Saturday, June 15, 2019

Quote of the Day

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive
questions your wife asks for nothing.

Joseph Abramowitz, a.k.a. Joey Adams

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

More Opportunities

The Woodlands Swim Team head coach

Collins HS assistant swim coach + dive coach - Jim Sharp

Alamo Heights HS assistant swim coach + water polo - Jennifer Roland

Clear Brook HS assistant swim coach - Alexis Crocker

MacArthur HS head swim coach + water polo coach - Ronny Mullins

Remember to click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Quote of the Day

The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.

Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lunch Break?

Okay, I'll help you plan your lunch break.

1) Grab your kale & quinoa wrap,
2) throw it in the trash, and
3) watch this:

Link here

A Few Jobs

Dripping Springs HS assistant coach - Galen Zimmerman

YMCA of North Austin Community Rec Center aquatics director

City of Mineral Wells recreation coordinator

University of Incarnate Word assistant men's & women's swimming & diving coach

Circle C Aquatics assistant swim coach

Remember to click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

After a long weekend... the Don Cook Sauna, I like to cool off with a spin on the Zamboni...

Quote of the Day

Life is a long lesson in humility.

via PBS

Sir James Matthew "J.M." Barrie

Thursday, June 06, 2019

...and, in case you didn't hear:

Quote of the Day

Always have fun but stay hungry.  Find that balance.

Ronald William "Ron" Artest Jr.,
a.k.a. Metta World Peace

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Quote of the Day

If you don't ask, you don't get.

via The Find

Stevland Hardaway Morris, a.k.a. Stevie Wonder

Monday, June 03, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

2019 Texas HS Honors

via San Angelo ISD

via Melissa Howard:

TISCA State Coaches of the Year 2019:

5A State Swim Coach of the Year: Dow Farley – El Paso High School

5A State Dive Coach of the Year: Penny DiPomazio – Lubbock ISD

6A State Swim Coach of the Year: Dan Snow – Flower Mound High School

6A State Dive Coach of the Year: Andrew Serie – Mansfield ISD

Theron Pickle Lifetime Achievement Awards:

David Johnson – NEISD

Jesse Cole – Highland Park

Craig Nolder Lifetime Achievement Award:

Jennifer Mangum – Midland ISD

Dee Hollar Official’s Award:

Gloria Schuldt

Theron Pickle Memorial Scholarship Recipients:


Madelaine Smith - Byron P Steele II High School

Reagan Hinze - Conroe High School


Greyson Alarcon - Georgetown High School

William Staebel - The John Cooper High School

Another special award to be aware of is our very own David Hague (San Angelo Central) was awarded the NHSCA Male Coach of the Year 2018-2019. Congratulations David! Go here to read more about his award.

Quote of the Day

Without craftsmanship, inspiration
is a mere reed shaken in the wind.

via IMDb

Johannes Brahms

Thursday, May 30, 2019

2019 Middle School Ranking

Several coaches from around the state sent me their middle school meet results.

Relays and individuals are ranked in a manner similar to our TISCA 5A & 6A All-State lists.

If you didn't send me results this year, please make a note to do it next year!

If you'd like a copy of the 2019 list, please send me an email

Quote of the Day

It is an ironic habit of human beings to
run faster when we have lost our way.

Rollo Reese May

Monday, May 27, 2019

More Openings

City of Bay City aquatics/recreation specialist

Bishop Lynch HS head swim coach - email

Alcuin School assistant varsity swim - Andy Silverman

San Marcos HS physical education teacher/swimcoach and girls/boys assistant basketball

Boy Scouts of America aquatics director

Remember to click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Quote of the Day

Anyone can support a team that is winning - it takes
no courage.  But to stand behind a team - to
defend a team - when it is down and really
needs you, that takes a lot of courage.

via The Journal Times

Bryan Bartlett "Bart" Starr

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Middle School

Friday, a draft of the 2019 Middle School Rankings went out to coaches who submitted results.

Once we've done our edits, it should be available sometime next week.

Just send me an email if you'd like a copy.

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Talent is cheaper than table salt.  What
separates the talented individual from
the successful one is a lot of hard work.

via Medium

Stephen Edwin King

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

HOF Videos & Photos

Bill Rob sent out the word that the Class of 2019 videos and photos are now on the Texas Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame site.

Check out the slide show and videos here (scroll down)

Mark your calendars:  Class of 2020 induction will be April 3, 2020


Vandegrift HS head swim coach

Elkins HS head swim coach

City of Corpus Christi aquatics area supervisor

Rockwall ISD head high school/assistant club

Geneva School of Boerne head swim coach - Sheri Palermo

The Shelton School varsity level swim coach - Freddie Jones

College Park HS assistant swim/water polo - Rachel Banes

Tyler ISD assistant & middle school - Jason Petty

Atascocita HS assistant swim coach and diving coach - David Pink


Remember to click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Quote of the Day

I don't want to do just a liberal show.

via Red Blue Divide

Josephine Victoria "Joy" Behar

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Quote of the Day

It will be a comic approach unless there
are no laughs, then it will be a lecture.

via Cleveland

Timothy Daniel "Tim" Conway

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Quote of the Day

The really frightening thing about middle age
is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.

Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, a.k.a. Doris Day

Sunday, May 12, 2019


Texas Military Institute Episcopal assistant varsity swimming coach

Fulshear Racing Swim Team head age group coach

City of Georgetown aquatics supervisor

Cy-Park HS assistant swim coach - Pam McRae 346-227-6055

University of Incarnate Word assistant men's and women's diving coach

Bellaire HS head swimming - Gloria Clarke

Richardson HS head swim coach

Lufkin HS head swim coach & assistant swim coach - Jerri Boyd

VillaSport aquatics director

Cooper HS (Lubbock) head swim coach - Max Kattwinkel

Heath HS head swim coach - Neil Walker

E.A. Smith YMCA youth development director

Eaton HS head swim coach - Joel Johnson

Alamo Heights ISD director of aquatics Jennifer Roland

Cy-Springs assistant swim coach - Daniel Gober

Gleneagles Country Club assistant swim coach

Remember to click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Biggest Fear on AT?

Honestly, it was falling trees!

We started early and, with no leaves on trees in February, never knew if we were tenting under live or dead trees.

Even after spring had sprung on the trail, there were plenty of blow downs due to high winds.

We weren't all that worried about fellow hikers.

Yeah, there were some with a screw or two loose, but we didn't think they'd be violent.

Last month this jackass was arrested on the trail after threatening hikers in Tennessee.  Read about that here

"You had a lot of miscommunication on social media (on Monday) and people wondering if this guy was a threat. He is a threat," Sheriff Mike Hensley told WCYB on Tuesday. "We have thousands of people come through Unicoi County on the Appalachian Trail and when we get a report of suspicious activity, we take those seriously because we want people to be safe."

Okay, so who's the genius who sentenced him to probation and fines?

James "Sovereign" Jordan went right back out to the trail and (allegedly) attacked two hikers with a machete - killing one.  Read about that here

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

I know where I'm going and I know the truth,
and I don't have to be what you want me
to be.  I'm free to be what I want.


Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., a.k.a. Muhammad Ali

Monday, April 29, 2019

Quote of the Day

Yes, he colluded.  I don't think that's
a hard question to answer at all.

Eric Michael Swalwell, Jr.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

2020 Trials Ticket Info

All session tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster on July 1, 2019.

Hoping to sit in Victory Row?  That'll be $1,300.00, please...

More info at USA Swimming site here

Another Round of Jobs

Willowridge HS, Bush HS, & Ridge Point HS head coaches - Mike Duswalt

Champion HS & Boerne HS head coach - Terry Gault

Magnolia West HS head coach - Terry Jones

Hastings HS head coach - Scott Moehlig

Concordia Lutheran HS head swim coach - Matt Neidigk

Circle C Aquatics assistant swim coach

Cy-Fair Swim Club age group coach

Armed Services YMCA aquatics director

JCC of Dallas swim team coach

Canyon Creek Country Club swim coach

Remember to click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

I don't think I've crashed and burned at all.

via Time

Michael John Avenatti

Tuesday, April 23, 2019


The 2019 Clark Wilson Invitational (Mythical 4A State) is being shared.  Just send me an email if you haven't gotten a copy.

Top Ten Teams:


El Campo
Great Hearts


Fort Stockton
Boerne & El Campo


El Campo

Next up is the middle school rankings.  I've got a few results and have started the process.  Would like more data this year, so please get the word out to folks that I need results.

They can just send me an email

Easter Weekend

Some pictures (click on picture for enlargificationizing) from last weekend with Leon & Kari and Bobby & Marley:

The Warm-up (5'9" sandbar shark)

The Fight

The Prize (7'9" sandbar shark)

The Release

Check your voice mail... missed some calls.

Game 7 vs. Leafs tonight!

Throwing in a little penalty box trivia:

I was big into the Rochester Amerks as a kid.

What a disappointment when, in the 1972-73 season, Battleship Bob Kelly fell just four (4) minutes short of averaging three (3) minutes per game (206 minutes in the box in 70 games).

Quote of the Day

There is already, in my view, ample evidence
in the public domain on the issue of
collusion if you're willing to see it.

via California Sunday

Adam Bennett Schiff

Monday, April 22, 2019

Class of 2020

The Texas Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame Class of 2020:

via Houston Chronicle

Cammile Adams

Ryan Berube

George Block

Scott Donie

Tom & Carolyn Boak (Lifetime Achievement)

SAAC/AAAA (Wally Pryor Distinguished Team)

Quote of the Day

We have a responsibility as elected officials to do good
public policy in the best interest of all the people.

via SBR

Maxine Moore Waters

Sunday, April 21, 2019