Weekly News

Kelly Warnagiris
Jul 15, 2019

Hello Parents,

Hope that our families that attended the VSI North Summer Awards meet had an enjoyable time!  There were some great swims and times posted for personal bests by many WST swimmers! 

Online Registration for year-round program will continue through this Wednesday, July 17th.   If you have not registered, please do so asap.  After the 17th we will open up registration to new swimmers with practice schedule selection on a first come first serve basis. 

Tonight, is the annual WST trip to the Winchester Family Drive In to see the new Spiderman movie.  Swimmers attending the movie can practice 7pm to 8pm tonight.  Those not attending the movie can practice 7pm to 8:30pm.  Gates open 8pm and some parents will go early to reserve some spots so cars can be together as much as possible.  CLICK HERE FOR THE EVENT PAGE AND FULL INFORMATION

Tonight 9pm is the deadline to sign up for VSI Eastern Zone Team.  Full information including qualifying information can be found on the Virginia Swimming Zone Team Website.  

Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 16th is our next SVSL swim meet at home vs. Stonebrook Country Club.  Swimmers should arrive 5:30pm, Warm ups 6:00pm, Meet starts 6:30pm.  Parents if you have not signed up for a job please do so today.  CLICK HERE FOR SIGN UP  After the meet those families that are interested can meet at Packs Dairy Corner for a treat post meet.  CLICK HERE FOR PACKS INFO

Thursday thru Sunday 10 WST swimmers (6 last year) will head to Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA for the annual Virginia Swimming Long Course Senior Championships.  The fastest 13 and over swimmers in the state will compete over the 4 days.  Best of luck to our team members!!! #WSTPride  Meet timeline, psych sheet, warm up/timer assignments will be posted asap.

The SVSL Championship meet invitation should be available soon.  This year they are adjusting the format to one session Saturday morning.  Swimmers with qualifying times will participate.  As soon as we receive the meet invitation, we will post the job sign up for our team.

CALENDAR REMINDERS:

July 20th - SVSL WST @ Clearbrook

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

July 23rd - WST Board meeting 6:30pm JBP outdoor pool

July 25 – 28 VSI Age Group Championships – Christiansburg, VA

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)

WANT TO BE A SVSL, HIGH SCHOOL OR USA SWIMMING OFFICIAL??:

Help is 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.

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

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