Tuesday, December 03, 2013

PR memo to swimmers at PPS Elementary Swim Meet


Mark Rauterkus, Executive Head Coach for
Swim & Water Polo Camps at
PPS Summer Dreamers

Swimmers, Parents, Guardians, Coaches
PPS Elementary Swim Meet

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Way to go in the swim meet today! It is not easy to invest time and energy into swimming or supporting swimmers. But, swimming has its own set of rich rewards. Swimming as an activity and a sport is well worth the efforts for all growing young people.

Everyone should be a strong swimmer as that skill and fitness may some day save your life of the lives of others.

Swimming and Water Polo Camps have been a wonderful experience for lots of PPS students as part of the annual Summer Dreamers Academy. Last year nearly 200 students became aquatic athletes. We were at every Summer Dreamers site and kids got to improve swimming skills, run for fitness and races including the Liberty Mile, and play inspiring water polo.

To help further your swimming opportunities, do these three things:

1. Consider getting yourself, and your siblings, cousins and friends to sign up for Swim & Water Polo Camp as part of Summer Dreamers 2014.

2. Check out the new swim team about to start at the recently opened Thelma Lovette YMCA at 2114 Centre Avenue in the Hill District, just up 8 blocks from the Consol Energy Center. An organizational meeting for parents and guardians is slated for 6 pm on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, in the conference room of the YMCA.

3. Send an email, text or phone call to Coach Mark Rauterkus, 412-298-3432,Mark@Bloomfield-Garfield.org, for updates and news about opportunities in Pittsburgh for extra swimming and water polo fun.

Our varsity boys swim team at Obama Academy is the defending champions of WPIAL Class AA Section 6. Two of our recent graduates are using their Pittsburgh Promise scholarships and also swimming on their college swim teams. Two others are playing water polo at colleges outside of Pennsylvania. (Lock Haven, Swarthmore, American Univ. and Univ. of Minnesota) The students in today's swim meet should plan on being high school swimmers in a few years.

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