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Jul 19, 2018 - Senior Team Practice Schedule for the Remainder of the Summer
Click here for the Senior Team Practice Schedule for the remainder of the summer loung course season.
Jul 11, 2018 - Senior Championship Information
Jul 9, 2018 - Senior Practice Information for Weeks of July 9th and 16th
A few practice adjustments for the upcoming week of July 9: Monday, July 9: NO Practice ? Coming off Regional Championships o Swimmers swimming in Senior Champs will be at the Hunt Club...
Jul 6, 2018 - Senior Regionals Information
Jun 28, 2018 - Senior I & II Practice at Y 4-6 pm 6/28/18
Due to the cancellation of this morning?s practices due to the thunder storms, we will have Senior I & II practice this afternoon at the Y from 4 to 6. Please know we will only have six (6) lanes d...
Jun 20, 2018 - Senior News for 6/20/18
Jun 18, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 6/18/18
Hello Water Rat Swimmers and Parents, A few important things: Congratulations to Coach Kristen as she has been selected as this year?s recipient of the Paul I. Becker Employee of the Year for the We...
Jun 14, 2018 - Parents' Club Annual Meeting June 14. 2018
ATTENTION ALL PARENTS The Parents' Club Board annual meeting will be held in the Schine Conference Room at the Y on June 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. In addition to its regular business, the Board will be ...
Jun 6, 2018 - Senior Practice Group Changes
A few changes to upcoming Senior I & II practices over the next few days: Senior I: Thursday, June 7: Practice will be 345-6pm at Staples Senior II: Thursday, June 7 ? NO Practice Fri...
Jun 5, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 6/5/18
H ello Water Rat Swimmers and Parents, This Thursday June 7 th is the Water Rat 9-under meet and this weekend is the Woodbridge Meet. Details Below for both meets. Please wear you Water Rats appare...
May 29, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 5/29/18
May 22, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes - Memorial Day Parade
Update - Memorial Day Westport Parade ? Monday May 28, 2018 The YMCA Water Rats & Gymnastics Program will walk in the Westport Memorial Day Parade. We would like to have Water Rat Swimmers ages 12-u...
May 21, 2018 - Coach Scott' Notes for 5/21/18
May 16, 2018 - Info on CDOG Meet
Hello Parents Below is information from the Meet Director for this weekend's Meet. Please read. - Coach Scott A Message from the Meet Director at CDOG May Qualifier (Cheshire Y) Hi All- We are ...
May 14, 2018 - Senior News 5/14/18
A HUGE ?THANK YOU? to ALL who helped to make the 2018 Senior Spring Invitational such a great success. Nice for the early ending on Sunday leaving the day open. Good day to hunker down and relax. ...
May 13, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 5/13/18
May 10, 2018 - Senior News for 5/10/18
This will be a brief edition of the Senior News and will look to send out a more substantive one before the end of next week. It has been a hectic week as many are in the throes of AP testing as wel...
May 10, 2018 - Senior News - Senior Spring Invitational Information
May 9, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 5/9/18
May 1, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 5/1/18
Apr 21, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 4/21/18
Apr 20, 2018 - Hotels for Senior Spring Invitational and State Championships
I have secured group rates at the Courtyard Marriott, Cromwell, CT for the 2018 Senior Spring Invitational and the 2018 CT LC Senior Championships and Age Group Championships, Please contact the h...
Apr 19, 2018 - Water Rats Excel At Zones and Y Nationals
The end of the Short Course season saw nine 14/under swimmers attend the Eastern Zones Age Group Championships, and twenty-six swimmers participate in the YMCA Short Course National Championships. ...
Apr 9, 2018 - Water Rat Apparel Available To Order
Water Rat Swim Team apparel is now available to order with Metro Swim Shop. Click here for a mockup of the apparel. So if you are new to the team for the Long Course season or just need to fil...
Mar 22, 2018 - Water Rat Upcoming Practice Changes
Mar 22, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 3/22/18
Hello Water Rat Swimmers and Parents, Congratulations to the Water Rats Swimmers who competed at Age Group Championships! The weekend was a big success with many best times and team record! GO WRAT!...
Mar 21, 2018 - Water Rats Swim Fast in the 2017-2018 Short Course Season
The Water Rat Swim team has done it again, fast swimming at all age group levels during the 2017-2018 Short Course Swim Season. Water Rat swimmers broke several team and state relay records. They...
Mar 17, 2018 - Matthew Torres Shines at the Copenhagen Paraswimming World Series
Congratulatons to Matthew Torres for his great performances at the Copenhagen Paraswimming World Series. Matthew was selected to represent the United States at this meet, which was held on March 2n...
Mar 16, 2018 - Parking Information for Age Group Championships
Click here for information on parking at Age Group Championships.
Mar 15, 2018 - Senior News - Age Group Championship Information
Mar 14, 2018 - 8/Under, Age Group, and Senior 3 Practice Changes
There were a few questions on workout changes PRACTICE / WORKOUT CHANGES March 14 - Wednesday Normal Workout Times - No Changes March 15 ? Thursday Challenger I 6:30 - 7:30PM ? Note Time...
Mar 13, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes 3/13/18
Mar 8, 2018 - Senior News - Practice Updates
This is just a quick update on practices over the next five days as there are some adjustments. TODAY: Regular practice ? Rob will be running this practice. FRIDAY, March 9: NO MORNING ? R...
Mar 6, 2018 - Y NEs Information
Good Luck to all the 8-unders who are racing this weekend! Meet: 2018 YMCA New England Championships (8 ? under) - Update Host Team: New England YMCA Swimming Date: ...
Mar 6, 2018 - Senior News - Info About Senior Championships
Mar 5, 2018 - Senior News - Practice Info in Event of Snow 3/7/18
Mother Nature and Old Man Winter are dropping back for another ? what looks to be a ? monster visit. Tomorrow looks to be iffy at best. So here is the game plan: Today, well keep practice g...
Mar 5, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 3/5/18
Mar 2, 2018 - Senior News for 3/2/18
Mar 1, 2018 - Senior News- Regionals Info
Feb 27, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 2/27/18
Feb 19, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 2/19/18
Feb 19, 2018 - Commitment Deadline for Regionals TODAY!
If you have not committed on Team Unify to swim in the CT Regional Championships, the deadline is today. If you DO NOT commit, you will not be entered. NO late entries will be accepted. Once all...
Feb 16, 2018 - ****Important Information About the 8/Under Finale****
Hello Water Rat Swimmers and Parents, Please READ ? Important information about the 8-under Finale. The weather forecast is calling for 3+ inches of snow in the New Haven area Saturday night into Su...
Feb 14, 2018 - Senior News 2/14/18
Feb 12, 2018 - Save The Date- WRAT Recognition Night Annual Banquet
WRAT Recognition Night April 29, 2018 Rolling Hills Country Club 333 Hurlbutt Street Wilton, CT 06897 The swim team's annual awards and recognition night banquet will be held on Sunday, April 2...
Feb 5, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 2/5/18
Jan 31, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 1/31/18
Jan 25, 2018 - Senior News
Jan 23, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 1/23/18
Jan 14, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 1/14/18
Jan 12, 2018 - Senior News 1/12/18
Jan 5, 2018 - Senior News 1/5/18
Jan 4, 2018 - Save the Date - Pancake Breakfast Saturday February 10, 2018
Everyone is invited to the 24th annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in Branson Hall at Christ and Holy Trinity Church (across from Aux Delices), 75 C...
Jan 4, 2018 - Meet and Greet This Saturday 1/6/18
The Parents Club kicks off 2018 with offering breakfast and coffee for parents on the observation deck during this Saturday's morning practices from 9:30AM -11:30 AM. Come join us! A big thanks to a...
Jan 1, 2018 - Coach Scott's Notes for 1/1/18
Dec 19, 2017 - Water Rats Retain Bronze Level Status for the 4th Year in a Row
USA Swimming announced today the rankings in the 2018 Club Excellence Program. The Water Rat Swim Team has retained its Bronze Level status as one of the top 200 teams in the country. This program r...
Dec 18, 2017 - Coach Scott's Notes for 12/18/17
Dec 14, 2017 - 2017 Holiday Practice Schedule
Good morning on this snowy day! With the snow, tt certainly feels like the holidays are approaching. During the holidays the coaching staff adjusts the practice schedule and that a holiday schedu...
Dec 13, 2017 - Coach Scott's Notes for 12/13/17
Hello Water Rat Swimmers and Parents; This weekend is the Annual Red & Blue Meet. Go Red, Go Blue, Go WRAT! Have Fun & Swim Fast! A FEW NOTES jk UPCOMING EVENTS RED vs. BLUE Intra-Squad Meet WOR...
Dec 13, 2017 - Mid-Season Recap and Intrasquad Meet
The first half of the 2017-2018 Water Rat Short Course Season has been an excellent one. Overall, the team has been swimming fast with many personal bests. Some notable performances were Matthew T...
Dec 4, 2017 - Coach Scott's Notes for 12/4/17
Nov 29, 2017 - Coach Scott's Notes 11/29/17
Nov 28, 2017 - Senior News 11/28/17
Nov 25, 2017 - 3rd Annual Turkey Burn Results
Congratulations to Everyone who particapted in the 3rd Annual 2017 Turkey Burn. The Results from 2015 & 2016 & 2017 are attached! Thank you to the parents and coaches who helped! Have a Great...
Nov 24, 2017 - Turkey Burn is Tomorrow!
TURKEY BURN IS TOMORROW! We invite all groups to attend our event in place of workout on Saturday November 25th (Saturday after Thanksgiving). Swimmers need to be here at 8:45 AM for the Turkey Bu...
Nov 23, 2017 - What Are You Thankful For?
WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR? Last night at workout the coaches asked the 12-under swimmers what are they were thankful for? Here were the response from your swimmers. My Family Food on the table Peop...
Nov 22, 2017 - Turkey Burn "Dash and Splash"
Event: Turkey Burn "Dash & Splash" (Run/Walk & Swim) Host Team: Water Rat Swimming Date: Saturday November 25 th ? (Saturday after Thanksgiving) Deadline: Nov ...
Nov 20, 2017 - Coach Scott's Notes for 11/20/17
Nov 20, 2017 - WRAT Holiday Gift Guide
WRAT 2017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Looking for the perfect gift for your Westport Water Rat? We have come up with a few must have items that all Water Rats will be thrilled to receive! There are...
Nov 16, 2017 - Senior News for 11/16/17
Nov 12, 2017 - Coach Scott's Notes for 11/12/17
Nov 10, 2017 - Senior News 11/10/17
Nov 8, 2017 - Holiday Meet T-Shirts For Sale!
Water Rat Families!! Believe it or not our Holiday Meet Season is approaching quickly! We have FIVE big meets in December and we'd like to celebrate our swimmers as they head into the seaso...
Nov 6, 2017 - Coach Scott's Notes for 11/6/17
Nov 3, 2017 - Senior News for 11/2/17
Oct 30, 2017 - Coach Scott's Notes for 10/30/17
Oct 18, 2017 - Coach Scott's Notes for 10/18/17
Hello Water Rat Swimmers and Parents; A quick reminder for the weekend! A FEW NOTES jk UPCOMING EVENTS CDOG 12 th Annual IMX Cup (Discovery I, Challenger I and Seniors 1 Swimmers Only) Time Update...
Oct 18, 2017 - Senior News 10/19/17
Oct 16, 2017 - Coach Scott's Notes for 10/16/17
Oct 10, 2017 - Officials Clinics
Please consider joining our team and becoming a Connecticut Swim Official. No prior experience required and the rewards are great: WRAT points (15 points per session), Free food ...
Oct 9, 2017 - EARN YOUR POINTS - Open Volunteer Positions
The Parents' Club needs your help in filling several open positions. They include 1. Parent Social Host - host the parent social at your home. The event is subsidized by the Parents' Club. Al...
Oct 8, 2017 - Coach Scott's Notes for 10/8/17
Oct 6, 2017 - Meet and Greet Breakfasts 1st Saturday of Each Month
The Parents' Club is pleased to announce a new tradition. Starting this Saturday, the Club is going to offer breakfast on the observation deck during Saturday morning practices from 9:30-11:30 AM. ...
Oct 5, 2017 - College Recruiting Seminar November 8.2017 from 6-8pm
************ Please RSVP by indicating you will attend by going to the College Seminar Event in the Event Section on Team Unify !!!
Oct 2, 2017 - Coach Scott's News for 10/2/17
Sep 25, 2017 - Coach Scott's Notes for 9/25/17
Sep 25, 2017 - Senior News for 9/24/17
Sep 19, 2017 - Personalized Caps Available to Order
Personalized Water Rat Swim Caps are available to order now. Download the Order Form here. This year you have two payment options. You can have the Team Adminstrator charge your credit card on ...
Sep 19, 2017 - Sarah Grinalds To Attend USA Swimming's National Select Camp
It is with great pleasure that we announce that Sarah Grinalds has recently been selected to the prestigious USA Swimming National Select Camp. Sarah along with Head Coach Ellen Johnston will trave...
Sep 17, 2017 - Senior News for 9/17/17
Sep 15, 2017 - Nutrition Tips for Swimmers
Choosing the right drinks and eating the right foods are a challenge for anyway. For athletes, it is even more important as they need proper nutrients to enhance their performance. Click here for...
Sep 15, 2017 - Coach Scott's Notes for 9/15/17
Sep 14, 2017 - Parent Meetings
ATTENTION NEW PARENTS Please join members of the Parents' Club Board and the coaching staff for a meeting in the Schine Meeting Room on Monday September 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Board members and st...
Sep 12, 2017 - Coach Scott's Notes for 9/12/17
Sep 11, 2017 - 41 Water Rats in the CT Top 16
Forty-one swimmers who swam with the Water Rats during all or part of the 2016-2017 Swim Year were named as Top 16 Connecticut Swimmers. They include: Kate Murray Annam Olasewere Ayaan Olasewere...
Aug 31, 2017 - How Many Eggs Should Young Athletes Eat?
I always remembering growing up that my father, who was a physician, would say that I should only eat 4 eggs a week because of concerns of the high cholesterol content of eggs. That thinking has chan...
Aug 28, 2017 - Water Rat Team Apparel Is Available to Order
Water Rat Swim Team apparel is now available to order with Metro Swim Shop. Click here for a mockup of the apparel. You can visit our team page by clicking here. Metro Swim Shop personnel...
Aug 11, 2017 - Stroke Clinic for 12/under Current and Prospective Swimmers
Jul 30, 2017 - Senior News - End of Summer Practice Schedule
Jul 25, 2017 - Water Rats Swim Fast During Long Course
The Westport Weston Family YMCA?s Water Rat Swim Team is wrapping up a highly successful 2017 Long Course season, with some fast swimming at elite meets at the state, regional, and national level....
Jul 24, 2017 - Coach Scott's Notes for 7/24/17
Hello Water Rat Swimmers and Parents; The Age Group Swimmers had an amazing Age Group Championships this past weekend. Everyone had 1 or more Best Times, we posted Six Team Records, had Two Individu...
Jul 23, 2017 - Senior News 7/23/17
Oct 13, 2014 - Fast-Rising, Multi-Talented Water Rat Makes National News
Congratulations to Westport Water Rat National Team member Bryce Keblish for making national news with his college decision. Best of luck to Bryce on his journey to the University of Virgina! Please ...
Oct 7, 2014 - S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting
Dear Water Rat Age Groupers, The SAG, TAG, JAG1, JAG2, and JAG3 squads will be given a goal setting packet at some point this week to take home and complete. The packet can also be found here . T...
Oct 6, 2014 - 2015 Qualifying Time Standards For Championship Meets
This link will take you to a SwimSwam article highlighting the 2015 USA Swimming National Championships time standards and 2015 USA Swimming Junior National Championships time standards. http://swi...
Oct 6, 2014 - Swimmer of the Week - Week 4
Swimmer of the Week - Week 4 Regan Ryan Regan is in her first year with the Water Rats this season and has already made a huge impact on the SAG training group. Regan is currently in the 7th grade ...
Oct 5, 2014 - Senior News
Senior News October 5, 2014 We finally made it to Mahackeno!!! This past week was monumental in so many ways and to see and hear the excitement from all the swimmers was priceless. Pictures from D...
Oct 3, 2014 - Service Opportunity for Water Rats
Dear Water Rats, Please plan on joining your Water Rat coaches and teammates on November 15th and December 7th for a service opportunity. The Water Rat team will be meeting at the Linxweiler House in...
Oct 3, 2014 - Inspiration From Swimmer Justin Lynch
Dear Water Rats, Please click on the link below to read about the rising star in USA Swimming - Justin Lynch. Lynch is a Freshman at the University of California-Berkley this year, the NCAA division ...
Oct 3, 2014 - Water Rat Parents We Need Your Help!
Water Rat Parents We Need You! Board Vacancies The Water Rats Parents? Club Board is in need of a USA Swimming Coordinator. We?re looking for someone who is familiar with or willing to learn about ...
Oct 2, 2014 - Hydration is Key
Dear Water Rats, Please start bringing a water bottle to practice with you. Staying hydrated is key to performing at your peak level. Please follow the links below and read about tips on staying hy...
Oct 1, 2014 - Parent Meeting #1 - Team Unify Tutorial
Dear Water Rats, Thank you for showing up this evening for our first Parent Meeting. If you missed it and would like the paperwork please click here . Stay tuned for our next Parent Meeting on...
Oct 1, 2014 - Practice Schedule for October 3rd and 4th
Dear Water Rats, Due to Yom Kippur practices for all training groups will be cancelled on Saturday, October 4th. There will be normal practice for the Senior Team on Friday, October 3rd, as well as a...
Sep 30, 2014 - Fins For Age Group Swimmers
Dear Water Rat Age Groupers, Starting Monday, October 6th, we will be incorporating fins into our practices. Please have your child bring fins and a water bottle to practice everyday. I have attache...
Sep 30, 2014 - Swimmer of the Week - Week 3
Swimmer of the Week - Week 3 Hailey Arman A 5th grader at Mill Hill School, Hailey is in her 3rd year with the Water Rats this year and is currently on the JAG1 squad. Hailey comes from a very athl...
Sep 30, 2014 - Mahackeno Practice Schedule 9/29-11/30
Water Rat Swim Team 2014 Fall Practice Schedule Session I ? September 29 ? November 30 Subject to Change Group Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday White 615 7pm (FTP) ...
Sep 26, 2014 - Move To Mahackeno
Dear All ? As you are aware, the Y received the final approval needed in order to receive the Certificate of Occupancy which has been issued. This is fabulous news. Formal announcements have state...
Sep 25, 2014 - Letter From Coach Ellen
Sep 23, 2014 - Swimmer of the Week - Week 2
Swimmer of the Week ? Week 2 Justin Bacon Justin is in his 5 th year with the Water Rats and a member of the SAG group this year. He is a natural leader and the coaching staff is thrilled he atten...
Sep 19, 2014 - Connecticut Swimming Annual Awards Banquet
Dear Water Rats, The Annual Awards Banquet hosted by Connecticut Swimming is fast approaching. The deadline to RSVP for this event is Friday, October 3rd. The banquet will be held SUnday, November 2...
Sep 18, 2014 - Michael Phelps Demonstrates Importance of Head Position
Dear Water Rats, The video attached to this email highlights the importance of head position. If your Water Rat age-groupers have shared what we do in practice the term "Superman" or "Kick Drill" has...
Sep 17, 2014 - Water Rats 2014 Team Apparel
Dear Water Rats, Please visit shopASF.com and check out the Logowear link on the top of the page. Click on Water Rat Swimming and you will be brought to the team gear page . Reminder that two t-shi...
Sep 16, 2014 - 2014-2015 Water Rat Meet Schedule
2014-2015 Water Rat Swim Team Meet Schedule (subject to change)
Sep 16, 2014 - Monthly Parent Meetings with Coach Chandler and Coach Kristen
Dear Water Rats, In an effort to be pro-active, have clear lines of communication between parents and coaches, and to disperse important information in a timely manner we will be having monthly Parent...
Sep 12, 2014 - 10 Foods Swimmers Should Be Eating
Dear Water Rats, The following link is an article posted in the Nutrition Center under the Tips and Training tab on the USA Swimming official website. I had the pleasure of coaching the author's daug...
Sep 11, 2014 - Pyramid of Success - Difference Between Winning and Success
"Success is a peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming." - Coach John R. Wooden ...
Sep 10, 2014 - SwimOutlet.com Link
Please support the Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat Swim Team by purchasing your gear at SwimOutlet.com http://www.swimoutlet.com/WaterRats
Sep 10, 2014 - Water Rat Practice Schedule for September 2014
Practice Schedule for Water Rat practices in Stauffer Pool. (September 2014)