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Coaches & Directors

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.

 

TEAM ADMINISTRATOR & OFFICIALS CHAIR - Kelly Warnagiris - 703-283-9121 - kelly.warnagiris@winchesterswimteam.com

 

WST BOARD OF DIRECTORS (as of July 1, 2019):

President - Paul Warnagiris - 703-283-9121 - paul.warnagiris@winchesterswimteam.com

Vice President -  Michelle Irgens - 240-676-1072 - michelle.irgens@winchesterswimteam.com

Secretary - OPEN

Treasurer - Elizabeth Espinoza - 571-224-8642 - elizabeth.espinoza@winchesterswimteam.com

Member at Large - Brandye Sitton - 540-336-3287 - brandye.sitton@winchesterswimteam.com

 

COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Volunteer Coordinator for Meets & Social Events - OPEN

Long Course Meet Director 2020 - Emily Simko & Heather Snapp -  emily.simko@winchesterswimteam.com

Fundraising Coordinator - OPEN (Splash Cards, Swim a Thon, Spirit Nights, Long Course Meet Sponsorships)

Social Committee Projects:

     Annual Fall Picnic - Kelly Warnagiris

     Swim a Thon (October 27th) - Xochi Hartley

     Christmas Party (December 5) - OPEN

     Bowling (TBD) - OPEN

     Annual Banquet (April 5) – OPEN

     Summer Activitied - Tie Dye T-shirts & Ice Cream Social - OPEN

 

  APPLICATION TO JOIN THE WST BOARD  or COMMITTEES  

You can 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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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 received 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 Synchronized 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 given 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

Coach

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Coach Chelsea, originally from Pennsylvania joined the Winchester swim team several years ago with her husband, Greg Vossler, former Handley swimmer, and their sons, Gregory Jr. and CJ. 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!   She also loves being a moom to her two boys Gregory and CJ!!

Sarah Macias

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Coach Sarah began coaching at Winchester Swim Team summer 2017.  She is currently studying at Shenandoah University pursuing a Bachelors in Biology with the hopes of attending Physical Therapy graduate school.  She swam competitively for eleven years in Texas and Colorado.  Quote to live by: Patience and Perseverance

Lorraine Curtis

Coach LoriBeth

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Coach LoriBeth is excited to be joining the Winchester Swim Team!  Originally from Rochester, NY, LoriBeth has been swimming competitively since the age of 8 and enjoyed specializing in the breastroke and I.M. at LeMoyne College.  After she moved to Winchester in 2007, she spent several years as an assistant coach with the Valley Swim Team Phoenix and had fun coaching the Stonebrook Stringrays in the Shenandoah Valley Summer League.  As a former teacher and full-time mom of two, LoriBeth loves working with kids and helping them achieve their full potential both in and out of the water. 

Alisha Hilliard

Coach Alisha

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Coach Alisha has rarely been far from the water, as she grew up loving it, be it the pool or the ocean, from a very young age. She started swimming competitively at 8 years old in Indiana and competed in the sport through her senior year of high school. She started coaching novice swimmers during the summers at the beginning of high school. From her senior year through the beginning of her graduate school work, she coached age group swimmers year-round for 6 years. Alisha has a master's in sport and exercise psychology and a master's in counseling from Ball State University. She is currently working on her dissertation for her PhD in Sport Pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi. When she lived in MS, she found an opportunity to provide swim lessons at a wellness center in town. Missing the fun of coaching, the smell of chlorine, and witnessing swimmers' progress firsthand, she was overjoyed to join the WST at the beginning of September in 2019.