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Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
 
2014 Far Western Championships Re-cap
Vallejo Aquatic Club had 5 swimmers attend the Short Course 2014 Far Western Championships on April 3-6 in Morgan Hill, CA.  Elina Rosario (14), Mirelle Augst (16), Sota Kanzan (15), Mary Welton (18), and Brandon Miguel (18).  We had many new best times and even a few top 8 finishes.  Our VJO swimmers were competing against the top athletes in California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.  Congratulations VJO swidmmers and thiank you for representing us at the 2014 Far Western Championships.
 
Elina Rosario Breaks 2 VJO Team Records!
Over the weekend at the 2014 Far Western Championships Elina Rosario (14) broke the VJO girls 13-14 100 breast team record with a 1:08.41.  This was an 8 year old record originally held by Zoe Coles.  Elina also broke her own 13-14 girls 200 Breaststroke team record with a 2:31.07.  Congratulations Elina, keep up the great work!
 
 
 
General Memberships Meeting Re-Cap
Thank you to everyone that was able to attend our Spring General Membership Meeting yesterday evening.  We hope the meeting was helpful and informative.  The meeting agenda and minutes will be  typed up soon and posted under the “Documents” tab on the team website (www.vallejoaquatics.org ). 
Thank you for your attendance and support!
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
SUNDAY LONG COURSE PRACTICE – April 13th 7-9am
This Sunday April 13th from 7-9am the VJO coaches will be hosting a Long Course Morning Practice.   All Groups are encouraged to attend this practice as this will be our last opportunity before our April 25-27 VJO Long Course Meet.  Hope to see everyone there!
 
 
 
Job Sign-up for April VJO Meet – April 25-27
Volunteers Needed for VJO Meet!!!  Parents we need help in a lot of areas still.  To Sign –up follow the link below and click on Job-up and log in to your team account.   ( www.teamunify.com/EventShow.jsp?returnPage=%2FEventsCurrent.jsp%3Fteam%3Dvjo&id=358303&team=vjo )  We need parent volunteers in the following areas:
Adobo Chef (need 4 more)
Clean up (need 7 more)
Check in / Clerk of the Course (need 4 more)
Computer Room (need 2 more)
Colorado (need 3 more)
Hospitality (need 4 more)
Head Timer (need 3 more)
Meet Marshal (need 5 more)
Meet Runner (need 1 more)
Parking Attendant (mornings only, need 1 more)
Potato Baker (need 1 more)
Runners (need 1more)
Meet Set up (Tues, Wed, & Thurs, need 9 more people)
Silent Auction (need 3 more)
Snack Bar (need 5 more)
 
 
 
 
 
VJO Silent Auction – April 26th 9-3pm
Thank you to all that have already donated to the Silent Auction!  We are excited to announce that Vallejo Aquatic Club will host a Silent Auction at our upcoming home meet on April 26th. We are asking each VJO family to donate one or more items.  All donations may be placed in the large “Silent Auction Donations” marked container in the shark tank. Please put your donations in one of the bags that will be available. If you wish to receive a tax deductible receipt, please place a note with your name, address, phone number, description of the item, and the value of the item in the bag. The needed auction items can be found on our team website under “Silent Auction” in the Events Section, a list/sign-up sheet can also be found at the pool.
We are still in need of more volunteers to take Silent Auction Donation Letters around to local businesses to get donations (this is a great way to get your volunteer hours in)
Questions: Email Sarah Chavez (srchavez22@gmail.com ) and /or Julie Everett (jeverett2@juno.com )..
 
 
 
VJO Team Suit / Warm-up Fitting – Tues May 3rd
When: Tuesday May 3rd
Time: 3:30-7:30pm
Where: Cunningham Pool
Nor Cal Swim Shop will be at Cunningham pool on Tuesday May 3rd from 3:30-7:30pm for our VJO team suit fitting. We will be offering two different team suits again this year, the custom Q suit and a black polyester suit with embroidered team logo on front.  Both women’s team suits are available in multiple styles.  The men’s team suits are available in either Jammer or brief style.  We will also have our new team warm-ups available in both youth and adult sizes.  Order forms will be available soon.
 
 
 
 
UPOMING MEETS:
 
VJO Long Course C/B/A+ Meet    - April 25th - 27th 
Our VJO Long Course Meet is CLOSED for entries! Our Long Course Meet will be held on April 25th, 26th, and 27th at the Cunningham Pool.  We also need all parents on deck to help put on the meet. The Job Sign-up's tab can be found on our web site (www.vallejoaquatics.org) on the "VJO Long Course C/B/A+ Meet " events page.
TIME: Friday’s session will begin at 5:00 p.m., with warm-ups at 3:30 .m. Saturday & Sunday sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. each day, with warm-ups starting at 7:30a.m. Shallow dive starts in competition pool from 08:40 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. under the direction of a referee and starter.
 
 
 
Napa C/B/A+ Long Course Meet  (June 7-8)
The Napa Valley Long Course Meet is now open online for entries!  This meet tends to fill very quickly so make sure you get registered ASAP.  The meet will be held at the Napa Valley Junior College on June 7-8.  This will be one of our team designated meets for the month of June.  Swimmers from all groups are encouraged to enter this meet.  If you are unsure as to what events to enter please talk to your coach directly.
 
TIME: Sessions will begin at 9:00am each day, with warm ups from 7:30am to 8:45 am.
 
 
 
 
APRIL SWIMMERS OF THE MONTH
The following swimmers did an outstanding job last month and have been awarded swimmer of the month for April.  These swimmers are also awarded with a Swimmer of the Month cap.
Novice 1: Monica/Will’s Group: Daniela Wilder
Novice 1: Sam’s 6:30 Group:  Amaya Bernard
Novice 2: Sam’s 5:30 Group:  Janessa Abisia
Novice 2: Hillary’s Group: Maya Erikson
Age Group: Tess Schoonhoven
Senior Group: Brandon Miguel
 
 
 
 
 
2013 FALL MEET DATES:
April
April 8            - VJO General Membership Meeting (6-7:30pm, Portable Building)
April 13          - Sunday Long Course Practice (7-9am)
April 24          - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
April 25-27   - VJO Long Course C/B/A+ Meet (Team Meet, Cunningham Pool)
April 28         - No Practice (Meet recovery Day)
 
May
May 3            - Saturday Long Course Morning Practice (7-9am)
May  6            - Team Suit Fitting (3:30-7:30pm, Cunningham Pool)
May 15-17     - Sac-Joaquin Section Championships (HS Swimmers, Tokay HS, Lodi)
May 16-17    - North Coast Section HS Championships (HS Swimmers, Location TBA)
May 17-18    - Piranha Swimming C/B/A+ Meet (Team Meet, Rohnert Park)
May 24-26    - Senior Training Camp (Napa, CA)
May 26          - No Practice (Memorial Day)
May 29          - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5:00-7:00pm)
May 30-31   - SASO Long Course Dual Meet (Solano College)
 
June
June 7-8      - Napa Valley C/B/A+ Long Course Meet (Napa Valley JC)
June 11        - Weekday Long Course Morning Practice (M/W/F Senior & Age Group)
June 14        - Saturday Long Course Practice (7-9am)
June 21        - Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion (12-4pm)
June 24        - Swim-A-Thon (Senior/Age Group 3:30-5:30, Everyone Else 5:30-7:30pm)
June 26        - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
June 27-29  - Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A+ Meet
 
July
July 4                 - 4th of July Parade (No Practice)
July 11-13         - Junior Olympic Championships (JO Qualifiers, San Jose, CA)
July 15               - Picture Day (Individuals @ 3:30, Team Picture @ 5:30)
July 24               - Shark Pride Day 6-7pm
July 26-27         -  Championships  (TBA)
July 30-Aug 3   - Senior Western Zone Championships (Senior Group Qualifiers, Clovis CA)
July 30- Aug 3  - Long Course Far Western Championships (FW Qualifiers, Concord, CA)
 
August
Aug 6-9        - Western Zone Age Group Championships (WZ Qualifiers, Federal Way, WA)
Aug 9-10     - REAL Championships (Team Meet, Trial /Final –Vintage HS, Napa)
Aug 11-24   - Team Break (No Practice for 2 weeks)
Aug 25         - First Day of Fall Practice
Aug 28         - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
Aug 30         - Team Water Park Trip – Water World
 
September
Sept 1         - No Practice (Labor Day)
Sept 13       - Ukiah Dual Meet / Camping
Sept 20       - 2013 VJO Awards Banquet
Sept 25       - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
Sept 26-28  - Marin Pirates Senior Meet (Indian Valley College)