Entries by WRAT Website Editor

Water Rats End the Long Course Season with a BANG!

Who knew a year ago, that we would have such a fantastic Long Course season in 2021?  But we did. COVID-19 can’t stop Water Rats from fast swimming.  The team had many successes in the pool this summer both locally and regionally.  The highlights of the season include: 3rd Place Senior Men CT Long Course […]

WRAT Alum Matt Torres Makes 2021 Paralympic Swim Team

We have some wonderful news to pass on.  WRAT Alum Matthew Torres has made the 2021 Paralympic Swim Team and will be heading to Tokyo this summer. Click here for the full story. Congratulations to Matthew and Coach Ellen!  We are so proud of you! GO WRATS!

May 2021

WATER RATS PARENTS’ CLUB, INC. Minutes for the Meeting of May 6, 2021 Board Members: Charles Shapiro (Co-President)Berkeley Murray (Co-President)Kim Ripka (Co-Treasurer)Martha Corneck (Co-Treasurer)Amy Leahy (Safe Sport/ Fundraising)Adrienne Williams (USA Swimming Manager)Candace Twiss (PET-WRAT Volunteer Coordinator)Aimee White-Charles (Meet Manager)Mark McDermott (Co-Official)Jackie Austin (Co- Official)Allison Arnett (8U Parent Representative)Melanie Ruggieri (AG Representative)Showky Kaldaway (AG Representative)Shantha Ozgen […]

April 2021

WATER RATS PARENTS’ CLUB, INC. Minutes for the Meeting of April 8, 2021 Board Members: Charles Shapiro (Co-President)Berkeley Murray (Co-President)Amy Leahy (Safe Sport/ Fundraising)Candace Twiss (PET-WRAT Volunteer Coordinator)Shantha Ozgen (Senior Parent Rep)Martha Corneck (Co-Treasurer)Adrienne Williams (USA Swimming Manager)Jackie Austin (Co- Official)Shantha Ozgen (Senior Parent Rep)Rachel Kushel (Senior Parent Rep)Melanie Ruggieri (AG Representative)Allison Arnett (8U Parent […]

13/14 Girls Break State Record in the 200 Free Relay

Congratulations to Kate Murray, Ella Gussen, Annam Olasewere, and Ayaan Olasewere.  On Friday, they broke the state record for 13/14 Girls in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay.  They blazed to a 1:36.73 finish.  Kate also rebroke her 100 yard fly record in a time of 57.12  She originally broke the longstanding Girls 13/14 100 yard Fly record […]

March 2021

WATER RATS PARENTS’ CLUB, INC. Minutes for the Meeting of March 4, 2021 Board Members: Charles Shapiro (Co-President)Berkeley Murray (Co-President)Amy Leahy (Safe Sport/ Fundraising)Kim Ripka (Co-Treasurer)Adrienne Williams (USA Swimming Manager)Candace Twiss (PET-WRAT Volunteer Coordinator)Aimee White-Charles (Meet Coordinator)Mark McDermott (Co- Official)Jackie Austin (Co- Official)Allison Arnett (8U Parent Representative)Rachel Kushel (Senior Parent Rep)Shantha Ozgen (Senior Parent Rep)Melanie […]

February 2021

WATER RATS PARENTS’ CLUB, INC. Minutes for the Meeting of February 4, 2021 Board Members: Charles Shapiro (Co-President)Berkeley Murray (Co-President)Kim Ripka (Co-Treasurer)Amy Leahy (Safety/ Concessions Coordinator)Adrienne Williams (USA Swimming Manager)Candace Twiss (PET-WRAT Volunteer Coordinator)Aimee White-Charles (Meet Coordinator)Mark McDermott (Co- Official)Jackie Austin (Co- Official)Shantha Ozgen (Senior Parent Rep)Melanie Ruggieri (AG Representative)Showky Kaldaway  (AG Parent Representative)Allison Arnett […]

January 2021

WATER RATS PARENTS’ CLUB, INC. Minutes for the Meeting of January 7, 2021 Board Members: Charles Shapiro (Co-President)Berkeley Murray (Co-President)Martha Corneck (Treasurer)Aimee White-Charles (Meet Coordinator)Candace Twiss (PET-WRAT Volunteer Coordinator)Amy Leahy (Safety/ Concessions Coordinator)Rachel Kushel (Senior Parent Representative)Melanie Ruggieri (AG Representative)Showky Kaldaway  (AG Parent Representative)Allison Arnett (8U Parent Representative)Adrienne Williams (USA Swimming Manager)Emmett Adams (Student Athlete […]