April 2015

Minutes for the Board Meeting of April 7, 2015 Attendees Sylvie Ortega (Co-Pres), Jay Jaranko (WWFY staff), Liz West (PET WRAT), Adrienne Johnston (Meet Manager), Mike Alpert(USA Swimming Mgr.), Lorraine Kennedy (Officials Chair), Ellen Johnston (Head Coach), Ronald Wimer, Allson Adler, Brian Crombie (co-Treasurer), Suzanne Ryan (Secretary), Jennifer Lau (8 and under rep), Gabrielle Miller. […]

Recognition Night 2015 Slideshow

Click the image below to watch the slideshow that was shown at this year’s WRAT Recognition Night. Click to see photos of Recognition Night. Don’t forget, the slideshow video and the photos I used to make it — plus thousands more — can be viewed on the team’s SmugMug photo gallery. There you can can […]

Robert Urban to Join Water Rat Coaching Staff

The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team is pleased to welcome Robert Urban to its coaching staff. He will be assisting with the Age Group program. A Trumbull native, Robert is currently enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University, where he expects to graduate in 2016 with a degree in accounting. Since 2011, Robert […]

Ellen Johnston Named YMCA “Coach of the Year”

Ellen Johnston, head coach of the Water Rat Swim Team, was selected on April 2nd as the national YMCA “Coach of the Year.” The award, which is given at the YMCA Short Course National Swimming Championship, was announced during finals at the Greensboro Aquatic Complex in North Carolina. Going into Thursday’s finals, the Water Rat […]