Way to go Swimmers, Coaches and Guardians!
Three cheers for everyone’s participation in the PPS swim meet!
From: Coach Mark Rauterkus, Mark@Rauterkus.com, 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, Mark@Rauterkus.com, 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.
Here is a story that needs to be repeated about some swimmers in a meet in Michigan swimming their final relay in their final relay -- and using only one arm.
Kevin posted and summed it up well, "Swimmers being swimmers."
For years, high school swimmers were warned before their meets. "No jewelry!"
All had to take off their ear rings and friendship bracelets. Oh, those friendship bracelets were tough. Some had been worn for years -- and were often sentimental keepsakes that the rules and officials terminated, year-in-and-year-out. Ugh.
Finally, the rules have changed. Kids can swim with a nose ring, an ankle bracelet, rings and even a pony tail tie!
To assist you in meeting the NEW TIME REPORTING DEADLINE REQUIREMENTS for the 2019/20 season, Hy-tek Training for Meet Manager and Team Manager will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at Bethel Park High School beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Library. Pre-registration is not necessary, and participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to the training.
The Library at Bethel Park High School - 309 Church Road - Bethel Park, PA 15102 - enter through the athletics entry, make a right turn upon entering, head through the doors on the far side of the gymnasium. Though those doors head straight past the auditorium and the library is on the left.
Please review the NEW TIME REPORTING DEADLINE REQUIREMENTS from the April 23, 2019, scheduling document - available on the WPIAL Website.
Please contact either Jamie Morton (firstname.lastname@example.org) or David Kutrufis (email@example.com) with any questions.
The meetings dates, times and locations for coaches and officials about the PIAA Swim Rules for this season are posted on the CLOH.org calendar and here,