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College students can join the Y for a special rate of $50 a month, May through August.

Family YMCA Offers College Students a Summer Break Special Membership

A Y “welcome back” to local students returning home from college for the summer. Spend your time off by enjoying a healthy and engaged summer at the Westport Weston Family YMCA. From May 1 to August 31, we’re offering college students a special membership of just $50 a month (versus the regular adult rate of […] [Read More]
Categories: Community
New Water Rat Coach Robert Urban.

Family YMCA Water Rat Swim Team Announces Addition of Robert Urban to Coaching Staff

The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team is pleased to welcome Robert Urban to its coaching staff. He will be assisting with the Age Group program. A Trumbull native, Robert is currently enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University, where he expects to graduate in 2016 with a degree in accounting. Since 2011, Robert […] [Read More]
The Water Rat Men's 2015 Y Nat team on the podium in Greensboro.

Water Rat Men Place 2nd at 2015 YMCA Short Course National Championships

Attending a prestigious national meet is a goal to which many swimmers aspire. For 11 Water Rat swimmers — 8 young men and 3 young women — the opportunity came last week at the 2015 YMCA Short Course National Championships. Held in Greensboro, N.C., March 30-April 3, the meet gave these swimmers the opportunity to […] [Read More]

Family YMCA to Offer Adventure Race Training Camp, Apr. 13 – June 3

Are you a Tough Mudder? A Warrior? A Spartan? Gator Bait? Adventure races like the Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash, Spartan Race and, yes, regional events like the Gator Bait Trail Run down in Texas are fast growing in popularity. The disciplines and obstacles vary from race to race, but most are group efforts, many in […] [Read More]
Categories: Community, Fitness
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]
Categories: Westport Water Rats
A swim race in the Saugatuck, back in the day...

Camp Mahackeno Gears Up for Groundbreaking Summer

Midge’s Membership Blog: It’s hard to imagine, as I sit here writing this, looking out at the piles of encrusted snow still scattered on the fringes of the Family YMCA’s parking lot, that in just a couple of months Camp Mahackeno will be up and running. So many of us have heard stories of Mahackeno’s […] [Read More]
Family YMCA dancers backstage at Klein Auditorium.

Family YMCA Dancers Grab Gold at the Turn It Up Dance Challenge in Bridgeport

Thirty-five members of the Westport Weston Family YMCA Dance Center’s performance troupes participated in the Turn It Up Dance Challenge Dance Competition this past weekend at Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport. Five of the Family YMCA dancers performed as solos or duos: Logan Watkins, Kayden Obsitnik, Julia Davis, Emily Walsh and Vivian Ellis & Hannah […] [Read More]
Categories: Dance Center
TeamBrent St. Baldrick's 2015 web

TeamBrent St. Baldrick’s at the Family YMCA: Photo & Video Highlights

What a remarkable day at the Westport Weston Family YMCA on Sunday, March 29 as we hosted hundreds of boys and girls and adults shaving their heads to help fight childhood cancer and find a cure. Thanks to all for your support of the 11th Annual TeamBrent St. Baldrick’s Celebration! Special thanks to sportscaster Deb […] [Read More]
Categories: General