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!
Christmas letter in PDF format with hyperlinks:
As a swim coach, I endorse this message.
Swimmers jump in the pool and swim up-stream all the time. It isn’t easy. But, being a swimmer is a lifestyle, and it makes us stronger, wiser, tougher and better!
In flag football, if you fail to catch a forward pass, it is no big deal. Your team might have to punt. If you miss a foul shot in basketball, no one dies. When at the pool, failure isn’t an option. To fail while swimming across the deep end of the pool is not the same. If failure looms large for oneself, or even a friend, while at a pond, lake, river, or in the ocean at a beach – experiences at Swim & Water Polo from Summer Dreamers can be priceless. Swimming is a lifelong skills and there will be times in the days, weeks, seasons and years to come – when swimming ability counts greatly.
Hail To Pitt!
Update: At the general election in November 2017, the voters in the city of Pittsburgh elected to change the city’s charter to allow city workers the opportunity to take on part-time work as athletic coaches for Pittsburgh Public School. More than 31,000 YES votes, 73%, were in favor. By the way, the unopposed re-election of Mayor Bill Peduto, D, generated 95% support and 39,000 votes.
Listen to this radio interview
Radio host, Dimitri, talks with Coach Mark Rauterkus about more people being eligible to be hired as part-time coaches at Pittsburgh Public Schools.
Fortunate to be able to visit with them tonight.
There was a tie in the points served by the judges in the audience, but the winner was named. Catherine won for the third time in Pittsburgh.
Bishop Zubik and Catherine at the gala for The DePaul School of Speech and Hearing
To be honest, the meetings that were shared in the story that happened in City Hall and in Church after mass were with Pittsburgh’s former Bishop, Bishop Wuerl. This photo, taken a few years later at a special event for DePaul School show Bishop Z and Catherine. Both served as board members for the school.