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Dear Swimmers and Parents,
 
SASO Meet Recap
VJO had a great turn out at the SASO Meet last weekend.  We had a total of 54 swimmers attend and one of the best parts was how fast and well the meet ran.  Not only did the meet go fast, but so did our VJO swimmers!  We had 22 new “B” times achieved, and 16 new “ A” times achieved, 2 new “JO” times achieved and 1 new “SR II” time achieved.  Congratulations to Anna Frances Reyes (10) for achieving a first time ever JO time standard in the 50 Fly (40.50). Anna Frances will now be able to attend the 2014 Junior Olympic Championships in July. Congratulations to Daniel Sanderson (18) for achieving a new JO time standard in the 100 Free (57.62).  Also, congratulations to Evan Augst (19) for a achieving a SR II time standard in the 200 Breast (2:57.32).  Great Job VJO swimmers, keep up the hard work!
 
 
Napa Meet - Scratch Down
We have been notified by the Napa Meet Director that they will be having a mandatory scratch down on Saturday 6/7.  Swimmers that are entered in four events on Saturday will be asked to scratch down to 3 events.  $2.75 will be refunded to those swimmers scratching down.
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
 
Senior / Age Group Summer Morning Practice
Summer LC morning practices for Senior and Age Group will begin Wednesday June 11th.  Morning practices will be held from 7-9am.  There will be some days at the beginning that we will have to swim earlier do to training at the pool.  All Friday practice will be open to the entire team.
Wed June 11th – 7-9am
Fri June 13th – 6-8am
Mon June 16th – 6-8am
Wed June 18th – 6-8am
Fri June 20th – 6-8am
 
 
Saturday Morning Practice/ Breakfast – June 14th
We will be having a Saturday morning long course practice on June 14th from 7-9am.  All groups are invited to attend this practice.  We will also be having a potluck breakfast afterwards, so bring a favorite breakfast item to share!
 
 
 
VJO Alumni Pool Party and Alumni Reunion – June 21st
You are invited to the Annual Vallejo Aquatic Club Pool Party, Potluck and Alumni Reunion on Saturday June 21st 2014 12-4pm. Summer is here! Everyone into the pool!  Come join us for a fun event for the whole family.  Calling all alumni and swim families to swim in a mini meet. Winners will get braggingrights. Spread the word to any and all VJO Alumni to join the fun! We will also have our 4th Annual Cook-Off Challenge Bring your BBQ dish to be judged and share the rest. Prizes will be given. Sign-up sheets available at the pool.
POTLUCK ASSIGNMENT
Please Bring (according to last name):
A - B Appetizers
C - G Salad or Side Dish
H - S Main Dish
T - Z Dessert
 
 
 
VJO Swim-A-Thon  - June 24th
It’s time to start getting pledges!  The VJO Swim-A-Thon will be held on Tuesday June 24th.  This year we will be dividing into two groups to swim. Senior and Age Group will swim from 3:30-5:30pm and Hammerheads 1 & 2, Leopard Sharks and Makos will swim from 5:30-7:30pm. We will be having a potluck afterward.  Information and pledge sheets are in your file folders at the pool.  Extra pledge sheets and info can be found in Cyndee Bogards file folder.  Remember our team goal is to raise $20,000.  There are also some great prizes offered for those swimmers raising over $200.
 
 
 
VJO is Looking for Company Sponsorships
Vallejo Aquatic Club couldn't exist without the generous sponsorships from the community. VJO has seven team sponsor levels available. If you or your company would like to become a sponsor for the VJO Swim Team, please  download our sponsor packet for more information.
 
 
 
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:
 
 
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.   This meet is closed for entries.
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  - June 27-29
The Westside Meet is 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.
 
 
 
 
JUNE 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 (5:30): Ashley Abarca
Hammerheads 2 (6:30):  Fernanda Mares
Leopard Sharks (5:30):  Gabriel Cueva
Mako Sharks (6:30): Francesca Villagomez
Age Group: Angel Sapida
Senior Group: Alexander Viray
 
 
 
 
2014 SUMMER MEET DATES:
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, Hammerheads, Leopards & Makos  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 5-7pm
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 19       - 2014 VJO Awards Banquet (SPSV Cafeteria, 5-9pm)
Sept 25       - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
Sept 26-28  - Marin Pirates Senior Meet (Indian Valley College)