Sunday, July 11, 2010

[CLOH-News & waterpolo] Final Day & First Days -- invites to water polo at Pgh Peabody starting Monday

[CLOH-News & waterpolo] Final Day & First Days -- invites to water polo at Pgh Peabody starting Monday: "[CLOH-News & waterpolo] Final Day & First Days -- invites to water polo at Pgh Peabody starting Monday"

Hi All,

Best of luck for TODAY and TOMORROW in terms of sporting happenings.

Today is the last day of the US Women's Open in golf at Oakmont as
well as the final for the FIFA 2010 in football (soccer) in South
Africa. Plus, another event happens on Sunday in Pittsburgh in the
river -- with a first time masters open water swim. Best of luck to
all as those events conclude.

Tomorrow brings a fresh start to another event. Water polo. You are
invited to participate and play some water polo with us this summer.
If nothing else, help to get the word out to others so we have a
program full of players in the city.

Starting at 10:30 am on Monday, July 12, 2010, we're re-starting our
community water polo practices with play at Pittsburgh's Peabody High
School. We'll practice every week day, Monday through Friday, from
10:30 to noon from July 12 to at least August 13, 2010.

Pittsburgh Peabody High School is located on the corner of Highland
Ave and East Liberty Blvd, It has an indoor, 6 lane pool, so we'll
play rain or shine -- and even if it gets super hot again. After you
enter the school's front door, turn to the right in the first hallway
and walk past the gym to the swim pool doors.

This water polo invite is for a drop-in program that can fit within a
busy summer-time schedule. So, just come to practices when you can
make it. There is no need nor expectation to attend every day for the
next five weeks. A RSVP email to me, Mark at, is nice, but
not needed.

We played water polo last summer at a Citiparks pool in The Hill and
had 50 kids joining us on our peek day of practice attendance. Some of
the kids got to play a bit of water polo within the school year with a
team at Pgh Schenley and even the middle school kids at Pgh Obama
participated. But this is open to anyone, boys and girls, city
residents or not. Rookies should not be intimidated.

We've found that the die-hard swimmers are generally working out with
their swim teams, so those with modest swimming abilities should
attend. So don't fear these practices as there is both deep and
shallow water.

Water polo gives a great opportunity for summer fitness for all sorts
of athletes. Baseball players, soccer players and those seeking
conditioning for other fall and winter sports can jump in and get a
nice workout, make new friends and pick up skills in a fun, team

Getting some help at the clinics from some adults is welcomed as well,
either in the pool or managing subs and the score table.

Those in the Pgh Public Schools Summer Dreamers Camps, (grades 6, 7
and 8) and others with daily conflicts who won't be able to play in
the clinics at these times are encouraged to send me an email so I can
contact you again with updates to expand practice times in evenings,
weekends and later summer sessions.


Mark Rauterkus Mark.Rauterkus at
Swimming and Water Polo Coach, Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, PA
412 298 3432 = cell


Thanks to Wireless Neighborhoods for help in hosting the water polo activities!

World Cup Travel Blog from a Pittsburgh soccer coach in South Africa:

Volunteers at US Open mentioned Grant in a P-G article:

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