Weekly News

Kelly Warnagiris
May 13, 2019

Conagratulations to our WST Swimmers who participated in the SNOW Spring Classic Swim meet this past weekend in Sterling, VA!! 

This week our swimmers head to the Jeff Rouse Aquatic Center for the STAT Long Course Invitation Meet.  This meet is a 3 day meet Friday/Saturday/Sunday with 12 and unders in the morning session and 13 and overs in the afternoon session followed by distance each day.  The session timelines, psych sheet and updated warm up schedule will be posted by Wednesday of this week. 

JIM BARNETT PARK INDOOR POOL CLOSURE:

This week we continue our revised practice schedules due to the pool closing at Jim Barnett Park.  Silver to Senior Practice Groups will practice today thru 6 to 24 at these facilities...

NEW - additional days at the Round Hill pool have been added for May 20, 22 and 24, 7pm to 8:30pm

1 - Signal Knob Recreation Center - 35 Brandy Ct in Strasburg (17 mi. from Jim Barnett pool)

2 - Round Hill Aquatic Center - 17010 Evening Star Dr. in Round Hill (25 mi. from Jim Barnett pool)

3 - Valley Health Wellness Center - 401 Campus Blvd (4 mi. from Jim Barnett pool)

White and Blue swimmers will remain on their normal schedule at Westminster Canterbury May 6 - 30.

Bronze swimmers will swim at Westminster Canterbury Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 7pm - 8pm thru May 29.   

CLICK HERE FOR SILVER TO SENIOR PRACTICE SCHEDULE (updated 5/13/2019)

OFFICIALS TRAINING:

Looking to become a SVSL or HIGH SCHOOL swim official?  This is the best time to get your feet wet (literally) and help our local swim community and team during the upcoming summer league meets.  SVSL if hosting 2 Stroke and Turn Official Clinics TONIGHT - Monday, May 13th and May 20th in the Arts and Craft room at Jim Barnett Park, 7pm to 8:30pm.   This training will also prepare you to be a High School Stroke and Turn Official. You do not have to attend both classes.  On May 20th we will also offer training on the Hytek computer as well as Chief Judge or Starter training.  Please email kelly@warnagiris.org with any questions.  Training and Clinic for USA Certified Officials will be offered September 2019. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE MAY CLINICS

SUMMER REGISTRATION:

Our coaches are currently offering new swimmer evaluations for Spring/Summer sessions.  Please email kelly@warnagiris.org if you have any family or friends interested in an evaluation.  Full information on our evaluation and registration process can be found at our team website.  Summer is the best time to have fun with summer league meets and figure out if swimmers would be interested in the year-round program.  2019 - 2020 Online Registration for year-round program is scheduled for 7/10/2019 - 7/17/2019.

CALENDAR REMINDERS:

Monday, May 13th – SVSL Official Training 7pm to 8:30pm – JBP Arts and Craft Room

Monday, May 13th - Deaadline to sign up for the SNOW Long Course Invitational Meet - Sterling, VA 

Monday, May 20th - SVSL Official Training 7pm to 8:30pm - JBP Arts and Craft Room

Saturday, May 25th to Monday May 27th - Memorial Day Weekend – NO PRACTICE

Wednesday, May 29th - WST Board Meeting 6:30pm - location TBD.

2019 - 2020 Online Registration for year-round program 7/10/2019 - 7/17/2019

2018-19 WST BOARD MEMBERS:

The WST nominating committee has collected applications for the 2019 – 2020 board and its committees.   Board positions run a term of July 1 - June 30.   Elections will be held Tuesday, June 11th at the annual Parent Meeting 7:00pm JBP outdoor pool.  We have several committees looking for members including Fundraising, Social, Long Course Meet, Volunteer Coordinator and Spiritwear/Swimwear.  A position on a committee is always a great starting point for getting involved.  If you are interested in helping to shape & determine the direction of our team, we encourage you to attend our monthly board meetings (3rd Wed. of each month) next board meeting will be Wednesday, May 29th, 6:30pm, location TBD.  All parents are always welcome.

LONG COURSE TRAVEL MEET:

More information will be available after May 20th on where our team will be traveling to this summer.  We were unable to get into the Tennessee meet due to pool renovations.  Meet and location TBD June 13 – 17, 2019.  If your swimmer(s) is/are interested, please reach out to kelly@warnagiris.org with questions.

WST LONG COURSE MEET JUNE 21 – 23, 2019:

Our annual WST hosted Long Course meet is 10 weeks away.  This home-base meet is our only hosted meet in the Jim Barnett Park outdoor 50-meter pool, June 21 - 23, 2019.  It is our team’s biggest fundraiser.   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.   The online Volunteer and Donation sign ups will be available round Memorial Day weekend.  Please contact Jennifer Lilly or 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 found in the parent handbook and reviewed during online registration… CLICK HERE FOR WST LONG COURSE PARENT NEWSLETTER

I’m happy to help, please email kelly@warnagiris.org.

Have a great week!

Kelly Warnagiris

WST Secretary, Officials Chair

703-283-9121

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