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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:

With the Freeze came great news for summer = a grant for Aquatic Jamborees, playing well with others
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Super Bowl and ABC coverage from my wife
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Catherine Palmer tells a story in New Hamshire with The Moth
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Family Game Night advocated
Article about playing games with the family, from abroad. Our family has been know to play its share of[...]
Made the cover of the NISCA Journal with last year’s Obama Varsity Team
412-public-news email blast made mention of the cover​Generally, I'm not confused as a magazine cover model, but last week was[...]
Special event in Baltimore, 6:30 pm to 8 on Sunday, Feb 10, 2019 – Sporting in Silence
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Email list awaits your subscription, 412-public-news.
Getting signed up for the email list involves a two part process. Fill out the form below, and thenLog onto your[...]
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,
Getting ready to open a new site, <a href=""></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.
to 412-public-news Hi All, The Steelers have a bye week, and we're saying bye to the warm weather in Western[...]
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[...]