Weekly News

Kelly Warnagiris
Jan 28, 2019

Hello WST Families!

Thank you to our parents who came out for our Paint Night last Thursday at Easely Canvas.  The team really appreciates your support during this fun fundraiser.

This past weekends at the USA Swimming Eastern IMX meet WST had 3 of our 12 participating swimmers finish in the awarded top 16 within each age group. Noelle Cates finished 15th in the 9-year-old girls.  Joseph Warnagiris finished 1st in the 11-year-old boys and Paul Warnagiris finished 3rd in the 13-year-old boys.  Congratulations Swimmers!!  Overall WST had MANY large time drops in many events.  They all swam such great races with several swimmers earning national qualifying times for the upcoming NCSA Age Group meet in Orlando, FL.  Our parents really enjoyed watching these kids swim their hearts out.  We encourage WST swimmers to put this meet on their radar as a goal for January 24 - 26, 2020!!

PARENT/COACH MEETINGS:

Parents who would like to discuss the upcoming championship season with our coaches should stop by the pools this week for our quarterly Parent/Coach meetings.  Coaches will meet our parents in the pool lobbies.

1/29 Tuesday – 5:30pm Silver 2B, 5:45pm White B and Blue B.

1/30 Wednesday – 5:45pm White A and Blue A, 6:30pm Bronze, 7:30pm Silver 2A, 8:00pm Silver 1 A & B

1/31 Thursday – 5:30pm Gold 1 & 2, Seniors

APPLEBEES FLAP JACK BREAKFAST FUNDRAAISER:

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 year’s event.  $10 per person paid online via the WST registration tool.  Paper tickets will be sold – more information will be sent out this week.  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 ADJUSMENTS:

Saturday practice at JBP March 23 – May 18, 20199 will be 8:00am to 9:30aam

No Yoga in the month of May 2019

WST ANNUAL BANQUET:

Sunday, April 7th 1pm to 4:30pm George Washington Hotel, Winchester.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

WST LONG COURSE SWIM MEET:

Time to start planning for our Long Course Meet, June 21 – 23, 2019.. WST is looking for volunteers interested in helping out with hospitality and concessions planning.  We would like to organize 2 committees to help plan and organize for this big event.  If you are interested in serving on either one of these committees, please email Faye Thompson at wstlongcourse@gmail.com  We will have a combined informational meeting on Wednesday, February 6th at 7:00pm at Jim Barnett Pool.

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

Have a great week!

Kelly Warnagiris

WST Secretary, Officials Chair

703-283-9121