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13 & Over Connecticut YMCA State Championships Westport Weston Family Y January 21-23,2022 MEET TIMES: On Deck Meet Start Friday 245pm 4pm 15 & Over – Sat and Sun 645am 9am 13 -14 – Sat and Sun 1145am 2pm ORDER of EVENTS: Friday Saturday Sunday 500 Freestyle 200 Medley Relay 200 Free Relay 400 Ind. Medley 50 Freestyle 100 Freestyle 200 Breaststroke 200 Butterfly 100 Butterfly 100 Breaststroke 200 Backstroke 200 Ind. Medley 200 Freestyle 100 Backstroke WORK ASSIGNMENTS: Ø FRIDAY: Swimmers are to supply own timer Ø Saturday and...

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We are delaying the start of Yoga for Challenger I, II and Senior III and therefore will NOT meet this upcoming Saturday. At this point in time, we feel it is for best to do what we can to off-set close environments - even if wearing a mask – and reduce to best of our ability our swimmers getting COVID19 or the Omicron variant. Hopefully this will be short term and will send an email out as soon as we feel “the coast is clear” if you will. GO WRATS!...

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Good Afternoon, First, I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and hope your holiday season both fun and restful. Good time to recharge the batteries so to speak. Now on to important matters with regards to COVID and the Water Rats. As of today, we are running as scheduled. Having made that statement, please read the following: I. Overall Objective Ø Every swimmer’s health is important to us and always has been our #1 priority. Ø We know how important swimming has been for all of the...

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A few items of importance: I. YOGA Today 130 – 230pm in Studio C - Spoke with Instructor Mark a short time ago regarding this afternoon’s session and the need for more body movement to help offset the soreness many of you are experiencing as a result of this weeks amped up training. Please take advantage of this opportunity. Cellphones must be left at the door and on silent. II. MASK Update: the Senior I & II practice groups use the locker rooms more than anyone else on the team....

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I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday weekend with some well-earned down time. The Holiday Practice Schedule was sent out to the entire team and posted on the website and with the long weekend, I wanted to send you a reminder. Most notable are the following: Ø YOGA – Monday and Wednesday: 130 – 230pm in Studio C o Take advantage of these additional classes Ø 3pm Start time for Monday thru Thursday. o Practice will still end at 515pm Ø Morning Practices: NO changes Ø New Year’s Eve:...

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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend and enjoyed some well-earned down time. We have some great news for the Challenger I & II and Senior III swimmers. We have been able to add a full Yoga Class beginning on Saturday, January 8. We are excited to add this component for the swimmers and know all will benefit from the class. Here are the details: Ø Day of the Week: Saturday Ø Time: 1130 – 1230pm Ø Where: Studio C – Across from the Family Locker Room Ø What...

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Please send your congratulations to Coach Ellen for receiving the Order of Ikkos Medal, which The United States Olympic and Paralymic Committee presented to her on behalf of Water Rat Alum and Tokyo 2020 Bronze Medalist Matthew Torres. The USOC’s Order of Ikkos medal allows for each U.S. Olympic or Paralympic medalist to acknowledge one coach for their leadership in achieving world-class success. Matthew won the Bronze medal in the 400M S8 Freestyle at the Tokyo Parlympic Games last summer. What a wonderful news to mark the beginning of the...

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Dear Water Rat Families, We have had a flurry of activity these past two weekends and more Water Rat fun is on the horizon for this upcoming Saturday. From a competitive standpoint, between the last three meets - Nashville, Long Island and New Haven – we have seen over 80% best times. This Friday on December 18, the 8 & Unders will test their skills at the Water Rat Quadrathon. EVERY Water Rat swimmer will have had an opportunity to race this December and results are staggering. And the fun...

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Bulldog Swimming December Invitational Hutchinson Natatorium Southern Connecticut State University 125 Wintergreen Avenue New Haven, CT MEET TIMES: On Deck Meet Starts Saturday & Sunday PRELIMS 630am 750am Saturday & Sunday FINALS 345pm 515pm ORDER of EVENTS Saturday Sunday 100 Breaststroke 100 Freestyle 200 Backstroke 200 Breaststroke 50 Freestyle 200 Butterfly 100 Butterfly 100 Backstroke 200 Freestyle 200 Ind. Medley IMPORTANT MEET INFORMATION – MUST READ Ø Locker rooms are CLOSED except for basic bathroom use. Swimmers are to wear suit to the pool. If wearing a tech suit at...

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YMCA Holiday Trials & Finals Invitational Hosted by: Cross Island Y and Flushing Y Nassau County Aquatic Center December 10-12, 2021 MEET TIMES: Friday Saturday & Sunday On Deck Meet Start On Deck Meet Start Timed Finals 315pm 5pm Prelims 605am 750am Finals 5pm 6pm ORDER of EVENTS Friday Saturday Sunday 9 - 10 200 IM 100 Freestyle 50 Freestyle 11 – 12 200 IM 200 Breaststroke 100 Breaststroke 13 – 14 400 IM 200 Butterfly 200 Freestyle 15 – 19 400 IM 100 Backstroke 100 Butterfly 9 - 10...