Weekly News

Kelly Warnagiris
Jan 15, 2019

Hello WST Families!

This week our swimmers head to Warrenton, VA for the VSTP January Invite Meet.  The timeline, psych sheet, warm up and timer assignment documents have been added to the meet page.  The Sign-Up tab for timing will be out soon.  Please check out the meet event page for full details.

If you are attending the IMX meet January 25 - 27 and would like to order any 10th anniversary apparel the link was just sent to our team today and the deadline is TONIGHT at midnight.  CLICK HERE TO GO THE ORDER PAGE.  The link is also posted on the WST website IMX meet page.

YOGA REMINDER – This week yoga at Jim Barnett Park will be held in the racquetball court Thursday, 6pm to 7pm. 

We have 2 important fundraising events coming up soon, please sign up today!

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.  We had great feedback from last years event.  $10 per person paid online via the WST registration tool.  All swimmers are challenged to sell a minimum of 4 tickets each.  20 Volunteers are needed to help, (3-4 greeters/seaters, 7-8 pancake servers, 4-5 beverage servers & 3-4 Bussers) 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

PRACTICE ADJUSTMENTS:

Coach Tag made an adjustment to our Sunday practice session at Jim Barnett Park…

The Bronze Practice Group will swim 3pm to 4pm.

The Gold 2 Practice Group will swim 4pm to 6pm.

JIM BARNETT PRACTICE CANCELLED 1/21 DUE TO MLK HOLIDAY (pool closed)

JIM BARNETT PRACTICE CANCELLED 1/26 DUE TO HIGH SCHOOL MEET

WST EMBROIDERY:

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.

FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:

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. 

Smile.Amacon.com:

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.

WST 50th ANNIVERSARY BEACH TOWELS:  

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.

2019 TYR PRO SERIES MEET:

Virgina Swimming's NOVA Swim Team will be hosting a USA Swimming TYR Pro Series Meet April 10 - 13, 2019 at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center, 5050 Ridgedale Parkway, Richmond.   WST plans to participate in the PSDN Super Heros Splashdown long course meet in Stafford April 12 - 14, 2019.  Several of our team members are planning to attend the Thursday night finals session at the TYR Pro meet @ 6:00pm.  If you are interested in attending please go online asap and ORDER YOUR TICKETS HERE.  Swimswam article on TYP Pro Series Meets.

2019 SWIM CAMP OPPORTUNITIES:

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

LIST OF MANY 2019 SWIM CAMPS

FASST Dryland Training:

If you are interested in information on FASST dryland training for swimmers, please email kelly@warnagiris.org.

Have a great week!

Kelly Warnagiris

WST Secretary, Officials Chair

703-283-9121