Thanks to Bob Bowman and Rich Wilkens for sharing their PowerPoint presentation on Shallow Water Black Out. In case you missed earlier posts on the topic, catch up here and here. Watch video here.
Unlike a regular drowning where there may be 6-8 minutes before brain damage and death, there are only 2.5 minutes before brain damage and death in shallow water black out due to the reduction in the oxygen to the brain BEFORE the black out
Iowa State University foosball and basketball took the biggest hits for NCAA recruiting violations. Women's swimming will have some recruiting restrictions as well. Read more here.
Restrictions from initiating telephone contact with prospects for the following teams: football, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s golf, women’s swimming and diving, women’s soccer, softball, tennis, men’s and women’s track and cross country, women’s volleyball and wresting. The public report further details the timing of the restrictions by team.
Men's swimming was not penalized. Thanks to Title IX, there's no longer a men's program at Iowa State...
Irving ISD discussed partnering with the YMCA to build a natatorium at a recent board meeting.
IISD's Scott Layne brought the idea forward and it wasn't long before he was ambushed.
Board president Steven Jones went out of his way to torpedo the project, which is still in early planning stages. Jones wants folks to believe the pool would be built to serve just over a hundred kids in the high school competitive programs.
Bullcorn! Jones is no idiot - he knows exactly what the new pool will mean for kids in the district. For whatever reason, he's going out of his way to put the brakes on the project before it can gain momentum.
The proposed natatorium would provide learn-to-swim, lap swimming, club swimming/diving, and recreational swimming opportunities for the community as well as water safety and competitive swimming/diving programs for the school district.
To see school board poly-ticks in-action, watch the video here.
Jones starts in with "My only comment..." and then rambles on and on against the project - and the swimming program.
He does a nice job of widening the split between academics and athletics.
We've all seen it work on small scales (within individual schools) as well as large ones (legislation out of Austin).
Guys like Jones provide the spark, then stand back and watch the burn.
If the swimming community in Irving needs motivation to get Jones off the school board, he provided it with this statement:
"I mean, maybe we cut the program. It's very easy to bring to the board to cut German. To cut Latin. I mean, you understand where I'm coming from? And, that's a teacher's salary. That's not very much money, but yet we've got a hundred kids - a hundred fifteen - that swim and we can't think about cutting that."