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Water Rat parents join a group portrait of what was a tremendous team effort.

Water Rat Swimmers Present BIG Check to Save the Children’s Nepal Relief Efforts

A group of Water Rat families and YMCA coaches and staff visited Save the Children’s headquarters in Fairfield on Thursday, June 25, to present a check for more than $42,000, raised through the “Swim for Nepal” fundraiser on May 27 organized by the Water Rat Swim Team and Staples High School swim teams. Accepting the […] [Read More]
Longtime Y swim instructor Ruth Sherman cheered on her grandson Jeremy, who competed in his first Point to Point in 2014.

Family YMCA to Host 37th Annual Point to Point Compo Beach Swim, July 12

One of the great sporting traditions in our community continues on Sunday, July 12, with the 37th Annual Point to Point Compo Beach Swim, hosted by the Westport Weston Family YMCA. The 1-mile open-water swim attracts swimmers from around New England, as three tiers of competitive swimmers — advanced, intermediate and beginner — compete in […] [Read More]
Categories: Community
Chef Tor Sporre

Free Wellness Talk at the YMCA by Chef Tor Sporre, June 23

Noted Westport-based chef Tor Sporré will present “The Continuous Kitchen: How to Spend the Least Amount of Time for the Maximum Result,” a free Wellness talk for YMCA Members and guests on Tuesday, June 23, 7-8:15 pm in the Schine Meeting Room of the Westport Weston Family YMCA at 14 Allen Raymond Lane in Westport. […] [Read More]
Categories: Community, Fitness
A Y father and son at last year's Point-to-Point Compo Beach Swim, taking place this year on July 20.

Honoring Fathers – a Longtime YMCA Tradition

More than a century ago, Sonora Louis Smart Dodd aspired to create a holiday to honor fathers. Dodd, the daughter of a single father and Civil War veteran, was inspired by a Mother’s Day sermon and wondered why there was no holiday for fathers. After securing support from ministers in Spokane, Wash., her idea came […] [Read More]
Categories: Community
The 91st Annual Meeting of the charitable nonprofit YMCA, and first in its new Bedford Family Center.

Family YMCA Announces Creation of $5 Million Bedford Family Social Responsibility Fund

The Westport Weston Family YMCA convened its 91st Annual Meeting of the Association – and first at its Bedford Family Center at Allen Raymond Lane – on Monday, June 15. Held in the new Y facility’s main studio on its lower level, by tradition the meeting of the volunteer leaders and professional staff of the […] [Read More]
The YMCA's Summer Session starts next week and includes an array of specialized sports for youth and adults alike, such as fencing with with instructor Matt Steinschneider.

Join Our Family YMCA for a Summer of Fun! Summer Programs Begin June 22

We’re looking forward to spending our first summer at our beautiful new Bedford Family Center, and have an exciting array of classes and activities to offer Westport Weston Family YMCA members and guests. Check out our Summer 2015 Program Brochure. It’s available online in pdf or “flipbook” form on this page at Inside you’ll […] [Read More]
Categories: Community
Dancers circle April 2014 web

Family YMCA Dance Center to Hold Auditions for 2015-16 Company Program, June 17

Does your child love dancing — and want to be part of an award-winning team? Audition for the Westport Weston Family YMCA Dance Center Company! Our education-based program is geared toward creating well-rounded dancers with strong technique, coordination and focus. We strive to engage students physically and intellectually while helping them have fun while learning. The […] [Read More]
Categories: Dance Center
Young teens working out in the Family YMCA's Wellness Center.

Family YMCA Offers Rising Local 8th Graders Special Membership Program

Effective July 1, 2015, the Westport Weston Family YMCA will be implementing an 8th Grade Membership Program to replace our current 7th Grade Membership Initiative. The new one-year offer, which features a monthly membership fee of $15, is available to all rising local 8th Graders in Westport and Weston schools. The eligibility period runs through […] [Read More]
Categories: General