Friday, May 26, 2017

More Ringgold Pics

Swim Jobs

HS Head Coaching

Cypress-Falls HS

North Shore HS, contact Vivian Dancy at 832-386-4330

Lake Travis HS, contact Hank Carter at 512-533-6478

Austin HS (Austin ISD), contact Michael Rosenthal

Dawson HS, contact Kelly Holt

HS Assistant Coaching

Bellaire HS, contact Kris Wingenroth

Clear Lake HS, contact Kirby Killingsworth at 281-240-1900

Killeen HS, contact Valerie Nogle

Harlingen South HS, contact Hector Castaneda

Flour Bluff HS, contact Chris Steinbruck at 361-694-9277

Prosper HS, contact Brandon Schmidt at 469-219-2203


Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA needs a sports & aquatics director

Coppell YMCA needs an aquatics coordinator

Lost Creek Aquatics needs assistant coaches.  Contact Jessica Evans

To list your jobs, email me!
To see more jobs, click on the "Jobs" link below.


Quote of the Day

First you use machines, then you
wear machines, and then...?
Then you serve machines.

via Wikipedia

John Kilian Houston Brunner


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Quote of the Day

Some are blessed with musical ability, others with
good looks.  Myself, I was blessed with modesty.

via Pinterest

Sir Roger George Moore


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Power is not revealed by striking
hard or often, but by striking true.

via Biography

Honoré de Balzac


Monday, May 15, 2017

Quote of the Day

I was always the last one chosen for
football games in Central Park.

via Tributes

Merlin Jay Olsen


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Newest Job Posts

First, an update on the Granbury HS assistant position: 

Teaching fields include: Middle school history, middle school math, or middle school ELA

Preferred certification: 4-8 generalist/4-8 Core subjects Texas Teaching Certificate

Applicants can apply online at: https://granbury.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1662 

Please also send resumes to head coach, Jason Pullano at jason.pullano@granburyisd.org

Longhorn Aquatics needs a head age group coach

Fort Stockton HS needs an assistant.  Contact Mike Peters at 817-723-8671

Twin Lakes Family YMCA needs an aquatics coordinator

The City of Georgetown needs a pool manager

The Briar Club (Houston) needs a head coach

TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas needs an assistant coach.  Contact Becky Geyer at 210-564-6191

The YMCA of the Highland Lakes needs a head coach/aquatics coordinator

Sharks (Houston) needs an assistant coach. Contact Tim Hill

Reminder:  Click below on "Jobs" for recent job posts


Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day (thanks, DJA!)

Don't be too proud to take lessons.  I'm not.

Jack William Nicklaus


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Quote of the Day

The secret of your success is
determined by your daily agenda.

via Center for Rural Development

John Calvin Maxwell


Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Quote of the Day

Liberty, when it begins to take
root, is a plant of rapid growth.

via Presidential Pet Museum

George Washington


Sunday, May 07, 2017

In case y'all missed it...

First, a few jobs:

Summer Creek HS (Humble ISD) needs a head coach.  Contact Brian Ford at 281-850-1601

Anderson HS (Austin ISD) needs a head coach.  Contact Juli Zamora

Centennial HS (Burleson ISD) needs an assistant coach.  Contact Jeremy Martin at 817-501-6419

Pflugerville HS needs a head coach.  Contact April Hundl

The City of Copperas Cove needs a recreation/aquatics specialist

The Twin Lakes Family YMCA needs an aquatics coordinator

Six Flags Fiesta Texas needs an aquatics senior supervisor

Remember, you can click on the "Jobs" label below this post to view other recently listed jobs...or, you can just scroll down through a bunch of really important stuff you missed in between.  If it were me, I'd just click the jobs link.

via San Antonio Express

Aggie Sarah Gibson (Reagan HS '13) has been named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year.  More here

The TISCA Academic All-State list has been updated.  Congratulations to our high school swimming brainiacs!  View here

Most of us are fortunate to work in programs with excellent parent support and great two-way communication, right?

A few - and I hope it's just a few - deal with parent meddling.

Basketball's Meddling Parent of the Year award goes to LaVar Ball.

In March, Chino Hills athletic director Jeff Schuld said that the school would side with Gilling over Ball despite Ball's public claims that Gilling would be replaced. Gilling, though, would be fired four weeks later.

Chino Hills will now look for its third head basketball coach in three seasons.

Thanks for the heads up, DJA.  More here

via Swim Houston Aquatics

Former HSC head coach Gilbert Legaspi has started a new club in a new facility.  More here

April's most viewed posts were:  Employment Opportunities, TISCA News, & Stuff You've Probably Already Seen

USA Swimming will hold 2020 Trials in Omaha.  Nice of them to make that official now, rather than put everyone through another round of the 2016 "Where should we hold trials?" bit.  More here

The University of North Dakota's in the news lately.

via Grand Forks Herald

Former head coach (1980-2002) Mike Stromberg is speaking out about the dumping of his UND swim program.

For many years, our swim lesson program—run by UND swimming and diving—made more money for the athletic department than the football program.

It seems strange to choose to close a door on one of the most successful athletic programs in the history of UND. The exemplary student athletes charged the UND flag to the national level in swimming, diving and desire—that is, until that door abruptly was closed.

More here

UND is under investigation by the Office of Civil Rights for alleged Title IX violations.

The investigation was officially launched on April 14—a little more than two weeks after UND announced that it was cutting its women's hockey and men's and women's swimming and diving teams.

UND made the cuts as part of a campus-wide financial restructuring in anticipation of a dip in state funds.

Kennedy asked the athletic department to cut $1.3 million out of its annual budget. The budgets of women's hockey and men's and women's swimming and diving total roughly $2.9 million, but some of the money and scholarships from those sports will be reallocated into other sports.

More here

via KSBW

Finally, our sport lost one of its all-time greats Friday.  Adolph Kiefer passed away at the age of 98.

Watch a short video on Kiefer here (wouldn't embed)

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Quote of the Day

That men do not learn very much from the
lessons of history is the most important of
all the lessons that history has to teach.

via Pinterest
Aldous Leonard Huxley


Saturday, May 06, 2017

Quote of the Day

Both success and failure are
largely the result of habit.

Napoleon Hill


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Somewhere, something incredible
is waiting to be known.

via Grantland

Carl Edward Sagan


Saturday, April 29, 2017

Employment Opportunities

Note:  The USA Swimming job board has been shut down.  It could reappear in a new format, but don't count on it.  Send info on your Texas club/high school/other jobs here and I'll try to post them right away.

Pflugerville HS needs a head coach (thanks, DJ!)

Burnet HS needs a head coach (thanks, CH!):

The WD Ley Family YMCA needs a youth development director - aquatics & sports

The D Bradley McWilliams YMCA needs a youth development director - aquatics

The City of Mesquite needs a summer team coach


Quote of the Day

What I tell all these young lawyers is to read
Harper Lee's book To Kill a Mockingbird.
Read that book once a year.  Kinda get
your mind set that there is a way to get
justice, but you're going to have to
fight for it in this country.

via Amarillo Globe-News

Richard "Racehorse" Haynes


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

More Jobs

Lee HS (Midland) needs a head coach.  Contact Clint Hartman at 432-689-1600

Midland HS needs an assistant coach.  Contact Tim Anuszkiewicz at 432-689-1195

Burnet HS needs a head coach

Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD needs assistant coaches.  Contact Jonathan Landero

Abilene HS needs a head coach.  Contact Phil Blue

The City of Cedar Hill needs a head coach

The City of Brenham needs an aquatic safety coordinator

The City of Bay City needs an aquatics/recreation specialist


Quote of the Day

I'm going to tell it like it is.
I hope you can take it like it is.

via Genius

Malcolm Little, a.k.a. Malcolm X


Sunday, April 23, 2017

More News

USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus has passed after a battle with cancer.  More here

During Wielgus’ tenure, there were 156 podium performances by the U.S. Olympic Swim Team in five Olympic Games, including 33 medals (16 gold) at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The medal count has equated to approximately 33 percent of the total Team USA count.

Mike Unger has been named interim CEO of USA Swimming.  More here

In his 24 years at the national governing body, Unger has served as Chief Operating Officer, Assistant Executive Director, National Events Director, Marketing Director and National Team Coordinator.

TISCA has posted the 2017 Academic All-State list.  View here

Finally, 54-year old Glen Bruemmer died during the swim portion of yesterday's Ironman in The Woodlands.  More here

McAfee said multiple people tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate Bruemmer.

Organizer Scott Langen said the event continued for the many others who had trained and prepared for months, but said a dark cloud remained over the celebrations at the finish line.

"As far as the family, our hearts go out to them, and immediately when an incident like that occurs, our shift in focus goes to that family," Langen said.

Bruemmer's cause of death has not yet been released.

Stuff You've Probably Already Seen

via flickr

Division I Men

2018 - Minneapolis, Minnesota
2019 - Austin, Texas
2020 - Indianapolis, Indiana
2021 - Iowa City, Iowa
2022 - Atlanta, Georgie

Division I Women

2018 - Columbus, Ohio
2019 - Austin, Texas
2020 - Athens, Georgai
2021 - Greensboro, North Carolina
2022 - Atlanta, Georgia

Division II Men & Women

2018 - Greensboro, North Carolina
2019 - Indianapolis, Indiana
2020 - Geneva, Ohio

Division III Men & Women

2018 - Indianapolis, Indiana
2019 - Greensboro, North Carolina
2020 - Greensboro, North Carolina

The Woodlands Swim Team needs both a head coach and a head age group coach

NITRO needs an assistant coach

The New Braunfels Family YMCA needs an assistant coach

The YMCA of Tyler needs a sports & aquatics director

Tiger Splash Swim Team (Dripping Springs) needs a head coach

Forney ISD needs an assistant coach.  Contact Neal Weaver at 972-564-4055

Bishop Lynch HS (Dallas) needs a head coach.  Contact Jennifer Adamcik at 214-324-3607

Dawson HS (Pearland) needs a head coach.  Contact Eric Wells at 281-412-8843

Clear Creek ISD needs both a head coach and an assistant coach.  Contact Debbie Fuchs at 281-284-2845


How many of yesterday's marchers in support of science have marched (or will march) in protests against  nuclear power, vaccines, etc.

via The DM Online

Kind of reminds me of the free speech advocates that go ape-spit over speakers they disagree with.

We need more logic and less hypocrisy...

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Quote of the Day

Nature never did betray
the heart that loved her.

via Wikipedia

William Wordsworth


Monday, April 17, 2017

Quote of the Day

Sure the fight was fixed.  I
fixed it with my right hand.

via The 1968 Channel

George Edward Foreman


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Quote of the Day

Prosperity is only an instrument to be
used, not a deity to be worshipped.

via American Thinker

John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017


Sure is nice to get regular, relevant communications from TISCA, isn't it?

September 2017 clinic dates are 21st - 24th.

Theron Pickle Lifetime Achievement Award recipients:

Belton High School's Patrick Henry

via Temple Daily Telegram

The Woodlands High School's Kent Kirchner

via Chron

Quote of the Day

When you enter a room, you have
to kiss his ring.  I don't mind, but
he has it in his back pocket.

via WNYC

Donald Jay "Don" Rickles


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Additions for Tokyo '20?

FINA has proposed adding ten (10) events to the Olympic swimming program:

W 50 fly
M 50 fly
W 50 back
M 50 back
W 50 breast
M 50 breast
W 1500 free
M 800 free
Mixed 400 free relay
Mixed 400 medley relay

More here

I'd rather see them add:

W 1500 free
M 800 free
Mixed 200 free relay
Mixed 200 medley relay


Quote of the Day

Some people say funny things,
but I say things funny.

via abc News

Donald Jay "Don" Rickles


Monday, April 10, 2017

Quote of the Day

When you stand alone and sell yourself,
you can't please everyone.  But when
you're different, you can last.

via Pinterest

Donald Jay "Don" Rickles


Sunday, April 09, 2017

Free...& you get what you pay for...

University of North Texas searching for a head coach

Did you know the Brazosport HS pool is named after TISCA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Bob Leffingwell?

Check out Andy Ringgold's NCAA poster set here

Most-viewed posts in March were: Past, Present, & Future, Still More Jobs, & this Weakly Demotivator

Venting time...

When swimming pool management knows little/nothing about their own facility, they allow vendors to sell them on incredibly wasteful CRAP!  If Johnny & Janie Taxpayer only knew...

The City of Wichita Falls needs a summer pool supervisor

The City of Harlingen needs a summer swim coach

The City of Longview needs an aquatic program coordinator

Cy-Fair ISD needs an aquatics director

Coppell YMCA needs an aquatics coordinator

The Woodlands Family YMCA needs a youth development director - aquatics

Do y'all expect President Trump's staff to remain intact for more than a few months?

Think back to the revolving door at candidate Trump's personnel office.

How long before we start hearing about resignations citing the need to spend more time with the family?

Please round your response to the nearest minute...

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Quote of the Day

One half of the world
cannot understand the
pleasures of the other.

via History Things

Jane Austen


Friday, April 07, 2017

Quote of the Day

Struggling is hard because you never
know what's at the end of the tunnel.

Donald Jay "Don" Rickles


Thursday, April 06, 2017

High School Openings

Lamar CISD Natatorium

Head Coaching

Madison (Dallas) - contact Marcus Gates at 972-925-2868

Los Fresnos - contact Patrick Brown at 956-254-5353

Lamar Consolidated (Rosenberg) - contact Rick LaFavers at 832-223-4151

Wimberley - contact Doug Warren at 512-847-3211

Elgin - contact Jens Anderson at 512-285-9113

Burnet - contact Kurt Jones at 512-756-4501

Assistant Coaching

Cain (Klein) - contact James Clancy at 832-375-8581

McAllen - contact Kevin Brewer at 956-632-3150

Reminder:  Click on the "Jobs" link below to pull up other recent job listings


More Short Course Championships

Link to YMCA Nationals (including results, live stream, & pictures) is here

Follow this weekend's Collegiate Club Championships at the Georgia Tech club's site here

Later this month, USMS SC Nationals will be held in Riverside, California.  Link here

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