[412-public-news] Crisis in the water --- and you're invited to the Saturday Swim School this week

Mark Rauterkus mark.rauterkus at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 14:25:15 EDT 2018

Hi All, near and far!

We've got a crisis -- or a few of them -- in our future.

#1. Global engagement and fitness with kids seems to be in a decline.

A great commentary was published in Swimming World magazine about the
crisis in a favorite domain of mine, competitive swimming.

>From the international to the local scene, we need to evolve our
interactions with our youth and gather all the support we can muster for
our communities. Wellness -- from gun violence to school safety  --
matters. We've got to step up our game in many ways.

Check out my blog post with a pointer to that article on competitive
swimming and a follow-up conversation about our one-size-fits-all solution.


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#2. Regional

If you do nothing else, please click the PETITION directed at the school
administrators at Eastern Michigan University who want to cut its
super-successful men's swim team.


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#3 Local Invite

Adults and high school kids are able to meet me on Saturday from 8:30 am to
11:30 for the Saturday Swim School.

Kids in middle and elementary school are able to swim from 11:30 to 1 pm.


I really want to get the former students of Swim & Water Polo from PPS
Summer Dreamers back in the water and playing SKWIM.

There is no charge as this is a labor of love.

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#4 Three different Lifeguard Classes have been offered and are filling to
capacity, also a part of the Saturday Swim School. https://Guard.CLOH.org
to get on the waiting list.

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#5. We're hiring both kids and adults to help with our summer activities at
the pools in the city.
Apply with this google form. https://cloh.org/wp/archives/2050


Mark Rauterkus       Mark at 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 <http://cloh.org/>

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