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Built in 1929, the Brophy Pool hosted its final day of swim lessons, lifeguard training and parent-child swim classes on Oct. 5, 2014.

A Fond, Final Farewell to the Family Y’s Downtown Home

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After 91 eventful years serving our community from our original downtown home, this morning we opened the doors of the Westport Weston Family Y at 59 Post Road East for the final time. Near the old membership desk off our Church Lane entrance is a plaque from 1978 dedicated to the memory of Dr. Charles […] [Read More]
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Lauren Peden, behind the counter of our new Member Cafe.

The Family Y’s New Member Cafe: Simply Delicious!

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We’re thrilled that the Westport Weston Family Y’s new facility at its Mahackeno campus will include a new option for healthy eating — a Member Cafe — as well as the popular healthy vending machines previously stationed in our Pool Lobby at the downtown facility. Managed by Lauren Peden of Norwalk-based Simply Delicious Catering,  the […] [Read More]
The babysitting area in our Kids' Club is all set to welcome youngsters while their parents work out.

Cool Views from New Y’s Warm-up Week

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Enjoy this gallery of photos of the new Westport Weston Family Y taken during Warm-up Week, as we finish up our move and test how the facility functions prior to our opening on Oct. 6 at 5:30 am. See the captions for details of these new views. A few final notes: In honor of Yom […] [Read More]
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Water Rats Kira McCreesh, Cambell Rosow, Molly Duffy and Katie Akers gather poolside before their first practice.

With Test Swims and Spins, Y Preps for Oct. 6 Grand Opening

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As staffers prepare for the first day of full public use of the Westport Weston Family Y’s modern new home at Mahackeno on Monday, Oct. 6, starting at 5:30 am, they’re getting assists from groups of Y members tapped to help test how the new facility functions. The goal is to ensure that the transition […] [Read More]
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12 Minute Drive from Mahackeno

New Family Y: Frequently Asked Questions…and Answers!

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Note: The following answers to common questions may be helpful in getting current members and prospective new members better acquainted with the Westport Weston Family Y’s modern new home and its features and services. More information may be found at www.westporty.org; the Y’s Membership Engagement Specialists are available to answer your specific questions. Call 203-226-8981 […] [Read More]
Students taking a Lifeguard Certification course at the downtown Y in August.

Y to Offer Lifeguard Certification Course, Oct. 4-5, 11-12, at New Facility

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The Westport Weston Family Y is hosting a Red Cross Lifeguarding Course on October 4-5 and 11-12, 9 am – 5 pm, for strong swimmers ages 15 and older. “Our Y has been training lifeguards ever since we added a pool to our downtown facility in 1929,” says Nicole Turechek, the Family Y’s Aquatics Director. […] [Read More]
Local youth basketball coach Paul McMahon checks out the new Y's gym.

Family Y Fall Youth Basketball Clinics Roll with New Coach

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Under the new direction of noted local youth basketball coach Paul McMahon, the Westport Weston Family Y’s weekly Fall Basketball Clinics get rolling today, Sept. 10, and continue for the next six weeks. Three one-hour sessions are offered on Wednesday afternoons for 5th and 6th graders interested in building on the fundamentals and developing their […] [Read More]
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Matt Steinschneider Professional Picture

Touche! New Fencing Classes at the Y Start Sept. 12

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The Westport Weston Family Y is introducing a new fencing program this fall featuring three classes, all for beginners, taught by newly hired fencing instructor Matt Steinschneider. One of the five sports that has been part of every modern Olympic Games, fencing is the martial art of fighting with one of three blades — a […] [Read More]
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A young Water Rat at last year's tryouts.

Tryouts for Y’s Water Rat Swim Team, Today at Downtown Y

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Tryouts for the 2014-2015 Water Rat Swim Team will be held this afternoon, September 3 at the Westport Weston Family Y at 59 Post Road East, Westport, CT. Check-in will take place in the Stauffer Pool Lobby. 9 & Over: Check-in 4:00p – Tryouts in the Stauffer Pool beginning at 4:30p 8 & Under: Check-in […] [Read More]
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The Magic of Lyn at the Levitt, Tonight Starting at 6 pm

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Been to the new Levitt Pavilion this summer? If you haven’t yet, our friends at the Levitt tell us that Wednesday night’s performance is something for the whole family to enjoy — even (especially!) on a school night: THE MAGIC OF LYN! 6PM: Lawn Party for kids, featuring the Melissa & Doug Activity tent, plus […] [Read More]
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