Water Rat standout Bryce Keblish.

Y Water Rats Keblish and Blansfield to Compete in Arena Grand Prix Swim Meet in Orlando

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Water Rat Senior swimmers Bryce Keblish and Jonathan Blansfield departed on Wednesday with Head Coach Ellen Johnston to compete in USA Swimming’s Arena Grand Prix Series at the YMCA Aquatic Center in Orlando. This is the 3rd of 6 national-level competitions in the series. Bryce, a junior at Fairfield Prep, will be swimming the 50, […] [Read More]
Sophia Miller claims new Water Rat team record.

Y Swim Meet Highlights: Miller Sets New Water Rat Team Record

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s youngest competitive swimmers traveled to New Milford on Sunday, Feb. 2, for the 8 & Under Y State Championships, held at the Canterbury School’s Higgins Aquatic Center. “To say I was impressed with our swimmers would be an understatement,” said Water Rat 8 & Under Coach Kristen Finnegan. “We had […] [Read More]
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Y Water Rat Pentathlon Swim Meet Highlights

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The Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat Swim Team hosted its annual Pentathlon Meet on Jan. 11-12, filling the Stauffer Pool and Weeks Pavilion with hundreds of young swimmers and spectators on both Saturday and Sunday. Along with the dozens of Water Rats entered, swimmers from 10 other teams participated, taking part in the meet’s […] [Read More]
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Water Rats Ice the Competition at Annual Winter Classic

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Nearly 90 members of the Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat Swim Team’s 10 & Under squad traveled to The Canterbury School in New Milford, CT., on Dec. 8 to take part in the annual Regional YMCA of Western CT 10 & Under Winter Classic. Competing against eight other swim teams, our young Water Rats […] [Read More]
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Water Rats Boost Philippines Relief Funds to $41,000

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The Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat Swim Team raised more than $41,000 in the “Swim for the Philippines,” a five-hour event held on Wednesday, Nov. 27, to benefit Save the Children’s Typhoon Haiyan relief fund. Family Y officials presented the proceeds to Save the Children on Dec. 3, the second annual Giving Tuesday. More […] [Read More]

Water Rats Raise $33,000 for Philippines Relief

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About 150 members of the Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat Swim Team raised more than $33,000 in the “Swim for the Philippines,”  a five-hour event held on Wednesday to benefit Save the Children’s Typhoon Haiyan relief fund. Swimmers ranging in age from 6 to 18 swam as many laps as they could in 30 […] [Read More]

Donations Pour into Water Rats’ ‘Swim for the Philippines,’ Nov. 27

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  On Wednesday, November 27, starting at 2 pm, the Westport Weston Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team will “Swim for the Philippines,” a five-hour event to raise money for Save the Children’s Typhoon Haiyan relief fund. Swimmers who are 8 and under will swim as many laps as they can in 30 minutes. Swimmers […] [Read More]

Water Rats To Swim for the Philippines, Nov. 27

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On Wednesday, November 27, the Water Rat Swim Team will gather together at the Westport Weston Family Y for Swim for the Philippines, a five-hour event to raise money for Save the Children’s Typhoon Haiyan relief fund. Swimmers who are 8 and under will swim as many laps as they can in 30 minutes. Swimmers […] [Read More]

Water Rat Jonathan Blansfield Signs Letter of Intent with Northwestern

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  Jonathan Blansfield, a standout member of the Westport Weston Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team, signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) with Northwestern University on Friday, November 15. Blansfield is one of three graduating Staples High School students, all swimmers, who have accepted NLI invitations to Division I programs for the fall of […] [Read More]

Water Rat Highlights: Freestyle Frenzy and Piranha Quadrathon

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team hosted its final Maura Marden Freestyle Frenzy at the Y’s downtown facility on Nov. 9-10. And on Sunday, Nov. 10, a squad of the youngest Water Rat swimmers traveled to the Darien YMCA to compete in the Piranha 9 & Under Quadrathon. A frenzied weekend to […] [Read More]