Thursday, February 23, 2017

Quote of the Day

The integrity that lives only on
opinion would starve without it.

via Quotes Gram

Charles Caleb Colton


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Big XII Championships

Quote of the Day

Imagination might be scarier
than reality...but not by much.

James Siegel


Monday, February 20, 2017

Quote of the Day

The best revenge is to be unlike
him who performed the injury.

via Pinterest

Marcus Aurelius


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Insincerity is always weakness;
sincerity even in error is strength.

via Alchetron

George Henry Lewes


Saturday, February 18, 2017

More Jobs

Boyd HS (McKinney) needs a head coach.  Contact Doyle Drake at 469-302-3493

Sugar Creek Gators (Sugar Land) need a summer team coach.  Contact Rod Seeley

Sharks (Houston) need an assistant coach

Lake Houston Family YMCA needs a youth development director - aquatics

Miramont Country Club (Bryan) needs a pool manager

Moody Family YMCA (Dallas) needs an assistant coach

The City of Bellaire needs a head coach

Oak Cliff YMCA (Dallas) needs a sports & aquatics coordinator

North Texas Nadadores need a senior coach/communications coordinator

Fort Hood Dolphins need a head coach


Quote of the Day

There's evil in the world, all right.  Being aware
of it makes you a realist, not a paranoid.

via SFFaudio

Dean Ray Koontz


Friday, February 17, 2017

College Conference Meets

Head over to College Swimming for conference meet results!


UIL State Meet

Quote of the Day

You must not fight too often with one enemy,
or you will teach him all your tricks of war.

via Paper Masters

Napoleon Bonaparte


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Last Weekend

Kari's 6'10":

Leon's 7'7":


Quote of the Day

Deep in the man sits fast his fate,
To mould his fortunes, mean or great.

via Poets

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Sunday, February 12, 2017

More Jobs

D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA needs a youth development director - aquatics

The City of Pearland needs an aquatic supervisor

Coppell YMCA needs a swim coach

Stonebriar Country Club (Frisco) needs a swim coach

The Cypress Cyclones need both a head coach and an assistant coach

Bridgeland HS (Cy-Fair ISD) needs a swim coach

YMCA of the Highland Lakes needs a swim coach/aquatics coordinator

The City of Rockwall needs a pool manager

Northside ISD needs swim coaches


Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Don't ever take down a fence until
you know why it was put up.

via Off the Shelf

Robert Lee Frost


Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Quote of the Day

With happiness as with health;  to enjoy it,
one should be deprived of it occasionally.

via Comic Vine

Jules Gabriel Verne


Monday, February 06, 2017

Quote of the Day (Thanks, MH!)

You can't stop at every dog that barks
or you'll never get the mail delivered.

via Missouri Sports HOF

Forrest Clare "Phog" Allen


Sunday, February 05, 2017

Another great job...

...on call-ups by Scott Scofield!

View unofficial state meet qualifier lists (both automatic & call-up) here


Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Heaven is under our feet
as well as over our heads.

Henry David Thoreau


Saturday, February 04, 2017


via Pinterest

1) A few years ago, folks in Austin pressured TISCA to stop posting state meet call-ups.  TISCA failed to stand up for swimmers & coaches, so it became a job for us "rebels".

I took a couple of turns at the wheel before homelessness (AT-style) and a return to the pool deck made it impossible to continue.  Luckily, we have another swim nerd who agreed to take on the job.

This will be Scott Scofield's third year on Call-Up duty.  Please let him know how much we appreciate his work.

Coaches, please email your results files to Scott ASAP!

He'll post his lists here

via mySA

2) Coaches & Sponsors - When choosing your Region COTY, please avoid the "voting block" mentality some multi-school districts push.  It's your vote, not your school district's.

Also, maybe you should cast your ballot for the coach who did the most with his/her program.  Sometimes that's the guy/gal whose team destroyed the competition.  Other times, it's a coach whose squad overachieved, but still ended up back in the pack.

Don't tell me I'm "throwing away my vote" when I select someone who's done the best coaching job and not the sponsor who filled out the bus request and ordered the Whataburgers...

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Quote of the Day

It is nice to have valid competition;
it pushes you to do better.

Gianni Versace


Friday, February 03, 2017

Quote of the Day

Pursuit and possession are
accompanied by states of
consciousness so wide apart
that they can never be united.

via SurfSimply

John Griffith "Jack" London


Thursday, February 02, 2017

Maybe this is why...

...nobody in Pennsylvania would give us a hitch...


2017 HS District Results

Quote of the Day

Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show
you a man with an interesting past.

via Jack London Park

John Griffith "Jack" London


Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Quote of the Day

As one grows weaker one is less
susceptible to suffering.  There is
less hurt because there is less to hurt.

via Wikimedia Commons

John Griffith "Jack" London


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.



Spring Woods HS needs a head coach.  Contact Emma Knowles

FLEET needs assistant coaches.  Contact Jim Bocci

The City of Bay City needs an aquatics/recreation specialist

The City of Lewisville needs a swim coach and an assistant aquatics supervisor

San Antonio Wave needs assistant coaches.  Contact Jason Schmeltzer

River Place Country Club (Austin) needs a head coach

Hackberry Creek Country Club (Irving) needs a head coach

The City of Bay City needs an aquatics/recreation specialist

City of Kyle Barracudas needs a swim coach

The City of Killeen needs an aquatics supervisor

The City of New Braunfels needs an aquatic specialist

The City of Houston needs aquatics supervisors

The City of Bay City needs an aquatics/recreation specialist

Dyess Air Force Base (Abilene) needs a pool manager

The City of El Paso needs an aquatics supervisor

Sienna Plantation needs a recreation coordinator for athletics & aquatics

The City of Abilene needs an aquatics supervisor

The City of Bay City needs an aquatics/recreation specialist

McKinney Boyd HS needs an assistant coach.  Contact Doyle Drake at 469-302-3493

The Birnamwood Blue Marlins (Spring) need an assistant

Note:  Students looking for lifeguard & swim instructor jobs will find quite a few at indeed


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

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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

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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


Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Borrowed from...

Quote of the Day

Thankfully, persistence is a
great substitute for talent.

via The Wall Street Journal

Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin


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