Wednesday, July 09, 2003
Eight-Year-Old Westporter to be Joined by Mom, Grandfather in Compo Swim
Todays The Advocate of Norwalk/Stamford spotlights eight-year-old Westporter Taylor McNair who will be joined by two other generations of his family in SaturdayҒs 25th annual Compo Beach Point to Point Swim.
Taylor is a member of the Westport/Weston YMCAs Water Rats swim team and decided to take part in the Y-sponsored event.
“The coach had suggested it to Taylor and he wanted to do it, so I said I’d do it with him,” his mother, Marjorie McNair, 44, told the newspaper. It was Taylor’s idea to ask his 69-year-old grandfather, Dr. Albert Sacknoff, to join them.
“I asked him because he likes to swim a lot, too. He likes to swim as much as me,” Taylor told The Advocate.
Taylor’s Dad, Carl, 47, told WestportNow he did not plan to join the swim. “Someone has to stand on the beach with the stopwatch and towels,” he said.