2019 Tryouts (Dates Changed!)

Aug 20, 2019 (04:30 PM) - Aug 21, 2019 (06:30 PM)
August, 19 2019




Tryouts for the Westport Weston Family YMCA Water Rat Swim Team will be held August 20th for 8/unders and August 21st for 9/10.  Tryouts both days will be held in four 30-minute sessions from 4:30-6:30 pm.  

The Water Rat Swim Team was established in 1949, and from the beginning, members of the team have been perennial state champions.  The Water Rat Swim Team competes in YMCA competitions at the local, state and national level. The club is also a registered USA Swimming Team sanctioned by Connecticut Swimming, Inc. and competes in USA Swimming competitions at the local, regional, state, zone and national level. Practices take place before or after school and on Saturday mornings, with the frequency and timing of sessions depending on age and ability level. 

On tryout dates the coaching staff will evaluate swimmers during each 30-minute session. Our team administrator via email will notify parents about tryout results within 3-4 days with the coaching staffs' decision.

If you would like to tryout, please call the Front Desk at of the Westport YMCA at 203-226-8981 and explain to them you would like to register for the swim team tryouts.  The registration fee for tryouts is $25 if you register by August 19th.  The fee is $40 if you register after August 19th. Please direct all other questions regarding 8/under and 9-10 year old tryouts to Head Development Coach Rob Urban at

13 and overs please contact Head Coach Ellen Johnston directly at and 11/12 age groupers please contact Head Junior Coach Adam King at