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Steve’s Zoom call(s), to cover 400 dry land exercises

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Coach Steve Friederang, the Editor of Competitive Swimmer Magazine and CEO of

  • Coach Friederang has degrees and teaching credentials in kinesiology, motivational psychology, and English. 
  • He has coached over 100 age group swimmers to the US top 16 and National records, All Americans, and world-ranked athletes who learned their first flip turn from him.
  • Steve loves coaching coaches and has presented at ASCA, ISCA, the U.S. Olympic Training Center. He has led international workshops and is writing his third book, "Perfecting Practice".
  • Steve also co-authored Cool Coach software and designs training equipment, the most recent of which is the Smart Pulley. 

Steve's thrilled to invite you into his home gym and workshop to share in real time.

See and learn of creative concepts on exercises to improve swimming performances and joint balance between practices. Steve can help you help swimmers make a habit of doing specific things between practices that help them help themselves, going from good to great!

Content that makes swimmers swim faster. 

• Teach swimmers to apply the S.A.I.D. principle to their dryland training.
• Interact with Steve, live, in the most specific dryland swim environment.
• Build a plan for your swimmers to come back to swimming with better strokes and more specific strength and a HABIT of doing the right exercises between team practices.

Update: Watch the first recorded event in the series.

2020 Postal Meet Challenge for those in grades 8, 7, 6 and 5.

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Going postal: We are seeking a meet experience for this week for our middle school team.

We were to have a middle school meet on Thursday, Feb 6, 2020, and it is off for whatever reason. But, we'll hold a time trail with our swimmers. To make it more meaningful, let's open this up to share our results and make it a postal meet.

Do your times in your pool. We'll compare results and rank the swimmers' times. 

The form below seeks coaches to sign up. We'll confirm events later with an email discussion. Then set up a form, again, or use a Google Document, to post results from the kids we coach. 

  • Timeline, Tuesday to Friday, Feb 4, 5, 6 and 7, 2020.
  • Course: 25-yard pool.

Sign up with initial interest with the form below.

Easy. Fun. No charge. If you have additional comments that you'd like others to see, post below on this page in the comments' section. 

IPSL Meet for Ellis swimmers in 7th and 8th grade

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The Ellis School has four swimmers in grades 7 and 8 attending this meet. 

Ellis swimmers have a warm-up time of 11:15 am and Google says it is a 2-hour-15-minute drive. Let's depart at 9 am. Try to arrive at the vans by 8:50 am so we can roll by 9 am. One parent is attending on the van with us so far. 

Bring a snack for the van ride. After the meet we are invited to stay at the host school for pizza and salads. Sounds like a good offer to me. 

The info below just arrived with final meet details.

Original meet details.

2020 IPSL Information
HB campus map

HB Campus map

Boys and girls team trophies at the IPSL meet

Team trophies for IPSL swim meet

HB pool and IPSL meet

Beautiful 8-lane pool at H.B.

IPSL team scores

Overall team scores of the 2020 meet

IPSL 100 free results

Results from the girls 100-yard free. Ellis got second place!

Memo to those in the stands at the PPS swim meet for 4th and 5th graders

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Way to go Swimmers, Coaches and Guardians!

Three cheers for everyone’s participation in the PPS swim meet!

rom: Coach Mark Rauterkus,, 412-298-3432

December 3, 2019

Swimming is a great way to battle the winter blues – and we would love to see your continued participation in the great sport of swimming!

1. All are invited to more swim instruction and aquatic game-play with SKWIM at these times.

8:30-10:30 am on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Allegheny School, (across from Aviary)

11:30 to 1 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Allegheny School, (across from Aviary)

8:30-10:30 am on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Allegheny School, (across from Aviary)

11:30 to 1 pm on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Allegheny School, (across from Aviary)

2-4 pm on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Moon Area High School Pool

8:30-10:30 am on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Allegheny School, (across from Aviary)

11:30 to 1 pm on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Allegheny School, (across from Aviary)

2-4 pm on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Moon Area High School Pool

2. Bonus: Get a free, competitive swimming, lycra suit (while supplies and sizes last) when you attend one of these practices listed above if you call, text or email in advance with your swimmer’s name, gender and estimated suit size (24, 26, 28, 30, 32).

For more details, call, text or email,, 412-298-3432.

In the summers, Coach Mark works at the day camp at The Pittsburgh Project on Pittsburgh’s Northside. Other swim, SKWIM and water polo games are are held frequently at Citiparks Ammon Pool in the Hill District and at Highland Park Pool.

Water polo scholarship

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Ron Gonen, a former athlete from both the University of Massachusetts and Young Athletes of America Water Polo Club, has established a $5,000 scholarship available to water polo athletes aged 14-19 who exhibit leadership or the potential for leadership based on the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and community.

Named in honor of his mother, the purpose of the scholarship is to provide an athlete with limited financial means the opportunity for high level training and instruction. Funds can be used for academic endeavors such as private high school tuition with a water polo team.

 Button below goes to the formal application. The deadline for the application is July 1st, 2019. Send all application material to

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