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Family Y Classes and Programs Play ‘Away’ This Week

Gymnasts on the Y's Showtime Exhibition Team were all smiles at being able to practice at the Norwalk YMCA this weekend.

Superstorm Sandy may have sidelined our Family Y, but not our Members, program participants and staff.

As this Y schedule update details, a variety of classes and programs are taking place this week at several of our community partners around the area, from the Norwalk YMCA and Staples High School, to Christ & Holy Trinity Church and the Westport Center for Senior Activities. We’ve also scheduled basketball practices at Wakeman Boys & Girls Club and Fairfield Country Day School.

And, of course, Y Members are welcome at other local YMCAs through our “Always Welcome at the Y” reciprocal program.

Enjoy the photos below of a Showtime Exhibition team practice Sunday morning at Norwalk YMCA, a Y Travel Basketball Team practice Sunday evening at Wakeman in Southport and a Pilates class Monday morning at Christ & Holy Trinity Church here in Westport.

What follows are the week’s schedules for our Travel Basketball teams, Showtime Gymnasts and Water Rat Swim Team.

Coach Kevin and our Sixth Grade Travel Basketball team at Wakeman Boys & Girls Club.

Travel Basketball

Our Sports & Rec staff has been able to arrange the following practices this week for our Travel Basketball teams at two alternate sites: the Norwalk YMCA and at Fairfield Country Day School. Below are the dates and times:

5th Grade Travel: Monday and Wednesday 6-8 pm, Norwalk YMCA; 370 West Avenue, Norwalk; 203-866-4425
7th Grade Travel : Thursday 4:15-6:15 pm, Norwalk YMCA
8th Grade Travel: Tuesday and Thursday 5-7pm, Fairfield Country Day; 2970 Bronson Road, Fairfield; 203-259-2723.
6th Grade Travel : Thursday 6:15-8:15pm Norwalk YMCA (tentative)

The Norwalk Y address is off exit 15 of I-95 and easy to get to. (Click here for their website.) Please be sure to have your child bring their basketball as we do not have our supplies at the Norwalk Y. Fairfield Country Day is on Bronson Road, in the Greenfield Hill section of Fairfield. Click here for directions.

Our thanks to the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club in Southport for hosting our Sixth Grade team’s practice this weekend.

Gymnastics Showtime Exhibition Team

Team practice Tuesday, November 12 at Norwalk YMCA. Level 4  (4-6 pm) and Level 5-8 (6-8 pm).

Water Rat Practice Schedule, Nov 12 – 16 – ALL at Staples HS

·Monday, November 12 and Tuesday, November 13:

o Senior I & II: 5:15 – 7AM

o JAG I & II: 4:45 – 6pm

o 8 & Under: Blue, Red & White: 6 – 6:45pm

o SAG and TAG: 6:45 – 8:15pm

· Wednesday, November 14

o Senior I & II: 3:30 – 5:30PM

o JAG I & II: 5:30 – 6:30pm

o SAG and TAG: 6:30 – 8pm

· Thursday, November 15:

o Senior I & II: 5:15 – 7AM

o JAG I & II: 4:30 – 5:45pm

o 8 & Under: Blue, Red & White: 5:45 – 6:30pm

o SAG and TAG: 6:30 – 8PM

· Friday, November 16

o Senior I & II: 5:15 – 7AM

o JAG I & II: 4:30 – 5:30pm

o SAG and TAG: 5:30 – 6:45pm

Upcoming Events:

· New Canaan Qualifier – November 16-18 – at New Canaan YMCA. Entries will be posted on TMO on Monday, Nov. 12. For further updates, please visit the Water Rat home page.