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Dear Swimmers and Parents,
 
GET SIGNED UP FOR OUR FALL MEETS NOW!
There are multiple meets open for entries.  These meets all fill quickly, so make sure you get signed up ASAP. Our Oct 3-5 VJO Meet already has over 450 swimmers entered in it.  The meet will be closing soon.  Please see the “Upcoming Meets” section below for more meet details and how to sign up. 
 
CLOSING TODAY-- Sept 27-28  Marin Pirates Senior II Meet (Senior Group)
FRI SESSION CLOSING THIS WEEK-- Oct 3-5  VJO Fall Classic C/B/A+ Meet (All Team Meet)
 
 
 
 
JOB SIGN-UPS FOR UPCOMING MEETS
Parents, we need your help! Don’t forget to get signed up for your swim meet volunteer jobs.  Job sign-ups are first come first serve. Remember we need the help of all families to make a successful meet.
Click here for VJO Tuffy Williams Fall Classic C/B/A+ Meet Job Sign-ups
 
 
Go Sharks!
Jennifer Thiem
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Saturday Morning Practice – Sat Sept 20th 9:30-11:30am
This Saturday Sept 20th we will be holding a morning practice open to all groups from 9:30-11:30am.  We hope to see you there!
 
 
 
2014 VJO Awards Banquet - Friday Sept 19th 5-9pm
You are invited to attend the 2014 VJO Awards Banquet and Potluck.  All VJO swimmers are awarded for their participation and achievements during the 2013-2014 year.  Please come help us celebrate our VJO swimmers accomplishments.
DATE: FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 2014
TIME: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
PLACE: SPSV HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA, 1500 BENICIA RD., VALLEJO
Dress is Semi - Formal, Flyer and Potluck assignments have been sent out.
 
 
 
 
Team Suit Fitting Day - Tues Sept 23rd 3:30-7:30
Tuesday, September 23th NorCal Swim Shop will be at Cunningham pool 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 Nike 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 team warm-ups (Speedo Sonic) available in both youth and adult sizes. Order Forms are available on our website or at the pool.
 
 
 
Pacific Swimming Officials Clinic – Oct 11th
Parents, learn more about the sport of swimming and become an official. The Pacific Swimming Officials Clinic will be held on October 11th, 2014 at the Milpitas Embassy Suites. The time will be 8 am - 4 pm. Please use the PacSwim.org website to register for the clinics that each individual would like to attend.
Basic Stroke & Turn Clinic
Starter Clinic
Basic Chief Judge Clinic
Advanced Stroke and Turn Clinic
Hy-Tek Timing Judge and Timing System Clinic
Admin Official Clinic
Deck Referee / Meet Referee Clinic
Meet Director Clinic
Admin Referee Clinic
 
QUESTIONS: For question or carpooling about the Clinic please contact Alan Augst our VJO Officials Chair at aaugst@live.com
 
REMINDER: All teams are now being fined $100 per session for not meeting the required number of officials at swim meets. Thank you for becoming officials and helping us prevent this fine.
 
 
 
VJO Female Team Suit for Sale
We have a family with a brand new female VJO team suit for sale. The suit is a female size 24, black polyester solid Nike with the team logo embroidered on the front.  The suit was just too small and has never been worn. If you are interested or have questions please contact Margareth Mcfadden at margareth12102@gmail.com or (347)737-6187.
 
 
 
 
UPOMING MEETS:
 
Marin Pirates Senior Meet – Sept 27-28
The MP Senior Meet is closing today for entries.  This meet is only recommended for qualifying Senior Group swimmers. This meet will fill up fast so please get entered ASAP.
 
 
 
 
VJO Tuffy Williams Fall Classic C/B/A+ Meet  - Oct 3-5
Our VJO Tuffy Williams Fall Classic Meet on October 3-5 is filling quickly and will be cloosing soon for entries!  The Friday night session of the meet will be closing this week. This meet is recommended for ALL VJO swimmers.  Please make sure to get signed up for the meet ASAP as this meet will fill up FAST!
Job Sign-up: Parents, we need your help! Don’t forget to get signed up for your meet volunteer job ASAP.  Job sign-ups are first come first serve. Remember we need the help of all families to make a successful meet.  Click here for swim meet job sign-ups.
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014 FALL MEET DATES:
September
Sept 1         - No Practice (Labor Day)
Sept 12/13   - VJO Tri Meet at Cunningham
Sept 16        - Mandatory General Membership Meeting for Parents (Portable Building, 6:00-7:30pm)
                              Combined Practice 3:30-5:30pm – Senior & Age Group
                                                               6:00-7:30pm – Hammerheads 1&2, Leopard Sharks, & Makos
Sept 19       - 2014 VJO Awards Banquet (SPSV Cafeteria, 5-9pm)
Sept 20       - Saturday Morning Practice (All Groups, 9:30-11:30am)
Sept 23       - Team Suit Fitting Day (Cunningham Pool, 3:30-7:30pm)
Sept 25       - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
Sept 26-28  - Marin Pirates Senior Meet (Senior Group Only, Indian Valley College, CA)
 
October
Oct 2          - First Day of Fall Senior Group Morning Practice (Tues & Thurs 5:45-7am)
Oct 3-5       - VJO C/B/A Meet  (All Groups, Cunningham Pool)
Oct 6          - No Practice (Meet Recovery Day)
Oct 30        -  Halloween Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
Oct 31        -  No Practice for Most Groups (Senior/Age Group 3:30-5:30pm)
 
November
Nov 7-9       -  Piranha Swimming Invitational Meet (All Groups, Rohnert Park, CA)
Nov 20        -  Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Nov 27-28   -  Happy Thanksgiving (No Practice)
 
December
Dec 5-7       -  Senior II Short Course Championships (Senior Group Only, Walnut Creek, CA)
Dec 5-7       -  Junior Olympic Championships (JO Qualifiers, Morgan Hill, CA)
Dec ??         - Christmas Party (location TBA)
Dec  22-26  -  Winter Break  (No Practice)
Dec 29- Jan 2  - Combined Practices (Practice Times TBA)
 
January
Jan 17-18    -  Zone 3 Championships (Z3 Qualifying Time Needed, Location TBA)