Weekly News

Kelly Warnagiris

Parents,

Our coaches are working on the Phase 3 practice schedule and guidelines that will go into effect this Friday, July 3, 2020.  On Friday the only practice will be Friday morning at Jim Barnett Park.  There will not be practice Friday evening 7/3 plus Saturday 7/4 or Sunday 7/5 mornings.   As soon as our coaches finalize the Phase 3 schedule a separate email will be sent to all team members.

Tuesday, July 7th YOGA will return hosted by Caroline Felix with Shine Yoga.  Classes will be in the grass area outside the Jim Barnett Park pool.  Please bring an extra towel or your yoga mat.   Swimmers in the Silver, Gold and Senior practice groups should plan to attend.   Classes will run every Tuesday, 7:00am thru August 11, 2020.  

Please remind your swimmers to social distance while at swim practice and yoga.  Thank you.

For our new team members the WST t-shirt and swim caps that are part of your registration package will be distributed soon to swimmers durinig practice sessions by Kelly Warnagiris.  

 

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

July
 
3 - Phase 3 Practice Schedule Starts - morning  practice only at JBP pool
 
4 - No practice
 
5 - No practice
 
7 - YOGA - Jim Barnett Park grass area 7:00am to 8:00am (Silver, Gold and Senior swimmers)
 
14 - Board Meeting - location TBD 7:00pm
 
August
 
28 - 30 Tentative Date for WST Long Course Meet

 

 

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

 

 

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

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

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