Sunday, July 29, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody


Working on ranking middle school swims from 2017-18.  Will look kind of like TISCA All-State rankings.  Nearly finished, but still waiting on a couple more results.  If you ran middle school meets and haven't sent me results, please send via an email here ASAP.

Good friend Carlos Salazar (Summit HS) is starting a new project.  The long-time age group coach - one of the best in the business - has left Mansfield Aquatic Club (MAC).  He'll be working with masters swimmers and triathletes in the DFW area.  Visit his site here.

Suggested this years ago, but might as well bring it up again.  Folks love to see exhibitions like the 50 free "shootouts", right?  I'd like to see meets like our national championships close out with something more.

Why not have women vs. men races?  Maybe women's 50m back vs. men's 50m breast?  Men's 100m back vs. women's 100m free?

Also, how about having medalists taking shots at world records in SCM?  They're shaved/tapered and on top of the LCM world.  Maybe even team up to take down some relay records while they're at it.

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

As far as self-discipline goes, it's still ultimately
up to me how well I can push myself.  Only I
can do that.  I just have to keep on going,
keep on working, keep on improving.

Sheryl Denise Swoopes

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Quote of the Day

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value
of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

via Connecticut History

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, a.k.a. Mark Twain

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018


North Austin YMCA aquatics program director

San Antonio Wave head coach and age group coach

Rockwall ISD head coach - Neil Walker 469-698-7380

The Briar Club aquatics coordinator

2018 LC Sectionals Results

2018 LC TAGS Meet Info

TAGS Parking

TAGS Tickets & Shirts

via Texas Sports

FINA handed Madisyn Cox a two-year suspension.  Read more here

According to their full report, the FINA panel does acknowledge that Cox “did not act with intention” in ingesting the drug, and consequently limited her suspension to two years instead of what would normally be a four year suspension. Notably, Sun Yang was only given a three-month suspension for his positive test.

FINA Statement

Cox Statement

Lakeside Aquatic Club dry-land coach & age group coach

Mid-Cities Arlington age group coach

Former TCU & UH coach Keith Dawley has joined Eddie Sinnott's SMU staff as his new men's assistant coach.  More here

Phillips 66 Nationals:

Psych Sheet


Television/Webcast Schedule

USA Swimming Build a Pool:

Conference Info

Houston Registration (November Conference)

TISCA Clinic:

Jeff Julian will be featured speaker in Austin September 13-16. 

Clinic Info

Registration (save $38 by registering by September 4)

ASCA Clinic:

50th World Clinic in Anaheim, California.  Might want to leave your MAGA hat at home.


Registration (save $50 by registering by July 27)

Quote of the Day

One's destination is never a place, but
rather a new way of looking at things.

via Book of Days Tales

Henry Valentine Miller

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Quote of the Day

Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it
asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.

via Bauman Rare Books

Thomas Paine

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

V-P Button

Bobby just signed on with an Austin company as vice-president of FinTegration Strategy & Sales.  Finance and banking stuff.  Way over my head.  More here

"...Community Bankers will have more integration points, more options, more leverage and more room to lower their digital spend when it comes to vendor selection."

Quote of the Day

Progress doesn't stop because you lost a game.

via Sports Illustrated

Bruce Charles Arians

Saturday, July 07, 2018

2018 Age Group COTY

View list of nominees and vote via the Fitter & Faster site here

Texas coaches up for the award:

Chris Coghill, Austin Swim Club

Colin Kennedy, Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club

Lindsay Kenney, Texas Ford Aquatics

Daniel McCord, Nitro Swimming

Rick Mills, Magnolia Aquatic Club

Jarrod Murphy, The Woodlands Swim Team

Stuart Smith, Texas Ford Aquatics

Tracey Spurgeon, Alamo Area Aquatics NE

Bryan Welter, Lakeside Aquatic Club


Quote of the Day

If you make 10,000 regulations you
destroy all respect for the law.

via Pinterest

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

NISCA All-America

2018 Swimming

Directors' Cup

Final Standings:

Division I

Texas - 5th
A&M - 10th

Division II

West Texas A&M - 3rd
Texas A&M Commerce - 22nd 
Angelo State - 26th

Division III

Trinity - 31st


Wayland Baptist - 3rd

Quote of the Day

In a highly competitive environment, feeling
comfortable is first cousin to being complacent.

via Mangin Photography

William Ernest "Bill" Walsh