Yes, Leon's a big Donald Trump supporter. What gets me about conservatives who are anti-Trump is this:
Y'all have complained - for 7+ years - that Obama is the worst president ever. Now y'all act like the world will come to an end if Donnie ends up in the White House. Where's the logic in that? Ask yourselves how he can possibly be worse than what you've had.
Y'all ain't here fer poly-ticks now, is ya? Yer here fer jobs, right?!?! Here's what's new since the last jobs post a couple of weeks ago:
Belton's Savannah Henry (daughter of Patrick & Wendy) recently signed with Southern Illinois University. Read more here and here.
“It means I get four more years of doing what I’m really passionate
about doing and what I spend so much time doing,” Henry said of signing
with the Salukis. “I have some family ties there but also it’s a great
school with a great team that’s on the rise and working hard and it’s
something I wanted to be a part of.”
*That's what I tell kids learning relay starts. Swing, step, and go - it's as easy as 1, 2, 4! One or two get it...
I just found out that Joseph's lungs have both declined since
yesterday. I haven't gotten to talk to the doctor yet so I don't have
any more information on how this could happen but I want to ask you to
pray that the LORD would send His greatest angels of healing to Joseph's
bedside and never leave him infusing his sweet body with all that is
needed to fight this horrific infection to clear his lungs completely.
They had to increase the oxygen that the ventilator is delivering to 50%
when it had been at 35% most of the day yesterday. Please pray for the
wisdom and divine inspiration of all who care for Joseph that the Great
Physician would impart His greatest ideas for how to better help my
Garrett Weber-Gale has joined the Nitro staff in Austin. Read more here
“My goal is to be a steady, positive force in these young athletes
lives, and share with them some of the guidance that I’ve learned from
my coaches; Eddie & Randy Reese, Kris Kubik, and Dwight Davis, and
my expertise as a successful Olympic athlete. I am excited to work with
the athletes and help them find ways to improve as swimmers and as
An article on Russell Wilson's swim training was posted back in December. Read it here.
Wilson revealed that one aspect of his in-season conditioning program
that he thinks helps his recovery from the punishment of a game is
Wilson said he swims three times a week or so, trying to do about 30 laps each time.
“I get up early in the mornings and I swim,’’ he said. “It’s one of the first things I do. It helps a lot.’’
Katy HS football figured this out a long time ago. Hasn't hurt their program, has it?
Factual Feminist host Christina Hoff Sommers explained the cost of Title IX:
Note that this year's highest placing D-I school sponsoring swimming for women only was UCLA (17th). Women swimmers in total programs - men & women - are much more successful than in women-only programs.
When prominent schools like the University of Maryland or Clemson
University decide to discontinue their swimming programs in favor of
funding sports such as football or basketball, they are not only telling
swimmers everywhere that swimming as a sport doesn’t matter as much as
others, they also decidedly cut the positive influence of swimming
locally. The number of swimmers shrinks, clubs go under, pools go
unused, college swimmers lose an opportunity to coach in their
hometowns, and fewer swimming lessons are given. The link between
colleges and clubs is fragile and so, so important to the future of this
Nitro's Jason Cochran was selected as a manager on USA Swimming's 2015 National Diversity Select Camp staff. Several Texas swimmers were selected. Athlete roster is here
If you're attending the women's NCAA D-I meet at Georgia Tech, there's a free high school coaches' clinic. Info via DJA:
FREE NISCA Coaches Clinic
Who: Open to all HS swim coaches
When: 9am-4pm, Saturday, March 19, 2016
Where: The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA
NISCA is pleased to announce it will host a FREE swim coaches clinic on
the Saturday of the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships being
held at Georgia Tech. The clinic will conclude in time to attend
Saturday finals for those with tickets.
Top clinicians and coaches will be on hand to share the latest in
coaching techniques, training innovations, and specialized training
Lunch and snacks will be provided.
The first 50 coaches registering on the NISCA website before February 1,
2016 will receive a special GOODY PACK from NISCA and its partners.
It's that time of year again! The annual Gulf Coaches'
Clinic! This year, we will be on beautiful Lake Conroe at the La Torretta
resort! We have some great room rates and specials offered plus fabulous
speakers so we hope you can all join us for a great time there!
Our speakers this year are Jim Richardson, Kathy McKee and
Bob Keyser. Talks will begin on Friday afternoon, continue all day
Saturday and conclude on Sunday morning. As always, we will have a
coaches meeting Friday night followed by our social. Door prizes will be
given out all weekend as well.
Cost this year will be $50 per coach with a maximum of $500
per team. The registration link will be up soon on the Gulf
website. Deadline to register will be March 8th. We will not be
accepting late registrations so please register on time!
Below is the link for hotel reservations. Rooms are
$149 per night plus a $5 resort fee per person, per night. When you make
your reservation, a one night deposit is required. You may cancel your
reservation within 72 hours of your stay and your deposit will be