Weekly Email

Kelly Warnagiris

Parents,

Week 3 of Phase 2 practice.  We are so excited to welcome 28 new swimmers to WST for our summer season.  Our next evaluation session will be this Wednesday, June 17th 7:05pm at the outdoor pool at Jim Barnett Park.  Please ask potential new swimmers to register for their evaluation at this LINK.  

We look forward to hearing what Phase 3 will bring and what new opportunities we will have for the rest of the summer.

Please remind your swimmers to bring a water bottle to practice as we do not have access to the water fountain during Phase 2.  

Please review the RETURN TO SWIM PROCEDURES with your swimmers prior to coming to the pool. 

Also please make sure your cell phone numbers are "Verified" so that you will be able to receive last minute text message for delayed or cancelled practice sessions due to summer thunderstorms.  

For our year round swimmers who have not returned to practice and would like to please email kelly.warnagiris@winchesterswimteam.com for your schedule. 

  

ANNUAL BOARD ELECTIONS:

Our annual parent meeting and board elections are schedule as a conference call for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 16th @ 6:00pm.  

CLICK HERE FOR MEETING AGENDA 

Please log into the call from your home computer or download the Ring Central App if you plan to log in from your phone or tablet.

All WST parents should join the call.

The main focus for the call is summer season information, reminders and the election of the 2020 - 2021 board of directors. 

The WST nominating committee's slate of candidates include...

President: Paul Warnagiris (Second Term)

Vice President: Michelle Irgens (Second Term)

Treasurer: Elizabeth Espinoza (Third Term)

Secretary: Faye Thompson (New candidate with prior WST board experience)

Member at Large: Kelly Masters (New candidate with prior WST board experience)

Open Committee Chair positions:

Social

Fundraising

Volunteer Coordinator

Meet Director

Topic: WST Annual Parent Meeting and Board Elections

Time: Jun 16, 2020 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1491875307

If you plan to log in from your phone please download the Ring Central App...

Or iPhone one-tap :

           +1(470)8692200,,1491875307# (US East)

Or Telephone:

           +1(470)8692200 (US East)

    Meeting ID: 149 187 5307

 

 

WST LONG COURSE MEET NEW TENTATIVE DATE AUGUST 28 - 30, 2020:

We have requested a new date for the annual WST Long Course meet at Jim Barnett Park.  Please put this on your calendar.  There are several important pieced that need to fall into place for this to happen but we are hoping for the best.  

WST LC Meet 2020 tab at the top of our WST homepage. 

Please contact our meet director emily.simko@winchesterswimteam.com  if you are interested in joining a committee.  

CLICK HERE FOR WST LONG COURSE PARENT NEWSLETTER

 

DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR (All dates are tentative and subject to change):

June

16 - Annual Elections (online) - 6:00pm

17 - New Swimmer Evaluations - Jim Barnett Park Outdoor Pool 7:05pm to 8:30pm

23- Meeting with Paul to review coaching changes 7:00pm (online)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1497910663

For the best audio experience, please use computer audio.
US: +1(470)8692200,,1497910663# (US East)
Meeting ID: 149 791 0663
 
24 - New Parent Meeting - 7:00pm - (online) For any new WST parent Q&A session
Password: 885948
 
For the best audio experience, please use computer audio.
US: +1(470)8692200,,1496700557# (US East)
Meeting ID: 149 670 0557
 

 

ATHLETE PROTECTION TRAINING:

Athletes are required to complete the APT within 30 days of their 18th birthday. An automatically generated email is sent from USA Swimming 30 days prior to that day, on their birthday and 30 days following it. Because of this, it is most important that we have the athlete’s email address in SWIMS, not just the family email address. In December, SWIMS was modified to identify if an athlete’s 30 day APT grace period expires during a swim meet and, if so, none of the athlete’s times for that meet will be entered into SWIMS. Bottom line: the athlete must complete the APT prior to the first day of the meet in order for the times to count. 

 

12 & UNDER TECH SUIT BAN:

Starting September 1, 2020 the new USA Swimming Tech Suit Ban policy will go into effect. 

Click Here for USA Swimming FAQ

NEW WST SWIMSUIT FOR SALE:

Size 28 - please email patrick.johnston79@gmail.com

If you are interested in a WST Beach Towel please email kelly.warnagiris@winchesterswimteam.com.  Cost is $25

Check out our new rain pull overs available from Swim & Tri from our website...  http://www.swimandtri.com/Scripts/Charles_River_WST_Rain_Pullover_w_Logo_Product20807.aspx

 

 

WST FUNDRAISING:

SMILE.AMAZON.COM

If you shop amazon.com please help our team by using the smile.amazon.com link.  Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.  Support WST by shopping at smile.amazon.com.  The donations adds up over time.   ABOUT AMAZON SMILE

SPLASH CARDS:

During registration all WST families paid a $90 fee for our annual fundraiser of Splash Cards.  These merchant discount cards were distributed at our Christmas Party at JBP.  If you did not receive your cards or would like extra cards to sell please email kelly.warnagiris@winchesterswimteam.com  we can make arrangements to meet for pickup during swim practices

 

WST EMBROIDERY:

Several parents have inquired about getting their swimmers parkas or backpacks embroidered locally.  You have the option of purchasing these items online from Swim and Tri which come pre-embroidered.  Another option is to purchase the item and then take to Spider Embroidery who can add the team logo to your garments for an additional fee.  

Spider Embroidery: Stephanie Edwards – (540) 454-7039 – 126 Mill Race Dr, Winchester, VA

The back-flap parka logo is 8” x 5.5” and the front pocket logo is 5” x 3.5”.   The smaller logo can also be used on the top of the backpack.

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!!

Kelly Warnagiris

WST Team Administrator & Officials Chair

kelly.warnagiris@winchesterswimteam.com

703-283-9121