Weekly News

Kelly Warnagiris
Jul 29, 2019

Hello Parents,

WST Mission Statement: ​The mission of the Winchester Swim Team is to provide a diverse program which supports and encourages swimmers of all levels, and which promotes a sense of sportsmanship, healthy competition, and team spirit.

WST Vision Statement: ​The Winchester Swim Team (WST) seeks to always operate in an atmosphere where all swimmers feel welcomed, encouraged, and supported in achieving their goals. In addition, the WST seeks to develop a team spirit among family members, as well as swimmers, through continuing to educate them in the sport of swimming and always encouraging families to volunteer in support of their swimmers, their team, and their sport.

What a great weekend for WST swimmers.  For the first time in 8 years WST wins the SVSL Championship meet on Saturday.  Congratulations to all our swimmers who trained so hard this summer to pull out this BIG win!

In addition, WST had a very strong showing at Virginia Swimming Long Course Age Group Championships in Christiansburg, VA.  Many personal best times!!  8 swimmers 22 events in finals!! 

Our team is officially on a break from practice, except for swimmers heading to Zones or NCSA.

Our Bronze, Silver 2, Silver 1, Gold 2, Gold 1 and Senior Practice Groups will start their 2019 - 2020 season on Monday, August 12th at the outdoor pool at Jim Barnett Park.  Bronze 6pm, all other Practice Groups 7pm.

Our White and Blue Practice Groups will start their 2019 - 2020 season on Tuesday, September 3rd at the Westminster Canterbury pool.  White 5pm, Blue 5:45pm.

If you have not completed your online registration for the 2019 - 2020 season, please do so asap.  All swimmers need to be registered before starting practice for the new season.  Several Practice Groups are full so please register asap.


New Swimmer Evaluations are scheduled for July 29th, August 20th and 28th.  If you have not registered, please do so asap.   Space within each practice group cannot be guaranteed at this point, it is on a first come first serve basis for current and new swimmers.  With that said we will do everything we can to accommodate all swimmers needs.


Tuesday, July 30th Monthly Board Meeting 6:30pm.

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)

August 21st - New Parent Meeting – Jim Barnet Park

September 4 – New Parent Meeting – Westminster Canterbury 5:45pm

September 5 – New Parent Meeting – Westminster Canterbury 5:45pm


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 the week of September 23,2019.


You can order suits online from the link on our homepage. LINK  We will schedule our next fitting in the fall September.

Have a great week!

Kelly Warnagiris


WST Secretary, Registrar & Officials Chair



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