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Quote for the Week of March 18, 2013

"When I finish a race, and look over at the second place finisher, next to me, I can sometimes hear their excuses."

~Author unidentified

16 Mar 13 @ 6:41 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 11, 2013

"Swimming is a confusing sport, because sometimes you do it for fun, and other times you do it to not die. And when I'm swimming, sometimes I'm not sure which one it is."

~Demetri Martin

9 Mar 13 @ 6:10 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 4, 2013

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."

~Sir John Lubbock

2 Mar 13 @ 6:20 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 25, 2013

"The water doesn't know how old you are."

~Dara Torres

23 Feb 13 @ 12:18 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 18, 2013

"Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool.'"

~Paul McCartney

15 Feb 13 @ 9:39 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 11, 2013

"You, as an athlete, need to have an unyielding belief in yourself. Don't let your past, your peers, your family, or your competitors limit your performance."

~Ben Bergeron

8 Feb 13 @ 7:31 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 4, 2013

"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity..."

~John Muir

2 Feb 13 @ 5:34 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 28, 2013

"Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.

~Sir Winston Churchill

27 Jan 13 @ 4:34 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 21, 2013

"I've never known anybody to achieve anything without overcoming adversity."

~Lou Holz

19 Jan 13 @ 3:30 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 14, 2013

"Somehow I kept my head above water. I relied on the discipline, character, and strength that I had started to develop as that little girl in her first swimming pool."

~Esther Williams

13 Jan 13 @ 3:31 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 7, 2013

"They jammed him full of fluid and he's been fine."

~Urban Meyer

5 Jan 13 @ 9:42 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 31, 2012

"Be at war with your vices; at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man."

~Benjamin Franklin

30 Dec 12 @ 12:35 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 24, 2012

"I'm not a morning person, but on December 25th, it's a totally different story."

~Unknown

24 Dec 12 @ 10:18 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 17, 2012

"A sign of wisdom and maturity is when you come to terms with the realization that your decisions cause your rewards and consequences. You are responsible for your life, and your ultimate success depends on the choices you make."

~Denis Waitley

16 Dec 12 @ 2:20 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of Devember 10, 2012

"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."

~Robert A. Heinlein

8 Dec 12 @ 3:47 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 3, 2012

"We need a place in which we may flourish and be ourselves."

~Timothy Radcliffe

2 Dec 12 @ 5:29 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 26, 2012

"Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning."

~Benjamin Franklin

25 Nov 12 @ 3:36 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 19, 2012

"Unless people like you care a whole lot, things aren't going to get better, they're not!"

~Dr. Seuss

18 Nov 12 @ 4:58 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 12, 2012

"If it does not challenge you, it won't change you."

~John Reyes

11 Nov 12 @ 6:43 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 5, 2012

"Hurricane Sandy stole Halloween like the Grinch stole Christmas."

~Unknown

4 Nov 12 @ 4:31 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 29, 2012

"Your hopes, dreams and aspirations are legitimate. They are trying to take you airborne, above the clouds, above the storms, if you only let them."

~William James

28 Oct 12 @ 11:52 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 22, 2012

"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen."

~John Wooden

20 Oct 12 @ 1:25 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 15, 2012

"To swim free or not to swim free, that is the question."

~Definitely not Shakespeare

14 Oct 12 @ 3:22 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 8, 2012

"The best cure for an off day is a day off."

~Frank Tyger

6 Oct 12 @ 1:04 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 1, 2012

"A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow."

~William Shakespeare

29 Sep 12 @ 1:45 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 24, 2012

"After all, how often do we get a second chance?"

~Jay Asher

22 Sep 12 @ 2:13 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 17, 2012

"When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount."

~The tribal wisdoms of the Dakota Indians

14 Sep 12 @ 8:42 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 10, 2012

"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive a doer makes mistakes."

~John Wooden

7 Sep 12 @ 8:53 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 3, 2012

"Enjoy swimming for swimmings sake. We have to spend far too much time in the water to not enjoy the process challenging yourself of moving through the water".

~Jeff Rouse - Multiple Olympic Gold Medalist and swimming World Record setter

1 Sep 12 @ 6:08 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 27, 2012

"I saw the board with number 31 on it and thought my brother had got a penalty. I thought 'What an idiot Alistair, you've got a penalty'. Then I looked at my arm and realised I was number 31."

~Britain's Jonathan Brownlee took bronze in triathlon after receiving a 15-second penalty for getting on his bike too early. His brother Alistair took gold.

25 Aug 12 @ 5:38 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 20, 2012

"My mother used to tell us in the mornings, 'Carl put on your shoes, Oscar you put on your prosthetic legs... So I grew up not really thinking I had a disability. I grew up thinking I had different shoes."

-South African runner Oscar Pistorius, nicknamed 'Blade Runner' because he races on carbon fibre prosthetic blades, talks about growing up playing sports with brother Carl.

18 Aug 12 @ 1:37 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 13, 2012

"...And, you know, being able to wear the stars and stripes, when you step up on one of the blocks or, you know, when you step off of an airplane or when you hear the national anthem play, you know, it's one of the greatest feelings in the world because you know that there are people at home who are supporting you and watching you.

~Michael Phelps

11 Aug 12 @ 8:59 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 6, 2012

"I couldn't ask to finish on a better note," Phelps said. "I have done everything I wanted to do. I am very happy."

~Michael Phelps (after his last olympic race, the Medley Relay)

4 Aug 12 @ 10:40 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 30, 2012

"I put the work in," Lochte said after the race. "I'm just going out there and having fun, and doing what I do best."

~Ryan Lochte, after winning the 400 IM at the 2012 Olympic Games

28 Jul 12 @ 3:42 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 23, 2012

"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"

~John Wooden

21 Jul 12 @ 4:52 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 16, 2012

"Focus on your strong points when you visualize your race."

~Anonymous

15 Jul 12 @ 12:47 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 9, 2012

"I think therefore I swim. I swim therefore I.M."

~Anonymous

7 Jul 12 @ 3:00 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 2, 2012

"I don't want to say 'Clash of the Titans.'"

~Michael Phelps

30 Jun 12 @ 2:16 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 25, 2012

"Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."

~John Wooden

24 Jun 12 @ 1:19 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 18, 2012

"Cultivate your own capabilities, your own style. Appreciate the members of your family for who they are, even though their outlook or style may be miles different from yours. Rabbits don't fly. Eagles don't swim. Ducks look funny trying to climb. Squirrels don't have feathers. Stop comparing. There's plenty of room in the forest."

~Chuck Swindoll

15 Jun 12 @ 8:53 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 11, 2012

"I told myself there was no way I was going to let this training go to waste. It was my time, and I was ready to go."

~Katie Hoff

9 Jun 12 @ 3:12 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 4, 2012

"I won't predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible".

~Michael Phelps

4 Jun 12 @ 3:21 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 28, 2012

"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."

~Ayn Rand

26 May 12 @ 3:33 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 21, 2012

"It took a lot of guts to change it and say 'I don't like the life that I'm living and I don't like the swimmer I am', so let's change it completely and say 'Look, I've got to learn to love myself'. And that's been a really hard thing to do because when you've done a performance that you're not proud of and the public and the media have criticized you.....people are really quick to make judgements so it was tough to say 'Well I don't care what you have to say. I'm going to do this for myself and if you don't like me after this, well then, it's too bad'."

~Leisl Jones

19 May 12 @ 2:53 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 14, 2012

"It's not so important who gets to start the game, but who finishes it."

~John Wooden

13 May 12 @ 2:06 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 7, 2012

"There is water in every lane, so it is OK."

~Ian Thorpe (on being in Lane 5 for a final)

4 May 12 @ 9:07 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 30, 2012

"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be."

~John Wooden

29 Apr 12 @ 1:34 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 23, 3012

"Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and their work."

~Marden

22 Apr 12 @ 2:25 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quotr for the Week of April 16, 2012

"With so many people saying it couldn't be done, all it takes is an imagination."

~Michael Phelps

15 Apr 12 @ 12:39 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 9, 2012

"When you face the sun, the shadows always fall behind you."

~Helen Keller

Have a very Happy Easter!

8 Apr 12 @ 12:40 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 2, 2012

"I just refused to give up, to give up the dream. I was in excruciating pain, my arm was numb and they said it would be six months, if ever, for me to be back in the water. I thought my career was over, I was shattered but I never lost hope. I've always believed if you want to do something badly enough you will do it. Some told me that if you visualized healing an injury it would heal faster and that's what I did."

~Lynda Dackiw, (2004 Australian Olympic diving team qualifier, four months before the Athens Olympics)

1 Apr 12 @ 2:56 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 26, 2012

"Being your best is not so much about overcoming the barriers other people place in front of you as it is about overcoming the barriers we place in front of ourselves. It has nothing to do with how many times you win or lose. It has no relation to where you finish in a race or whether you break world records. But it does have everything to do with having the vision to dream, the courage to recover from adversity and the determination never to be shifted from your goals."

~Kieren Perkins

25 Mar 12 @ 2:12 PM  | 1 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 19, 2012

"A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned...for he will go out on a day he shouldn't. But we do be afraid of the sea, and we only be drownded now and again."

~John Millington Synge

18 Mar 12 @ 2:20 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 12, 2012

"We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death."

~David Sarnoff

11 Mar 12 @ 2:03 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 5, 2012

"The person who knows how....... will always have a job, but the person who knows why..... will be the boss."

~Author Unknown

5 Mar 12 @ 8:30 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 27, 2012

"If you have a job without any aggravations, you don't have a job."

~Malcolm S. Forbes

26 Feb 12 @ 11:30 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 20, 2012

"What goes around, comes around - just like a flipturn."

~No freaking idea

20 Feb 12 @ 7:53 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 13, 2012

The ancient Olympic Games did not include swimming, but the Greeks swam and held swimming in high regard. A big Greek insult would have been to say of another man he "neither knew how to run nor swim." Yet another source says that a definition of an uncultured person was "he learnt neither how to read nor to swim."

~Mary Donahue, De Anza College

12 Feb 12 @ 1:51 PM  | 0 comments  |  Fun Facts | Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 6, 2012

"If it's the ultimate game, how come they're playing it again next year?"

~(Cowboys RB) Duane Thomas

5 Feb 12 @ 5:57 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 30, 2012

"Character is what emerges from all the little things you were too busy to do yesterday, but did anyway."

~Mignon McLaughlin

29 Jan 12 @ 3:31 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 23, 2012

Regarding the new stroke, Butterfly: "As the stroke has developed it appears to require more than the usual amount of flexibility in the shoulder-joint and strength. In its present state its requirements may seem to be too exacting to permit its use over any but distances up to two hundred and twenty yards but as the true crawl was developed out of a crude method of whacking away at the water, also this stroke may be the forerunner of an improved style of swimming of great usefulness."

~American Red Cross Swimming and Diving, 1938

22 Jan 12 @ 12:46 PM  | 0 comments  |  Fun Facts | Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 16, 2012

"People said women couldn't swim the Channel but I proved they could."

~Gertrude Caroline Ederle

16 Jan 12 @ 6:39 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 9, 2012

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."

~John Wooden

8 Jan 12 @ 3:04 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 2, 2012

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."

~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

2 Jan 12 @ 9:04 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 26, 2011

"Christmas ended when you walked through those doors." ~Coach John Collins

"I'm going back outside where it's Christmas!" ~Swimmer Response

26 Dec 11 @ 3:41 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 19, 2011

"If TV has taught me anything, it's that miracles always happen to poor kids at Christmas. It happened to Tiny Tim, it happened to Charlie Brown, it happened to the Smurfs, and it's going to happen to us."

~Bart Simpson

18 Dec 11 @ 11:53 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 12, 2011

"Empower people / change lives."

~Author Unidentified

11 Dec 11 @ 1:22 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 5, 2011

"The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team."

~John Wooden

4 Dec 11 @ 4:27 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 28, 2011

"The virtue of man ought to be measured, not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his everyday conduct."

~Blaise Pascal

27 Nov 11 @ 2:04 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 21, 2011

"May you live all the days of your life."

~Jonathan Swift

21 Nov 11 @ 3:37 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 14, 2011

"The fountain of youth truly is exercise."

~Dr. Carmel Dyer

12 Nov 11 @ 5:08 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 7, 2011

"Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another."

~S. Johnson

6 Nov 11 @ 12:22 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 31, 2011

"There is something haunting in the light of the moon."

~Joseph Conrad

30 Oct 11 @ 11:18 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 24, 2011

"Be prepared, and be honest."

~John Wooden

23 Oct 11 @ 1:45 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 17, 2011

"Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wing, and only character endures."

~Horace Greeley

16 Oct 11 @ 1:17 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 10, 2011

"Success is always temporary. When all is said and done, the only thing you'll have left is your character."

~Vince Gill

9 Oct 11 @ 5:47 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 3, 2011

"Find comfort in those who agree with you. Find growth in those that don't."

~Unknown

2 Oct 11 @ 12:18 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week September 26, 2011

"The whole is the sum of the parts, be a good part."

~Unknown

25 Sep 11 @ 1:45 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 19, 2011

"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters, in the end."

~U. LeGuin

18 Sep 11 @ 1:44 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 12, 2011

"When in doubt, tell the truth."

~Mark Twain

11 Sep 11 @ 9:49 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 5, 2011

"When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when we dream together it is the beginning of a new reality."

~F. Hundertwasser

4 Sep 11 @ 3:36 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 29, 2011

"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."

~Einstein

29 Aug 11 @ 12:50 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 22, 2011

"Character is what you are in the dark."

~Unknown

21 Aug 11 @ 11:47 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 15, 2011

"Be a difference maker."

~Anonymous

15 Aug 11 @ 9:05 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 8, 2011

"When I go slow, I go fast."

~Chinese Proverb

7 Aug 11 @ 2:27 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 1, 2011

"When he took the time to help the man up to the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself."

~Tibetan proverb

31 Jul 11 @ 12:17 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 25, 2011

"A Coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment."

~John Wooden

24 Jul 11 @ 1:25 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 18, 2011

"Never mistake activity for achievement."

~John Wooden

17 Jul 11 @ 11:50 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 10, 2011

"Adversity introduces a man to himself."

~Coach Ron and Don Heidary

10 Jul 11 @ 8:15 PM  | 1 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 4. 2011

"Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim."

~Thomas Macaulay

3 Jul 11 @ 3:26 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 27, 2011

"The moment you commit and quit holding back, all sorts of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, will rise up to help you. The simple act of commitment is a powerful magnet for help."

~Napoleon Hill

26 Jun 11 @ 1:07 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 20, 2011

"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."

~Winston Churchill

20 Jun 11 @ 1:47 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 13, 2011

"To tell you the truth, I'm sick of the whole thing."

~Bryan McCabe

12 Jun 11 @ 5:56 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 6, 2011

"Dream small dreams. If you make them too big, you get overwhelmed and you don't do anything. If you make small goals and accomplish them, it gives you the confidence to go on to higher goals."

~John H. Johnson

5 Jun 11 @ 6:39 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 30, 2011

"When it is all over, it's not who you were. It's whether you made a difference."

~Coach Ron and Don Heidary

29 May 11 @ 10:59 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 23, 2011

"You know you're a swimmer when...

"... If being fish-like is a compliment!"

23 May 11 @ 6:14 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 16, 2011

"I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming."

~Jimmy Carter

16 May 11 @ 8:17 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 9, 2011

"Where reason cannot wade there faith may swim."

~Thomas Watson

9 May 11 @ 10:13 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 2, 2011

"Don't take life too seriously. You'll never get out alive."

~Bugs Bunny

2 May 11 @ 8:57 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 25, 2011

"God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it is hopeless."

~Chester W. Nimitz

25 Apr 11 @ 9:41 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 18, 2011

"This one step - choosing a goal and sticking to it - changes everything."

~Scott Reed

18 Apr 11 @ 8:38 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 11, 2011

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

~Thomas Alva Edison

10 Apr 11 @ 6:53 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 4, 2011

"Stay the course, light a star, Change the world where'er you are."

~Richard Le Gallienne

3 Apr 11 @ 2:06 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 28, 2011

"If I swim in the ocean, I have a shark thought. Not a bad one, but just a little one.

~Tea Leoni

27 Mar 11 @ 6:41 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 21, 2011

"The day will come, when the risk to remain tight in a bud is more painful than the risk it takes to Blossom."

~Anais Nin

20 Mar 11 @ 3:49 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 14, 2011

"I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'"

~Muhammad Ali, Former Boxer and Three-Time Heavyweight Champ

13 Mar 11 @ 12:20 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 7, 2011

"He that can have Patience, can have what he will."

~Benjamin Franklin

6 Mar 11 @ 2:18 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 28, 2011

"In matters of principle, stand like a rock."

~Thomas Jefferson

27 Feb 11 @ 7:54 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 21, 2011

"No one is so completely disenchanted with the world, or knows it so thoroughly, or is so utterly disgusted with it, that when it begins to smile upon him he does not become partially reconciled to it."

~Giacomo Leopardi

21 Feb 11 @ 7:39 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 14, 2011

"Destiny has a lot to do with it, but so do you. You have to persevere, you have to insist."

~Andrea Bocelli

13 Feb 11 @ 6:43 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 7, 2011

"People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, they visualize in their minds that they are not quitters; they will not allow life's circumstances to push them down and hold them under."

~Author Unidentified

7 Feb 11 @ 6:32 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 31, 2011

"Assume that whatever situation you are facing at the moment is exactly the right situation you need to ultimately be successful. This situation has been sent to help you become better, to help you expand and grow.

~Brian Tracy

30 Jan 11 @ 9:43 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 24, 2011

"Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement."

~Florence Scovel Shinn

23 Jan 11 @ 9:47 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 17, 2010

"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt."

~William Shakespeare

17 Jan 11 @ 6:22 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 10, 2011

"Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream."

~Author Unknown

10 Jan 11 @ 5:38 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 3, 2011

"You've got to jump off cliffs, all the time, and build your wings on the way down."

-Ray Bradbury

3 Jan 11 @ 6:05 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 26, 2010

"When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago,and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know."

~Ella Wheeler

26 Dec 10 @ 5:42 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 20, 2010

"The one thing I remember about Christmas was that my father used to take me out in a boat about ten miles offshore on Christmas Day, and I used to have to swim back. Extraordinary. It was a ritual. Mind you, that wasn't the hard part. The difficult bit was getting out of the sack."

~John Cleese

20 Dec 10 @ 6:08 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 13, 2010

"Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships."

~Charles Simic

13 Dec 10 @ 1:46 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 6, 2010

"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are."

~Joseph Campbell

6 Dec 10 @ 1:36 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 29, 2010

"Not all those who wander are lost."

~J. R. R. Tolkien

29 Nov 10 @ 2:57 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 22, 2010

"If your life is free of failures, you're not taking enough risks."

~Anonymous

22 Nov 10 @ 9:06 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 15, 2010

"Different people have different duties assigned to them by nature; Nature has given one the power or the desire to do this, the other that. Each bird must sing with his own throat."

~Anonymous

15 Nov 10 @ 2:32 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 8, 2010

"Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: it is not to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."

~William Jennings Bryan

8 Nov 10 @ 10:31 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 1, 2010

"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them."

~George Bernard Shaw

1 Nov 10 @ 12:25 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 25, 2010

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."

~Teddy Roosevelt

25 Oct 10 @ 9:11 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 18, 2010

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from."

~T.S. Eliot

18 Oct 10 @ 7:22 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 11, 2010

"The most talented people do not make the Olympic Team. The people who make the Olympic Team are the people that set high goals and work consistently toward those goals through the setbacks and disappointments. Those are the people that make the team."

~Richard Quick

11 Oct 10 @ 1:10 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 4, 2010

"Coaches, it is our responsibility to tell somebody how good they can be."

~Richard Quick

4 Oct 10 @ 3:09 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 27, 2010

"When you allow yourself to begin to dream big dreams, creatively abandon the activities that are taking up too much of your time, and focus your inward energies on alleviating your main constraints, you start to feel an incredible sense of power and confidence."

~Brian Tracy

27 Sep 10 @ 12:57 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 20, 2010

"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."

~Vincent van Gogh

20 Sep 10 @ 3:11 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 13, 2010

"Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty."

~John Finley

13 Sep 10 @ 1:19 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 6, 2010

"People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine."

~Brian Tracy

6 Sep 10 @ 5:56 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 30, 2010

"The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live."

~Leo F. Buscaglia

30 Aug 10 @ 2:39 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 23, 2010

"Nothing happens until I make it happen."

~Author Unidentified

23 Aug 10 @ 5:08 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 16, 2010

"None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

16 Aug 10 @ 2:30 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 9, 2010

"Life has changed dramatically for me since the 2004 Athens Olympics. With every meet I'm learning more. I have no real pressure on me since I have both breaststroke (100m/200m) world records."

~Leisel Jones

8 Aug 10 @ 10:05 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 2, 2010

"People with goals succeed because they know where they are going. It's as simple as that."

~Earl Nightingale

2 Aug 10 @ 10:25 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 26, 2010

"To me, a goal is what you are going to accomplish. It's not what you hope you can accomplish, or wish you could do, or what you dream about... I want the goal to be something that you absolutely are going to do, and therefore it changes everything about you."

~Richard Quick

26 Jul 10 @ 6:28 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 19, 2010

"Unless you test yourself, you stagnate. Unless you try to go way beyond what you've been able to do before, you won't develop and grow. When you go for it 100%, when you don't have fear of 'what if I fail,' that's when you learn. That's when you're really living."

~Mark Allen, six time Ironman World Champion

19 Jul 10 @ 12:42 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 12, 2010

"A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against and not with the wind. Even a head wind is better than none. No man ever worked his passage anywhere in a dead calm. Let no man wax pale, therefore, because of opposition."

~John Neal, poet (1793-1876)

12 Jul 10 @ 9:59 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 5, 2010

"Champions are everywhere. All you need to do is train them properly."

~Arthur Lydiard

5 Jul 10 @ 1:26 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 28, 2010

"Arouse in the other person an eager want."

~Dale Carnegie

28 Jun 10 @ 3:49 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 21, 2010

"Encouragement is the oxygen of the soul."

~George M. Adams, (1837-1920); US Representative from Kentucky

21 Jun 10 @ 4:41 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 14, 2010

"I like to view athlete development as a video game. At the end, once you beat all the levels of the game, there is the big monster that you have to beat to win the game. That monster, is the mind."

~Sean Hutchinson, King Aquatic Club

14 Jun 10 @ 1:35 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 7, 2010

"Every day you make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will be a stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."

~Sir Winston Churchill

7 Jun 10 @ 2:30 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 31, 2010

"If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him."

~Seneca

31 May 10 @ 1:13 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 24, 2010

"Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them."

~Orison Swett Marden

24 May 10 @ 1:13 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 17, 2010

"Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits."

~Robert Brault

17 May 10 @ 1:34 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 10, 2010

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."

~Nelson Mandela

10 May 10 @ 4:00 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 3, 2010

"A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group."

~-Russell H. Ewing

3 May 10 @ 4:00 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 26, 2010

"What I've experienced is that I can't know the future. I can't know if anything that I do will change what happens tomorrow. I can't know with certainty, but what I do know is if I do nothing, nothing will change."

~James Orbinski

26 Apr 10 @ 2:36 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 19, 2010

"It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened."

~Sir Philip Sidney

19 Apr 10 @ 5:08 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 12, 2010

"We learn wisdom from failure much more than success. We often discover what we will do, by finding out what we will not do."

~Samuel Smiles

12 Apr 10 @ 1:52 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 5, 2010

"At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent."

~Barbara Bush

5 Apr 10 @ 1:04 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 29, 2010

"Friendship, love, health, energy, enthusiasm, and joy are the things that make life worth living and exploring."

~Denise Austin

29 Mar 10 @ 1:39 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 22, 2010

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."

~John R. Wooden

22 Mar 10 @ 6:41 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 15, 2010

"It always seems impossible until its done."

~Nelson Mandela

15 Mar 10 @ 5:45 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 8, 2010

"Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory."

~Norman Vincent Peale

8 Mar 10 @ 1:38 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 1, 2010

"Don't be afraid to be amazing."

~Andy Offutt Irwin

1 Mar 10 @ 1:56 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 22, 2010

"Hope is always available to us. When we feel defeated, we need only take a deep breath and say, "Yes," and hope will reappear."

~Monroe Forester

22 Feb 10 @ 6:13 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 15, 2010

"Don't waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

15 Feb 10 @ 1:38 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 8, 2010

"Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs."

~Václav Havel

8 Feb 10 @ 4:07 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 1, 2010

"What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better."

~Wendell Phillips (1811-1884); abolitionist, orator

1 Feb 10 @ 1:59 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 25, 2010

"Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fiber of character but strengthen it...Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before."

~James Buckham

25 Jan 10 @ 1:59 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 18, 2010

"The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want."

~Ben Stein

18 Jan 10 @ 10:05 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 11, 2010

"You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act."

~Barbara Hall (Excerpt from A Summons to New Orleans, 2000)

11 Jan 10 @ 1:36 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 4, 2010

"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others."

~Robert A. Heinlein

4 Jan 10 @ 1:27 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 28, 2009

"We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light."

~Mary Dunbar

28 Dec 09 @ 1:41 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 21, 2009

"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love."

~Hamilton Wright Mabie, (1846-1916); essayist, editor

Merry Christmas!

21 Dec 09 @ 1:58 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 14, 2009

"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers."

~M. Scott Peck

14 Dec 09 @ 1:57 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 7, 2009

"A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world."

~Lois Wyse

7 Dec 09 @ 1:10 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 30, 2009

"Well, me don't swim too tough so me don't go in the water too deep."

~Bob Marley

30 Nov 09 @ 1:50 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 23, 2009

"Self-trust is the first secret of success, the belief that if you are here the authorities of the universe put you here, and for cause, or with some task strictly appointed you in your constitution, and so long as you work at that you are well and successful."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

23 Nov 09 @ 1:53 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 16, 2009

"Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement."

~George Burton Adams

16 Nov 09 @ 4:08 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 9, 2009

"The world is round, and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning."

~Ivy Baker Priest (1905-1975); US political figure

9 Nov 09 @ 1:55 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 2, 2009

"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak."

~Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881), historian, essayist, satirist

2 Nov 09 @ 2:07 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 26, 2009

"Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together."

~U.S. President Woodrow Wilson

26 Oct 09 @ 1:34 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 19, 2009

"Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments."

~Henry Ward Beecher

19 Oct 09 @ 1:57 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 12, 2009

"Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest."

~Charles Dickens

12 Oct 09 @ 5:40 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 5, 2009

"You just keep swimming."

~A triumphant Elizabeth Fry after becoming the first woman to circumnavigate Manhattan island against the current - and in record time.

5 Oct 09 @ 1:51 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 28, 2009

"There can only be one state of mind as you approach any profound test; total concentration, a spirit of togetherness, and strength."

~Pat Riley (b. 1945); former NBA player and coach

28 Sep 09 @ 1:03 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 21, 2009

"In most sports they have a physical effect on your performance, in swimming only psychological. If you worry about what your rival is doing, you take your mind off what you are doing and so fail to concentrate on your performance."

~Bachrach, great Chicago coach of the 20's

21 Sep 09 @ 2:06 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 14, 2009

"Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."

~Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay]

14 Sep 09 @ 4:34 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 7, 2009

"The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs."

~Vance Havner (1901-1986)

3 Sep 09 @ 4:52 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 31, 2009

"You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins."

~Jim Stovall

31 Aug 09 @ 2:39 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 24, 2009

"One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others."

~Archibald Rutledge (1883-1973); poet

24 Aug 09 @ 6:30 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 17, 2009

"A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success."

~Unknown

17 Aug 09 @ 2:09 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 10, 2009

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."

~Helen Keller (1880-1968); author, lecturer, activist

10 Aug 09 @ 12:55 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 3, 2009

"If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all."

~Anna Quindlen

3 Aug 09 @ 5:35 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 27, 2009

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

~Author Unidentified

27 Jul 09 @ 4:48 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 20, 2009

"If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now."

~Mildred McAfee (1900-1994); academic, served as first director of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in the United States Navy.

20 Jul 09 @ 12:51 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 13, 2009

"Goals. There's not telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There's no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There's no telling what will happen when you act upon them."

~Jim Rohn

13 Jul 09 @ 1:11 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 6, 2009

"Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is elan, esprit de corps and determination."

~George Marshall (1880-1959)

6 Jul 09 @ 1:59 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 29, 2009

"We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don't know where you're aiming, you don't have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared."

~Mary Kay Ash (1918-2001)

29 Jun 09 @ 1:11 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 22, 2009

"Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in."

~Bill Bradley (b. 1943); American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar,former U.S. Senator from New Jersey

22 Jun 09 @ 4:28 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 15, 2009

"The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move."

~Brian Tracy

15 Jun 09 @ 3:48 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 8, 2009

"You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing...By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.

~Charlotte, "Charlotte's Web""

8 Jun 09 @ 1:59 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 1, 2009

"Breastroke is an athletic event, butterfly is a political statement."

~Paul Tsongas

1 Jun 09 @ 1:22 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 25, 2009

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him, his own."

~Benjamin Disraeli

Support the goals of your teammates!


25 May 09 @ 11:00 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 18, 2009

"The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof."

~Barbara Kingsolver

18 May 09 @ 1:08 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 11, 2009

"To dream anything that you want to dream. That's the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed."

~Bernard Edmonds

11 May 09 @ 4:13 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 4, 2009

"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."

~Joshua J. Marine

4 May 09 @ 1:43 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 27, 2009

"Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them."

~Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924), author, publisher

27 Apr 09 @ 12:27 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 20, 2009

"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity."

~W. Clement Stone (1902-2002); author, businessman

20 Apr 09 @ 1:53 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 13, 2009

"Never give in! Never give in! Never, never, never, never - in nothing great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense."

~Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), British statesman, prime minister, author, Nobel Prize winner

13 Apr 09 @ 1:56 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 6, 2009

"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul."

~Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919); poet, writer

6 Apr 09 @ 12:40 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 30, 2009

"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place."

~Nora Roberts

30 Mar 09 @ 3:27 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 23, 2009

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

~Harriet Tubman (1820-1913)

23 Mar 09 @ 1:59 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 16, 2009

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew."

~Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Roman Catholic saint

16 Mar 09 @ 4:21 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 9, 2009

"While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior."

~Henry C. Link

9 Mar 09 @ 4:20 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 2, 2009

I taped my mantra to the wall: 'There will be a day when you can no longer do this. Today is not that day.'"

~Laura Kloepper

2 Mar 09 @ 1:41 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 23, 2009

Thank-you Tiger Swimming (Occidental College, Los Angeles)!

23 Feb 09 @ 1:59 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 16, 2009

"You are here for a purpose. There is no duplicate of you in the whole wide world. There never has been, there never will be. You were brought here now to fill a certain need. Take time to think that over."

~Lou Austin

16 Feb 09 @ 1:43 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 9, 2009

"It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through."

~Zig Ziglar

9 Feb 09 @ 12:57 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 2, 2009

"Love yourself -- accept yourself -- forgive yourself -- and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things."

~Dr. Leonardo Buscaglia (1924-1998); professor, author

2 Feb 09 @ 1:22 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 26, 2009

"Sometimes it is very difficult to keep momentum if it is you that you are following."

~From Andrew Lloyd Webber's, "Evita"

26 Jan 09 @ 1:37 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 19, 2009

Definition of Insanity: "To do the same thing over and over again and expect a different outcome."

~Stephen Widmer

19 Jan 09 @ 1:35 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 12, 2009

"It's easy to put in the extra effort, but it is easier not to."

~The Mom of one of Australia's great swimmers, Samantha Riley, former world record holder in the 100 breaststroke

12 Jan 09 @ 1:19 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 5, 2009

"The pain of discipline is nowhere near as big as the pain of disappointment."

~Stephan Widmer

5 Jan 09 @ 1:17 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 29, 2008

"Self-discipline is what happens when nobody is watching."

~Stephan Widmer

29 Dec 08 @ 1:15 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 22, 2008

"Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable."

~Zig Zigla

22 Dec 08 @ 12:54 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 15, 2008

"Take control of your destiny. Believe in yourself. Ignore those who try to discourage you. Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits. Don't give up and don't give in."

~Wanda Hope Carter

15 Dec 08 @ 12:51 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 8, 2008

"Obstacles can't stop you. Problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you."

~Jeffrey Gitomer

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8 Dec 08 @ 12:47 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 1, 2008

"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again."

~Flavia Weedn; author, artist

1 Dec 08 @ 2:11 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 24, 2008

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

~Anais Nin (1903-1977), author, diarist

24 Nov 08 @ 5:10 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 17, 2008

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined."

~Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862); philosopher, writer, naturalist

17 Nov 08 @ 2:34 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 10, 2008

It Couldn't Be Done

~By Edgar Albert Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done
But he with a chuckle replied
That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so till he tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it!

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10 Nov 08 @ 2:27 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 3, 2008

"Every person in this life has something to teach me -- and as soon as I accept that, I open myself to truly listening."

~Catherine Doucette; author

3 Nov 08 @ 1:16 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 27, 2008

"My father Mark always gives me three pieces of advice," Weber-Gale said after breaking the record. "Trust in your coach, trust in your stroke and swim your own race."

Read more at Swimming World

27 Oct 08 @ 1:35 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 20, 2008

"Swimming is not a sport. It's a way to keep from drowning."

~George Carlin, comedian

20 Oct 08 @ 5:10 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 13, 2008

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."

~Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888), novelist

13 Oct 08 @ 2:12 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 6, 2008

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow."

~Melodie Beattie

6 Oct 08 @ 1:33 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 29, 2008

"The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt."

~Frederick Buechner (b. 1926), educator, writer, theologian

29 Sep 08 @ 4:51 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 22, 2008

"To swim well is an asset for life."

~Forbes Carlisle

22 Sep 08 @ 2:21 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 15, 2008

"Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up."

~Anne Lamott (b. 1954), author, political activist

15 Sep 08 @ 5:28 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 8, 2008

"Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is."

~Mary Anne Radmacher, author

8 Sep 08 @ 5:04 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 1, 2008

"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations."

~Charles R. Swindoll (b.1934), writer, clergyman

1 Sep 08 @ 1:10 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 25, 2008

"Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find that you have crossed the mountain."

~Unknown Author

25 Aug 08 @ 12:46 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 18, 2008

"If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito."

~Unknown Author

18 Aug 08 @ 5:37 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 11, 2008

"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."

~Franklin D Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd U.S. president

11 Aug 08 @ 5:25 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 4, 2008

"Please remember that it takes more than crossing the finish line first to make a champion. A champion is more than a winner. A champion is someone who respects the rules, rejects doping, and competes in the spirit of fair play. A champion is someone who surpasses personal limits. This means all of you can be champions, regardless of your final ranking."

~Jacques Rogge (2002 Olympic Committee president in a speech at the Winter Olympics that year)

4 Aug 08 @ 4:35 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 28, 2008

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.”

~E. E. Comings (1894-1962), poet, playwright, painter, essayist

28 Jul 08 @ 1:19 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 21, 2008

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

~Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. First Lady, diplomat, human rights activist

21 Jul 08 @ 1:17 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 14, 2008

"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you."

~William James (1842-1910), psychologist, philosopher, author

14 Jul 08 @ 1:57 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 7, 2008

"Never discourage anyone... who continually makes progress, no matter how slow."

~Plato

7 Jul 08 @ 2:00 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 30, 2008

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

~Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens] (1835-1910), humorist, essayist, novelist

30 Jun 08 @ 11:08 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 23, 2008

"Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination."

~William Longgood

23 Jun 08 @ 3:37 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 16, 2008

"Chlorine is my cologne."

~Anonymous

16 Jun 08 @ 1:17 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 9, 2008

"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You don't blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the President. You realize that you control your own destiny."

~Albert Ellis

9 Jun 08 @ 6:23 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 2, 2008

"...man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reasons."

~Douglas Adams

2 Jun 08 @ 8:32 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 26, 2008

"A true champion knows how to overcome doubts and manage those doubts and turn them into motivation."

~Misty Hyman - Olympic gold medalist in 200-meter butterfly at the 2000 Sydney Games

26 May 08 @ 10:07 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 19, 2008

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."

~Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), theologian, philosopher, physician

19 May 08 @ 6:57 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 12, 2008

“The one thing worse than not being able to see is having no vision.”

~Helen Keller (1880-1968) author, activist & lecturer

12 May 08 @ 1:34 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 5, 2008

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."

~Chinese Proverb

5 May 08 @ 1:24 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 28, 2008

“Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.”

~Henry Van Dyke (1852-1933) author, educator, clergyman

28 Apr 08 @ 2:21 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 21, 2008

"If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world, and that his heart is no island cut off from other lands, but a continent that joins to them."

~Francis Bacon (1561-1626) lawyer, philosopher, scientist

21 Apr 08 @ 2:50 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 14, 2008

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

~Howard Thurman (1900-1981) author, theologian, civil rights leader

14 Apr 08 @ 12:50 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 7, 2008

"[He] was a star who did not want to be a star, a celebrity in search of privacy and the right to do his job without any public interference."

~David Halberstam, author of The Making of a Coach, Sports Illustrated (about Bill Belichick)

7 Apr 08 @ 2:52 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 31, 2008

"Seek Excellence, not perfection.

Make Excellence, not perfection, part of your daily routine."

~Author Lost

31 Mar 08 @ 2:48 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 24, 2008

"Sloppiness is a disease. Nobody ever built a great organization just worrying about the big things. It's the little things that give you the edge. The important thing is to find people who are committed to details and to standards of excellence."

~Coach Joe Paterno

24 Mar 08 @ 8:46 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 17, 2008

"Just keep swimming."

~Dory

17 Mar 08 @ 2:47 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 10, 2008

"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it."

~Groucho Marx

10 Mar 08 @ 2:57 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 3, 2008

"There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who never did, and who always will.

~Unknown

3 Mar 08 @ 2:37 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 25, 2008

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

~Dr. Seuss

25 Feb 08 @ 2:20 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 18, 2008

"We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."

~Sam Keen

18 Feb 08 @ 1:58 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 11, 2008

"I dream of a better tomorrow... where chickens can cross roads and not have their motives questioned.

~Unknown

11 Feb 08 @ 1:56 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 4, 2008

"I was standing in the park wondering why frisbees got bigger as they get closer. Then it hit me."

~Unknown

4 Feb 08 @ 1:51 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 28, 2008

"The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps -- we must step up the stairs."

~Vance Havner

28 Jan 08 @ 2:24 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 21, 2008

"We all lose friends.. we lose them in death, to distance and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not. The key is to keep them in your heart, and when the time is right, you can pick up the friendship right where you left off. Even the lost find their way home when you leave the light on."

~Amy Marie Walz

21 Jan 08 @ 12:44 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 14, 2008

"Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm."

~Winston Churchill

14 Jan 08 @ 12:59 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 7, 2008

"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."

~Walter Gagehot

7 Jan 08 @ 12:55 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 31, 2007

"A year from now you will wish you had started today."

~Anonymous

31 Dec 07 @ 12:52 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 24, 2007

“The one thing I remember about Christmas was that my father used to take me out in a boat about ten miles offshore on Christmas Day, and I used to have to swim back. Extraordinary. It was a ritual. Mind you, that wasn't the hard part. The difficult bit was getting out of the sack.”

~John Cleese (English comic Actor (Monty Python), b.1939)

Merry Christmas, Dynoswimmers!

24 Dec 07 @ 5:15 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 17, 2007

"I don't know whether my life has been a success or a failure. But not having any anxiety about becoming one instead of the other, and just taking things as they come along, I've had a lot of extra time to enjoy life."

~Harpo Marx

17 Dec 07 @ 4:12 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 10, 2007

"Don't wait for your ship to come in - swim out to it."

~Author Unknown

10 Dec 07 @ 3:25 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 3, 2007

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."

~Anne Frank

3 Dec 07 @ 3:22 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 26, 2007

"You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who cannot repay you."

~Ruth Smeltzer

26 Nov 07 @ 3:19 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 19, 2007

"Shovel while the piles are small."

~Author Unknown

19 Nov 07 @ 3:18 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 12, 2007

"You can't shake hands with a clenched fist."

~Indira Gandhi

12 Nov 07 @ 3:16 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 5, 2007

"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart."

~Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), Orator

5 Nov 07 @ 3:15 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 29, 2007

"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape."

~Dr. Michael McGriffy

29 Oct 07 @ 3:14 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 22, 2007

"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there."

~Josh Billings

22 Oct 07 @ 3:13 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 15, 2007

"When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves."

~William Arthur Ward

15 Oct 07 @ 3:12 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 8, 2007

"Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, 'You owe me.' Look what happens with a love like that; it lights the whole sky."

~Hafiz,Sufi poet of Persia, 1320-1389

8 Oct 07 @ 3:10 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 1, 2007

"The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do."

~Sarah Ban Breathnach

1 Oct 07 @ 3:08 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 24, 2007

"A loving person lives in a loving world.

A hostile person lives in a hostile world.

Everyone you meet is your mirror."

~Ken Keyes, Jr. (1921-1995), writer

24 Sep 07 @ 3:07 AM  | 1 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 17, 2007

"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do."

~Voltaire

17 Sep 07 @ 3:06 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 10, 2007

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

10 Sep 07 @ 3:05 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 3, 2007

"The center of human nature is rooted in ten thousand ordinary acts of kindness that define our days."

~Stephen Jay Gould

3 Sep 07 @ 3:05 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 27, 2007

"I believe that the reason of life is for each of us simply to grow in love."

~Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), writer

27 Aug 07 @ 3:04 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 20, 2007

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

~Leo Buscaglia

20 Aug 07 @ 3:03 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 13, 2007

"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle."

~Thich Nhat Han, Vietnamese Buddhist monk

13 Aug 07 @ 3:02 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 6, 2007

"The way to succeed is never quit. That's it. But really be humble about it."

~Alex Haley

6 Aug 07 @ 3:01 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 30, 2007

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him."

~Anonymous

30 Jul 07 @ 2:59 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 23, 2007

"Most people are too busy living life to ever put life in their living..."

~Doug Firebaugh

23 Jul 07 @ 2:58 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 16, 1007

"I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promise. I choose to risk my significance; to live so that which comes to me as seed goes to the next as blossom and that which comes to me as blossom, goes on as fruit."

~Dawna Markova

16 Jul 07 @ 2:58 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 9, 2007

"The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green."

~Thomas Carlyle

9 Jul 07 @ 2:57 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 2, 2007

"No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves."

~Amelia Earhart

2 Jul 07 @ 9:56 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 25, 2007

"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun."

~Mary Lou Cook

25 Jun 07 @ 2:55 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 18, 2007

"A human being is a part of a whole, called by us 'universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

~Albert Einstein

18 Jun 07 @ 2:54 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 11, 2007

"I had found a kind of serenity, a new maturity... I didn't feel better or stronger than anyone else, but it seemed no longer important whether everyone loved me or not - more important now was for me to love them. Feeling that way turns your whole life around; living becomes the act of giving."

~Beverly Sills

11 Jun 07 @ 5:52 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 4, 2007

"Be thankful for the things that you don't get, that you don't want."

~Bob Dylan

4 Jun 07 @ 9:56 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 28, 2007

"You are not boring or vain or simple or mean. You're colorful, complex, and have a beauty that's all your own. And for the record, you are infinitely nicer than they give you credit for."

~Author and recipient unknown

28 May 07 @ 11:06 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 21, 2007

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these."

~George Washington

21 May 07 @ 7:13 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote of the Week for May 14, 2007

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie." ~Tenneva Jordan

Happy Mother's Day to our Moms' of Dynoswimmers and our Dynoswimmer Moms!

13 May 07 @ 9:09 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May , 2007

"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both."

~James A. Michener

7 May 07 @ 5:13 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 30, 2007

"Don't waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it."

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

30 Apr 07 @ 5:30 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 23, 2007

"Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is like a broken-winged bird that cannot fly."

~Found inside a fortune cookie

23 Apr 07 @ 6:32 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 16, 2007

"The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone."

~Orison Swett Marden

16 Apr 07 @ 7:33 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 9, 2007

"Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals.”

~Charles M. Crowe

9 Apr 07 @ 7:35 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 2, 2007

"I'm sore everywhere. I'm achy, I've got blisters and I do have a lot of tendinitis in my ankle. Other than that, I feel great." ~Ray Zahab

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2 Apr 07 @ 6:48 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 26, 2007

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing."

~Abraham Lincoln

26 Mar 07 @ 6:39 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 19, 2007

"I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

~Michael Jordan

19 Mar 07 @ 5:00 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 12, 2007

"I'm going to swim that river or die trying. But dying is not my intention." ~Martin Strel

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12 Mar 07 @ 6:53 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 5, 2007

"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through." ~Rosalyn Carter

5 Mar 07 @ 6:35 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 26, 2007

"Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing." ~George Sheehan

26 Feb 07 @ 5:56 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 19, 2007

"Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung." ~Voltaire

19 Feb 07 @ 5:58 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 12, 2006

"I could use a little love and affection, but I sure as heck won't get any from Pat."

~An unidentified Dynoswimmer

12 Feb 07 @ 4:05 AM  | 2 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 5, 2007

"The mind's first step to self-awareness must be through the body."

~George Sheehan

5 Feb 07 @ 6:54 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 29, 2007

"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."

~Alexander Graham Bell

29 Jan 07 @ 3:28 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 22, 2007

"These are the 'Good Old Days.'"

~Sign hanging inside Billy's Tap Room and Pub located in Pt. Jefferson, L.I., New York

22 Jan 07 @ 5:58 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 15, 2007

“When we look at modern man, we have to face the fact that modern man suffers from a kind of poverty of the spirit, which stands in glaring contrast with a scientific and technological abundance. We've learned to fly the air as birds, we've learned to swim the seas as fish, yet we haven't learned to walk the Earth as brothers and sisters.” ~Martin Luther King jr.

15 Jan 07 @ 11:09 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 8, 2007

"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." ~Sir Francis Bacon

8 Jan 07 @ 5:22 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 1, 2007

"The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year." ~John Foster Dulles

1 Jan 07 @ 6:52 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 25, 2006

“Christmas gift suggestions:

To your enemy, forgiveness.

To an opponent, tolerance.

To a friend, your heart.

To a customer, service.

To all, charity.

To every child, a good example.

To yourself, respect.”

~Oren Arnold

25 Dec 06 @ 1:06 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 18, 2006

“Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don't quite know how to put our love into words.”

~Harlan Miller

18 Dec 06 @ 3:19 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 11, 2006

"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." ~Theodore Roosevelt

11 Dec 06 @ 6:16 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote of the Week for December 4, 2006

"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered." ~Nelson Mandela

4 Dec 06 @ 10:49 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 27, 2006

"Energy and persistence conquer all things." ~Benjamin Franklin

27 Nov 06 @ 6:04 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 20, 2006

"You can't cure a 48 hour hangover with a 24 hour swim." ~Anonymous

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20 Nov 06 @ 6:04 AM  | 4 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 13, 2006

"I may look low-key or (be) soft-spoken but that does not mean that I lack leadership or commitment." ~Incoming United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

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13 Nov 06 @ 9:18 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 6, 2006

"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will." ~George Bernard Shaw

6 Nov 06 @ 6:41 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 30, 2006

"A friend is someone who will help you move. A real friend is someone who will help you move a body." ~Anonymous

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30 Oct 06 @ 7:33 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 23, 2006

"In order to swim fast, you need to swim fast." ~A Wise Man

23 Oct 06 @ 5:31 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 16, 2006

"Life breaks everyone and, afterward, many are strong at the broken places." ~Earnest Hemingway

16 Oct 06 @ 6:43 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 9, 2006

"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success." ~Napoleon Hill

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9 Oct 06 @ 10:32 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 2, 2006

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." ~Harriet Tubman

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2 Oct 06 @ 5:28 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 25, 2006

"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise."~Robert Fritz

25 Sep 06 @ 5:27 AM  | 1 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 18, 2006

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." ~Alan Kay

18 Sep 06 @ 6:30 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 11, 2006

"You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy." ~Colin Powell

11 Sep 06 @ 3:45 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 4, 2006

"Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well."

~Vincent van Gogh

4 Sep 06 @ 12:48 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 28, 2006

"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it, the tree is the real thing."

~Abraham Lincoln

28 Aug 06 @ 5:43 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 21, 2006

"Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed."

~Mwai Kibaki

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21 Aug 06 @ 12:57 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 14, 2006

“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done.”

~Dwight David Eisenhower (American 34th President (1953-61) who lived from 1890 to 1969.)

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14 Aug 06 @ 6:51 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 7, 2006

"We progress because we are willing to change." ~Thomas Watson

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7 Aug 06 @ 10:40 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 31, 2006

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." ~Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan

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31 Jul 06 @ 4:36 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 24, 2006

“A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed. It feels an impulsion - this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons.”


~Richard Bach

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24 Jul 06 @ 12:12 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 17, 2006

The following is taken from the 2006 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships

"It's great to be here, but it doesn't feel that good to get second by two-one-hundredths [of a second]. But then again it's all put in perspective because I'm here and I'm racing."

~Indiana's Kevin Swander on his 100 Breaststroke

17 Jul 06 @ 8:36 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 10, 2006

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” ~Mother Teresa of Calcutta

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10 Jul 06 @ 12:13 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of July 3, 2006

"Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim." ~Thomas Macaulay

3 Jul 06 @ 12:47 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 26, 2006

"Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much -- the wheel, New York, wars and so on -- while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins have always believed that they were far more intelligent than man ... for precisely the same reason." ~Douglas Adams

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26 Jun 06 @ 1:44 AM  | 1 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 19, 2006

"So I jump ship in Hong Kong and make my way over to Tibet, and I get on as a looper at a course over in the Himalayas. A looper, you know, a caddy, a looper, a jock. So, I tell them I'm a pro jock, and who do you think they give me? The Dalai Lama, himself. Twelfth son of the Lama. The flowing robes, the grace, bald... striking. So I'm on the first tee with him. I give him the driver. He hauls off and whacks one -- big hitter, the Lama -- long, into a 10,000-foot crevasse, right at the base of this glacier. Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-galunga. So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I say, 'Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know.' And he says, 'Oh, uh, there won't be any money, but when you die, on your deathbed, you will receive total consiousness.' So I got that goin' for me, which is nice." ~Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) in "Caddyshack"

18 Jun 06 @ 9:54 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 12, 2006

"The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end." ~Harriet Beecher Stowe

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12 Jun 06 @ 4:54 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of June 5, 2006

"What I spent, I had; What I kept, I lost; What I gave, I have." ~Henry Ward Beecher

5 Jun 06 @ 1:30 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 29, 2006 - Memorial Day

"Saddam would not allow us here; he would slay whoever came here. It's freedom now!" ~Salah Maadi Khafaji, an Iraqi swimming in a part of the Tigris that had been off limits to ordinary Iraqis, Los Angeles Times, 6/17/03

29 May 06 @ 12:14 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 22, 2006

“The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.” ~Rensis Likert

22 May 06 @ 9:40 PM  | 1 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 15, 2006

"We don't see the world as it is; we see the world as we are. If I am an unchanging stability seeker who just wants to maintain the status quo most change is a threat. If we're constantly seeking new challenges and opportunities to grow, most changes are an opportunity." ~Jim Clemmer

15 May 06 @ 11:09 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 8, 2006

"Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want." ~Anna Lappe, O Magazine June 2003

8 May 06 @ 1:53 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of May 1, 2006

"Develop slowly, steadily, and persistently in all ways. Never give up. Breakthroughs are made by those who keep going when others let up." ~Author Unidentified

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1 May 06 @ 2:29 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 24, 2006

"I feel more like I am now than I was before I dived in." ~Graffiti on the wall of the Guiness Brewery Pool, Dublin, Ireland

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24 Apr 06 @ 9:34 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 17, 2006

"When the earth floods from global warming, the swimmers will rule the world." ~Author unidentified

17 Apr 06 @ 11:27 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 10, 2006

"By its very nature sport is about participation. It is about inclusion and citizenship. Sport brings individuals and communities together, highlighting commonalities and bridging cultural or ethnic divides.”

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10 Apr 06 @ 11:51 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of April 3, 2006

"Support your teammates. Without their help and competition, you could never reach your own best level." ~Author Unidentified

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3 Apr 06 @ 2:30 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 27, 2006

I set my own goal and hit out for it. ~Johnny Weissmuller

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27 Mar 06 @ 10:21 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 20, 2006

"In self-discipline one makes a 'disciple' of oneself. One is one's own teacher, trainer, coach, and 'disciplinarian'. It is an odd sort of relationship, paradoxical in its own way, and many of us don't handle it very well." ~William J. Bennett

20 Mar 06 @ 11:45 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 13, 2006

"It is possible to practice anything. You can practice perfection, or you can practice sloppiness. The way you practice is the way you compete." ~Author Unidentified

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13 Mar 06 @ 8:59 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of March 7, 2006

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." ~Mark Twain

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6 Mar 06 @ 12:03 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 27, 2006

"You're not a wave, you're a part of the ocean." ~Mitch Albom

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27 Feb 06 @ 12:34 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 20, 2006

"A career in swimming is what matters, not one race, nor one meet, nor one season. Consistency is what gets the job done." ~Author Unidentified

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20 Feb 06 @ 10:11 PM  | 1 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 13, 2006

"I knew what my times were and how my practices were progressing and how close I was to the goals I had set for the year. I swam hard. I always swam hard. If I didn't, I knew I would pay for it either the next day or the next meet." ~Debbie Meyer

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13 Feb 06 @ 11:57 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of February 6, 2006

"If one synchronised swimmer drowns, do all the rest have to drown too?" ~Steven Wright

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6 Feb 06 @ 12:21 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 30, 2006

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." ~Walter Bagehot

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29 Jan 06 @ 10:35 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 23, 2006

"The one piece of advice I can give you is, do what turns you on. Do something that if you had all the money in the world, you'd still be doing it. You've got to have a reason to jump out of bed in the morning." ~Warren Buffett

22 Jan 06 @ 2:29 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 16, 2006

"Every human being is the author of his own health or disease." ~Buddha

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15 Jan 06 @ 11:49 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 9, 2006

"Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute. What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Begin it and the work will be completed." ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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8 Jan 06 @ 5:07 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of January 2, 2006

"Integrity is what you would do if you were never to be found out."

~Given in a speech (widely referred to as the "We are Brothers, Boys" speech) by the guest of honor, La Salle Military Academy's oldest living alumnus, Class of 1912, at the La Salle Military Academy Alumni Day Parade, to the corps of cadets, April 1988.

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2 Jan 06 @ 12:48 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Merry Christmas, Dynoswimmers!

"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." ~Dr. Seuss

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23 Dec 05 @ 9:46 PM  | 4 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 19, 2005

"Sure, you can say swimming is a selfish sport. You're the one who goes into the pool and makes your own times and wins medals, minus the relays. But without a team, without those special people in your life to push you harder then you've ever swam, in practice and in races, without them to help you through the hard times, without them to give you a reason to keep showing up to practice, then you wouldn't be out there anyways. I don't think there is a single swimmer out there that wants to swim only by themselves, that they want to do all their sets, their hundreds of laps a day alone. Without a team to help me through all my hard times, not only would I not be swimming, I probably wouldn't be in school. Never, ever, underestimate the power of a team." ~Unidentified UCSC Swimmer

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18 Dec 05 @ 10:54 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 12, 2005

"I may be smelly and I may be old,

Rough in my pebbles, reedy in my pools,

But where my fish float by I bless their swimming,

And I like the people to bathe in me especially women."

~Poem by Stevie Smith

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11 Dec 05 @ 11:37 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of December 5, 2005

"Don't think, just do." ~Horace

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5 Dec 05 @ 4:30 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 28, 2005

"As the skipper used to say, 'Where's that effing dog?', and you'd take a look and you'd see it swimming away behind like." ~David Walker

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28 Nov 05 @ 9:35 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 21, 2005

"Believe in yourself, not only in swimming, but in life itself. You always have to have fun. You have to have an open mind. If you're not enjoying it, don't do it. Life's too short." ~Debbie Meyer

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21 Nov 05 @ 4:44 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 14, 2005

"Remember to do the things you enjoy away from swimming, regularly." ~Ian Thorpe

14 Nov 05 @ 11:59 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of November 6, 2005

"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way." ~Christopher Morley

6 Nov 05 @ 8:42 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 31, 2005

"If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all." ~Michelangelo Buonarroti

31 Oct 05 @ 11:37 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 24, 2005

"Swimming was a big deal for us. It was sort of a bonding thing for my dad and I." ~Ronald Reagan jr.

24 Oct 05 @ 12:28 AM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 17, 2005

"The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it." ~Woodrow Wilson

17 Oct 05 @ 8:57 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 10, 2005

"Each person has his own safe place: running, painting, swimming, fishing, weaving, gardening. The activity itself is less important than the act of drawing on your own resources." ~Barbara Gordon

10 Oct 05 @ 8:59 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of October 3, 2005

"There is a special sadness in achievement, in the knowledge that a long-desired goal has been attained at last, and that life must now be shaped toward new ends." ~Arthur C Clarke

3 Oct 05 @ 8:38 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 26, 2005

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." ~Plato

25 Sep 05 @ 4:41 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 19, 2005

"Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal." ~Robert Collier

18 Sep 05 @ 7:10 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 12, 2005

"Always remember, whatever the goal--keep your eye on it." ~Anonymous

11 Sep 05 @ 10:01 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of September 5, 2005

"I just refused to give up, to give up the dream. I was in excruciating pain, my arm was numb and they said it would be six months, if ever, for me to be back in the water. I thought my career was over, I was shattered but I never lost hope. I've always believed if you want to do something badly enough you will do it. Some told me that if you visualized healing an injury it would heal faster and that's what I did."

~2004 Australian Olympic diving team qualifier Lynda Dackiw, 4 months before the Athens Olympics.

6 Sep 05 @ 8:59 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 29, 2005

"Susie had no talent whatsoever. She's a little person who couldn't even make a final at a state meet - coming and showing the world that on sheer guts and determination you can do anything you want!"

~Susie Maroney's coach Dick Caine, after her 200 kilometer marathon swim from Mexico to Cuba.

29 Aug 05 @ 7:27 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the week of August 22, 2005

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." ~Anonymous

23 Aug 05 @ 8:41 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 15, 2005

"The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become." ~Anonymous

15 Aug 05 @ 7:24 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 8, 2005

"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." ~Anonymous

9 Aug 05 @ 9:18 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the Week of August 1, 2005

"For myself, losing is not coming second. It's getting out of the water knowing I could have done better. For myself, I have won every race I've been in." - Ian Thorpe [AUS]

1 Aug 05 @ 4:14 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the week of July 25, 2005

"Being your best is not so much about overcoming the barriers other people place in front of you as it is about overcoming the barriers we place in front of ourselves. It has nothing to do with how many times you win or lose. It has no relation to where you finish in a race or whether you break world records. But it does have everything to do with having the vision to dream, the courage to recover from adversity and the determination never to be shifted from your goals." ~Kieren Perkins

24 Jul 05 @ 8:28 PM  | 1 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the week of July 18, 2005

"Swimming will tear you up inside so be ready, be ready to hate it, because at certain points in your career, you will. 'I've always loved swimming' will never come out of the mouth of a true swimmer. You think you have what it takes, reconsider! Do you want to know what makes a real swimmer? It's that stubborn person who knows that most everyday will lead to hell just to prove it can be done - to go through it because someone said it couldn't be done. True swimmers dream to be the best, even when they know in their heart of hearts, that the best is reserved for a select few. True swimmers know that swimming isn't always a sport of love, but the real swimmers, the truly great swimmers, do it anyway. They do it in spite of the pain and agony. They know it's there and they've accepted it. They realize that the pain won't go away and the sport never gets easier, but they keep going. They know that the only way to make it all worth while is to strive to reach their goals and when they've achieved one goal, the stakes just got higher on another. But those swimmers will stop at nothing to achieve; that is what makes for a real swimmer." ~Author Unidentified

18 Jul 05 @ 12:15 AM  | 4 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Quote for the week of July 11, 2005

"Mainly, I like to have fun. Swimming is all about having fun, and I am a firm believer that you should keep swimming as long as you are having fun, but I can say that it becomes much more fun as you get older and learn more about the sport, life, and especially more about yourself." ~Scott Goldblatt

11 Jul 05 @ 7:35 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

Reading My Mind

I read this quote today, "I was so surprised. Then again, I was so relaxed in the water, it felt amazing." ~Pieter van den Hoogenband [NED] (after winning a gold medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000)

8 Jul 05 @ 4:42 PM  | 0 comments  |  Quote for the Week category

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