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.
USA Swimming announced today the rankings in the 2017 Club Excellence Program. The Water Rat Swim Team has retained its Bronze Level status as one of the top 200 teams in the country. This program recognizes USA Swimming clubs for their commitment to performance excellence and strives to meet the following objectives: Promote the development […]
December has been a busy time for the Water Rats. The senior swimmers traveled to Nashville for the Music City Invitational, other senior swimmers attended a meet at Chelsea Piers, the age group swimmers swam at the Canterbury School, and the 8 & under swimmers swam in Cheshire. There was some very […]
It was a big weekend for our Water Rat Swim Team. The entire team swam fast in locales all across the state and in Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville, Nico Ortega broke Matt Yacco’s 17 year old record in the 1650 yard Freestyle in a time of 15:37.18 at the Music City Invitational. Nicely done! […]
As many of you know, over the last few days Olympian Chad Le Clos has been training at the Westport Weston Family YMCA. Chad is a South African swimmer, Who is an Olympic, World and Commonweath Games Champion, as well as the current world record holder in 100M Butterfly (SCM) with a time […]
Barbara Wiederecht Honored with the USA Swimming Phillips 66 Outstanding Service Award On November 6, 2017, at the CSI Annual Banquet, Barbara Wiederecht,, a former Water Rat parent, received the USA Swimming Phillips 66 Outstanding Service Award. The Outstanding Service Award was established in 1981 to recognize volunteers for their invaluable contribution to USA Swimming. […]