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Looking for kids to come out for some Swim & Water Polo fun on Tuesdays and Fridays

Pittsburgh Invite!

Join new Swim & Water Polo practices.

From: Mark Rauterkus, Swim & Water Polo Coach
Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation & Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Summer Dreamers Academy
Obama Academy, Sci-Tech and U-Prep Varsity Swim Team

To: Students at PPS, Teachers, Parents, Guardians and any possible summer-time employees wishing for jobs as a lifeguard and/or swim instructor

Let’s go to the swim pool for a new, city-wide water polo program.

Learning to swim and then getting a job in the summers as a lifeguard and swim instructor is a big deal and something to celebrate! We are calling for all swimmers and non-swimmers to consider joining us for practices for a new activity. Learn to swim or swim better, stay in shape, grow stronger. You’re encourage to consider these opportunities to make continued progress, new friends and learn new skills in the weeks and months to come with me in some BRAND NEW AQUATIC PROGRAMS just being announced.

All the city’s middle school and high-school students, boys and girls, are invited to Swim & Water Polo practices. We will swim, work a bit on fitness, strokes, and then play and introduce everyone to water games such as water polo and SKWIM. Rookies are welcome. Bring your friends.

Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 pm at PPS Obama Academy.

Corner of East Liberty Blvd and Highland Ave, in East Liberty / Highland Park

Fridays from 5:30 to 7:00 pm – Thelma Lovette YMCA.

2114 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 – YMCA phone = 412-315-0990

First practices on February 2, 2016. An adult needs to sign in the student on the first first practice with the coach and with the YMCA on your first visit there. No charge to join. Bring your suit, goggles if you have them, towel and enthusiasm.

We are also looking for students to sign up for Summer Dreamers in Swim & Water Polo for 2016. Plus, we like to engage junior captains and junior lifeguards for service jobs in the summer with these activities with the BGC.

Mark Rauterkus, 412-298-3432 = cell

Mark@Bloomfield-Garfield.org Mrauterkus@PghBoe.Net Mark@Rauterkus.com

Feel free to forward elsewhere.

Last Day, …. not so much. We’ve got more summer to go.

Consider these new recreational activities for area kids, for grades 4 and older.

We hope the Water Polo players at Langley, Faison and South Hills can join with other area youngsters to sustain and grow the Swim & Water Polo experiences in the days to come.

Let’s wrap-up the Digital Badges, make new friends, compete, and play well with others beyond school days. Older swimmers and athletes are invited to water polo practices every Tuesday and Thursday from 11 am to noon at Citiparks’ Sheraden outdoor pool, weather permitting. We play tomorrow, Aug 6, 2015.

For more info, contact Coach, Mark Rauterkus, 412-298-3432.
Just show up.

Next week, we practice M, T, W, Th. at either West Penn (M&W) or Sheridan (T&Th). Practices organized with the help of Mark Rauterkus, head swim & water polo coach with Pgh Obama Academy and recent water polo coach with CMU women’s team.\

Adults get to play water polo every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 7:30 pm at Citiparks’ Ream pool in Mt. Washington.

Mark@Bloomfield-Garfield.org or
call coach’s cell: 412-298-3432.

Summer Dreamers invite for students and families of Camp South Hills’ Mindful Eating, Yoga, Multimedia

The fun learning of mindfulness skills at Summer Dreamers should continue. All are invited to a follow-up picnic at the end of the summer.

Plan to attend a picnic for Mindful Eating, Yoga and Media students and families on Wednesday, August 26, from 6:30-8:30 pm at South Hills Middle School. Bring your family and friends to visit our garden, share a picnic pot luck dinner, practice some mindful eating, and share your mindfulness goals for the coming school year.

We’ll invite the sound of the bowl to practice mindful listening.  We’ll teach parents and guardians how to increase awareness of our our breathing with the breathing ball. Plus, let’s show off our computer programs to show parents and guardians how breathing mindfully changes our heart’s rhythms. Finally, we’ll also have some herbs to take home.

Please RSVP to Richard King at kinggaines@comcast.net.

Also, a new Facebook Group  is open for you to “Like” and “Follow” for ongoing mindful updates, videos and exercises.
Mindful Eating, Yoga, and Media on Facebook = http://tinyurl.com/q8nzjfk
Appreciatively,
Richard King, PhD
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