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We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

 

Winchester Swim Team Board of Directors as of June 9, 2015 (updated 3/16/2016):

President - Jennifer Lilly - 540-247-4327 - jlilly411@gmail.com

Vice President - Dean Thompson - 540-514-8627 - rdthompson129@gmail.com

Secretary/Communication - Brandye Sitton - 540-336-3287 - besittonx2@live.com

Treasurer - Denise Barnett - 540-771-4763 -  denisebarnett6837@gmal.com

Website & Team Registration Manager - Kelly Warnagiris - 703-283-9121 - kelly@warnagiris.org

Volunteer Coordinator - Heather Snapp - 540-533-9037 - hesnapp@gmail.com

Long Course Meet Director - Emily Simko - 540-247-9888  - emsimko@gmail.com

Social Committee – Dolly Roach - 703-346-4225 - mdroach@yahoo.com

Fundraising Coordinator - LaKaren Rickman - 319-321-3291 - lakarenrickman@hotmail.com

Past President - Kim Dooley - 540-539-6723 - jjdandkkd@hotmail.com

You can also contact any member of the board via the "Contact Us" tab on the left side of the home page.

Coaching Staff

Tag Grove

Head Coach

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Trey Shafer

Head Age Group Coach

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Marina Baker

Coach

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Ann Anderson

Westminster Canterberry Coach

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Coach Ann began as a volunteer with Winchester Swim Team over 20 years ago when Shelly Lee coached.  She recieved her Bachelor of Science in Business Education from JMU and Master of Education from Virginia Tech.  Her vast swimming experience includes: Water Safety Instructor since high school and President of the JMU Syncronized Swim Team
Quote to live by:  Never quit or give  up.

Brenda Homer

Westminster Canterberry Coach

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Coach Brenda grew up in a swimming family of 5.  She started swimming competitively at the age of 5.   When she moved from Manassas, VA to Winchester, VA Coach Shelly Lee was her coach who continued to encourage and develop not only her swimming talent, but also her love for the sport and helping others to succeed.  A few years ago, Coach Brenda was give the opportunity to help develop a new generation of swimmers at Westminister and could not resist this chance to give back to the community and the sport that had given her some great memories and life lessons.  As an added bonus she gets to work with some great coaches, parents and children.

Jessica Barr

Coach

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Coach Jessica began swimming at age 8 with her local summer league as part of the Shenandoah County Swim League. She began year round swimming under Coach Trey in middle school and continued to swim under him until she graduated high school. Unable to stay away from the pool, Coach Jessica volunteered with a USA swim team in Charlottesville throughout college. In the summers, she stayed very busy by working as an assistant coach for both her hometown summer league and previous USA team. Coach Jessica is also a certified Water Safety Instructor and has served as the youth swim lesson coordinator at the Woodstock Pool for the past five summers. Coach Jessica graduated from the University of Virginia with a master’s in teaching. She credits much of her success to the numerous life lessons she learned through swimming and truly believes she wouldn’t be the person she is today without the encouragement and support of her coaches and teammates throughout her swimming career.  Currently, she is a 4th grade teacher at Frederick Douglass Elementary School. Although still living in her hometown, Coach Jessica calls Winchester her second home and is excited to be back on deck working with familiar faces and meeting many new faces all at the same time!

Chelsea Vossler

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Coach Chelsea joins the Winchester swim team after recently moving from Pennsylvania with her husband, Greg Vossler, former Handley swimmer, and their son, Gregory Jr. Coach Chelsea is no stranger to the water. She began swimming competitively at the age of 8. She continued her swimming career through college at Misericordia University, where she was selected captain, was an individual and relay conference champion, and during her rookie season, led the team to a Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship. Since “retiring” from the sport as a swimmer, Coach Chelsea has spent the past several years working with high caliber swimmers in Pennsylvania. During those years, Chelsea worked as an assistant coach at her alma mater, Freedom High School, coaching the Patriots to an impressive season. Chelsea assisted her husband, Greg Vossler, in creating a new college swim team and has coached several summers for a summer swim league. Coach Chelsea also has over 10 years experience in life guarding and teaching swim lessons. Coach Chelsea has both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work, and has a passion for working with children and helping others. Coach Chelsea is looking forwarding to being involved with the swim team and helping the young athletes grow!