Great coaching leadership and nice story.
Great coaching leadership and nice story.
Equipment is on display and ready for sale at the trade show as part of the American Swim Coaches World Clinic in Anaheim, California, in September 2018.
Tip: Click image for larger view.
This 37-page handbooks is something that all athletes, guardians, coaches and medical professionals need to be aware of in terms of the anti-doping efforts and clean sports. Worthy of a read and download.
Wonderful ebook for parents to help guard against bad behaviors that can occur among sports and community teams with some evil acts that are harmful to kids.
The link to the resources in a number of different formats.
Mark Rauterkus was an invited speaker to the Kittanning Rotary Club on February 28, 2018. These resources assist with interactions with members and other Rotary groups in the future.
Coach Mark Rauterkus joins us from Pittsburgh’s historic South Side. Mark has been a swim coach since 1976 when he started a swim team as a high-school-aged lifeguard.
He has coached nine (9) years at the college level. Mark has worked for more than 52 athletic directors and 34 principals. In his career, more than 10,000 kids have called him “Coach Mark.”
His swimmers have set state records in: Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and Massachusetts.
Mark’s newest role: executive director of SKWIM USA, a nonprofit to grow the aquatic game of SKWIM.
Mark’s passion as an advocate in the city is expressed at C–L–O–H dot org. Creating Literate Olympians Here.
Feel free to team up with a youngster for meaningful online adventures.
I’ll speak about my personal history as a coach in swimming and water polo in the city — and throughout my career. But, it isn’t much about me, however. The focus is on how we can leverage sports, fitness, wellness and efforts in our communities around the realm of playing well with others. Some of the basic understandings of the purpose and meaning of sports need to be put into better focus.
Sports are games of time, space and relationships. That’s from a book I helped publish years ago, Sport, Spirit & Soul.
With a philosophy and a few concept maps, we can make improvements and reform — as many elements in sports are in trouble and messed up.
So, I’ll talk quickly about some problems and how they can be fixed. And, how the wisdom of the group of those in attendance can make an impact with the community, teams, coaches, and participants — as well as with their own families — in terms of sports.
Likewise, I’ll leave with a few challenges and tools for others to do, online, for free, for fun, if interested. Q&A of course.
My message is a help us think again about sports and recreation from school age kids to seniors, spectators to league managers.
I love to present off of my iPad. Photos help to put more sizzle into the story. I have the various types of adapters, VGA, HDMI, and Apple’s Lightening.
As a way to be more interactive, especially among friends and with a smaller group, we can share our own remarks and move through the talk, guided by the questions on this quiz. Door prize expected for top answer giver, but I’m biased as to what answers I’m seeking. Most questions have no right or wrong answers, much like life.pop-quiz-for-Rotary-Club
Save the date. Saturday evening. Our athletes are getting to take the field at 5:30 pm with the professional team, the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds. Show up after 5 pm and before 5:30 to visit with the coach and volunteers.
Our swimmers, water polo players, SKWIM athletes, staff and lifeguards — plus family and friends — are invited to join together for a special event this Saturday evening, tomorrow, July 15, 2017, at South Side’s PPS Cupples Stadium for interactions on the field with Pittsburgh Thunderbirds, a city’s professional ULTIMATE team.
Arrive after 5 pm to check in with Coach Mark, and be ready to hit the field from 5:30 to 6 pm with the players. Then we’ll stay to watch and cheer for the team at its 7 pm game.
Meet up at the gates of the stadium AFTER 5pm and before 5:30 pm. Youngsters should be accompanied by an adult. This is an optional event. Everyone has to get there on their own.
Tickets (generally $10 each) to the game between the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds vs. Detroit have be obtained by Coach Mark for our group. Everyone who can attend the game needs to reserve their family’s tickets by doing ONE of the following:
At the game, Coach Mark hopes to visit with guardians and players and share some other insights into additional activities to come in our normal sessions slated for this summer — plus some other optional activities too.
Thank you Pittsburgh Thunderbirds. The game of ULTIMATE is a disk-game much like our aquatic game of SKWIM. Seeing these players and their teamwork, passing, defense, hustle and sportsmanship can inspire our play and help us become better athletes.
We’re going to be playing SKWIM and water polo from 6 to 7:45 pm every TUESDAY and THURSDAY evenings for the weeks to come at the outdoor Citiparks AMMON Swim Pool, Bedford Ave & Memory Lane, Hill District. — Weather permitting.
Mark Rauterkus Mark@Rauterkus.com PPS Summer Dreamers' Swim & Water Polo Camp Executive Coach Swimming Coach with The Pittsburgh Project Varsity Boys Swim Coach, Pittsburgh Obama Academy Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team http://CLOH.org (412) 298-3432 = cell
The video above is only 21 seconds. It was from a game with many rookies. Use the comments area below to write what you see.
Test your knowledge, and the delivery of these questions and answers concerning aquatic’s safety and surf knowledge by taking these four multiple choice quizzes for a whirl. They are new and may need to be edited. Your suggestions and feedback is desired.
Every question has an opportunity to comment. You do need to register with a username and password. You need to take the tests in order.
Our event and visit to the historic, Citiparks’ Oliver Bath House on South Side was a big success.
Congrats to our friends at TeamUnify.
Mr. Fristoe will continue to lead TeamUnify from their Bend, OR headquarters. TeamUnify will continue to develop and support their entire suite of products which actively service 4,000 swimming clubs and nearly 1,000,000 active members.
This is a temp page that is going to be updated later today to support a grant application for Swim, SKWIM and Water Polo.
These events are optional and extra and are NOT a part of the normal Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Summer Dreamers events. Families are invited to participate in the following community events on your own. No transportation is provided by PPS. Questions should be sent to Coach Mark Rauterkus, 412-298-3432, (cell) or Mark@Rauterkus.com.
Downtown Parade for Pittsburgh’s Bicentennial down Liberty Avenue, Saturday, July 9, 2016. Arrive after 10 am. Parade begins at 11 am. After the parade, play aquatic games at Northside, Citiparks’ Sue Murray Swim Pool, Cedar Avenue, across from the Giant Eagle / Sunoco gas station.
Tip: Our parade position and meet-up is going to be at Liberty Ave and 11th Street. We will meet behind a school bus that is to be decorated for PPS and the Pittsburgh Promise.
Tip 2: Park your car, if you drive, near CAPA or else on the Northside by the swim pool. then walk to Liberty Avenue and 11th, near the Strip District.
Swimmers from Summer Dreamers with Athletes United for Clean Air are going to march with Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Pittsburgh Promise to celebrate the city’s history.
Update: Due to parade protocol, the message for the parade is about Pittsburgh Public Schools and Summer Dreamers — and not about, “Go USA! Go Leah!”
Olympic schedule insights:
Cheer for Leah Smith and Katie Ledecki as they race together in Rio on:
More Swimming, Water Polo and SKWIM opportunities in Pittsburgh this summer:
* Additional events always published at the open google calendar at CLOH.org.