Weekly News

Kelly Warnagiris
Jul 1, 2019

Hello Parents,

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and that our families that attended the SVSL summer league meet at Clarke County hope you all had an enjoyable time! 

On Thursday due to the 4th of July Holiday swimmers we will swim during morning practice only.  No evening practice on July 4th.  White & Blue Practice groups will swim 8:30am to 10am.  Bronze 8am to 10am. Silver 2 to Senior 7:30am to 10:00am.

During this week’s SVSL meet we host Sherando at the Jim Barnett Park Saturday, July 6th.  Arrival time 7:30am, warm ups 8am, meet starts 8:30am.  Deadline to sign up for this meet is Wednesday, July 3rd.  Parents if you have not signed up for a job for this meet please do so asap. CLICK HERE FOR JOB SIGN UP Timers are needed as well as Volunteer Coordinator, Heat Timer, Ribbons, Set Up, Stroke and Turn Officials and Clerk of Course. 

Friday, July 5th is the deadline to sign up for the SVSL long course meet, Wednesday, July 10th 5:30pm. 

Job Sign Up links are posted for ALL SVSL meets except for the championship meet.  Please sign up your swimmers and sign up parents for jobs asap.  Also please sign up for the fun SVSL long course meet, July 10 @ 5:30pm at Jim Barnett Park.

How to register for an SVSL meet....  Click on "EDIT COMMITMENT" > click on "YES" under the pull down window > click "SAVE".  Our coaches will pick events for all swimmers which they will receive after warms ups the day of the meet.   All WST swimmers should participate in these fun meets.  Also parents please click on "SIGN UP" to help out with timing and other jobs at these meets. 

2019 - 2020 REGISTRATION:

Online Registration for year-round program will be open to current team members 7/10/2019 - 7/17/2019.  Our coaches will send out the updated Practice Group Roster before online registration opens.  After 7/17/2019 we will open up registration to new team members. 2019 - 2020 ROSTER

OFFICIALS TRAINING:

Help is very much needed at all 6 SVSL meets for computer operators and Stroke and Turn officials.  With a one-hour training and a little homework you could be ready to help us on deck.  Please email kelly@warnagiris.org for more information.  Annual clinic for USA Swimming Officials is scheduled for September 2019.

CALENDAR REMINDERS:

July 4 morning practice only, all WST swimmers (White/Blue 8:30am – 10am) – NO EVENING PRACTICE DUE TO HOLIDAY

July 6 - SVSL Sherando @ WST

July 10th - SVSL Long Course Meet @ JBP – arrive 5:30pm

July 10 – July 17 – WST Online Registration for 2019 – 2020

July 14 - Deadline to sign up for Senior Champs and Age Group Championships

July 15 - Deadline to sign up for Zone Championships 9pm

July 15 - WST Night at the Family Drive In - Stephens City, VA SPIDERMAN (after evening practice) 

July 16 - SVSL Stonebrook @ WST with stop at Packs Dairy Corner Spirit Night after the meet - Rt. 7.

July 20th - SVSL WST @ Clearbrook

July 23rd - Cacapon State Park after morning practice around 11:00am

July 27th - SVSL Championships Meet - Sherando Park

August 12th – start of 2019 – 2020 season for Bronze, Silver 2, Silver 1, Gold and Senior practice Groups (Jim Barnett Park pool)

September 3rd – start of 2019 – 2020 season for White and Blue Practice Groups (Westminster Canterbury Pool)

UPDATE YOUR CELL PHONE NUMBERS FOR TEXT MESSAGES:   During the summer we use the text messaging system often to give last-minute weather-related messages.  Please confirm that you have added your cell phone number to the SMS section of your profile along with your cell phone carrier.  They will send you a 4 digit verification code you need to enter into your profile.  Then you should be good to go.  Click on "MY ACCOUNT" > "MY ACCOUNT" > enter cell phone number in SMS field > click green "SAVE" button in upper right corner of the page.

ARENA SWIMSUIT FITTING AND ORDERING:

If you missed the visit from Swim and Tri you can still order suits online from the link on our homepage.   LINK  We will schedule our next fitting in the fall Sept/Oct time frame.

Have a great week!

Kelly Warnagiris

kelly@warnagiris.org

WST Secretary, Registrar & Officials Chair

703-283-9121