Dear VJO Swimmers and
Neptune Swim Meet
The weather was hot and our
team’s swims were even hotter. Last weekend our team
attended the Neptune Swimming C/B/A Meet at the Finley Aquatics
Center in Santa Rosa. Even though we had small numbers, our
swimmers had tons of outstanding swims and times!
It was amazing to see that we
had more new A time standards achieved than swimmers attending the
meet. Our team had 11 new B time standards achieved, 33 new A
time standards achieved, and 1 new Junior Olympic time standard
achieved. The swimmers on our team to achieve the most new A times
were Daniel Chavez (12), Darren Chavez (12), and Luke Arechy (16).
These three boys achieved 4-5 new A times a piece.
A big congratulation goes to
Maya Hunter (9) for achieving her first ever Junior Olympic time
standard in the 9-10 50 Free with a time of 32.09. Maya will
now be joining our team’s 14 & Unders at the 2012 Winter
Junior Olympic Championships in Morgan Hill, CA this
Our coaches would also like
to give a great big THANK YOU to Alan Augst and Erik Keilholtz for
traveling all the way to the Santa Rosa meet to volunteer as Stroke
and Turn officials when their kids weren’t even swimming in
the meet. Zone 3 has a rule that for every 25 swimmers a team
brings to a meet they have to provide 1 swim meet official.
We very much appreciate Alan and Erik’s help in fulfilling
this requirement. We hope in the future our team can have
more VJO officials, so this doesn’t become a problem.
Day (Thurs Sept 27th from 5-7pm)
This Thursday September
27th is Shark Pride Day. All groups will be practicing from
5-7pm. Swimmers are encouraged to wear their team T-Shirts to
school and around town for team spirit. The team will warm-up,
together work on skills together, and play games/ relays together.
This will be a team building day with a great opportunity to get to
know swimmers in other groups. See you there!
Extended to Thurs
We have extended swim parka
orders to this Thursday September 27th. Please
turn in completed order forms to Pam Henderson’s file
folder. Parka order forms with flyers were placed in family
file folders. Parka’s become essential during cold
winter months; don’t miss out on your chance to order.
They also make great Christmas gifts. Extra Parka order forms
can be found at the pool. If you have any questions please
feel free to ask.
Clinic (SatSept 29th from
We are very excited to
bring Olympians Dana Vollmer and Josh Davis to
The Clinic will be at
Cunningham Pool located at 801 Heartwood
Check-in starts at
The Clinic includes 2
Session 1 covers freestyle
BREAK - a short break
and healthy snack of fruit, water and granola bars,
Session 2 will cover
breaststroke and butterfly.
There will be lots of time
for autographs and pictures. Each swimmer will receive a Breaktout!
T-shirt, DVD's, posters and other souvenirs.
The Clinic ends
2012 VJO Awards
Banquet(Sat Sept 29th at 5:00pm)
The 2012 VJO Awards Banquet
will be held this Saturday September 29th from
5:00-8:30pm at the Vallejo Elks Lodge. The Awards Banquet is
semi-formal, so please dress up. We ask that you arrive at
5:00pm, we will start eating around 5:20, and the Awards will start
around 5:45/6:00pm. Dinner will be pot-luck style, so please
bring a dish to share. Vallejo Elks Lodge is located at
2850 Redwood Parkway, Vallejo,
CA 94591. Flyers with potluck info will
be placed in family file folders shortly.
Sign-up Sheets for
Zone 3 Champs
Parents, sign-up sheet are
now available! Sign-up today! Sign- up sheets for meet
set-up, meet clean-up, and snack bar have been placed in the Shark
Tank area at the pool. Sign up ASAP to get the volunteer
positions and times best for you. We need as much volunteer
help as possible in order to make this meet run
Championships (Oct 19-21 @ Cunningham
Online entries are
open! This is our Fall Championship meet and all qualified
VJO swimmers are expected to attend Zone 3 Championships on October
19-21. All simmers must meet the minimum time standard found on the
meet sheet (~ around “B” time). Please see the meet
sheet for more details. To Enter
Online: http://ome.swimconnection.com/pc/VJO20121019. Deadline to enter
online is Thursday October 11th
Sign-up today! Sign- up sheets for meet set-up, meet
clean-up, and snack bar have been placed in the Shark Tank area at
the pool. Sign up ASAP to get the volunteer positions and
times best for you. We need as much volunteer help as
possible in order to make this meet run smooth.
Marin Pirates Senior II
Meet (Oct 6-7 at Indian Valley College
Online entries are now open
for the Marin Pirates Senior II Meet on Oct 6-7. This meet is
only recommended for Senior Group Swimmers with qualifying Senior
II time standards Enter online @ Swim
Online Meet Entries: The Deadline is 11:59 pm,
Wednesday, Sept. 26th, 2012.
VJO C/B/A Meet (Nov
2-4 at Cunningham Pool)
This meet will
fill up fast! Don’t miss your chance to
Online entries are now open
for our VJO C/B/A home Meet on Nov 2-4. Our VJO home Meet is
recommended for all VJO swimmers. The meet will be held at
our Cunningham Pool. To Enter online go
Entry Deadline: Online entries are due by 11:59 p.m.
Thursday, October 25, 2012.
- Sept 27
- Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
- Sept 29th
- Breakout Swim Clinic (9am-1pm)
29th - Awards Banquet (5:00pm at
Vallejo Elks Lodge)
- Oct 6-7
- Marin Pirates Meet (Senior II Meet at
Indian Valley College Pool)
- Oct 19-20 - Zone
3 Championships (Cunningham Pool)
- Oct 26
- Halloween Party (at Jesse Bethel
- Oct 31
- Special Halloween Practice
- Nov 2-4
- VJO C/B/A Meet (at Cunningham Pool)
- Nov 30- Dec 2 -
Junior Olympic Championships (14 & under at Morgan Hill
- Dec 7-9
- Short Course Championships (Sr II Trials & Finals
@ Walnut Creek)
- Dec 7-9
- Neptune Swimming C/B/A Meet
- Dec 20
- Christmas Party (at Jesse Bethel HS)