Sunday, December 05, 2010

Odds & Ends

If it's a big meet, chances are good Sam Kendricks will be the announcer. He's professional, knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor. The crowd wasn't responding the way he'd wanted in Austin:

"Don't make me come up there!"

I work with a great young coach who also has a great sense of humor. Carlos Salazar watching a freestyler:

"He's breathing every four because he can't count to three."

Some other things I've heard and/or said on deck:

"Okay freshmen, get your snorkels on. We're gonna do some backstroke."

"Go out as fast as you can, and then negative split it."

"You looked like you were shot out of a gun on that first fifty! Too bad it looked like you were shot by the gun on the last fifty."

"It's a no-breather, so you get two breaths - one before you start and another after you finish."

"Swing, step, and go. It's as easy as 1-2-4."

"That was really using your head - to finish."


Lion King said...

OK, everyone, line up in a circle (or circle up in a straight line).

I want you to line up alphabetically by height.

He can breathe on both sides, a bilateral breather, you know, amphibious.

We're gonna have a 2-hour practice, from 3 to 6.

OK, all youse freshmen, I want youse to bob 3 1/2 times.

You freshmen make sure you fill out those equipment request forms with your suit size, warmup size, and swim cap size.

Hey, freshman, you've got your fins on the wrong feet.

Button said...

if yer gonna go ten apart, let's make it seconds, not minutes...

Deer Slayer said...

Go under water until I tell you to come up.

Did you know when they built this pool, they used scented tile for the line down the middle, go see if you can tell me what flavor they used for this lane.

Half slow half fast, not half slow half assed.

Button said...

Y'all goin' to the movies? Quit standin' around pickin' yer seats!

Work has always amazed him. He could stand around and watch it all day...