Entries by WRAT Website Editor

Matthew Torres Excels at the National Paralympics

Congratulations to Matthew Torres for his great swims this past weekend at the National Paraswimming Championships in Tucson, Arizona. Matthew got first place in 5 events: 400 free, 400 IM, 100 back, 200 back and 1500 free. He also tied for 3rd place in the 50 free. Go Matthew!!!!!

December 2018

Minutes for the Meeting of December 12, 2018 Board Members: Ngassam Ngnoumen (Co-President), Amy Leahy (Co-President), Dan Lacugna (Co-Treasurer), Lorraine Kennedy (Secretary), Candace Twiss (Pet-WRAT Coordinator), Peter Lynch (8U Rep), Michelle Kennedy (Athlete Rep), John McNab (Athlete Rep), Adrienne Williams (USA Swimming Coordinator), Jackie Austin (Officials Co-Coordinator), Din Carlson (AG Parent Rep). A quorum was […]

Mid-Season Recap

The first half of the 2018-2019 Water Rat Short Course Season has been an excellent one.  Overall, the team has been swimming fast with many personal bests. Some notable performances were Ella Gussen’s 100 yard back swim at the GRYM meet in October and Parker Lenoce’s 200 yard freestyle swim at the Freestyle Frenzy in November.. […]

November 2018

Minutes for the Meeting of November 7, 2018 Board Members: Ngassam Ngnoumen (Co-President), Dan Lacugna (Co-Treasurer), Lorraine Kennedy (Secretary), Candace Twiss (Pet-WRAT Coordinator), Mark McDermott (Officials Co-Coordinator) Ellen Johnston (Head Coach), Whitney Ross (SR Rep), Lori Blessey (Meet Coordinator), Charles Shapiro (Co-Treasurer), Peter Lynch (8U Rep), Michelle Kennedy (Athlete Rep), Martha Corneck (Ex Officio), Adrienne […]

October 2018

Minutes for the Meeting of October 3, 2018 Board Members: Ngassam Ngnoumen (Co-President), Dan Lacugna (Co-Treasurer), Lorraine Kennedy (Secretary), Candace Twiss (Pet-WRAT Coordinator), Mark McDermott (Officials Co-Coordinator) Ellen Johnston (Head Coach), Whitney Ross (SR Rep), Lori Blessey (Meet Coordinator), Charles Shapiro (Co-Treasurer), Peter Lynch (8U Rep), John McNab (Athlete Rep), Michelle Kennedy (Athlete Rep), Martha […]

Lenoce and Grinalds Make USA Swimming Individual Top Ten List

  Each year USA Swimming publishes a list of the Top 10 Individual swimmers from the nation with the top ten times for each stroke and each age group for 11/overs.  For the 2017-2018 Swim Year, two Water Rats made the list for their age groups. Parker Lenoce was ranked 10th in the 200 yard Backstroke for […]

40 Water Rats Make the CT Top 16 for the 2017-2018 Swim Year

Forty swimmers who swam with the Water Rats during all or part of the 2017-2018 Swim Year were named as Top 16 Connecticut Swimmers.  They include: Ella Gussen Tatum Murray Annam Olasewere Ayaan Olasewere Michael Ivanov RJ Kickham Brendan Leahy Thomas Lake Kathleen Murray Kelly Leahy Parker Lenoce Riley Twiss Caroline Begg Claire Kehley Ashlyn Blessey Emmett […]

September 2018

Minutes for the Meeting of September 5, 2018  Board Members: Ngassam Ngnoumen (Co-President), Dan Lacugna (Co-Treasurer), Lorraine Kennedy (Secretary), Candace Twiss (Pet-WRAT Coordinator), Jackie Austin (Officials Co-Coordinator), Mark McDermott (Officials Co-Coordinator) Ellen Johnston (Head Coach), Whitney Ross (SR Rep), Lori Blessey (Meet Coordinator), Charles Shapiro (Co-Treasurer), Peter Lynch (8U Rep), Tina Lynch (8U Rep), Amy […]