July 20, 2013 start

Y’s Annual Point-to-Point Compo Beach Swim on Sunday

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]

Summer Staycation? Spend 5 Free Days at the Family Y!

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

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

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
Aquafins photo

Family Y Launches AquaFins Swim Program for Children with Special Needs

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]
May 30 2014 front doors

Latest Photos of New Y at Mahackeno, Now 85% Complete

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]

Your Y Story Is Our Story

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 . . .

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]

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

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]

Take 5 at the Y This Summer: 5 Free Visits!

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]