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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]
Janelle Atkinson-Wignall, new assistant coach for the Water Rat Swim Team.

Two-time Olympian Janelle Atkinson-Wignall Joins Water Rat Swim Team Coaching Staff

The Aquatics Department of the Westport Weston Family YMCA is pleased to announce that Janelle Atkinson-Wignall has joined the Water Rat Swim Team as an assistant coach.  Janelle will be working with the team on a seasonal basis. Janelle is currently the Head Coach of the Fairfield University Men’s Swimming and Diving Team. She is […] [Read More]
The YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus gather prior to their previous international tour, to Japan.

YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus to Begin First U.S. Tour with June 17 Performance at Yale International Choral Festival

The YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus, a choral and dialogue program for Israeli and Palestinian high school students in Jerusalem, will be making its U.S. debut at the Yale International Choral Festival on Wednesday, June 17, at 5 pm in Sprague Hall at Yale University in New Haven. The YMCA Jerusalem Youth Chorus has attracted world […] [Read More]
Midge Deverin and Vera Shanov share a laugh in the Welcome Center.

Family YMCA Staffer Vera Shanov: A World-class Person … and Friend

Midge’s Membership Blog: First and foremost, Vera Shanov is my friend. She is one of the chosen few who will keep my secrets, allow me to pour my heart out, laugh my head off, and scream my ridiculous ideas to; she and I will share a bottle of wine and solve the world’s problems… That […] [Read More]
Happy campers!

Family YMCA Offers Specialty Camps for Young Gymnasts and Dancers This Summer

The Westport Weston Family YMCA offers an array of summer camps, classes, clinics and activities to keep your children active and engaged from the time school’s out until the new school year begins again. The Y’s new Bedford Family Center at 14 Allen Raymond Lane in Westport now proudly shares a 32-acre campus with Camp […] [Read More]
Categories: Dance Center, Gymnastics
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Free Wellness Talks & Demos at the Family YMCA Encourage Healthier Lifestyles

A key component of the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s mission is to promote healthy lifestyles for everyone.  We are dedicated to offering programs and services to individuals who may have difficulty finding similar opportunities elsewhere, particularly active older adult members. Health and wellness at the YMCA is so much more than just working out. Beyond […] [Read More]
Categories: Community, Fitness
The Aquatic Climbing Wall is always a popular spot on Youth and Teen nights.

Family YMCA to Host Special End-of-Year Teen & Youth Nights for Local Students

The Westport Weston Family YMCA invites students of Westport and Weston schools to celebrate the end of the school year at two “teens & tweens only” evenings at the YMCA’s Bedford Family Center, 14 Allen Raymond Lane in Westport. On Saturday, June 6, 7:30-9:30 pm, the Family YMCA will turn into a clubhouse for 6th-8th […] [Read More]
Categories: Community
Swimmers Scott Adler, Mark Schachter and Aileen Coyne with Gary Shaye, senior director of Save the Children.

Water Rats and Staples Teams Raise More than $38,000 Swimming for Nepal

The Westport Weston Family YMCA Water Rat Swim Team and the boys and girls swim teams of Staples High School raised more than $38,000 (and counting) with “Swim for Nepal,” a five-hour event held Wednesday, May 27 at the YMCA’s Bedford Family Center to benefit Save the Children’s relief efforts in Nepal. More than 175 […] [Read More]