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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

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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

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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]
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

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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 stories, we’re able to catch a glimpse of the hope, strength and determination and those who live the Y’s values. But what exactly is it […] [Read More]
The new Y's first home swim meet, for 8 & Under swimmers, held Oct. 19, attracted a big crowd.

Y Water Rats to Host Annual Freestyle Frenzy Meet, Nov. 8-9

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The weekend of Nov. 8-9, the Westport Weston Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team will be hosting more than 700 athletes from teams across the region at the annual Maura Marden Freestyle Frenzy. This will be our first multi-sessional swim meet in our new facility, and we’re expecting the Y to be very busy! As […] [Read More]
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Family Y Water Rats Honored In and Out of Pool

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USA Scholastic All Americans, CT Scholar Athletes, and CT Top 16 The Westport Weston Family Y‘s Water Rat swimmers are doing well in the pool and in school. Bryce Keblish and Daniel Williams recently were awarded USA Swimming Scholastic All American recognition, which means that they had at least a 3.5 GPA for the previous […] [Read More]
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A young Water Rat at last year's tryouts.

Tryouts for Y’s Water Rat Swim Team, Today at Downtown Y

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Tryouts for the 2014-2015 Water Rat Swim Team will be held this afternoon, September 3 at the Westport Weston Family Y at 59 Post Road East, Westport, CT. Check-in will take place in the Stauffer Pool Lobby. 9 & Over: Check-in 4:00p – Tryouts in the Stauffer Pool beginning at 4:30p 8 & Under: Check-in […] [Read More]
Chandler Crosby.

Y Water Rats Name Chandler Crosby as New Head Age Group Coach; Team Tryouts Sept. 3

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The Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat Swim Team has hired Chandler Crosby as the team’s new Head Age Group Coach and the Y’s Assistant Director of Competitive Swimming. Chandler hales from New Canaan, where he swam for the high school and the New Canaan Y. As a club swimmer, Chandler competed at both the […] [Read More]
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Y Water Rat Swim Team Tryouts for 2014-15 Season Set for Sept. 3

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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]