Entries by WRAT Website Editor

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 […]

Parent’s Club Nominating Committee

The Water Rats Parents’ Club Board selected the members of the 2015 Nominating Committee. They are Adrienne Johnston, Chair, Candace Twiss, Chrissy Gussen, Gaby Miller, and Chandler Crosby (staff member). The Nominating Committee will create a slate of candidates for the following Parents’ Club Board positions (which will be voted on at our annual meeting […]

Today Is Last Day to Reserve Hotel for Age Groups

Reminder today is the last day to reserve a room for Age Group Championships. The team hotel is Courtyard Marriott Hartford-Cromwell, 4 Sebethe Dr., Cromwell, CT 860-635-1001. Mention you are with the Westport YMCA Water Rat Swim Team for the team discount.

Regionals at New Canaan YMCA

Pool assignments for Regional Championships have been posted. The Water Rats will be swimming at the New Canaan YMCA. Warmup for all age groups on Friday February 27th starts at 5:00 p.m. Warmup for the Saturday/Sunday morning session for the 12/U girls and 13/O boys begins at 7:30 a.m. and the warmup for the Saturday/Sunday […]

February 2015

Minutes for the Board Meeting of February 5, 2015 Attendees Martha Corneck (AG Rep), Sylvie Ortega(Co-Pres), Jay Jaranko (WWFY staff), Brandi Briggs, Liz West (PET WRAT), Adrienne Williams (ex officio), Mike Alpert (USA Swimming Mgr.), Megan Loffredo (officials Chair), Ellen Johnston (Head Coach), Allson Adler, Brian Crombie (co-Treasurer), Suzanne Ryan (Secretary) Approval of Minutes Change […]

Pools and Gym Closed for Water Rat Swim Meet

We are putting in place new parking procedures and staffing for the one-day Water Rat Age Group Qualifier Meet to be held this Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Westport Weston Family YMCA. With our parking lot constricted by the surplus snow, we ask that members and guests visiting our YMCA this weekend park safely and […]