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Dear Swimmers and Parents,
 
 
SIGN UP FOR FALL VJO MEET NOW!
It’s not too late, get signed up for our VJO Fall Classic Meet now. The Friday night portion of the meet is closed, but the Saturday and Sunday sessions remain open. Don’t let your child miss out on this great opportunity to swim. Our VJO Tuffy Williams Fall Classic Meet on October 3-5, will be held at our Cunningham Pool. This meet is recommended for ALL VJO swimmers.  Please make sure to get signed up for the meet ASAP as this meet will be filled soon.
Job Sign-ups: 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.
Friday Session: ***CLOSED***
Saturday Session: ***OPEN***
Sunday Session: ***OPEN***
 
 
2014 VJO AWARDS BANQUET RECAP
Thank you everyone foe attending our 2014 VJO Awards Banquet last week at St. Pats High School.  We had a one of the biggest turnouts ever and many amazing awards given out.  If you were unable to attend the banquet please see Diane Powell at the pool between 3:30-6:00pm for your award.  Many awards will not fit in family file folders.
 
 
Go Sharks!
Jennifer Thiem
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Team Suit Fitting Day - Tues Sept 23rd 3:30-7:30
Today, 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. The swim shop will also bring any practice gear needed (practice suits, googles, fins, kick boards, paddles, & swim bags). Order forms are on our team website and can be found at the pool.
 
***There is REGULAR PRACTICE for all groups today***
 
 
 
 
Shark Pride Day – Thursday May 29th 5-7pm
This Thursday, Sept 25th is Shark Pride Day!  All groups will be swimming together from 5:00-7:00pm.  The last Thursday of every month is Shark Pride Day. On this day, all VJO swimmers are encouraged to wear their turquoise team shirts to school and around town.  Show off your Shark spirit!  We want to encourage team unity by having the entire swim team practice together.  The team will be warming up, work on skills together, and playing games together.  This will be a team building day with a great opportunity to get to know swimmers in other groups. 
 
 
 
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 www.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 closed for entries.  This meet is only recommended for qualifying Senior Group swimmers.
 
 
 
VJO Tuffy Williams Fall Classic C/B/A+ Meet  - Oct 3-5
IT”S NOT TOO LATE!  The Friday night portion of the meet is closed, but the Saturday and Sunday sessions remain open. Our VJO Tuffy Williams Fall Classic Meet on October 3-5 is filling fast.  This meet is recommended for ALL VJO swimmers.  Please make sure to get signed up for the meet ASAP as this meet will be filled soon.
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 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 18        - Saturday Morning Practice (All Groups, 9:30-11:30am)
Oct 25        - Saturday Morning Practice (All Groups, 9:30-11:30am)
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)