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:

First day of school, grade 17, for my baby!
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Catherine tells her story of water for our summer campers who won’t be allowed to swim.
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Women, Ph.D., presidential candidate, Jo Jorgensen, in a one-hour interview
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Election day and a flashback to a campaign from 19 years ago
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Tulane Graduation
Well done, Grant!
I hear it is the weekend. Email blast returns with some good news after two month vacation.
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Hey Portal! Show my mom, dad and sisters.
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To Mayor Peduto and Chief of Staff Gilman
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Catherine is giving an interview on satellite radio today about social isolation.
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Looking down the road, what positive outcomes do you hope for and expect because of this COVID-19?
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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[...]