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.
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.
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.
Water Polo and SKWIM practices at 6 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Citiparks Ammon Pool on Bedford Ave in Pittsburgh's Hill District.
SKWIM & Water Polo Tournaments at Citiparks Highland Park Pool on Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, 2019.
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.
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 to begin again in September, 2019
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
Tip: You can subscribe to this calendar.
Just call or text Coach Mark, 412-298-3432, to confirm the event is being held.