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Tryouts for the Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team’s 2015-16 Season, Aug. 31-Sept. 2

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Tryouts for the Water Rat Swim Team’s 2015-16 season will take place at the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Bedford Family Center at 14 Allen Raymond Lane in Westport on Monday, Aug. 31 for swimmers ages 8 & under; Tuesday, Sept. 1 for 9-10 year olds; and Wednesday, Sept. 2 for 11-12 year olds, 4:30-6:30 pm […] [Read More]
Categories: Westport Water Rats
YMCA After School kids enjoying outdoor play at Sauagtuck Elementary School last May.

How You Can Help in the Search for a New Superintendent of Westport Schools

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Allow the Family YMCA to pass along this message to the Westport Community from the Westport Board of Education: “As you may be aware, the Westport Board of Education has initiated its search for a new Superintendent.  To counsel us through this important process, we have retained the services of Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates, a […] [Read More]
A key component of our mission at the Family YMCA is to promote healthy lifestyles for everyone.

Free Demo Classes, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, for New YMCA Youth Group Fitness Programs This Fall

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To preview some exciting new Group Fitness Classes coming up just for kids ages 6-13 at the Westport Weston Family YMCA this fall, we’re hosting a series of free demo classes prior to the start of the Fall Session the week of Sept. 8, 2015. Here are the class times and descriptions of the free […] [Read More]
Categories: Community, Fitness
A group fitness class gets under way in one of the open-air pavilions at the YMCA's Mahackeno facility.

Family YMCA Offers Outdoor Programs During Shutdown Week

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The Westport Weston Family YMCA‘s Bedford Family Center is closed to active use through Wednesday, Aug. 26. In the meantime, we’re running a modified program schedule outdoors at our Mahackeno facility — swimming, group fitness classes, Kids’ Club and more. YMCA Members looking to register for Fall Programs in person are welcome to stop by this […] [Read More]
Categories: General
When the School Day Ends, Learning and Nurturing Continues at the Family YMCA’s After School Program.

Family YMCA’s After School Program Starts Aug. 27 at Saugatuck Elementary

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To help nurture and inspire kids to discover their potential, the Westport Weston Family YMCA offers an After School Program for children in grades K-5 who attend Westport Public Schools. The Family YMCA’s program runs at Saugatuck Elementary School from the end of the school day until 6 pm. Beginning with the start of the […] [Read More]
While the Y's indoor pools are closed, members can use the outdoor pool at Mahackeno.

Family YMCA to Close Indoor Pools for Annual Maintenance, Aug. 22-30

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Starting this Saturday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 30, the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s indoor pools will be closed for draining and annual maintenance. YMCA members will be able to enjoy lap and free swimming and aquafit classes in our 5-lane outdoor pool at our adjacent Camp Mahackeno facility, as well as take part in a […] [Read More]
Categories: General
Y colleagues Midge Deverin and John Poppa.

John Poppa: The Family YMCA’s Go-to, Gem of a Goodfellas Kind of Guy…

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Midge’s Membership Blog: He could be a character out of the film, Goodfellas … you know, the young, handsome one with the dazzling blue eyes? He has charm and swagger and a delightful sense of self-deprecating humor. “Midge, I am way too boring for you to write a blog about me…” Well, John Poppa, we’ll be […] [Read More]
While the Bedford Family Center is closed Aug. 24-26, the Y will offer programs at its adjacent Camp Mahackeno facility.

Family YMCA to Offer Outdoor Programming during Annual Shutdown, Aug. 22-30

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The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Bedford Family Center at 14 Allen Raymond Lane will be operating on a limited schedule from Saturday, August 22, through Sunday, August 30, 2015. During this period we will drain and clean our indoor pools and perform other necessary cleaning and maintenance to our Y facilities. We will also be […] [Read More]
Categories: General