Entries by Ronald Wimer

Change in Leadership at Family Y

Bonnie Strittmatter, President of the Westport Weston Family Y’s volunteer Board of Directors, announced on Tuesday, Oct. 21 that Philip Dwyer, retired CEO of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, has been appointed Interim CEO of the Westport Weston Family Y. A resident of Fairfield, Phil served the YMCA movement for over 40 years. He will […]

Age Group Pottery Party

If you are interested in joining your coaches and teammates for a fun social activity on November 1st, please click for our Pottery Party Flyer. There are only 40 slots available for the Water Rat Age Group swimmers (Red, Blue, JAG1, JAG2, JAG3, TAG, and SAG) So if you are interested, please register ASAP by […]

Winter Coat Drive for Bridgeport

In keeping with the community-service commitment of the Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team, we ask for your support in supplying local families and individuals in need with winter coats. We will be collecting gently used winter coats for children and adults now through November 19 on behalf of the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, which helps […]

Water Rat Bryce Keblish Commits to UVA

Congratulations to Water Rat National Team member Bryce Keblish for making national news by committing to swim for the University of Virginia. Read about Bryce on SwimSwam.

Celebrating What Matters: Our New Y

This wonderful seven-minute film about our Family Y’s past, present and future was created by Brian Russell of Fairfield-based Red Shoe Film. It debuted at our Celebrating What Matters Gala on Oct. 11, 2014. We thank those Y members and volunteer leaders who appeared in the film, as well as narrator Mark Graham.

Water Rat Parents: We Need You!

Board Vacancies The Water Rats Parents’ Club Board needs  a USA Swimming Coordinator. We’re looking for someone who is organized and has some knowledge of accounting. You also should be familiar with, or willing to learn about, Team Unify. This is a board position that requires attendance at monthly meetings. This is an opportunity to […]

Thanks for Attending Parents’ Meeting

Thank you to those of you who attended this evening’s parent meeting, the first of the season. If you missed it and would like the paperwork please click here. Stay tuned for our next Parent Meeting on November 5th: Swimming 101. Go Water Rats! Chandler

First Lap for Water Rats at New Y

On Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, a week before the official Grand Opening of the new Westport Weston Family Y, the Water Rat Swim Team held their first practice in their new home.