Congratulations to Alec Keblish for receiving the 2019 Adolph Keifer YMCA Youth Character Award at YMCA Short Course Nationals last week. Alec received this award for his efforts both in and out of the pool. The Adolph Keifer award “recognizes one male and one female for their excellence in academic achievement, demonstration of the […]
Matthew Torres had a wonderful swim meet this weekend in Indianapolis at the Paraswimming World Series Championship. He dropped times in six of the seven events he swam. He got the Bronze Medal in 400 free, he placed 6th in 200IM, 7th in 100 free and 8th in 100 back. Amazingly, in the […]
Members of the Water Rats competed at a regional and national meet last week. The swimmers had great swims at both meets. The first to travel were our Senior swimmers. 18 swimmers from our Senior team travelled to Greensboro, North Carolina to attend the 2019 YMCA Short Course National Championships. Attending the meet were Richard Nolan, […]
Congratulations to Matthew Torres for his great swims this past weekend at the National Paraswimming Championships in Tucson, Arizona. Matthew got first place in 5 events: 400 free, 400 IM, 100 back, 200 back and 1500 free. He also tied for 3rd place in the 50 free. Go Matthew!!!!!
The first half of the 2018-2019 Water Rat Short Course Season has been an excellent one. Overall, the team has been swimming fast with many personal bests. Some notable performances were Ella Gussen’s 100 yard back swim at the GRYM meet in October and Parker Lenoce’s 200 yard freestyle swim at the Freestyle Frenzy in November.. […]
Each year USA Swimming publishes a list of the Top 10 Individual swimmers from the nation with the top ten times for each stroke and each age group for 11/overs. For the 2017-2018 Swim Year, two Water Rats made the list for their age groups. Parker Lenoce was ranked 10th in the 200 yard Backstroke for […]
Forty swimmers who swam with the Water Rats during all or part of the 2017-2018 Swim Year were named as Top 16 Connecticut Swimmers. They include: Ella Gussen Tatum Murray Annam Olasewere Ayaan Olasewere Michael Ivanov RJ Kickham Brendan Leahy Thomas Lake Kathleen Murray Kelly Leahy Parker Lenoce Riley Twiss Caroline Begg Claire Kehley Ashlyn Blessey Emmett […]
The end of the Short Course season saw nine 14/under swimmers attend the Eastern Zones Age Group Championships, and twenty-six swimmers participate in the YMCA Short Course National Championships. Eastern Zone Age Group Championships were held in Buffalo, New York March 28 to March 31, 2018, and YMCA Short Course Nationals was held in Greensboro, North Carolina […]