Weekly News

Kelly Warnagiris
May 20, 2019

Congratulations to our WST Swimmers who participated in the 3 day STAT LC Invitational Swim meet this past weekend in Stafford, VA!!  

This week we continue our revised practice schedules due to the indoor pool closing at Jim Barnett Park.  Silver to Senior Practice Groups will practice today thru May 24 at these facilities...  CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES PRACTICE SCHEDULE TODAY THRU JUNE 10th (updated 5/20)

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 till May 30th

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

This coming weekend with the Memorial Day Weekend Holiday there will be no practice Saturday 5/25, Sunday 5/26 or Monday 5/27.  Practice for our Silver to Senior swimmers will begin at the outdoor pool at Jim Barnett park on Tuesday, May 28th.   

SUMMER PRACTICE SCHEDULE STARTING JUNE 10TH:

White and Blue Practice Groups: 

     Monday - Thursday 7:00pm to 8:30pm
 
Bronze Practice Group:

     Monday - Friday dryland 8:00am - 8:30am, swim 8:30am - 10:00am

     Monday - Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm

     Wednesday YOGA 7:00am – 8:00am
 
Silver, Gold and Senior Practice Groups:

     Monday and Friday dryland 7:00am – 7:30am, swim 7:30am – 10:00am

     Tuesday and Thursday dryland 7:30am - 8:00am, swim 8:00am – 10:00am

     Wednesday YOGA 7:00am – 8:00am, swim 8:00am – 10:00am

     Monday thru Thursday 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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 a Stroke & Turn Official Clinic TONIGHT Monday, 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.  We can also offer training on the Hytek computer, Chief Judge or Starter.  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 MAY 20th Clinic.  If you were unable to make the clinics and still interested please reach out to kelly@warnagiris.org

SPIRTIWEAR SALES (Deadline June 2nd):

Summer Spirit wear is here!  We have lots of great selections for warmer weather (I hear it will warm up at some point!) - and if it doesn't we even have a long sleeve t-shirt hoodie!  But we do have short sleeve shirts, tank tops, shorts, visors and YES - baseball hats!  Order online with the link below by June 2nd.  Orders will be shipped and then distributed approximately 3 weeks later.

https://www.selectspiritwear.com/shop4/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=961

Some helpful hints:
1 - Items are non-refundable so be sure to use the size chart for each product to get the right fit!
2 - The Tri-Blend shirts are by NextLevel - they are super soft - like your favorite shirt that's been washed a 1000 times. If you would like to see an example let Kelly Masters know.
3 - The twill baseball caps came highly recommended! Kelly Warnagiris has one in khaki if you would like to see in person
Any questions, please contact Kelly Masters at kellypmasters@gmail.com
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WST SWIM SUITE & GEAR BULK ORDER SALES (deadline May 26th):
We updated the Swim and Tri link on our website for WST team swim suits and gear from Arena.  If you place your order by May 26th your order will be bulk shipped to the team saving on shipping costs.   The shipment should arrive around June 20th.  Debra Warhol will distribute during swim practices.  More information on distribution will come as we get closer to the date.  

Our team is an Arena team and all swimmers should wear Arena brand suits at swim meets.  If you are new to the team this summer you are not required to purchase the team suit but asked to wear a suit with our team colors of navy blue and white.   

CLICK HERE FOR ARENA SWIM SUIT AND GEAR PAGE

CLICK HERE FOR ARENA SIZING CHART

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 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

Tuesday, June 4 - WST Board Meeting 6:30pm outdoor pool at JBP

Monday, June 10th - New Parent Meeting 7pm outdoor pool Jim Barnett Park

Tuesday, June 11th - Annual Board Elections and Ice Cream Social

Wednesday, June 12th - 

Thursday, June 13th - Swimmers leave for travel meet

Thursday, June 13th - Practice SC meet for all swimmers and parents new and experienced

Monday, June 17th - Tie Dye T-shirts morning and afternoon sessions

June 21 - 23 - WST Long Course Meet – Jim Barnett Park - all swimmers required to attend and parents to volunteer to help with donations and meet jobs (sign up will be out close to Memorial Day)

Wednesday, July 10th - SVSL Long Course Meet – 6pm warm ups, 7pm start

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

WST night at the Drive In – TBD

Tuesday, July 16th - Packs Spirit Night after SVSL meet

Tuesday, July 23rd - Cacapon State Park after morning practice around 11am

Saturday, July 27th - SVSL Championships Meet - Sherando Park

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 next board meeting will be Tuesday, June 4th, 7pm at the outdoor pool at Jim Barnett Park.  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:

Any family that will be out of town during our Long Course Meet and wants to coplete their volunteer responsibility per meet can do so by soliciting a sponsor.  Please CLICK HERE for our meet page with attached documents to help with finding a sponsior.  Please reach out to Tanya Bodinetz if you have any questions or need help with this process 540-398-8857,  tbodinetz@msn.com

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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