Weekly News

Kelly Warnagiris


Practice at the Clearbrook Pool is cancelled tonight, Monday, July 13th.  At this time we are not sure of the issue.  The park said they would be in touch asap with an update.  Email/Text updates will be sent out as soon as information is available.  

Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 14th our monthly board meeting will be held in the grass area outside the Jim Barnett Park pool @ 7:00pm.  All WST families are welcome.  Please bring a chair from home.  

New this week Gold 2 Practice Group will have dryland program 6:00pm to 6:30pm Tuesday and Thursday's.

We are currently following the Phase 3 practice schedule at the Jim Barnett Park and Clearbrook Park pools.... CLICK HERE FOR POSTED SCHEDULE

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

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 during practice sessions by Kelly Warnagiris.   If you are interesteted in purchasing a WST t-shirt please email kelly.warnagiris@winchesterswimteam.com  Shirts are $5 with limited supplies in each type of shirt.  Once they run out we will not be placing new orders until the fall. CLICK HERE FOR T-SHIRT OPTIONS

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


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

14 - Board Meeting - Jim Barnett Park grass outside the pool entrance 7:00pm
1 - Frederick County Parks and Rec Mock Meet - Sherando Park Outdoor Pool
28 - 30 Tentative Date for WST Long Course Meet




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.  





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


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