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Senior Water Rats Bryce Keblish, North Woods and Tommy Gannon.

Water Rats Sign Letters of Intent with Major College Swim Programs

As coach of the Westport Weston Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team for the past 28 years, Ellen Johnston has watched hundreds of her young athletes continue their swimming at the collegiate level. Already this fall, three Senior Water Rats have signed letters of intent with major college swim programs, and Coach Ellen expects the […] [Read More]
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Midge and a tip of the cap to Y member James Colimitra.

Giving Thanks to the Many Members Who Make Our Family Y a Home

Midge’s Membership Blog: It’s ‘that time of year’ again; funny how it always seems that as soon as the summer ends, the holiday season begins… With the colder weather, the fall foliage strewn about and the fireplaces awakened after their dormant period, it is a perfect time for us to reflect.  A time when one […] [Read More]
Heidi List swimming for Staples in the Y's Stauffer Pool in 1979.

‘Stick with the Y’ – A Member’s Story of a First Half-Century of Life at the Y

Editor’s Note: Countless lives have been touched by the three things that make the Y community so strong: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. By listening to each other’s stories, we’re able to catch a glimpse of the hope, strength and determination and those who live the Y’s values. But what exactly is it […] [Read More]
Gymnasts Believe Nov 2014

Y Water Rats and Gymnasts Serve Up Help for the Holidays

A very busy weekend just passed for many of the kids involved in Westport Weston Family Y programs and teams, and in a very good way. On Saturday, Head Age Coach Chandler Crosby gathered a small army of Water Rats to help Al’s Angels with their annual Thanksgiving Meal Assembly in Bridgeport, which will deliver […] [Read More]
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Check Out the Family Y’s Winter Brochure for Fun New Classes & Activities

The Westport Weston Family Y’s Winter Session of classes and activities is right around the corner, and we’re excited to begin our first full Session at our new Bedford Family Center at 14 Allen Raymond Lane on the Y’s Mahackeno campus. Winter Session programs start the week of January 5, 2015, and continue through the […] [Read More]
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The Y's new Aquatic Climbing Wall is a big hit with Teens and Tweens.

Teen and Youth Nights at the Family Y: Nov. 14 & 15, Starting at 7:30 pm

After our first very successful Teen Night and Youth Night at the new Westport Weston Family Y, we’re gearing up for more fun evenings, created especially for local middle- and elementary-school students. On Friday, November 14, 7:30-9:30 pm, we’re hosting 6th-8th Graders for Teen Night, featuring swimming, aqua hoops, free climbing on our Aquatic Climbing […] [Read More]
Categories: Youth Fun Night

Help the Y Help Others by Supporting Our Annual Campaign

As a charitable nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the needs of our members and entire community, the Westport Weston Family Y is committed to offering our programs, facilities and services to all, regardless of their ability to pay. Whether it’s a single working mother grappling privately to keep her family together, a couple stressed by […] [Read More]
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This little Y angel is already getting into the spirit of the giving season!

Water Rats Team with Al’s Angels to Host Toy Drive at the Y

The Westport Weston Family Y Water Rats are helping out with the annual Toy Drive organized by Al’s Angels. The toys that we are collecting will go directly to local children and families that are battling cancer, rare blood disease & severe financial hardship. “Without the work that we do together…many of these children will […] [Read More]
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The new Y's first home swim meet, for 8 & Under swimmers, held Oct. 19, attracted a big crowd.

Y Water Rats to Host Annual Freestyle Frenzy Meet, Nov. 8-9

The weekend of Nov. 8-9, the Westport Weston Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team will be hosting more than 700 athletes from teams across the region at the annual Maura Marden Freestyle Frenzy. This will be our first multi-sessional swim meet in our new facility, and we’re expecting the Y to be very busy! As […] [Read More]
A ceremonial “handing over the keys” of the Y’s downtown facility took place on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the front entrance to the Y’s Bedford Building. Present were (l to r) Libby McKinney Tritschler, Y Board member and great-great-great granddaughter of the Y’s founder; Dan Zelson of Bedford Square Associates; Rob Reeves, former Y CEO; Pete Wolgast, Chairman of the Y’s Board of Trustees; Jim Marpe, First Selectman of the Town of Westport; David Waldman of Bedford Square Associates; Bonnie Strittmatter, President of the Y’s Board of Directors; and Philip Dwyer, Interim Y CEO.

Y Leaders Hand Over Keys to Downtown Y’s New Owners

Ninety-one years ago, Westport philanthropist Edward T. Bedford presented to our community a handsome new YMCA building on the corner of Main Street and the Post Road. On Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, volunteer leaders of the Westport Weston Family Y officially turned over possession of the downtown facility to its new owners, Bedford Square Associates. […] [Read More]