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Y Water Rat Swim Team Tryouts for 2014-15 Season Set for Sept. 3

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

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

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

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]
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Y Water Rat Swimmers Set Personal Bests, Team Records at Maryland Meet

A group of 20 Water Rat swimmers traveled to the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus July 10-13 to compete in the Sandbox Invitational, an age-group meet for swimmers ages 10 to 12. Hosted by the Retriever Aquatic Club and the Annapolis Swim Club, the meet attracted teams from Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Jersey […] [Read More]
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Y Water Rat Sean Rogers Wins CT Open-Water Mini-Mile

The Connecticut Open Water Swimming Championships took place Saturday June 28 at Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury, CT.  Over 400 swimmers competed in the Mini-Mile and the One Mile Swimming Divisions.   Westport resident, Sean Rogers, 10, won the Boys 12 & Under Mini Mile Event, with a time of 9:30.97. His older brother, Jack, 12, […] [Read More]
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Water Rats practicing for their last meet in their 'old" home waters.

Y Water Rats to Host Last Swim Meet in Stauffer Pool, June 19

The Westport Weston Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team will host its final swim meet, for 10 & Under swimmers, at the downtown Y facility on Thursday, June 19, starting with check-in at 3:45 pm. Four of the visiting squads are from nearby Ys: the Wilton Family Y, New Canaan Y, Darien Y and the […] [Read More]
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Photo Highlights of Westport’s Memorial Day Parade 2014

Everybody loves a parade! Enjoy these photos of our Y kids, coaches and families taking part in Westport’s Memorial Day parade. This year’s annual tribute was all the more special, as it’s the last parade past the Westport Weston Family Y’s historic home since 1923 before our Y moves this fall to our new facility […] [Read More]
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Water Rat Annual Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, May 3

Come one, come all, to the 20th Annual Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Water Rat Senior Team, taking place Saturday, May 3, 8:30-11:30 am in the Branson Hall at Christ & Holy Trinity Church in downtown Westport. The Senior team will be your servers as you enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee, tea or […] [Read More]
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Highlights: Water Rat Recognition Night, Apr. 25

The Water Rat Parents Club and Y Swim Coaches hosted the annual WRAT Recognition Night at Bedford Middle School on Friday, Apr. 25. “This is by far my favorite team event,” said longtime Head Coach Ellen Johnston. “Recognition Night is the one event each year that brings together the entire Water Rat family to celebrate […] [Read More]