Weekly News

Kelly Warnagiris

Parents,

This week 48 of our swimmers are participating in a fun mock swim meet vs. Sherando Park team at the Sherando pool.  10 and unders swim in the morning 9:00am and 11 and overs in the afternoon 1:00pm.  For those participating an email was sent out earlier today with updated information.  Please review information with your family and swimmers.  More information including arrival times will be sent out later this week.  If you have not signed up for a timer slot please do so asap, deadline is Wednesday, July 29th.  

Summer session will run through August 15th.  If your swimmer is interested in participating in the WST Long Course Invitational meet August 28 to 30, 2020 and is not planning to sign up for our year round program but wants to practice until August 28th, please email me and I'll send you the details.

 

2020 - 2021 REGISTRATION: (coming soon)

Just want to keep everyone in the loop, we are in a holding pattern at the moment.  We have several meetings this week trying to sort out what our fall practice schedule will look like at both pools.  Once we have a tentative practice schedule we will then open online registration to our swimmers who swam 2019 – 2020 year round program.  Then we will open to swimmers who swam the summer session with us and then if we have practice group openings will be made available to net new swimmers to the team. 

 

SPIRIT WEAR

Kelly Masters has been kind enough to volunteer to help our team with Spirit wear sales.  She is currently gathering  suggestions from parents on what they would like to purchase.  Please send your ideas to kelly.masters@winchesterswimteam.com.  Looking at a tentative September sales block.  

 

SOCIAL CALENDAR

Covid has definitely put a damper on our social calendar this year.  If you have any ideas for the social committee or if you are interested in helping plan a social event please email kelly.masters@winchesterswimteam.com.  

 

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

 
August
 
1 - Frederick County Parks and Rec Mock Meet - Sherando Park Outdoor Pool (2 sessions)
 
11 - Tentative Monthly Board Meeting 7:00pm @ JBP pool (grass area outside pool)
 
15  - Last day  of Summer Session
 
28 - 30 WST Long Course Invitational Meet (All WST swimmers should attend)

 

 

WST LONG COURSE MEET - AUGUST 28 - 30, 2020:

Our LC committees are working hard to adjust update our meet invitation.  Once we get our sanction approved we will start sending out updated information.  Currently we are planning on a 3 day meet Fri/Sat/Sun.  2 or more sessions per day.  Approximately 2 - 4 teams all within Covid guidelines.   We will send out more information as soon as some things are finalized.   If you plan to attend please sign up on the meet page by clicking on EDIT COMMITMENT.

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. 

 

 

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