The Saturday Swim School is a labor of love with Coach Mark Rauterkus and a crew of other volunteers. We’re looking for Scouts, summer-swimmers, future lifeguards, and former Summer Dreamers to come out and join us as well.
With Summer Dreamers in 2018, #SDA18, our regular, daily, Swim & Water Polo Team Meeting is going to include some circle time. This new program wrinkle comes on the wake of a school district push to Restorative Justice.
A few years ago, a friend, Richard King, PhD, helped to launch and lead a practice with circles with the students in a program he championed, Mindful Gardening. He is not leading any SDA activities in 2018., sadly.
Wishing for sanity and dialog in recent seasons
In 2017 as well as in the early part of 2018, I would have welcomed the on going use of restorative practices within PPS programs. The kids were fine. I needed the circles among a few of the adults who were going in different directions.
This offers a dramatic mind shift for some at PPS. With us at the swim pool, not so much. Sure, it is a new wrinkle. New touchstones are going to be needed. But we have always had an approach that gives students a voice, some choices, and builds upon respect.
Both work sites and young people need to step up now.
Learn and Earn 4 9 2018
Those who do not qualify for the Learn & Earn can apply for work with our Swim & Water Polo efforts at a google form.
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New swimming film in final stages.
The pledge goals are already achieved. Bravo!
Best hashtags of the year:
First 2-minutes of the film
Slides for our pending presentation in Seattle, Washington, for the Washington Recreation and Parks Association meeting. See: http://www.wrpatoday.org.
Triple the time of recess.
Game design get attention with systems and recess.