Cheer after the SKWIM game from the squad.
Content with updates from some of the kids of from our program for creating literate Olympians here!
I LIKE THE WATER POLO PROGRAM BECAUSE THEY TEACH ME HOW TO SWIM. THEY TEACH ME HOW TO PLAY IN THE WATER. I LIKE HOW THEY CATCH THE BALL WITH 1 HAND. I LIKE HOW THEY DO THE EXERCISE FIRST.
I like this week because yesterday we threw something – a hard and heavy weight into the pool. I dove in and I got it. And next, the coach threw one again, I got that too. But I can’t always deliver it it to the some without somebody helping me, but he drops too.
I like the water polo program because I like playing SKWIM because I like when it skwims across the water. I also like when we have to catch it with one hand and throw with the other. I like when we have to shoot it into the goal. I like when we exercise on the water and back float. The last thing that I like about water polo is that we have to work as a team and we have fun.
I like when when we play SKWIM because I keep scoring goals. I like that we have to where our head bands during SKWIM. I like learning how to dive in the deep. I like leading Coach Curtis exercise drills. I also like how I play with my friends. I am enjoying swimming very much!!!!
Last week we got to play water polo. The thing that I liked about water polo was when we really got to play water polo. The thing that I did not like about it was when we had to put the hats on our heads. Before we did all that we did a little swim exercise. We did a little exercise with a board when we had to swim on our back. We also did an exercise without the board.
THIS IS MY FIRST TIME HERE. I HOPE IT GOES WELL, I HOPE TO HAVE LOTS OF FUN IN THE POOL. WE WILL PLAY WATER POLO AND IT WILL BE LOTS OF FUN AND I MIGHT BE IN THE DEEP END. THE FREIZBEE GAME WILL BE FUN AND I MIGHT SCORE ON PEOPLE IN MY GROUP. THEY WILL GET MAD IF I SCORE ON THEM AND WHEN I MIGHT DO A ONE HAND CATCH AND WHEN I JUMP IN THE POLL IT WILL BE COLD AND WELL BE FREEZING AND HE WILL GIVE US TO PUT SOMETHING TO PUT ON ARE HEAD.
Last week at swim and water polo I liked everything we did at the pool. We get to swim and do exercises and swim sports like water polo and SKWIM. After swimming we did normal exercises and stretches and played other games at Swim and Water Polo. They also provide us with things we need to swim like flippers, borrowed swim trunks, kick boards. We get head gear and different exercises each time. We swim to build up our strength.
This week in Swim & Water Polo I learned some new water exercises, and I learned how to do a front stroke. I went in the deep water for the first time. I used flippers and life jackets to swim in the deep to help me swim and float.
This week in Swim and Water Polo I learned how to swim with my face underwater and how many strokes I should do until I bring my face above the water. I also learned how to swim in the deep water with my face in the water. I used my flippers to help me swim this week. We got to dive in the water. We had a new coach and new lifeguards too. They broke us up into groups. In the shallow we did freestyle stroke back and forth. In the deep water we learned treading water, and we got to jump and dive in the deep water. After jumping and diving in the deep water we swam back and forth, then we went to the shallow again and splash our lifeguard. We played SKWIM and ULTIMATE SKWIM, then we had free time for a little bit, and we got to do more diving and jumping in the deep water when all swam from the deep water to the shallow water. I HAD A LOT OF FUN IN SWIM AND WATER POLO THIS WEEK AT SUMMER DREAMERS.
I had fun this week because….. We got to kickboard kicking starting from the deep to shallow. We did the 25 25s race from wall to wall. We also played against Voyagers. Its like the finals! Windcave won Game 1. We were going to play again some day. We played find the penny. I found 4 pennies and some more. I got to dive and swim to the wall. I am happy I got a medal and won something.
Week 6 update from Cameron:
Last week at Summer Dreamers I passed my deep water swimming test. I passes it at the outdoor pool.
I like to swim. I liked to play the games. The exercises were fun! It was fun playing SKWIM with my teammates because we had to try to put the frisbee in the goal.
I love the program because I like our exercises. I also like when we play water polo. I also love when we get done early and get to free swim. We also get to play skwim. In water polo you have to catch the ball with one hand. In skwim you have to slide the the smooth yellow frisbee on the water. That is why I love Water Polo and SKWIM.
This week was the best week ever because we did new, fun exercises. The best exercise was the treading exercise. When we learned how to tread, it was so exciting and fun. I also learned how to swim in the deep. On Friday, July 14, we learned how to play ULTIMATE SKWIM. This is how fun it was this week.
This week I had fun because we did something different. This week we exercised with medicine balls. We also used medicine balls like kickboards. After that we used diving blocks. Coach threw the diving blocks in the water. First, I got the diving blocks in the shallow water. Then, coach threw diving blocks in the deep water. Last, we played water polo.
I like to dive in the pool. I like to do flips. I had fun playing water polo. The slippers helped me swim better. I loved playing skiwm!
I LIKE THE WATER POLO. IT IS FUN. WHAT I LIKE ABOUT IT IS YOU NEED TO WORK AS A TEAM. I LIKE WHEN WE EXERCISE FIRST. ALSO, I LIKE WHEN WE HAVE TO PASS IT WITH ONE HAND AND CATCH IT WITH ONE HAND. AND I LIKE WHAT WE HAVE TO WEAR ON OUR HEADS. I ALSO LIKE WHEN WE CAN GO UNDER WATER AND SNEAK UP ON THEM.
This is what I liked about SKWIM this week. I like when I passed it to my teammate and we scored some goals. And, I also like when I got to swim in the deep. I also like when we treaded. The best part was jumping and diving in the deep end of the pool. I liked when I kept blocking it. When we got to play ULTIMATE SKWIM, even though we lost, it was fun.
Last week was fun. We went to the Sue Murray Swim Pool, and I pasted my deep test and I got a metal. When we were at the outdoor pool, I dove in the deep end. We went down the slide, and it was fun. Mr. Mark told us to do our best and have fun any we did.
TODAY is my first day to Swim & Water Polo. I LIKE it. ABOUT Swimming is that I learned how to swim, to kick and the game SKWIM.
Before I could not go in the deep and swim in the deep water, but now I could swim. I want to achieve my goal, and I could. I can swim. I love to swim, and I can achieve my goal in SKWIM and Water Polo. I learned to swim and play awesome and cool games, and I learned how to float on my back.
I love how we are playing games.
I love Summer Dreamers because I get to swim and do water pool, and I love the teacher.
On Friday I passed my deep water test, and I learned how to swim.
I look forward to learning how to swim in the deep and be able to save somebody in danger or drowning.
The flippers help me swim faster. Sometimes we swim with the board and without the board. I Like to swim like a mermaid. And swim on my back and on my stomach. What I like about water polo is I get to catch with one hand and I don’t like about water polo is we have to wear the hats.
Skwim. We get to shot it into the goal and be in a group. What I don’t like is we can’t do air to air.
I LIKE SUMMER DREAMERS because I get to swim and get to have a good and nice Coach and nice good team. That’s what I like about Summer Dreamers and Swim & Water Polo Camp.
What I learned at Summer Dreamers is we did exercising to get strong. We have free time and we do back floating. We did a little of Water Polo. When we go swim, they let us go to the deep end. And, I like shooting goals in ULTIMATE SKWIM.
I LIKE SWIM AND WATER POLO BECAUSE I CAN BE WITH MY FRIENDS and like to swim and it teaches me how to swim backwards.
I want to be able to swim in the deep so I can be able to swim in a lake, and so I can be a swim coach. I will able to teach Adrian.
I liked that we can play SKWIM. We get to play together. And, we can go to see a team play. I like that I can swim in the deep part of the pool. I like that I swim at all — it can help me stay alive. I like that I can hold my breathe in the pool so I can hold my breathe in a lake. (Week 3 update.)
The water is very cold. My goal is to go to the deep water, finish the deep water test and learn to swim. I finally swam with a floaty and went under water. I had fun doing it and trying something new. I need to remember my trunks every day.
Water polo is a game I have played before and it was fun. The rules to the sport are simple. The rules of the game are have to slide the Frisbee on the water. Another rule is you can’t stick it in the water. Those are the basics of the game.
We played a game called Mr./Mrs. Wolf. I like playing the wolf game because if I was the wolf and I tagged someone they would be it. In swimming I passed my deep test, and I was so happy and my teacher was happy too. In the shallow water is so much fun to me I like to go under water with goggles. Under water I can see my friends playing in the water. We have these flippers. They have lots of colors and I like to where purple, but its not my size. THE END……..
I like swimming because is is fun. We play a lot of stuff. I passed my deep test. We played Mister Wolf and Four Corners. The first time I got in a pool was when I was 1 year old.
I like when I swim in the deep. It makes you have confidence. I like looking under water with goggles.
We play 4 square. I was the queen a couple times. We had a lot of fun. We played Mr. Wolf. I got caught 4 or 5 times. We played ske!!!!!!!!!!!!bo. I missed a couple times. We had a lot of fun. We played cowboy. We had fun. All of these games!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love swimming. Playing in the water. I love writing and playing Mr. Wolf. I love skiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiibo even four corners and 4s square and swim water polo. I gorilla, cowboy, and ninja.
I just love to swim. It my last day of camp, but I’m sad I’m leaving.
We played 4 square, then we go swimming, and we play in the water. The teacher tells us how swim. We go swim in the deep.
I like to swim because I have fun.
4 Square is really fun. But Skwim is really really fun. Sceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeball is really Awesome. I like the superman swimming technique. But my Favorite FAVORITE IS Learning how to face my fears of the water. And how to do it in the deep water.
SWIMMING IS AMAZING, but I’m now perfect at swimming in the deep end. BUT now the deep end is still terrifying, but you should go with the flow.
Signed, Corey, 10.
This is still the first week of camp and we are playing our second type of SKWIM game and have also played a little bit of water polo too.
SKWIM, Ultimate style, is played with an “end zone.” A point is scored after the offensive team passes the disk into the opponent’s end zone and another player on the offensive team gets to the disk first, keeping it above the surface of the water.
Unlike football and rugby, one can not swim nor carry the disk across the goal line by yourself. There must be a pass over the goal line to a teammate. When the pass happens, like all passes in SKWIM, the disk must touch the surface of the water. No air-to-air passes nor air-to-air passes for a score.
Other rules to note:
When a person has the disk, it can be held for up to three seconds. Not four seconds. Hold onto the disk too long and it is a turnover and the other team gets the disk.
When a person has the disk, the disk can not be taken out of his or her hands. The defense can block the pass. But stealing the disk within the three-seconds of possession is not permitted. No body contact too!
Photos taken at the end of practice on the first day of swimming at SDA17, Summer Dreamers Academy in 2017. Swimming happens at Allegheny Middle School. The academics and lunch happens at Pittsburgh King.
So sorry. The field trip has been called off as per messages from central office at Pittsburgh Public Schools. Ugh. So sad. We got on-site approval. Had the support of the water polo organizers. They were excited to have us come and watch as well. Then we make up the permission slips. Plus, we had almost universal buy-in from the guardians and the kids. Almost everyone had turned back a signed permission slip. Finally, the day before our slated trip — Thursday — today — we got the bad news. Can’t go. We won’t get to stray off campus at all in 2017. Really disappointed. We had done this in the past with Swim & Water Polo as part of Summer Dreamers.
Dear Guardians of Students in Swim & Water Polo activity at U-Prep:
The enclosed permission slip needs your attention and prompt return to the Swim & Water Polo teachers at U-Prep as we want to hike with all of our students from U-Prep to Pitt’s campus this week (on either Thursday or Friday) to watch water polo tournament games.
We seek your permission to walk to Pitt’s Tree’s swim pool to be spectators of these high-level games among high school players from around the region. After the 15-minute walk, we’ll observe the action and setting for about an hour. We’ll share many teachable moments and return to U-Prep in plenty of time for the regular bus ride at the end of the camp day. This field trip is to happen within the regular day’s activities at regular times in the afternoon activity. Of course, an early dismissal on that day would not be practicable.
Going on either Thursday or Friday depends upon weather, tournament schedule and getting a group of signed permission slips returned. Please have your child return this form to the Swim & Water Polo Coaches or else insert the signed form in the envelope for permission slips for Swim & Water Polo at the office.
Coach Mark Rauterkus
412-298-3432, Mark@Rauterkus.com https://CLOH.org
+ + + + Return to Camp U-Prep office or give to Swim & Water Polo teachers + + + +
Guardian’s Name: ___________________________
Phone #: ___________________________
Student’s Name(s): ___________________________
I give permission for my child to hike off campus from Camp U-Prep to Pitt’s swim pool to watch part of a competitive water polo tournament in the afternoon on Thursday, June 29 and/or Friday, June 30, 2017 as part of Swim & Water Polo activities.
Today’s Date: ___________________________
RETURN to Swim & Water Polo Teachers at Camp U-Prep
The schedule for the water polo tournament has been posted and is in the image below. Since there are no games slated for Thursday afternoon, the Swim & Water Polo students from U-Prep’s Summer Dreamers are going to need to go on Friday. We’ll need to depart quickly from lunch and walk quickly up the hill to make it to the game. Lunch is over at 1:40. Game begins at 1:30 am. The game is a girls game for either first place or third place.
Other students and families can go to the watch the games after camp ends on both Thursday and Friday. I am going to encourage the Camp King students to go to the pool on Thursday at 6 pm to watch our teacher, Ton, play in one of his games. He is playing in the blue boxes (for boys) with the Tiger team.
Kate, another staff member at Swim & Water Polo at Camp King, plays in the pink boxes (for girls) and Tiger. Her game on Thursday is at 8:10 pm.
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More discussion about the role of aquatics as part of PPS Community Schools can occur at 4:40 pm on Monday, August 21, as part of the #WeArePPS event at Langley. We’ll be in the resource area. See more insights at the other posting.
Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter, Article VII - Personnel, Section 707 - Multiple Employment Prohibited, by adding a new subsction f which will allow City employees being able to be scholastic sports coaches in part-time positions with Pittsburgh Public Schools.
The above text was put on hold for review of the City’s Law Department. Further text is not yet available. Expected action would be a change by substitution to make the amendment f as a ballot question at the next city-wide election.
Within Pittsburgh Public Schools, there is no shortage of athletic coaches.