OUR MISSION

TASA strives to ensure that anyone wishing to learn or pursue the sport of swimming is not hindered in doing so with financial hardships.

Amari showing off her new green wristband.
Amari showing off her new green wristband.

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Serenity showing off her new green wristband.
Serenity showing off her new green wristband.

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Amari showing off her new green wristband.
Amari showing off her new green wristband.

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OUR
VISION

TASA partners with high quality swim lesson programs and competitive swim teams throughout the Triad by providing scholarships and tuition assistance for swimmers that would otherwise not be able to afford fees. TASA raises money by partnering with individuals, buisinesses, and foundations that want to be a force for health and athletics in their community. 

TASA was created in 2019 by a group of swim coaches in the Triad who are passionate about water safety. Our purpose is that everyone gets the opportunity to experience water safety and swimming at a young age. Through this exposure we hope that swimming will stay with them throughout their entire life. The CDC states that water exercising helps to decrease disability and aids in the quality of life in older adults. Since swimming is a low-impact sport, this makes it a safe option for older adults, rather than risking a fall while biking or running. Swimming feels good on joints and boosts one’s mood at the same time.

It’s essential that every child learn to swim, especially to be water-safe. But there are so many levels of swimming and benefits that come along the way. Introduce your child to swimming early on so that they have the skill for their whole life. This can help improve their overall physical and mental health. Hopefully, they will fall in love with the sport and lap it up for years.

Meet The Team

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Tim Hillen

PRESIDENT

Coaching Career:

  • 13 years of proven success coaching swimmers in 4 states

  • Founded EAC in 2012 with12 swimmers and has led the team to over 450 swimmers in 3 cities

  • Led numerous swimmers to State and National Championships and Records

  • Coached swimmers to the Junior Olympics each season

  • Named to the National Team Coaching Staff for the 2018/2019 season

 

About Coach Tim:

  • From Elmhurst, IL

  • Favorite Stroke is Backstroke

  • Hobbies are boxing, cycling, hanging out with my dog and family, drawing and reading

  • Volunteered with the US Peacecorps in Cameroon, Africa in 2007

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SECRETARY

Coaching Career: 

  • Currently the Age Group Coach, Enfinity Aquatic Club, Winston Salem

  • 12 years of experience coaching in Florida, Finland, Kentucky and Maryland

  • Most recently Assistant Coach at the Division I, ACC level

  • Led swimmers to conference Finals, U.S. Olympic Trials, U.S. Nationals 

 

Swimming Career: 

  • Swam in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games (Finland)

  • Represented Finland internationally 2007-2017

  • Swam at the University of Louisville 2011-2015 

About Coach Tanja:

  • From Baltimore, MD

  • Favorite Stroke is Medley :) 

  • Hobbies are dancing, traveling, organizing, spending time with my family.

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Gunther
Osorio

TREASURER

President of Umbrella Aquatic Group: Pool Management Company

Coaching Career:

  • Site Director of Enfinity Aquatic Club Kernersville, since 2017

 

Swimming Career:

  • Began swimming at 6 years old, joined the Cuban National Swim School at 12, and became a member of the Cuban National team at 14

  • Swam in the 2000 Olympic Games, multiple PanAm Games, and the FINA World Championships

  • Current Cuban National Record holder in 2 events

 

About Coach Gunther:

  • Born and Raised in Cuba

  • Came to America after college and joined the US Marines

  • 2 deployments  in Iraq and Afghanistan 

  • Enjoys riding road and mountain bikes, motorcycles, hiking, and taking adventures with his wife