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Water Rat and Staples Swim Teams to Hold Swim for Nepal Fundraiser, May 27

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On Wednesday, May 27, the Water Rat Swim Team and the Staples Girls and Staples Boys Swim Teams will gather at the Westport Weston Family YMCA for Swim for Nepal, a five-hour event to raise money for Save the Children’s Nepal relief efforts. Less than three weeks after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the […] [Read More]
Water Rat swimmers Ayaan and Annam Olasewere.

The Y Story of Annam and Ayaan Olasewere? Priceless…

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Midge’s Membership Blog: To put a twist on the classic ad slogan, “There are some things money can buy. For everything else, there’s the Y…” Meet Annam and Ayaan Olasewere, 7-year-old twins who came to the Westport Weston Family YMCA by way of two other Ys near and far, with a heritage that goes back […] [Read More]
New Water Rat Coach Robert Urban.

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

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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]
The Water Rat Men's 2015 Y Nat team on the podium in Greensboro.

Water Rat Men Place 2nd at 2015 YMCA Short Course National Championships

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Attending a prestigious national meet is a goal to which many swimmers aspire. For 11 Water Rat swimmers — 8 young men and 3 young women — the opportunity came last week at the 2015 YMCA Short Course National Championships. Held in Greensboro, N.C., March 30-April 3, the meet gave these swimmers the opportunity to […] [Read More]
Water Rat Head Coach Ellen Johnston, the National YMCA Coach of the Year.

Water Rat Head Coach Ellen Johnston Named National YMCA Coach of the Year

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Ellen Johnston, head coach of the Westport Weston Family YMCA Water Rat Swim Team, was selected on April 2 as the National YMCA Coach of the Year. The award, which is given at the YMCA Short Course National Swimming Championship, was announced during finals at the Greensboro Aquatic Complex in North Carolina. Going into Thursday’s […] [Read More]
The 2015 "Y Nat Rat" team.

Family YMCA Sends 11 Water Rats to Compete in the 2015 YMCA National Championships

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Eleven senior swimmers representing the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team, accompanied by Head Coach Ellen Johnston and Assistant Coach Frisk Driscoll, are attending the 2015 YMCA Short Course National Championships at the Greensboro Aquatics Center in Greensboro, N.C. The Water Rat swimmers who have qualified for this prestigious meet include Bryce Keblish, […] [Read More]
Our champion 8 & Under Water Rat Girls with their trophy at MIT.

Water Rat Wins & Records at 2015 Short-Course Championship Meets

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The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team continued its winning ways this past weekend as the 8 & Under Girls won their division at the 2015 YMCA New England Swimming Championships, held at MIT in Boston, March 14-15. Congratulations to young Water Rat Girls Kate and Tatum Murray, Ayaan and Annan Olasewere and […] [Read More]
Record-setting Water Rat Annam Olasewere.

Family YMCA Water Rats Show Championship Mettle — and Medals!

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The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s youngest competitive swimmers began the short course championship season by racking up a series of wins and setting a new team record at the 8 & Under State Championships at Hopkins School in New Haven on Feb. 20. Congratulations to Annan Olasewere for breaking the Water Rat team record in […] [Read More]