Philosophy and seeds of hope with the I-League


Over-arching themes 

  1. Fix what is broken.
  2. Do NOT change what is working well.
  3. Emphasize playing well with others. Sportsmanship.
  4. Lifeguard training in an expectation for all. Becoming a lifeguard offers ideal, initial steps for one's career journey and a lifestyle devoted to wellness. 
  5. Be caring, loving, open, and honest.
  6. Cultivate and support fast swimming and new challenges.
  7. Scale and engage more participation in efficient ways. 
  8. Be prudent. Swimming, SKWIM, water polo and organized play are affordable activities.
  9. Inclusion matter greatly.
  10. Literacy and tech literacy matters. Create Literate Olympian Here. 
  11. Coach with depth so as to empower the athletes to one-day become coaches and even coach themselves.
  12. Coach the why.

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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