Thursday, November 20, 2014


The Aggies moved into the top spot in this week's CSCAA D-I Women's Swimming poll.  View that hereTexas was 4th and SMU dropped to 22nd.

A&M hosts the Art Adamson Invite this weekend.  Real time results should be here.

Men's and women's D-III poll is here.  Only Texas school getting votes was Trinity (W).


Dallas Mustangs Intrasquad



Klein JV Invite

Kingwood JV Klassic

(via reddit)

In foosball news:  Did you know Houston won the 1952 Salad Bowl?

(via behance)
The UIL 8-hour rule doesn't mean just eight hours of training per week.  It means eight hours outside the school day (athletic period doesn't count against it) through the close of school Friday (Friday afternoon and Saturday don't count against it).

Serious high school programs that lack a nearby club program to supplement their training can still - legally - get in sixteen hours of training weekly (without going too crazy on Friday afternoon and Saturday), right?

How do college programs stretch their NCAA 20-hour rule without breaking it?  Optional time, of course!  Read NCAA Practice Limits Have Their Loopholes here.

(via ESPN)
Most college sports teams have found ways to legally circumvent the 20-hour rule. Making portions of practices optional seems to be the most common approach, and this is easier in swimming than most sports. In some sports, coaches are not allowed to attend optional practices, but for swimming, there is a safety exemption that allows them to be on the pool deck during optional work.

A few other facets of the NCAA’s rule are that mandatory team meetings count toward the 20 hours, and all competitions count as three hours of practice. In addition, no more than four hours can be required on any one day, and student-athletes must get at least one day off per week.

In our case, the 20 total hours and four-hour maximum per day are both skirted because of optional hours. Thankfully, we do get Sundays completely off.

Yes, high school and college swimming can seem like a part-time job...but a fun one, right?

(via The Keep Calm-O-Matic)

Nope, you've never heard the above from me.  Just can't stand it.  Worked with a couple of guys who used it more than a little.  It's one example of thought-terminating clichés (more here).

Though the clichéd phrase in and of itself may be valid in certain contexts, its application as a means of dismissing dissent or justifying fallacious logic is what makes it thought-terminating.

Watch Minneapolis Grand Prix here.

Real time results should show up here.


completelyconquered said...

I never knew that high school 8 hour rule while swimming in high school, but my high school coach always held Saturday practices. When I joined a club team, I preferred to go to the club practice for a couple of reasons. 1, because it was a much better workout. 2, because the club team had better swimmers and it made me better. My high school coach didn't like this though, and punished myself and others who chose the club practice over high school practice by not letting us swim at a high school meet. That was all fine and dandy by us though because since we weren't attending the high school meet, we could then attend club practice.

Lion King said...

That person I worked for before that guy I worked for used to use that phrase all the time. Now it makes even more sense why she used it, lol!

UNT, Rice, UH, and Tulane women are at Pearland this weekend for the UH Phill Hansel Invite. Prelims 1030am Fr-Sa-Su, finals 530 Fr-Sa, 500 Su.

Button said...

yeah, couldn't find a real time results link for that. guess folks might see if it's on meet mobile.

Lion King said...

It is!

Button said...

11/22/14, 6:52 a.m.: regret that i hurried through post and included two (2) pics without crediting. both have been replaced and have been credited. sorry about the error.