Just found out Emmett Hines has passed (thanks for the info, DJA).
Emmett helped me with my first coaching gig, at HISD's Jackson MS. I'd found an old plywood pace clock at the school and he found us a new motor for it. That winter, he loaned us some lane ropes from the old UH outdoor pool.
So sorry to hear of his passing.
Read a short post on the Gulf Masters SC site here
Clements HS/FCST swimmer Brian Yuen died after suffering a medical emergency during a swim meet in Sugar Land yesterday. Please keep Brian's family, and the Ft. Bend ISD & First Colony swim programs in your prayers. More here
Recently-retired Texas assistant Kris Kubik weighed in on new UT Hall of Honor member Aaron Peirsolhere
Aaron gets along with everyone he meets from every walk of life
imaginable. He is as comfortable talking with Board Members of the
International Olympic Committee as he is chatting it up with someone who
is down and out living under the Pier on Balboa Island. If you spend
more than five minutes with him, you will have a friend for life.
Lee HS (San Antonio) needs a head coach. Contact Nicole Franco at 210-356-0800
Article on new facility in Corpus Christi is here. Includes list of upcoming open water events around Texas.
Last, some news of progress for fans of local outdoor swimming: Corpus
Christi Parks and Recreation recently released an aerial photo showing
the concrete in place for the new Collier Pool. Collier is Corpus
Christi's only year-round outdoor swimming pool. It has been out of
commission since January, when it broke and closed in advance of the
planned reconstruction. The new pool should open by summer, said Stacie
Talbert Anaya, interim director of Parks and Recreation. Southwestern Aquatics Team (SWAT) needs assistant coaches in the Sugar Land/Richmond area. Contact Ken Chang
Major Casey Bowen made a successful crossing of the English Channel last month. Story is here
“This is the pinnacle event in swimming,” Bowen said. “It’s been a
long-term goal and just a personal challenge that I have been thinking
of for a long time. We scheduled a crossing years ago.”
Cypress Fairbanks Swim Club (CFSC) needs an assistant. Contact Jim Bocci
WADA recently published their 2017 banned substances list.