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Weekly Mailer
Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,
 
 
Great Job at Far Western Championships!
Over the weekend we had 13 swimmers representing Vallejo Aquatics Club at the 2013 Speedo Far Western Championships in San Jose, CA.  Great job to,Evan Augst (18), Mirelle Augst (15), Ares Elmore (18), Kelley Henderson (18), Maya Hunter (10), Sota Kanzan (14), Milton Lau (18), Brandon Miguel (17), Alyssa Powell (14), Dylan Powell (18), Elina Rosario (13), Mary Welton (17) and Marshall Zia (18).  Our swimmers were competing again some of the fastest Age Group swimmers in the Nation and World.  We were able to get 4 swimmers in the top 8 this year. Brandon Miguel (17)  finished 8th in the 1,500 meter freestyle with a 17:50.94,  Evan Augst (18) finished 7th in the 1,500 meter freestyle with a 17:48.86, Mary Welton (17) finished 8th in the 1,500 meter freestyle with a 19:23.92 , and Dylan Powell (17) finished 7th in the 100 meter fly with a 1:00,70.  Thank you swimmers for representing VJO at the 2013 Far Western Championships!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Spirit Week – Aug 5th -8th
Next week we will be having a special practice schedule to help get our swimmers ready for Zone 3 Championships. On both Wednesday 8/7 and Thursday 8/8 we will have an All Team Practice from 5-7pm. These two days will be a great chance for swimmers to work together on relay start, team cheers and team posters for the meet.  Go Sharks!
Monday Aug 5th          -  Regular Practice
Tuesday Aug 6th         -  Regular Practice
Wednesday Aug 7th -  All Team Practice 5-7pm  – Team Cheer Day
Thursday Aug 8th      -  All Team Practice 5-7pm  – Poster Making Day    
Friday Aug 9th             -  No Practice - Zone 3 Championships
 
 
 
Job Sign-Ups for Zone 3 Champs
Our team is only in charge of Set-up, Take-down/ Clean-up, and Snack Bar at Zone 3 Championships. Your participation in these three areas for this meet is critical. The following link will directly connect you to the available jobs for this upcoming event. Remember it is a first come, first serve event, so don't delay.
 
Set-up, Take-down/Clean-up, and Snack Bar:  Access to the Job Sign-Up System will require you to login into your team account. Don't worry, if you have forgotten your password, you can click the "Here" link on the login page and you will be re-directed to submit your account email address. Your password will immediately be emailed to you. https://www.teamunify.com/Login.jsp?team=vjo&id= 50a309006
 
Food Donation Sign –up:We will also have a food donations sign-up sheet for the Snack Bar at the pool. Food donations help keep the costs of our snack bar down.  Snack Bar can also be a huge fundraiser for our team.  We need your help.
 
 
 
Dine Out at Chevy’s 
Dine out Tuesday, Aug 6th at Chevys in Vallejo from 5-9pm.Help support VJO!  We are fundraising to help defer the costs for Tuffy's big celebration!  Must present the 15% off coupon for dine in or take out. Coupon can be found at the pool or on our website… just click on the link below. Thanks for the support and please share the coupon with your friends and family!
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
Zone 3 Championships (Aug 9-11)
Entries for the meet are CLOSED.  This will be our last meet of the summer season.  Championships will be held at our Vallejo Pool this year, so no commuting necessary. This will be a trials/finals meet.  Relays will be swum on both Saturday and Sunday. All VJO swimmers should plan on being in relays unless informed otherwise by your coach. 
 
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATE:
·        Aug 5-8  - SPIRIT WEEK
Aug 5th – Monday – Regular Practice Schedule
Aug 6th – Tuesday – Regular Practice Schedule
Aug 7th – Wednesday 5-7pm (All Team Practice – Team Cheer Day)
Aug 8th - Thursday 5-7pm (All Team Practice – Poster Making Day)    
·        Aug 7-10      - Western Zones (Roseville, CA)
·        Aug 8-10      - North American Challenge Cup (Federal Way, WA)
·        Aug 9-11      - Zone 3 Championships (Vallejo, CA)
·        Aug 12-25    - Team Break (No Practice - 2 weeks)
·        Aug 26          - First Day of Fall Practice
·        Aug 29          - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
 
·        Sept 2          - No Practice (Labor Day)
·        Sept 14        - 2013 VJO Awards Banquet
·        Sept 26        - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
·        Sept 27-29   - VJO Short Course C/B/A Meet
·        Sept 30        - No Practice (Meet Recovery Day)