Entries by WRAT Website Editor

September 2019

WATER RATS PARENTS’ CLUB, INC. Minutes for the Meeting of September 19, 2019 Board Members: Charles Shapiro (Co-President) Whitney Ross (Co-President) Candace Twiss (PET-WRAT Coordinator) Lori Blessey (Meet Coordinator) Morgan Lenoce (Athlete Rep) Kristin Lefebvre (8U Parent Rep) Yanli Li (Co-Treasurer) Martha Corneck (Co-Treasurer) Kristine Schatz (8U Parent Rep) Gretchen Hutchinson (Senior Parent Rep) Tina […]

Way to Go Richard Nolan

Congratulations to Richard Nolan (pictured third from right) for breaking Dashiell Hunter’s 15-18 and Senior team record in the  200M Breaststroke at the Futures Championship in a time of 2:25.39. Richard, Anthony Daccache, Esme Hunter, Claire Kehley, and Austin Twiss attended Futures at the Spire Academy in Geneva, Ohio with Head Coach Ellen Johnston from […]

Water Rats Have a Great Long Course Season

The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team is wrapping up another highly successful Long Course season with some fast swimming.   With all that fast swimming, several team records were broken and several swimmers will represent the team at prestigious regional meets. In mid-July,  Esme Hunter broke the 15-18 year old girls 200M IM record in […]

June 2019

WATER RATS PARENTS’ CLUB, INC. Minutes for the Meeting of June 12, 2019 Board Members: Ngassam Ngnoumen (Co-President), Amy Leahy (Co-President), Charles Shapiro (Co-Treasurer), Mark McDermott (Officials Co-Coordinator), Jackie Austin (Officials Co-Coordinator), Lori Blessey (Meet Coordinator), Eileen Nolan (SR Parent Rep), Whitney Ross (SR Parent Rep), Leslie Kickham (AG Parent Rep), Dina Carlson (AG Parent […]

April 2019

WATER RATS PARENTS’ CLUB, INC. Minutes for the Meeting of April 11th, 2019 Board Members: Ngassam Ngnoumen (Co-President), Amy Leahy (Co-President), Lorraine Kennedy (Secretary), Michelle Kennedy (Athlete Rep), Jackie Austin (Officials Co-Coordinator), Tina Lynch(8U Parent Rep), Dina Carlson (AG Parent Rep), Eileen Nolan (SR Parent Rep), Dan Lacugna (Co-Treasuser), Martha Corneck (Ex Officio), Adrienne Williams […]

Alec Keblish Receives 2019 Adolph Kiefer YMCA Youth Character Award

  Congratulations to Alec Keblish for receiving the 2019 Adolph Keifer YMCA Youth Character Award at YMCA Short Course Nationals last week.  Alec received this award for his efforts both in and out of the pool. The Adolph Keifer award “recognizes one male and one female for their excellence in academic achievement, demonstration of the […]

Matthew Torres Shines at Paraswimming World Series Championships!

    Matthew Torres had a wonderful swim meet this weekend in Indianapolis at the Paraswimming World Series Championship.  He dropped times in six of the seven events he swam. He got the Bronze Medal in 400 free, he placed 6th in 200IM, 7th in 100 free and 8th in 100 back. Amazingly, in the […]

Water Rat Success at Short Course Y Nationals and Eastern Zones AG Championships

Members of the Water Rats competed at a regional and national meet last week.  The swimmers had great swims at both meets. The first to travel were our Senior swimmers.  18 swimmers from our Senior team travelled to Greensboro, North Carolina to attend the 2019 YMCA Short Course National Championships.  Attending the meet were Richard Nolan, […]