Introduction

Notes from the podium for introducing Coach Mark Rauterkus

Mark Rauterkus of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, has coached swimming since 1976 when he started a team as a lifeguard. With 9 years at the college level, 10,000 swimmers have called him “Coach Mark.” He has worked for 52 athletic directors and 34 principals and his swimmers have set state records in four states. Mark published 100+ titles for cutting-edge sports participants including the first ebook in sports in 1989. His advocate site, CLOH.org, aims to Create Literate Olympians Here.

    • Pennsylvania,
    • Ohio,
    • Illinois and
    • Massachusetts

.Mark’s newest role is as the executive director of SKWIM USA, a nonprofit to grow the aquatic game of SKWIM.

Mark’s passion as an advocate in the city is expressed at CLOH dot org. Creating Literate Olympians Here.

Headshots

Speaker images

Mark in 2008 at Olympics in Beijing in front of The Bird’s Nest Stadium.
Coach with bullhorn in front of Washington Monument and swim pool.
Mark in 2017 at the American Swim Coaches Association’s World Clinic in Washington D.C.
Mark with suit.
Mark in January 2018 as a speaker at the Pacific Swim Coaches Clinic in Napa, California.
Mark speaking to students at University of Pittsburgh about his local political campaign, 2001.
Mark at podium at church with CD in one hand a flying disk in other.
Mark speaking to a Pittsburgh Interfaith gathering with PIIN’s first public action, February 2003, seeking technology investments within Citiparks Recreation Centers. See script.

Bio in 500 characters for iNACOL

Mark Rauterkus of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, has coached swimming since 1976 when he started a team as a lifeguard. With 9 years at the college level, 10,000 swimmers have called him “Coach Mark.” He has worked for 52 athletic directors and 34 principals and his swimmers have set state records in four states. Mark published 100+ titles for cutting-edge sports participants including the first ebook in sports in 1989. His advocate site, CLOH.org, aims to Create Literate Olympians Here.

Deliberate Coaching

My coaching aims to coach kids well enough so that one day they’ll become great coaches. I coach kids to coach. Likewise we raise our children, teaching along the way, for them to parent well.