Entries by WRAT Website Editor

October 2015

Minutes for the Board Meeting of October 1, 2015 Attendees Sylvie Ortega (Co-Pres), Andy McNab(Ex Officio), Suzanne Ryan (Secretary), Candace Twiss(Pet WRAT), Martha Corneck,(Co Pres), John Meehan(co-Treasurer), Eileen Brown (Age Group Rep), Liz West(Senior Rep), Craig Adler (Senior Rep, Tracey Keblish (Officials Co-Chair), Adrienne Johnston(Meet Manager) and Lorraine Kennedy (Officials Co-Chair). Approval of Minutes Martha […]

Water Rat John Whiteside Committs to UVA

Congratulations to Water Rat National Team member John Whiteside for making national news on his college selection. John has verbally committed to join the Cavaliers Men’s Swimming and Diving Team at the University of Virginia. John will be joining Water Rat alum Bryce Keblish who is a freshman at UVA. Best of luck John and […]

27 Water Rat Swimmers Listed in the CT Top 16

Twenty-seven Water Rats from the 2014-2015 Swim year were named as Top 16 Connecticut Swimmers. They include – Jude Dequeljoe Caroline Begg Katherine Begg Ella Alpert Shealeigh Crombie Riley Twiss Max Peel Ashleigh Piro Kate Killian Sarah Grinalds Willow Woods Michelle Kennedy Nick Killian Dashiell Hunter John Whiteside Aileen Coyne Bryce Keblish Michael Deluca Justin […]

September 2015

Minutes for the Board Meeting of September 3, 2015 Attendees Sylvie Ortega (Co-Pres), Lorraine Kennedy (Officials Chair), Ellen Johnston (Head Coach), Andy McNab(ex officio), Suzanne Ryan (Secretary), Candace Twiss(senior rep), Adrienne Williams(Team Administrator), Martha Corneck,(Co Pres), Sari Berkowitz(8 and under rep), John Meehan(co-Treasurer), Eileen Brown (Age group rep), Chrissy Gussen (8 and under). Approval of […]

Scott VanKuilenburg Appointed New Head Age Group Coach

The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team has named Scott VanKuilenburg as its new Head Age Group Coach and Assistant Director of Competitive Swimming. Scott will begin his new duties on Monday, August 31, as the team holds its annual tryouts for new swimmers interested in joining the Water Rats for the upcoming […]

2015 Water Rat Tryouts

Water Rat Tryouts WHEN:  8/us August 31st from 4:30-6; 9/10s September 1st from 4:30-6; and  11/12s September 2nd from 4:30 -6.  13/over swimmers should contact Ellen Johnston directly. HOW: Tryouts will be conducted in 3 half-hour increments each afternoon, with up to 20 prospective swimmers participating in each session. Individuals trying out should come to […]

Family YMCA Water Rats Travel Far and Swim Fast This Summer

The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team is wrapping up a highly successful 2015 Long Course season, with some fast swimming at elite meets on the state, regional and national level and setting new team records along the way. At the recent CT Senior Long Course Championships, the Water Rat Men’s team placed […]

July 2015

Minutes for the Board Meeting of July 7, 2015 Attendees Sylvie Ortega (Co-Pres), Liz West(PET WRAT), Lorraine Kennedy (Officials Chair), Ellen Johnston(Head Coach), Ronald Wimer, Allison Adler (Co-Treasurer), Martha Corneck,(AG rep), Andy McNab(Co-Pres), Tracy Keblish (Officials Chair), Mike Alpert (USA Swimming Chair), Sari Berkowitz, and Eileen Brown. Approval of Minutes Ronald Wimer made a motion […]