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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]

The Family Y, ‘A Place of Wellness and Friendship’

Midge’s Membership Blog: One of my favorite things to write about is our members’ personal stories about the Family Y.  Ellen Brown is a beloved member.  I have never seen her come in and go past our Membership Services Desk without a warm smile or compliment.  She and her family have been valued members for […] [Read More]

Water Rat Swim Team Fall Roundup & Awards

  Top swimmers and scholar athletes from the Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team took time off from an eventful Fall Short Course Season and preparations for the team’s premier home meet, the Maura Marden Freestyle Frenzy on Nov. 9-10, to be recognized for their accomplishments during the 2012-2013 season. On November 3, Connecticut Swimming […] [Read More]

Doc Doubleday, the Westport Y’s First Physical Director

  Note: Opened in 1923, the Westport Weston Family Y celebrated its 90th Birthday with a festive block party in September 2013. The Y’s 90th Anniversary celebrations will continue through the coming year and will feature a series of articles that pay tribute to the individuals and families who have been central to our Y’s […] [Read More]

Basketball at the Family Y; Travel Team Tryouts, Oct. 22-27

The thump-thump-thump of ball on hardwood. The squeak- squeak of shoe to floor. The occasional clank off metal rim. A groan, a shout, a slap of high five. The sweet swish through nylon net… These are the sounds of basketball, and they’re heard throughout the day, every day, at the Westport Weston Family Y. Over […] [Read More]