Practices and scrimmages at CMU have been a regular part of the school year schedule

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Scrimmages with Pittsburgh Masters and Carnegie Mellon University players often occur  throughout the fall and spring semesters from 9 to 11 pm.

Stay in the loop as to when and where practices are being held throughout the year by sending an email to Mark@Rauterkus.com and following the Facebook groups as well as the google calendar at CLOH.org.

When in doubt about specifics, feel free to call Mark Rauterkus, 412-298-3432.

Pitt to host Women’s Water Polo National Club Championships on May 5, 6 and 7, 2017

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University of Pittsburgh plays host to a national championship tournament for three full days on May 5, 6 and 7. Pitt’s squad is the 12th seed. Penn State University is also playing and the 16th seed.

See the schedule of games at the Collegiate Water Polo Association page. 

Other teams are from:

  • Ohio State
  • Texas A&M
  • Call Tech
  • University of California-Davis
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • University of Central Florida
  • San Diego State
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Dartmouth
  • University of Utah
  • Columbia
  • Grand Valley State
  • Washington University in St. Louis

Special events are being planned for this weekend in Pittsburgh, beyond just going to the games to cheer.

Art All Night features our Swim & Water Polo original painting for sale: $350

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In the summer of 2016, as part of Swim & Water Polo Camp with Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Summer Dreamers at Camp Carmalt, a devoted and talented teacher, Sam Murrell, a long-time coach and artist on the BGC Staff, organized the painting of this mural / poster.

This painting is nearly 4-foot wide and 5-foot tall. It can be yours for a special price at Art All Night for only $350.

Purchase it now as the non-show price is $900.

A much larger mural was in Art All Night in 2016, but its price tag was more than $3,500. That mural did not sell, yet.

photo of head of Sam

Sam, staff member and artists with Swim & Water Polo.

Proceeds for the sale of this and last year’s piece of art would go to Swim & Water Polo equipment such as fins and goggles, for the kids in our camp.

Hope to see you tonight, at the one night show, at Art All Night. See https://www.artallnight.org/wp/. The show is in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh on 36th Street, near the river. You can’t miss it. No charge for admission.

Coach Nikola moves to college squad

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Coach Nikola to Leave Tiger Water Polo

News from Jim Staresinic on April 9, 2017

Dear Club Members,

Today, Coach Nikola has accepted the Head Coaching position at Washington and Jefferson College. As such, effective June 1st, 2017, he will no longer be the Head Coach of our club program or the high school team. Nikola has been an indelible part of our water polo family for nearly six years and, at times, it felt as if he would be with us forever. But, his career as a coach is blossoming not just with this move, but also within the United States Men’s National Team system: both great career developments that we cannot be anything but proud of him and happy for him and his family. In the coming days, weeks and months, there will be much more to say about his impact on the players and families who have had the opportunity to get to know him and play for him. But, for now, I am sure that all of us just want to wish him well and take advantage of the days ahead before he starts his new venture. Obviously, there lies a tough mission ahead for our club to find a new coach, and this will be pursued in proper fashion. But, today is a day just to congratulate Nikola, wish him well and reflect on six very good years for our program.

Congratulations Nikola!

 

Archived Invites

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Special event invites and calls for entries:

From 6:30 to 9 pm on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 on Pittsburgh’s historic South Side at the Oliver Bath House

Click for RSVP and gratis tickets.

Educational

The National Drowning Prevention Alliance holds in annual educational conference in Pittsburgh at the Wm. Penn Hotel from April 11 to 14, 2017. See NDPA.org.

Reserve your ticket to our free SKWIM event and post-game open house.


Pittsburgh’s Masters Water Polo to play at CMU’s spring tournament

Joie is helping to organize the team for April 8 and 9, 2017. Reach out to her or leave a message below on the comments on this page if you are going to play.


Your invites can be posted in the comments below. Share your pointers.

Coach Nikola to Leave Tiger Water Polo

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Nikola coached at Summer Dreamers on the Northside at the Sue Murray Pool.

from Jim Staresinic on April 9, 2017

Dear Club Members,

Today, Coach Nikola has accepted the Head Coaching position at Washington and Jefferson College. As such, effective June 1st, 2017, he will no longer be the Head Coach of our club program or the high school team. Nikola has been an indelible part of our water polo family for nearly six years and, at times, it felt as if he would be with us forever. But, his career as a coach is blossoming not just with this move, but also within the United States Men’s National Team system: both great career developments that we cannot be anything but proud of him and happy for him and his family. In the coming days, weeks and months, there will be much more to say about his impact on the players and families who have had the opportunity to get to know him and play for him. But, for now, I am sure that all of us just want to  wish him well and take advantage of the days ahead before he starts his new venture. Obviously, there lies a tough mission ahead for our club to find a new coach,  and this will be pursued in proper fashion. But, today is a day just to congratulate Nikola, wish him well and reflect on six very good years for our program.

Congratulations Nikola!

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