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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

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
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

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
The 2015 "Y Nat Rat" team.

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

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
Our champion 8 & Under Water Rat Girls with their trophy at MIT.

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

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,
Record-setting Water Rat Annam Olasewere.

Family YMCA Water Rats Show Championship Mettle — and Medals!

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
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Water Rat Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, Jan. 31, 8:30-11:30 am, Branson Hall of C&HT Church

The 21st Annual Pancake Breakfast, hosted by the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Water Rat Senior Team, will take place on Saturday, Jan. 31, 8:30-11:30 am in the Branson Hall of Christ & Holy
The Y's Aquatic Climbing Wall is the first in the state of Connecticut.

New YMCA’s Aquatics Center Is Filled with Fun for the Entire Family

The Westport Weston Family YMCA has long been our community’s leading provider of swim instruction and water-safety education. Our Y is also a vital center for water fitness, offering members of all
Coach Peter takes a group of Water Rats through a “dry-land” training session in the Cameron Bruce Observation Gallery in preparation for this weekend’s Pentathlon Meet.

Family Y’s Water Rats to Host Annual Pentathlon Swim Meet, Jan. 10-11

The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team is hosting the annual Pentathlon Swim Meet on Jan. 10-11, 2015 at the Y’s new facility at 14 Allen Raymond Lane in Westport. This is the second
Jude Dequeljoe, surrounded by his Water Rat teammates.

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

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
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

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