Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Quote of the Day

I do not live for what the world thinks
of me, but for what I think of myself.

via Famous Authors

John Griffith "Jack" London

Monday, January 30, 2017

Quote of the Day

Life achieves its summit when it does to the
uttermost that which it was equipped to do.

via Counter-Currents Publishing

John Griffith "Jack" London

Sunday, January 29, 2017

2017 State Call-Ups

via Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center

What's the same:

For the third straight year, Scott's agreed to compile state meet call-ups.

Site he'll post on is Texas Swim Meet Results

Address to email results files is here

Ties are broken based on preliminary times.

Prompt and accurate submission of region results files is required for this to work!

What's different:

For each event, twenty-four (24) advance to this year's state meet.

For swimming events:

a) the top two (2) finishers in each of the eight (8) regions automatically advance, and

b) the next eight (8) fastest times from around the state advance as our "call-ups".

Each of the three (3) region diving medalists advances to the state meet.

Greater Southwest Pics

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Drama if I sing, drama if I
don't sing.  What do you do?

Montserrat Caballé

Friday, January 27, 2017

Quote of the Day

I'm not an actress who can
create a character.  I play me.

via Esquire

Mary Tyler Moore

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Quote of the Day

How terribly downright must
be the utterances of storms and
earthquakes to those accustomed
to the soft hypocrisies of society.

via The Atlantic

John Muir

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Quote of the Day

The sanity of society is the balance
of a thousand insanities.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Quote of the Day

Politics determine who has the
power, not who has the truth.

via billboard

Paul Robin Krugman

Monday, January 23, 2017

Quote of the Day

To leave a people to themselves, is generally
the best service their rulers can render.

via Alchetron

William Ellery Channing

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Rule Book Help

Hoping someone can tell me where in the NFHS Swim/Dive rule book it says:

"In championship meets held in counties
beginning with the letter "V", there
shall be at least two (2) acts of idiocy."

I know we're not having any trouble meeting that quota down here!


Swimmer "A" reports to 200 i.m. awards ceremony, but isn't recognized.

Since results posting is lagging, we finally notice a "DQ".  When I ask the meet officials why we (swimmer &/or coach) weren't informed of the disqualification, one said - with a straight face - "We don't do that."

Yes, I promptly lost my mind*.

When asked what planet he was on, official stuttered, stammered, and eventually concluded "This one."

I explained that I'd never been at a meet - high school, college, club, summer league - where an official didn't at least let a swimmer or coach know about an infraction.

When I asked that the meet committee be called, I got:

That likely meant that either a) no meet committee had been selected, or b) they didn't know what a meet committee was.

Surely it wasn't "b", right?  I mean, I remember being asked to be on one the last time I was at a meet there!

So, rather than call their "meet committee", they decided that - at least for the remainder of the meet - any disqualifications would be communicated to swimmers &/or coaches.

No, a thank you wasn't in order.  See the 12/11/16 quote by Addison here


This one's on the coaches...I mean sponsors.

Of the tiny number of divers in our district, we had a guy who'd started out at the bottom.  Our diving coach brought him along and he won our district championship by 20 points.

He was recognized as our district Diver of the Year.

Instead of selecting his coach as COTY, our sponsors instead gave that honor to the sponsor of the second place boy...who's still working on completing an eleven dive list...

*no cursing or yelling, just pointed questions & statements

Weakly Demotivator

Bringing back the weekly demotivators.

See what I done did there?

Y'all must think I'm just plain D-U-M dumb!

Quote of the Day

Adversity introduces a man to himself.

via StarTribune

Henry Louis "HL" Mencken

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Quote of the Day

If life gives you lemons, make
some kind of fruity juice.

via Pinterest

Conan Christopher O'Brien

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Quote of the Day

If you begin to think you're something you're
not, you're looking in the wrong mirror.

Eugene Andrew "Gene" Cernan

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Let's start it off with an oldie:

...didn't say it was a "goodie"...

Psych sheet for this week's Austin Arena Pro meet is here

More meet info, along with live stream, is here

Parking in Austin is always an adventure, right?  That info's here

via Despair

Wondering what the most-read posts on TEXAS SWIMMING were in 2016?

Why?  What's wrong with you?  Get a life!

Top Ten list below, in case you're bored out of your skull:

1. 2016 Call-Ups
2. USA Swimming to Hammer NITRO Coach
3. 2016 State Meet Call-Ups
5. Tyler ISD Update
6. 2016 UIL State Meet Results
7. Official Qualifiers Lists
8. High School Openings
9. Doping Rant
10. Jobs, "Music", & More

Can't say I didn't warn ya...

Eagle Swimming Association needs a head coach

Fort Hood Dolphins need an assistant coach

The Thousand Oaks Family YMCA needs an aquatics director

Cedar Park Swimming needs an assistant.  Resume & references to swimcps@gmail.com

Los Fresnos HS needs a head coach.  Contact Patrick Brown

Aggie Swim Camp needs assistant coaches.  Contact Shannon Clark

Athlete and Coach applications for the 2017 USA Swimming Diversity Select Camp are here

Listen to a podcast featuring Magnolia's Terry Jones here

Quote of the Day

Leadership is the willingness to put oneself at risk.

via The Center for Rural Development

John Calvin Maxwell

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Quote of the Day

I'm against picketing, but I
don't know how to show it.
Mitchell Lee "Mitch" Hedberg

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Quote of the Day

A true soldier fights not because he
hates what is in front of him, but
because he loves what is behind him.

Gilbert Keith "G.K." Chesterton