September 20

Water Polo as part of the Charter School PE program!

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Water Polo as part of the Charter School PE program!

The Charter School, Urban Pathways, had a deal with the Thelma Lovette YMCA for physical education. The students would go up to the Y a couple of times a week in buses. Then part of the group would be able to be in swimming and we'd play water polo too.

SKWIM was not a viable part of our tool-box then. Wish it was. But, we had fun with water polo too.

Some great athletes. Kids got to swim. We'd just use the bench as a goal. 

Sadly, we didn't keep the students engaged in the winters. Plus, I only had them in the pool for about six sessions. Then the students would rotate to other activities. 

Coach and water polo players at the TL YMCA in Pittsburgh

Coach Mark with the students in PE at the Charter School.

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SKWIM, Water Polo and Swimming Coach in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Also the webmaster for the International Swim Coaches Association. See https://SwimISCA.org.

Mark Rauterkus

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