Look for another 4A Mythical State Champs meet again this year. After Clark Wilson's passing last year, I went ahead and renamed it the Clark Wilson Invitational.
For those who didn't know him, Clark ran a coach-owned club program in Longview that produced numerous state qualifiers out of little schools you probably never heard of. He was a larger-than-life figure and we mustn't forget the man.
Once the 5A state meet's wrapped up and the dust has settled, I'll go back through district, region, and state meet results and sort out the 4A kids and relays.
The Aggie Swim Camp at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas has opportunities available for two
or more weeks May 26-June 19 for coaches from college, high school and
club teams who are excited about the opportunity to learn and work with
younger kids and an excellent staff. The Camp is a very successful
operation with over 600 campers over four multiple-day sessions. In
addition to assisting with camp as an assistant coach and camp
counselor, you will also have the opportunity to spend time with
successful collegiate coaches Jay Holmes, Steve Bultman, Tanica Jamison
and Jason Calanog . Free meals and housing are included, as well as a
salary each week based on experience. Applicants must be 19 years or
older, have attended at least one year of college and have experience as
a competitive swimmer and/or coach. Current First Aid, CPR, and/or
Lifeguard/Safety Training for Swim Coaches are helpful. All staff must
be willing to work a minimum of two weeks in an alcohol/drug free
environment. With our emphasis on stroke, start, and turn technique,
this camp can make a great coaching clinic for any coach. To apply for
this great learning opportunity, please send your resume and a list of
three or more references to Shannon Clark, Camp Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Session 1 - May 26 – 31 (Full week, Sunday through Friday)
Session 2 - June 2 – 7 (Full week, Sunday through Friday)
Session 3 - June 9 – 14 (Full week, Sunday through Friday)
Session 4 - June 16 – 19 (Half technique week, Sunday through Wednesday)
For 145 meters, it was all about King. At least the Golden Goggles voters knew outstanding swims when they saw them. Sumrall was honored with this year's Perseverance Award.
Earning the Perseverance Award was 2012 Olympian Micah Sumrall
(Pflugerville, Texas/Chattahoochee Gold Swim Club), who bounced back in
a big way with a gold-medal performance in the 200m breaststroke at the
Pan Pacific Championships. After missing the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team,
she took time away from the sport before resurfacing with Chattahoochee
Gold Swim Club earlier this year. Buoyed by the support of the age-group
swimmers she coaches, Sumrall won the 200m breast title at Phillips 66
Nationals and took third in the 100m breast in Irvine to qualify for her
first international roster since 2015. In Tokyo, she nearly matched her
career-best time in the 200m breast en route to gold, her first at a
major international competition.
Eddie's work with Joseph Schooling on the "Fifth Stroke" paid off in the FINA World Cup. Schooling set a new Singapore national record in the 50 SCM back (:24.08) while leading off a medley relay. More here
Several open water events have been dropped due to flooding.
ASA's Lake Travis Relay and Highland Lakes Challenge have both been "Cancelled due to historic flooding" and the swimming portion of the Waco Triathlon was scrapped as well.
“Ironman has strict safety benchmarks in place that have been surpassed,
including the rate of water flow,” race officials said in an email
message sent to the 3,000 athletes registered to compete in the race.
“The abundance of rain created additional flow with a rate higher than
the limit deemed safe for swimming in the Brazos River.”
Missed an excellent article on Linkedin last year:
Why hire the swimmer who swam all four years of college?
Have you ever worked hard on a project for an entire week and finally
presented a seamless masterpiece to your client that brought you great
recognition? What if this masterpiece only lasted twenty seconds and
what if your hard work lasted 22 weeks? Would it be worth it? This
swimmer has lived this scenario and has done it for most of their life.
The ability to work towards a goal for such a long time is something
that's not found in most people, which could be an asset for multi-year
What doesn’t always happen is being successful, but this swimmer comes back year after year to achieve greatness.
Former Longhorn Brendan Hansen is organizing a benefit clinic in Austin. The clinic will feature Olympic medalists and collegiate All-Americans. Who: Athletes of all ages & abilities What: age group swim clinic, masters swim workout, nutrition sessions, etc. When: Sunday, November 4 from 8 a.m. to noon Where: Rollingwood Pool, 4801 Rollingwood Drive How: Preregister via email here
“When the University of Texas swimming and diving family heard of the
Carter’s situation with their twin babies, it affected all of us as if
it were our own kids,” said Brendan Hansen, an event organizer and
clinic coach. “We wanted to put together an event to share our skills
with the Austin fitness community that not only would have an immediate
impact for the family financially, but also for them to know we stand
behind them through this process. That’s what family does and the
overwhelming response up to this point shows how strong the Longhorn
In June, my ultra-lib cousin from Dallas asked me if I thought Beto had a chance to win. I laughed and said "Only if he gets enough illegal votes!" Was that a light bulb I saw flash over her head? Is this really happening? The Texas Democratic Party
asked non-citizens to register to vote, sending out applications to
immigrants with the box citizenship already checked “Yes,” according to
new complaints filed Thursday asking prosecutors to see what laws may
have been broken. More at The Washington Times here Lutheran South Academy needs a MS/HS swim coach. Contact Susan Paling Richardson YMCA needs aswim coach