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Tarheel Swimming Association competitors hit pool

The Tarheel Swimming Association splashed into community pools around Wake County on Tuesday night, starting the 41st season for the recreational summer league.

Each Tuesday through July 19, more than 10,000 athletes ages 18 and under on 78 teams will compete in dual meets, TSA president Bob Goudreau said.

Week 1 results are below.

Championship-meet atmosphere awaits Tarheel Swimming Association competitors

With more than 10,000 youth swimmers on 78 teams this summer, the Tarheel Swimming Association long ago outgrew any single season-ending championship meet.

These days, four meets give the recreational summer league's swimmers a chance to experience a multi-team, championship-meet atmosphere.

Although the four meets being held this weekend and next in Raleigh and Cary are conducted by Wake County club teams and not the Tarheel Swimming Association, TSA teams are the invited participants.

Tarheel Swimming Association starts summer youth recreational season

The summer season splashed into action Tuesday evening as the Tarheel Swimming Association ( began its six-week run.

The dual-meet competition among recreational teams from community pools through the Triangle has added three new teams for a total of 78, TSA president Bob Goudreau said this week.

The number of swimmers - ages 18 and younger - should surpass 10,000 for the first time after passing 9,700 last year, Goudreau said.

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