Saturday, August 18, 2018

Fwd: If the worst should happen… swim to survive

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From: Rowdy Gaines


Let me tell you a story....

A year ago last August, Hurricane Harvey put a third of Houston under water, killing 88 people.
 
During the flood, Alma Jimenez and her daughters were forced to evacuate their home. Thankfully, the girls had been participating in a free learn-to-swim program offered by the Harris County Aquatics Program — a Make a Splash Local Partner in Houston. 
As Isaura and Briana stepped into the waist-high waters, Alma reassured them: "Don't be afraid even though the water is moving fast. You know how to swim. If the worst should happen and we get separated, swim to survive. We will find each other again when it is safe."
 
Even though the family lost everything, Alma directly credits the USA Swimming Foundation's Make a Splash initiative with helping her children survive.
With gratitude,
Rowdy Gaines
U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist &
USA Swimming Foundation Ambassador
P.S. As a parent, grandparent and lifelong swimmer, I'm asking you to join me in helping more children learn how to swim, regardless of their race, gender or financial circumstances. Your contribution provides crucial funding for our Make a Splash initiative and all of our programs that save lives and build champions—in the pool and in life.

P.P.S. Looking for a Make a Splash Local Partner in your area? Click here to search by city, state or zip code.
USA Swimming Foundation 
USA Swimming Foundation | 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909


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Mark Rauterkus       Mark.Rauterkus@gmail.com
Swimming and Water Polo Coach, Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, PA
http://CLOH.wikia.com
412 298 3432 = cell

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Fwd: Project Ghana Applications Are Open!

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We Are Lifeguards. We Are Globetrotters. We Are Activists. We Are ISLA.
Visit our website for more information on our humanitarian operations.
 
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PROJECT GHANA 2018

NOVEMBER 17 - 24th
 
 
ISLA Returns to Ghana! In 2016 we deployed an international team of lifeguard instructors, who conducted our most challenging training program consisting of over 120 training course participants. In the end, our ISLA instructors and participants rose to the challenge, and the government established a national rescue unit comprised of various military and public safety personnel. The Ghana National Aquatic Rescue Unit (GNARU) was born!

Checkout the pics from our 2016 project: This year our team of International Lifeguards will be working with GNARU to conduct our  a 3-day Basic Open water Lifeguard Course in Accra, Ghana. Our ISLA Team will then spend a couple of days shopping, touring, and experiencing the local culture. This will be an adventure you can't miss! 

Volunteer applications close August 26th. The selection process is highly competitive; apply early to give application an extra edge.   
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WHO WE ARE

ISLA is the world's leading surf lifesaving development organization. Since 2008 we have:
  • Conducted 52 Humanitarian Projects
  • Deployed Over 400 volunteers 
  • Operations in 6 continents. We'd say 7, but there are No lifeguards in Antarctica:) 
  • Trained over 1,000 lifeguards
  • Donated over $100,000 in lifesaving equipment
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fwd: How's that working out?

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From: John H

Paul Street once again points out the obvious about our 'two party system' – it simply doesn't work for the country.

John

Article

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Mark Rauterkus       Mark@Rauterkus.com 
Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a 501(c)(3)
The Pittsburgh Project - swim coach and head lifeguard
Middle School Swim Coach at The Ellis School
Former Varsity Boys Swim Coach, Pittsburgh Obama Academy
Sabbatical for 2018: PPS Summer Dreamers' Swim & Water Polo 
Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team

http://CLOH.org

412 298 3432 = cell

Fwd: Russia-gate one year later

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From: John H

I just received this post from Consortiumnews.com and I believe that it is too important not to send right out.  It may well attack some of your preconceptions, but I urge you to read it in full.  The danger we face as a nation because of our willingness to accept 'evidence free' charges of wrongdoing just because they are widely repeated in the establishment media endangers all of us in many different ways.  It should be an axiom of any thinking person to at least question received wisdom when no evidence is presented in support of its validity – and in this case no evidence has been presented in support of the government's assertions; while counter-evidence has been presented which renders these assertions to be impossible as presented.

John


Link to article 

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Mark Rauterkus       Mark@Rauterkus.com 
Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a 501(c)(3)
The Pittsburgh Project - swim coach and head lifeguard
Middle School Swim Coach at The Ellis School
Former Varsity Boys Swim Coach, Pittsburgh Obama Academy
Sabbatical for 2018: PPS Summer Dreamers' Swim & Water Polo 
Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team

http://CLOH.org

412 298 3432 = cell

Friday, August 10, 2018

Fwd: Morgan Bergren- Pro Volleyball and The Minimalist Lifestyle



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From: Dr. Rob Bell <drrobbell@drrobbell.com>
Date: Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 6:48 AM
Subject: Morgan Bergren- Pro Volleyball and The Minimalist Lifestyle
 
Morgan Bergren is 24 and a Professional Volleyball Player for VC Wiesbaden. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. Her third year of professional volleyball she adopted a minimalist lifestyle.

"When I come home I am overwhelmed by all of the material things I have accumulated over the years. Getting to travel with only two suitcases has helped me appreciate a more minimalistic lifestyle. I'm still growing and learning exactly what that means for me, but I do know I would rather collect more memories than more stuff. I'm currently working to apply this approach to more areas of my life, and to just keep it simple by loving God and loving others"














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Mark Rauterkus       Mark.Rauterkus@gmail.com
Swimming and Water Polo Coach, Schenley High School, Pittsburgh, PA
http://CLOH.wikia.com
412 298 3432 = cell