Entries by WRAT Website Editor

7 WRAT Swimmers Recognized as CT Scholar Athletes

Congratulations to the following swimmers for being recognized as a CT Swimming Scholar Athlete: Caroline BeggAshlyn BlesseyAlex IvanovichHope IvanovichClaire KehleyDina LaCugnaMark Platonov These seven athletes along with WRAT Top 16 swimmers are invited to attend the Annual Banquet being held via Zoom on November 7, 2021. To be eligible to receive scholar athlete recognition for the […]

October 2021

WATER RATS PARENTS’ CLUB, INC. Minutes for the Meeting of October 14, 2021 Board Members: Charles Shapiro (Co-President)Berkeley Murray (Co-President)Kim Massa (Co-Treasurer)Dan Slippen (Co-Treasurer)Adrienne Williams (USA Swimming Manager)Candace Twiss (PET-WRAT Coordinator)Jackie Austin (Co-Official)Mark McDermottAimee White-Charles (Meet Manager)Melanie Ruggieri (8U Parent Rep)Allison Arnett (AG Parent Rep)Shantha Ozgen (Senior Parent Rep)Jessica Qi (Athlete Rep)Hugh Hutchinson (Athlete Rep)Ellen […]

September 2021

WATER RATS PARENTS’ CLUB, INC. Minutes for the Meeting of September 9, 2021 Board Members: Berkeley Murray (Co-President)Candace Twiss (PET-WRAT Coordinator)Amy Leahy (Safe Sport/ Fundraising)Adrienne Williams (USA Swimming Manager)Aimee White-Charles (Meet Manager)Jackie Austin (Co-Official)Melanie Ruggieri (8U Parent Rep)Allison Arnett (AG Parent Rep)Shantha Ozgen (Senior Parent Rep)Rachel Kushel (Senior Parent Rep)Jessica Qi (Athlete Rep)Adam King (Coach)Ellen […]

47 WRAT Swimmers Make the CT Swimming Top 16

Forty-seven swimmers who swam for the Water Rats during all or part of the 2020-2021 Swim Year were named as Top 16 Connecticut Swimmers.  They include: Emmett AdamsElizabeth AklozinaEthan ArnettValentina BelyaevMaddie BolandLucas BonfimBlake CarlsonBeckett CoeNoah CorbittClarissa FlemingValeria FloresAudrey GilLayla GhahremaniMaegan GrisantiElla GussenHugh HutchinsonHope IvanovichNoelle IvanovichClaire KehleyLiam KelleyMcKenna KelseyBrendan LeahyMeghan LeahyParker LenoceOwen Lynch Abigaile MaisLillian McClayBrody MichaelsChristian […]

Water Rats End the Long Course Season with a BANG!

Who knew a year ago, that we would have such a fantastic Long Course season in 2021?  But we did. COVID-19 can’t stop Water Rats from fast swimming.  The team had many successes in the pool this summer both locally and regionally.  The highlights of the season include: 3rd Place Senior Men CT Long Course […]

WRAT Alum Matt Torres Makes 2021 Paralympic Swim Team

We have some wonderful news to pass on.  WRAT Alum Matthew Torres has made the 2021 Paralympic Swim Team and will be heading to Tokyo this summer. Click here for the full story. Congratulations to Matthew and Coach Ellen!  We are so proud of you! GO WRATS!

Annual Meeting June 10, 2021

WATER RATS PARENTS’ CLUB, INC. Minutes for the Annual Meeting of June 10, 2021 A quorum was achieved, and the meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Charles Shapiro.  A motion was made to call the meeting to order.  The motion was seconded. Safe Sport (Amy Leahy):  The team is seeking to be […]