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Weekly Mailer
 
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
 
Westside Meet Recap
Although we only had a very small group attend the Westside Long Course meet on June 27-28 we had some amazing swims. Two of the most amazing swim were done by Mikaela Gomez (10).  Mikaela achieved a new JO time in the 100 back with a 1:32.11 and a new JO time in the 50 breast with a 46.83 … way to go Mikaela!   Abigail Argueta (11) achieved a new “A” time in the 200 back with a 3:06.61 and a new “A” time in the 50 Fly with a 36.50. Sam Man (13) achieved a new “B” time in the 200 Free with a 2:37.07. Elina Rosario (14) achieved an new “A” time in the 100 Free with a 1:06.94. Darren Chavez (14) achieved a new “B” time in the 100 breast with a 1:36.06. Tess Schoonhoven (16) achieved a new”B” time in the 200 Free with a 2:36.41.   Way to go VJO swimmers, great job!
 
 
 
Friday Morning Practice CANCELLED!
This Friday Morning’s Practice on July 4th has been CANCELLED due to a pool scheduling conflict.  Sorry for the inconvenience.
 
 
 
Vallejo 4th of July Parade Info 
Swimmers and parents please come join us and help celebrate Independence Day and showcase our team spirit at the 161th Annual Vallejo 4th of July Parade. All parents and family members are welcome to join us in the walk too, just wear your turquoise shark shirt.  If you do not have a team turquoise shark shirt or need another one, please see Diane Powell or Miriam Rivera on deck to buy your t-shirt (T-Shirt:$10).
  • Meeting Time: 9:30am
  • Meeting Place: Louisiana St at Broadway (Entry # 53, Division #4)
  • Parade Route: Starts on Tennessee St. at Broadway at 10:00 a.m., travels west to Sonoma Blvd., then south along Sonoma Blvd. to Georgia St., then west again to end at Georgia St. and Santa Clara St.
  • Younger Swimmers:  Parents please make sure younger swimmers are supervised by a parent during the parade.  If you cannot walk in the parade with your youngster please make arrangements with another swim family.
  • Parade flyer with details have been placed in file folders.
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Swim-A-Thon Make-up Day  - Tuesday July 8th  
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.  There is still plenty of time to get pledges! 
 
Swim-A-Thon Make Up Day : July 8th, Tuesday 3:30-5:30 (bring a person to count your laps): 
Last Day to Turn in Money:  July 24th, Shark Pride Day
Swim-A-Thon Prizes:
Could you use some new team attire? How about a new Parka?
Each family is asked to bring in $200, but for a little bit more you could earn these:
If you collect-     You will receive-
$250:                      VJO T-Shirt or VJO Beanie
$350:                      VJO Sweat Shirt or Long Sleeved T or Team caps
$450:                      Sweat Suit (shirt and pants) or Warm-up Jacket
$550:                      Speedo Pro Backpack or Team Swim Suit
$650:                      VJO Warm-up Suit or waterproof MP3 player
$750:                      VJO Parka 
In addition to our in-house prizes each swimmer also qualifies for the following:
USA SWIM Prizes
$200+                   US Swim Bag Tag
$400.-599.99       US Swim Cap
$600.-799.99       US Swim T-shirt
$800.-1199.99      US Swim Towel
$1200.-1200.+      TYR Backpack
 
 
 
 
Senior / Age Group Summer Morning Practice
Summer LC morning practices for Senior and Age Group will be held from 7-9am on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.  All Friday practices will be open to the entire team.
Fri July 4th – No Practice –- CANCELLED --
Mon July 7th – 7-9am
Wed July 9th – 7-9am
Fri July 11th – No AM Practice (JO Champs)
Mon July 14th – No AM Practice
Wed July 16th – 7-9am
Fri July 18th – 7-9am (All Groups Welcome!)
Mon July 21st – 7-9am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPOMING MEETS:
 
 
Junior Olympic Championships – July 11-13 (***Venue Change - Concord***)
The Junior Olympic Championships on July 11-13 is closed for entries.  Please keep in mind the meet venue has changed and the meet will now be held in Concord, CA at the Concord Community Pool.  
                 Location: Concord Community Pool, 3501 Cowell Rd, Concord.
           
 
 
Zone 3 Long Course Championships - July 26-27
Zone 3 Champs is our long course team championship meet for 2014 summer season.  The meet will be held here at our Cunningham Pool on July 26-17.  Do NOT enter Zone 3 Championships online.  To enter Zone 3 Championships please complete the consolidated entry form at the back of the meet sheet and turn it into the manila envelope at the pool labeled "Zone 3 Champs Entries".  Extra meet sheets and entry forms can be found at the pool or on our team website.
 
TO ENTER: Turn in completed consolidated entry forms to the manila envelope at the pool.
        ENTRY DEADLINE: Consolidated entry forms are due by Monday July 7th by 7:30pm.
        Please make checks out to "VJO". 
RELAYS: All VJO swimmers will be entered in relays each day unless coaches are notified
        otherwise.
NO QUALIFYING TIME STANDARD: There are no qualifying time standards to attend, so
         all VJO swimmers should be attending.  
PARENT VOLUNTEERS: This meet is put on by all Zone 3 teams.  VJO will be responsible
         for supplying parent volunteers for the following areas:
Meet Set-up
Meet Clean-up
Snack Bar
Timers for our designated lanes
 
 
REAL Championships - August 9-10
REAL SCY Championships is our last and most fun meet of the 2014 summer season.  The meet will be held at Vintage HS in Napa, CA.  This will be a team scored meet and we will be competing against 5 other local teams. We will need all VJO swimmers in attendance and ready for a good time.  Team entries will be distributed by VJO in late July.  There will also be a fun theme for the meet… we look forward to finding out what this year’s fun theme will be.
 
 
 
JULY 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): Ady Melchor
Hammerheads 2 (6:30):  Sela Calascan
Leopard Sharks (5:30):  Alexandra Grant
Mako Sharks (6:30): Johnny Falcon
Age Group: Arren Caberto         
Senior Group: Elina Rosario
 
 
 
 
2014 SUMMER MEET DATES:
July
July 4                 - Vallejo 4th of July Parade (Meet at 9:30am at Louisiana St and Broadway)
July 7                - Entries for Zone 3 Due
July 8                - Swim-A-Thon Make up Day (3:30-5:30pm, bring a person to count for you)
July 11-13     - Junior Olympic Championships (JO Qualifiers, Concord, 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, Cunningham Pool)
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)