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Water Rat John Whiteside.

Water Rat Senior Standout John Whiteside Commits to Swim for the University of Virginia

John Whiteside, a record-setting member of the Westport Weston Family YMCA Water Rat Swim Team, has verbally committed to swim for the University of Virginia next fall. Whiteside is coming off a
The Water Rats begin their 66th season of competition at the Westport Weston Family YMCA with an 8 & Under swim meet on Oct. 11.

YMCA Water Rat Swim Team Preps for Start of New Season

The Water Rat Swim Team begins its 66th season of competition at the Westport Weston Family YMCA with a meet for 8 & Under swimmers on Sunday, Oct. 11. Some 125 young athletes from local swim
Water Rat logo 2015

Tryouts for the Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team’s 2015-16 Season, Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Tryouts for the Water Rat Swim Team’s 2015-16 season will take place at the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Bedford Family Center at 14 Allen Raymond Lane in Westport on Monday, Aug. 31 for swimmers
These Water Rats are now swimming in the Speedo Junior Nationals in San Antonio: John Whiteside, Bryce Keblish, Jonathan Blansfield and Sarah Grinalds.

Family YMCA Water Rat Summer Highlights; 2015-16 Tryouts Set for Aug. 31-Sept. 2

The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team is wrapping up a highly successful 2015 Long Course season, with some fast swimming at elite meets at the state, regional and national level and
Water Rat parents join a group portrait of what was a tremendous team effort.

Water Rat Swimmers Present BIG Check to Save the Children’s Nepal Relief Efforts

A group of Water Rat families and YMCA coaches and staff visited Save the Children’s headquarters in Fairfield on Thursday, June 25, to present a check for more than $42,000, raised through the “Swim
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
Swimmers Scott Adler, Mark Schachter and Aileen Coyne with Gary Shaye, senior director of Save the Children.

Water Rats and Staples Teams Raise More than $38,000 Swimming for Nepal

The Westport Weston Family YMCA Water Rat Swim Team and the boys and girls swim teams of Staples High School raised more than $38,000 (and counting) with “Swim for Nepal,” a five-hour event held
Swim for Nepal logo

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

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
Water Rat swimmers Ayaan and Annam Olasewere.

The Y Story of Annam and Ayaan Olasewere? Priceless…

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
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