Sunday, January 27, 2019

State Call-Ups

RESULTS!!  I'm gonna need RESULTS!!

Okay, I plan to get on the computer around 5:00 p.m. Saturday to work on call-ups.

There will have been plenty of sharing among athletes, coaches, and fans by then.  Y'all may already know most - if not all - of the call-ups.  If this service is becoming obsolete, let me know and we'll stop spinning our wheels each February.

Please send complete (prelims & finals) results to my email address

Also, please check this blog every so often.  If I'm having issues getting results from a particular region, I'll let y'all know here.

Finally, there will be glitches!  Help by getting me corrections ASAP!  Even thought this is unofficial, we'd like it to be 100% accurate by the time kids check it one last time on Sunday morning.

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

To love and win is the best thing.
To love and lose, the next best.

via Aphorism4all

William Makepeace Thackeray

Friday, January 25, 2019

Quote of the Day

Push yourself again and again.  Don't give
an inch until the final buzzer sounds.

via Sports Illustrated

Larry Joe Bird

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Quote of the Day

When you've got something to prove, there's
nothing greater than a challenge.

via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Terry Paxton Bradshaw

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Just About That Time Again

5A & 6A State Meet Call-ups

Unless we get a volunteer to replace Scott, I'll be putting together the unofficial call-ups list this year.

Anyone interested?

To make it work, we need a coach to email region results - including prelims - as quickly as possible on Saturday, February 2nd.

More details on that later.

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4A State Meet

Look for another 4A Mythical State Champs meet again this year.  After Clark Wilson's passing last year, I went ahead and renamed it the Clark Wilson Invitational.

For those who didn't know him, Clark ran a coach-owned club program in Longview that produced numerous state qualifiers out of little schools you probably never heard of.  He was a larger-than-life figure and we mustn't forget the man.

Once the 5A state meet's wrapped up and the dust has settled, I'll go back through district, region, and state meet results and sort out the 4A kids and relays.

Last year's team standing post is here

Middle School Rankings

Please get the word out to middle school coaches to email me meet results so I can get this year's rankings done by the end of the school year.

Once completed, those will look similar to the TISCA All-State lists for high school.

It's never too early for those...hint, hint...

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

We cannot put off living until we are ready.

via Wikimedia Commons

José Ortega y Gasset

Sunday, January 06, 2019

Aggie Swim Camp

The Aggie Swim Camp at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas has opportunities available for two or more weeks May 26-June 19 for coaches from college, high school and club teams who are excited about the opportunity to learn and work with younger kids and an excellent staff.  The Camp is a very successful operation with over 600 campers over four multiple-day sessions.  In addition to assisting with camp as an assistant coach and camp counselor, you will also have the opportunity to spend time with successful collegiate coaches Jay Holmes, Steve Bultman, Tanica Jamison and Jason Calanog .  Free meals and housing are included, as well as a salary each week based on experience.  Applicants must be 19 years or older, have attended at least one year of college and have experience as a competitive swimmer and/or coach.  Current First Aid, CPR, and/or Lifeguard/Safety Training for Swim Coaches are helpful.  All staff must be willing to work a minimum of two weeks in an alcohol/drug free environment.  With our emphasis on stroke, start, and turn technique, this camp can make a great coaching clinic for any coach.  To apply for this great learning opportunity, please send your resume and a list of three or more references to Shannon Clark, Camp Director, at .
Session 1 - May 26 – 31  (Full week, Sunday through Friday)
Session 2 - June 2 – 7  (Full week, Sunday through Friday)
Session 3 - June 9 – 14  (Full week, Sunday through Friday)
Session 4 - June 16 – 19  (Half technique week, Sunday through Wednesday)

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.

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Scott Raymond Adams