Weekly News

Kelly Warnagiris
Aug 11, 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 championship season our team should be proud of.  A first place finish at our summer league SVSL meet followed up by outstanding performances at USA Swimming East Coast Zones and NCSA Championships.  A big shout out to Grace Morgan for her Girls 13/14 1st place finish in the 800 Free, 2nd place finish in the 400 Free and 3rd place finish in the 1500 Free and 4th place in the 200 Free.  Lauren Masters brought home 6th in the Girls 13/14 50 Free, 7th in the 400 IM and 9th in the 100 Free.  Paul Warnagiris finished 3rd in the Boys 13/14 200 IM, 5th in the 400 IM and 10th in the 1500 Free.  #WSTPride.

Tomorrow 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.  


Monday thru Friday: 5:30am to 7:00am.

Monday:  Bronze 6:00pm to 7:30pm, Silver to Senior 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Tuesday:  4:00pm to 6:00pm

Wednesday:  Bronze 6:00pm to 7:30pm, Silver to Senior 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Thursday:  4:00pm to 6:00pm

Friday:  4:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturday:  9:00am to 11:00am

Sunday:  Bronze 3:00pm to 4:00pm, Silver to Senior 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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 August 20th 4:00pm and 28th 7:00pm.  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.



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 21 - New Parent Meeting – Jim Barnet Park 7:00pm

August 22 - New Parent Meeting - Jim Barnett Park 5:00pm

August 25 – Season Opening WST Family Picnic/Pool Party – Jim Barnett Park Outdoor Pool – 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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

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

September 9 - First Yoga Class - Silver, Gold and Senior Practice Groups 6:00pm

September 21 – Virginia Swimming Awards Celebration Kings Dominion (more info coming soon)

September 22 – Virginia Swimming Athlete Clinic with Olympian Richmond, VA (more info coming soon)

October 5/6 - First Short Course Swim Meet (more info coming soon)



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 Team Administrator