Eric, Annika, Henry, and Kim Wise

Photography by ChiChi Ubiña

Our Family became involved with the YWCA through its swim school and the Greenwich Dolphins. All five of our children learned to swim at the YWCA and have participated on the Dolphins Swim Team. What we love most about the YWCA is its intimate family atmosphere, its excellent swim program, and its underlying mission to empower women and end racism. The Wise family loves being together at Rocky Point Club, taking family walks, going to the beach and spending time in the sun, having family dinners and seeing new places.

                                                                 Henry and Kim Wise

The Wise family will participate in the Walk the Walk Against Domestic Violence. In honor of the YWCA Greenwich turning 101 this year, they are helping to mark the occasion by walking 100 miles throughout the month of September and October and are joining the socially distanced walk for their final mile on October 4th at Bruce Park.

Please register as a walker and ask friends and family to support you with a per mile donation. Funds raised by this event will support YWCA Greenwich’s Domestic Abuse Services. For more information and to register, visit

A little more about the Wises…


Favorite Book: War and Peace
Favorite Movie: Terms of Endearment
Favorite Song: “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban
Favorite Workout: Running in Tod’s Point
Favorite Food: Eggs
Favorite Restaurant: Applausi

                                                                          Eric and Annika Wise


Favorite Book: Moby Dick
Favorite Movie: Casablanca
Favorite Song: “Tannhauser: Entry of the Guests” by Richard Wagner
Favorite Workout: Sailing
Favorite Food: Oysters
Favorite Restaurant: Applausi

John: 21

Senior at New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study
Favorite Book: Dante’s Divine Comedy
Favorite Movie: A Fish Called Wanda
Favorite Song: “Impromptu No. 4, Op. 90” by Schubert
Favorite Workout: Walking
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
Favorite Restaurant: Miku Sushi

Isabelle: 19

                                           Eric, Kim, Annika and Henry Wise

Sophomore at Cornell University
Favorite Book: The Catcher in the Rye
Favorite Movie: The Breakfast Club
Favorite Song: “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel
Favorite Workout: Cycle or Long Walk
Favorite Food: Caprese Salad
Favorite Restaurant: Applausi

Ursula: 17

Senior at Phillips Exeter Academy
Favorite Book: The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
Favorite Movie: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Favorite Song: “Yesterday” by The Beatles
Favorite Workout: Distance Freestyle Set or Kayaking
Favorite Food: Breakfast for Dinner; scrambled or soft boiled eggs with Franks Red Hot Sauce
Favorite Restaurant: Applausi

Annika: 13

8th Grade at Sacred Heart Greenwich
Favorite Book: The Hunger Games
Favorite Movie: Adrift
Favorite Song: “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles
Favorite Workout: Swim or Water Polo Practice
Favorite Food: Sushi
Restaurant: Miku Sushi

Henry : 12

6th Grade at Greenwich Country Day School
Favorite Book: The Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus
Favorite Movie: Harry Potter Series
Favorite Song: “Kings and Queens” by Ava Max
Favorite Workout: Swim or Water Polo Practice
Favorite Food: Salmon Sashimi
Restaurant: Applausi