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Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
 
Good Luck 2014 Junior Olympic Swimmers!
We would like to wish Gabriel Cueva (9), Mikaela Gomez (10), Nathan Jellison (12), and Anna Frances Reyes (10) good luck at the 2014 14 & Under Junior Olympic Championships.  These four VJO swimmers will be competing in a 3 day meet down in Morgan Hill, CA.  Attending the meet with them will be Coach Monica.  Good luck this weekend, we wish you all the best of luck.
 
 
Good Luck Senior Champ Swimmers!
We would also like to wish Mirelle Augst (17), Nathan Donato (17), Jake Everett (16), Sota Kanzan (16), Sam Man (14), Tim Man (17), Jose Martin (20), Alyssa Powell (15), Dylan Powell (19),  Elina Rosario (15), and Alexander Viray (15) good luck at the 2014 WCAB Senior Championships.  These eleven VJO swimmers will be competing in a 3 day Senior Meet at the Diablo Valley College in Concord, CA.  Attending the meet with them will be Coach Jennifer.  Good luck this weekend Senior Champ swimmers!
 
 
 
Dine N Donate at The Habit
Our VJO Arizona Swimmers present a Dine N Donate Fundraiser at The Habit on Monday December 8th from 3-9pm.  Join us on Monday and enjoy delicious charburgers, sandwiches, salads and shakes. Present this flyer when you order and The Habit will donate 20% of the receipt to Vallejo Aquatic Club. Click Here for The Habit Dine N Donate Flyer
Date: Monday December 8th
Time: 3-9pm
Location: The Habit Burger & Grill
     118 Plaza Drive
     Vallejo, CA.  94591
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
 
Friday 12/5NO PRACTICE (Coaches gone to JO’s & SR Champs) 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
New Year’s Week Practice Schedule
  • Monday Dec 29th
    • 7-9 am – Age & Sr
    • 4-6 pm – Age & Sr Group
    • 6-7:15pm H1, H2, Leopard, & Mako Groups
    • 7:15-8:15pm – Masters
  • Tuesday Dec 30st
    • 7-9 am – Age & Sr
    • 4-6 pm – Age & Sr Group
    • 6-7:15pm H1, H2, Leopard, & Mako Groups
  • Wednesday Dec 31th
    • 7-9am – All Groups
    • PM – No Practice
  • Thursday Jan 1st
    • 3-6pm – New Year Challenge: 100x100’s or as many as you can… (All Groups & Masters Invited)
  • Friday Jan 2nd
    • 7-9 am – Age & Sr
    • 4-6 pm – Age & Sr Group
    • 6-7:15pm H1, H2, Leopard, & Mako Group
 
 
STILL MISSING 2015 PACIFIC SWIM RENEWAL CHECKS
If your swimmer has not yet turn in his/her 2015 Pac Swim Registration please do so IMMEDIATELY!  Diane Powell has already sent in our team, coaches, officials, and swimmers registration info and checks. Swimmers that have not renewed their 2015 Pac Swim Registration will not be allowed to compete or practice as of January 1st 2015.  Please make sure you get yours turned in ASAP! Please place completed form and check in the Membership Folder (Powell) in the cart on deck.
  AMOUNT:  $73.00 (for each Swimmer)
Due:  November 2nd 2014 (Past Due Now)
Late Registration: Late Reg. Swimmers will now need to fill out the 2015 Pac Swim Registration Form
Make Checks Payable to:Pacific Swimming”
QUESTIONS: If you have any questions please call Diane Powell at 707-342-1199. Your 2015 card will arrive soon and be placed in your family file folder.
 
 
 
 
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) will be held in Morgan Hill, CA on Dec 5-7. Swimmers must have achieved the JO qualifying time standard to attend the meet.
LOCATION: Morgan Hill Aquatics Center, 16200 Condit Road, Morgan Hill, CA.
 
 
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. 
LOCATION: Diablo Valley College Aquatic Center, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
 
 
PCM “Last Chance” Meet
The meet sheet and entry form is out! 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.  Meet entries are due by Tuesday December 9th at the end of practice. Please turn entry forms into the manila folder hanging on the bulletin board at the pool.
LOCATION: Redwood High School pool, 395 Doherty Dr., Larkspur, CA 94939.
DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy 101 SB to the Lucky Dr. Exit. Continue unto Fifer Ave, turn left unto lucky Dr. Take the first right unto Doherty Dr., destination will be on the left. The pool is at the south east corner of the parking lot.
COURSE: Outdoor 25 yard pool with up to 10 lanes available for competition. A warm up/warm down area will be available throughout the competition.
TIME: Meet will begin at 11:00 AM with warm-ups from 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM.
ENTRY FEES: $10.00 participation fee per swimmer. Make check payable to: RRC.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Entries must be turned in by Wednesday, December 10th at 7:30pm. No late entries will be accepted. No refunds will be made. Please place completed entry forms and checks into the manila folder on the bulletin board at the pool.
CHECK-IN: The meet will be pre-seeded. No check-in is required. Please contact your coach prior to the start of the meet if you are not able to attend.
ENTRY LIMIT: Swimmers may complete up to 4 events maximum per day.
ENTRY FORM: Click Here for entry form. Extra entry forms can be found at the pool or on the vallejoaquatics.org web site under meets.
 
 
 
 
DECEMBER SWIMMERS OF THE MONTH
The following swimmers did an outstanding job last month and have been awarded swimmer of the month for December.  These swimmers are also awarded with a Swimmer of the Month cap.
Hammerheads 1:  Ashley Abarca 
Hammerheads 2:  Ahewa Manna
Leopard Sharks:  AJ Caberto
Mako Sharks:  Aidan Ramblas
Age Group:  Gabby Bon Borquez
Senior Group:  Alyssa Powell
 
 
 
2014 FALL MEET DATES:
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
  • Monday Dec 29th
    • 7-9 am – Age & Sr
    • 4-6 pm – Age & Sr Group
    • 6-7:15pm H1, H2, Leopard, & Mako Groups
    • 7:15-8:15pm – Masters
  • Tuesday Dec 30st
    • 7-9 am – Age & Sr
    • 4-6 pm – Age & Sr Group
    • 6-7:15pm H1, H2, Leopard, & Mako Groups
  • Wednesday Dec 31th
    • 7-9am – All Groups
    • PM – No Practice
  • Thursday Jan 1st
    • 3-6pm – New Year Challenge: 100x100’s or as many as you can… (All Groups & Masters Invited)
  • Friday Jan 2nd
    • 7-9 am – Age & Sr
    • 4-6 pm – Age & Sr Group
    • 6-7:15pm H1, H2, Leopard, & Mako Group
 
 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)