Sunday, July 31, 2022

Fwd: Renegades this week

Referees are still needed for high school games in Western PA this fall!  If you are interested, please let me know, and I will connect you with the person who is doing the scheduling.  He will be able to give you more information on dates and pay.  

We've had some great scrimmage days so far this summer.  We'll be at Ammon (2217 Bedford Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219) again this week, Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:30ish.  Hope to see you there!

Many thanks to everyone who donated to the Ammon Carnival!  I know Charles appreciated our contributions and am sure the kids did too.

Have a great week,

Fwd: Fox Chapel Dive Club August 2022




Saturday, July 30th  2022


Hello all,

I hope you all are having a great summer - it's coming to an end quickly!
I wanted to write about the upcoming month of August 2022.

We do have practice tomorrow Sunday, July 31 - there are two workouts 
3-430pm and 430-6 PM 
The Fee is $40 for the 1.5 hour session.
    
Fox chapel dive club is off most of the month of August starting August 6, probably  through Labor Day, unless I hear something different as to when FCHS is opening The pool after maintenance. 
Every August they drain the FC pool for cleaning etc.

We do have diving this coming week 8/1, 8/3, and 8/5 @settlers  cabin wave pool' dive well 
- Monday Wednesday and Friday 
8:30 AM – 11 AM 
The fee is $60 per 2.5 hour session.

After Friday August 5th…
I will be offering private lessons probably at settlers cabin throughout the weekdays until their last day open.  I will find out that date this week and let everybody know. 

Thank you for a wonderful summer!
the kids all got a lot done and learned many new dives. I am very proud of them and proud of their accomplishments and I look forward to more and more of them.

***Please forward this email to anyone who has a child that may be interested in learning diving —any gymnasts Or parkour athletes  interested in high school diving. 
They can contact me and we will take it from there***

I'm very grateful for everyone of you who support me and the fox chapel dive club. 
Our club is sought after by parents and aspiring divers and it's exciting to have new members almost weekly! 

If anybody has any questions or comments please contact me at 
412-352-2030 —
if I am unable to answer I will call you back as soon as possible. 

See you all next week for the last week of summer session, I'll make sure it's a fun one and then we will start back up again in September. 
There will be an email at the end of August for September 2022's schedule.

Have a great night, and if I don't see you enjoy the rest of the summer.

Best,

Coach Vernon
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Mark Rauterkus       Mark@Rauterkus.com 
Webmaster, International Swim Coaches Association, SwimISCA.org
Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a 501(c)(3), SKWIM.us
The Pittsburgh Project - swim coach and head lifeguard
Coach at The Ellis School for Swimming, T&F and Triathlon
Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team & Renegades (Masters) 

CLOH.org & Rauterkus.com & 4Rs.org

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Fwd: Stay Safe at the Beach This Summer

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Great Escape

Be SMART to be SAFE Around the Water

As Water Safety Professionals We Advocate That You Only Swim When A Life Guard is Present BUT If You Insist Upon Putting Yourself in Danger, Here Are Some Ways to Minimize Your Risk of Drowning and Injury.

  • Can't swim? Don't go out! Know your limits and stay within them.
  • Assume that your swim skills are less than you think in open water.   
  • Swim with a buddy; preferably one that is more swim skilled than you are.
  • Ask a person who is on shore to watch you and call 911 if you appear to need help. 
  • Water temperature, whether cold or hot, will tire you quickly. Use your treading and back floating skills to regain strength. Get out when you feel less than 100%
  • Stay AWAY from groins, rock jetties, and piers. They are not places of safety. Instead, they often cause a suction around them which can result in severe bodily injury.
  • Sandbars are not permanent structures. They collapse. Stay off them.
  • Stay out of ALL currents. Lateral currents lead to rip currents, both will sweep you away. 
  • When caught in current, Flip, Float, and Follow out (go with the current it does not pull you down). Don't fight it, you will exhaust yourself which leads to a high probability of drowning.
  • There is little visibility so walk in feet first to protect from head, brain, or spinal cord injury from diving into submerged rocks, sandbars, and debris.  
  • Beware of sudden drop offs.
  • Changes in weather can cause waters to become rougher. Even storms 1,500 miles away, affect the currents on our local beaches.
  • Be sure not to swim where any runoff or sewerage enters the water. You are likely to be infected by Ecoli and other bacteria.
  • Get out of the water immediately and seek shelter when you hear thunder or see lightning. Lightning travels through water and can kill you.
  • Seek medical attention if stung or bitten by marine life. 

As you can see there is A LOT to be concerned about when you swim in open water. Ninety-five percent of drowning and water-based accidents ARE preventable. Swimming where and when a lifeguard is present is one way to ensure you have a fun and safe experience.  

To learn more, please watch this video.

These tips are presented by Janet Fash, Seasonal Chief Life Guard and Shawn Slevin, E.D. Swim Strong Foundation, Inc.

 

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Ta.
 
 
Mark Rauterkus       Mark@Rauterkus.com 
Webmaster, International Swim Coaches Association, SwimISCA.org
Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a 501(c)(3), SKWIM.us
The Pittsburgh Project - swim coach and head lifeguard
Coach at The Ellis School for Swimming, T&F and Triathlon
Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team & Renegades (Masters) 

CLOH.org & Rauterkus.com & 4Rs.org

412 298 3432 = cell

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Fwd: CoVICS Study Update

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Dear COVICS participants,

 

We are delighted to inform you that the final COVICS study, which you contributed to, has been published. We have attached it here and have also included some additional information about the study in the link below:

 

https://www.upmc.com/media/news/063021-haidar-covics-interim-medrxiv

 

We are currently looking at the results of antibody and other testing after the booster vaccines and will keep you informed about our progress.


As always, we are immensely grateful for your participation. At this time, we do not have plans for any future blood draws, but we will contact you via email if this should change.

 

Best,

The COVICS team

 

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Fwd: Can you send this to the masters water polo group?



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From: Jocelyn Vincent <jocelynvincent12@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, May 31, 2022 at 10:33 PM
Subject: Fwd: Can you send this to the masters water polo group?
To:



I hope this message finds you well. I am reaching out 
with an opportunity for you regarding the Peter Wei Cai Scholarship. Peter was North Allegheny class of 2006 graduate and accomplished student and athlete. Peter went to Harvard on a full scholarship after finishing first in his class at NA. During the fall of his junior year, Peter died suddenly after a short run. Each year, a $1,000 scholarship is given to a senior North Allegheny High School swimmer or diver and a $500 contribution to a local charity is made in Peter's memory and the recipient's honor. If helpful, I am attaching a bit more detail about Peter Wei Cai's life.

 

This year, the Committee is holding a Wine Tasting event as our annual scholarship fundraiser. Jonathan Alsop, owner of The Boston Wine School, is leading the event on Thursday, June 2nd from 6:30-8:30pm at Altmyer Barn on Route 910 in Wexford. We are asking for event sponsorships starting at $250, which will directly support the success of the evening and the scholarship overall. A $250 sponsorship would include a ticket to the event (additional tickets can be purchase for $45 in advance here)your logo/name on event signage, and an introduction at the event as a key sponsor. The scholarship is a great cause and the fundraiser will be a great opportunity to get your business name out in the local community.

Please let us know if you would be interested in sponsoring and whether you have any questions I can help answerWe can accept sponsorship payment via check, venmo, cash, and more. If you are unable to sponsorwe hope that you can still attend and enjoy the tasting! Thank you!


-Steve Hilty 

hiltyse88@gmail.com


Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Swim Dad alphabet



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Date: Tue, May 24, 2022 at 1:19 AM
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Mark Rauterkus       Mark@Rauterkus.com 
Webmaster, International Swim Coaches Association, SwimISCA.org
Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a 501(c)(3), SKWIM.us
The Pittsburgh Project - swim coach and head lifeguard
Coach at The Ellis School for Swimming, T&F and Triathlon
Pittsburgh Combined Water Polo Team & Renegades (Masters) 

CLOH.org & Rauterkus.com & 4Rs.org

412 298 3432 = cell