Entries by WRAT Website Editor

Recognition Night 2015 Slideshow

Click the image below to watch the slideshow that was shown at this year’s WRAT Recognition Night. Click to see photos of Recognition Night. Don’t forget, the slideshow video and the photos I used to make it — plus thousands more — can be viewed on the team’s SmugMug photo gallery. There you can can […]

Robert Urban to Join Water Rat Coaching Staff

The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team is pleased to welcome Robert Urban to its coaching staff. He will be assisting with the Age Group program. A Trumbull native, Robert is currently enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University, where he expects to graduate in 2016 with a degree in accounting. Since 2011, Robert […]

WRAT National Team Competes at Championships

Eleven members of the Westport Weston Family YMCA Water Rat Swim Team are attending the 2015 YMCA Short Course National Swimming and Diving Championships at the Greensboro Aquatics Center in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Senior swimmers are accompanied by Head Coach Ellen Johnston and Assistant Coach Frisk Driscoll. Twelve Water Rat swimmer qualified this year for […]

Michelle Kennedy and Coach Kristen At Zones

Michelle Kennedy and Coach Kristen Finnegan are part of the CT Swimming team at the 2015 Eastern Zone Short Course Age Group Championships, March 26-28, in Webster, NY. This prestigious meet encompasses teams from the Eastern Zone, which spans the states from Virginia to Maine as well as Pennsylvania. Each LSC – Local Swim Committee […]

WRAT Recognition Night 2015

The coaching staff and the Water Rats Parents’ Club invite all Water Rats and their parents to WRAT Recognition Night, the swim team’s annual awards and recognition banquet. It will be held at Bedford Middle School at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015. The dinner will be catered by Stiles. The price will be […]

Jude Dequeljoe Breaks 32 Year Old Y NE Record

The great news from the 2015 YMCA New England Swimming Championships continues. Not only did the 8/u girls win the team title with just five swimmers, but the 8/u boys were runner ups with only 5 swimmers as well. The boys team included Jude Dequeljoe, Andrew Berkowitz, Liam McMahon, Ben Burmeister, and Troy Kudjravstev. Jude […]

8/U Girls Win YMCA New Englands

The Water Rat winning streak continued this weekend when the 8/U girls won their division at the 2015 YMCA New England Swimming Championships.The girls beat their next closest competitor by fourteen points. Congratulations to Kate and Tatum Murray, Ayaan and Annam Olasewere, and Ella Dequeljoie for a job well done! Go WRATS!

Senior Boys Third at 2015 Senior Championship

The Boy’s Team placed third at the Connecticut Short Course Senior Championship with only four eligible swimmers. The remaining male swimmers are swimming with their high school teams. They competed unattached so that they did not accrue points for our team. The Senior boys also had numerous medalists. Our champions were: Bryce Kebllish: 50 Freestyle […]