It is with great pleasure that we announce that Sarah Grinalds has recently been selected to the prestigious USA Swimming National Select Camp. Sarah along with Head Coach Ellen Johnston will travel to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado from October 19-22, 2017 to share this once in a lifetime experience. […]
Forty-one swimmers who swam with the Water Rats during all or part of the 2016-2017 Swim Year were named as Top 16 Connecticut Swimmers. They include: Kate Murray Annam Olasewere Ayaan Olasewere Jude Gussen Andrew Berkowitz Shawn Chang Michael Ivanov Caroline Begg NouNou Chang Jacob Lee Riley Twiss Regan Ryan Nathan Wang Stanley Yarmoussik Nick […]
The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team is wrapping up a highly successful 2017 Long Course season, with some fast swimming at elite meets at the state, regional, and national level. The season began with Annam Olasewere breaking Molly Loftus’ thirteen year old record in the 50M Fly in a time of 34.78 […]
Last week Sarah Grinalds travelled with Head Coach Ellen Johnston to Indianapolis, Indiana to swim at the 2017 Phillips 66 US National Championships/World Trials. Water Rat alums Bryce Keblish and John Whiteside were also in attendance swimming on behalf of the Water Rats and the University of Virginia Cavaliers, though John had to scratch […]
Before we begin the 2017 Long Course season, let’s look back on what was a highly successful 2016-2017 Short Course season. The season began with Nicolas Ortega, Sarah Grinalds and Willow Woods breaking longstanding records at the Music City Invitational in December 2016. Nicolas broke Matthew Yacco’s 17-year old record in the 1650-yard freestyle in […]
The Connecticut Championship season ended last night and what a great season it has been for the Water Rats. Here are some of the highlights: At Regionals, we had so many personal bests they are just too many to list. At Seniors, Sarah Grinalds broke the 18 year old team record for 15-18 year old […]
It is with great sadness that we announce that Bill Krumm, the former head coach of the Water Rats, has passed away. Bill was the Sports Development Consultant for the Western Zone of USA Swimming, which he joined in 2007 after 27 years as Head Coach of the Westport Weston Family YMCA Water Rats. While […]
The Water Rat Swim Team is in the news! Click here for a nice article from SwimSwam on the team’s holiday care packages for soldiers stationed in Afganistan.