I-League could become a model for developing additional teams in other sports.


Idea from a former high school principal:

This might work well for other sports too, such as bowling.

The I-League model might be able to be replicated in other sports beyond swimming. At its core, the I-League helps students at schools without swim teams get a swimming experience. Perhaps the same benefit could be true for other sports, such as bowling. 

Pins sticking out of water

Kids at schools without a bowling team might be able to get a high-school bowling experience with the help of an I-League established for bowling.  

The I-League's original proposal is to grow participation in aquatics: Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Triathlon, Swim Lessons and SKWIM. However, if the cooperative nature of the I-League works among schools for one sport, let's consider an expansion into other sports too.

Lane of water or bowling  lane.
Many schools don't offer sports teams in every sport.

About the author 

Mark Rauterkus

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Swim, water polo and SKWIM coach in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. Also the webmaster for the International Swim Coaches Association.

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