WST Weekly News

Kelly Warnagiris
Jun 3, 2019

Hello Parents,

This past weekend a small group of WST swimmers participated in the 757 Spring Splash at the Collegiate Aquatic Center in Richmond.  Our next long course meet will be the Travel meet scheduled for June 13 – 17.  In the mean time we have a number of events and meetings taking place over the next 10 days.  Please read over the calendar reminders so that you don’t miss any of these events.  Our first summer league swim meet is Tuesday, June 25th 6:00pm at Winchester Country Club.

This weeks practice schedule outdoor pool Jim Barnett Park June 3 to June 9...

Monday thru Friday (All Practice Groups) 7pm to 8:30pm

Monday thru Friday Silver to Senior Practice Groups 5:30am – 7:00am

Saturday 9am to 11am Silver to Senior Practice Groups



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


Tonight is the SVSL training for the new Dolfin watches 6:30pm at Stonebrook Country Club.  Summer League (SVSL) is also looking for parents to become officials for the SVSL league as a Stroke and Turn official or Hytek computer operator with our new Dolphin watches.  All you need is a 1.5 hour training session and a little homework and you should be ready to do.  Help is very much needed at all 6 SVSL meets.  Please email for more information.  Annual clinic for USA Swimming Officials is scheduled for September 2019.


Our annual WST hosted Long Course meet is 18 days 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 are available, please reserve your spots today, we need everyone's help.   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  Please contact Jennifer Lilly or Emily Simko  if you are interested in joining a committee. 

Any family that will be out of town during our Long Course Meet and wants to complete 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 sponsor.  Please reach out to Tanya Bodinetz if you have any questions or need help with this process 540-398-8857,


WST will be hosting a new swimmer evaluation session on Wednesday, June 12th at 7pm at the outdoor pool at JBP.  If you have any family or friends interested in swimming this summer with our team please ask them to sign up or email  Summer is the best time to have fun with summer league meets and figure out if your 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.


The WST nominating committee is still collecting applications for all positions on 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. APPLICATION TO JOIN THE BOARD OR COMMITTEE


Monday, June 3 - SVSL Computer Training - Dolfin Watches - Stonebrook Country Club 6:30pm

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

Monday, June 10th - New Parent Meeting 7:00pm outdoor pool Jim Barnett Park

Tuesday, June 11th - Annual Board Elections and Ice Cream Social 7:00pm

Wednesday, June 12th – New Swimmer Evaluations 7:00pm

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 link now available)

Wednesday, July 10th - SVSL Long Course Meet – 6pm warm ups, 7:00pm 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 11:00am

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

Have a great week!

Kelly Warnagiris

WST Secretary, Registrar & Officials Chair