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Eleanor emerges from the water, with her swim angels David and Abby at her side.

37th Annual Point to Point Compo Beach Swim Results and Highlights

Many thanks to the 135 swimmers who participated in the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s 37th Annual Point to Point Compo Beach Swim.  The sun was out, the water was warm, and everyone had a blast! The top finishers in Sunday’s 1-mile open water event were: Female: Galen Rinaldo – 16 min. 10 sec. Male: Mark Loftus – […] [Read More]
Categories: General
The outdoor pool at Camp Mahackeno will be open to YMCA members and guestson weekends this summer, 12-5 pm.

Family YMCA to Open Its Camp Mahackeno Facility to Members & Guests on Weekends, 12-5 pm

Starting Saturday, July 11, Family YMCA members and guests are welcome to use our Camp Mahackeno facility on weekends, from 12 to 5 pm, Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy the outdoor pool as well as the sports fields, basketball courts and playground. Bring along lunch, a beach chair or two and towels and have a picnic! […] [Read More]
Categories: Camp Mahackeno
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]
Avid YMember Doug Brill settles into his daily routine at the Y.

Doug Brill, the Most Unforgettable YMCA Member You’ll Ever Meet

Midge’s Membership Blog: It was a gloomy, rainy Monday morning, and I had just hopped on one of the recumbent bikes down in the Wellness Center when the gentleman next to me said “Hi.” I recognized Doug Brill, one of our loyal daily YMCA members who always has a smile on his face, and I […] [Read More]
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]
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]