Sunday, January 21, 2018

2018 State Meet Call-Ups

2013 & 2014 state meet call-ups were posted on this site.

Scott Scofield took over for us in '15, '16, & '17.

Neither of us can do it this time around.

Wouldn't it be nice if TISCA would go back to taking care of this?

Since it's likely they won't, does anyone out there want to give it a shot this year?

It's a tough job, requiring great communication, speed, and accuracy.

  • Complete meet result files from each region (in both classifications) must be gathered.
  • For swimming events, the top two (2) finishers in each event automatically advance.
  • The next eight (8) fastest times in each event advance as call-ups.
  • Prelim times are used to break any ties.
  • For diving, the top three (3) finishers automatically advance.

Let me know ASAP if you're able to take this project on for our athletes, coaches, and fans.



Still More Opportunities

The City of Bryan needs a swim coach

White Rock YMCA needs an aquatics coordinator

Anderson Mill needs an aquatic supervisor

The City of College Station needs both a head coach and an assistant coach

See jobs posted last week by clicking on the "Jobs" label below.

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

There are going to be days when you
think you've got no more to give, and
then, you're going to give plenty more.

via Pinterest

Paul William "Bear" Bryant

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

More Jobs

Aggie Swim Camp needs assistant coaches.  Contact Shannon Clark

LifeTime (San Antonio) needs a head coach

The City of Cedar Hill needs a head coach

Woodland Hills Wahoos need a head coach

Texas Ford Aquatics needs a learn to swim coach

The City of New Braunfels needs both an aquatics coordinator and an assistant aquatics coordinator

Lost Creek Country Club needs both a head coach and an assistant coach

Villasport needs an assistant coach

The Briar Club needs both an aquatics coordinator and a head coach

Clear Brook HS needs a head coach

Lakewest YMCA needs an assistant coach

Texas Terrapins needs an assistant coach

Jim Montgomery Swim School needs an instructor/coach

Oaks of Atascocita Olympians needs a head coach & assistant coaches

Quote of the Day

Experience is a truer guide than the words of others.

via The Telegraph

Leonardo da Vinci

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Quote of the Day

If you are out to describe the truth,
leave elegance to the tailor.

via Science Vibe

Albert Einstein

Friday, January 12, 2018

Austin TYR Pro

Real time results here

Quote of the Day

My imagination makes me human and makes me a
fool;  it give me all the world and exiles me from it.

via Romantic Circles

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Quote of the Day

The older I get, the more I realize that arguing
on the basis of facts and logic only gets you
labeled as someone who is out of step with
the times, if not lacking in compassion.

via Fausto

Thomas Sowell

Friday, December 29, 2017

Quote of the Day

We learn about life not from the pluses
alone, but from the minuses as well.

via the guardian

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

More Jobs

The City of San Antonio needs an outdoor pool supervisor

The YMCA of Midland needs an aquatics director

The YMCA of Austin TownLake Branch needs a swim coach

Texas Terrapins Swim Team needs an age group coach

The City of West University Place needs an aquatics coordinator

Quote of the Day

Wherever socialism spread, misery
followed - and still follows.

via Pinterest

Gregory John "Greg" Gutfeld

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Sunday, December 17, 2017


The City of Southlake needs an aquatics supervisor

The City of Dallas needs an aquatics supervisor

The City of Dallas also needs an aquatics coordinator

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Can nice guys win?  Sure, nice guys can win -
if they're nice guys with a lot of talent.  Nice
guys with a little talent finish fourth, and
nice guys with no talent finish last.

via Pinterest

Sanford Braun, a.k.a. Sanford "Sandy" Koufax

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Quote of the Day

If you can see the handwriting
on the're on the toilet.

via Redd Foxx

John Elroy Sanford, a.k.a. Redd Foxx

Sunday, December 10, 2017


Stony Point HS needs a head coach.  Contact Craig Chessher at 512-428-7200

The City of Cedar Hill needs a summer team coach

The City of El Paso needs an aquatics supervisor

The Aaron Family JCC (Dallas) needs an assistant aquatics director

The City of New Braunfels needs an aquatics coordinator

Junior Nationals Results

via Swimming World

Outstanding swims from our young Texans in Western Juniors.  Results here

Top Texas women's team was Magnolia Aquatic Club (2nd), while North Texas Nadadores' men were 3rd.

Eastern results are here

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

The thermometer of success is merely
the jealousy of the malcontents.

Salvador Domènec Felip Jacint Dalí i Domènech,
Marquis de Púbol, a.k.a. Salvador Dali

Monday, December 04, 2017


We used to remind kids to avoid getting in a vehicle with someone looking for a lost kitten/puppy or offering free candy.

Now we need to tell them to steer clear of politicians, media types, and entertainment folks?

Art Adamson Invite

Texas Invite

USA Swimming Winter Nationals

via Alabama Entertainment

Congratulations to former FCST head coach Allison Beebe on being selected as head women's coach for Team USA's 2018 Junior Pan Pac squad.  Read more here

In case you missed the 2017 Golden Goggles awards, here's a very short highlight video:

USA Swimming YouTube playlist is here

A few job openings:

The City of Corpus Christi needs a recreation coordinator

The YMCA of Metro Dallas needs an aquatics coordinator

The Waxahachie YMCA needs an assistant swim coach

The J.E.R. Chilton YMCA (Rockwall) needs a swim coach

The T. Boone Pickens YMCA (Dallas) needs a swim coach

Quote of the Day (Naughty Word Warning!)

Edited 12/7/17:

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Belushi & Cocker

Really loved this one:


The City of West University Place needs an aquatics coordinator

Both LBJ HS & Ann Richards HS need head coaches.  Contact Inez Perez

The Benbrook Community Center YMCA needs an aquatics program coordinator

The Houston Texans Y needs a youth development director - sports & aquatics

The MD Anderson Family Y needs a youth development director - sports & aquatics

Quote of the Day

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

via tripadvisor


Friday, November 17, 2017

Quote of the Day

Liberals like me love America.  We
just love America in a different way.

Alan Stuart "Al" Franken

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Quote of the Day

Be true to your work, your
word, and your friend.

Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Latest Openings

The Amon Carter Jr. Downtown YMCA (Ft. Worth) needs a sports & aquatics director

The Thelma Ley Anderson YMCA (Houston) needs a youth development director - sports & aquatics

The Katy Main Street Family YMCA needs a youth development director - aquatics

Fiesta Texas (San Antonio) needs an aquatics supervisor

The Jewish Community Center (Dallas) needs an assistant aquatics director

The Texas Tritons Swim Club (Houston) needs an assistant coach

TYR Pro Swim Series*

• Jan. 11-14, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Austin
• March 1-4, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Atlanta
• April 12-15, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Mesa
• May 17-20, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Indianapolis
• June 7-10, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara
• July 6-8, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Columbus

*Formerly the Arena Pro Swim Series

Quote of the Day

The people I distrust the most are those
who want to improve our lives but
have only one course of action.

Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Quote of the Day

Without change, something sleeps inside us, and
seldom awakens.  The sleeper must awaken.

via Medium

Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017