My wife is the master of ceremonies for this event and will tell a few short stories among the others on the program. If you want to come out and support the cause, a seemingly worthy one, I’ll see you there.
Click image to get the PDF of the poster.
Thanks in advance for reading and passing along these good news links — far and wide. Three different chapters of the same engagement story. Video highlights too.
But we’ll be outdoors at 6 pm at Citiparks Ammon tonight, (and every Tuesday and Thursday), weather permitting. Plus, we go to another site to play SKWIM with 3 summer teams as well.
Wonderful that the team and coach are out and in the light of day, but please don’t say, again, that “it is the best possible outcome.” Part of the outcome was the death in service of a gentleman / diver, and that should not be discounted.
Tremendous efforts from a team of super talented individuals from around the world. The entire ordeal is so hard to fathom.
Time to celebrate — and mourn. May peace come to all who return home. May future explorers always posses the wisdom, courage and lessons learned from these past weeks.
School-age swimmers (and their guardians) throughout the region who are interested in playing organized, competitive water polo are being called to an organizational meeting from 7:30 to 8:30 pm on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the swim pool lobby of Mt. Lebanon High School. The South Park Aquatic Club is going to expand and host the new water polo club and accept participants from any school. This is Pittsburgh’s COMBINED team for boys and girls in high school and middle school. More details then.
After the meeting on 5/31, join in for Underwater Hockey, 8:30 pm, most Thursdays at Mt. Lebo’s indoor HS pool.
On from 5 to 7 pm on June 1 and again on June 7, 2018, our fun aquatic team game, SKWIM, is going to be shared with the swimmers on the Greensburg Country Club team.
I’m willing and able to bring along equipment and go to your area swim pool or lake-front and meet with your team, campers or groups to conduct a clinic and organize some games. Call or email me to schedule a visit. Water safety, sportsmanship, teamwork, and fun are all guaranteed.
To experience SKWIM at our indoor city pool, adults and kids are welcome join us from 11:30 am to 1 pm on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at our final Saturday Swim School of the school year at the Northside’s Oliver High School. See https://Swim.CLOH.org/saturdays/
We need LIFEGUARDS everywhere, especially at The Pittsburgh Project. I might be able to help you get certified too. Anyone willing to get a summer job as a guard – email me. Apply by following links at http://pittsburghproject.org/
HOUSE Concert & Music with our guitar-playing, songwriting friend from Austin, Texas, Kyia Hartman, Thursday, June 12, 2018, at our home. Limited space, wonderful tunes and talent. Just $15 per to performer. So talented.
Outdoor water polo at Citiparks Ammon Rec Center pool in The Hill District happens from 6 to 7:45 pm every Tuesday and Thursday, weather permitting, starting June 19.
Save the date for our annual July 4th open house when sit around and hold a group reflection on the most fantastic and inspirational the June 12th house concert.
Techie types, save Saturday, September 22, 2018, for Pittsburgh’s WordCamp, a one-day community event about the open-source WordPress software.
Tomorrow wraps up the membership vote for President Elect of the American Academy of Audiology. I’ll be holding my breath — when playing Underwater Hockey, and that’s about it. =;-0
All this and more, such as Monday nights open water swim at the lake at Moraine State Park, are kept up to date the Google calendar at CLOH.org, https://cloh.org/wp/cloh-org-calendars
Be safe and mindful on this Memorial Day Weekend.
Mark Rauterkus Mark@Rauterkus.com Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a 501(c)(3) PPS Summer Dreamers' Swim & Water Polo Camp Executive Coach Middle School Swim Coach at The Ellis School Former Varsity Boys Swim Coach, Pittsburgh Obama Academy Recent Head Water Polo Coach, Carnegie Mellon University Women's Club Team Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team http://CLOH.org 412 298 3432 = cell
The month has been busy. Three updates below:
1. Catherine’s stories,
2. my new duties as executive director of a nonprofit, and
3. my presentation to California swim coaches.
#1) My wife’s fourth story was recently part of the national radio show,
Moth Radio Hour, and associated podcast. For a bit of humor, tune in. Tip:
the full recording of the show is worth the time as the second and third
stories are amazing too.
Just Catherine’s story: https://themoth.org/stories/shopping-in-china/
Link to all of Catherine’s online stories: https://themoth.org/storytellers/catherine-palmer
#2) I’ve got a new advocate role with a budding nonprofit to go along with
my local swim coaching with Pittsburgh Public Schools, the
Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, The Pittsburgh Project and The Ellis
School. I’m now the executive director of SKWIM USA.
#3) My presentation with (slides, audio, and links to videos) to last
week’s Pacific Swim Coaches Clinic about game-play, water polo, SKWIM and
our approach in Pittsburgh, PA, USA, is now documented and shared at
Planning for summer is in full swing. If you think my efforts with
sportsmanship, teamwork, aquatic safety and aquatic fun can help you and
yours, email or come to the Saturday Swim School at Oliver High School on
the city’s Northside. We can visit there and better sustain these
wave-making activities. http://swim.cloh.org/saturdays/
Our city, Pittsburgh.
Come Live Over Here — if you can. Sadly, we had no Saturday Swim School because of freezing rain that was then covered with five-inches of snow throughout the night. In the day, the temperature hovered about 10-degrees Fahrenheit. But, we’ve got a team to cheer for on Sunday!