Recognition Night 2014 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 […]

WRAT Recognition Night 2014

Bedford Middle School on Friday, April 25, 2014 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 pm on Friday, April 25, 2014. This year the […]

Holiday News

Hard to believe we are in nearing the end of 2014 and are in the midst of the holiday season. Last night was the first night of Hanukkah, Christmas is a week away, Kwanzaa begins right after and before you know it, we are ringing in the New Year and the second half of the […]

Swim for the Philippines Top 16

Very Successful Thanksgiving Fundraiser As of 9:00 pm on Sunday, Swim for the Philippines had raised $32,478 online and $5,200 in checks. Congratulations to our Top 16 Fundraisers, all of whom raised more than $500. They did a great job! Top 16 Fundraisers 1. Justin Krakoff ($3,784) 2. Annie Bowens ($3,530) 3. Max Wimer ($3,275) […]

Swim for the Philippines Explained

Details on Team’s Fundraiser for Save the Children On Wednesday, November 27, the Water Rat Swim Team will gather together at the Family Y for Swim for the Philippines, a five-hour event to raise money for Save the Children’s Typhoon Haiyan relief fund. Swimmers who are 8 and under will swim as many laps as […]

Water Rats to Swim for the Philippines

Will Raise Money for Save the Children’s Relief Efforts This time last year the Water Rats had no place to practice and no place to host swim meets. Our Family Y was closed while electricians, mechanics and technicians worked feverishly to repair the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. We didn’t know if the building would […]

We Are an Affiliate of

The Water Rats Parents’ Club is now an affiliate of If you choose to purchase your swim apparel and accessories from, you can use the link on the home page of to access the Water Rat affiliate page. When you use our affiliate page, will donate eight percent of your purchase […]