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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]
The Bedford Lobby in 1923.

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]
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Art About Town Street Party on Main Street, Today at 5:30 pm

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It won’t rain on this parade today … Make plans to swing by downtown Westport this evening, Thursday, May 29, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm for the Art About Town Opening Night Street Party, when Main Street turns into a car-free, continuous gallery for strolling, appreciating, and purchasing unique, original and undiscovered art. Presented each […] [Read More]
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Take 5 at the Y This Summer: 5 Free Visits!

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What kind of health & wellness program at the Westport Weston Family Y will work for you — and your family? From May 27 until July 31, the Family Y is making it easy to find out. We’re giving you and your kids 5 FREE visits to our Y’s facility in downtown Westport, so everyone […] [Read More]