Sunday, January 26, 2020


T. Boone Pickens YMCA aquatics & sports director

Great Hills Aquatic Rush assistant coach

City of Oak Ridge North aquatics & community programming coordinator

The Dominion Country Club swim team coach & pool manager

Jordan HS head swim - Lance Carter 281-396-6000

VillaSport competitive swim coach

Lost Creek Aquatics swim coach

Shalom Austin masters swim coach

Lake Belton HS head swim coach - Kimberly Davies

Rock Hill HS head swim/water polo

Mid Cities Arlington Swimming assistant coach - Brian Dangelmaier

It's That Time of Year

We're at Don Cook Nat again this year.  I don't anticipate being home much earlier than 8:00 p.m.

If there's a volunteer who'd like to do call-ups this
year, please have at it!  Just send me a link to where
you're going to post them and I'll share it here.  If
you're not sure how it's done, send me an email
and I'll let you know about the ins and outs.

If there aren't volunteers (and there's still a need for the service), I'll work on call-ups and post them here.  If that's the case, please send me results.  I can get on Meet Mobile, but there are occasional issues and an official result helps keep my errors to a minimum.

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 though this is unofficial, we'd like it to be 100% accurate by the time kids check it one last time on Sunday morning.

Good luck to everyone in their region meets!

Once the dust settles on the Texas high school swimming season, I'll be putting together two (2) sets of rankings.

The first will be the 3rd Annual Clark Wilson Invitational, a.k.a. Mythical 4A State Champs.  For those who don't know, Clark was a larger-than-life figure in East Texas swimming.  As a club coach, he enabled kids from tiny towns with no swim programs to represent their schools in UIL swimming.  Clark died suddenly in the spring of 2018.  We miss him greatly.

I'll do another middle school ranking this spring.  Since school districts run their middle school seasons at different times of the year, that won't come out until late in the school year.  Please let anyone know who has middle school swimming programs that I'll be needing results!

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

A man who has not passed through the inferno
of his passions has never overcome them.

Carl Gustav Jung

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Ray Thibault

It's tough to estimate how many swimmers competed in meets officiated by Ray Thibault.

Tens of thousands?  Hundreds of thousands?

Sadly, Ray passed away earlier this month.

Read the obituary and watch tribute video here

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

There is nothing in a caterpillar that
tells you it's going to be a butterfly.

Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller

Monday, January 06, 2020


Aggie Swim Camp Assistants:

The Aggie Swim Camp at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas has opportunities available for two or more weeks May 24-June 17 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 .

Training on Saturday, May 23rd and Sunday, May 24th
Session 1 - May 24 – May 27  (Half technique week, Sunday through Wednesday)
Session 2 – May 31 – June 5  (Full week, Sunday through Friday)
Session 3 - June 7 – 12  (Full week, Sunday through Friday)
Session 4 - June 14 – 17  (Half technique week, Sunday through Wednesday)


City of Garland swim program supervisor

Cedar Park Typhoons summer league head coach

Fair Oaks Ranch swim coach

Harris County Precinct 1 swim coach

VillaSport masters swim coach

Rock Hill HS head swimming coach

Energy Core Swimming assistant coach

Blue Legend Swim School assistant coach

City of Cedar Hill assistant pool manager & swim team head coach

British International School assistant athletic director/swim coach

Quote of the Day

It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

Leonardo da Vinci