October 1, 2012
Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,
BreakOut! Swim Clinic Recap
We were very excited to bring Olympian Dana Vollmer and husband Andy Grant to our pool for the Sept 29th BreakOut Swim Clinic. We had over 100 swimmers participants, including many swimmers from other teams. Dana and Andy put on a wonderful clinic filled with great information and fantastic in the water demonstrations. Both Dana and Andy even got in the water and swam with the kids. Some of our swimmers even got a chance to race the Olympian herself! Swimmers were also given lots of time for individual autographs and pictures with both Dana and Andy.
The best part was the complements Dana Vollmer and Andy Grant had about our swimmers. They said our kids were the best group of swimmers they have ever worked with. Dana was very impressed with our swimmers great listening skills and their ability to implement technique corrections. She even tweeted later that day “Great clinic in Vallejo today, what a fantastic group of swimmers”.
Way to go Sharks! It’s not every day you get complements form an Olympian.
2012 VJO Awards Banquet Recap
This was one of our largest Awards Banquets in years! We had over 200 people attend our 2012 Awards Banquet last Saturday. Way to go Sharks! We have an amazing group of talented swimmers here in Vallejo. This was apparent by the numerous swimmer acknowledged for their new achievements this year. Congratulations to all of our terrific swimmers, keep up the hard work.
We thank everyone that was able to be a part of this special event. If you were unable to attend the banquet, awards can be found at the pool in your family file folder. Please see Diane Powell on the pool deck if you have awards that did not fit into you file folder.
Sign-up Sheets for Zone 3 Champs
Parents, sign-up sheet are 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 smooth.
Breast Cancer Awareness Caps
VJO will be selling special caps. The proceeds will be donated to a Breast Cancer Foundation. The caps will be sold in advance on a first come first serve basis. We have 12 latex ($10.00) and 45 silicone caps ($15.00) available. Please note the pink on cap may not be exactly same pink as on flyer. If you are interested please fill out the form and place the form and a check made out to VJO in the Henderson file. Breast Cancer cap order forms have been placed in family file folders, extras can be found in the front of the file folder box. Thanks so much for helping this great cause!
Marin Pirates Senior II Meet (Oct 6-7 at Indian Valley College Pool)
This meet is now closed for entries. The Marin Pirates Senior II Meet will be held October 6-7 at the Indian Valley College Pool in Novato. For further meet details please see the meet sheet, which can be found at HTTP://OME.SWIMCONNECTION.COM/PC/MP20121006 .
Zone 3 Championships (Oct 19-21 @ Cunningham Pool)
The deadline to enter is October 11th! Don’t miss your chance to swim at Zone 3 Winter Championships. 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 2012.
Parents: 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.
VJO C/B/A Meet (Nov 2-4 at Cunningham Pool)
This meet is filling up fast! Don’t miss your chance to enter!
Online entries are 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 to: http://ome.swimconnection.com/pc/vjo20121102 . Online Meet Entry Deadline: Online entries are due by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2012.
Save the Date:
- Oct 6-7 - Marin Pirates Meet (Senior II Meet at Indian Valley College Pool)
- Oct 19-20 - Zone 3 Championships (Cunningham Pool)
- Oct 25 - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
- Oct 26 - Halloween Party (at Jesse Bethel HS)
- Oct 31 - Special Halloween Practice
- Nov 2-4 - VJO C/B/A Meet (at Cunningham Pool)
- Nov 5th - No Practice
- Nov 29 - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
- Nov 30- Dec 2 - Junior Olympic Championships (14 & under at Morgan Hill Aquatics Complex)
- 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)