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Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
Our big VJO C/B/A+ Meet is coming up this weekend (Feb 7-9) and we are still in need of lots of help and food donations.  We need more volunteers to help with meet set-up this Thursday night from 5-6:30pm.  We also still need volunteers during the meet to work in Hospitality, Snack Bar, and Marshaling.  You can sign-up to help online or at the pool.
 
Thanks,
Go Sharks!
Jennifer Thiem
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
THURSDAY - ALL HANDS ON DECK!
Thursday Feb 6th we will need all hands on the deck to help with the final set-up for our meet and Hot Chocolate Night. This means we will need twice the amount of help as usual.  
Meet Set –Up:  Need at least 6 more people to help set up
 
Hot Chocolate Night:  Need 2 more people from 6-7pm and 7-8pm
 
 
 
Hot Chocolate Food Needed!
We are still in need of many food items for Hot Chocolate Night.  For the last couple Thursdays the food has been looking very scares. Please bring in something to share. 
Food Items we need donated:
Oreo’s
Boxes of cookies
Goldfish
Bags of chips
Pretzels
Pastries
Granola bars
Homemade cookies or brownies (or anything)
 
 
 
Parent Volunteers Still Needed for VJO Meet
Our meet is quickly approaching, and we still have quite a few holes in our job signup sheets. The biggest needs are  Hospitality, Snack Bar,  and Marshals. Signing up is easy online, (www.vallejoaquatics.org ) sign in to your team account, click on events, scroll down to the Feb. meet hit job signup and sign up for the job and shift of your choice. We also have paper sign-up sheets at the pool.
 
 
 
Food Donations Still Needed for Meet
We are still in need of many food donations for our meet this weekend.  Food items neeed:
  • Safeway Gift Card (1 more)
  • Cases of Gatorade (4 more)
  • Cases of Cup of Noodles (5 more)
  • #10 Can Nacho Cheese Sauce (2 more)
  • Cases of Sour Straws (1 more)
  • Cases of Red Ring Pops (1 more)
 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE – Monday February 10th (Meet Recovery Day)
 
 
 
 
 
UPOMING MEETS:
 
 
VJO C/B/A+ Meet  - Feb 7-9
MEET IS CLOSED FOR ENTRIES. Our VJO C/B/A+ Meet on February 7-9 is now closed for entries.    We will also need all our parent volunteer support to help run this meet smoothly.  The volunteer sign-up is online
 
 
Piranha Swimming C/B/A+ - March 8/9
This meet is not yet open for entries.  The meet will be held at the Honey Bee pool in Rohnert Park. 
 
 
2014 Junior Olympic Spring Championships - March 14-16
This meet is not yet open for entries. 
 
 
 
 
 
FEBRUARY SWIMMERS OF THE MONTH
The following swimmers did an outstanding job last month and have been awarded swimmer of the month for February.  These swimmers are also awarded with a Swimmer of the Month cap.
Novice 1: Monica/Will’s Group: Kaitlin Uy
Novice 1: Sam;s 6:30 Group:  Andres Duenas
Novice 2: Sam’s 5:30 Group: Ethan Delange
Novice 2: Hillary’s Group: Justin Eggan
Age Group: Daniel Chavez
Senior Group: Daniel Sanderson
 
 
 
 
 
2014 FALL MEET DATES:
February
Feb 1             - Starts Clinic (9-11am)
Feb 7-9          - VJO C/B/A+ Meet (Team Meet, Cunningham Pool)
Feb 10           - No Practice (Meet Recovery Day )
Feb 13-17     - Lost Dutchman Meet (Senior /Age Group, Chandler, Arizona)
Feb 22           - VJO Goes to the Movies
Feb 27           - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5:00-6:30pm)
 
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)
March 27      - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5:00-6:30pm)
 
 
April
April 3-6        - Far Western Championships (Far Western Qualifiers, Morgan Hill, CA)
April 24          - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5:00-7:00pm)
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)
May 29          - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5:00-7:00pm)