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

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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

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  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

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  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

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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]

The Y’s 2013 Strong Kids Triathlon: Highlights and Top Finishers

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The stormy skies from the night before gave way to a breezy, bright blue just in time for the seventh annual Strong Kids Triathlon, hosted by the Westport Weston Family Y and contested at Staples High School, Sunday morning, Sept. 22. Scores of young athletes swam, cycled and ran their way to medals and trophies […] [Read More]

My Y Story: Arlene Yolles — ‘It’s Always Good!’

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Midge’s Membership Blog: As promised, September is Highlight Member Month.  I plan on posting blog items throughout the month about members who want to share their story with me … who you are and why you are a member of the Y. Let’s start with Arlene Yolles’ wonderful “Y Story”: The Y has been my […] [Read More]

Afraid of the Water? The Family Y Has Just the Rx – ‘Dr. Saul’

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The Y is many things to many people – fitness, gymnastics, dance, child care, basketball and racquet sports are just some of the activities that take place daily at the Westport Weston Family Y. But ask people what single Y activity comes to mind and most will say, “swimming,” specifically swim lessons. By our accounts, […] [Read More]

Family Y Gymnasts Win Titles at YMCA National Championship

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Fourteen Family Y gymnasts traveled to Savannah, Georgia, June 26-29 to compete at YMCA Women’s National Gymnastic Championships. Teams from 91 YMCAs participated, with more than 1,900 gymnasts competing. The Family Y gymnasts, ranging in age from 10 to 15, came home with 4 All Around National Champion titles, placing in the top 10 in […] [Read More]

A Shout-Out to “Mr. Paul,” the Y’s Employee of the Year

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Paul Watson never looks for special attention for himself; he’s just the opposite. His specialty is finding situations that may be going astray and quietly correcting whatever may be going wrong.  Taking credit for any of the fires that he puts out on a daily basis as a Y staffer is completely beyond him. That […] [Read More]

Y Water Rats Honored at Annual Recognition Night

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The Water Rat Parents Club and Y Swim Coaches hosted the annual WRAT Recognition Night at Bedford Middle School on Friday, Apr. 26. Nearly 300 guests were on hand for a celebratory dinner, followed by an awards ceremony for graduating seniors and special recognition of other members of the 2012-2013 Westport Weston Family Y’s 200-member […] [Read More]