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Water Rats End the Long Course Season with a BANG! Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - Who knew a year ago, that we would have such a fantastic Long Course season in 2021? But we did. COVID-19 can’t stop Water Rats from fast swimming. The team had many successes in the pool this summer both locally and regionally. The highlights of the season include: 3rd Place Senior Men CT Long Course […]
WRAT Alum Matt Torres Makes 2021 Paralympic Swim Team Monday, June 21, 2021 - We have some wonderful news to pass on. WRAT Alum Matthew Torres has made the 2021 Paralympic Swim Team and will be heading to Tokyo this summer. Click here for the full story. Congratulations to Matthew and Coach Ellen! We are so proud of you! GO WRATS!
13/14 Girls Break State Record in the 200 Free Relay Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - Congratulations to Kate Murray, Ella Gussen, Annam Olasewere, and Ayaan Olasewere. On Friday, they broke the state record for 13/14 Girls in the 200 yard Freestyle Relay. They blazed to a 1:36.73 finish. Kate also rebroke her 100 yard fly record in a time of 57.12 She originally broke the longstanding Girls 13/14 100 yard Fly record […]
Way to Go Richard Nolan Monday, August 5, 2019 - Congratulations to Richard Nolan (pictured third from right) for breaking Dashiell Hunter’s 15-18 and Senior team record in the 200M Breaststroke at the Futures Championship in a time of 2:25.39. Richard, Anthony Daccache, Esme Hunter, Claire Kehley, and Austin Twiss attended Futures at the Spire Academy in Geneva, Ohio with Head Coach Ellen Johnston from […]
Water Rats Have a Great Long Course Season Monday, August 5, 2019 - The Westport Weston Family YMCA’s Water Rat Swim Team is wrapping up another highly successful Long Course season with some fast swimming. With all that fast swimming, several team records were broken and several swimmers will represent the team at prestigious regional meets. In mid-July, Esme Hunter broke the 15-18 year old girls 200M IM record in […]
Alec Keblish Receives 2019 Adolph Kiefer YMCA Youth Character Award Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 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 Shines at Paraswimming World Series Championships! Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 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 […]
Water Rat Success at Short Course Y Nationals and Eastern Zones AG Championships Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 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, […]
Matthew Torres Excels at the National Paralympics Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 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!!!!!
Mid-Season Recap Sunday, December 9, 2018 - 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.. […]