Category Archives: Events

“Wouldn’t it be nice?”

Obviously, I haven’t been posting for awhile again, even though there has been much to write about. ASA events have been amazing: 1. Another laid back, fun, Deep Eddy Mile 2. Close races throughout the World Championship of Texas 3-on-3 … Continue reading

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Even warmer

Someone told me today that the water in Lady Bird Lake was 76 degrees yesterday. Wow! That’s warm for this time of year. It may be 80 by May 5. Leave your wetsuit at home. Better yet, throw it away.

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Heating up

The Highland Lakes are warming up fast; too fast for me. While the LCRA reports that the water temperature was 72 degrees this morning at the surface of Lake Travis near Mansfield Dam, it’s much warmer at the upper end … Continue reading

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Proclamation

Unless you follow some local public access channels, you may not have noticed, but Austin’s Mayor, Lee Leffingwell proclaimed May 5 to be The Money Box Cap 2k Open Water Race and Pledge Swim day in Austin. This action was … Continue reading

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Who says Division 3 Can’t Compete?

Kenyon’s Zach Turk went 19.38 to break his own NCAA Div. III national record in last week’s National Championships. His time would have placed 3rd in the Division I Nationals. Kenyon was without Turk, their best swimmer, who was studying … Continue reading

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It’s not too early to get your teams together

I got this email today. I love hearing stuff like this. It makes all the work worthwhile. Dear Dr. Bell, As captain of Team KA-POW, I speak for my teammates in saying that the Lake Travis Relay was one of … Continue reading

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SXSW

I’ve been invited to do a book reading at SXSW on Monday, March 12 at 1:00 pm. If you are attending SXSW Interactive, stop by and say “Hi.” Did anyone see Sepak Takraw (Kick Volleyball)? Wow!

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