Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Quote of the Day

Without a gentle contempt for education,
no gentleman's education is complete.

Gilbert Keith "G.K." Chesterton

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Latest Employment News

Barton Creek Resort needs an assistant coach

Thousand Oaks Family YMCA (San Antonio) needs a swim coach

The YMCA of Austin needs a youth and aquatics director

The City of Friendswood needs a pool manager

via Woodlands Online

This week, Tim Bauer (The Woodlands Swim Team) resigned his position as head coach.  Hope he'll stay in the Gulf and get right back to coachin em up sometime real soon!

Finally, Ashley Knapp (Timber Creek HS in Keller ISD) posted on Facebook that she will not be returning as head coach next year.

Quote of the Day

It seems to me that we look at Nature
too much, and live with her too little.

via Please Kill Me

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Quote of the Day

The integrity that lives only on
opinion would starve without it.

via Quotes Gram

Charles Caleb Colton

Monday, February 20, 2017

Quote of the Day

The best revenge is to be unlike
him who performed the injury.

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Marcus Aurelius

Saturday, February 18, 2017

More Jobs

Boyd HS (McKinney) needs a head coach.  Contact Doyle Drake at 469-302-3493

Sugar Creek Gators (Sugar Land) need a summer team coach.  Contact Rod Seeley

Sharks (Houston) need an assistant coach

Lake Houston Family YMCA needs a youth development director - aquatics

Miramont Country Club (Bryan) needs a pool manager

Moody Family YMCA (Dallas) needs an assistant coach

The City of Bellaire needs a head coach

Oak Cliff YMCA (Dallas) needs a sports & aquatics coordinator

North Texas Nadadores need a senior coach/communications coordinator

Fort Hood Dolphins need a head coach

Quote of the Day

There's evil in the world, all right.  Being aware
of it makes you a realist, not a paranoid.

via SFFaudio

Dean Ray Koontz

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Last Weekend

Kari's 6'10":

Leon's 7'7":

Quote of the Day

Deep in the man sits fast his fate,
To mould his fortunes, mean or great.

via Poets

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Quote of the Day

With happiness as with health;  to enjoy it,
one should be deprived of it occasionally.

via Comic Vine

Jules Gabriel Verne

Monday, February 06, 2017

Quote of the Day (Thanks, MH!)

You can't stop at every dog that barks
or you'll never get the mail delivered.

via Missouri Sports HOF

Forrest Clare "Phog" Allen

Saturday, February 04, 2017


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1) A few years ago, folks in Austin pressured TISCA to stop posting state meet call-ups.  TISCA failed to stand up for swimmers & coaches, so it became a job for us "rebels".

I took a couple of turns at the wheel before homelessness (AT-style) and a return to the pool deck made it impossible to continue.  Luckily, we have another swim nerd who agreed to take on the job.

This will be Scott Scofield's third year on Call-Up duty.  Please let him know how much we appreciate his work.

Coaches, please email your results files to Scott ASAP!

He'll post his lists here

via mySA

2) Coaches & Sponsors - When choosing your Region COTY, please avoid the "voting block" mentality some multi-school districts push.  It's your vote, not your school district's.

Also, maybe you should cast your ballot for the coach who did the most with his/her program.  Sometimes that's the guy/gal whose team destroyed the competition.  Other times, it's a coach whose squad overachieved, but still ended up back in the pack.

Don't tell me I'm "throwing away my vote" when I select someone who's done the best coaching job and not the sponsor who filled out the bus request and ordered the Whataburgers...

Quote of the Day

It is nice to have valid competition;
it pushes you to do better.

Gianni Versace

Friday, February 03, 2017

Quote of the Day

Pursuit and possession are
accompanied by states of
consciousness so wide apart
that they can never be united.

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John Griffith "Jack" London

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Quote of the Day

As one grows weaker one is less
susceptible to suffering.  There is
less hurt because there is less to hurt.

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John Griffith "Jack" London