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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 National Swimming Championship, was announced during finals at the Greensboro Aquatic Complex in North Carolina. Going into Thursday’s […] [Read More]
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 Short Course National Championships at the Greensboro Aquatics Center in Greensboro, N.C. The Water Rat swimmers who have qualified for this prestigious meet include Bryce Keblish, […] [Read More]
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, held at MIT in Boston, March 14-15. Congratulations to young Water Rat Girls Kate and Tatum Murray, Ayaan and Annan Olasewere and […] [Read More]
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 Championships at Hopkins School in New Haven on Feb. 20. Congratulations to Annan Olasewere for breaking the Water Rat team record in […] [Read More]
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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 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 […] [Read More]
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 ages and abilities to swim laps or participate in a wide range of aqua fitness and therapeutic-swim classes. The Family YMCA trains scores […] [Read More]
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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 and final major home meet being hosted by the Water Rats this season, following a very successfully run Freestyle […] [Read More]
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 Piers Athletic Club in Stamford, bettered the long-standing record to claim it as his own. Jude, an 8-year-old member […] [Read More]