerfield Meet, June 23, 2015

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 posted by: on 6/29/15 9:42 AM
Time Trials and Meet 1


Hi everyone!  This email will be long, so I apologize in advance, but there’s lots of information to share.  You may want...   more

 posted by: on 6/13/15 7:24 AM
Parent Meeting on March 10, 2015 @ 6:30p.m.

Hello Planters Walk Families,

The P.W. Piranhas Swim Team Committee will be hosting the first Parent Swim meeting of the year at the clubhouse on Tuesday March 10, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m. to discuss the 2015 TSA summer swim season. A fair amount of information will be provided that you will need to know. We hope to see you there. Please encourage your neighbors that have children to come. Especially if your neighbors are new to the neighborhood.
Joining the P.W. Piranhas Swim Team is a great way of providing a fun and healthy recreational activity for both children and parents. It's also a great way to make long lasting friendships and it truly brings our Planters Walk community together!
We hope to see you there.

***** There will be a drawing for ONE FREE REGISTRATION FEE!!!! One family member must be present to win. **********

PS - Don't have anyone to watch the kids on Tuesday evening?  Bring them with. It's O.K.!

Donovan Gill
P.W. Swim Team Committee Chairman

 posted by: on 3/8/15 9:31 PM
Points Earners and Team finish at TSA Meet

The Tarheel Swimming Association held it's championship meet Saturday and Sunday, July 26th and 27th.  Swimmers from as many as 84 Wake...   more

 posted by: on 8/5/14 9:50 AM
East Wake News Article 7/27/2014

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 posted by: on 7/27/14 6:38 PM
East Wake News Article 7-23-2014

reporting from swim meet on 7/16/14


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 posted by: on 7/22/14 8:31 PM
Meeting about youth water polo,

Friday night at 6:30 pm - meeting at Planter's Walk Pool to gauge interest in a youth water polo team.  Teams would be extension of summer swim...   more

 posted by: on 7/15/14 9:37 PM
USA Swimming Ranking Raleigh #3 in nation for swimming

Article specifically mentions summer swimming as the strong...   more

 posted by: on 7/15/14 5:47 PM
East Wake News from swim meet at Heddingham Sharks

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 posted by: on 7/11/14 11:12 AM
East Wake News for swim meet at Black Horse Run 7/2/14

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 posted by: on 7/4/14 12:30 PM
N&O article from swim meet vs. Meredith Townes 6/24/14

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 posted by: on 6/27/14 7:50 PM
N&O Photos by our team photographers

101 photos on the News and Observer site

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 posted by: on 6/25/14 7:58 PM
Swim meet article from june17, 2014


Newspaper article reporting...   more

 posted by: on 6/21/14 7:03 AM
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