Inklings News

YMCA embarks on gymnastics and Camp Mahackeno renovations

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

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 to, the changes aim to reinstate the gymnastics program from the Norwalk c...

Mia Bullock dives her way into Staples’ history

Mia Bullock ’16 prepares to dive off her block in the Oct. 2 meet against Greenwich.  Bullock won every race she competed in that day

Jen Gouchoe, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

Most preschoolers would dread taking off their beloved life jackets and jumping into the deep end of the pool. For Mia Bullock ’16, this was no problem. Bullock went to preschool at the YMCA, which inspired her to pursue swimming. “At that time, I grew a fondness of the sport, and decided I wanted...

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February 24, 2010

Kelsey Landauer ‘12 Staff Writer The one place that you can see your classmates without any pants on—the Staples Pool house. This chlorine-filled haven is not only a great way to cool down and relax  in the middle of the day but also a graduation requirement. Staples requires that every student part...

Staples Pool Chlorine Level Returns to Normal After a Recent Spike

Staples Pool Chlorine Level Returns to Normal After a Recent Spike

September 16, 2009

Rachel Guetta '13, Petey Menz '11, and Lila Epstein '10 Staff Writer, News Editor, and Editor-in-Chief After chlorine level in the Staples pool rose from a standard three (ppm) to an unprecedented 3.2, the custodial staff reacted quickly under the direction of Athletic Director, Marty Lisevick and returned the level back to normal. “We ha...

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