Weekly Email

Kelly Warnagiris

WST Families,

Wednesday is the deadline to sign up for this weekend's SVSL meet @ Sherando Park.  This weekend is also the Keystone Firecracker Classic Long Course meet in Carlisle, PA.  Meet information will be posted to the meet page as we recieve it from the host team.

Reminders:

1 - Get your Raffle #12 rickets now for the 700 Traeger 780 with WiFIRE technology. CLICK HERE to purchase your 1 in 100 ticket.

2 - All swimmers should bring a damp white t-shirt in a zip lock bag with their name on the bag to practice for the Tie Dye activity after morning and evening practice sessions. The theme for the SVSL championship meet is Tie Dye where swimmers can wear their creations.

3 - A team spirit night is scheduled for Wednesday, June 29th at Packs Cones and More on Rt. 522 just past the Apple Market. Hope to see you all out for a nice summer treat. A % of the proceeds from the entire day goes back to WST. Thank you Faye Thompson for setting up this up!

 

NEW BOARD MEMBERS:

Thank you to all our families who came out for the annual board elections and Ice Cream social last Thursday.  Please send out a congratluations and thank you to the new WST Board President Todd Pill and Vice President Jackie Shirk.  Also a big thank you to our outgoing President Paul Warnagiris and Vice President Michelle Irgens.  The official change over will take place July 1st.  

*President - Todd Pillo

*Vice President - Jackie Shirk

*Treasurer - Tiffany Lugo

*Secretary - Faye Thompson

*Member at Large - Viktoriya Startseva

The team also has several committees looking for members including Fundraising, Social and Long Course Meet.  A position on a committee is always a great starting point for getting involved.  If you are interested in helping to shape & determine the direction of our team, we encourage you to attend the monthly board meetings and fill out an application for the board or committee. CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION

 

SUMMER AWARDS LONG COURSE MEET REGISTRATION:

Meet Event Page.

We are in the process of making arrangements for transportation to and from the Stafford pool for the Summer Awards Meet July 8 - 10, 2022.  Please stay tuned for more informaiton in the coming days.

 

WST T-SHIRTS, TOWELS & BUCKET HATS:

My online order form was deleted from the website with all the custom towel infomraiton so we will need to redo the orders and extend the delivery time for the order.  If you previously ordered online please refill out your information for both the towels and bucket hats. 

Please email [email protected] if you are interested or have any questions.  

  

 

2 For 2 Foundation:

     

www.2for2foundation.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/2for2foundation

SIGN UP NOW for the World Record Events on October 29th for the largest Human Ice Cream Cone to consist of swimmers past and current.  All proceeds from these events will go towards the building of the new Aquatic Center and Ice Rink.  And your name till be displayed on the wall of the new facility as a contributor.

2 For 2 mission is to develop and maintain swim and ice skating facilities to provide athletic, educational and recreational centers to the community.

  1. Incorporated September 29, 2021 with the Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission. 501(c)(3) non-profit

  2. 100% of all fundraising goes to the mission and stays local.

  3. Volunteers are asked to give their time, talent and/or treasure. All volunteer run. No office, no rent, no paid employees.

  4. Model is to be a public/private regional partnership with the local government.

  5. Will attempt 2 large Guinness World records for first time in our area, October 29, 2022.

  6. Proud member of Top of Virginia Regional Chamber and membership paid by a donor.

  7. Will produce inclusive, state-of-the-art facilities. We work with Access Independence to ensure 100% accessibility.

  8. Partners with Winchester Swim Team.

  9. Friends of 2 For 2 support fundraising for the mission.

    10.Our goal is to serve our kids and our kids’ kids and prevent net zero debt related to the facilities.

WST is a proud partner of the 2 For 2 Foundation.

 

SWIM CAMP RECOMMENDATION:

Our team have been invited to attend Fitter and Fasters Potomac Summer Swim Camp Series taking place at Westleigh Recreation Center August 1-16!

 

Each camp is a valuable opportunity for your swimmer to work with Olympians and other high level clinicians as a complement to their training! CLICK HERE for details and registration

There will be two sessions each day, one for swimmers ages 11 and under and one for swimmers ages 12 and older. The curriculum each day will be: 

BUTTERFLY RACING CAMP – August 1 & 2, 2022

BREASTSTROKE RACING CAMP– August 4 & 5, 2022

BACKSTROKE RACING CAMP – August 8 & 9, 2022

FREESTYLE RACING CAMP – August 11 & 12, 2022

COMPREHENSIVE TURNS & UNDERWATERS CAMP – August 15 & 16, 2022
 

Click here for the curriculum and to sign up asap.

 

If you have any questions about the sessions email Michael Plantamura at [email protected] 

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

All communication, billing, meet sign-up and schedule changes are done via the WST website: www.winchesterswimteam.com.   Although parts of the website will be accessible to the public, you must provide WST with an e-mail address to gain access to the “team only” areas.  Once your registration information has been entered into the system and approved you will receive an email with directions to sign into the website and verify your account information. PLEASE do this as soon as possible.  You do not want to miss any important information.  We encourage you to check your email and the website at least once a week.  It includes a calendar, news, contact info, forms, and membership data.  In addition to email we also use text messaging to communicate any last-minute practice changes due to unexpected weather.  Our website is a continuous work in progress.  If you have any suggestions or concerns, please contact [email protected]  We are always open to suggestions for improving the site.  WST Coaches Contact & Information Page.

WST BOARD MEMBERS & COMMITTEES starting July 1, 2022:

President - Todd Pillo - 304-579-5612 – todd.pillo@winchesterswimteam.com

Vice President -  Jackie Shirk - 301-788-1390 – jackie.shirk@winchesterswimteam.com  

Secretary/Officials Chair – Faye Thompson – 540-667-7251 – [email protected]

Treasurer – Tiffanie Lugo – 304-579-7418 – [email protected]   

Member at Large – Viktoriya Startseva – 571-363-8011 – [email protected]

Long Course Meet Director – 

Volunteer Coordinator – Jackie Shirk – 301-788-1390 – [email protected]

 

VSI JUNIOR ATHLETE REPRESENTATIVE ELECTION:

The WST Board is happy to announce our Athlete Representative for the 2022 - 2023 season.

Lead - Lauren Masters (senior)

Andrew Thompson (senior)

Grace Morgan (junior)

Congratulations ladies and gentlemen!  

 

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

JUNE:

29 - Tie Dye Activity after practice AM and PM practice sessions in the grass outside the pool

29 - Packs Ice Cream Spirit Night till 10pm - Rt. 522 west, just past the Apple Market on the left

JULY:

1 - 3 Keystone Aquatics Firecracker Classic Long Course Meet - Carlisle, PA

2 - SVSL WST @ Sherando - Stephens City, VA

5 - SVSL Clearbrook @ WST - Jim Barnett Park

8 - 10 VSI Northern District Summer Awards LC Championship Meet - Stafford, VA

12 - SVSL WST @ Stonebrook

14 - 17 VSI Senior Long Course Championship Meet - Lynchburg, VA

20 – Tentative Drive in Movie Night

21 - 24 VSI Age Group Long Course Championship Meet - Christiansburg, VA

24 - Aug. 1st ISCA Summer Senior Blast LC Meet - St. Petersburg, FL (travel meet)

30 - SVSL Championship Meet - Sherando Park, Stephens City, VA

AUGUST:

3 - 6 ISCA Summer Elite Showcase LC Meet - St. Petersburg, FL

15 - Start of the 2022 - 2023 Short Course Season

 

 

RECOMMENDED APPS FOR PARENTS & SWIMMERS TO USE:

On Deck - This is our team website app.  Please log in with your username and password for your WST website account.   This app is recommended instead of using your browser on your phone.  https://apps.apple.com/us/app/ondeck/id292507219

Deck Pass - Deck Pass is the official mobile application of USA Swimming.  https://apps.apple.com/us/app/deck-pass/id471405732

Search for your swimmers times - USA Swimming - https://www.usaswimming.org/Times/individual-times-search

Meet Mobile - app used at all swim meets to show heat sheets, results and more. https://apps.apple.com/us/app/meet-mobile-swim/id422154977

 

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

703-283-9121

[email protected]

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