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Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
I am sorry for the delay in this weeks Weekly Mailer.  The Weekly Mailer email was sent out on Monday, but apparently only got posted to our website and did not actually get email out to everyone.  Apologies!
- Jennifer Thiem
VJO Head Swim Coach
   
 
****CUNNINGHAM POOL CLOSED Oct 21- 24****  
Unfortunately we just go word yesterday that the Cunningham Pool will be closed starting this Sunday Oct 20th through Thursday Oct 24th.  We have limited pool time arranged at the Solano College Pool.  Practice schedule for next week is listed below. An additional email will be sent out with pool address, parking location, and day use parking past fee ($1) info.  We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone.
Monday 10/21 @ Solano College
4:00-5:30pm - Age Group
5:30-6:30pm  - Monica, Sam, & Hillary's Group
Tuesday 10/22 @ Solano College
4:00-5:30pm Senior & Age Group
NO PRACTICE for Monica, Sam, & Hillary's Group
Wednesday 10/23 @ Solano College
4:00-5:30pm - Age Group & Senior
5:30-6:30pm  - Monica, Sam, & Hillary's Group
Thursday 10/24 @ Solano College
4:00-5:30pm - Age Group & Senior
5:30-6:30pm  - Monica, Sam, & Hillary's Group
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Intrasquad Meet  - Sat October 19th
We will be holding a VJO Intrasquad Meet at our pool this Saturday Oct 19th from 10:00am-12:30pm.  Warm-ups are from 9-9:45am.  All entries are due by Thursday Oct 17th at 7:30pm.  Entries need to be turned into the manila envelope on our bulletin board labeled “Intrasquad Meet Entries”.  Swimmers may enter three events.  There is no charge for this meet.
Date:Saturday Oct 19th
Time:Meet from 10am-12:30pm (Warm-ups from 9-9:45am)
Entry Deadline:Thursday Oct 17th at 7:30pm
Cost:No cost ($0)
 
Meet Not Sanctioned: Unfortunately I was not able to get this meet sanctioned due to the lack of upper level officials on our team.  This means that times achieved at the meet can only be used as coach verified times.  If JO or FW time standards are achieved they will not count.  We hope in the future we can get more officials on our team so this problem does not occur again.
 
 
 
 
Poclamation to Coach Tuffy
The Vallejo City Council will be making a Proclamation to Coach Tuffy and we want to all to be there! Next Tuesday Oct 22nd we ask that everyone arrive at the Vallejo City Council, Council Chambers before 7pm.  We ask that everyone wear their turquoise VJO team shirt.  There will be NO PRACTICE for Coach Sam, Monica, and Hillary's Group on this day (Age Group & Seniors 4-5:30pm @ Solano College)
·        Tuesday, October 22
·        Vallejo City Council, Council Chambers, 555 Santa Clara St.
·        Meet before or at 7pm (time is critical to meet as a group)
·        Wear your turquoise VJO team shirt
·        NO practice for Coach Sam, Monica and Hillary's group 
 
 
 
Senior Training Camp (Oct 19-20):
The Senior Group has been invited to a Training Camp at the Napa Valley Junior College on Oct 19-20.  Joining us will be 4 other senior teams in the area.  This will be a great opportunity to meet and train with other swimmers of all levels in the area.  Practices will also include technique work, videotaping, and class room time.  Team building activities are planned for the athletes during the day on Saturday.
Training Camp Practice Schedule:
Friday Oct 18th Regular Practice at VJO
Saturday Oct 19th-  8-10am (Pool/Video Taping)
       2-5pm ( 2-3 Class room & 3-5 Pool)
Sunday Oct 20th 7-9am (Pool)
 
 
 
Breast Cancer Caps
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  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 75 latex ($10.00) and 20 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 Rivera file.  Thanks so much for helping this great cause!
 
 
 
Tuffy’s Retirement Party
ONLY 1 MORE DAY TO BUY TICKETS!!!
Tickets will NOT be sold at the door 
Print and mail the flyer or drop off at pool.
If you are on the team please use the flyer with a check if possible.
You can also purchase tickets online: https://tuffy.eventbrite.com/
$12 adults/$8 children
Deadline for tickets: Oct 18th (***EXTENDED***)
Dress:  Semi-formal
At the party there will be: 
Food, Music, Kids Activities, Custom Event t-shirts & apparel, Silent Auction, Photo Booth & more!  (Please bring MC or Visa for shirt purchases. Bring checks for silent auction. No cash please.
 
 
 
 
 
UPOMING MEETS:
 
 
Intrasquad Meet  - Sat October 19th
We will be holding a VJO Intrasquad Meet at our pool this Saturday Oct 19th from 10:00am-12:30pm.  Warm-ups are from 9-9:45am.  All entries are due by Thursday Oct 17th at 7:30pm.  Entries need to be turned into the manila envelope on our bulletin board labeled “Intrasquad Meet Entries”.  Swimmers may enter three events.  There is no charge for this meet.
Date: Saturday Oct 19th
Time: Meet from 10am-12:30pm (Warm-ups from 9-9:45am)
Entry Deadline: Thursday Oct 17th at 7:30pm
Cost:  No cost ($0)
 
Meet Not Sanctioned:   Unfortunately I was not able to get this meet sanctioned due to the lack of upper level officials on our team.  This means that times achieved at the meet can only be used as coach verified times.  If JO or FW time standards are achieved they will not count.  We hope in the future we can get more officials on our team so this problem does not occur again.
 
 
 
2013 FALL MEET DATES:
October
Oct 19        - Intrasquad Meet @ VJO (9-1pm at VJO)
Oct 19-20   - Senior Training Camp (Napa VelleyJC)
Oct 21- 24  - ****CUNNINGHAM POOL CLOSED***
Monday 10/21 @ Solano College
4:00-5:30pm - Age Group
5:30-6:30pm  - Monica, Sam, & Hillary's Group
Tuesday 10/22 @ Solano College
4:00-5:30pm Senior & Age Group
NO PRACTICE for Monica, Sam, & Hillary's Group
Wednesday 10/23 @ Solano College
4:00-5:30pm - Age Group & Senior
5:30-6:30pm  - Monica, Sam, & Hillary's Group
Thursday 10/24 @ Solano College
4:00-5:30pm - Age Group & Senior
5:30-6:30pm  - Monica, Sam, & Hillary's Group
 
Oct 27th       - Tuffy’s Retirement Party (1-5pm)
Oct 31th      - Shark Pride Halloween Practice (All Groups 3:30-5:30pm)
 
November
Nov 2nd      - Dual Meet @ SASO
Nov 7th       - Start of Hot Chocolate Night (Every Thurs Night in the Winter)
Nov  15th   - College Prep Seminar (5:00pm)
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 14 & Under Championships (Morgan Hill, CA)
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)