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Y After School Program for Local K-5th Graders Prepares for Start of 2014-15 School Year

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s After School Program for Westport students in grade K through 5 will resume with the beginning of the school year on Aug. 25. The Y’s After School program will take place at Saugatuck Elementary School at 170 Riverside Ave., with buses transporting students daily from their grade schools to Saugatuck […] [Read More]
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Photo Highlights and Results of the 2014 Point-to-Point Compo Beach Swim

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s 36th annual Point-to-Point Compo Beach Swim saw a field of 130 open-water swimmers tackle the mile-long course off the east beach on Sunday, July 20. “This is one of the great events and traditions in Westport,” said First Selectman Jim Marpe, in a news story on westport-news.com by Jarret Liotta. […] [Read More]
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Y’s Annual Point-to-Point Compo Beach Swim on Sunday

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s Point-to-Point Compo Beach Swim, one of Westport’s longest running annual sports events, is a beloved family event that gives swimmers a great opportunity to support the Y while competing in a highly regarded 1-mile open-water competition. Hundreds come out each year, because it is so much more than a race. […] [Read More]
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Summer Staycation? Spend 5 Free Days at the Family Y!

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School’s out, and the summer season is officially here! Add the Westport Weston Family Y to your to-do list for in-town family fun and recreation. Now through July 31, we’re inviting local families to spend 5 free days at our Y’s facility in downtown Westport, so everyone can find their fit at our Y. Plus, […] [Read More]
Family Y CEO Rob Reeves, former Board President Rosemary Halstead and current Board President Bonnie Strittmatter.

Y 90th Annual Meeting Highlights, Honors and Recognitions

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The Westport Weston Family Y hosted its 90th Annual Meeting on Monday, June 16 — the last that will take place in its downtown headquarters. Later this summer the Y will move to a new facility at its 32-acre Mahackeno campus on Allen Raymond Lane, at Route 33 and Exit 41 of the Merritt Parkway. […] [Read More]
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

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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]
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Family Y Launches AquaFins Swim Program for Children with Special Needs

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At the Westport Weston Family Y, we pride ourselves on being an organization that provides access for all members of our community. To meet that goal, we’re happy to introduce AquaFins, a NEW five-week swim program specifically designed for children with special needs, ages 6 to 14. The Y’s AquaFins Therapeutic Swim Lesson Program will […] [Read More]
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Latest Photos of New Y at Mahackeno, Now 85% Complete

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The summer season has begun, and by the end of it the new Westport Weston Family Y will be open. Construction of the first stage of the Y’s modern new home at its Mahackeno campus is now 85 percent complete. The 18-month, $38.5 million project remains on schedule and on budget. It’s punch-list time. To […] [Read More]
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Your Y Story Is Our Story

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This summer, the Westport Weston Family Y is joining Ys across the country in celebrating individuals’ stories of how the Y is so much more. We encourage you to join in to be inspired, spread the word and even win prizes: • Watch the short, inspiring video shown below and share it with friends and […] [Read More]
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If the Y’s Walls Could Talk . . .

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Midge’s Membership Blog: In anticipation of the last Annual Meeting of the Westport Weston Family Y at 59 Post Road East on June 16, Membership Coordinator Midge Deverin was reflecting on how much has transpired in this building over the past 91 years. She writes: If these walls could talk… They would tell you about […] [Read More]