We all know "polo" and "assault" go together, right? The game's all about what you can get away with when an official isn't looking.
Unfortunately, this story's about more than just yer average suit-pullin', nut-kickin', elbow-in-the-teeth water polo match. Read more here and here
Dabrowski, now a student at Monmouth College, said she let out a yelp
but continued playing, though she then fouled the player in question
and served a time out. Footage said to be from the match appears to show
Dabrowski later crying at the edge of the pool, and she said she
reported to a female coach that "he touched me." "I was angry
because I couldn't think anyone could do that," Dabrowski said on the
show. "He has a mom. He probably has a sister. ... How could he even try
to do something like that?"
Pretty shocking stuff. Read the Texas Sports release here
"Our program is in a very good spot," Kubik continued. "Eddie continues
to amaze me with his ability to keep things fresh and new, and the team
we have returning might be up there as one of the best teams we've ever
had, in terms of personalities, in terms of caring about one another
and in terms of continuing on the tradition that was established well
before we got here. Whoever replaces me will inherit a fantastic group
of students who are exceptional athletes, and, more importantly, are
Cannot put into words how much Kris Kubik has meant to all Longhorn swimmers and, in particular, to our very own Bobby Button.
Pics from 2014 swim banquet:
Question on mind of every UT guy entering senior year:
Who will take over as UT Swim Banquet Master of Ceremonies?
Most in the swimming community know - at least we think we know - Shirley's story. We know she's that kid from California who got cheated out of medals/records in Montreal back in 1976, right?
Babashoff, along with Chris Epting, gives us, as Paul Harvey would say, the rest of the story.
Shirley's been on a real roller coaster ride. Without giving away too much from the book, let's just say she had a very, very tough childhood.
Babashoff was a regular in Swimming World magazine as a teenager. We all read about the training under Mark Schubert at Mission Viejo. Remember hearing about those Animal Lane workouts with guys like Brian Goodell?
The '72 Munich Games had been highlighted by Mark Spitz's seven golds. Both our men's and women's teams had performed very well.
Shirley teamed with Jane Barkman, Jenny Kemp, and Sandy Neilson* to win the 400 free relay with a world record of 3:55.19, shaving three seconds off their previous best.
Over the next few years, Shirley went on a record-breaking spree, shattering World and American records. Her performances at national championships and the '76 Trials were outstanding.
Expectations were very high for Shirley & the rest of our swimmers in the '76 Montreal Games.
Leading up to those games, the media was all over Shirley. A young Skip Bayless got his feelings hurt when he actually had to work (and wait) for a chance to interview Babashoff.
It was Skip who got the whole "Surly Shirley" thing going.
Since the '72 Olympics, some writers have found shy little Shirley to be big surly Shirley. As records fell in her wake, she seemed more and more aloof. Her smile, always Mona Lisa crooked, appeared to be a scowl. Her laugh, before quick and warm, seemed rusty. Her obsession for supremacy had curtailed her bike-riding, softball- and volleyball-playing and body surfing. All work and no play made Shirley a very cranky girl.
What a first-class jerk! Take it back, Skippy!!
Click to enlarge the pic below and read the entire article.
For the Spitz-less US men, it turned out to be one of the most dominating performances in Olympic swimming history. Unfortunately, a doped women's squad from East Germany stole what would have been a gold rush for our gals.
LOST CREEK AQUATICS
Austin Texas (locations in Lake Travis, Cedar Park, Westlake, and Steiner Ranch)
Part-time assistant swim coaches and strength & conditioning coaches needed
Positions will be open until filled. We
will begin interviewing candidates July 11.
Lost Creek Aquatics (www.lostcreekaquatics.com),
the third largest club in South Texas Swimming, has just expanded into a fourth
location and is seeking assistant swim coaches to work with all age groups at each
of our locations, and coaches to conduct dryland sessions for all age groups.
LCA is currently building a state-of-the art facility in the Westlake area,
which will generate additional opportunities for coaches to work with swim
lessons, masters programs, triathlete training, water polo, diving, and other
aquatics programming. Our program has swimmers of all ages and abilities—from
summer league rookies to Olympic Trials qualifiers.
Current USA Swimming
coach credentials or the ability to become certified within two weeks of hire
One to two year’s
minimum competitive coaching experience with a USA Swimming member club
experience as an athlete is preferred
with Team Unify is preferred
Ability to travel to
Passion for the sport
and for working with swimmers of all ages and abilities
and communication skills
appearance and positive attitude
Hours are afternoons, Monday through
Friday, during the academic year, plus Saturday mornings. Most positions are
20-25 hours per week.
A pair of new pools are being built in Tyler. Above is a shot of what will be the TISD outdoor long course facility. Read more here
The Tyler school and club swimming community have hoped for years to
have a pool in the Rose City capable of hosting swim meets.
With Tyler ISD and Tyler Swim Academy opting to build separate projects, Tyler soon will have two pools that fit that bill.
ISD’s $3.9 million Olympic-sized (25 yards by 50 meters) outdoor
aquatics center is nearing completion, located next to the Career and
Technology Center on Earl Campbell Boulevard, and it's scheduled to open
in mid- to late August.
Tyler Swim Academy, which is partnered with
Metroplex Aquatics of Dallas, also expects to complete construction in
the fall of its own 15,000-square-foot enclosed indoor swimming facility
(25 yards by 25 meter pool) at a cost of $750,000, located on the
corner of Bascom Road and Spur 248.
The two groups both had been using the
district's aging swim facility, but the district's decision to build a
new pool and form its own swim club meant Tyler Swim Academy and other
non-TISD groups needed to find a new pool.
Brittany Roth has been named interim head coach at UNT. More here
The University of North Texas named Brittany Roth as interim head coach of the swimming and diving program on Friday. She takes over for Brendon Bray, who accepted the head coaching position at the University of Nevada.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity Brendon Bray
gave me three years ago when we came to this team together,” Roth said.
“I have appreciated our friendship, and I have learned so much from
him; I am so happy for Brendon and his wife, Beth, as they move closer
to home in this transition.”
Former athletic director Daryl Gross Negligence announced he was canning the men's and women's swim teams in 2007. It was a slow death. The end came in 2011. The Daily Orange article on the program's demise is here
The program got the axe June 1, 2007, when Athletic Director Daryl
Gross announced Syracuse would cut the men’s and women’s swimming and
diving teams and add a women’s hockey program beginning in the 2008-09
Gross pointed to the outdated facility and the financial difficulties of building a new one as reasons for the cut.
‘If we are going to have a swimming program here, then it’s very
important that we have the resources to do it the right way,’ Gross said
in an article published in The Daily Orange on June 1, 2007. ‘Part of
those resources would be getting a new natatorium, a new pool facility,
diving and all those type of things. The cost for those is enormous, and
they’re costs that we can’t put into it right now.’
Gross was such a danged fibber! ASCA's John Leonard pointed out:
‘In my opinion, they made a poorly informed decision and didn’t want
to hear from their own alumni and community folks about why those
decisions were wrong,’ Leonard said.
Among their concerns: The price tag Gross quoted for the new
facility, $35 million, was ‘way too high,’ Leonard said.
Mark Coyle did nothing as "interim" athletic director. He was 'Cuse AD for just eleven (11) months after the Gross departure.
Let's hope that someone with upstate NY ties and big-time connections in the sports world can fix things at Syracuse University!