Thursday, May 26, 2016

In Case You Missed It

This was a big story on the trail last year.

via Portland Press-Herald

A woman - Geraldine Largay (66) - had disappeared back in 2013 up in Maine.  Searches had turned up no trace.  An episode of North Woods Law included her story and the search for her.

Geraldine's remains were discovered in October of last year - more than two years after she'd gone missing.  Seems she'd become lost and was unable to find her way back to the trail.

A Boston Globe article reveals she'd kept a journal while lost.  She'd survived nearly a month in some of our country's most rugged territory.

Read more here

“This is some of the worst country in Maine,” Palman said. “It’s hard to understand how logistically difficult this area was. On any given day, by the time a searcher would get close to where Largay was found, they’d have to turn around to make it back to their vehicles by nightfall.”

Tragic.  If only she'd have been able to get a good signal fire going...


Quote of the Day

When the president does it, that
means that it is not illegal.
Richard Milhous Nixon


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Quote of the Day

Whenever we can, we follow the law.

via Forbes

John Andrew Koskinen


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

More Jobs

Longhorn Aquatics - Pflugerville needs an assistant coach

The University of Houston needs a special events aquatic coordinator

The YMCA of the Highland Lakes needs a pool manager

Several high school jobs are posted on the new TISCA site here

Recent postings on the THSCA site include: 

Schertz Clemens HS needs a head coach.  Contact Jared Johnston at 210-945-6570

Converse Judson HS needs a head coach.  Contact Sean McAuliffe at 210-945-1108

Brennan HS (San Antonio) needs a head coach.  Contact Stephen Basore at 210-398-1320


Quote of the Day

No country has ever prospered that
failed to put its own interests first.

via The New York Times Magazine

Donald John Trump, St.


Thursday, May 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

Columbus did not seek a new route to the
Indies in response to a majority directive.

via The New York Times

Milton Friedman


Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Under construction:

Quote of the Day

Aim above morality.  Be not simply
good, be good for something.

via Wikipedia

Henry David Thoreau


Monday, May 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

Individuals can spend their money
more wisely, efficiently, and more
humanely that can government.

via Larry Elder

Laurence Allen "Larry" Elder


Sunday, May 15, 2016

April Most Viewed


Clear Falls needs an assistant coach.  Contact Aubrey Estes

The New Braunfels Family YMCA needs an aquatics director

Clear Springs HS needs a head coach.  Contact Debbie Fuchs at 281-284-2845

Clements HS needs a head coach.  Contact Bobby Darnell at 281-634-2213


Quote of the Day

This relationship is going to be built on trust.

via People

Marla Ann Maples


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Syracuse AD Leaving

via USA Today

Syracuse AD Mark Coyle is leaving.  You know the routine.  They start out with the old "One team, one family, one vision" bit.  They close it out with a "spend more time with family" - type exit statement.

In other words, "One team, one family, one vision, one year."

He took over for Daryl Gross Negligence back in June of '15.  Read more here

via USA Today

Article was written by Chris Carlson, the same guy whose fictional account of Orange athletics set me off back in January of last year.  Read that post here

Carlson continues to repeat this lie:

Gross oversaw dramatic improvement of SU's non-revenue teams and on-field success...

Bullcorn!  The only "revenue" sport at Syracuse is men's thump-thump.  Every other sport costs more than it generates.

Many "non-revenue" sports suffered during the Gross era.   He destroyed the men's and women's swimming programs.

Gross replaced swimming with a women's hockey team that blows through a nearly seven-figure budget annually, while playing to home crowds numbering in the dozens.

Knowing his definition of success, one has to wonder if Carlson still thinks Enron would be a great investment...

Site Issues, Jobs, & Virtual Standings

TISCA site's been down a while.  Ron says the hosting service closed up shop w/o letting anyone know.  Look for an updated site soon, possibly in a few days.

A source clued me in on another kind of site issue.  Let's start off by saying Bobby swam for their program before we moved to Mansfield and we were fortunate to be part of their team - he made his first TAGS cut w/them.

Seems Aquastar was touting themselves as a USA Swimming 2016 Bronze Medal program.  Looks like they really aren't.



Prosper HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Jody Hormann at 469-219-2215

Hightower HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Padriac McGinnis

The City of Coppell needs an aquatics coordinator

The YMCA of Greater Houston needs youth development directors for aquatics at the TW Davis Family YMCA and the Weekley Family YMCA

Top ten Texas SCY teams (as of this a.m.) in Virtual Club Champs (w/national rank):

Nitro Swimming (8)
Lakeside Aquatic Club (21)
The Woodlands Swim Team (24)
Alamo Area Aquatic Association (27)
Texas Ford Aquatics (51)
First Colony Swim Team (52)
Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club (61)
Metroplex Aquatics (67)
Katy Aquatic Team for Youth (104)
North Texas Nadadores (105)


Quote of the Day

Of course we have compassion.
We just don't believe the safety
net should be used as a hammock.
Allen Bernard West


Sunday, May 08, 2016

Charlotte Psych Sheet (as of 5/8)


Cedar Hill HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Gina Farmer at 469-272-2014

Lake Travis HS needs a swim coach

The City of Georgetown needs an aquatic specialist

The City of Frisco needs an aquatic program coordinator


Quote of the Day

People all over the nation are starved
for honesty and common sense.

via USA Today
Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr.


Monday, May 02, 2016

Quote of the Day

Hammer your thoughts into unity.

via E-Verse Radio

William Butler Yeats


Saturday, April 30, 2016

More Jobs

The EA Smith Family YMCA needs a youth development director-aquatics

San Antonio Wave needs an assistant coach

Harker Heights HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Jerry Edwards at 254-336-0860

McKinney needs a summer team coach

The City of Coppell needs an aquatics coordinator

Texas Christian University needs a graduate assistant


Quote of the Day

History must repeat itself because we pay
so little attention to it the first time.

via tricklar

William Forrest "Blackie" Sherrod


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Quote of the Day

You help me, I'll help you.  That's politics.

via Chris Savas

Terence Richard "Terry" McAuliffe


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Quote of the Day

Is it bad to admit on Twitter that I'm a Belieber?

via The Los Angeles Times

Jonathan Paul Manziel, a.k.a. Johnny Football


Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bull & More Bull

Get the hook out.

Get a picture.

Then release!  Easy as 1, 2, 4!*

Yes, Leon's a big Donald Trump supporter.  What gets me about conservatives who are anti-Trump is this:

Y'all have complained - for 7+ years - that Obama is the worst president ever.  Now y'all act like the world will come to an end if Donnie ends up in the White House.  Where's the logic in that?  Ask yourselves how he can possibly be worse than what you've had.

Y'all ain't here fer poly-ticks now, is ya?  Yer here fer jobs, right?!?!  Here's what's new since the last jobs post a couple of weeks ago:

JCC of Austin needs a head coach and an assistant coach

Eisenhower HS needs a swim coach

The City of Mesquite needs a swim coach

Nitro is looking for assistant coaches

Texas City HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Leland Surovik at 409-916-0146

Fulshear HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Oschlor Flemming at 832-223-0151

Clear Brook HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Michael Allison at 281-284-2160

McKinney HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Jeffrey Smith at 469-302-5959

Tyler needs a high school/club coach

The City of San Angelo needs an assistant pool manager

The South Montgomery Family YMCA needs a youth development senior director - aquatics

BTA needs assistant coaches

ESA needs a head age group coach

The YMCA of Highland Lakes needs a pool manager

The City of Austin needs an aquatic recreation program coordinator

Liberty Christian School (Argyle) needs a swim coach

Heat/Psych sheets for USMS Short Course Nationals are here

YMCA Masters Nationals results are here

Belton's Savannah Henry (daughter of Patrick & Wendy) recently signed with Southern Illinois University.  Read more here and here.

“It means I get four more years of doing what I’m really passionate about doing and what I spend so much time doing,” Henry said of signing with the Salukis. “I have some family ties there but also it’s a great school with a great team that’s on the rise and working hard and it’s something I wanted to be a part of.”

*That's what I tell kids learning relay starts.  Swing, step, and go - it's as easy as 1, 2, 4!  One or two get it...

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Joseph Stanton Update

Terri posted this on Joseph's Caring Bridge page Friday:

Roller Coaster

I just found out that Joseph's lungs have both declined since yesterday. I haven't gotten to talk to the doctor yet so I don't have any more information on how this could happen but I want to ask you to pray that the LORD would send His greatest angels of healing to Joseph's bedside and never leave him infusing his sweet body with all that is needed to fight this horrific infection to clear his lungs completely.  They had to increase the oxygen that the ventilator is delivering to 50% when it had been at 35% most of the day yesterday. Please pray for the wisdom and divine inspiration of all who care for Joseph that the Great Physician would impart His greatest ideas for how to better help my prince.

Blessings to you and yours always,

Doris Lochte

via Huffington Post

Ryan Lochte's biggest fan - grandmother Doris Lochte - passed away on the 19th.  View her obituary and offer your condolences here

Quote of the Day

There is a difference between conceit
and confidence.  Conceit is bragging.
Confidence is believing you
can get the job done.

via The Times-Picayune

John Constantine "Johnny" Unitas


Friday, April 22, 2016

Quote of the Day

To talk well and eloquently is a very
great art, but an equally great one is
to know the right moment to stop.

via BBC Music Magazine

Johannes Chrysostomus
Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart,
a.k.a. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Texas Swimming Pics

Looking for pictures of Texas swimmers?

Longhorn swim dad Andy Ringgold (Brett's his boy) posts a boatload of pictures of club, high school, and college swimming.

Find them all at Andy's flickr page (Aringo) here

Quote of the Day

Most guys who don't like me are
either Democrats or Yankee fans.

Curtis Montague "Curt" Schilling


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Quote of the Day

Your only obligation in any lifetime
is to be true to yourself.

via Digesting the Words

Richard Davis Bach


Sunday, April 17, 2016

Quote of the Day

There are no environments
where you're only going
to win, because life
just isn't like that.

via Bobby Orr

Robert Gordon "Bobby" Orr


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Quote of the Day

We would probably win every street fight
with our guys, but maybe not win the game.

via Lets Go Hawks!!!

Richard Marvin "Dick" Butkus


Friday, April 15, 2016

So, after a chukker or two...

...we equestrians drink Lite beer from Miller.

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Quote of the Day

In peace sons bury fathers,
but in war fathers bury sons.

via Wikipedia



Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Quote of the Day

What nobler relationship than that of
a friend?  What nobler compliment
can man bestow than friendship?

via PRS

Manly Palmer Hall


Monday, April 11, 2016

Plenty of Texas kids...

...on the Southern Zone Select Camp roster.

Uvalde HS needs a swim coach

Cleburne ISD needs a swim coach.  Contact James Boles

Huntsville HS needs a swim coach.  Contact Rodney Southern at 936-435-6152

Latest postings on TISCA site include Trinity HS, Mayde Creek HS, Lubbock ISD, Hutto HS, Ray HS, and La Porte HS.  Contact info for those are here

The City of Frisco needs an aquatic program coordinator

The YMCA of Greater Houston needs a youth development director - aquatics

The City of Midland needs a pool manager

The New Braunfels Family YMCA needs a swim coach

via Swimming World
Longhorn commit Claire Adams was featured on last week's 20 Question Tuesday.


Quote of the Day

Guns don't kill people, the government does.

via Free Republic

Dale Alvin Gribble, a.k.a. Rusty Shackleford


Sunday, April 10, 2016

Quote of the Day

If we become increasingly humble about how
little we know, we may be more eager to search.

via John Templeton Foundation

Sir John Marks Templeton


Thursday, April 07, 2016

Quote of the Day

It's easier to force feed people than it is to give
'em what they want.  It makes more money.

via Music Starts Here

Merle Ronald Haggard


Monday, April 04, 2016

Quote of the Day

The kind of beauty I want most is the
hard-to-get kind that comes from
within - strength, courage, dignity.

via AURN

Ruby Ann Wallace, a.k.a. Ruby Dee


Sunday, April 03, 2016

March Most Viewed

Most viewed March posts:

1.  USA Swimming to Hammer NITRO Coach

2.  Misc.

3.  It's Impossible...


Quote of the Day

Martyrdom is the only way a man
can become famous without ability.

Arthur Schopenhauer


Saturday, April 02, 2016

Quote of the Day

Whatever good things we
build end up building us.
via YouTube
Emanuel james "Jim" Rohn


Friday, April 01, 2016

Quote of the Day

If you like the plan you have, you can keep it.
If you like the doctor you have, you can keep
your doctor, too.  The only change you'll see
are falling costs as our reforms take hold.

via The Telegraph

Barack Hussein Obama II


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Leon must have...

...written this song:

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Quote of the Day

It's not a record, but being traded four times
when there are only eight teams in the league
tells you something.  I thought I was modeling
uniforms for the National League.

Joseph Henry "Joe" Garagiola, Sr.


Monday, March 28, 2016

Quote of the Day

via The Guardian

Marcel Mangel, a.k.a. Marcel Marceau