Thursday, February 28, 2019

Fwd: NEW PRODUCT ALERT: Emergency Risk Ready Training 📢

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From: World Wide Swim School <>
Date: Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 12:59 AM
Subject: NEW PRODUCT ALERT: Emergency Risk Ready Training 📢

Hi Mark, 

The WWSS team and I are thrilled to announce our newest training product: Emergency Risk Ready Training

In association with WWSS, Emergency Risk Ready has developed a series of video-based emergency procedure modules tailored to the aquatics industry for staff to complete on induction and ongoing to refresh training. These modules are completely online which means your staff can complete them anywhere at anytime.

The Emergency Risk Ready (ERR) Training is designed to improve the safe work practices of all employees. To find out more, watch the video below.
World Wide Swim School understands the time and cost impact of inducting and on-boarding new staff. Emergency Risk Ready Training will ensure staff are well-prepared in the event of an emergency at your Swim School. 

Your Swim School can purchase a monthly or annual subscription to the Emergency Risk Ready Training via our Swim School Hub. You don't have to be a Swim School Hub member to purchase this training. Once subscribed, you will be able to log in to the platform and assign these modules to your staff.

ERR Training consists of 3 training modules, with the estimated completion time of each module being 30 minutes. To find out more about Emergency Risk Ready Training, click the button below to visit our website and fill out the enquiry form. Or, to speak directly to a member of our team, email us at
The Swim School Hub is an online and interactive training program that has been developed using the philosophies and teaching practices of Laurie Lawrence to benefit swim schools and their teachers.

The Hub demonstrates your commitment to continual professional development and ensures school and teacher 5-star ratings are maintained, whilst also meeting all industry compliance requirements.

If you'd like to find out more about bringing world-class training to your swim school, click the button below and fill out the enquiry form or contact our team at
Inducting new staff on emergency procedures will ensure they are well prepared in the event of emergency within your swim school. 

If you have any questions, contact our team today.

Laurie and the World Wide Swim School team.
Copyright © 2019 World Wide Swim School, All rights reserved.  World Wide Swim School website subscriber.

Our mailing address is: 
World Wide Swim School
PO Box 1893
Brisbane, QLD 4066


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

Wednesday, February 27, 2019


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From: Pittsburgh Community Television Corp.

Your Community, Your Voice, Your Future
What's your vision for local media in Pittsburgh — now and for the next 10 years? Participate in a series of focus groups April 23-25 on the future of community media and technology.

PCTV and the City of Pittsburgh have the opportunity to plan for the future communications needs of our community through the upcoming Comcast and Verizon cable franchise renewal process and we need your assistance!

These focus groups are part of the Pittsburgh cable franchise renewal process with Verizon and Comcast. They provide a chance for interested community members to learn about franchise renewal and share their opinions about future services that could be available to our community through the cable system.

Refreshments will be provided and one $50 Amazon gift card will be awarded in a random drawing at each session.

More about the cable franchise renewal process…
In 2019, Verizon and Comcast will enter into negotiations with the City to renew the existing 10-year franchise agreement authorizing the Companies to provide cable services in Pittsburgh. PCTV is obligated to gather public input for the City through a community needs assessment.

Given the enormous changes in technology and media over the past 10 years, the process of granting new franchises to Verizon and Comcast deserves serious consideration and opportunity for public input.

The cable franchise renewal process examines the past performance of Verizon and Comcast– as well as future services that citizens, schools, community groups, businesses and local government would like to include in a new cable franchise agreement.

Your participation is invaluable…
The focus groups will provide a chance for interested community members to learn about franchise renewal and provide their opinions regarding future services that could be available through the Verizon and Comcast cable systems that serves the City of Pittsburgh.
  • Learn how the cable system works -- and opportunities for the future.
  • Hear more about PCTV, community media and public, educational and government access television in Pittsburgh.
  • See examples of how schools, community organizations, local government and businesses throughout the country are using modern media technology to communicate, educate and distribute information in this digital age.
  • Provide your ideas through brainstorming and completing a questionnaire.

The focus groups will be conducted by The Buske Group, a consulting firm assisting PCTV during the cable franchise renewal process. In addition to the focus groups, residents will be able to provide feedback through an online survey in the coming months.

Refreshments will be provided and one $50 Amazon gift card will be awarded in a random drawing at each session.

Focus Group Schedule
People interested in attending should select the one that is most appropriate or convenient and RSVP at the link below.   The schedule of the focus groups is as follows:


Youth, Education, and Learning Groups and Schools
April 23
100 S. Commons, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA.

Local & Regional Government Departments/Agencies, and Elected Officials
April 23
2:30 – 4:30 pm
100 S. Commons, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA..

Health, Human Service, and Wellness Organizations and Agencies
April 24
10:00 -Noon
Kingsley Association
6435 Frankstown Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA.

Community, Neighborhood, and Civic Organizations and Residents
April 24
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Kingsley Association
6435 Frankstown Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA.

Arts, Culture, and Heritage Organizations and Community Members
April 25
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA.

Churches and Faith-Based Organizations
April 25
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA

Winner CP Shalace Moore
Pittsburgh Community Television |
Pittsburgh Community Television Corp. | 1300 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Monday, February 25, 2019

Fwd: Special Intro to Water Polo Event

Original flyer attached....

The Pittsburgh Masters Water Polo team invites you to an

Introduction to Water Polo

Tuesday, March 19th


Chartiers Valley High School Pool

50 Thomas Run Road, Bridgeville


Water polo has become one of the fastest growing sports in the USA, according to data from USA Water Polo (USAWP) and the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS). 


We require that you are able to swim a full lap.  Please bring a bathing suit and towel.  There is a $5 drop in fee to help with the purchase of equipment.


Please email: with questions or if you plan on attending. 

Check out to see what was done with Girls and Boys Scholastic teams this past fallPractices are held in spring, summer and fall. Outdoor practices occur from 6-7:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the city.


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

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Fwd: An awakening is happening . . . maybe

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From: John H

Perhaps the American public is finally beginning to wake up to reality.  I realize that this might be too much to hope for these days, but Adam Levine and Paul Street seem to offer at least a miniscule amount of hope.


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Fwd: Calling Educators and Students

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From: The LiveCode Team

Operation Education

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We've put together a package aimed at making the conference affordable for teachers and students.

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