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PRESENTS COLLEGE SEMINAR for the SWIMMER + Intro and Understanding of the Athlete Recruiting Process DATE: Thursday, May 13 TIME: 7-8PM WHERE: ZOOM – Please register on the Events page on the team website. PRESENTER: Kristen Finnegan – When not on deck with the Water Rats, Kristen is the Assistant Coach with the Sacred University Pioneers Swim Team. In order to be on deck with an NCAA program, comprehensive knowledge in all aspects NCAA is required. This level of knowledge is right at our fingertips and we are excited to...

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SAVE THE DATE—SUNDAY, JUNE 13th—ANNUAL WRAT RECOGNITION EVENT! It might look a little different this year, but the WRAT Recognition Event is an old tradition and it is one of the few times that the entire team is together! Please join us as we recognize the ’19-20 and ’20-21 graduating senior classes for their many years on the team. All swimmers will be recognized for their achievements both in and out of the pool. This is one of the best events on the WRAT calendar! It’s been a while…….so let’s...

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Please consider joining our team's group of officials by becoming a Connecticut Swim Official. No prior experience required and the rewards are great: - WRAT points (15 points per session), - Free food - Time on deck with your swimmer, which after all is why you are here in the first place! To begin the process of becoming an official, consider attending the stroke and turn officials clinic to be held in Brookfield on May 5th. The specific for this clinic is as follows: Clinic : New Stroke & Turn...

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As promised, I am taking orders for personalized caps as we have several new 8/under swimmers joining the team next week and others need new caps. The deadline to order is April 30, 2021, We need at least 13 orders to go forward with the purchases. To place an order, please email me the following information: 1. Name of the swimmer(s) 2. Description of how you wish the cap to be personalized. Typically, the cap has the swimmer's last name. You can, however, use the first letter of of your...

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With the addition of several new swimmers in our 8 Red practice group, we wanted to offer Water Rat Swim Team apparel again. The apparel is available to order online with Metro Swim Shop. Click here for a mockup of the apparel. You can visit our team page by clicking here. The team ID is 14790. The deadline to order is April 30, 2021. Two t-shirts, one white and one gray, as well as the Speedo Warmup Jacket are required for all Water Rats. Everything else is optional. You can...

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Congratulations to Kate Murray, Ella Gussen, Annam Olasewere, and Ayaan Olasewere. On Friday, they broke the state record for 13/14 Girls in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay. They blazed to a 1:36.73 finish. Kate also rebroke her 100 yard fly record in a time of 57.12 She originally broke the longstanding Girls 13/14 100 yard Fly record at the FebFab Blast in a time of 57.76. Well done girls!

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Please consider joining our team's group of officials by becoming a Connecticut Swim Official. No prior experience required and the rewards are great: - WRAT points (15 points per session), - Free food - Time on deck with your swimmer, which after all is why you are here in the first place! To begin the process of becoming an official, consider attending one of the two stroke and turn officials clinics CT Swimming is offering in this month. The first stroke and turn officials clinic will be held in Shelton...

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Tomorrow – Sunday, March 28 – the Y is hosting what is considered an Emergency Make-A-Wish event. A gravely ill 6 year old boy made the “wish” to go for a swim and have pizza and that is exactly what is going to happen tomorrow when he arrives at 310pm via limousine at the Westport Weston Family Y. My reach out to the Water Rat Family is to encourage you all – swimmers and parents - to be a part of the Welcoming Committee to stand along the Y’s entrance...

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SENIOR NEWS March 26, 2021 Afternoon All! Hope this finds everyone doing well. As you are aware, we are back to our full schedule beginning tomorrow morning - Saturday. Please note that both Senior I & II – will practice 645-845am this week. Being able to bring the senior groups back together is a great thing but it will result in the lanes being a little fuller than we have been experiencing for nearly four months. A great deal of positive has come through during this time of the state’s...

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I hope this finds everyone doing well. I am going to go out on a limb and say I think spring may just around the corner. Daylight is last longer and temps are starting to go. Fingers crossed. An exciting weekend is a few short days away as we get to race. WooHoo!!!! A couple of items regarding the meet: Ø ALL Senior I & II swimmers are to swim in this meet. Those excused have communicated with me of previous engagements. Please contact directly with any questions. Ø Swimmers...