Weekly News

Kelly Warnagiris
Mar 4, 2019

Congratulations to our 13 and over swimmers who participated in the Virginia Swimming Senior Championships this past weekend at the Jeff Rouse Aquatic Center.   Our swimmers had a great meet!  Several personal bests and big drops in time.  We entered all the women’s relay events this year for the first time in many years.   #WSTPride

Saturday night at Senior Championships Virginia Swimmig recognized each graduating swimmer by calling their name and the university they plan to attend in the fall as they walked across the bulk head.  We would like to recognize our graduating seniors...  

Elizabette Macias - undecided

Stephanie Miller – Virginia Tech

Rachel Cavanagh – Virginia Tech

Mason Van Tassell – West Virginia University

This week our 14 and under swimmers head to VSI Age Group Championships in Christiansburg VA.  The meet psych sheets, warm up/timer assignments etc. have been posted to the meet event page.  The sign up for timers will be posted soon.

This week our 13 and overs who are not participating in NCSA in FL and who were at Senior Championships last weekend are on break returning Monday, March 11th.  Enjoy your time off and rest!  All 13 and overs who were on break last week and who did not attend Senior Champsionships DO have practice this week.

WST monthly board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13th, 6:30pm in the JBP pool lobby.

TODAY IS THE DEADLINE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR FIRST LONG COURSE MEET FOR 2019.  IT IS APRIL 12 - 14, IN STAFFORD, VA.  IT IS THE ONLY LONG COURSE MEET IN VIRGINIA SWIMMING FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL.  THE MEET WILL FILL UP THIS WEEK SO ENTRIES ARE NEEDED TODAY.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP BEFORE MIDNIGHT MONDAY 3/4/2019

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

     *YOGA is being moved to Monday’s March 11 to April 29, 2019,  6pm to 7pm, Lord Fairfax RM.  No YOGA for the month of May.  Will pick up again for summer session.

Spring Break - Jim Barnett Park Pool:

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.  CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

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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