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YMCA embarks on gymnastics and Camp Mahackeno renovations

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

Larry Nassar trials sends shockwaves to Staples

Picture from Paul Sancya/Associated Press
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
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

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
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,...

New YMCA lacks gymnastics

Until the Westport Weston family Y undergoes phase two of their renovation, Westport gymnasts are forced to practice at the Norwalk Y.
October 21, 2014

From Feb. 2013 to Aug. 2014, the Westport Weston family YMCA has undergone huge changes in phase one of its’ renovation. The $38.5 million new facility includes a pool, a wellness center, a cafe, a gymnasium,...

So long Main Street, welcome Mahackeno

The new, and greatly improved wellness center.
October 12, 2014

The day has finally come to say goodbye to what some call their home away from home on the Post Road in Westport and meet their new home off of exit 41 of the Merritt Parkway. Some expressed excitement,...

Anna Violette swings to success

Anna Violette swings to success
June 20, 2014

She’s more than your typical gymnast. Yes, she’s only two levels away from being elite, but her talents include more than just roundoffs, layouts and uprises. Anna Violette ’14 can,...

Gymnast Pamela Onorato, from tearing an ACL to tackling Nationals

“Pam's bar routine was particularly exciting, as she maxed out each handstand, flirting with the edge of finding herself on the wrong side of the bar!” Coach Laurie DeFrancesco from Arena Gymnastics, said.
May 19, 2014

A year after tearing her ACL dismounting from beam, gymnast Pam Onorato ’15 is more than recovered. Onorato recently qualified for and attended the Level 9 Eastern National Championships for gymnastics...

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