Sunday, November 29, 2015
Art Adamson Invite (M&W)
Austin vs. Southwestern (M&W)
St. Gregory's/Colorado College/Austin (M&W)
Phill Hansel Invite (W)
Wayland Baptist vs. McMurry (M&W)
UTPB/McMurry/St. Gregory's (M&W)
Tiger Invite (M&W)
LSU vs. SMU (M&W)
SMU vs. Tulane (W)
Southwestern vs. Colorado College (M&W)
Southwestern vs. Centenary (M&W)
TCU/Iowa State/South Dakota (M&W)
Iowa State Pentathlon (M&W)
Texas vs. UNC (M&W)
Texas vs. NC State (M&W)
TWST 10 & Under Halloween
AMBU Fall Finale
CCAA Halloween Spooktacular
TXLA 10 & Under
TXLA 11 & Over
AQTX TNR (11/17)
GOLD Turkey Time
LAC Fall Classic
TFA Autumn Invite
Linda Price-Applewick Memorial
NTN November Novice
ATAC Your Times
Anderson/Round Rock/Gateway/St. Dominic Savio
Austin ISD Invite
Bob Stallings Aggieland Invite
Killeen ISD Invite
The Woodlands vs. College Park (JV)
Caney Creek/New Caney/Willis
Halloween Howl Relays
Frisco ISD Sprint Invite
Carroll ISD Dragon Hunt Invite
Lovejoy vs. Wakeland
Jesuit/Ursuline vs. Frisco
Atascocita vs. Kingwood (JV & V)
Kingwood JV Klassic
Cinco Ranch vs. Kingwood
Klein ISD Duel in the Pool
Klein vs. Cinco Ranch (JV)
AAHSSL Sub-TISCA (Northside)
AAHSSL Sub-TISCA (Palo Alto)
AAHSSL Sub-TISCA (San Antonio)
Reagan vs. Brandeis, Johnson vs. O'Connor, Churchill vs. Clark, Alamo Heights vs. Champion
AAHSSL "C" #3
AAHSSL "D" #3
AAHSSL Distance Invite
AAHSSL Northside Invite
Weslaco East Invite
Belton Super Quad
Round Rock Invite
November Masters Classic (SCM)
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Nope, not catching up on meet results...yet...
Enjoying learning more about Johnny Cash's comeback album from a couple of decades ago. This is definitely worth a look:
Fascinating to see both his "light" and "dark" sides. Speaking of the "dark", here's another version of Delia's Gone (posted an alternate version here):
I don't know Jack Madden. His troubles with USA Swimming are big news in the Houston swimming community right now. He certainly has plenty of support from his former team.
Statement from Adam Stanford, President, Cy-Fair Swim Club:
"Jack Maddan is an exceptional coach, father, husband and role model. USA swimming banning him from membership will change none of that. Although Jack will no longer be able to perform the duties as Head Coach at Fleet Swimming, he and his family will remain in our hearts and always be considered OUR family. It takes but one meeting or conversation with him to understand his good character, love of swimming and love of the athletes us as parents entrust him with daily.
The entire basis of the circumstance that has now led to Jack being banned was based on an allegation from 1999 that we believe to be false. There are NO other complaints or allegations, past or present and those people that know Jack know he does not deserve the hand he has been dealt.
Jack as a coach has had the full and unwavering support of the Board of Directors throughout the process. Going forward, although he won't be our coach, Jack and his family will continue to have love and support from our Fleet family."
CFSC has removed Jack's bio, but here's what I found via Google (cached):
Jack was listed as an At-Large Board of Directors member for Gulf Swimming, but has since been removed from that position.
Channel 13's Jessica Willey did a piece on the (now former) FLEET head coach the other night. Video, text, and comments are here.
I do have to wonder if Jessica did any research on the "gentleman" she interviewed for the story (naughty word warning):
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Ran into a couple of old swim coaches-turned administrators a couple of weeks ago at the Lamar CISD Invite. Great seeing Joe Imre (coached at Terry HS) and Jerry Kipping (ran the program in Corpus Christi) again!
Comment on another post gave a link to this excellent article. It's a two-pager without pictures. Sorry about that, visual learners.
Forget all that now. “Cafeteria-style” curricula are all the rage. Such is not the stuff of which a competitive 21st-century workforce is made. Worse, it is not the stuff of which informed, effective citizenship and leadership are composed.
What’s the remedy? For starters, prospective students and their parents should consult ACTA’s What Will They Learn? when choosing a college. If students and their parents begin voting with their pocketbooks through enrolling only in serious schools, the rest of higher education might well become serious once again.
Lake Travis Relays
Appalachian Trail Tat
The Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA (Houston) needs a youth development director - aquatics
Even before the Paris mayhem, Texans named Illegal Immigration and Foreign Terror Groups as the top threats to our country. More here.
Remember when cigarette ads were banned from television? We old-timers do. They said that too many years suckin' on them cancer sticks'll kill ya. Keeping them Marlboro Man ads off the tube will save us from ourselves, right?
So...how are drug companies able to advertise things that they warn - in their own commercials - might kill you pretty danged quickly? Why are we still told to ask our doctors about ___?
Big Pharm sure has more clout than Big Tobacky!
Got this via email:
Funny we were reminded to "Take it easy on the breaking rules part."
Latest CSCAA Women's Division I poll has Texas at #4 and A&M at #7. Read more at Swimming World.
Still pretty far behind on posting results, but hope to catch up a bit soon.
Battleground Area Swim Team needs developmental coaches
The USA Swimming Foundation's silent auction is underway. Visit and bid here. There's even a "Pampering" category for you sprinters & divers.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Sunday, November 08, 2015
Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Sunday, November 01, 2015
It's a long-ish post, so here's something to listen to:
Terri Stanton has updated Joseph's Journal at the Caring Bridge site. Read it here
Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for your continued hands that have held ours and offered millions and millions of prayers for Joseph and our family.
The most talked about swim from this year's Eddie Reese Invite was Clark Smith's 2000 free. Read more here
Smith, the reigning NCAA champion in the 500 freestyle, uncorked a 17:44.39 in the 2000 free. Since it’s not an official event, it’s tough to compare the swim to anything else, but it is indeed fast. Smith averaged 53.22 per 100 yards, an astounding pace for such a long swim.
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Which is expressed by those in power as: "There's a good reason I'm afraid and punishing this person will make that reason go away."
Hunting witches never makes things better. Partly because there are no witches.
Sooooo...have y'all experienced this sort of behavior? Did you have a boss who feared his/her employees? Did y'all wonder who'd be the next scapegoat?
El Paso County needs an aquatics manager
The Hood County YMCA needs an aquatics director
The City of Corpus Christi needs an athletics/aquatics program manager
A SOBO (southbound thru-hiker) named "Last Chance" has 700+ miles left in his journey. Like many hikers, he had trouble getting out to the trail from Gatlinburg.
I stood there for well over two hours. During that time it started to rain so I got to test my new rain gear which worked well. I finally got a ride as far as the Sugarland Visitors Center. I walked around there asking folks if they would give me a ride to Newfound Gap and after an hour I got a ride from a guy who hikes the trails in the Smokeys every day he can.
View Last Chance's trail journal here
Back in March, Bobby and I had no luck hitching out of Gatlinburg. Finally, we walked into a practically deserted convenience store and found a clerk with some free time to drive us out to Newfound Gap. Journal entry here. Crazy place, Gatlinburg...
AGS 10 & Under
AAAA Progressive Series II
Great Pumpkin Spooky Mile
The Woodlands Invite
Klein Invite (JV)
AAHSSL "C" Duals
AAHSSL "D" Duals
AAHSSL Duals (Block)
AAHSSL Duals (Northside/North)
AAHSSL Duals (Northside/South)
North East Duels
LCISD Private Invite
A&M/Incarnate Word/Miami (M&W)
SMU vs. UH (W)
UNT vs. UH (W)
Trinity vs. McMurry (M&W)
Hendrix Relays (M&W)
Hendrix Classic (M&W)
UNT vs. Rice (W)
SMU vs. Rice (W)
SMU vs. TCU (M)
Kansas vs. TCU (W)
If you're on a computer/device that doesn't have this site on "Favorites" - and don't want to type in the blogger address - typing in texasswimming.org will get you here...if you really don't have anything better to do...
Download a free copy of Swimming Technique here
CSCAA women's D-I poll is here. Texas 3rd, A&M 15th, SMU 21st.
Men's D-I poll here. Texas #1.