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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...

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Water Rat Swim Team apparel is now available to order online with Metro Swim Shop. This is the standard team apparel that is offered every year and should not be confused with spirit wear that may be offered from time to time throughout the swim year. 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 October 2, 2020. In a typical year, two t-shirts, one white and one gray, as well as...

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Hello red & blue group swimmers & family members! I am so excited to get started with practices tomorrow! It was a fantastic summer season at the Y and, although there are protocol updates due to COVID-19, we had a blast. Practices were a lot of fun with a lot of positive energy. I am looking forward to more of that to come. And you should be, too! To begin the season, we will not be using any equipment. The following items should be left at home: -Fins -Kickboard or...

Team Administrator Williams

SENIOR NEWS September 8, 2020 Good Evening! I hope everyone was able to enjoy the holiday weekend before many of you started back to school today. A handful started last week so some have been able to get back into the school groove. After nearly six months away from school, some back to school routine has got to feel good. The Senior I & II practice groups begin practice this week with an abbreviated schedule and before we jump back into the world of swimming, I wanted to get out...

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Tryouts for the Westport Weston Family YMCA Water Rat Swim Team will be held September 1st and September 2nd. Blocks of 6 swimmers will try out in one of six 45 minute windows. The first session will begin at 2:30 p.m. and last ending at 7:00 pm on both days. For example, swimmers signing up for the 2:30 block need to arrive at 2:30 pm to check-in, they will tryout from 2:45-3:10 pm, and will need to be picked up at 3:15 pm. The tryouts will be conducted in small...