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Dear Swimmers and Parents,
We wish everyone a fun and safe Holiday!
 
This Thursday Dec 26th we will be having a special 12 Articles of Clothing Strip Down” practice.  All groups are invited to join in the fun from 5-6:30pm Swimmers are asked to wear 12 articles of clothing to swim in (we suggest wearing older items of clothing).  The 12 articles of clothing are as follows:
  • tank top
  • short sleeve shirt
  • sweatshirt
  • shorts
  • pants
  • socks (2)
  • shoes (2)
  • gloves (2)
  • hat/beanie
The Senior Group will be taking one article of clothing off every 200 yards, Age Group will be taking one article of clothing off every 150 yards, Sam’s 5:30 Group and Hilary’s Group will be taking one article of clothing off every 100 yards, and Monica/Will’s Group and Sam’s 6:30 Group will be taking one article of clothing off every 50 yards.  Swimmers will keep going until every article of clothing has been taken off (except your suit of course!).  Parents bring your cameras; you will be getting some great pictures.
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
 
VJO Holiday Practice Schedule:
Afternoon Holiday Practice Schedule:
Mon 12/23 - 3:30-5:30 Senior & Age Group
       5:30-6:45pm  Sam, Hillary, and Monica/Will’s Groups
 
Tues 12/24 - NO PRACTICE  - Merry Christmas Eve!
Wed 12/25  - NO PRACTICE  - Merry Christmas!
 
Thur 12/26 – Shark Pride Day ***12 Articles of Clothing Strip Down***
         All Groups 5:00 – 6:30pm
Strip Down Rules:  All swimmers are asked to wear 12 articles of clothing to swim in this day (tank top, short sleeve shirt, sweat shirt, shorts, pants, 2 socks, 2 shoes, 2 gloves, hat/beanie). The Senior Group will be able to take one article of clothing off every 200 yards, Age Group will be able to take one article of clothing off every 150 yards, Sam’s 5:30 Group and Hilary’s Group will be taking one article of clothing off every 100 yards, and Monica/Will’s Group and Sam’s 6:30 Group will be taking one article of clothing off every 50 yards.  Swimmers will keep going until every article of clothing has been taken off (except your suit of course!).  Parents bring your cameras; you will be getting some great pictures.
 
Fri 12/27 - 3:30-5:30 Senior & Age Group
       5:30-6:45pm  Sam, Hillary, and Monica/Will’s Groups
 
Mon 12/30 - 3:30-5:30 Senior & Age Group
       5:30-6:45pm  Sam, Hillary, and Monica/Will’s Groups
 
Tues 12/31 – NO PRACTICE  - Happy New Year’s Eve!
Wed 1/1  - NO PRACTICE  - Happy New Years!
 
Thur 1/2 - 3:30-5:30 Senior & Age Group
       5:30-6:45pm  Sam, Hillary, and Monica/Will’s Groups
Fri 1/3 - 3:30-5:30 Senior & Age Group
       5:30-6:45pm  Sam, Hillary, and Monica/Will’s Groups
 
*We will be giving a special prize out to those swimmers that attend all of the practices during these 2 weeks (Seniors & Age Group need 10 practices total, Sam’s 5:30 Group need 10 practices total, and Monica/Will, Sam (6:30) and Hillary's Group need 6 practices total). 
 
 
 
Holiday Morning Practice Schedule:
Mon 12/23 - 7-9am Morning Practice 
Fri 12/27 - 7-9am Morning Practice 
 
Mon 12/30 - 7-9am Morning Practice
Fri 1/3 - 7-9am Morning Practice 
 
*All Swimmers are welcome to join the Senior and Age Group 7-9am morning practices*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Girls VJO Team Suit for Purchase
The Villagomez Family ordered a team suit that is too small and would like to sell it.  The VJO Team suit for sale is a brand new (never worn) size 26 girls “Q Suit” with the Shark on the front.  If you are interested in purchasing this team suit please contact Jennifer Thiem at jennifertheim@vallejoaquatics.org .
 
 
 
 
2014 Pacific Swimming Renewal Registration
If you have not already turned in your 2014 Pacific Swimming Registration check of $65, you will now need to re-fill out the Pacific Swimming Registration form for each swimmer.  Please see Diane Powell for registration forms. Swimmers will not be eligible to swim in 2014 if their Pac Swim registration checks are not received.  If you have any questions please call Diane Powell at 707-342-1199.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPOMING MEETS:
 
 
Zone 3 Winter Championships (Santa Rosa, January 18-20, 2014)
Zone 3 Winter Championships will be held at the Santa Rosa Junior College (Indoor Pool) on Sat Jan 18th- Mon 20th (MLK Holiday Weekend).  All qualified VJO swimmers are requested to attend.  Swimmers must have achieved the qualifying time standards listed in the meet sheet to swim in the meet.  The meet will be open for online sign-ups on swim connection later this week.
 
LOCATION: Quinn Swim Center, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA.
 
TIME: Prelims Session “A” (13 & Overs, and 11-12 Distance Events) for all days will begin at 8:30 AM with warm ups between 7:00 AM and 8:15 AM. Prelims Session “B (12 & Unders)” will begin no sooner than 11:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday, and no sooner than 11:30AM on Monday.
 
Finals: Finals each day will begin no sooner than 3:30PM or one hour after the completion of Prelims Session “B (12 & Unders)”, whichever is later. There will be warm-up available in the indoor pool before the beginning of Session “B” and before the beginning of Finals
All 8 & Under events are timed finals and will only be swam in the morning session.  8 & Under and 9-10 relays will be swam in the morning at the conclusion of prelims.  All 11 and Over relays will be swum in finals.
 
Hotel Rooms at Zone 3 Winter Championships 
VJO has 20 non-smoking rooms reserved with two queen beds for the nights of 1/18 & 1/19. The code name for our group is: JTA. The rooms are $85/per night plus tax.
*Reserve your room before 1/3/14 individually guaranteed by credit card.*
Hotel: Sandman Santa Rosa
Address: 3421 Cleveland Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Reservations: (707) 293-2100
Questions: Contact Jennifer Thiem at jenniferthiem@vallejoaquatics.org or (707)292-6473
 
 
 
 
 
2013 FALL MEET DATES:
 
December
Dec 24-25   - No Practice (Merry Christmas!)
Dec 26th      -  Shark Pride Day “12 Articles of Clothing Strip Down” (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Dec 31-Jan 1st  - No Practice (Happy New Year’s)
 
January
Jan 18-20     - Zone 3 Winter Championships (Zone 3 Qualifiers, Santa Rosa JC)
 
February
Feb 7-9          - VJO C/B/A+ Meet (Team Meet, Cunningham Pool)
Feb 13-17     - Lost Dutchman Meet (Senior /Age Group, Chandler, Arizona)
 
March
Mar 1-2        - Zone 3 All Star Meet (All Star Qualifiers, Burlingame HS)
Mar 8-9        - Piranha Swimming C/B/A+ Meet (Team Meet, Rohnert Park)
Mar 14-16    - Junior Olympic Championships (JO Qualifiers, Location TBA)
 
April
April 3-6        - Far Western Championships (Far Western Qualifiers, Morgan Hill, CA)
April 25-27   - VJO Long Course C/B/A+ Meet (Team Meet, Cunningham Pool)
 
May
May 15-17     - Sac-Joaquin Section Championships (Tokay HS, Lodi)
May 16-17    - North Coast Section HS Championships (Location TBA)
May 18-19    - Piranha Swimming C/B/A+ Meet (Team Meet, Rohnert Park)