Saturday, October 31, 2015

Quote of the Day

Texas will again lift it's head and stand
among the nations.  It ought to do so,
for no country upon the globe can
compare with it in natural advantages.

via thinglink

Sam Houston

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Quote of the Day

History isn't a sculptured cup;  it's
more like a sieve through which
so many stories pass and disappear.
Julie Checkoway

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Quote of the Day

A person always doing his or her best becomes
a natural leader, just by example.

via The Sports Post

Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio, Jr., a.k.a. Joe DiMaggio

Monday, October 26, 2015

Quote of the Day

It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.

via Daily Mail

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Results & More (but not much more)

College Results

North Texas vs. A&M (W)

Rice Invite (W)

Ouachita Baptist vs. Incarnate Word (M&W)

Wayland Baptist Invite (M&W)

Southwestern vs. UTPB (M&W)

McMurry vs. Trinity (M&W)

Club Results



Gulf Senior

Piney Woods

COPS 2/3

Spooky Splash


AAAA Progressive Series II (real time)

High School Results

Oak Ridge Intrasquad


Georgetown Cup #2

Leander/Georgetown/East View

Arlington ISD Invite

Atascocita Early Bird Invite


Kingwood vs. Klein Oak (V & JV)

Atascocita vs. Klein (JV)

Klein vs. Westside

San Antonio Duals 1

San Antonio Duals 2

San Antonio Duals 3

San Antonio Duals 4

Trojan Invite

Lake Travis/Westlake/Westwood

Link to UIL press release on the approval of "24 to state" is here.

The Jewish Community Center (Dallas) needs an aquatics manager

The City of Pearland needs an aquatic supervisor

Mansfield Aquatic Club needs a head age group coach

Interesting story out of Mansfield highlighting inequities in athletics here.  As usual, MISD found a way to spin it.

WADA banned substances & methods list for 2016 is here. 

USA Swimming has implemented "no faster than" times for all Sectional meets.  View those "maximum" time standards here.

Check out links list (to the right of this page) for updates to Time Standards for 2015-16.

Still have more time to waste? need to thank me, just doin' my job...

Quote of the Day

You can't be brave if you've only had
wonderful things happen to you.

via biography

Mary Tyler Moore

Thursday, October 22, 2015

One Million

It took ten years, but this blog finally broke through the one million page view barrier.


Let's celebrate with fire!

All Over the Map

Front page of this morning's Victoria Advocate sports section:

Read the online version here

Special thanks to sports writer Mike Forman for not printing my starting weight!

Cory Wells, of Three Dog Night fame, passed away yesterday.  One of their many hits:

Good news out of Austin is - drum roll, please - TISCA's decades-long quest for "Twenty-Four to State" will be implemented by the UIL for the 2016-17 season.  Better Nate than lever, right?

Palo Alto College needs a club team swim coach

Life Time Fitness (southwest Houston region) needs an age group coach

Quote of the Day

We had the number one record in the United
States, and we had just filed for welfare.

via Fox News

Emil Lewandowski, a.k.a. Cory Wells

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Quote of the Day

Honesty is more than not lying.  It is truth telling,
truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.

via Deseret News

James Esdras Faust

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Quote of the Day

The point of cool is to erase your ability to
say no.  Saying yes buys you cool cachet,
but it always ruins your life later.

via vipWiki

Gregory John Gutfeld

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Mxide Rstlseu & More

Leon's hoping to land a big one down at Sharkathon this weekend.  Event was nearly cancelled due to Red Tide.  More here

Coppell YMCA needs a swim coach

Duncan YMCA needs a youth development director - aquatics

via Rock Star Triathlete
Wonder about our top athletes and their post-race recovery routines?  Read more at USA Swimming here

After a race, hopping in for a good cool down and grabbing a snack and a recovery drink are nearly universal practices. Massage is more common at the elite level for older athletes, and cold water immersion is growing in popularity. There is a hierarchy of recovery practices, and it is probably never a good idea to sacrifice something at the top of the list for something on the bottom.

LAC Intrasquad


MAC Open

SSN Open

Aledo vs. Granbury

Grapevine-Colleyville Sprint Invite

Tiger Relays

Georgetown Sprint Invite

Georgetown Cup

MAC (NT) head age group coach Justin Doherty is moving on.  They'll certainly miss him!  The guy has an incredibly high "actively coaching to looking at phone" ratio.  Count him as one more guy who wouldn't play foller the "leader"...

Summit/Granbury/Timberview/Cedar Hill

Spring vs. Conroe

Caney Creek vs. Conroe Park (JV)

The Woodlands Intrasquad

Florida/Indiana/Texas (M&W, LCM)*

Today's meet (SCY) starts at 10:00 a.m.  Real time results here

Katy ISD Sprint Invite

Klein vs. Collins (JV)

LCAT Pecan Classic

Del Norte #1



Texas Terrapins Quad

Gulf Open Water


Spin Beck's chat with UT women's coach Carol Capitani is here


A&M vs. Kentucky (M&W)

McMurry vs. Austin (M&W)

UH Intrasquad (W)

TCU/Incarnate Word/Liberty (M&W)

UNT/Liberty/Incarnate Word (W)

Dual-a-Palooza 1 (W)

SMU Classic (W, Real Time)

Weslaco RGVSCA

AAHSSL "C" Dual 1

AAHSSL "D" Dual 1

Northside Pentathlon (N)

Northside Pentathlon (S)


Kingwood Intrasquad (DC vs. Marvel)

Cinco Ranch vs. Kingwood (JV)

Seven Lakes/Taylor/Klein

*Wait!  No Michigan?!?!

Quote of the Day

I'm wary of the gotcha nature of discourse that
turns all debates into a battlefield.  We are now
all experts at divining what's in people's hearts.


Gregory John Gutfeld

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Quote of the Day

Each minute we spend worrying about the
future and regretting the past is a minute
we miss in our appointment with life.

via the mindfulness bell

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Monday, October 12, 2015

Quote of the Day

Science is the belief in the
ignorance of the experts.

via Scientific American

Richard Phillips Feynman

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Quote of the Day

The world hates change, yet it is the
only thing that has brought progress.

via pinterest

Charles Franklin Kettering

Monday, October 05, 2015

Quote of the Day

Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but
of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.

via patheos

Thomas Merton

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Quote of the Day

The only vice that cannot be forgiven
is hypocrisy.  the repentance of a
hypocrite is itself hypocrisy.

via Wikipedia

William Hazlitt

Friday, October 02, 2015

There's a Storm Brewin'!

...maybe that's it...maybe that ain't it...

Quote of the Day

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people but the
silence over that by the good people.

via Huffington Post

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, October 01, 2015