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Weekly Mailer

Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,

 

 Upcoming Events:

 

Practice Schedule Changes for October
Monday Oct 22nd– (Day After Zone 3)
-  No Practice for Senior Group
-  Tuffy & Sam’s Group 6:00-7:15pm
-  Hilary’s Group 6:30-7:30pm (regular)
-  Age Group 5:30-7:30pm (regular)
 
Friday Oct 26th– (Day of Halloween Party)
-  No Practice for Hilary, Sam and Tuffy’s Group
-  Senior & Age Group combined 3:30-5:30pm
 
Wednesday Oct 31st(Halloween)
-  No Practice for Hilary, Sam and Tuffy’s Group
-  Senior & Age Group combined 3:30-5:30pm
 
 
 
Halloween Party  - Friday Oct 26th
Our VJO Halloween Party will be held Friday, October 26th at the Jesse Bethel High School Cafeteria from 6-9 pm.  Each family is asked to bring a potluck dish to share.  A flyer with the potluck assignments will be sent out soon.  We will be eating first, playing games after dinner, and we will finish with a team costume contest.  There will be no swim practice for Hilary, Sam and Tuffy’s Group on this day.
Time:6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:Jesse Bethel High School – Cafeteria (1800 Ascot Parkway, Vallejo, CA 94591)
Practice Schedule:  No practice for Hilary, Sam, and Tuffy’s Group on Friday Oct 26th.     
                                  Senior and Age Group will have a combined practice from 3:30-5:30pm
 
 
 
Sign-up Sheets & Food Donations 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.
 
We still need some snack bar food items donated for Zone 3 Champs.  Sign-up sheets for needed items are located in the Shark Tank.
 
 
 
Breast Cancer Awareness Caps
VJO is selling special Breast Cancer Awareness Caps for the month of October. The proceeds will be donated to a Breast Cancer Foundation. The caps are being sold on a first come first serve basis. We still have silicone caps ($15.00) available. 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!
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Meets:
 
 
Zone 3 Championships (Oct 19-21 @ Cunningham Pool)
 
Zone 3 Champs Meet is now closed for entries.  This is our Fall Championship meet and all qualified VJO swimmers are expected to attend Zone 3 Championships on October 19-21.  
Time: Friday Night session will begin at 5:00pm with warm ups from 3:30 to 4:45.
 
Time:Saturday and Sunday prelims Session “A” and “B” will begin at 9:00 AM with warm ups between 7:30 AM and 8:45 AM. Please arrive at 7:15am to check in.  Prelim Session A (11 & Over) will be swum in the deep end of the pool and Prelim Session B (10 & Under) will be swum in the shallow end. Finals will begin no sooner than one hour after the completion of Prelims Session “A and “B”, the exact time to be announced each day. For more meet details please see the meet sheet at :http://ome.swimconnection.com/pc/VJO20121019 .
 
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.
 
Parking:  Please be advised parking will be difficult.  We recommend arriving early.  The parking lot will only be open to officials and coaches.  All swimmers, parents, and spectators are asked to park along the street.  
 
 
 
 
 
VJO C/B/A Meet (Nov 2-4 at Cunningham Pool)
 
This meet is filling up fast… Friday night is already closed! 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.  
 
Parents:Volunteer sign-up sheets will be available Monday Oct 22nd in the Shark Tank. All families are expected to help out at this meet in order to make the meet possible. We need volunteer help in all areas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Save the Date:
  • Oct 19-20  -  Zone 3 Championships (Cunningham Pool)
  • Oct 22  -    No Senior Group Practice
    • Tuffy & Sam’s Group Combined 6:00-7:15pm
    • Hilary’s Group 6:30-7:30pm (regular time)
    • Age Group 5:30-7:30pm (regular time)
  • Oct 25   -   Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
  • Oct 26   -   Halloween Party (6-9pm at Jesse Bethel HS)
    • No practice for Hilary, Sam, and Tuffy’s Group
    • Senior and Age Group practice from 3:30-5:30pm 
  • Oct 31    -    No Practice for Sam, Tuffy, and Hilary’s Group
    • Senior & Age Group practice 3:30-5:30pm
  • Nov 2-4   -   VJO C/B/A Meet (at Cunningham Pool)
  • Nov 5th   -    No Practice for All Groups
  • 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)