Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Quote of the Day

Frankly, I'm fed up with politicians in Washington
lecturing the rest of us about family values.  Our
families have values, but our government doesn't.

via Breitbart

William Jefferson Clinton

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Quote of the Day

To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine
or new propaganda, is a weakness still
dominating the human mind.

via Radcliffe Institute

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Quote of the Day

Winning becomes easier over time as the
cornerstones of confidence become habits.

via Academy of Management

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Monday, August 14, 2017


AquaTex (Round Rock) needs an age group coach

Quote of the Day

I realised from a very early age that God
gave me a gift and that gift was to run, and
I wanted to use it to the best of my ability.

via The Courier-Mail

Elizabeth Alyse "Betty" Cuthbert, a.k.a. Golden Girl

Sunday, August 13, 2017

New Look Poll Results

A week ago I tried to change blog scheme a little.  Thought I could get back to old look anytime I wanted.  Wrong!

Ended up losing links and having to set up a new template.  Was able to use Google to find cached page and redo links.  Probably won't try any more changes for a while.

Results of the poll:

2017 Age Group COTY

To view loooooooooong list of candidates and vote, visit Fitter-n-Faster

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

The free man is he who does not fear
to go to the end of his thought.

via Encyclopaedia Britannica

André Léon Blum

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Quote of the Day

Men rattle their chains - to manifest their freedom.

via AZQuotes

Sir Arthur Helps

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Quote of the Day

Individual experiences being limited
and individual spontaneity feeble,
we are strengthened and enriched by
assimilating the experience of others.

via Jim & Ellen

George Henry Lewes

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Quote of the Day

I remember the words, and the lyrics too.

via Billboard

Glen Travis Campbell

Sunday, August 06, 2017

A Job

The Coppell Family YMCA needs an aquatics director

New HS Rules for 2017-18

In case y'all missed it in the spring, read up on NFHS rule changes for the upcoming school year.

More Meet Home Pages

USMS LC Nationals wrap up today.  Results are here

Looking ahead, here are some home pages for upcoming meets:

August 8-12:  Junior Nationals

August 20-27:  World University Games

August 23-28:  FINA World Junior Champs

Fantasy Foosball Time

Edited 8/9/17:  No need to try now, league is full

The Texas Swimming Fantasy Foosball draft is less than a month away.

Our fourteen-team league has just one opening remaining for the 2017 season.

It's free to join and play.  League champion get a trophy.

Hard to find a better way to waste your time than in a fantasy foosball league, right?

Sign up to manage a team here


2005 - Keith (dirtybuttcrackheads)
2006 - Keith (dirtybuttcrackheads)
2007 - Montoya (The Slum Lords)
2008 - Bobby (YouAllSuck-JustQuit)
2009 - Bobby (YouAllSuck-JustQuit)
2010 - Tonya S. (sugar hiccups)
2011 - Button (Mansfield Maulers)
2012 - Katie (Smack&Cheese)

2013 - Katie (Smack&Cheese)
2014 - Button (Bait Campers)
2015 - Pa-Check-OH (Shock-taws)
2016 - Tin Cup (Crossfire 'Canes)

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Nature never breaks her laws.

via Albuquerque Journal

Leonardo da Vinci

Friday, August 04, 2017

A Little Better

Links are back.  I think that's going to do it for today.

Yes, it's pretty ugly!

Tried to make a few changes.  Ended up losing links and adding hideous colors.  Be patient, my twenty-nine (29) readers.  This will take time...

In the meantime, view the Google cache here

Thursday, August 03, 2017

July Most-Viewed

1. Jobs

2. Club & HS Jobs

3. 2017 LC TAGS

Just a Few Jobs

Frisco Independent School District

Swimming & Diving

Assistant Swimming Coach Position

Position Available:

Assistant Swimming Coach. 

  • Some coaching experience preferred/Personal experience in competitive swimming needed.   
  • Subject area:  Full time at natatorium
  • Salary:  FISD Pay Scale + Coaching Stipend

This district-wide position(s) would help with the morning and afternoon varsity practices, meets and other duties as assigned at the natatorium. The teams practices at the Bruce Eubanks Natatorium. The facility includes an indoor 50 Meter pool with full Colorado Timing System.  A full weight room is part of the Natatorium. 

Applicants must possess a current Texas Teaching Certificate.  Applicants must also possess (or be in the process of obtaining) a current CDL license.

Forward resume with letter of interest to:

Grace McDowell, Assistant Athletic Director


Visit our web site:  http://www.friscoisd.org/swimming


Frisco is located just north of Plano, Texas in Collin County.  FISD is a Recognized School District and is one of the fastest growing communities in Texas.  Currently, all high schools are 5A schools with new schools being added, with the goal of all FISD High Schools remaining in the 5A classification.


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


The Hays Communities Family Branch YMCA needs an aquatics director


North Texas Nadadores (NTN) need a head coach.  Contact Charles Logan

Brett Ringgold, Bill Christensen, Katie Meili (via Swimming World/Aringo)

They're REALLY going to miss Bill.  GREAT coach and person.


Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club (CFSC) needs an assistant coach.  Contact Jim Bocci

So Many Great Swim Pictures...

...so little time...

Check out the latest at Andy Ringgold's flickr page

p.s.  Brett went :49+ twice yesterday at the US Open

Quote of the Day

I've always felt like the underdog, and
I'm comfortable with that label.

via ZOMG Talk

Alecia Beth Moore, a.k.a. P!nk

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Virtual Club Championships (2017 LC)

Heading into LC TAGS, here are the current top ten Texas teams (w/national rank):

Nitro Swimming (10)
Lakeside Aquatic Club (13)
Texas Ford Aquatics (18)
Alamo Area Aquatic Association (21)
Katy Aquatics (37)
Austin Swim Club (43)
The Woodlands Swim Team (46)
Rockwall Aquatics (53)
Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club (57)
Dads Club Swim Team (75)

2017 LC TAGS

Psych Sheet


Real Time Results

Help Wanted

Katy Aquatics (KATY) needs an age group coach.  Contact Travis Sandifer or Tim Bauer

The YMCA of Austin needs an aquatics director

Quote of the Day

The idea is not to block every shot.
The idea is to make your opponent
believe that you might block every shot.

via NBA

William Felton "Bill" Russell

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Quote of the Day

A man always has two reasons
for doing anything:  a good
reason and the real reason.

via linked in

John Pierpont "J.P." Morgan

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

2017 HS All-America Lists

NISCA All-America lists are no longer being mailed for free.  Ordering info and free online lists may be accessed here

Club & HS Jobs


Club Assistant Coach

Space City Aquatic Team (SCAT) - Contact Philipp Davydotchkin

City of Plano Swimmers (COPS) - Technique Assistant, Age Group, Instructor

Sienna Plantation Aquatics (SPA) - Contact Bob Kizer

HS Assistant Coach

Clear Springs HS - Contact Debbie Fuchs at 281-284-2845

Ray HS - Contact Ronnie Fair at 361-695-7650

Elkins HS - Contact Dennis Brantley at 281-634-2653

HS Head Coach

Pflugerville HS - Contact April Hundl at 512-594-0552

Click below on "Jobs" for more

Quote of the Day

I'll never get sick of zombies.
I just get sick of producers.

via Screen Anarchy

George Andrew Romero

Monday, July 10, 2017

Two More Jobs

The Briar Club (Houston) needs a head coach.  Contact Jon Diller

Gateway College Prep (Austin) needs an assistant coach

Quote of the Day

My past is a bit checkered.

via AVClub

Robert James Ritchie, a.k.a. Kid Rock

Sunday, July 09, 2017

More Jobs

City of Plano Swimmers (COPS) needs an assistant.  Contact Ted Carson

Santa Rita Ranch needs a pool manager