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]

Youth Fun Night at the Y on Saturday for Local 4th-7th Graders

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This Saturday, from 7:30 to 9:30 pm, the Westport Weston Family Y will be open just to 4th to 7th graders for the Y’s second Youth Fun Night of the school year. Youth Fun Nights are a Westport & Weston institution, and a great way to hang with friends or meet new ones. “Where else […] [Read More]
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Halloween Spooktacular Highlights Family Week at the Y, Oct. 21-25

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  The Westport Weston Family Y is dedicated to the goal of being the premier family center in Westport and Weston. Through engagement with families, the Y helps them learn, grow and thrive, individually and together. See what we mean by viewing this new 2-minute video from Brian Russell of Red Shoe Film about our […] [Read More]

Special Needs Programs at the Y: How Can We Help?

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The Westport Weston Family Y is interested in providing more programs for children with special needs. We are hoping to receive feedback or ideas from parents and caregivers so we can develop the programs our community wants and needs. Please join us for a discussion on the types of activities we should try to include […] [Read More]

Yoga On The Green (And Under The Tent), Sunday, Oct. 20

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Yoga on the Green is a full day of yoga taking place Sunday, Oct. 20, on Veteran’s Green in downtown Westport to benefit the Smilow Family Breast Health Center of Norwalk Hospital. Instructors from local yoga studios will conduct yoga sessions every hour from 9:00 am until 3:45 pm. (The Westport Weston Family Y is pleased […] [Read More]
Categories: Community, Fitness

Another Important Y Birthday

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  October 11 marks the birthday of the man who founded the YMCA, Sir George Williams, born in 1821 in Dulverton, England. His story in important ways parallels that of the founder of our own local Y — Edward T. Bedford, born an ocean away in 1849 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Although as a boy Edward migrated with […] [Read More]
Categories: Community, General

What Causes Cancer? Help Us Find Out

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The Westport Weston Family Y has been selected by the American Cancer Society as an enrollment site for volunteers interested in participating in a major new Cancer Prevention Study. Known as the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3), the long-term research project is the nation’s largest study of the causes of cancers. Those eligible to participate include […] [Read More]

Y to Host Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course, Oct. 19-20, 26-27

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The Westport Weston Family Y will be hosting a Red Cross lifeguard course on October 19-20 and 26-27, from 9 am- 5 pm each day. Designed for strong swimmers ages 15 and older, the course emphasizes practical lifesaving skills and job-related responsibilities. Lifeguard Training, Standard First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer are included. […] [Read More]
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