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The USAG allows hundreds of young girls to be abused at the hands of their coaches. The USAG must address these abuses and let authorities deal with these cases.

The United States Gymnastics Association is failing at protecting gymnasts from abuse

Phoebe Miller '23, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

In fourth grade, I did a project on the wonders of gymnastics. I bought a book that talked about every aspect of gymnastics, but soon I reached a chapter that startled me. It talked of the violence in...

Changes to Camp Mahackeno include the construction of a new pool, swim pad, and pool house

YMCA embarks on gymnastics and Camp Mahackeno renovations

Lia Chen '20, Associate Managing Editor September 21, 2019

The Westport Weston Family YMCA began a two-story, 22,000 square foot building addition and numerous campus renovations early September 2019. The construction is expected to cost around $25 million.  According...

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Larry Nassar trials sends shockwaves to Staples

March 26, 2018

By Abigail Fleming '20 On June 30, 2017 Westport’s YMCA showtime gymnastics team qualified for a showcase in Austria under the delegation of USA Gymnastics (USAG). Five months later this news began...

Countless victims of sexual abuse confront their perpetrator: Larry Nassar

Countless victims of sexual abuse confront their perpetrator: Larry Nassar

January 19, 2018

By Ava Simunovic '20 Sexual abuse victims faced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar at his sentencing on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Nassar pleaded guilty in November on the account of ten first degree sexual misconduct...

Kelly Griffin flips her way to Junior Olympic Nationals

Kelly Griffin flips her way to Junior Olympic Nationals

June 14, 2017

By Erin Lynch '18 and Camryn Ragland  '18               Kelly Griffin ’20 entered the tension filled gym, packed with parents, spectators and college coaches, for the 2017 Junior Olympic...

Westport Y Gymnasts to showcase in Finland

Westport Y Gymnasts to showcase in Finland

Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer June 2, 2015

In mid July, the Westport YMCA Exhibition Gymnastics team will pack up their leotards and hop on a plane to Finland for the World Gymnaestrada. The World Gymnaestrada is run by the International Federation...

Keeton Leaps for Success at States

Thomas Nealon, Staff Writer April 29, 2015

According to USA Gymnastics, there are more than 100,000 youth gymnasts that compete each year. Approximately 7,000 are male gymnasts. One of these gymnasts is Geoff Keeton ’18, a freshman here at Staples. Geoff...

Westport/Weston YMCA gymnastics dance the night away

Westport/Weston YMCA gymnastics dance the night away

Blake Rubin , Web A&E Editor December 18, 2014

On December 15, the Westport/Weston YMCA gymnastics held their annual holiday show filled with jingling bells, vibrant colored glow sticks, and sparkly leotards. Families crowded around the gymnast mats,...

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