Show Off Swims throughout the fall semester with MACS

Notice the improvement in swimming abilities.

Practices began in the fall and video shows various ability levels. In the first days, a few of the swimmers could swim in deep water. By the end of the semester, every student could swim a length of the pool.

These highlights focused upon freestyle swimming and ignored┬áthe water polo and SKWIM game play. The intra-squad game play was a valued element of the educational experience. Sadly, opportunities for competition with other school-based teams and water polo clubs did not materialize as planned. More than five “game days” were cancelled. Some swimmers did go to North Allegheny for a clinic and game play on a Sunday afternoon.

Background music was recorded from some parade sounds this fall while on a trip to New Orleans.

About the author 

Mark Rauterkus

Swim, SKWIM and Water Polo coach and publisher in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a nonprofit advocate organization and webmaster to the International Swim Coaches Association. Head varsity and middle-school swim coach for The Ellis School. Former candidate for public office on multiple occasions.

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