The Weston Westport Family YMCA is the home of the Water Rat Swim Team. 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 meets locally and nationally. 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.

Tryouts for Westport Weston Family YMCA Water Rat Swim Team will be held August 22nd for 8/unders and August 23rd for 9/10 and 11/12 year olds. Tryouts both days will be held in four 30-minute sessions from 4:30-6:30 pm.

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 a few 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. 13 and overs please contact Kristen Finnegan at