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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-shirts, one white and one gray, as well as the Speedo Sonic Jacket are required for all Water Rats this year. Click on the link below to be taken directly to our team apparel page. There will be a parent volunteer in the lobby of the Y this evening (Wednesday, September 17th) from 5:15-7:00pm...

2014-2015 Water Rat Swim Team Meet Schedule (subject to change)

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 Meetings the first Wednesday of every month. Below is a list of meeting dates for the short course season and themes for those meetings. This is also a valuable time to ask any questions to the coaches face to face. Coach Kristen and myself are always available via email and phone, and for conferences, however we believe...

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 daughter while at New Canaan and gained insights on the importance of nutrition for swimmers. Click on the link below and explore other articles on nutrition. USASWIMMING.ORG is a fantastic resource for both parents and athletes. Go Water Rats! Thanks, Chandler http://www.usaswimming.org/ViewNewsArticle.aspx?TabId=1635&itemid=6141&mid=11541

"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 Below is a link to an inspiring speech given by renowned UCLA basketball coach John R. Wooden. He discusses his Pyramid of Succes and what it takes to be successful. Winning is a by-product of doing things the right way. "The journey is better than the end." As we embark on a...

Practice Schedule for Water Rat practices in Stauffer Pool. (September 2014)

Please support the Westport Weston Family Y Water Rat Swim Team by purchasing your gear at SwimOutlet.com http://www.swimoutlet.com/WaterRats