Competitive Swimming

Our special needs athletes compete as Water Rats at the Special Olympics Summer Games. The competitive team practices Tuesday and Thursday in the YMCA Lap Pool. Developmental Team: Sundays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Competitive Team:  Tuesday/Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm

Unified Basketball

Our Unified Basketball team is comprised of both special needs athletes and typical partners. This fall, the teams competed in two Unified tournaments. There will be 2 practices each week. Players may attend one or both, ages 8-21.  Junior Team Practice Sat 10-11:45 am.  Senior Team Practice Sat 9:30-10:30 am.

Track and Field

Saturday Indoor 9:30 - 10:30 am Outdoor TBD

Become an Athlete

Step 1: Fill out & sign an Athlete Release Form: for minors / for adults Step 2: Have a physician fill out and sign the Athlete Medical Form: for all athletes Step 3: Deliver both forms to Danette Meigel. You may scan & email the forms to or mail/deliver them to the Westport Weston Family YMCA at 14 Allen Raymond Lane, Westport, CT 06880. Step 4: Danette will contact you once the Special Olympics of CT has processed your paperwork. Please allow for one week for processing. Once this is final, Danette will notify you that your child may begin practicing.


Danette Meigel, Special Needs Coordinator 203-226-8981, x117