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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Greenhill School

Greenhill School is looking for a Director of Aquatics for our 11-week summer camp program, Summer on the Hill. This position will be responsible for general supervision and ensure all lifeguards and swim instructors are fulfilling their job duties; perform pool maintenance and water testing; ensure the safety of patrons in the aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies. Must be 18 years of age with pool management experience. Lifeguard certification is required.

The direct link to the job posting (for additional information) is here.

Contact Vick Truitt at 972-628-5490


More Jobs

City of Flower Mound aquatics coordinator

City of Garland aquatics/athletics services

City of McKinney pool manager

John Paul II HS in Plano needs a swim coach.  Job is posted on TAPPS.

2014 TAPPS North Region Results

2014 TAPPS Division 1 State Results


Johnny Get Angry



Rockwall needs an assistant.  Info here.

2014 SC TAGS Results

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Athlete of the Week

(via Swimming World)

First Colony's Simone Manuel is KHOU TV's Athlete of the Week.  Story and video here.


UT's Walker Big XII Brainiac of the Year

Longhorn D-Man Reid Walker has been named the swimming/diving Big XII Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  More here.

"Reid has been a hard worker in the pool and in school since his freshman year," said UT head coach Eddie Reese.  "That's the way you want everyone to approach college as a student-athlete.  They are here to get an education.  Reid really took care of everything as a student-athlete."

Quote of the Day

I'm not the best, I'm just a guy
who's willing to fight the best.

(via Glenncoffe)

Glengoffe Donovan "Glen" Johnson


Sunday, April 13, 2014

High School Jobs

Cypress Ridge HS needs an assistant.  Job is posted on THSCA site.  Contact Gary Thiebaud at 281-807-8013

Leander ISD needs a head swim coach.  Info here.

Posted on the TISCA jobs page:

Ellison HS needs an assistant.  Contact Ellen Burnett at 254-336-0600

Langham Creek HS needs an assistant.  Contact Todd Thompson


Quote of the Day

No person is your friend who demands
your silence, or denies your right to grow.

(via The Guardian)

Alice Malsenior Walker


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Post-Season Honors

(via reachforthewall)

Men's Big XII post-season awards have been announced.  Freshman diver Michael Hixon was named Diver of the Year and Newcomer of the YearEddie Reese and Matt Scoggin were swim and dive coaches of the year, respectively.  More here.

(via Swimming World)

For the women, Lily Moldenhauer was Swimmer of the Year, Maren Taylor took Diver of the Year honors, and Emma Ivory-Ganja was Newcomer of the YearScoggin earned Diving Coach of the Year.  Story here.

(via Aggie Athletics)

The 2014 Southeastern Conference Women's Coach of the Year was A&M's Steve Bultman.  More here.


Competitor has been named the official lane rope for USA Swimming through 2016.  Read more here.

(via Medicine)

In related news, Curad Bandages will be the official pool bottom debris of public pools through 2055...

Quote of the Day

Fame always brings loneliness.  Success is
as ice cold and lonely as the North Pole.

(via BR-alpha)

Hedwig "Vicki" Baum


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fourteen Tulsa Pools Added to Endangered List

Let's hope this doesn't catch on elsewhere.  Tulsa is decommissioning most of their school district pools.  Read more (with video) here.  Thanks for the heads up, SK!

Pools at Anderson, Hamilton, Lewis & Clark, Chouteau and Hale Junior High have already been eliminated and replaced with classrooms.

In the next phase, the pools at Bell, Gilcrease, Skelly, Webster, Wright and Roosevelt will be filled in.

And, in what's likely to be the next step, more pools at Central, East Central High, East Central Junior High, Edison, Hale High, Memorial, McLain and Rogers will close, leaving only three pools for the whole district, at Monroe, Thoreau and Booker T.

Kind of senseless from a competitive swimming point of view, right?

It's even more idiotic when you consider all the health issues among our young people.  Why would you eliminate one of the best forms of exercise they have available?

Many of our country's schools and municipalities keep their pools on shoestring budgets for years on end, then complain they can't afford repairs when them danged chickens come home to roost.

Deer John Q. Public,

We preshiate yer contributin them tax dollerz fer that purdy new cement pond a while back.

It shore wuz fun wile it lasted, weren't it?

Unforchewnitly, we let it kinda fall part over da years an it needs sum pritty big fixin' up now!

Cents we is reelly lookin out fer yew, are tax payer, we is gonna cut are lossis an just fill er in.


Yer Elected O Fishuls

p.s.  We is gonna need a lil more munny so's we kin pay that twenny man road krew my brothern law runs ta dew dat three munth pond liminatin job.

p.p.s.  Korse, dat'l mean dem rodes mite git a lil ruffer til we kin git em back out der.  Drive kareful!


A few more jobs

City of Big Spring assistant pool manager

Townlake Branch YMCA aquatics director

Swim Streamline at Northampton age group coach

Keller Central HS needs a head coach.  Job is posted on TISCA page.  Contact Bob DeJonge at 817-744-1067

2014 District 5-5A Results

2014 Region II-5A Results

2014 UIL 5A State Results


Quote of the Day

Bureaucracy is like a fungus
that contaminates everything.

(via flickr)
Jaime Lerner


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Wake Up Music


Quote of the Day

You could not step twice into the same river.

(via npr)

Heraclitus of Ephesus


Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Parts I & II

Boyd HS

A head coach is needed at McKinney Boyd HS.  Job is posted on THSCA site.

Contact Doyle Drake at 469-302-3493

2014 District 9-5A Results

2014 Region III-5A Results

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Two more jobs

City of Pflugerville pool manager

City of Rockwall assistant pool manager


Quote of the Day

A lot of people have asked me how
short I am.  Since my last divorce,
I think I'm about $100,000 short.

Joseph Yule, Jr., a.k.a. Mickey Rooney


Monday, April 07, 2014

River Place Country Club

River Place Country Club in Austin needs assistant coaches


Quote of the Day

Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.

(via Biography)

John Donne


Sunday, April 06, 2014

Quote of the Day

When socialism comes through the door,
employment jumps out the window.

(via schnauzi)

Esperanza Aguirre y Gil de Biedma


Saturday, April 05, 2014

Ames High School Swimming Posters

Iowa high school coach Dan Flannery's swim team posters are pretty danged impressive.  Here's one of the Ames HS poster schedules:

Bear Crawls Claim Rattler

The charge:

"This isn't something swimmers are meant to do.  We don't do hard stuff like this.  We don't train like that."

The defense:

"If anything, it's just a way of showing discipline, and what being in athletics is all about."

The verdict:


Do you think bear crawls are useful or inappropriate punishment for student athletes?

I think they are useful - 52% (289)

I think they're inappropriate punishment - 48% (262)

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Two More Jobs

City of Wichita Falls pool supervisor

TownLake YMCA aquatics director


Quote of the Day

To his dog, every man is Napoleon;
hence the constant popularity of dogs.

(via listal)

Aldous Leonard Huxley


Friday, April 04, 2014

Bauerle Falling on Sword?

Edited 4/5/14:  A more detailed story (w/50+ comments) is in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution here.

"I want to emphasize unequivocally that the student-athlete involved in this matter did nothing wrong. Not one thing. I take full responsibility for my actions.”

(via OnlineAthens)

It looks like Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle is going to take the fall for an athlete's academic issue.  Bauerle has been suspended indefinitely while the university and the NCAA look into the matter.  Read more here and here.

The NCAA alleges that Bauerle made “special arrangements” on Dec. 10, 2013, with an unnamed professor to add men’s swimmer Chase Kalisz to a course for the fall 2013 semester. Classes for the semester had already ended and UGA already entered finals at the time.

He received a passing grade despite “not completing any work for the class,” according to the NCAA letter to UGA president Jere Morehead.

“Allegations of this nature are extremely disappointing and we will continue to fully cooperate with the NCAA staff on this matter,” athletic director Greg McGarity said in a statement. “Until this matter has concluded, head swimming and diving coach Jack Bauerle will be suspended from all job-related responsibilities effective immediately.”

Said Bauerle in a statement: “I regret that I have placed the University of Georgia, an institution I dearly love and have given my heart and soul to for 44 years, in this situation. While I do not agree with the charges in the way the NCAA has framed them, I made a mistake.”

To say things don't look good for Jack is an understatement.  He admits he made a mistake, so maybe they'll find some middle ground on how big of a mistake it actually was.

What does it mean for Kalisz?  It brings up some interesting "What if?" questions.

What if UGA and/or the NCAA decide that Kalisz was ineligible for spring semester meets?  Would his 400 IM American Record still stand?  It was a legal swim as far as USA Swimming is concerned, right?

Austin Austin-Bound

UT breaststroke recruit Austin Temple spoke with Jeff Commings:


Quote of the Day

True ignorance is not the absence of
knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it.
(via the guardian)
Sir Karl Raimund Popper


Thursday, April 03, 2014


Sharyland HS has posted openings for a head girls' and a head boys' coach.

Contact Richard Thompson at 956-580-5300

2014 District 30-5A Results

2014 Region VIII-5A Results

2014 UIL 5A State Results

A new Katy ISD school, Tompkins HS, needs an assistant coach.  Job is posted on TISCA site.  Contact Jaime Denton

Two Austin-area YMCA aquatics coordinator jobs:

Cedar Park

Round Rock/Hutto

The Vic Coppinger Family YMCA needs a youth development director - swim & play

The YMCA of the Highland Lakes in Burnet needs a pool manager

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Speedo Performance of the Week

First Colony's Simone Manuel's American Record 100 SCY free was last week's Speedo Performance of the Week:


Quote of the Day

Our lives are the sum total of
the choices we have made.
Wayne Walter Dyer


Wednesday, April 02, 2014

TJS Update

Joseph's been in the hospital for nearly three (3) weeks.  Late last night, Terri posted an update here.

Please join me in praying this By Faustina Kowalska prayer:

Oh Jesus, do not hide from me, for I cannot live without You. Listen to the cry of my soul. Your mercy has not been exhausted, Lord, so have pity on Joseph's misery. Your mercy surpasses the understanding of all angels and people put together; and so, although it seems to me that You do not hear me, I put my trust in the ocean of your mercy, and I know that my hope will not be deceived. Eternal God, in whom Mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion inexhaustible, look kindly upon Joseph and increase your mercy upon him, that in difficult moments we will not despair, not become despondent but with great confidence submit ourselves to Your holy will which is love and mercy itself, amen!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Quote of the Day

Two wrongs don't make a right,
but they make a good excuse.
(via L.A. Times)
Thomas Stephen Szasz


Monday, March 31, 2014

2014 YMCA SC Nationals

Looks like everything you'll need to foller the YMCA meet in Greensboro will be here.

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Summer Creek HS

A head swim coach is needed at Summer Creek HS.  Job is posted on THSCA site.

Contact Troy Kite at 281-641-8130

2014 District 21-4A Results

2014 Region VI-4A Results

2014 UIL 4A State Results

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Men's NCAA Wrap-Up

Runner-up team:

 Their support team:

(via Granger Talley Twitter)

 An outstanding Day 3 put Cal on top in the team race.

The top ten teams:

California (468.5)
Texas (417.5)
Florida (387)
Michigan (310)
Georgia (259)
Auburn (230)
Arizona (198.5)
Southern California (182)
Stanford (155)
Indiana (141)

Texas A&M finished 44th, ending their 18-year streak of top-25 finishes.  Senior Frank Simon was 14th in the 400 i.m. (3:45.13 in prelims) for A&M.  Aggie recap article is here.

Special thanks to PH for fixing us up with
tickets to the sold-out Day 3 finals!

Complete Results

Diver of the Meet Michael Hixon:

Diving Coach of the Meet Matt Scoggin:

Eddie's post-meet interview:

Class all the way.  Made sure to mention suspended coach Jack Bauerle's Georgia squad.  Too bad Jack wasn't able to enjoy his women's team win last week and Chase's 400 i.m. American Record this week.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution posted an article on the suspension here.
In any case, the controversy has raised tensions between some UGA faculty and the athletic association’s compliance office and academic-support team.

Dick Hudson, a professor in Georgia’s college of agriculture and environmental sciences and a close friend of Bauerle’s, wrote McGarity in January. In an email dated Jan. 14, he accused the athletic department’s compliance office of being overzealous and threatened to take his complaints to the University Council “if this is not settled responsibly.” It is indicated in the letter that Hudson is not directly involved in the “academic matter” in question.

“Your compliance people are creating a bad name for your administration,” Hudson wrote, “and I am hearing from faculty across campus about this. Last summer, as you’ll recall, the integrity of one of my classes was questioned, something that upset our faculty over here. And no explanation was sent to me from those who were involved. I understand your need to be compliant with NCAA rules, regulations and policies, but those who work in this area seem to be trying to make a name for themselves, and doing so at the expense of a great coach and person.”

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Quote of the Day

This republic was not established by cowards;
and cowards will not preserve it.

(via Coutant)

Elmer Holmes Davis


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Simone Manuel American Record

In prelims this morning at the NASA meet in Clearwater, FCST's Simone Manuel broke the American Record in the 100 free (:46.83).  More here.

Want the good news, the bad news, or...

...the "not sure where this is headed" news first?

(via The Collegian)

Good News:

Fresno State is looking into restoring their dumped wrestling program.  Read more here.

Wrestling was dropped at Fresno State in 2006 -- a move that blindsided fans but was explained at the time as a way to keep costs in check and get the university in line with Title IX requirements. Fresno State added women's equestrian, soccer and golf, and also cut men's water polo and soccer.

The possibility that wrestling might be reinstated has perked up the ears of Fresno fans. Dennis DeLiddo, who ran Fresno State's wrestling program from 1981 to his retirement in 2005, was happy to hear the review process is moving forward.

"I've spoken to Dr. Castro and got nothing but positive vibes," he said. "I think we're in good hands with him."

Bad News:

Seems private funds used to improve a high school baseball field were wasted in Plymouth, Michigan.

Since parents didn't kick in more dough to spruce up the girls' softball field, the brainiacs in the Department of Justice are making the high school take down a baseball scoreboard and some seating.  Read more (and watch news report) here.

Gilbert and other parents installed and paid for the new seats themselves. They were put in years ago. The parents also bought a new scoreboard. But now, the bleachers and scoring equipment will be put in storage until the district can afford to make similar improvements to the girls’ field.

Gilbert disagreed with DOJ’s determination.

“I don’t think parents sitting has anything to do with on-field competition,” he said. “I can’t believe we are tearing something down as opposed to building something.”

Not Sure Where This Is Headed News:

Students at Kansas recently voted to eliminate a fee the school collected to fund travel for women's athletics.

The school listened to the students, considered their stance, then went ahead and did whatever they danged well pleased.  Once again, kids have gotten a lesson on adults, power, and politics.  Read more here.

The KU student senate previously voted to cut the fee altogether, but chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, who had the power to veto the senate vote, issued an alternate plan on Thursday.

In a letter to the KU student body president and vice president, Gray-Little said she would lower the Women’s and Non-revenue sports fee from $25 to $7 per semester, while increasing a Student Recreation and Fitness Center fee by $12.

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2014/03/27/3371770/ku-to-lower-student-fee-for-athletics.html#storylink=cpy

How has the KU athletic department managed to stay in the black in recent years?  By digging deeper into all available pockets, of course!

A practice that began as a small $1.50 fee to help KU comply with Title IX regulations was now funneling more than a million dollars from the KU student body to athletics — some of which was used to pay bonds on the recreation center. According to documents filed to the NCAA, KU athletics had $93 million in revenues in 2013.

Another article on money issues at Kansas is here.  Pretty interesting stuff.

As one might expect, firing coaches can be an expensive decision in the short-run. The payments to Gill and his staff came on the heels of multimillion-dollar settlements with former football coach Mark Mangino and athletic director Lew Perkins in the previous two years.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/03/28/4923010/ku-reports-record-93-million-in.html#storylink=cpy

Translation:  "We won't fund our men's swimming program, but we can scrape together a few million in hush money."

In total, Kaufman says, KU has spent close to $150 million in improvements for facilities over the last 10 to 15 years, while accruing just $49 million in debt. And officials believe the department is in good financial shape moving forward.

“To put it in context, over the last 11 or 12 years, we’ve been able to improve our athletic facilities, student-support facilities and our office facilities to the tune of $150 to 160 million dollars,” Kaufman said.

“We only have debt of $49 million, so the other two-thirds we’ve been able to fund through operations or fundraising or other revenue sources.”

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/03/28/4923010/ku-reports-record-93-million-in.html#storylink=cpy

Y'all spotted that silver lining, right?  That "we're less'n fitty mill in da hole" one...

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2014/03/27/3371770/ku-to-lower-student-fee-for-athletics.html#storylink=cpy

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Day 2 Interviews & Results

Texas had hoped to put a little more distance between themselves and the next two schools (on the left and right coasts).  They'll take a six-point lead into the final day of the men's D-I championship.

The Longhorns will need some big move-ups and huge diving points today to stay in the hunt.  Day 3 is projected to be a big one for both Florida and Cal.

Here are the top ten teams after Day 2:

Texas 318.5
California 312.5
Florida 279
Michigan 225
Georgia 200
Southern California 140
Arizona 135.5
Auburn 121
Stanford 117
Florida State 96

Complete Day 2 Results

Eddie Reese on Day 2:

IM/Breast specialist Will Licon on his breakout 400 IM:

Springboard star Michael Hixon on taking 3m title:

Read what Swimming World's Jeff Commings has to say about crowd support for the meet here.

Those who make millions and sit in expensive offices on college campuses might be the ones who hold the cards in determining the fate of college swimming, but if they were to see how fervent swimming fans are (Nathan Adrian wore a bear suit tonight in support of his alma mater) they would never consider dropping this sport.

Where else can you find fans scribbling scores on scrap paper to find out where their team stands? That rarely happens at USA Swimming nationals, and team scores are not kept at the Olympics. High school teams care about this, but that's about it.

College swimming shows no sign of giving up. Yes, Vlad Morozov turned pro one year early. Michael Phelps never swam in a college race. And 14-year-old Michael Andrew passed up any chance to swim in college by going pro But we all know that Missy Franklin didn't want to pass up this opportunity. Natalie Coughlin swam for Cal all four years. Ryan Lochte didn't give up his eligibility, either. There's something unique about the college swimming experience, and the ringing in my ears from the roof-raising cheers reminds me of that.

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Quote of the Day

Just think!  If we survive them,
these will be the good old days!

(via Bill Downs:  The Life of a War Correspondent)

William Randall "Bill" Downs, Jr.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Day 2 Finals Video

Men's D-I NCAA's being covered tonight on ESPN3


...never...to my recollection...

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Y'all haven't heard the last...

...on relay take-off platform controversies.

The UIL had to deal with this messy issue a couple of years ago.  No video review meant kids learned a tough lesson about adults, power, and politics.

The NCAA uses video review, but that still has many wondering how so many relays at the men's meet are being DQ'ed.  Read more here.

Touch Pads
The timing and touch pad systems suffer from material and system "fatigue." Independent testing would show that, and that there are pressure differences in the touch pads themselves. That means touching in the center of a touch pad might yield a different time than touching on the side of the same touch pad. Then, there are also differences between the touch pads from the same company. AND, there are differences between the touch pads- from different companies.

Do you understand things now? Fun huh?

Relay Exchange Technology?
The technology behind these systems varies from company to company, from system to system. Have they ever been measured? "No." Have they ever been independently tested and calibrated? "No."

p.s.  Relay exchange pictured above (lane 6) was ruled a false start...

2014-15 Swimming/Diving Alignment

Check out 10-6A.  Might take All-America cut to get out to region in some events...

Day 1 Interviews & Results

1m champ Hixon:

Hixon, Scoggin, & Bowersox:

Eddie's take:

 Day 1 Results

Real time results haven't been all that reliable.  That link's here.

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UIL Notes

Lone Star Cup Standings

So far, the UIL has released new alignments for Football, Basketball, and Volleyball.

No word on when other sports will be posted.

Hercules Trailer

Gotta wait until summer:


Quote of the Day

What the world really needs is
more love and less paper work.

(via BET)

Pearl Mae Bailey


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Killeen HS

Posted on TISCA:

Assistant Swim Coach Position

Killeen High School, a 6A school in Killeen Texas, is searching for an Assistant Swim Coach for the Boys and Girls swimming and diving Varsity and JV teams. We are looking for a candidate who will provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth and enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society. A candidate with previous coaching and / or swimming experience is preferred, but not required.

Contact Valerie Nogle at 254-336-7208

2014 District 12-5A Results

2014 Region III-5A Results

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Pampa HS

Pampa HS needs a swim coach.  Job is posted on THSCA site.

Job description:

Strong program with rich history and large numbers of participation

Direct, manage, lead program in all areas grades 7 - 12

Contact Heath Parker at 806-661-3440

2014 District 3-4A Results

2014 Region I-4A Results

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Cypress Christian HS

Posted on TAPPS:

Cypress Christian is looking for coaches in the following positions for next year:  JV Volleyball, MS Volleyball Assistant, MS Cheer, MS Girls Basketball, MS Boys Soccer, HS Girls Varsity Soccer, HS Track Jumps Specialist, MS Boys Track, and HS Swimming. There are teaching positions open. Please check at school website at cypresschristian.org for available teaching positions and to complete an online application.

Cypress Christian is a K-12 school located in northwest Houston/Cypress area. We are looking for coaches who know their sport but are also willing and able to be a strong spiritual influence on their teams. We are building men and women for the kingdom.
(posted 3/27/14)

Apply here

2014 TAPPS East Region Results

2014 TAPPS Division 3 State Results

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Good News/Bad News

First, the good:

The Texas Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame will honor their Class of 2014 at the Legends Dinner on April 12.

2014 Inductees

Mike Brown
Hondo Crouch
Dennis Fosdick
Dana Vollmer

Lifetime Achievement Award

Johnnie Means

View bios on each honoree here.

Now the bad:

If you haven't already gotten tickets, you're out of luck.  The Legends Dinner has sold out!

Help us, Spock!


Yesterday's news that a federal labor official has labeled college foosball players "employees" could become a pretty danged big deal.  Read more here.

While the ruling by Peter Sung Ohr, the Chicago regional director of the NLRB, does not apply to public universities and may ultimately require a Supreme Court decision for resolution, it was nonetheless historic. It officially rejected what many considered the laughable contention that football stars on full scholarship at a big university are just like other students, or as Northwestern argued, the equivalent of graduate teaching assistants who, like football players, get financial aid.

If this becomes the law of the land, Title IX quota backers are in for some serious trouble.

(via wikia)

Foller the logic, guys and gals:

If Bobby Boucher and his "co-workers" are no longer just student/ath-u-leets, they don't count in the Title IX proportionality numbers, right?

Guess that means all those men's programs (swimming, wrestling, gymnastics, etc.) that've been dumped over the years will be coming back, right?


It means that all those women's programs that were added to balance numbers with the 100+ grid guys might now be kicked to the same curb as UCLA men's swimming...

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Men's D-I Coverage

(via Missouri State Bears)

Visit the UT site for coverage of the men's D-I NCAA's here.

Real time results here.

Swimming World landing page for the meet is here.

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Attention Job Hunters!

Texas Terrapins Swim Team needs an age group coach.

East Communities YMCA (Austin) needs an aquatics coordinator.

The City of Lewisville needs a swim coach.

Lubbock ISD needs a head middle school/assistant junior varsity coach.  Contact Trey Hayes at 806-766-1777


Quote of the Day

It is the duty of the human understanding to
understand that there are things which it
cannot understand, and what those things are.

(via Quotery)

Søren Aabye Kierkegaard


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

NASA Jr. National Championships Cup

Edited 3:15 p.m.:
NASA links not working.
Live stream may be working for finals.  Check here.

Edited 7:15 p.m.:
Trying another results link that has morning prelims and time trials.  If anyone knows where real time results are, please comment or email me.

Live stream seems to be working fine.


Denison HS

Denison HS needs a head swim coach.  Job is posted on THSCA site.  Contact Robert Rogers at 903-462-7620

2014 District 10-4A Results

2014 Region III-4A Results

2014 UIL 4A State Results

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Quote of the Day

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.

(via The Guardian)

Herbert George "H.G." Wells


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Aggie Cory Bolleter

A&M sprinter Cory Bolleter (Churchill HS/AAAA) featured on Swimming World here.

2014 NASA Junior National Championship Cup

I had a feeling...

...something like this would happen:

Balcones Sharks (Austin)

A head coach is needed with the Balcones Sharks.

They found all the assistants they needed.  Now, they need a LEADER!

If you're the man/woman for the job, team president Jim Kotick wants to hear from you right away.

The Sharks are a summer team of 200 kids aged 5-17.  Focus is on teaching and FUN!

Season runs from early May through mid-July.

May practices are in late afternoon and early evening.  Morning practices in June/July.  Meets on Saturdays.

Contact Jim Kotick


Recappin' & Previewin'

A D-I women's meet recap was on yesterday's MSS:



Top Ten Teams

Georgia (528)
Stanford (402.5)
California (386)
Texas A&M (336)
Southern California (252)
Florida (239)
Tennessee (223)
Arizona (156)
Texas (144)
Minnesota (136.5)

Southern Methodist was 20th with 39 points.

Title IX NoteEvery top-twenty school at the women's NCAA D-I meet has a men's team.  Women-only programs at Miami and UCLA tied for 21st.  Another example of Title IX's quota system hurting both men and women!



Results (M&W)

Top Five Teams (W)

Emory (595.5)
Kenyon (456.5)
Johns Hopkins (387)
Denison (374.5)
Williams (272)

Trinity was 24th with 27 points.

Top Five Teams (M)

Kenyon (480)
Denison (472)
Emory (246.5)
Johns Hopkins (245)
MIT (236)

Trinity was 21st with 42 points.  Sprinter Stephen Culberson took the 100 free (:44.18) for the Tigers.

Very pleased that one of my club kids, Kari Wilkins (El Campo HS/First Colony Swim Team) has committed to Trinity.  She took home the first swimming medal in Ricebird history last month with a third place finish in the 4A 100 breast.

At NCSA Junior Nationals:

Race & Interview Video


Top Five Teams (Combined)

Nation's Capital (2,722)
Dynamo (1,358.5)
Nova of Virginia (838)
SwimAtlanta (648)
Academy Bullets (485)

Top Texas team was The Woodlands (22nd place, 126 points).

Top individual was FCST's Simone Manuel.  She won the 50, 100, & 200 freestyles.


Eddie & Co. preview the men's D-I meet, due to kick off later this week:

They'll have the biggest - and toughest to make - squad at the meet, maxing out with sixteen (16) swimmers and four (4) divers.

Read about TCU's first-time qualifier Cooper Robinson here.

All-session tickets are sold out.  Not sure if you'll be able to get in on a per-session basis.

What about Big Weight Bob?  His 1:35.48 (dropped 4+ seconds in during his time at UT) wasn't quite enough to get him into the big show, but he plans to:

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merit of preservation.

(via fine art america)

Isaac D'Israeli