...written this song:
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...to truly catch up,but here's my feeble attempt...
Met Frank Jr. when I was teaching/coaching at Wharton HS. Had his step-daughter in class. Great guy. He passed on the 16th.
Read How Frank Sinatra, Jr. became a Texan-in-Law here
Northside ISD needs a swim/polo coach. Contact Scott Zollinski at 210-397-8988
Battleground Area Swim Team needs assistant coaches. Contact Chris Moralez
South Shore Sails needs a part time age group coach. Contact Barbie Morris
Dallas Country Club needs an assistant coach
Hackberry Creek Country Club needs an aquatics manager
Bridgeland Barracudas Swim Team needs an assistant swim coach
YMCA of Austin needs an aquatics coordinator
The City of Georgetown needs an aquatic specialist
The City of Bryan needs a swim coach
The City of Big Spring needs both an aquatic center manager and an assistant
The YMCA of Greater San Antonio needs a senior aquatics director
Brook Hollow Golf Club needs a swim coach
The Twin Lakes YMCA needs an aquatics program coordinator
Northpark YMCA needs a youth development director (sports & aquatics)
The City of Richardson needs an aquatics and athletics manager
The City of McKinney needs an aquatics specialist
The City of Stafford needs both a pool manager & assistant
Tompkins HS needs an assistant coach. Contact Mark Grisdale
Morton Ranch HS needs an assistant coach. Contact Megan Doby
Smithson Valley HS needs an assistant coach. Contact Larry Hill
Lewisville HS needs a swim coach. Contact Tim Ford
Harker Heights HS needs a swim coach. Contact Jerry Edwards
Coppell HS needs a swim coach. Contact Joe McBride
Stony Point HS needs a swim coach. Contact Craig Chessher at 512-428-7202
Taylor HS (Alief) needs a swim coach. Contact Brian Randle at 281-988-3500 or 281-988-3909
Alief ISD needs a diving coach. Contact David Martel at 281-988-3700
Bryan ISD needs a swim coach. Contact Lance Angel at 979-209-7998
Lovejoy HS needs an assistant coach. Contact Matt Franks
Space City Aquatic Team needs assistant coaches
Cedar Park Swimming needs assistant coaches
NCAA D-I Men (Texas 1st, A&M 25th)
NCAA D-I Women (A&M 4th, Texas 15th, SMU 40th)
NCAA D-II (M&W)
NCAA D-III (M&W) (Trinity women 17th)
NAIA (M&W) (Wayland Baptist women 10th, men 6th)
NCSA Junior Nationals (Magnolia women 5th)
TAGS (Nitro combined champions)
TAGS Time Trials
|Weber-Gale conducting El Campo clinic (via Victoria Advocate)|
Garrett Weber-Gale has joined the Nitro staff in Austin. Read more here
“My goal is to be a steady, positive force in these young athletes lives, and share with them some of the guidance that I’ve learned from my coaches; Eddie & Randy Reese, Kris Kubik, and Dwight Davis, and my expertise as a successful Olympic athlete. I am excited to work with the athletes and help them find ways to improve as swimmers and as individuals.”
Obviously a great hire for Nitro.
An article on Russell Wilson's swim training was posted back in December. Read it here.
Wilson revealed that one aspect of his in-season conditioning program that he thinks helps his recovery from the punishment of a game is swimming.
Wilson said he swims three times a week or so, trying to do about 30 laps each time.
“I get up early in the mornings and I swim,’’ he said. “It’s one of the first things I do. It helps a lot.’’
Katy HS football figured this out a long time ago. Hasn't hurt their program, has it?
Factual Feminist host Christina Hoff Sommers explained the cost of Title IX:
Note that this year's highest placing D-I school sponsoring swimming for women only was UCLA (17th). Women swimmers in total programs - men & women - are much more successful than in women-only programs.
Swimming World posted The Sport of Swimming is Valuable - Here's Why back in January.
When prominent schools like the University of Maryland or Clemson University decide to discontinue their swimming programs in favor of funding sports such as football or basketball, they are not only telling swimmers everywhere that swimming as a sport doesn’t matter as much as others, they also decidedly cut the positive influence of swimming locally. The number of swimmers shrinks, clubs go under, pools go unused, college swimmers lose an opportunity to coach in their hometowns, and fewer swimming lessons are given. The link between colleges and clubs is fragile and so, so important to the future of this sport.
Nitro's Jason Cochran was selected as a manager on USA Swimming's 2015 National Diversity Select Camp staff. Several Texas swimmers were selected. Athlete roster is here
Great post by Seth Godin: On saying "no"
The short run always seems urgent, and a moment where compromise feels appropriate. But in the long run, it's the good 'no's that we remember.
Watched The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young a couple of days ago. Highly recommend it! Here's the trailer:
Race info for the 14th annual Cap2k is here
TISCA All State teams (6A, 5A, & Private School) are here
Theron Pickle Memorial Scholarship info is here. Application is here
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Swimming World is reporting that (now former) Nitro coach Tim O'Brien will be added to USA Swimming's "Banned for Life" list. Read more here
Unfortunately, this is going to be a huge story. If you don't already follow Swimming World on Twitter, it's time you started...