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Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
 
We bid farewell to Coach Sam
We bid farewell to Coach Sam Siaki, one of our wonderful swim coaches, who has left the Vallejo Aquatic Club after 2 and a half years of great coaching.  We wish Sam the best in all of her future endeavors and appreciate the fine job she has done for us as one of our VJO swim coaches. 
Thank you coach Sam, we wish you well.
 
 
Welcome Coach Mary Welton
We want to give a warm welcome to new Coach Mary Welton.  Mary will be assuming the duties of Hammersheads 1 coach from 5:30-6:30pm.  Mary will be assisted by Senior Groupers, Brandon Miguel and Mirelle Augst.  Coach Monica will be taking over the role of Leopard Sharks Coach (5:30-6:30pm) and Hammerheads 2 Coach (6:30-7:30pm). 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
No Practice – Monday May 26th (Memorial Day)
 
 
VJO Personalized Swim Caps  - Order Extended to Friday May 23rd
VJO Personalized cap order has been extended to this Friday May 23rd.  You have the opportunity to order personalized swim caps for your child or yourself. These will be standard black caps with white VJO and your name under the logo. You can choose to put your first name or last name only, first name and last name initial, or first name initial and your last name. There’s a minimum of two caps per order.  Order forms can be found in your file folder.  Extra order form can be found in the front of the file founders under “Order Forms” or on our team website under the “Documents” tab.  Order forms are due by Tuesday May 20th to the "Rivera" file folder.
  • Please fill out an order form and make the check payable to: VJO
  • Place the order form & check in the “RIVERA” file.
  • Order forms are due by Tuesday May 20th
  • Cost:    Latex $ 14.00/ 2 caps      or       Silicone $ 27.00/ 2 caps
 
 
Senior Training Camp – May 24-26, Napa JC
The Senior Groups in the north bay will be having a training camp May 24-26th at the Napa Valley Community College.  There is no cost for the training camp.  Are there any Senior Group families that would be able to house swimmers from other team over the weekend?  Practice times are as follows:
Saturday May 24th -  8-10am, 3-5pm
Sunday May 25th  -   7-9am, 3-5pm
Monday May 26th  -  7-9am
 
 
 
Vallejo Aquatic Club Masters 
It is official!  Vallejo Aquatic Club is now a registered USA Masters Swim Team. Help spread the word. Workouts are Monday and Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30pm at the Cunningham Pool.  Our 1st workout begins this Monday May 19th.  Monica Linn will be our coach. Come one, come all!  
 
Vallejo Aquatic Club Masters welcomes swimmers of all abilities. Whether you want to improve your overall fitness, swim just for fun, develop better technique, or train for triathlons, open water swims, or pool swimming competitions, our workouts are designed to challenge people of all abilities.
 
Workouts:  Monday & Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm
Location: Cunningham Pool
Ages: 18 and over
Fees: $30/month or $5 drop in
Pacific Masters Swimming Registration Required $50/year   (http://www.pacificmasters.org/admin/application.shtml
How to register: Email Jennifer Thiem at jenniferthiem@vallejoaquatics.org or stop by the pool during our Masters workout times. 
Questions:  Contact  Jennifer Thiem
       (707) 553-7946 (SWIM)
 
 
 
UPOMING MEETS:
 
SASO Long Course Dual Meet  - May 30/31
SASO Dual Meet entries forms are due TODAY Wednesday May 21st .  The SASO Long Course Dual Meet will be held at the Solano Junior College on Friday May 30th and Saturday May 31st.  Consolidated entry forms are available on our website and at the pool.  Swimmers enter the dual meet by filling out the consolidated entry form and turning it in with the $9 payment into the manila envelope at the pool.
 
 
 
Napa C/B/A+ Long Course Meet  - June 7-8
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.   
TIME: Sessions will begin at 9:00am each day, with warm ups from 7:30am to 8:45 am.
LOCATION: Napa Valley College. 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy., Napa, CA
 
 
 
Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A Meet
The Westside Meet is now CLOSED!  The meet will be held at the Petaluma Swim Center, 900 E. Washington Street, Petaluma.
TIME: Friday’s session will begin at 5:00pm, with warm-ups from 3:30-4:45pm. Saturday and Sunday sessions will begin at 9:00am
each day, with warm-ups from 7:30-8:45am.
 
 
 
 
MAY 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.
Hammerheads 1 (Monica Group): Teresa Barba- Finocchi
Hammerheads 2 (Sam’s 6:30 Group):  Emily Rodriguez
Leopard Sharks (Sam’s 5:30 Group):  Trinity Rivera
Mako Sharks (Hillary’s Group): Elena Duenas
Age Group: Zoe Crowder
Senior Group: Esther Hurst
 
 
 
 
 
2014 SPRING MEET DATES:
May
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 Intersquad Meet (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     -  Zone 3 Long Course Championships (Team Meet, Vallejo, CA)
July 30-Aug 3 - Senior Western Zone Champs (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 Short Course 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)