Sunday, August 19, 2018

Overdue Jobs Post

Longview Metro/Champion head coach

KATY assistant coaches - Travis Sandifer

Southwestern University assistant (M & W)

Department of the Navy (Kingsville) supervisory recreation specialist (sports & aquatics)

Coppell YMCA aquatics coordinator

City of Dallas community recreation program coordinator

South Shore Sails assistant coach

Cypress-Fairbanks Swim Club head site & assistant coaches

Fit-N-Wise head coach

City of Abilene aquatics supervisor

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

I'm neither Republican nor Democrat.  I've
worked for the past five administrations.

John Owen Brennan

Friday, August 17, 2018

Quote of the Day

Sometimes, what you're looking for is already there.

via songkick

Aretha Louise Franklin

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Pan Pac Television Schedule

NBC on August 11 and 12...from 4-6 p.m. ET

You should still check your local listings.
Finals will be live on the Olympic Channel:
August 9 - 4:23 am Central
August 10 - 4:55 am Central
August 11 - 4:28 am Central
August 12 - 4:06 am Central

More Opportunities

The City of Grand Prairie needs an aquatics coordinator

The YMCA of Corsicana needs a sports & aquatics director

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

The Oakridge School

The Oakridge School (Arlington) needs an upper/middle school coach.  Season from early November through mid-February.  Contact Shawn Meadows

Quote of the Day

No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large
granite mountain cannot be denied - it speaks
in silence to the very core of your being.

via HYDE

Ansel Easton Adams

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody

Job Lull

Not a whole lot out there right now.

Schools should have their coaches by now.

Summer's winding down so not that many pool management spots opening.

As championship meet season winds down for club swimming, we'll see an uptick in listings for fall start dates.

Here are a few recently listed positions:

Bridge Bats Swim Club full-time coach

Waxahachie YMCA aquatics coordinator, swim team coach, & assistant swim team coach

Wichita Falls YMCA program director - aquatics


Working on ranking middle school swims from 2017-18.  Will look kind of like TISCA All-State rankings.  Nearly finished, but still waiting on a couple more results.  If you ran middle school meets and haven't sent me results, please send via an email here ASAP.

Good friend Carlos Salazar (Summit HS) is starting a new project.  The long-time age group coach - one of the best in the business - has left Mansfield Aquatic Club (MAC).  He'll be working with masters swimmers and triathletes in the DFW area.  Visit his site here.

Suggested this years ago, but might as well bring it up again.  Folks love to see exhibitions like the 50 free "shootouts", right?  I'd like to see meets like our national championships close out with something more.

Why not have women vs. men races?  Maybe women's 50m back vs. men's 50m breast?  Men's 100m back vs. women's 100m free?

Also, how about having medalists taking shots at world records in SCM?  They're shaved/tapered and on top of the LCM world.  Maybe even team up to take down some relay records while they're at it.

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

As far as self-discipline goes, it's still ultimately
up to me how well I can push myself.  Only I
can do that.  I just have to keep on going,
keep on working, keep on improving.

Sheryl Denise Swoopes

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Some New, Some Old

Lake Travis HS head coach - Henry Carter 512-533-6058

Cypress-Fairbanks SC head site coach

The Shelton School (Dallas) head coach - Freddie Jones

St. John XXIII College Prep head coach


Quote of the Day

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value
of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

via Connecticut History

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018


North Austin YMCA aquatics program director

San Antonio Wave head coach and age group coach

Rockwall ISD head coach - Neil Walker 469-698-7380

The Briar Club aquatics coordinator

2018 LC Sectionals Results

2018 LC TAGS Meet Info

TAGS Parking

TAGS Tickets & Shirts

via Texas Sports

FINA handed Madisyn Cox a two-year suspension.  Read more here

According to their full report, the FINA panel does acknowledge that Cox “did not act with intention” in ingesting the drug, and consequently limited her suspension to two years instead of what would normally be a four year suspension. Notably, Sun Yang was only given a three-month suspension for his positive test.

FINA Statement

Cox Statement

Lakeside Aquatic Club dry-land coach & age group coach

Mid-Cities Arlington age group coach

Former TCU & UH coach Keith Dawley has joined Eddie Sinnott's SMU staff as his new men's assistant coach.  More here

Phillips 66 Nationals:

Psych Sheet


Television/Webcast Schedule

USA Swimming Build a Pool:

Conference Info

Houston Registration (November Conference)

TISCA Clinic:

Jeff Julian will be featured speaker in Austin September 13-16. 

Clinic Info

Registration (save $38 by registering by September 4)

ASCA Clinic:

50th World Clinic in Anaheim, California.  Might want to leave your MAGA hat at home.


Registration (save $50 by registering by July 27)

Quote of the Day

One's destination is never a place, but
rather a new way of looking at things.

via Book of Days Tales

Henry Valentine Miller

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A Few More Jobs

Cy-Fair Swim Club, a.k.a. FLEET, swim instructors

COOGS age group coach

VillaSport swim coach

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD swim coach

Quote of the Day

Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it
asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.

via Bauman Rare Books

Thomas Paine

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

V-P Button

Bobby just signed on with an Austin company as vice-president of FinTegration Strategy & Sales.  Finance and banking stuff.  Way over my head.  More here

"...Community Bankers will have more integration points, more options, more leverage and more room to lower their digital spend when it comes to vendor selection."

Gateway Prep

Gateway College Preparatory School swim coach

Quote of the Day

Progress doesn't stop because you lost a game.

via Sports Illustrated

Bruce Charles Arians

Saturday, July 07, 2018

2018 Age Group COTY

View list of nominees and vote via the Fitter & Faster site here

Texas coaches up for the award:

Chris Coghill, Austin Swim Club

Colin Kennedy, Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club

Lindsay Kenney, Texas Ford Aquatics

Daniel McCord, Nitro Swimming

Rick Mills, Magnolia Aquatic Club

Jarrod Murphy, The Woodlands Swim Team

Stuart Smith, Texas Ford Aquatics

Tracey Spurgeon, Alamo Area Aquatics NE

Bryan Welter, Lakeside Aquatic Club


Quote of the Day

If you make 10,000 regulations you
destroy all respect for the law.

via Pinterest

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

NISCA All-America

2018 Swimming

Directors' Cup

Final Standings:

Division I

Texas - 5th
A&M - 10th

Division II

West Texas A&M - 3rd
Texas A&M Commerce - 22nd 
Angelo State - 26th

Division III

Trinity - 31st


Wayland Baptist - 3rd

Quote of the Day

In a highly competitive environment, feeling
comfortable is first cousin to being complacent.

via Mangin Photography

William Ernest "Bill" Walsh

Friday, June 29, 2018

2018 Lone Star Cup


If you're in Dallas this weekend, drop by D&J's annual Tent Sale:

Harvey Lewis is taking a shot at the AT thru-hike record.  He's in Connecticut right now.  Follow progress here

Sugar Land's own Simone Manuel is this year's Honda Cup winner.  She's the female collegiate athlete of the year.  Read more here

Texas Senior Circuit Results:

SC 1

SC 2

Quote of the Day

Before we set our hearts too much upon
anything, let us examine how happy
those are who already possess it.

via Bytes

Fran├žois VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Questions for High School Coaches*

via Pinterest

Annie Chandler Grevers posted the follerin' on Facebook this morning:

Hi coaches! Seeking some 1-2 paragraph answers to the following question for an upcoming issue of Swimming World. 

Should high school swimmers be required to attend more high school workouts than club workouts during HS season? Why or why not? 

If you have insight to offer, I'd love to hear it. I know answers will vary widely as high school swimming structures vary widely from state to state. 

Please email your answer and a high-rez headshot to

Thanks in advanced!

*Input from sponsors not necessary

Quote of the Day

What you cannot enforce, do not command.



Saturday, June 23, 2018

Quote of the Day

Jealousy is the tribute mediocrity pays to genius.


Fulton John Sheen

Friday, June 22, 2018

Quote of the Day

When a thing is done, it's done.  Don't look back.
Look forward to your next objective.

via Vermont Humanities

George Catlett Marshall, Jr.

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Quote of the Day

It's amazing how quickly nature consumes human places
after we turn our backs on them.  Life is a hungry thing.

via KUT

Scott David Westerfeld

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Clark Wilson Invitational Results

As 4A schools with swimming programs approach 100 (in the 80's now, I think), here are team scores (top ten) from this year's Mythical 4A State Championships:


Gateway - 255
Bridgeland - 229.5
Andrews - 226
Fulshear - 172
El Campo - 164
Randolph - 138
Great Hearts - 132
Decatur - 121
Monahans - 94.5
Pecos - 88


Bridgeland - 346
Pecos - 274
Andrews - 167
Fredericksburg - 167
Hudson - 164
Monahans - 151
Lebanon Trail - 149
Gateway - 109
Boerne - 87
Pampa - 67


Bridgeland - 575.5
Andrews - 393
Gateway - 364
Pecos - 362
Fredericksburg - 250
Hudson - 250
Monahans - 245.5
Fulshear - 221
El Campo - 212
Lebanon Trail - 169

Send me an email if you'd like a copy of complete results and team scores.

Quote of the Day

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window
by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Quote of the Day

There was a time when we completely operated
without phones.  We're addicted to our phones.

via The Source

Kanye Omari West

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Racism is not dead, but it is on life support -
kept alive by politicians, race hustlers,
and people who get a sense of superiority
by denouncing others as "racists".

via Value Walk

Thomas Sowell

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Quote of the Day

When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone.
When you're great at something, they'll tell you.

via Chicago Tribune

Walter Jerry Payton

Sunday, May 06, 2018

Fence Issue

Pool fence was loose near the ground and kids were able to crawl under.

Solution?  Add more "ground":