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Important YMCA Facility & Program Change Information Effective Monday, November 23 Pursuant to CT Governor's updated guidelines, effective Monday, November 23 the Westport Weston Family YMCA is required to implement the following changes to operations: Face Masks Required to be worn at all times and in all locations of the facility including common areas, locker rooms, Wellness Center (to include cardio equipment usage) as well participating in Group Fitness classes. Team Sports All Team sports postponed through January 19 including Swim Teams, Gymnastics Teams, and Basketball Teams. Session-based programs including...

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Water Rat Veteran’s Day Fundraiser!! The Water Rat Swim Team celebrates Veterans with Wreaths Across America (WAA)! We need your help reaching our team goal of selling 1000 wreaths to be laid for Veterans’ grave markers. Wreaths have a special meaning for veterans. Each of the 10 Evergreen bouquets represent a special quality Veterans hold. Click here to learn more about the Meaning of Wreaths to veterans. Wreaths Across America is a charitable organization that coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies to honor veteran service at more than 2,100 cemeteries across the United...

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Water Rat PINKtacular Updated Meet Info Ø Meet Waiver: Please find click here for the swimmer Meer Waiver that is mandatory for swimmers. Please have swimmer bring in or email directly to me at: [email protected] Ø Sealable/Ziploc Plastic Bag: EVERY swimmer must have a sealable plastic bag in order to place Facemask in at the blocks Ø Zoom Times and Swimmer Pickup: Below is a table with when the Zoom Invite and Session Heat Sheet will be emailed as well as best “guesstimate” for swimmer pickup. Session Swimmer On Deck...

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Good Afternoon! This weekend we will be kicking off our 2020-2021 competition season with our annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month swim meet-- THE PINKTACULAR! We can’t be more excited to see everyone racing. Below you will find some meet information and helpful notes. Please read through them carefully. Meet info: This meet is one day only. All 8/u red & blue group swimmers will swim Saturday 10/17/20. Arrive: No later than 2:45 p.m. Warmup: 3:00 p.m. Meet Start: 3:35 p.m. What each swimmer needs: Plastic/ziplock bag for mask Extra towels...

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SENIOR NEWS October 3, 2020 Happy Saturday Everyone. Beautiful day which is perfect after a great practice this morning. It was “Beat the Clock” Day!! A new challenge for those new to the senior training and for the first time, a job well done across the board. Will be about another two months or so when we do that again. J Following the meet last weekend, it worked out well to have an extra day off as we moved into a cycle where we ramped it up a bit and...

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It is with great pleasure that we announce that Parker Lenoce made the 2019-2020 USA Swimming National Top 10 List. The list is compiled from swims in the Short Course and Long Course Seasons beginning September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020. Parker made the list for the following four swims in the 13-14 year old boy category. 1. 6th Place in the 1650 yard Free 2. 6th Place in the 200M Free 3. 9th Place in the 1000 yard Free 4. 10th Place in the 200 yard Free Congratulatons...

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Twenty-seven swimmers who swam with the Water Rats during all or part of the 2019-2020 Short Course were named as Top 16 Connecticut Swimmers. They include: Emmett Adams Caroline Begg Madeline Boland Annie Bowens Anthony Daccache Ella Gussen Esme Hunter Hope Ivanovich Claire Kehley Lily Kernaghan Timonthy King Meghan Leahy Morgan Lenoce Parker Lenoce Nick Lott Abigaile Mais Matthias McFarlane Jack Mocarski Kathleen Murray Richard Nolan Annam Olasewere Ayaan Olasewere McKenzie Parsons Ava Piscioniere Kristen Racicot Adrianna Spelman Riley Twiss In addition to receiving Top 16 placement for the 2019-2020...

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SENIOR NEWS September 21, 2020 Happy Monday! We are entering our third week of practice and am extremely pleased where we are at this point with our training. For those new to Senior II, I am impressed with how well the swimmers look to be adapting to a new level of training. Adjusting to additional practice time, a new coach, a new level of training and new challenges can be overwhelming and have enjoyed watching as they embrace all that is “thrown their way.” Saturday was our first three hour...

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Welcome back to the start of our Water Rat short course season! Has your swimmer lost a water bottle already? Need some extra towels? We have what you need in our new team spirit store, complete with options for personalizing items most likely to be left behind on the deck. It’s also a great time to purchase some cold-weather gear for wrap-and-go swimmers. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the WRAT Parents’ Club, supporting our efforts to subsidize meet and training equipment, scholarships and other charitable initiatives. Shop now...

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Good Morning! Today is a GREAT day as we officially dive into the new 2020-2021 Water Rat Swim Team year. We are excited to get all of the Water Rats back in the water. Last week the Senior I & II swimmers began an abbreviated week as we wanted to work out the kinks and streamline our process – especially for those arriving directly from school. Our numbers are larger than what we experienced this summer and we are pretty much back to our full water practice time. Our priority...