Thursday, August 22, 2019

Quote of the Day


Commitment separates those who live their
dreams from those who live life regretting
the opportunities they've squandered.


William Fenton "Bill" Russell

Monday, August 19, 2019

It's been a while...


...since I've used the Fishin' tag!

Bobby reeled in (then released) a 5'6" bull shark in Matagorda a couple of weekends ago:



This caught my eye in Leon's room.  He missed out on first place by a half inch:




Quote of the Day


You haven't taught until they've learned.

via The New York Times

John Robert Wooden

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Revenge


via abc

Listen to and/or read a transcript of a recent Academic Minute on the topic of Revenge here

Jobs


MD Anderson Family YMCA youth development director - sports & aquatics

High Tide Swimming (Round Rock) swimming instructor/swimming coach

USA Management (Prosper) aquatic director

Schertz Family YMCA swim team coach

City of Denison assistant swim team coach




Click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!



Weakly Demotivator



Quote of the Day


We're either winning or learning.  It's not
winning or losing, it's winning or learning.

via The Calipari Foundation
John Vincent Calipari

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Quote of the Day


If you're not teaching it that way, you
must be allowing it to happen that way.

via VintPrint

Nicholas Lou "Nick" Saban Jr.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Quote of the Day


Love is suffering.  One side always loves more.

via liveabout

Catherine Fabienne Dorléac, a.k.a. Catherine Deneuve

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Jobs


Elite Swim Program assistant age group coach

Texas Terrapins Swim Team head coach

NITRO USA team coach

Alcuin School varsity assistant swim coach

Trotter Family YMCA youth development director - aquatics

VillaSport assistant swim team coach

Texas A&M University - Commerce coordinator of aquatics & special events






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Quote of the Day


Tradition is a set of solutions for which we have
forgotten the problems.  Throw away the
solution and you get the problem back.

via Bytes

Donald MacDonald Kingsbury

Friday, August 09, 2019

Quote of the Day


Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune.  For
this reason they often take an indecent pleasure
in events that dismay the rest of humanity.

Russell Wayne Baker

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Quote of the Day


Misery no longer loves company.
Nowadays it insists on it.

Russell Wayne Baker

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Quote of the Day


The goal of all inanimate objects is to
resist man and ultimately defeat him.

Russell Wayne Baker

Monday, August 05, 2019

Quote of the Day


Ah, summer, what power you have
to make us suffer and like it.

Russell Wayne Baker

Sunday, August 04, 2019

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Quote of the Day


If a man has no purpose his life is just continuous death.

via Wikimedia Commons

Pierre-Claude-Victor Boiste

Friday, August 02, 2019

Quote of the Day


We may pass violets looking for roses.  We
may pass contentment looking for victory.

via Pinterest

Sir Bernard Arthur Owen Williams

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Quote of the Day


Oh, I get a little tired now and then, but
knowing my lifestyle, that's only natural.

via reddit

Harry Christopher Carabina, a.k.a. Harry Caray

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Nationals Info



Psych Sheet

Viewing Schedule/Options

Order of Events

Results


Graham Johnston Celebration of Life


via SDPB

Graham's daughter, Jenny Lord, posted info on his Caring Bridge page:

Dad’s Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, September 1st (Labor Day Weekend) at Dads Club, 1006 Voss Road —off I10 in Houston. The celebration will begin at 1:00 with a time of remembrance starting at 1:30. The rest of the afternoon will include swimming of laps (for anyone interested) and food/drink. Dad wanted everybody to come casual and have a good time. There has been talk of a Graham Johnston memorial fund that would go towards a new pool named after him in the future. More on that later.

Quote of the Day


Letting your mind play is the best way to solve problems.

via Time

William Boyd Watterson II

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Quote of the Day


Slumps are like a soft bed.  They're easy
to get into and hard to get out of.


Johnny Lee Bench

Monday, July 29, 2019

Weekend at Don Cook


It was a very good weekend at the FCST-hosted Summer Champs in Sugar Land.
  • Our kids swam very well,
  • we stayed pretty close to the timeline,
  • the scoreboard worked well, &
  • the air handling system was able to keep up!
There's a coach in the Gulf that kind of looks like Freddie Mercury...when that storm rolled through, I imagined him thinking "Thunderbolts and lightning very very frightening..."

Graham Johnston



Legendary swimmer Graham Johnston passed away on the 27th.  Read more on Swimming World here

I'll try to post details on his upcoming Celebration of Life at DAD's club once they're finalized.

Read another piece at the Houston Chronicle here

“Swimming has been my life for so long,” Johnston said at the time. “I can’t picture ever doing anything else. I love the sport. As long as I am alive, I probably will be swimming.”

Over the years, Johnston trained for races by swimming two hours a day on a nearly daily basis at the Dad’s Club in Houston. By the age of 79, he had broken 81 records in Masters Swimming and was inducted in the International Masters Swimming Hall of Fame, according to the Chronicle’s archives.



Quote of the Day


Freedom is never given;  it is won.


Asa Philip Randolph

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Work


South Shore Sails head coach

San Antonio Wave assistant coaches

Lakeside Aquatic Club senior coach & age group coach

Yo Jing Swim Academy instructor/coach


Quote of the Day


Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say,
abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.

via Writers Inspire

Mary Ann Evans, a.k.a. George Eliot

Wednesday, July 24, 2019



Quote of the Day


I eventually became proud of my strikeouts, because
each one represented another learning experience.


Wilver Dornell "Willie" Stargell

Monday, July 22, 2019

Bizarro



...and, if you play your cards right, someday a congressman!


Quote of the Day


There are many men of principle in both parties
in America, but there is no party of principle.

via The Unz Review

Alexis Charles Henri Clérel, Viscount de Tocqueville

Friday, July 19, 2019

FINA World Champs Viewing Schedule (edited)


Via USA Swimming here

Saw comment on order of events.  After clicking here, you'll be able to download entire Competition Schedule.

After opening, zoom in on upper right to see pool swimming schedule.

Another Round of Jobs


Paragon Training swim coach and program coordinator - Mike Saroni

MacArthur HS head swim coach - Ronny Mullins

City of Lakeway aquatic specialist

O2 Performance Aquatics assistant coach/masters coach & assistant swim coach

Coppell Family YMCA aquatics coordinator

Benbrook Community YMCA operations director - regional aquatics






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Quote of the Day


I did not have three thousand pairs of
shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.

via flickr

Imelda Trinidad Romualdez, a.k.a. Imelda Marcos

Friday, July 12, 2019

Still More Jobs


City of San Marcos aquatics program supervisor

North East Aquatics Team swim coach

Victoria East HS head swim coach - Spencer Gantt 361-788-2820

MacArthur HS swim coach - Wayne Crawford 281-985-6330

ESCALATE Aquatic Team developmental group coach & age group/junior group coach



Click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!



 

Quote of the Day


It never hurts to apologize, especially if you don't mean it.

via The New York Times

James Alan "Jim" Bouton

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

More Jobs


Hood County YMCA aquatics director

Eastview HS head swim coach - Jason Dean

Jay HS head swim coach & water polo coach - Jessica Karpen

Coppell Family YMCA aquatics director

Trotter Family YMCA youth development director - aquatics

Blue Legend swim instructor/assistant swim coach

DMPC assistant to the regional manager



 

Quote of the Day


If someone as blessed as I am is not
willing to clean out the barn, who will?

via The Seattle Times

Henry Ross Perot

Monday, July 08, 2019

Jobs


The Christian School at Castle Hills head swim coach - Jeremy Wentrcek

Katy Aquatics lead age group/lead site coach

City of Bay City aquatics/recreation specialist

Pearland Aquatics part time developmental age group coach

Bullsharks Swim Team swimming coach

Wise Health Systema head swim coach

Lake Travis HS assistant swim coach

Houston Cougar Aquatic Sports age group coach


If you think today's music...


...is a little much, check out this "oldie":


Quote of the Day


We at Chrysler borrow money the
old-fashioned way.  We pay it back.

via The New York Times

Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Quote of the Day


Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?

via WikiArt

Maurits Cornelis "M.C." Escher