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]

Water Rat Swim Team Fall Roundup & Awards

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  Top swimmers and scholar athletes from the Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team took time off from an eventful Fall Short Course Season and preparations for the team’s premier home meet, the Maura Marden Freestyle Frenzy on Nov. 9-10, to be recognized for their accomplishments during the 2012-2013 season. On November 3, Connecticut Swimming […] [Read More]

Family Y Water Rat Swimmers Kick Off Short Course Season

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The Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat Swim Team kicked off its 2013-14 Short Course season in fine form at two meets for 12 & Under swimmers held the weekend of Oct. 12-13. On Saturday, Oct. 12, more than 80 Water Rats in the 9-12 Age Group traveled to the New Canaan YMCA to compete […] [Read More]

The Y’s 2013 Strong Kids Triathlon: Highlights and Top Finishers

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The stormy skies from the night before gave way to a breezy, bright blue just in time for the seventh annual Strong Kids Triathlon, hosted by the Westport Weston Family Y and contested at Staples High School, Sunday morning, Sept. 22. Scores of young athletes swam, cycled and ran their way to medals and trophies […] [Read More]

Water Rat Tryouts Attract 120 Hopeful Young Swimmers

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More than 120 children tried out for the Westport Weston Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team on Tuesday, Sept. 3. “It’s amazing that we had so many eager young swimmers at our tryouts,” said Adrienne Williams, co-president of the Water Rat Parents Club, who with several other Water Rat volunteer leaders spent a very hectic […] [Read More]

Water Rat Swim Team Tryouts for New Swimmers, Tuesday, Sept. 3

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The Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat Swim Team will hold tryouts for new swimmers on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at the Y’s facility in downtown Westport. Parents are encouraged to pre-register their children; tryout registration forms may be found at www.westporty.org. The fee for those who pre-register is $25, with check-in for swimmers aged […] [Read More]

Water Rat Seniors Are Super at Super Sectionals

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The Water Rat Swim Team finished their Long Course season this past weekend with a strong showing by its Senior swimmers as the top-finishing Connecticut men’s team at the Eastern Zone Speedo® Super Sectional meet in Buffalo, N.Y. The Eastern Zone Sectionals championship, held Aug. 1-4, drew more than 500 top swimmers from Virginia to […] [Read More]