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.
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! […]