Roots, wings N@ of Mark Rauterkus

My "running mates" and I have been blogging for a long time -- even before the term "blog" was invented.

I have coached more than 10,000 athletes and get to teaches about 200 kids how to swim every year. One former swimmers serves in the U.S. Senate. Another swimmer, a Pittsburgh Public Schools student, claimed the city's first W.P.I.A.L. gold medal and W.P.I.A.L. record. Our team was the first in the city to win a W.P.I.A.L. section title, in any sport.

Having worked for more than 52 different athletic directors and 35 principals, Coach Mark's swimmers established state records in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois and New England. I was the first to publish an electronic book in any sport, and I coined the term, "red zone."

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Coach Mark Rauterkus, sons and Catherine

Senior night for Erik

Recent blog postings:

Election day and a flashback to a campaign from 19 years ago
Posted on FacebookTuesday, June 2, 2020, was a Pennsylvania Primary Election Day. Nineteen years ago, I was on the ballot[...]
Tulane Graduation
Well done, Grant!
I hear it is the weekend. Email blast returns with some good news after two month vacation.
I'm back, and gearing up for a dry and busy summer.See the archives.
Hey Portal! Show my mom, dad and sisters.
So fortunate to gather on Sunday afternoons with parents and sisters now that the portals have been obtained and mastered.[...]
To Mayor Peduto and Chief of Staff Gilman
Video Story: Kick-off Presentation and a call to meet as soon as possible.A worry and a suggestion for a solution[...]
Catherine is giving an interview on satellite radio today about social isolation.
Catherine is going to be on the radio at 1:30 pm eastern time, today (Wednesday), SiriusXM's Doctor Radio, #110,  on[...]
Bear hunts happen here!
Our bear is sporting a swim suit, of course. We long for the time when we can go back to[...]
Looking down the road, what positive outcomes do you hope for and expect because of this COVID-19?
Hard to find the positive today, but here goes: Better Planning for Rocky Times We, as responsible people in society,[...]
My photo used in COVID-19 news from AP about sports venue in Thailand
This news article from Bangkok hits at home as it used my photo The role of sports in the COVID-19[...]
Let’s not re-start the war on drugs with this vape madness
When will politicians learn and avoid their over-reaching? PA law-maker wants to outlaw flavored vape products. Humm. We're finally getting[...]
Catherine’s interview on the show, Doctor Radio, about hearing health
Interview comes in two parts. The middle commercials were removed due to YouTube issues with the pop music.