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An Award-Winning Week for Our First ZAC Camp for Water Safety

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The first annual ZAC Camp – a water safety instruction camp at the Family Y sponsored by The ZAC Foundation, was a tremendous success.  Each afternoon last week, nearly 100 children aged six to nine had a great time learning all aspects of water safety — all at no charge! Friday’s awards ceremony was made […] [Read More]

Family Y Annual Meeting Set for June 18; Halsteads Among Honorees

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s Annual Meeting of the Association will be held Monday, June 18, starting at 5:30 pm in the Bedford Lobby. This year’s Annual Meeting — the 88th — is especially significant, as it marks a period of transformative change for our Family Y. Less than a month ago, our governing Boards […] [Read More]

Free ZAC Camp for Water Safety Begins Monday at Mahackeno for 1st-3rd Graders

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The Westport Weston Family Y is proud to host the first annual ZAC Camp at the Family Y’s Mahackeno Outdoor Center. Taking place June 4-8, from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm each day, ZAC Camp will teach local 6- to 9-year olds the importance of water safety through a fun and engaging mix of swim […] [Read More]

Westport Woman’s Club Gives a ‘Lift’ to the New Y

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We’re pleased to pass along this wonderful news from Friday, courtesy of WestportNow.com: The Westport Woman’s Club held its annual grant awards ceremony today where it awarded $30,000 to 31 non-profit organizations in the Westport area. A highlight of the breakfast event was the announcement of the recipient of the Ruegg Grant, a $5,000 grant, […] [Read More]

Yoga & Pilates Fundraiser, Sunday, May 20

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Get a great workout while supporting an important Family Y program: On Sunday, May 20, 10:30 – 11:30 am, we’re holding a terrific exercise class combining yoga and pilates, 30 minutes of each led by instructors Shelly Goldman and Steve Forlano. Afterwards join all your fitness pals at Bobby Q’s for lunch. Our yoga and […] [Read More]

Family Y Encourages Kids to Play and Learn at Healthy Kids Day, Saturday, April 28

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On Saturday, April 28, the Westport Weston Family Y is celebrating Healthy Kids Day® with a free community event for kids and families in the Westport and Weston area. More than 1,900 Ys across the country are taking part in the celebration, meant to kick-start physical activity and learning throughout the summer – a critical […] [Read More]
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Free Babysitting at the Family Y Allows Members to Work Out Without the Worry

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Did you know about this very useful service that the Family Y provides parents of young children who work out or take a fitness class or otherwise spend time at the Y? Babysitting is available for children 3 months to 6 years of age, free of charge for Y members and only $10 for non-members […] [Read More]

American Red Cross Salutes Our Family Y’s ‘Community Hero’

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Midge’s Membership Blog: The annual American Red Cross Community Heroes of Connecticut Awards, presented to Good Samaritans of Fairfield County, took place at the Trumbull Marriott on Thursday, April 5. One of the honorees was our very own Steve Forlano, Membership Supervisor.  Steve found himself in a situation late last year that required fast thinking, […] [Read More]

Nicole Turechek Makes a Splash as the Y’s New Aquatic Director

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Nicole Turechek, Director of Aquatics, has expanded her leadership role in the Family Y’s Aquatics Department to include oversight of swim lessons, pool scheduling, lifeguards and teaching staff — everything except the Water Rat swim team. She will also coordinate a variety of special events. Nicole is very excited about a new event she is […] [Read More]

Family Y Chooses Gymnastics Team to Compete at National Championships

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Here they are, and congratulations to all! At right is our 2012 national team who will represent the Family Y at USA Gymnastics National Gymfest Championships at Disney World Florida in July! Some of the exhibition teams they will be competing against comprise teams from Alaska, Texas, Wisconsin, California, Arizona, Maryland, Georgia, Minnesota, Indiana and […] [Read More]