Rauterkus.com, a peek into the roots and wings of Mark Rauterkus N@

Mark and various "running mates" have been blogging for a long time -- even before the term "blog" was invented -- and this site proves as much. 

Mark takes credit for coaching Pittsburgh Public Schools' first W.P.I.A.L. Champion, first W.P.I.A.L. record breaker, and the first team to win a W.P.I.A.L. section title. He has coached more than 10,000 athletes, generally teaches 200 kids how to swim every year and one of his former swimmers is presently serving in the U.S. Senate. Having worked for more than 52 different athletic directors and 35 principals, his swimmers established state records in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and New England -- plus he was the first to publish an electronic book in any sport, and coined the term, "red zone." 

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Coach Mark and Last Lap

Coach Mark Rauterkus displaying "Last Lap" at Art All Night in 2018.

Recent blog postings:

Family Game Night advocated
Article about playing games with the family, from abroad. https://www.parent24.com/Family/Family-fun/boost-kids-skills-and-memories-with-weekly-game-night-20190118 Our family has been know to play its share of[...]
Special event in Baltimore, 6:30 pm to 8 on Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 – Sporting in Silence
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South Side parking woes
Hate to see this South Side Parking woes.Fire truck with siren on can not navigate the corner to reach a[...]
Holiday Letter from the Rauterki of Pittsburgh’s South Side
XMAS2018Happy 2019 to our Friends and FamilyCatherine, Mark (108 South 12th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203), Erik (Philadelphia, PA), &Grant (New[...]
Always liked the open-minded political landscape of MN voters, but still love the Land Value Tax
Nice read. But, the land-value tax is still a superior solution, in my humble opinion.Interesting article.Minneapolis Confronts Its History of[...]
Our baby is 21!
Coach Mark Rauterkus and his sons, Grant and Erik, swimmers at CAR, the Carlynton Swim Club, 2005HBD2G&MM!Love,Dad.
Only positive talk
Can't say, "No negative talk" as that itself is negative.Drill this broad concept into the team at a meeting. Get[...]
Lifeguard and new site, 4RS.org
Getting ready to open a new site, <a href="https://4rs.org">4Rs.org</a>. Hope to feature ways to network the swim scene in-and-around Pittsburgh.[...]
Cast of The Moth on stage after the show
Final bow. Wonderful show. Catherine told a great story that centered around a 16 month relationship with a plant, not[...]
Bye week. Moon shot. Grand Slam weekend.
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Another big week with Catherine
Catherine attended her first board meeting in her new role as president elect at her professional organization, Triple A, the[...]
Coach and swimmers in 2005
Golden years, coaching my kids. An interesting fact about this team was that all the coaches had their own children[...]
Great time at the World Clinic Exhibit Hall, booth 135
Steve was showing his inventions and helping coaches be better at our craft.
Hi Blue-Planet Citizens!
I'd love for you, your family and friends to consider a new set of swimming, play, fitness and community engagement[...]
My neighborhood, the Historic South Side, and my wife, teaming up for an event for lifting of voices.
My wife is the master of ceremonies for this event and will tell a few short stories among the others[...]