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The 91st Annual Meeting of the charitable nonprofit YMCA, and first in its new Bedford Family Center.

Family YMCA Announces Creation of $5 Million Bedford Family Social Responsibility Fund

The Westport Weston Family YMCA convened its 91st Annual Meeting of the Association – and first at its Bedford Family Center at Allen Raymond Lane – on Monday, June 15. Held in the new Y facility’s main studio on its lower level, by tradition the meeting of the volunteer leaders and professional staff of the […] [Read More]
Janelle Atkinson-Wignall, new assistant coach for the Water Rat Swim Team.

Two-time Olympian Janelle Atkinson-Wignall Joins Water Rat Swim Team Coaching Staff

The Aquatics Department of the Westport Weston Family YMCA is pleased to announce that Janelle Atkinson-Wignall has joined the Water Rat Swim Team as an assistant coach.  Janelle will be working with the team on a seasonal basis. Janelle is currently the Head Coach of the Fairfield University Men’s Swimming and Diving Team. She is […] [Read More]
Midge Deverin and Vera Shanov share a laugh in the Welcome Center.

Family YMCA Staffer Vera Shanov: A World-class Person … and Friend

Midge’s Membership Blog: First and foremost, Vera Shanov is my friend. She is one of the chosen few who will keep my secrets, allow me to pour my heart out, laugh my head off, and scream my ridiculous ideas to; she and I will share a bottle of wine and solve the world’s problems… That […] [Read More]
Brian and Bob Ference.

The Brothers Ference: Our Family YMCA’s ‘Swim & Gym’ Dynamic Duo

Midge’s Membership Blog: Brian steps behind the Membership desk at the Welcome Center, wet towel wrapped around his waist and starts writing a list of names of his private swimming lesson students. “Do you mind processing these?” he asks me … and, despite the fact that there’s hardly a day that goes by when Brian […] [Read More]
Newly named Family YMCA CEO Patricia Riemersma.

Patricia Riemersma Named New CEO of the Westport Weston Family YMCA

The volunteer members of the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s governing Board of Directors have unanimously approved the Executive Search Committee’s selection of Patricia Riemersma as Chief Executive Officer. Riemersma has enthusiastically accepted the position. Her first day in her new role as the Family YMCA’s CEO will be Monday, June 8. “We wholeheartedly welcome Patricia […] [Read More]
New Water Rat Coach Robert Urban.

Family YMCA Water Rat Swim Team Announces Addition of Robert Urban to Coaching Staff

The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team is pleased to welcome Robert Urban to its coaching staff. He will be assisting with the Age Group program. A Trumbull native, Robert is currently enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University, where he expects to graduate in 2016 with a degree in accounting. Since 2011, Robert […] [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]
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Alexei Bachuretz Named New Health & Wellness Director for the Family Y

The Westport Weston Family Y has recently welcomed new leadership to its Health & Wellness facilities and programming. Alexei Bachuretz joins the Family Y as the new Health & Wellness Director.  Alexei is excited to be leading our newly expanded Health & Wellness team as the Y prepares to open its new, 54,000 sq. ft. […] [Read More]