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Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
 
 
Thanksgiving Week Practice Schedule
Monday 11/24 - Regular Practice, All Groups
Tuesday 11/25 - Regular Practice, All Groups
Wednesday 11/26 - Regular Practice, All Groups (No Masters)
Thursday 11/27NO PRACTICE - Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday 11/28 – NO PRACTICE - Happy Black Friday!
Saturday 11/29 – 8-10am “Work Off the Turkey” Practice (All Groups + Masters)
Friday 12/5 – NO PRACTICE (Coaches gone to JO & SR Champs) 
 
 We hope everyone has a fun and safe Turkey Day. Happy Thanksgiving! 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Thursday 11/27NO PRACTICE - Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday 11/28 – NO PRACTICE - Happy Black Friday!
Friday 12/5NO PRACTICE (Coaches gone to JO & SR Champs) 
 
 
VJO Saturday Morning “Work Off the Turkey” Practice - Sat Nov 29nd 8-10am
This Saturday Coach Jennifer and Monica will be holding a “Work Off the Turkey” practice from 8:00-10:00am open to all groups and Master Swimmers. 
 
 
 
VJO Polar Bear Club is BACK
In an effort to encourage VJO team members to practice during the Winter Months, we are bringing back the Polar
Bear Club. The Polar Bear Club will start Dec 1st and run through the end of February. The VJO coaching staff will track daily practice attendance and award participation based on swimmers attendance to practice and events. VJO will provide prizes for those meeting qualifying levels.
 
Although we encourage all team members to attend as many practices as possible, each practice group will have attendance requirements on a sliding scale to reflect the weekly expectations of each group.  Prizes and qualifying levels will be released soon!
  • Prize Qualifying Levels:
    • Prize Level 1 – Polar Bear Club Bumper Sticker
      • Attend practice in Dec, Jan & Feb
    • Prize Level 2 - Polar Bear Club Bumper Sticker & Bini Baby
      • Meet following attendance requirements for each group for Dec-Feb:
        • Hammerheads 1&2 - 50%
        • Leopard & Mako Sharks - 70%
        • Age Group – 80%
        • Senior -90%
    • Prize Level 3 – Polar Bear Club Bumper Sticker, Bini Baby, & T-Shirt
      • Meet following attendance requirements for each group for Dec-Feb:
        • Hammerheads 1&2 - 70%
        • Leopard & Mako Sharks - 80%
        • Age Group – 85%
        • Senior -95%
    • Meets and Saturday Practices will be given as extra credit attendance days.
 
 
 
 
Pacific Swimming Registration Renewal Past- Due!
We are still missing many swimmers Pacific Swimming renewals.  Please place your check in the Membership Folder (Powell) in the cart on deck. "Please submit a separate check for Pacific Swimming Renewal. Do not include this $73.00 fee on your VJO monthly dues payment." If you have any questions please call Diane Powell at 707-342-1199. Your 2015 card will arrive in January and be placed in your family file folder.
Amount:  $73.00 (for each Swimmer)
Due:  November 2nd 2014 (Past Due Now)
Make Checks Payable to: Pacific Swimming”
What is the Pacific Swimming Renewal Fee?
The Pacific Swimming Registration fee provides the swimmer with a National Registration Number (USA-S number), which is used when entering all swim meets, and USA Swimming insurance coverage during workouts and meets.  This registration is required each calendar year to renew membership with Pacific Swimming. - Saturday Morning Practice (9:30-11:30am)
 
The following families we have not received checks from yet:
Adams
Benberg
Calacsan
Capulong (2)
DeLange
Erickson
Fitzgerald
Fogli
Hall
Hunter
Jellison
Knight
Mares (F)
Martin
Melchor
Nicol
Osejo
Pettit
Ramos
Rodriguez
Schultz
Smith
Sullivan
Tran
Villagomez
 
 
 
VJO Holiday Party - Save the Date!
Saturday December 13th will be our VJO Holiday Party.  The Holiday Party will be held at the SPSV (St. Pats/St. Vincent’s) Cafeteria from 5-9pm. Get ready for some festive fun and games!
 
 
 
VJO Crab Feed Fundraiser – Save the Date!
Vallejo Aquatic Club is hosting our first crab feed on Saturday March 7th 2015! Please join us for the fun! Tickets are $40 per person in advance, $50 at the door. We will be hosting the crab feed with Knights of Columbus (KoC).
** Email Mark Eggan at president@vallejoaquatics.org or call/text 707.853.8521 directly for tickets ** 
Crab, Tri-Tip, Salad
Live DJ and dancing
Silent Auction
Dessert Table
Open bar as well!  21+ and over please.
 
Mark your calendars now for Saturday March 7th, 2015.
 
Location: The Clock Tower
                 1189 Washington Street
                 Benicia, CA 94510
 
 
UPOMING MEETS:
 
2014 Winter Junior Olympic Championships
The 2014 Winter Junior Olympic Championships (14 & Under) in Morgan Hill, CA on Dec 5-7 is still open for entries. Swimmers must have achieved the JO qualifying time standard to attend the meet.
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 11:59 PM.
 
 
 
WCAB SR-2 Trials/ Finals Championship Meet
The WCAB Senior II Trial/Final Meet on Dec 5-7 is closing soon for entries.  This meet is recommended for all Senior Group swimmers. Senior II time standard is needed to qualify for this meet. 
Entry Deadline: Wed November 26th, 11:59pm
 
 
“Last Chance” Tri Meet
We will be having a “Last Chance” tri meet on Sunday, December 14th. This meet would give our swimmers a last chance to obtain “BB” times before our big Zone 3 Winter Championships in January. This meet will be held in San Rafael with SSS and PCM.  More information about the meet will be coming soon….
 
 
 
NOVEMBER SWIMMERS OF THE MONTH
The following swimmers did an outstanding job last month and have been awarded swimmer of the month for October.  These swimmers are also awarded with a Swimmer of the Month cap.
Hammerheads 1:  Zakiel Ruiz
Hammerheads 2:  Charity Donato
Leopard Sharks:  Gabriella Trinidad
Mako Sharks:  Marley Fitzgerald
Age Group: Nathan Jellision
Senior Group:  Jake Everett
 
 
 
 
2014 FALL MEET DATES:
November
Nov 8-9       - Piranha Swimming Invitational Meet (All Groups, Rohnert Park, CA)
Nov 7-9       - Terrapins Senior Circuit Meet (Senior Qualifying Time, Concord, CA)
Nov 15        - Saturday Morning Practice (9:30-11:30am)
Nov 22        - Saturday Morning Practice (9:30-11:30am)
Nov 20        - Shark Pride Intrasquad Meet (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Nov 27-28   - Happy Thanksgiving (No Practice)
Nov 29        - Swim Off the Turkey Saturday Practice (8-10am, All Groups+ Masters)
 
December
Dec 1              - VJO Polar Bear Club Starts (Dec, Jan, & Feb)
Dec 5-7           - Senior II Short Course Championships (Sen Qual Time, Walnut Creek, CA)
Dec 5-7           - Junior Olympic Championships (JO Qualifiers, Morgan Hill, CA)
Dec 13             - Christmas Party (SPSV Cafeteria, 5-9pm)
Dec 14            - “Last Chance Tri Meet” (Last Chance Qualifying Meet before Zone 3,San Rafael)
Dec  22-26      -  Winter Break  (No Practice)
Dec 29- Jan 2  - Combined Practices (Practice Times TBA)
 
January
Jan 17-18         -  Zone 3 Championships (“BB” Qualifying Time Needed, Santa Rosa JC)
Jan 19              - NO PRACTICE (MLK Holiday/ Meet Recovery Day)
 
February
Feb 6-8             - VJO C/B/A + Meet (Cunningham Pool)
Feb 9                - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
Feb 12-17         - Arizona Travel Meet “The Lost Dutchman” (Sr/AG Group, Chandler, Arizona)
Feb 16              - NO PRACTICE (Presidents Day)
Feb 28-Mar 1   - Zone All Star Meet (Location TBA)
 
March
Mar 7                - VJO Crab Feed (The Clock Tower, Benicia)
Mar 7-8            - Napa Valley Swim Team C/B/A+ Meet (Vintage HS, CA)
Mar 20-22        - Junior Olympic Championships (Concord/San Ramon, CA)
 
April
April 9-12        - Speedo Far Western Championships (Morgan Hill, Ca)
 
May
May 1-3           - VJO C/B/A+ Meet (Cunningham Pool)