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 and Last Lap

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

Recent blog postings:

Wisconsin Rauterkus nominated for teaching award
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Catherine, crushing it at the AAA Conference General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio
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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
Hearing preservation matters.
President Elect of American Academy of Audiology, Catherine Palmer, invites all to Columbus, Ohio
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Catherine Palmer tells a story in New Hamshire with The Moth
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Family Game Night advocated
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Made the cover of the NISCA Journal with last year’s Obama Varsity Team
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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.
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