Weekly News

Kelly Warnagiris
Feb 25, 2019

Congratulations to our 13 and over swimmers who participated in the Virginia Swimming Northern Regional Championships this past weekend at the Jeff Rouse Aquatic Center.   Our team had a great showing with many trips to finals, top 8 finishes and personal best times. Several swimmers earned Senior Qualifying times advancing them to Senior Championships this coming weekend in Stafford.   Best of luck to our swimmers heading to Senior Championships!!  Next weekend our 14 and under swimmters head to Age Group Championships in Christiansburg, VA.

Entries for Senior Championships are being finalized.  We will post meet psych sheets, warm up/timer assignments etc. as soon as we receive them from the host team.  You can also download from the Virginia Swimming Senior Championships page.  

Tuesday we plan to take swimmers pictures who are attending Seniors, Age Groups and Florida National meets.  Please wear your 2018 team t-shirt (light blue)

12 and unders we hope you enjoyed your break and are ready to start training for your Long Course season!  13 and Over swimmers not swimming in the upcoming meets enjoy your break! 

WST monthly board meeting was rescheduled for this Wednesday, February 27th, 7pm in the JBP pool lobby.

PRACTICE ADJUSMENTS:

Our practice schedule at Jim Barnett Park now thru May 24 will revert back to our pre high school swim schedule.  No changes to the Westminster Canterbury pool practice times.  CLICK HERE FOR PRACTICE SCHEDULE

     *Tuesday/Thursday mornings 5:30am to 7am instead of 6:30am to 7:30am.

     *First week of April we will go back to M/T/W/Th/F morning swims.

     *Monday/Wednesday 7pm to 9pm

     *Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 4pm to 6pm

     *Saturday 9am to 11am except for Special Olympic Saturdays 3/23 - 5/18 – 8am to 9:30am

     *Sunday – no changes

     *No Yoga in the month of May 2019

Spring Break - Jim Barnett Park Pool:

13 and over - February 25 - March 3, 2019

Senior Championship Qualifiers - March 4 - 10, 2019

Age Group Championship Qualifiers - March 11 - 17, 2019

Spring Break - Westminster Canterbury Pool:

April 15 to 23, 2019

NO PRACTICE AT JIM BARNETT PARK:

Sunday, April 7th - WST Banquet

Sunday, April 21st - Easter

Friday, May 3rd - Sunday, May 5th - Apple Blossom Festival

Saturday, May 25th - Monday May 27th - Memorial Day Weekend

WST ANNUAL BANQUET APRIL 7, 2019:

All WST swimmers and families are invited to attend the annual WST Team Banquet Sunday, April 7th 1pm to 4:30pm George Washington Hotel, Winchester.  CLICK HERE FOR FULL INFO & ONLINE REGISTRATION

WST LONG COURSE MEET JUNE 21 – 23, 2019:

It's time to start talking about the WST hosted Long Course meet!  WST Long Course is our only WST hosted meet and it is June 21 - 23, 2019.  All families are required to participate and help to make it a success.  Please click on "WST LC Meet 2019" tab at the top of our WST homepage for newsletter that details why we host this meet and the many volunteer opportunities.   Please contact Faye Thompson wstlongcourse@gmail.com  if you are interested in joining a committee.  Parents please click on this link for information on our volunteer policy for our upcoming hosted meet at Jim Barnett Park outdoor pool... CLICK HERE FOR WST LONG COURSE PARENT NEWSLETTER

2018-19 WST BOARD MEMBERS:

The WST board is beginning the process of nominating parents to serve on the board for the 2019 - 2020 season.  Board positions run July 1- June 30 of each year.   An application to join the board will be available soon for you to fill out and submit to the nominating committee.  We will be forming a nominating committee in the next couple weeks that will lead this process.  Currently we have an opening for Vice President.   We also have several committees looking for members Fundraising, Social, & Long Course.  If you are interested in helping to shape & determine the direction of our team, we encourage you to attend our monthly board meetings. They are the third Wednesday of each month at 6:45pm. The next meeting will be Feb 27th in the pool lobby.  All parents are always welcome.

FACEBOOK PRIVATE WST PAGE:

Our team has created a closed private group on Facebook for our team parents to use for sharing information that is not public facing.  If you would like to be added to the private group please text 7032839121 with your FB name or email address to be invited to the group.  All members of the page can add other WST members to the group.

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.  Several swimmers have shown interest in the June 16 – 20 Swim Camp at Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania (1 hour from Winchester)  Our team has participated in this swim camp over the last 10 years.  If our team has 5 – 9 swimmers register then we are eligible for an additional $25 discounts.  Please text Jackie Shirk 301-788-1390 of your swimmer(s) plan to attend this camp.  If you have any questions on the camp, I’m happy to help, please email kelly@warnagiris.org.

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

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