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Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
 
New VJO Team Record Set
While attending the Lost Dutchman Invit in Arizona on Feb 16th Mirelle Augst (16) set a new 15-16 VJO team record in the 200 SCY Back with a 2:15.46.  Congratulations Mirelle!  A complete list of the results have been posted at http://rioswimteam.org/lost-dutchman-invitational/.
 
 
Good Luck VJO All Star Swimmers!
Two Vallejo Aquatic Club swimmers have been chosen to represent Zone 3 at the 2014 Zone All Stars Meet on March 1-2 at the Burlingame High School pool.  Both Maya Hunter (10 years old) and Abigayle Sapida (7 years old) were chosen to represent our Zone All Star Team. Good luck ladies!  Also attending the meet is Coach Will Rodinsky.  Coach Will was selected as the 8 & Under Boys coach.
 
Go Sharks!
Jennifer Thiem
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Shark Pride Day – Thurs Feb 27th 5-6:30pm
This Thursday February 27th is Shark Pride Day!  All groups will be swimming together from 5:00-6:30pm.  The last Thursday of every month is Shark Pride Day. On this day, all VJO swimmers are encouraged to wear their turquoise team shirts to school and around town.  Show off your Shark spirit!  We want to encourage team unity by having the entire swim team practice together.  The team will be warming up, work on skills together, and playing games together.  This will be a team building day with a great opportunity to get to know swimmers in other groups. 
 
 
 
 
VJO Spaghetti Feed, Talent Show, & Dessert Contest
Invite your friends and family, ALL are welcome! VJO is having our annual Spaghetti Feed, Dessert Contest & Talent Show on Saturday March  29th from 5-9pm at the SPSV High School Cafeteria.  The cost is $5.00 per person.  Please turn in RSVP form and payment by 3/15/14, with your name and number attending.
 
Talent Show & Dessert Contest: Swimmers do you sing, dance, play an instrument or have special talent?  We would love you to share your performance! Do you have a dessert that would wow our judges?  Enter the contest and share your treats. Swimmers, sign-up at the pool for the talent show and/or dessert contest.
 
Date:  Saturday March 29, 2014
Place:  SPSV High Cafeteria - 1500 Benicia Road, Vallejo
Time:  5:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost:  $5.00 per person
Questions: Contact Marylou at lourad3@yahoo.com or text only 707-373-8771.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPOMING MEETS:
 
Piranha Swimming C/B/A+ - March 8/9
The Piranha Swimming C/B/A+ Meet is now open online for entries. This is our team meet for the month of March and all VJO swimmers are recommended to attend. Swimmers may compete in four (4) events per day.  Please talk to your coach if you havef questions as to what events to enter.
TO ENTER: To enter online go to http://ome.swimconnection.com/pc/quik20140308
ENTRY DEADLINE: Online entries will be accepted through Wednesday, February 26, 2014
LOCATION: Honey Bee Pool, 1170 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park. 
 
 
 
2014 Junior Olympic Championships (Concord, March 14-16)
The 2014 Junior Olympic Championships is now open online for entries.  This meet is not yet open for entries. 
 
Location: CONCORD COMMUNITY POOL: 3501 Cowell Rd, Concord.
 
Time: Friday: Competition will begin at 3:00pm with warm ups from 2:00-2:45pm. All events will be timed finals.  Saturday & Sunday: Preliminary competition will begin at 9:00am with warm ups from 7:30-8:45am. Finals will begin no sooner than one hour after the completion of trials. The exact time will be determined by the Meet Referee and announced as early as possible each day.
 
Entry Deadline: 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 5, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
2013 FALL MEET DATES:
February
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, Concord)
March 27      - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5:00-6:30pm)
March 29      - Spaghetti Feed (5-9pm St Patricks HS)
 
 
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)