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Jude Dequeljoe, surrounded by his Water Rat teammates.

Young Water Rat Jude Dequeljoe Breaks 32-Year-Old Team Record

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In competitive swimming, a 32-year-old record is positively ancient, a mark set by an immortal, not meant to be broken. Don’t tell that to Jude Dequeljoe, who on Nov. 21 at the Wonders Meet at Chelsea Piers Athletic Club in Stamford, bettered the long-standing record to claim it as his own. Jude, an 8-year-old member […] [Read More]
Heidi List swimming for Staples in the Y's Stauffer Pool in 1979.

‘Stick with the Y’ – A Member’s Story of a First Half-Century of Life at the Y

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Editor’s Note: Countless lives have been touched by the three things that make the Y community so strong: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. By listening to each other’s stories, we’re able to catch a glimpse of the hope, strength and determination and those who live the Y’s values. But what exactly is it […] [Read More]
The new Y's first home swim meet, for 8 & Under swimmers, held Oct. 19, attracted a big crowd.

Y Water Rats to Host Annual Freestyle Frenzy Meet, Nov. 8-9

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The weekend of Nov. 8-9, the Westport Weston Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team will be hosting more than 700 athletes from teams across the region at the annual Maura Marden Freestyle Frenzy. This will be our first multi-sessional swim meet in our new facility, and we’re expecting the Y to be very busy! As […] [Read More]
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Family Y Water Rats Honored In and Out of Pool

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USA Scholastic All Americans, CT Scholar Athletes, and CT Top 16 The Westport Weston Family Y‘s Water Rat swimmers are doing well in the pool and in school. Bryce Keblish and Daniel Williams recently were awarded USA Swimming Scholastic All American recognition, which means that they had at least a 3.5 GPA for the previous […] [Read More]
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A young Water Rat at last year's tryouts.

Tryouts for Y’s Water Rat Swim Team, Today at Downtown Y

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Tryouts for the 2014-2015 Water Rat Swim Team will be held this afternoon, September 3 at the Westport Weston Family Y at 59 Post Road East, Westport, CT. Check-in will take place in the Stauffer Pool Lobby. 9 & Over: Check-in 4:00p – Tryouts in the Stauffer Pool beginning at 4:30p 8 & Under: Check-in […] [Read More]
Chandler Crosby.

Y Water Rats Name Chandler Crosby as New Head Age Group Coach; Team Tryouts Sept. 3

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The Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat Swim Team has hired Chandler Crosby as the team’s new Head Age Group Coach and the Y’s Assistant Director of Competitive Swimming. Chandler hales from New Canaan, where he swam for the high school and the New Canaan Y. As a club swimmer, Chandler competed at both the […] [Read More]
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Y Water Rat Swim Team Tryouts for 2014-15 Season Set for Sept. 3

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Tryouts for the 2014-2015 Water Rat Swim Team will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014. Exact times will be posted later in August. Tryouts are for swimmers 12 years and younger and cost $25 for swimmers who pre-register and $40 for those who do not. Swimmers who are 13 and older should contact Head […] [Read More]
Ellen Johnston, Director of Competitive Swimming at the Y, helps fill the Y's new 10-lane lap pool.

Family Y’s New Aquatics Center Takes Final Shape

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s Building What Matters project to construct a modern new facility at its Mahackeno campus achieved a final milestone on Tuesday, Aug. 12. Call it “Filling What Matters” — as the spigot was turned on to begin filling the 10-lane, 25-yard lap pool with some 262,672 gallons of water. Workers from […] [Read More]
Jonathan Blansfield, Head Coach Ellen Johnston, Bryce Keblish, John Whiteside.

Water Rat Seniors’ Record-breaking Long Course Championship Season

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The Westport Weston Family Y‘s Water Rat Senior Team finished the Long Course swim season with a bang. The Senior Team started their stellar championship run at the CT Senior Open Championships. The Senior Boys’ tied for second with the Cheshire Sea Dogs, an impressive showing considering the Water Rat team was half the size […] [Read More]
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Family Y Water Rats Shine at CT State Long Course Championships

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Thirty Water Rat swimmers from the Westport Weston Family Y participated in the Connecticut Long Course Age Group Championships, July 24-27, at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. Seven Water Rat records, some dating back 15 years, were broken over three days of competition: Esme Hunter, 12 years old, in the 50 meter, 100 meter and […] [Read More]