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Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend! We have 96 VJO swimmers entered in our September Meet.  The meet is unfortunately now closed for entries. Although we are very excited to have so many swimmers attending Coach Tuffy’s last meet before he retires.
 
 
Saturday Morning Practice – Sat Sept 7th
This Saturday Sept 7th Coach Jennifer and Coach Sam will be holding a Special Freestyle Clinic from 9-11am.  We will start the clinic with a 45 min freestyle video in the portable buildings and then we will move to the pool to learn new drills and better our technique.  Swimmers in all groups are welcome to join us for this special morning.
 
 
2013 Awards Banquet – Sat Sept 14th
The 2012 VJO Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday September 14th from 5:00-9:00pm at the SPSV Cafeteria.  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 5:45pm.  Dinner will be pot-luck style, so please bring a dish to share.  The SPSV (St. Patrick St. Vincent High School) Cafeteria is located at 1500 Benicia Rd. Vallejo, CA 94591.  Flyers with potluck info will be placed in family file folders soon.  
Date: Saturday September 14th 2013
Time: 5-9pm
Place: St. Patrick/ St. Vincent High School Cafeteria
Potluck Assignments by last name:
A - E    Dessert
F - O    Salad or Side Dish
P - Z    Main Dish
 
 
Mandatory General Membership Meeting – Tuesday Sept 17th
On Tuesday September 17th from 6:00-7:15pm we will be holding our Fall General Membership Meeting. The meeting will be held in the portable buildings next to the pool. We will be going over the 2013 Fall Schedule, discussing expectations, and voting. We will also be taking time at the end to go over important new swimmer/parent information.  
 
 
 
2013 Fall Meet Dates:
September
Sept 2nd       - No Practice (Labor Day)
Sept 14th     - Awards Banquet (SPSV Cafeteria 5-9pm)
Sept 24th     - Team Suit Fitting (5:00-7:30pm at Cunningham Pool)
Sept 26       - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
Sept 27-29  - VJO C/B/A+ SCY Meet
Sept 30th     - No Practice (Meet Recovery Day)
 
October
Oct 4-6th     - Sr II Marin Pirates Meet (Senior Group)
Oct 19-20   - Vacaville C/B/A+ Meet 
Oct 27         - Tuffy’s Retirement Party (1-5pm)
Oct 31         - Shark Pride Halloween Practice (All Groups 3:30-5:30pm)
 
November
Nov 2nd      - Dual Meet @ SASO
Nov 23rd    - Dual Meet @ VJO
Nov 21st    - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Nov 28-29 - Happy Thanksgiving (No Practice)
Nov 29       - VJO Social Event TBA
 
December
Dec 6-8      - Junior Olympic Championships(14 & Under)
Dec 6-8      - Senior Champs(Sr II @ Walnut Creek)
Dec 14th     - Dual Meet @ QUIK
Dec ??          - Annual Christmas Party (TBA)
Dec 24-25  - No Practice (Merry Christmas!)
Dec 26th      - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Dec 31-Jan 1st  - No Practice (Happy New Year’s)