Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Men's NCAA D-I

Meet starts tonight.  Real time results here


Water Pollo

Quote of the Day

The language of Friendship
is not words, but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

2017 All State

Check the TISCA All State lists here.  Get any corrections in ASAP, as they'll become official April 1st!

Quote of the Day

I grew up thinking art was pictures
until I got into music and found I
was an artist and didn't paint.

Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Andy Ringgold TAGS Photos

I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith.

2 Timothy 4:7

Trey Dickey, COR

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Man's capacity for justice makes
democracy possible;  but man's inclination
to injustice makes democracy necessary.

via Political Theology

Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr


Friday, March 17, 2017

Another All-in-One Post

Two more days of D-I Women's NCAA's.  Real time results here

Stanford gals rewriting record books and way out in front for team title.  Texas currently 3rd, A&M 5th.

via Texas Sports

Scoggin-coached Alison "Big Al" Gibson took 1 meter title for the Horns.

Two more days of NCSA Junior Nationals as well.  Results page is here.  Live video here.

Houston Swim Club women currently 13th.  Aggie Swim Club's Julia Cook won the 100 free in :48.91.

NCAA D-III meet going on at the Conroe ISD Natatorium.  Real time results hereTrinity women currently 24th.

Those Founding Fathers couldn't have imagined we'd have legislators who'd make "government" a career.

How could they have known the average life expectancy would increase by a quarter century (and that sheeple would keep re-electing these fools)?

Since our "representatives" don't have the self-discipline to step aside on their own, it's time for a term limit amendment.

Congress passed the Twenty-second Amendment, limiting presidents to two terms, seventy years ago.

Here's one idear for a 28th Amendment

Thousand Oaks Family YMCA needs an assistant coach

The City of Hurst needs a pool manager

The YMCA of Tyler needs a sports & aquatics director

Coppell HS needs an assistant coach.  Contact Joe McBride at 214-496-7058

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Quote of the Day

When eagles are silent, parrots begin to chatter.

Sir Winston Churchill


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Social control is best managed through fear.

vit The New York Times

John Michael Crichton


Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Past, Present, & Future

While wasting your time here, why not enjoy Junior Brown's Greatest HitsEdited 3/9/17, 12:35 p.m. (lousy sound on previous embed):

Past - A few things you may have missed:

The American Short Course Championships were moved to San Antonio after the UT Swim Center sprunged a danged leak.  Story here

The discovery that chlorinated water is leaking into Waller Creek has prompted the University of Texas to close the main race pool at its Jamail Texas Swimming Center, officials announced Thursday.

Meet results here

Lone Star Cup standings (as of 1/17/17) are here

via obvious plant

Glad we didn't see that before the hike...

Shocker!!  Indian River won both men's and women's NJCAA's!!!!  Results here

Gulf Swimming logo was redesigned recently:

Present - Happening now and/or this weekend:

M/W NCAA D-II real time results are here

TAGS starts tomorrow.  Projected timeline is here.  Psych sheet is here

Great piece on reducing drag via The Race Club is here.  Thanks for the heads up, DJA!

Frontal drag is the number one enemy of the swimmer. Swimming is arguably the most technique sensitive sport on the planet. With water being some 800 times denser than air, the frontal drag forces that slow swimmers down come into play at much slower speeds than all other sports on land. For that reason, in order to become fast, we must learn how to reduce frontal drag as much as possible.

Current job postings include:

Glenn HS & Cedar Park HS (Leander ISD) need head coaches.  Contact Kimberly Davies

Timber Creek HS (Keller ISD) needs a head coach.  Contact Bob Dejonge

Clear Creek ISD has several head/assistant coach openings.  Contact Debbie Fuchs

The City of McKinney needs a pool manager

Longhorn Aquatics needs an assistant coach

Anderson HS (Austin ISD) needs a head coach.  Contact Jeff Rhoads at 512-414-7958

Dallas Country Club has several head/assistant coach openings

The YMCA of North Austin needs an aquatics director

UT needs a Flex Seal technician

Swim Streamline at Northampton (SSAN) needs assistant coaches.  Contact Laura Koch Davis

Future - A little ways on down the road:

Psych sheet for Men's NCAA D-I meet is here

Women's psych sheet is here

Registration info for the April 30 ASA Cap 2k is here

Donate to the UT Men's Swimming & Diving Legacy Fund here

The first $25,000 raised in this group endowment will formally establish The University of Texas Men’s Swimming & Diving Legacy Fund. A $100,000 scholarship will be named in honor of Kris Kubik once the fund reaches $125,000. Additional monies raised will be used to create endowments in increments of $100,000.

Hall of Fame Legends Dinner is April 7th.  Info here

You're Invited to The Legends Dinner Honoring the 2017 Class of Inductees:

Kenny Armstrong, Ian Crocker, Jim Henry, Aaron Peirsol, Dee Hollar (Lifetime Achievement)
City of Midland (Wally Pryor Distinguished Team Award)

ASCA Legends of Texas clinic (March 31 - April 2) will be held at TCU.  Info here

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Quote of the Day

The law was made for one thing alone, for the
exploitation of those who don't understand it.

via Pinterest

Eugen Bertolt Friedrich Brecht


Sunday, March 05, 2017

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Cynicism is an unpleasant
way of saying the truth.

Lillian Florence "Lilly" Hellman


Saturday, March 04, 2017

Quote of the Day

I prefer being wrong in my own way
to being right in someone else's.

via Pinterest

Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Quote of the Day

Without a gentle contempt for education,
no gentleman's education is complete.

Gilbert Keith "G.K." Chesterton


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

They always say time changes things, but
you actually have to change them yourself.

via Pinterest

Andy Warhol


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Latest Employment News

Barton Creek Resort needs an assistant coach

Thousand Oaks Family YMCA (San Antonio) needs a swim coach

The YMCA of Austin needs a youth and aquatics director

The City of Friendswood needs a pool manager

via Woodlands Online

This week, Tim Bauer (The Woodlands Swim Team) resigned his position as head coach.  Hope he'll stay in the Gulf and get right back to coachin em up sometime real soon!

Finally, Ashley Knapp (Timber Creek HS in Keller ISD) posted on Facebook that she will not be returning as head coach next year.


Quote of the Day

It seems to me that we look at Nature
too much, and live with her too little.

via Please Kill Me

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde


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