Category Archives: Opinion

Kissing your sister can be warm and caring, but generally, it’s not exciting.

Unfortunately, we don’t have much history in our sport.  Heck, now that Michael Phelps has arrived, few will remember what Mark Spitz did, let alone Johnny Weismueller (well, maybe as Tarzan), Tracy Caulkins, or Helene Madson, not to mention Bill … Continue reading

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Reflecting on FINA World Championships

I enjoyed watching some great swimming from the FINA World Championships. But, I still struggle with what I think about the whole thing. I marvel at how big, powerful, and well-trained are most of these world-class swimmers, but I must … Continue reading

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“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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Go ahead and screw up. It doesn’t matter

I heard a radio ad for a bowling alley here in Austin. They were promoting their gutter bumpers that ensure dropping bins on every roll. Terrific! No matter how poorly one does, one gets to pretend he knocked some pins … Continue reading

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What about the future?

Okay, every competitive swimmer wants to swim faster, but do we really want to go faster through technology or through technique, stamina, power, strategy, and psychology? Records used to be meaningful. Then, they became laughable (at least to most outside … Continue reading

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Here we go again.

And some of you thought swimming could go back to being swimming. Now, Speedo has introduced a package, made up of their products, which they claim when worn together (read: you have to buy all three to get the desired … Continue reading

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Barking up the wrong tree

An editorial in today’s Statesman, “Booing kids not becoming of adults,” railed against the crowd for booing UT quarterback, Garrett Gilbert. It suggested, “the boos that rained down on Gilbert – and we understand some perhaps were aimed at Brown … Continue reading

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