Sunday, April 28, 2019

Fwd: Democrats once again trying to lose to Trump . . .

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From: John H
It's a terrible thing to be owned – to be a slave as it were – but that, once again, seems to be the situation the Democratic Party establishment (the 3rd Way Democrats) find themselves in.  This is not to say that any of them really object to being owned by mega-corporate, military-industrial-security monoliths and Israel, it's just that they are once again saying to the nation that they would much rather see Donald Trump obtain a second term than actually field a candidate who can actually appeal to the mass of voters that this same Party has been dissing and ignoring for the past 30 or 40 years.  It is, or should be by now, clear that the most popular and electable Democrat in the field is Bernie Sanders.  Every time Bernie appears he draws massive crowds – even in thoroughly 'Red' states.  This is not because Bernie is a lovable old coot, it is because he touts policies that most American – except for corporate Democrats – want to see implemented.  If someone such as Joe Biden is the eventual nominee, it will signal the death knell for the Democratic Party and, perhaps, democracy in America.

In the attachment there are two articles by Paul Street expanding on this and offering even more explicit reasons why the Democratic Party is operating in intentional failure mode.  This certainly bodes ill for all Americans – and perhaps for the entire world.


Fwd: are you making something silly too important?

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From: Susie Moore <>

When someone tells me that they're feeling low, I love to get to the bottom of it with them (and of course to the bottom of my own sluggish or low energy when it pops up). 🐌
Because of this fact, my friends often come to me when they need to talk something stressful out. It can be boyfriend trouble, comparison issues, business struggles, or even thinking they should just have more money or success at this stage of their lives.
I always have one goal when we talk it out - to bring relief.

Relief is one of the best human emotions there is. And luckily it's in reach almost all of the time. 💜

But we forget about it. 😲

Abraham Hicks says, "There can be 9 things going wrong in your life and 1 going right. If you focus on that 1 thing, you'll watch the others gradually turn around."
The not so great news? This works in the reverse, too. 9 parts of your life can be swimming along smoothly and 1 part isn't... and, yep! Watch as its ruins the rest of the good stuff.
(This can even show up as pure neglect of the good things as you focus all thoughts on the bad thing - us humans are nuts sometimes, right)?! 🥜

So here's a quick rule that helps bring relief in almost any situation:

Give yourself a damn break.
Yep. A break! Some slack! Some credit!
Stop making the silly thing so front and center, can you? At least for a bit? 
And stop being so hard on yourself.
Too often we give all of our attention to what we feel is lacking in our lives, or what we're doing wrong. When we do this, we fail to acknowledge what is right. And how well we're actually doing.
As you check in with yourself, you might realize some pretty awesome things in your life that you might not acknowledge, too.
No love in your life? Well, how about all of the love from your friends? 💕
Not thrilled with your body? 
Does it still allow you to hug your kids, show up at work, run around and accomplish a hundred things a day? 🏃‍♀️
Not sure about your career?
Think about the cool people you've met because of it!! 🤔
Apartment too small?
OK, but is it in a city you love? Is it still a marker of your financial independence? 🏠

What we choose to focus on expands. Starting with what's working is a critical foundation for you to attract more of what you want into your life. So be kind to yourself, acknowledge what's going your way, and recognize how far you have come. 🙌
Trust me, if you pay attention, it's much further than you think.
What can you enjoy about what's happening right now?

With all my love, 💕


Friday, April 26, 2019

Fwd: PERRY High School water polo and Saturdays

I have the pool at PERRY HS on Thursdays to 8 pm. Really, should be out of building at 8 pm. Last day is June 6. 

Renegades water polo from 6 to 7:55 pm. 

I do get the PERRY pool from 5 pm. Could do swimming, SKWIM and polo with triathletes, lifeguard recruits and local kids starting at 5 pm. They would be done by 6:30. Renegades could be warming up by 6 pm or after. 

First week, I will bring in the water polo goals. 

It is a 6-lane x 25 yard, half shallow/ half deep pool with bleachers and a diving board. Just 7 miles or so from the doors of NASH to PERRY. 

Can we get NA players to join us? What about Central, Oakland, North Hills? I will try for Ellis too. 

Should we do a special invite to Triathletes for fun? 

No more at Chartiers Valley. 

Summer outdoors are Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings at Ammon as soon as that opens, mid June? 

Citiparks and The Pittsburgh Project need lifeguards. City still needs 60. I need about 8 for Northside. 

I will be able to train guards in early June. 

College and older who want to guard with me (a faith based institution) can reside for free in the guest house with room and board. Not suited for those under 18 of age. 

August 5 to 16, 2019, I expect to do a SKWIM & Water Polo clinic, aprox $5 per day but fee is $25 for a week and slightly more if not a resident of Allegheney County, at North Park Pool. Should fit well with end of summer swim teams and not conflict much with fall HS or MS sports teams, if a family is not on vacation, of course. Time not sure. Might be from 11:30 to 1 pm. Kids get to swim rest of day at pool too. Seeking teams to play. 

Further, SATURDAY SWIM SCHOOL at Alleghney Middle School too. Generally 11:30 am to 1 pm. Not in summer. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Obama at Gateway boys Volleyball events on the NFHS Network today

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Mark Rauterkus 
Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a 501(c)(3)
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)

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Fwd: Scholar Athlete Award 2018-19

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From: American Water Polo <>
Date: Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 3:45 PM
Subject: Scholar Athlete Award 2018-19
To: <>


Hi Mark Rauterkus,


We are accepting nominations for the 2018-19 American Water Polo Scholar Athlete.  We are honoring any AWP athlete who qualifies under these set of criteria:

  • Student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). If no GPA scale is used, then an 87/100 is required.
  • If your school uses a different grading system, please include an explanation in your submission.
  • Athletes must be a member of American Water Polo.
  • Athletes of all ages are eligible.

 Athlete must present his or her report card or transcripts in one of following ways:

The deadline for this award is June 30th, 2019

If you have any questions, contact Damon Newman at


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Mark Rauterkus
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Saturday, April 13, 2019

This weeks podcast about water safety

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From: Rick Kauffman

Just want to say sorry for getting behind and not getting any updated podcasts out to you. Here is a link to our most resent episode with Lindsay Pursglove with Swimtatsic Swim School of SW Florida.
We are heading down to New Orleans to the NDPA conference if you are going to be there let us know, and we can connect while there. I'm working on a National Swim Campaign that many of you may want to know more about. I will be sharing with a few select people that we have appointments set with already, Plus a few are driving in that are not attending the conference to talk about this campaign in the New Orleans area.
We are on a mission to save 185,000 live from drowning worldwide each year by June 15, 2029. We have developed the plan to go along with a message to hit this home. It's right up there with Click It Or Ticket and Don't Drink and Drive for examples. Not only the fatal drownings but almost 2 million people and families that are affected by nonfatal drownings each year worldwide,
If your traveling to the NDPA catch up and binge listen to our podcast starting with.
Next weeks episode we'll be talking with Audrey Dalton a survivor of a nonfatal drowning when she was a young child. Look for that episode #54 on Thursday April 18th
Rick Kauffman
(937) 508-9388 - Mobile | (937) 471-5351 - Work

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Fwd: Coming to the Pittsburgh region. . .

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From: John H

Everyone looking forward to the opening of the new cracker plant in Beaver County should watch the video linked below:





Mark Rauterkus 
Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a 501(c)(3)
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)

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Fwd: Best post-Muller investigation summery I have heard

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From: John H

Below, if you haven't already seen it is the best post-Muller investigation report I have yet heard.  It is from The Real News Network always a good source of information.




Mark Rauterkus 
Executive Director of SKWIM USA, a 501(c)(3)
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)

412 298 3432 = cell