Friday, February 23, 2018

Klein Forest

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

2018 District 14-6A Boys Results

2018 District 14-6A Girls Results

Hogan & Woessner Out

USA Swimming pushed out two bigwigs yesterday.  Read their letters:

In what is one of the more unusual portions of any resignation letter, Susan beats Sean to the punch with this:

...I engaged in kissing on a single occasion with then-coach Sean Hutchison.  I have never had sex with Sean Hutchison.

We're all thankful she got that out there before he did, right?

All kidding aside, it's a shame it's come to this for USA Swimming.  We're an organization with tremendous people.  It only took a handful to make us look like idiots.

Read more here

Quote of the Day

Courage is contagious.  When a brave man takes
a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.

via abcNEWS

William Franklin "Billy" Graham, Jr.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Ritter Podcast

This week's show features former TISCA/NISCA president DJA.

Listen here

Also, check out one of the sponsor's groovy products:

Swimnerd Pace Clock

Quote of the Day

I am not a 'yes' person.  No matter who you are
married to, you still need to lead your life.

via eltiempo

Melanija Knavs, a.k.a. Melania Trump

Monday, February 19, 2018

Job Opportunities

Spring Grand Oaks HS needs a head coach.  Contact Mike Jackson

Ridge Point HS needs an assistant coach.  Contact Brett Sniffin at 281-327-5247

The City of Rowlett needs an athletics/aquatics supervisor

via Centenary

Just across the border:  Centenary College needs an aquatics coordinator/assistant coach

Williamsburg Settlement needs an assistant summer team coach

The City of Grand Prairie needs an athletic & aquatics supervisor

Santa Rita Ranch needs a pool manager

Richardson YMCA needs a swim coach

Lakewest YMCA needs an aquatics coordinator

Quote of the Day

The more you adapt, the more interesting you are.

via The Art of

Martha Helen Stewart

Sunday, February 18, 2018


via Twitter
2018 state meet results:



Help!  Back in the 90's, I used to put together a 4A mythical state meet.  Kind of like Swimming World's mythical national meet.  Planning to do it again.  I'll need meet result files from 5A district, region, and state meets to make this happen.  I'll start working on it once a few results come rolling in.

Also, I'd like to do something similar for middle school/junior high.  There are several big middle school meets around the state each year.  If I can get those meet files, I might be able to put that together as well.

via Swimming World

SEC's conclude today.  Real time results are here

Registration for the 2018 TISCA Clinic is already open here

ASCA Fellows 2018:  Call for Applications

Info/registration for 2018 Cap 2k is here

Weakly Demotivator

via PrintMePoster

Quote of the Day

In our age there is no such thing as "keeping out
of politics."  All issues are political issues, and
politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions,
folly, hatred, and schizophrenia.

via Literary Hub

Eric Arthur Blair, a.k.a. George Orwell

Sunday, February 11, 2018

For the Outdoor Divers?

via Overstock

The Salesman:

Note:  Only a matter of time before SwimScam pulls down old articles/videos featuring Hutchison.  Might want to - holding nose/biting lip - pay them a visit here

The Athlete:
via International Business Times
He said:

“At no time did I ever abuse Ariana Kukors or do anything with her that was not consensual,” the statement said. “I absolutely deny having any sexual or romantic relationship with her before she was old enough to legally make those decisions for herself. Prior to that time, I did nothing to ‘groom’ her.”

“Her younger sister also lived with us for several months and her mother was a regular visitor to our home,” the statement added. “I deeply regret that she would make these wild allegations all these years later.”

She said:  My Story

Believe HER

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

While it is true that you learn with age, the
down side is that what you learn is often
what a damn fool you were before.

via Encounter Books

Thomas Sowell

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Six Jobs

Heart of Texas Aquatics needs a head coach.  Contact Tony George

McDonald Southeast YMCA needs a sports & aquatics director

The YMCA of Midland needs an aquatics director

Leander HS needs an assistant coach.  Contact Timothy Smith at 512-570-1040 or Kimberly Davies

WTS International needs an aquatics director

The City of New Braunfels needs an aquatics supervisor

Budapest Videos

Race videos from 2017 World Champs


If you're planning to attend the NISCA Conference & NCAA Men's D-I meet in Minneapolis, get a move on!

Schedule is here

Register here

At Saturday's awards banquet, long-time Texas high school coach Dana Abbott (Katy HS & Pope/Saint John XXIII HS) will be honored.

Be there, or be regular quadrilateral. 

Quote of the Day

The more concerned we become over the
things we can't control, the less we will
do with the things we can control.

via For the Win

John Robert Wooden

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Region Meets

First, in case you haven't seen them, unofficial call-up lists are on Scott Scofield's blog:



This is the third straight year Scott has done this for our swimmers, coaches, and fans.  Also helping out was Paul Hodges.  Thanks, guys!

Now, let's share some of the more unusual things seen at this year's region meets.

Want me to go first?  Okay, here's a start:

1.  We had officials standing side-by-side to do relay take-off judging.  Even if neither noticed what their neighbor had noted on his/her heat sheet, it's NOT how dual confirmation is supposed to be done.  No matter how trusted an officiating crew is, the appearance just isn't good!

2.  Our prelim 500 free bell-ringer had some trouble getting a good ring out of the bell.  While hundreds looked on in amazement, this official held the bell upside down, shook it vigorously, and just couldn't manage to get much of a ring out of it.  This went on, heat after heat.  If only we'd gotten some sort of chant going to help out..."Turn it over!  Turn it over!"

3.  A young man was "counting" for lane 7 swimmer in a consolation final heat of the 500 free.  Had his Beats on and was really enjoying himself...until the coach realized his count was off by a couple of lengths.  Coach was less than ten (10) feet away, hollering at the guy counting.  Zero response.  Kid just continued to stare off in to space.  Finally, coach hopped up on bulkhead, went over to counter, ripped off headphones, and gave the stunned kid hell.  Couldn't help myself...said out loud "You're fired!"

4.  Our boy divers were 1st & 4th in region, but our dive coach forgot to register with TISCA this year.  As a result, I was recognized as boy diving COTY for saying "Divers, go dive" each afternoon.

5.  We had a couple of schools qualify relays for consolation finals that no-showed Saturday.  Danged sponsors..

6.  There was a tie for 4th in the 50 free.  Thinking it could impact call-ups, they had a swim-off after the 400 free relay.  Complete waste of time & energy.  UIL rules state that ties are broken by prelim times.  They didn't tie in prelims, so swim-off wasn't necessary.

If anyone has some video of our bell-ringer or lap counter, please post!

Anyone care to share unusual events from their region meets?

Quote of the Day

Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.

via NFL

George Stanley Halas

Friday, February 02, 2018

2018 Call-Ups

via pxhere

Once again, the UIL asked TISCA not to post call-ups.

Just takes a little twist of the nose ring and our coaches' association toes the line...

Scott's got it covered again this year.

Please help him out by emailing complete (prelims & finals) meet result files from your region meet.

Send them to Scott's email

View call-ups on Scott's site

Quote of the Day

I feel sorry for those who live without competition...
fat, dumb, and unhappy in cradle-to-grave security.

Donald Mcintosh "Don" Kendall

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Kate + R.E.M. = Shiny Happy People

Mid-Cities Arlington Swimming

Age Group Coach

Mid-Cities Arlington Swimming (MARS)

Position Summary

  • Previous experience working with children in an instructional and/or athletic setting
  • USA Swimming Coach Certification
  • Current CPR and first Aid Certification
  • Enthusiasm for swimming activities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Mentally and physically fit
  • Nineteen years of age or older
  • Previous experience working with children
  • Emphasize the development of sound technical fundamentals in the four competitive strokes and implement the training process in order for swimmers to develop their full potential.
  • Uphold and adhere to safety rules.
  • Maintain an accurate and current roster.
  • Enthusiastically promote the activities of the swim club.
  • Communicate with swimmers, parents, and other USAS staff in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Keep abreast of innovative practices.
  • Be adaptable and flexible in acceptance of changes in techniques and procedures.
  • Attend all required meetings.
  • Assist in maintaining USAS records for dues, meet entry, and travel.
  • Preparation of a weekly informational e-mail to your groups.
  • Keep abreast of innovative practices.
  • Be adaptable and flexible in acceptance of changes in techniques and procedures.
  • Attend all required meetings.
  • Participate in mandatory continuing education/in-service as required by State law.
  • Perform safety checks of the facility and equipment as directed.
  • Maintain a professional level of confidentiality regarding all team matters.
  • Support the goals and objectives of the team and follow team policies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Please send resume to Brian Dangelmaier, Program Director

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General Information:  PT, 8-15 hours per week at one or more of our 4 locations.

MARS is a coach-owned team with 4 locations and approx 500 swimmers.


Part-time, Non-exempt, Regular, start date - ASAP

Quote of the Day

Absolutely, in fact, climate change is directly
related to the growth of terrorism.

Bernard "Bernie" Sanders

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

2,189.2 - Take a Hike?

A favorite short video I watched before our thru-hike:

A trailer for the feature film (not sure it's ever been made):

A Couple for the Water Fowl-ers

Via Finger Lakes 1 (click for enlargificationing):

Quote of the Day

Never forget a friend...and never forget an enemy.

via Pinterest

Donald Stewart "Don" Cherry

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018

No More F-Bombs


The WD Ley Family YMCA needs a youth development director - sports & aquatics

The Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA needs a sports & aquatics director

Bellaire HS needs an assistant coach.  Contact Kris Wingenroth at 713-302-6784

Anderson HS needs a head coach.  Contact Juli Zamora

The Austin JCC needs a head coach

The Coppell Family YMCA needs an aquatics coordinator

The City of Leander needs an aquatics coordinator

The City of Austin needs both an aquatic recreation programs coordinator and an aquatic recreation programs specialist

Quote of the Day

For neither good nor evil can last forever;
and so it follows that as evil has lasted a
long time, good must now be close at hand.

via Wikimedia Commons

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Scott's Back for 2018 Call-Ups!

Scott Scofield will handle 2018 state meet call-ups again!  Make sure y'all let him know how much we appreciate the job he does for our athletes, coaches, and fans.

Email your complete region meet files to Scott here

He'll post call-ups on his site here

Little Retiring

Long-time Friendswood HS coach John Little is retiring.

Guess he'll have more time to ride The Liberator.

via Houston Chronicle
Little managed to build a state powerhouse with limited outdoor pool time.

The program finally moved indoors with the opening of the FISD Natatorium in 2010.


To apply for the FHS head coach/natatorium manager position, click here.  Deadline is March 23.

Quote of the Day

I'm always leery of someone who tells me how
hard they work.  Hard workers just work hard
and let their results speak for themselves.

via Justin Steele Photography

Luigi "Geno" Auriemma

Sunday, January 21, 2018

2018 State Meet Call-Ups (Edited 1/25/18)

Great news!  See update on 2018 call-ups here

2013 & 2014 state meet call-ups were posted on this site.

Scott Scofield took over for us in '15, '16, & '17.

Neither of us can do it this time around.

Wouldn't it be nice if TISCA would go back to taking care of this?

Since it's likely they won't, does anyone out there want to give it a shot this year?

It's a tough job, requiring great communication, speed, and accuracy.

  • Complete meet result files from each region (in both classifications) must be gathered.
  • For swimming events, the top two (2) finishers in each event automatically advance.
  • The next eight (8) fastest times in each event advance as call-ups.
  • Prelim times are used to break any ties.
  • For diving, the top three (3) finishers automatically advance.

Let me know ASAP if you're able to take this project on for our athletes, coaches, and fans.



Still More Opportunities

The City of Bryan needs a swim coach

White Rock YMCA needs an aquatics coordinator

Anderson Mill needs an aquatic supervisor

The City of College Station needs both a head coach and an assistant coach

See jobs posted last week by clicking on the "Jobs" label below.

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

There are going to be days when you
think you've got no more to give, and
then, you're going to give plenty more.

via Pinterest

Paul William "Bear" Bryant

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

More Jobs

Aggie Swim Camp needs assistant coaches.  Contact Shannon Clark

LifeTime (San Antonio) needs a head coach

The City of Cedar Hill needs a head coach

Woodland Hills Wahoos need a head coach

Texas Ford Aquatics needs a learn to swim coach

The City of New Braunfels needs both an aquatics coordinator and an assistant aquatics coordinator

Lost Creek Country Club needs both a head coach and an assistant coach

Villasport needs an assistant coach

The Briar Club needs both an aquatics coordinator and a head coach

Clear Brook HS needs a head coach

Lakewest YMCA needs an assistant coach

Texas Terrapins needs an assistant coach

Jim Montgomery Swim School needs an instructor/coach

Oaks of Atascocita Olympians needs a head coach & assistant coaches

Quote of the Day

Experience is a truer guide than the words of others.

via The Telegraph

Leonardo da Vinci

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Quote of the Day

If you are out to describe the truth,
leave elegance to the tailor.

via Science Vibe

Albert Einstein

Friday, January 12, 2018

Austin TYR Pro

Real time results here

Quote of the Day

My imagination makes me human and makes me a
fool;  it give me all the world and exiles me from it.

via Romantic Circles

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Quote of the Day

The older I get, the more I realize that arguing
on the basis of facts and logic only gets you
labeled as someone who is out of step with
the times, if not lacking in compassion.

via Fausto

Thomas Sowell

Friday, December 29, 2017

Quote of the Day

We learn about life not from the pluses
alone, but from the minuses as well.

via the guardian

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov