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

New Jobs

Coppell Family YMCA head swim team coach

Cypress  Woods HS head swim coach

Langham Creek HS head swim coach

The Clubs of Kingwood swim coach

YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas aquatics director & associate aquatic director

Stonebridge Ranch Country Club assistant swim coach

City of Austin recreation programs specialist (aquatics division)

Ursuline Academy swim coach - Susan Noonan

Click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

When a man wants to murder a tiger,
it's called sport;  when a tiger wants
to murder him, it's called ferocity.

via The Daily Telegraph

George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Quote of the Day

We have a system that increasingly
taxes work and subsidizes non-work.

via Pioneering Minds

Milton Friedman

Saturday, April 13, 2019

New Openings

San Antonio Wave assistant coach

AquaTex part-time coach - Mark Parshall 512-636-8577

Alamo Heights HS head swim coach - Jennifer Roland

Stephen F. Austin State University coordinator - campus recreation (aquatics & safety)

Richland HS head swim & dive coach - Chris Feris

Harker Heights HS head swim coach - Jerry Edwards

Cypress Park HS assistant swim coach - Wade Thompson

Cain HS assistant swim coach

Quote of the Day

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.

via Wikipedia

Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Quote of the Day

Administration is, or ought to be, a necessary
overhead to aid production, and should
at all times be kept as low as possible.

via War on the Rocks

Hyman George Rickover

Monday, April 01, 2019

Metric Conversion Controversy

via Home Depot

Attorneys are demanding that urinal makers discontinue the practice of stamping flush rates on the top of urinals.

Title IX activists claim it gives males an unfair academic advantage in math and science, since males are able to use the info in Metric/English volume conversion problems.

In the future, men may no longer see:  1.0 GPF/3.8 LFP

Quote of the Day

I dwell in possibility...

via Wikipedia

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

Saturday, March 30, 2019

2019 Clark Wilson Invite Results

via Aringo flickr

Anyone wanting a copy of the 2019 Clark Wilson Invitational (a.k.a. 4A Mythical State Meet) results? Send me an email and I'll send you a copy!

In Austin for NCAA's?

If you're in Austin today, head over to the swim center and look up Chuck Warner and Dana Abbott.  They, along with some special guests, will be signing their new book, Eddie Reese - Coaching Swimming, Teaching Life.

Look for them just north of the swim center.  Questions?  Send them an email

Not in Austin today?  Paperback comes out next week.  Order your copy here

Down the road, a Kindle version is a possibility.

Looking for Work?

Trophy Club Country Club pool manager

Texas Christian University graduate assistant (diving)

Anderson HS head swim & dive coach - Daniel Hunter 512-414-2538

Smithson Valley HS assistant swim coach - Larry Hill

Texas Ford Aquatics assistant coach

Quote of the Day

Of all possessions, a friend is the most precious.

via History


Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Results are In!

Bet ya thought I meant D-I men's 800 free relay, right?

Those heats are being swum as I type.

Scroll down a little and you'll find the real time results link.

No, this post is about the results from the New York Post Mueller Madness contest:

Article here

D-I Men's Meet Starts Tonight


Quote of the Day

Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

via Wikimedia Commons

Henry Brooks Adams

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Proportionality Hurting Women's Swimming?

Yeah, I added the question mark just in case y'all don't believe the causation here.  There's definitely a correlation, but some might disagree with the cause.

Here are the schools without men's swimming programs that placed women's teams in the Top 20 at NCAA's:


13th - Houston
18th - UCLA


12th - Miami




16th - Miami
17th - UCLA






17th - UCLA
20th - Nevada


20th - UCLA




17th - UCLA
19th - Arkansas

In the past ten (10) years, UCLA has cracked the top twenty five (5) times, with their best finish being 17th place.

Miami managed to place as high as 12th in 2011.  Their last appearance in the top twenty was 2013.

I'll let y'all decide if there's a cause/affect when it comes to "dropped" men's programs and women's programs "dropping" in team standings.

I think you'll find more correlation and causation there than here:

Quote of the Day

In fair weather, prepare for foul.

Thomas Fuller

Monday, March 25, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Women's D-I Results

via NCAA
Stanford won their third straight championship.  Texas was 5th and A&M finished 13th.  SMU finished 48th.

Results at College Swimming here

What? Another Round of Jobs?

Just a few:

City of Cleburne recreation coordinator - aquatics

Cain HS assistant swim coach - James Clancy

PSJA Southwest Early College head swim/water polo coach

Bellaire HS head swim coach - Kris Wingenroth

Texas A&M University aquatics coordinator

Memorial HS assistant swim coach - Jason Mauss

Y'all know the routine:  Click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little
spark of celestial fire called conscience.

via Insider

George Washington

Friday, March 22, 2019

Cap 2K Deadline

Register for Austin's Cap 2k today or tomorrow to get the Early Bird discount.

Normal fees apply from Sunday the 24th through Wednesday, April 10th.

Event is Sunday, April 28th.  More info here