Join us at various aquatic events

Networking swim pools among various neighborhoods to provide opportunities for fitness, friendship, competition and wellness. 

Teach, practice and learn how to "play well with others" as we create another treasured Pittsburgh resource, its fourth river.

Logo of Renegades Water Polo in Pittsburgh

Click above photo to go to the Renegades web site, Renegades.4RS.org

Masters Water Polo

Masters water polo happens at various times throughout the year. Best to get yourself on the weekly email list and be notified of upcoming practices and competition opportunities. 

Past: Summer-time outdoor practice happened at Citiparks Ammon and then shifted to Citiparks Sue Murray Pool on Cedar Ave on the lower Northside. Practices times were 6 pm every Tuesday and Thursday -- weather permitting. 

Great play by the Pittsburgh Masters, Renegades, in the event at Citiparks Highland Park Pool in September, 2019.


Saturday Swim School, November & December 2019

Fun goes indoor at PPS Allegheny at 11 am.

Help plan with more robust activities in September, 2020.

Saturdays in the winter, we generally gather from 11:30 am to 1 pm for some group instruction and a fun game of SKWIM. Adult and youth swimmers and non-swimmers with or without their guardians, siblings, children, friends and others from the community are welcome to attend this labor of love.

The location has been at PPS Allegheny Middle School swim pool on the Northside, across the street from the Aviary.

Scout groups, sports teams and other civic organizations are encouraged to contact us for game-time opportunities on Saturdays. If your group or club wishes to schedule a visit, don't hesitate in reaching out to Mark-at-Rauterkus-dot-com.

Summer recap:

1.

Aquatic Jamborees happened on the Northside pool of The Pittsburgh Project at 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

2.

Water Polo and SKWIM practices at 6 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Citiparks Ammon Pool on Bedford Ave in Pittsburgh's Hill District.

3.

Allegheny County's North Park Pool had SKWIM Clinic(s) and Game Days from 11:30 am to 1 pm for a week that began on Monday, August 5, 2019. Link to brochure.

4.

SKWIM & Water Polo Tournaments at Citiparks Highland Park Pool on Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, 2019.

5.

Other special pop-up events with various pools, country clubs, swim teams and camps were detailed on the Google Calendar. We visited more than a dozen pools and lakes in the region.

Let's play SKWIM with your teams.

Varsity, Club, Y and/or Summer swim teams can do this.

Opportunities to swim and play SKWIM in and around Pittsburgh are growing. With your help and invite, we hope to see you at the pool soon. 

If in doubt about a gathering, text, email or call Coach Mark, 412-298-3432, or Mark -at- Rauterkus -dot- com.

Invite Coach Mark to your practice. If available, your squad gets to have a fun intra-squad workout, with the fellow coaches either in the water and playing the game with the swimmers or else on the deck. 

SKWIM was played with Oakland Catholic and Central Catholic High School swim teams at Chatham University's pool at 10 am practice on Saturday, February 9, 2019. See some of the action at SKWIM.us.  

SKWIM players at varsity swim practice with Oakland and Central Catholic HS

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SKWIM participants at Moon

Moon SKWIM session in fall of 2018

SKWIM with and become a tiger on Sunday afternoons.

Moon Area High School

Sunday afternoons, from 2 to 4 pm, (arrive any time after noon for open swim) to join in for a game of SKWIM.  Sign up details coming soon. Swimmers and non-swimmers can be accompanied by their guardians, siblings, friends and others from the community. 

We would love to bring in other teams for some game-time on Sunday afternoons. If your group or club wishes to schedule a visit to the wonderful, 8-lane, 25-yard pool, don't hesitate in reaching out to us. 



Underwater hockey players

Underwater Hockey players

Underwater Hockey to begin again in September, 2019

Adults and varsity swimmers get to play Underwater Hockey throughout the winter at West Allegheny High School on Tuesdays and Mt. Lebanon High School on Thursdays. Join the email list for updates. Practice times are generally from 8 or 8:20 to nearly 10 pm. More.

Group of underwater hockey players on pool deck

Players take a break from underwater hockey at Mt. Lebanon's pool


Pending

Most Friday evenings, once again in the spring, from 8 to 9 pm, (arrive after 7:30 pm) join in for a game of SKWIM and some introductory water polo skills development. The age group swimmers can stay after their practice ends and can be joined by their guardians, siblings, friends and others from the community. 

We would love to bring in other teams for some game-time on Friday night. If your group or club wishes to schedule a visit to the wonderful, 8-lane, 25-yard pool, don't hesitate in reaching out to us. 



The Pittsburgh Project
Kids running in the swim pool at The Pittsburgh Project

Swimmers at The Pittsburgh Project on the Northside. Campers play SKWIM, water polo, learn to swim and get fit in the water. 

Citiparks Ammon
SKWIM goal at Citiparks Ammon

SKWIM festival at Citiparks Ammon in the summers.

South Park H.S. Water Polo
water polo team and coaches

Pittsburgh Combined, a scholastic team, had players from South Park, Elizabeth Forward and Mt. Lebanon high schools.

Swim & Water Polo as part of PPS Summer Dreamers

Summer Dreamers Swim & Water Polo happened for consecutive eight years and may or may not return in 2019.


Events in the Google Calendar

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WPIAL banner for swimming 2019

Our 2019 WPIAL Swim & Dive Meet Videos:

Class AAA (larger schools)

Girls AAA Team Points, 2019 WPIAL Swim & Dive Championships

Girls AAA Team Points, 2019 WPIAL Swim & Dive Championships. Click to view.

Boys AAA Team Points, 2019 WPIAL Swim & Dive Championships

Boys AAA Team Points, 2019 WPIAL Swim & Dive Championships. Click to view.

Class AA Meet (smaller schools)

Girls AA Team Points, 2019 WPIAL Swim & Dive Championships

Girls AA Team Points, 2019 WPIAL Swim & Dive Championships. Click to view.

Boys AA Team Points, 2019 WPIAL Swim & Dive Championships

Boys AA Team Points, 2019 WPIAL Swim & Dive Championships. Click to view.

Mark Rauterkus, color commentator with the swim coverage for the TribLIVE High School Sports Network.

Mark Rauterkus, color commentator with the swim coverage for the TribLIVE High School Sports Network.

Broadcasting Crew
  • Sean Saputo, Thursday, day 1
  • Steve Nagler, Friday, day 2
  • Mark Rauterkus, both days
  • Justin LaBar, executive
News links from the 2018-19 season
  1. See comments at CLOH.org
  2. TribLive news summary after 2019 WPIAL meets.
  3. PIAA Swim & Dive results, 2019
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