Entries by WRAT Website Editor

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 […]

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 […]