Proposal for Swim & Water Polo for Summer Dreamers 2017 has been submitted

In 2016, the contract for Swim & Water Polo from Pittsburgh Public School was for 47 students. That was about 25% of the contract for 2015.

In 2017, the aim is to get more sites, more students and more water polo.

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Planning and proposals are being crafted for activities for Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Summer Dreamers Academy. Early feedback may arrive in January.

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Swim & Water Polo, always one of the most popular activities among students, gets everyone into the pool every day. If you can’t swim, you’ll learn. We improve our strokes, abilities and all become deep-end swimmers, divers and real aquatic athletes. Play various aquatic games, especially SKWIM and Olympic water polo. Zoom ahead in your fitness, strength, teamwork skills and have fun.

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Rohan, Toby and swimmers with Swim & Water Polo at PPS Summer Dreamers at Highland Park Pool.

Hi Swim Friends!

We are holding a water polo practice and game day that all are invited to attend at the Sarah Heinz House on the Northside on Friday, Nov 11, from 1 to 3 pm. Come on down to the pool. No school.

On Saturday, Nov 12, and on other Saturdays throughout the winter, except over holiday weekends, we are holding a new Saturday Swim School that has proven to be a lot of fun. But we have more room for you and yours. We meet from 11:30 to 1 pmat the Oliver High School Pool on the Northside, at 2323 Brighton Road, Pgh, 15212.

In other news for the future, I’m going to be offering an 8 week session of Swim & Water Polo for ADULTS from 7:30 to 9 pm on Wednesday nights at the swim pool in the Carnegie Library of Homestead. That is in association with PUMP (Pgh Urban Magnet Project) and its PSL (Pittsburgh Sports League). More news at: http://pittsburghsportsleague.leagueapps.com/leagues/swimming/195579-winter-17-skwim—wednesdays–cloh-pool

Our middle school and varsity swim teams are starting up in the days to come. Hope to get lots of students onto their team’s swim teams. Let me know if I can help.

Coach Mark Rauterkus, 412-298-3432 = cell
Mark@Rauterkus.com

https://CLOH.org

Open Water Swim Seminar at our Saturday Swim School with expert coach, Joella

Calling all open water swimmers, coaches, varsity swimmers interested in open water swimming, and triathletes, of course. We are going to do our first SEMINAR at the Saturday Swim School and devote a three-hour session to skills and insights associated with open water swimming.

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This is the first time we’ve been able to a introduce a new partnership with Joella. Not only is she a great triathlete, but she is a coach and director of a youth triathlon team that aims to expand with activities in the city of Pittsburgh.

In the summer of 2016, a few of the city kids were able to join in with the open water swims hosted at Moraine State Park. A former Schenley and Obama swimmer, Jonnah, was also able to race in the sprint triathlon in September too. Next year, we want to be going north for open water swims and triathlons by the van and bus loads. But, it starts now, here, on November 5. We need to gain the knowledge, insights, and confidence of how it works to swim in the open.

Space is limited to 20 people. Sign up now with an email.

As a bonus, stick around after the session ends at 1 pm to learn and play Underwater Hockey to 1:45 pm. So, if you have a mask, snorkel and fins, bring them.

As a triple bonus, show up at 8 am to play the aquatic game of SKIWM. That happens from 8 am to 10.

Feel free to pass the word. Copy this URL, http://cloh.org/wp/archives/682.

Handouts and Invites

For South Side POPS and posted to Facebook:

Join Coach Mark of the Obama swim team at the Obama swim pool from 7 to 9 PM on Wednesday (Oct 26) for special community open swim and water polo practice to celebrate the re-opening of the Obama swim pool and the pending start of the high school and middle school swim seasons.

Students, parents, swimmers and even friends and families are welcome to bring their suit and towels to the pool to take a dip, get a few pointers and consider the benefits of aquatic fitness.

Pool party, 7 to 9 pm on Wednesday. Jump in. Feet first!

For those at the Sarah Heinz House:

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For students at Arsenal Middle School:

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For those who were a part of Summer Dreamers Swim & Water Polo

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Saturday Swim School poster at Oliver High School
Pittsburgh is a swimming town.

For students at Langley

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For Students at Sci-Tech

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For Students at Obama

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For Tiger Water Polo Players in grades 6, 7 and 8

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General Handout to anyone in Pittsburgh

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For High School Swimmers at Brashear, Carrick and Allderdice

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For varsity swimmers, triathletes, high school athletes at Central and elsewhere

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For Triathletes, Pittsburgh Triathlon Club, any swimmer looking to do Open Water Swims in the future, Coaches and Future Leaders in Outdoor Settings

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