Triathlon

Let's get serious about signing up and training for the Pennsylvania High School State Triathlon Championships on Saturday, May 18, 2019

Signing up for the event at a table at the park.

Time to put your name on the line and sign up and get active! 

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This page provides Triathlon insights for students at The Ellis School and beyond concerning the Pennsylvania High School Triathlon event. Doing a Triathlon is an optional endeavor beyond the Track & Field team at The Ellis School. Also see Coach Mark's T&F page at CLOH.org

Discovery

We're going to make plenty of discoveries in the next weeks and months -- about ourselves, our friends, our city, our environment, our futures. This quest to compete in the Pennsylvania High School Triathlon Championships is new, exciting, ambitious and is going to open plenty of new experiences and opportunities.

Jonah, a former high school swimmer who was on Coach Mark's squad in the past, getting his number on his arm before the open water swim at Moraine. Jonah was student at Allegheny College and also spent some months working in Alaska.

Hopefully you are joining us in some capacity at the Pennsylvania High School Triathlon Championships on May 18, 2019.

Coach mark Rauterkus
  • Swim coach since 1976
  • Former Tri Race Director
  • Publisher of many books and articles
  • Organized 120+ athletes in Pittsburgh's Liberty Mile Road Race
Mark Rauterkus

"I love to engage the students' passions and kindle their energy and that of the larger community by presenting serious sports opportunities. Confidence soars. Safety is never compromised."

Practice PlanS

Habits, whole body, holistic.

Digital Badge for Exercises Routines

Digital Badges - Routines - with a med-ball exercise and fitness instructions.

Sports are:
  • Games of
  • Time,
  • Space, and
  • Relationships.

Open water swimming happens throughout the summer on Monday evenings, weather permitting, at Moraine State Park. The Mighty Moraine Man race series occurs in the same, man-made lake, but from another side where there is better beach-front entry and exit. 

Former swimmer and summer-time employee, a high-school student at PPS Sci-Tech, gives thumbs up sign in an open-water training event at Moraine. Coach Mark is in the water too with the white swim cap. Open water swimmers always wear caps and goggles. 

Front of kayak

Those without the swimming stamina to make an entry into the triathlon races can enter an adventure race. The adventure race has kayak paddling, cycling and running -- no swimming. Furthermore, adults are also encouraged to be present and support the swimmers in the water by paddling along with the athletes swimming in the water.

More Events

Summer 2019

  • Open water swimming on Monday evenings at Moraine State Park, Potters Cove

Fall 2019

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