Weekly Email

Kelly Warnagiris


We are very happy to welcome 42 new swimmers to WST for our summer session.  Practice sessions are going well.  This week we are looking forward to VA Governor announcing the start of Phase 3.  As soon as the pools announce their plans we will communicate via email any practice session changes asap.  

We still have openings within several of our practice groups.  If you have any family or friends still interested in swimming this summer please ask them to email kelly.warnagiris@winchesterswimteam.com and register for their evaluation at this LINK.  

Please remind your swimmers to bring two 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....

  1. Login to OnDeck.
  2. Tap  > Membership > My Account.
  3. Tap UPDATE PROFILE at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Fill in SMS 1 or SMS 2 with the cell number and select your cell Carrier.
  5. Tap SAVE and it will send a verification text to that number.
  6. Once you open the message it will usually verify your number, but tap the link just to make sure.


Our annual parent meeting and board elections were held Tuesday, June 16th @ 6:00pm via online conference/zoom call.  


A follow up call is scheduled by team President Paul Warnagiris to review the board decision to change Coach Tag Grove's job description for Tuesday, June 23rd, 7:00pm.  Paul will describe the timeline and the events that lead up to this change.  Once complete he will open it up to Q&A for all parents.   Please join from a computer if possible as Paul will be sharing documents and artifacts from the process.  

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



All new team parents are invited to attend a call on Wednesday, June 24 @ 7:00pm to the review summer season.  All parents are invited.

Password: 885948
For the best audio experience, please use computer audio.
US: +1(470)8692200,,1496700557# (US East)
Meeting ID: 149 670 0557


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.  



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


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
14 - Board Meeting - location TBD 7:00pm



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. 



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

Click Here for USA Swimming FAQ

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




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


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



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