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Schedule of Activities for the Y’s Healthy Kids Day Weekend, Apr. 25-26

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This year, the Westport Weston Family YMCA is celebrating our annual Healthy Kids Day with two days of free family fun, Apr. 25-26. Healthy Kids Day is a national YMCA initiative to improve families’ health and well-being. We start the festivities on Saturday, Apr. 25, at our YMCA Gymnastics Center at 145 Main St. in […] [Read More]
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Newly named Family YMCA CEO Patricia Riemersma.

Patricia Riemersma Named New CEO of the Westport Weston Family YMCA

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The volunteer members of the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s governing Board of Directors have unanimously approved the Executive Search Committee’s selection of Patricia Riemersma as Chief Executive Officer. Riemersma has enthusiastically accepted the position. Her first day in her new role as the Family YMCA’s CEO will be Monday, June 8. “We wholeheartedly welcome Patricia […] [Read More]
Hafaday Swim Lesson Program is for children ages 4 to 8 years old.

The Y Wants You to Make Sure Your Children Are Safe Around the Water

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As the nation’s largest operator of swimming pools, the Y gives more than 1 million children a year the skills they need to be safe around water. Learning to swim is one of the most important life skills we can acquire. Drowning is a serious threat to the health and well-being of people across the […] [Read More]
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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

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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

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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

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

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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]
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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

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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]
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