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2023 CT YMCA 13 & Over Championships Westport Weston Family Y January 20-22, 2023 Meet Times: Friday Saturday & Sunday AM 15 & Over Saturday & Sunday PM 13-14 On Deck 245pm 645am 1145pm Meet Starts 4pm 845am 145pm Order of Events: Friday Saturday Sunday 500 Freestyle 200 Medley Relay 200 Freestyle Relay 400 Ind. Medley 50 Freestyle *** 100 Freestyle *** 200 Breaststroke 200 Butterfly 100 Butterfly *** 100 Breaststroke *** 200 Backstroke 200 IM 200 Freestyle 100 Backstroke *** Important Notes on Events: Ø Friday: Swimmers must provide...

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SENIOR NEWS December 15, 2022 It has been a busy December for sure with our mid-season meet binge. Heading into the first weekend of December – Nashville and Brookfield – we encountered a great deal of illness – before, during and after those meets. Heading into this past weekend at MIT, we seemed to be on the homestretch and coming out of the heavy cloud of ill health. Thank goodness! This was a tough stretch – one of the toughest in quite some time. Swimmers stayed tough and focused as...

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Over the last month, our swimmers have been travelling near and far to swim at competitive meets and have swum fast with some wonderful results. Riley Twiss broke Chris Wiederecht's 13 year old record in the 200 yard Butterfly in a time of 1:49.95 at the Music City Invitational in Nashville, We also had several swimmers qualify for YMCA Short Course Nationals, including Andrew Berkowitz and Michael Ivanov at the WRAT Q Meet, Chase Shapiro at the Music City Invitational, and Maddy Boland at the Crimson Candy Classic at MIT....

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For those interested in becoming a Swim Official, there will be a virtual clinic for new and recertifying Stroke and Turn Officials. If interested, please email the instructor below to register. Details about the clinic are as follows: New and recert Stroke & Turn Tuesday, December 6th 7:00 - 9:00PM, via Zoom Please register in advance of this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErcOGrqzotGNSS8aGy4b7GEkTgRw6xY-Af Instructor: Dylan Lee, [email protected] After registering, you will receive an email confirmation containing information about how to join the meeting. For any questions or concerns regarding the process of becoming...

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2022 Brookfield YMCA December Qualifier December 2-4 Brookfield YMCA 2 Huckleberry Road Brookfield, CT Meet Times: Ø On Deck: 715am Ø Meet Starts: 830am Ø Not a huge meet – sessions will run approximately 2 – 2.25 hours Order of Events: Saturday Sunday 50 Freestyle 50 Breaststroke 200 Ind. Medley 100 Freestyle 100 Backstroke 200 Backstroke 200 Butterfly 100 Butterfly 100 Breaststroke 200 Breaststroke 200 Freestyle 50 Backstroke 50 Butterfly 500 Freestyle Meet Notes: Ø Water Rat Team apparel Only Ø Tech suits may be worn at this meet Ø...

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SENIOR NEWS November 28, 2022 I hope everyone had a run and relaxing thanksgiving Holiday weekend. We hit the ground running as we prepare for our mid-season meets. This weekend we begin with meets at Brookfield and Nashville followed by MIT the following weekend. With these meets on the horizon, we do have some practice schedule changes. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: TUESDAY, November 29: Senior I and II morning practice with dryland [515-7am] Please note this is a change for Senior II Ø Regular Afternoon WENDESDAY, November 30 and THURSDAY, December...

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Water Rat Age Group Qualifier November 11-13 Team Info Sheet Meet Times: On Deck Meet Starts Friday: 315pm 430pm Saturday AM: 15 & O and 11-12 630am 830am Saturday PM 13-14 and 10 & U 1215pm 230pm Sunday AM: 15 & O and 11-12 630am 830am Sunday PM: 13-14 and 10 & U 1215pm 230pm Order of Events: Friday Saturday AM Saturday PM Sunday AM Sunday PM 1650 Free – W 50 Free: 15 & O 50 Free: 13-14 100 Free: 15 & O 100 Free: 13-14 1650 Free -...

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We received an email from Bridgeport Rescue Mission thanking the Water Rats for their support. They told us that our team collected 1,221 pounds of food based on the Connecticut Food Bank metric and that will provide 1,017 meals to hungry neighbors! We collected $542.89 in cash donations as well. Thank you to everyone who made this year's food drive a great success! GO WRATS!

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For those interested in becoming a Swim Official, there will be a virtual clinic for new and recertifying Stroke and Turn Officials. If interested, please email the instructor below to register. Details about the clinic are as follows: New and recert Stroke & Turn Wednesday November 16 6:00 - 8:00PM, via Zoom Instructor: Dylan Lee, [email protected] Please contact instructor with questions and registration. Zoom link to be provided upon registration. For any questions or concerns regarding the process of becoming an official, please reach out to our WRAT Officials Chair,...

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2022/23 WATER RATS PARENTS SOCIAL Saturday, JANUARY 7, 2023 AT 7:00PM. Leave your swimmer at home and join us for the 2022/23 Water Rats Parent Social! It is a wonderful opportunity to meet and network with other swimmers parents, while having fun. This year’s party will be a potluck dinner, graciously hosted by The Ripka Family at 89 Ridge Common, Fairfield, CT Please RSVP on Team Unify. Include the number of people who will attend in the notes. Parents are requested to contribute food. · If your family name begins...