Sunday, December 10, 2017


Stony Point HS needs a head coach.  Contact Craig Chessher at 512-428-7200

The City of Cedar Hill needs a summer team coach

The City of El Paso needs an aquatics supervisor

The Aaron Family JCC (Dallas) needs an assistant aquatics director

The City of New Braunfels needs an aquatics coordinator

Junior Nationals Results

via Swimming World

Outstanding swims from our young Texans in Western Juniors.  Results here

Top Texas women's team was Magnolia Aquatic Club (2nd), while North Texas Nadadores' men were 3rd.

Eastern results are here

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

The thermometer of success is merely
the jealousy of the malcontents.

Salvador Domènec Felip Jacint Dalí i Domènech,
Marquis de Púbol, a.k.a. Salvador Dali

Monday, December 04, 2017


We used to remind kids to avoid getting in a vehicle with someone looking for a lost kitten/puppy or offering free candy.

Now we need to tell them to steer clear of politicians, media types, and entertainment folks?

Art Adamson Invite

Texas Invite

USA Swimming Winter Nationals

via Alabama Entertainment

Congratulations to former FCST head coach Allison Beebe on being selected as head women's coach for Team USA's 2018 Junior Pan Pac squad.  Read more here

In case you missed the 2017 Golden Goggles awards, here's a very short highlight video:

USA Swimming YouTube playlist is here

A few job openings:

The City of Corpus Christi needs a recreation coordinator

The YMCA of Metro Dallas needs an aquatics coordinator

The Waxahachie YMCA needs an assistant swim coach

The J.E.R. Chilton YMCA (Rockwall) needs a swim coach

The T. Boone Pickens YMCA (Dallas) needs a swim coach

Quote of the Day (Naughty Word Warning!)

Edited 12/7/17:

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Belushi & Cocker

Really loved this one:


The City of West University Place needs an aquatics coordinator

Both LBJ HS & Ann Richards HS need head coaches.  Contact Inez Perez

The Benbrook Community Center YMCA needs an aquatics program coordinator

The Houston Texans Y needs a youth development director - sports & aquatics

The MD Anderson Family Y needs a youth development director - sports & aquatics

Quote of the Day

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

via tripadvisor


Friday, November 17, 2017

Quote of the Day

Liberals like me love America.  We
just love America in a different way.

Alan Stuart "Al" Franken

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Quote of the Day

Be true to your work, your
word, and your friend.

Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Latest Openings

The Amon Carter Jr. Downtown YMCA (Ft. Worth) needs a sports & aquatics director

The Thelma Ley Anderson YMCA (Houston) needs a youth development director - sports & aquatics

The Katy Main Street Family YMCA needs a youth development director - aquatics

Fiesta Texas (San Antonio) needs an aquatics supervisor

The Jewish Community Center (Dallas) needs an assistant aquatics director

The Texas Tritons Swim Club (Houston) needs an assistant coach

TYR Pro Swim Series*

• Jan. 11-14, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Austin
• March 1-4, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Atlanta
• April 12-15, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Mesa
• May 17-20, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Indianapolis
• June 7-10, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara
• July 6-8, 2018: TYR Pro Swim Series at Columbus

*Formerly the Arena Pro Swim Series

Quote of the Day

The people I distrust the most are those
who want to improve our lives but
have only one course of action.

Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr.

Monday, November 06, 2017

Quote of the Day

Without change, something sleeps inside us, and
seldom awakens.  The sleeper must awaken.

via Medium

Frank Patrick Herbert, Jr.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017


via The Briar Club

Gateway College Prep needs a swim coach

The Briar Club needs an aquatics coordinator

Texas Tech needs an assistant director - aquatics

Quote of the Day

A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A.,
M.D., or Ph.D.  Unfortunately,
they don't have a J.O.B.

via Rolling Stone

Antoine Dominique "Fats" Domino, Jr.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Quote of the Day

Unlike a lot of people, I don't need
the affirmation or anything.

via WOMC

Robert Clark "Bob" Seger

Monday, October 23, 2017


Coppell YMCA needs an assistant coach

The YMCA of Austin (Hays branch) needs an aquatics coordinator

Sienna Plantation Aquatics needs an assistant coach

Klein Forest HS needs a head coach.  Contact Ajani Sanders at 832-484-4701

Quote of the Day

Be yourself, but always your better self.
via John Pratt
Karl Gottfried Maeser

Monday, October 09, 2017

Quote of the Day

All the world's a stage and most of
us are desperately unrehearsed.

via The Irish Times

Sean O'Casey

Friday, October 06, 2017

Quote of the Day

Broadly speaking, the short words are
the best, and the old words best of all.

via Reddit

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Tom Petty

I hope nobody took today's quote the wrong way.  He was one of my favorites.  Love his music, sense of humor, and candor.  One of a kind:

Pretty good for:

a) a roadie named Bart, or
b) Elroy Kleinschmidt, a.k.a. Lucky

Quote of the Day

I'm barely prolific and incredibly lazy.

via American Profile

Thomas Earl "Tom" Petty

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Quote of the Day

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than
sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

via billboard

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Three More Openings

The City of Pearland needs an aquatics supervisor

The City of Copperas Cove needs an aquatics specialist

St. Pius X HS (Houston) needs a head coach.  Contact Erin Van Wassenhove

Quote of the Day

I fought Sugar Ray so often, I almost got diabetes.

via The Fight City

Giacobbe "Jake" La Motta,
a.k.a. The Raging Bull

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Takes a while to load, but wait for it.  Check out Abandoned States

Before/After pics of various resorts, including several pools.  Sad stuff.

Nitro's Sean Grieshop finished atop USA Swimming's Scholastic All-America List

Thanks to all who responded to Harvey Help for DJA.  DJA's home sustained tens of thousands of dollars in damage due to Harvey.  Flood insurance?  No, and I doubt anyone in his neighborhood had any, either.  First time they've ever even come close to flooding.  Efforts to help him start on the recovery effort are nearly halfway to their goal.  Please help here

Dates/Sites for 2018 USA Swimming Championships:

Open Water (May 11-13)

Tempe, Arizona

Summer Nationals (July 25-29)

Irvine, California

Summer Junior Nationals (July 31-August 4)

Irvine, California

Futures (August 2-5)

Central - Rochester, Minnesota
South - Cary, North Carolina
West - Santa Clara, California
North - Richmond, Virginia

Winter Nationals (November 28-December 1)

Greensboro, North Carolina

Winter Junior Nationals (December 5-8)

East - Greensboro, North Carolina
West - Austin, Texas

Early Season Results

CSCAA Open Water Championships

Women's Team

1. Kansas
2. Rice
3. Missouri

Men's Team

1. Missouri
2. Carson-Newmann
3. George Washington

Arkansas 149 - Southern Methodist 83 (W)