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Kelly Warnagiris

Parents, This week our team heads to its first open water meet in quite some time. This Sunday 14 of our swimmers will participate in the East Coast Open Water Championship hosted by the Virginia Gators through ISCA. This Wednesday these swimmers will do an open water practice session at our local Lake Holiday 9:30am to 11:30am. Instructions for this practice were emailed earlier today. If you have any questions or concerns please email kelly.warnagiris@winchesterswimteam.com. Swimmers should plan to arrive at Lake Holiday no later than 9am Wednesday morning. Coach...

Kelly Warnagiris

Parents, What a wonderful weekend swimming at the Hanover Happy Invitational meet in Stafford this weekend. Overall everyone looked great in the water. The process and flow of the meet worked and our swimmers and parents were able to have fun and move forward in the right direction safely. Our next indoor short course meet is unknown as teams are trying to figure out how to run their meets within the new Covid format. Some teams have many swimmers (400 to 900) So as you can imagine how do they...

Kelly Warnagiris

Parents, This week our team heads to the Jeff Rouse Swim & Sport Center, Stafford, VA for a meet hosted by Hanover Swim Team. So far the session timeline has been posted to the meet page on the WST website. Also posted is the traffic flow chart for the facility. Parents and spectators are only permitted in the facility to observe their swimmers and then must exit to the outdoors. Swimmers will sit in the bleachers with their team with social distancing. They are running one session per day (Sat/Sun)....

Kelly Warnagiris

Parents, Couple of reminders for this week.... First our transition to the indoor pools have been going smoothly. If you are swimming at the Strasburg pool please note the address is for the Ramada Hotel 35 Brandy Ct. The pool is in a separate stand alone building past the Ramada Hotel on the hill. Our practice schedule is posted on our website under the "Practice Schedule" tab > Click on Short Course This schedule will be in place until the number of swimmers permitted at each practice @ the JBP...

Kelly Warnagiris

Parents, A big thank you to all our WST families who helped to make our long course meet a success during these challenging times. Would like to highlight some essential contributions from meet director Emily Simko, Volunteer Coordinator Heather Snapp, Hospitality Lisa Wilfong and Concessions Bette Marchese. Pulling off a meet like this cannot happen without the support of our team families volunteering for set up, break down, meet marshals, timers and many more. Thank you all for your time and support of our team, our swimmers and this great...

Kelly Warnagiris

Parents, Thank you all for your quick responses and help turning around our registration for the 2020 - 2021 season last week!! This week we are in the process of registering new swimmers to the team. Also this week we host our first swim meet since March. Our team is hosting VSTP and the Tsunami's for a 3 day sanctioned long course meet. Thank you all who have signed up for donations and on deck help as a timer, marshal, concessions, hospitality etc. If you have not signed up please...

Kelly Warnagiris

Parents, Registration week is here. Today through midnight Wednesday, August 19th, swimmers who participated in the 2019 - 2020 season should log into their account and register for the 2020 - 2021 season. This is really important to complete within this time period as we will need to open registration to our summer swimmers and new team members based upon space availability. If you do not register we will assume your are not planning to participate in the 2020 - 2021 season. We are working under unusual circumstances due to...

Kelly Warnagiris

Parents, First I would like to thank you all for your patience as we work through the planning of the 2020 - 2021 season. Normally by this time registration would be well on it's way. This year due to Covid, many moving pieces and many unknowns we have been forced to hold off on registration for our year round program. If all goes well this week we hope to open online registration to our swimmers from the 2019 - 2020 season on Monday, August 17th @ 12:00pm thru Friday, August...

Kelly Warnagiris

Parents, Congratulations to all our swimmers and families who participated in our first swim meet in 5 months on Saturday at the Sherando Park pool. So many smiles on deck and happy folks enjoying an outdoor swim meet. It was a great day. Many thanks to the team at Frederick County Parks and Rec for stepping up and allowing our swimmers to race in a fun end of summer swim meet!! The meet results are posted on our SVSL page CLICK HERE. Next up is our WST Long Course Meet...