Winning investments at Black Friday Savings for the swim program. Gift this for the staff.



Plenty of reading and value in today’s newsletter from the International Swim Coaches Association:


  1. Leverage ISCA’s Black Friday, Small-Business Saturday and Cyber Monday savings into year-round educational dividends by providing Annual Memberships to the entire coaching staff for $150, saving $600. Get 2 ISCA annual memberships (2 x $75) and spread the love and opportunity to 8 others as a bonus.
  2. Pacific Swim Coaches Clinic happens in Napa, California, January 6 to 9, 2022.
  3. Scholastic swim coach interviews now online at the
  4. Backstory to ISCA’s Black Friday / Cyber Monday special.
  5. Free ebook gets mention in SwimSwam. Come and get it.
  6. ISCA’s Championship Meet signups — and a new arrival coming soon.
Napa Clinic sign up and payment form

Scholastic coaches interviewed at Western Pennsylvania championship meet.

High school swimming is starting in Pennsylvania. Flashback to the end of last season.

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Dave Babik, Penn Trafford and the WPIAL Committee Chair.


North Catholic High School’s new head coach, Joella.


Fox Chapel’s Coach Dan.

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USC and PEAQ’s coach, Dave S – and WPIAL host.


Northgate, a winning coach, Jessie


Plum’s coach, Sean.


Hampton’s Coach Morgan, winning boys squad.


Coach from Belle Vernon, Rob.


Peters Township’s first year head coach, Jamie, and with a new pool now.


Coach Merci is everwhere from Oakland Catholic, Central and County Pools.


Coach Dave from Butler


Coach Doug from Norwin, with a pool rehab.


Penn Hills head coach, Nick, with a fast IMer.


North Hills Coach, Lucas, had an Ohio State commit who won the 100 free and 100 back.


Coach Caroline stepped in at Shady Side Academy

Backstory of ISCA’s limited special.

In the height of the pandemic, ISCA stepped up to sponsor the broadcasting of the WPIAL meet, a scholastic championship that unfolded without fans. The district meet, a step prior Pennsylvania (PIAA) State Meet, happened without fans at the new Upper Saint Clair high school pool with limited participation.

You can watch the events via the Trib Live High School Sports Network. ISCA’s blog now presents the coach interviews as stand-alone links.

When teams were out of the water, the swim economy cratered. Frankly, few were interested in spending on association membership fees. But now, this 2 gets 10 offer comes as many teams are trying to hire assistants. Now teams are looking to fortify their coaching staffs. Plus Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday are rolled into the excuse as well.

  • Head coaches: Plunk down $150 and gift the ISCA Membership to those in your realm as a way to support their educational growth.
  • Board of directors at swim clubs: Make an investment and enrich the staff as a way to motivate and appreciate their presence with your team.
  • Athletic Directors: Buy into the special and offer professional development to the swim coaches and swim instructors too.

ISCA has never offered such a dramatic discount. Take advantage of this special before it goes away.

Before and throughout the months of the pandemic shut-downs, our webmaster-team devoted large chunks of time and resources to overhaul and expand the Global Library for ISCA Members. The new learning management system is a valuable resource that easily satisfies staff development efforts for coaches at any level. Join the community and put the Global Library for ISCA Members to good use as you jump-start your internal staff discussions for the seasons ahead.

Buy Now – Special Offer – 2 gets 10
Special Offer, limited time

Black Friday special offer, 2 gets 10!

Join ISCA with a friend. Pay $150. Then 10 get full membership to ISCA and access to the Global Library for ISCA Members.


Reported in on Nov 18, 2021:

Readings from the Book of Coach Mark is an e-book recently published by Mark Rauterkus, the webmaster at the International Swim Coaches Association (SwimISCA) and a coach of multiple swim teams.

Rauterkus offers answers to a myriad of questions in this “FAQ style” book, dedicated to his late father, with everything from swim-specific knowledge to tips for everyday life confined within the electronic pages.

“We’ve been living and coaching in bubbles and this is a way to make up for a lost year of spying on and gathering insights from others — about their issues and our own,” said Rauterkus.

“The book is also a call to better organize FAQs with a book, that as of now, is not organized in subject areas.” …


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Ebook’s release gets coverage in SwimSwam

Hundreds of people from around the world have downloaded the PDF ebook. You can too, at the release price of $0.

Sign-up to get the ebook from ISCA’s webmaster, Readings from the Book of Coach Mark.

Get the ebook: Readings from the Book of Coach Mark

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