Weekly News

Kelly Warnagiris
Dec 26, 2018

Hello WST Families!

Hope everyone’s holiday season is going well and everyone is ready for 2019!!!  Just a couple quick reminders. 


Jim Barnett Park = Monday 12/31, 1pm to 2pm Bronze Practice Group, 1pm to 3pm Silver 2 to Senior swimmers.  No practice 1/1.  NO YOGA Thursday, December 27th at JBP.

Westminster Canterbury = No practice 12/31 and 1/1.

All other practices are normal scheduled times.


The deadline to sign up for the Rays Stinger Meet Jan. 11 – 13 is this Friday, December 28th.

There are 2 regular season short course meets in January (Rays and VSTP).  Then we start the short course championship season with IMXtreme Games, District Championships (12 and under) and Regional Championships (13 and over).  Then in March we have Age Group and Senior Championships followed by Nationals in FL.  All WST swimmers should sign up for the Rays, VSTP plus Districts or Regionals meets.  If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by after practice to discuss with your swimmers’ coach.


The WST embroidery files are set up and available through Spider Embroidery, Stephanie Edwards (540) 454-7039, spideremb@hotmail.com, 126 Mill Race Dr, Winchester, VA.  She works out of her home office.   If anyone has a new parka or backpack that you would like embroidered with WST logos, Lisa Wilfong has offered to deliver to Spider Embroidery on Monday, 12/31.  Lisa can pick up from you at practice this week.  If interested, please text Lisa asap 540-514-9992.

The back-flap parka logo is 8” x 5.5” and the front pocket logo or backpack logo is 5” x 3.5”.   Swimmers name can be added to the front pocket area.


Easely Canvas Pain Night Fundraiser:

Thursday, January 24th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm – 47 W. Boscawen Street, Winchester, VA.  Come out for a fun night of painting a spring canvas scene while helping to support our swim team.  More information and Sign Up online through Facebook event page. CLICK HERE FOR FB EVENT PAGE.

Applebee’s Flap Jack Breakfast Fundraiser:

Please come out to support WST at our annual Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser Sunday, February 3rd, 8am to 10am, Applebee’s Restaurant, 150 Crock Wells Mill Drive, Winchester.  $10 per person paid online via the WST registration tool.  Volunteers are needed, please sign up via our online Job Signup tab.  Volunteers must be a minimum of 16 years of age.  Fundraising Coordinator - Tanya Bodinetz - tbodinetz@msn.com

Splash Cards:

During registration all WST families paid a $90 fee for our annual fundraiser of Splash Cards.  If you did not receive your cards you can pick them up at JBP pool after practice from a board member in the hall or at Westminster Canterbury from Coach Ann.   Additional cards are available for sale $15 each. 


Wrap up your holiday shopping up at smile.amazon.com/ch/20-2411904 and AmazonSmile donates to Winchester Swim Team.  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.


If you are interested in purchasing a 50th Anniversary Beach Towel, please email kelly@warnagiris.org or text 703-283-9121. Fee is $35 each.


Mercersburg Swim Camp – Mercersburg, PA – great camp for our 9 and over swimmers one hour north of Winchester.

UVA Swim Camps

Navy Elite Swim Camps

VA Tech Swim Camps


Have a great week!

Kelly Warnagiris

WST Secretary, Officials Chair