Friday, July 19, 2019

FINA World Champs Viewing Schedule (edited)

Via USA Swimming here

Saw comment on order of events.  After clicking here, you'll be able to download entire Competition Schedule.

After opening, zoom in on upper right to see pool swimming schedule.

Another Round of Jobs

Paragon Training swim coach and program coordinator - Mike Saroni

MacArthur HS head swim coach - Ronny Mullins

City of Lakeway aquatic specialist

O2 Performance Aquatics assistant coach/masters coach & assistant swim coach

Coppell Family YMCA aquatics coordinator

Benbrook Community YMCA operations director - regional aquatics

Click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Quote of the Day

I did not have three thousand pairs of
shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.

via flickr

Imelda Trinidad Romualdez, a.k.a. Imelda Marcos

Friday, July 12, 2019

Still More Jobs

City of San Marcos aquatics program supervisor

North East Aquatics Team swim coach

Victoria East HS head swim coach - Spencer Gantt 361-788-2820

MacArthur HS swim coach - Wayne Crawford 281-985-6330

ESCALATE Aquatic Team developmental group coach & age group/junior group coach

Click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!


Quote of the Day

It never hurts to apologize, especially if you don't mean it.

via The New York Times

James Alan "Jim" Bouton

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

More Jobs

Hood County YMCA aquatics director

Eastview HS head swim coach - Jason Dean

Jay HS head swim coach & water polo coach - Jessica Karpen

Coppell Family YMCA aquatics director

Trotter Family YMCA youth development director - aquatics

Blue Legend swim instructor/assistant swim coach

DMPC assistant to the regional manager


Quote of the Day

If someone as blessed as I am is not
willing to clean out the barn, who will?

via The Seattle Times

Henry Ross Perot

Monday, July 08, 2019


The Christian School at Castle Hills head swim coach - Jeremy Wentrcek

Katy Aquatics lead age group/lead site coach

City of Bay City aquatics/recreation specialist

Pearland Aquatics part time developmental age group coach

Bullsharks Swim Team swimming coach

Wise Health Systema head swim coach

Lake Travis HS assistant swim coach

Houston Cougar Aquatic Sports age group coach

If you think today's music... a little much, check out this "oldie":

Quote of the Day

We at Chrysler borrow money the
old-fashioned way.  We pay it back.

via The New York Times

Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Quote of the Day

Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?

via WikiArt

Maurits Cornelis "M.C." Escher

Thursday, June 20, 2019

More Jobs

Timberview HS swim coach

Alcuin School assistant varsity swim coach - Andy Silverman

Calallen HS head swim coach - Dr. Marcos Flores

North East ISD assistant aquatics coordinator/head swim coach for USAS - David Johnson

Southlake Carroll HS assistant swim coach & aquatics center supervisor - Charles Logan

Click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

What do them boys do when..

...they ain't fishin'?

Dan & Bobby are VP's with FedFis in Austin.  When folks ask what they're up to, I kind of shrug and say "Somethin' with banking and technology is all I know."

If you know what the heck they're talking about, you probably can use their services!

Quote of the Day

If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.

Mario Gabriele Andretti

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Jobs - Updated!

TCU assistant coach

UT Permian Basin assistant coach

Sharks site or age group coach

Remember to click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Quote of the Day

In anything there has to be dark and light.  There's
a lot of joy in my paintings and a lot of darkness.

via YAHOO!

Gloria Laura Vanderbilt

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Quote of the Day

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive
questions your wife asks for nothing.

Joseph Abramowitz, a.k.a. Joey Adams

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

More Opportunities

The Woodlands Swim Team head coach

Collins HS assistant swim coach + dive coach - Jim Sharp

Alamo Heights HS assistant swim coach + water polo - Jennifer Roland

Clear Brook HS assistant swim coach - Alexis Crocker

MacArthur HS head swim coach + water polo coach - Ronny Mullins

Remember to click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Quote of the Day

The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy.

Carl Philipp Gottfried von Clausewitz

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lunch Break?

Okay, I'll help you plan your lunch break.

1) Grab your kale & quinoa wrap,
2) throw it in the trash, and
3) watch this:

Link here

A Few Jobs

Dripping Springs HS assistant coach - Galen Zimmerman

YMCA of North Austin Community Rec Center aquatics director

City of Mineral Wells recreation coordinator

University of Incarnate Word assistant men's & women's swimming & diving coach

Circle C Aquatics assistant swim coach

Remember to click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

After a long weekend... the Don Cook Sauna, I like to cool off with a spin on the Zamboni...

Quote of the Day

Life is a long lesson in humility.

via PBS

Sir James Matthew "J.M." Barrie

Thursday, June 06, 2019

...and, in case you didn't hear:

Quote of the Day

Always have fun but stay hungry.  Find that balance.

Ronald William "Ron" Artest Jr.,
a.k.a. Metta World Peace

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Quote of the Day

If you don't ask, you don't get.

via The Find

Stevland Hardaway Morris, a.k.a. Stevie Wonder

Monday, June 03, 2019

Friday, May 31, 2019

2019 Texas HS Honors

via San Angelo ISD

via Melissa Howard:

TISCA State Coaches of the Year 2019:

5A State Swim Coach of the Year: Dow Farley – El Paso High School

5A State Dive Coach of the Year: Penny DiPomazio – Lubbock ISD

6A State Swim Coach of the Year: Dan Snow – Flower Mound High School

6A State Dive Coach of the Year: Andrew Serie – Mansfield ISD

Theron Pickle Lifetime Achievement Awards:

David Johnson – NEISD

Jesse Cole – Highland Park

Craig Nolder Lifetime Achievement Award:

Jennifer Mangum – Midland ISD

Dee Hollar Official’s Award:

Gloria Schuldt

Theron Pickle Memorial Scholarship Recipients:


Madelaine Smith - Byron P Steele II High School

Reagan Hinze - Conroe High School


Greyson Alarcon - Georgetown High School

William Staebel - The John Cooper High School

Another special award to be aware of is our very own David Hague (San Angelo Central) was awarded the NHSCA Male Coach of the Year 2018-2019. Congratulations David! Go here to read more about his award.

Quote of the Day

Without craftsmanship, inspiration
is a mere reed shaken in the wind.

via IMDb

Johannes Brahms

Thursday, May 30, 2019

2019 Middle School Ranking

Several coaches from around the state sent me their middle school meet results.

Relays and individuals are ranked in a manner similar to our TISCA 5A & 6A All-State lists.

If you didn't send me results this year, please make a note to do it next year!

If you'd like a copy of the 2019 list, please send me an email

Quote of the Day

It is an ironic habit of human beings to
run faster when we have lost our way.

Rollo Reese May

Monday, May 27, 2019

More Openings

City of Bay City aquatics/recreation specialist

Bishop Lynch HS head swim coach - email

Alcuin School assistant varsity swim - Andy Silverman

San Marcos HS physical education teacher/swimcoach and girls/boys assistant basketball

Boy Scouts of America aquatics director

Remember to click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Quote of the Day

Anyone can support a team that is winning - it takes
no courage.  But to stand behind a team - to
defend a team - when it is down and really
needs you, that takes a lot of courage.

via The Journal Times

Bryan Bartlett "Bart" Starr

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Middle School

Friday, a draft of the 2019 Middle School Rankings went out to coaches who submitted results.

Once we've done our edits, it should be available sometime next week.

Just send me an email if you'd like a copy.

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Talent is cheaper than table salt.  What
separates the talented individual from
the successful one is a lot of hard work.

via Medium

Stephen Edwin King

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

HOF Videos & Photos

Bill Rob sent out the word that the Class of 2019 videos and photos are now on the Texas Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame site.

Check out the slide show and videos here (scroll down)

Mark your calendars:  Class of 2020 induction will be April 3, 2020


Vandegrift HS head swim coach

Elkins HS head swim coach

City of Corpus Christi aquatics area supervisor

Rockwall ISD head high school/assistant club

Geneva School of Boerne head swim coach - Sheri Palermo

The Shelton School varsity level swim coach - Freddie Jones

College Park HS assistant swim/water polo - Rachel Banes

Tyler ISD assistant & middle school - Jason Petty

Atascocita HS assistant swim coach and diving coach - David Pink


Remember to click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Quote of the Day

I don't want to do just a liberal show.

via Red Blue Divide

Josephine Victoria "Joy" Behar

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Quote of the Day

It will be a comic approach unless there
are no laughs, then it will be a lecture.

via Cleveland

Timothy Daniel "Tim" Conway

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Quote of the Day

The really frightening thing about middle age
is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.

Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, a.k.a. Doris Day

Sunday, May 12, 2019


Texas Military Institute Episcopal assistant varsity swimming coach

Fulshear Racing Swim Team head age group coach

City of Georgetown aquatics supervisor

Cy-Park HS assistant swim coach - Pam McRae 346-227-6055

University of Incarnate Word assistant men's and women's diving coach

Bellaire HS head swimming - Gloria Clarke

Richardson HS head swim coach

Lufkin HS head swim coach & assistant swim coach - Jerri Boyd

VillaSport aquatics director

Cooper HS (Lubbock) head swim coach - Max Kattwinkel

Heath HS head swim coach - Neil Walker

E.A. Smith YMCA youth development director

Eaton HS head swim coach - Joel Johnson

Alamo Heights ISD director of aquatics Jennifer Roland

Cy-Springs assistant swim coach - Daniel Gober

Gleneagles Country Club assistant swim coach

Remember to click on the "Jobs" label below for other listings!

Biggest Fear on AT?

Honestly, it was falling trees!

We started early and, with no leaves on trees in February, never knew if we were tenting under live or dead trees.

Even after spring had sprung on the trail, there were plenty of blow downs due to high winds.

We weren't all that worried about fellow hikers.

Yeah, there were some with a screw or two loose, but we didn't think they'd be violent.

Last month this jackass was arrested on the trail after threatening hikers in Tennessee.  Read about that here

"You had a lot of miscommunication on social media (on Monday) and people wondering if this guy was a threat. He is a threat," Sheriff Mike Hensley told WCYB on Tuesday. "We have thousands of people come through Unicoi County on the Appalachian Trail and when we get a report of suspicious activity, we take those seriously because we want people to be safe."

Okay, so who's the genius who sentenced him to probation and fines?

James "Sovereign" Jordan went right back out to the trail and (allegedly) attacked two hikers with a machete - killing one.  Read about that here

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

I know where I'm going and I know the truth,
and I don't have to be what you want me
to be.  I'm free to be what I want.


Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., a.k.a. Muhammad Ali

Monday, April 29, 2019

Quote of the Day

Yes, he colluded.  I don't think that's
a hard question to answer at all.

Eric Michael Swalwell, Jr.