Weekly News 12/3/2018

Kelly Warnagiris
Dec 3, 2018

Hello WST Families!

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Congratulations to our swimmers who participated in the STAT Winter Championships meet this past weekend in Stafford, VA.  WST had a great showing in finals Saturday and Sunday with several swimmers earning Age Group Championships and National NSCA Championships qualifying times for the first time.  WST Proud!

This week 31 WST swimmers head to the 8th annual Swim and Tri Winter Championships in Christiansburg, VA.  This meet will run Thursday thru Sunday with prelim/finals format for F/Sa/Su.   Meet information including psych sheet and timeline are posted on the meet page.  Warm up/timer assignments should be out by Wednesday at the latest.  Please ask swimmers to wear the new white meet t-shirt during the meet.  This meet runs 2 pools so please review with your swimmers the format in order to help prevent missing any events.  Coach Trey will be there Thursday to Sunday.  Coach Tag will be there Saturday and Sunday


Our social committee has been working very hard on the details for our annual Christmas party which will be held Thursday, December 13th 6pm to 8pm in the large social hall at Jim Barnett Park.  All swimmers and families should attend.  Pizza will be served for all.  Please go to the SIGN UP form and volunteer to bring a needed food item from the list.  Also click on Edit Commitment and enter the total number of family members attending the party into the NOTES box.  Deadline to sign up is 12/10.  This year we will be having a 50/50 raffle. Tickets will be $5. The winner will receive half the winnings and the other half will go to our team.  We are so excited for this year's Christmas Party; we hope everyone can attend!


This year during our Christmas Party we are collecting new and gently used cloths and toys for Froggy’s Closet.  Froggy's Closet helps foster children, children at risk and children in need.  They provide new and gently used clothing along with books and toys and other items.  There are many sizes that they are low on or totally out of stock.  They need winter clothing for sizes: Boys: 2T, 5T, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16, Girls: 2T, 3T, 4T, 5, 6. 7, 8 and 10.  They do not need coats, as they are getting a large number of new coats delivered this week.  Thank you for your desire to help local needy children.


During registration all WST families paid a $90 fee for our annual fundraiser of Splash Cards.  These merchant discount cards will be distributed at our Christmas Party at JBP on Thursday, December 13th, 6pm to 8pm.  Additional cards are available for sale.


Several parents have inquired about getting their swimmers parkas or backpacks embroidered locally.  You have the option of purchasing these items online from Swim and Tri and come pre-embroidered.  Another option is to purchase the item and then take to Spider Embroidery or Signet where they can add the team logo to your garments for an additional fee.  (photos attached)

Spider Embroidery = Stephanie Edwards – (540) 454-7039 – 126 Mill Race Dr, Winchester, VA

Signet Marketing = (540) 665-9651 – 484 Fort Collier Rd, Winchester, VA

The back-flap parka logo is 8” x 5.5” and the front pocket logo is 5” x 3.5”.   The smaller logo can also be used on the top of the backpack.


Our Fundraising Committee Chair Tanya Bodinetz registered WST with Amazon Smile.  Since WST is a non-profit organization, we can take part in the Amazon Smile program.  We are asking our team families to shop via Amazon Smile instead of the standard Amazon site.  You can pick your favorite charity from the search box.  So far amazon has donated 110 million to charity.  We need everyone’s help. Especially as we enter gift session 5% of all purchases come back to WST.  For every $100 spent via Smile. Amazon = .50 cent donation to charity, it adds up.  But the key is we must go through Smile. Amazon, not just amazon or amazon app.  Thank you in advance for your support.


- December 6 – 9 – Swim & Tri Winter Championships (format change)

- December 11 & 12 - Bi Annual Challenge Sets - Jim Barnett Park Pool

- December 12 - Chipotle Spirit Night Fundraiser - 4pm to 8pm

- December 13 – WST Holiday Party Jim Barnett park - 6:00pm to 8:00pm  SIGN UP TO BRING SNACKS/BEVERAGES

- December 22 & 23, 2018 - Swim Clinic at UVA with Coach Todd DeSorbo


Starting Monday, November 5h thru February 18, 2019 our team practice session will be adjusted due to the high school swim season at the Jim Barnett Park indoor pool. 

Morning Practice:

No practice Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Tuesday and Thursday 6:30am to 7:30am

Evening Practice:

Sunday: 3:00pm to 6:00pm (3pm to 5pm Gold 2, 5pm to 6pm Westminster & Bronze, 4pm to 6pm Silver 2A, Silver 1A, Gold 1 & Seniors

Monday: Bronze 6pm to 7:30pm, Silver 2A, Silver 1A, Gold 1 & 2 and Senior 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Tuesday:  4:00pm to 6:00pm (4:00pm to 4:30pm dryland) Silver 2B, Silver 1B, Gold 1 & 2 and Senior.

Wednesday: Bronze 6pm to 7:30pm, Silver 2A, Silver 1 A&B, Gold 1 and Senior 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Thursday: 4:00pm to 6:00pm (4:00pm - 4:30pm dryland) Silver 2B, Silver 1B, Gold 1 & 2 and Senior.

Friday: 4:00pm to 6:00pm (4:00pm - 4:30pm dryland) Silver 2B, Silver 1 A&B, Gold 1 & 2 and Senior.

Saturday:  7:00am to 8:30am Silver 2 to Senior


If you are interested in purchasing a 50th Anniversary Beach Towel, please email kelly@warnagiris.org.  Fee is $35 each.

Have a great week!

Kelly Warnagiris

Secretary, Registrar, Officials Chair


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