Partners
USA+Swimming
Pacific+Swimming
Solano+Association+of+Realtors
Klimisch%27s+Inc.
Axelrode+Orthodontics
Vallejo+Children%27s+Dentistry
Norcal
Dr.+Nordstrom%2C+DDS
Aloha+Saw+%26+Mower
American+Canyon+Orthodontics
Smart+%26+Final
eScrip
Sponsors
Weekly Mailer
 
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
 
ZONE 3 CHAMPS REMINDERS – Jan 17-18
TIME: Warm-ups will be from 7:30 to 8:30 AM each day.  A special warm-up time for 8 and under swimmers only will be held from 8:30 to 8:45 AM.  Meet will begin at 9:00 AM each day.
LOCATION: Quinn Swim Center, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA.  
DIRECTIONS:  From the south: Travel north on Hwy 101. Exit at College Avenue turnoff. At stoplight, make a right turn onto College Ave.  Proceed eastbound on College Avenue to Mendocino Ave.  Turn left on Mendocino Ave.  At Pacific Avenue, turn left turn into the SRJC parking lot.   Pass the football stadium to your right.  Swim center and parking is to the right past the football stadium. 
PARKING:  SRJC charges $4 per day for all-day parking pass, including weekends and holidays
 
 
 
ZONE 3 ALL STAR TEAM
Applications for the Zone 3 All Star Team are due this Saturday Jan 17th.  The Zone 3 All Star Team is a travel team comprised of the top 8 boy and girl swimmers in each age group (8&under, 9-10, 11-12, & 13-14) from the Zone 3 area.  These swimmers are selected and compete in a meet against the other 4 Zones in the Bay Area.  The Zone All Star Meet is March 1st in Santa Clara, CA.  These swimmers will travel with the Zone 3 team on a bus and stay in a hotel with the team.  This is a great experience for all swimmers!
If you have not yet received an application and are interested in attending CLICK HERE .
 
 
 
APPLEBEE’S FUNDRAISER A HUGE SUCCESS!
Over the weekend some of our VJO Swimmers hosted an Applebee’s Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser and raised over $1,600.  Our VJO swimmers even did the seating, serving, and bussing for the fundraiser held at Applebee’s. We received wonderful reviews on how polite and friendly our VJO swimmer servers were.  The funds our swimmers raised will help pay for their way to the “Lost Dutchman” Invit Meet they will be attending in Chandler, Arizona on February 13-16.
 
 
 
 
VJO MEET PARENT JOB SIGN-UPS
Parents don’t forget to get signed up for your volunteer position at our upcoming February Meet. CLICK HEREto go to our Job Sign Up page to get signed up now.
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
NO PRACTICE - Monday January 19th
There will be no swim practice Monday January 19th. This is MLK Holiday and also a meet recovery day.  We hope everyone has a great day off.  
 
 
 
VJO Goes Ice Skating 
Make sure to mark your calendars!  Come join us on Saturday, January 31th from 12-2pm for Ice Skating at Vacaville Ice Sports Center.  Please RSVP with payment by Wed Jan 28th (place RSVP’s in the manila folder on the bulletin board).  Make sure to arrive 30 minutes early to get your tickets and skates.  Flyers have been placed in file folders.  Don’t forget to wear you VJO turquoise shirts!
Date: Saturday January 31st
Time: 12-2pm (Please arrive @ 11:30 to get tickets and skates)
Cost: $8 per skater
Deadline: Wednesday January 28nd
                 (Please RSVP along with payment and return to the manila folder on bulletin board)
Questions: Any questions please email or call Diane Powell at dsrnpowell@aol.com or (707) 342-1199.
Fenton’s Creamery & Restaurant
After skating you are welcome to join us at Fentons Creamery & Restaurant at the Nut Tree – 1669 East Monte Vista Ave. Vacaville – (707)469-7200
 
 
 
VJO Polar Bear Club
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.
 
 
 
 
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:
 
2015 Zone 3 Winter Championships
Zone 3 Winter Championships is now CLOSED online for entries. All swimmers must have meet the "BB" time standard to enter. The meet will be timed finals this year (not trials/finals like in the past). So the meet should run a lot faster this year. 
TIME: Warm-ups will be from 7:30 to 8:30 AM each day.  A special warm-up time for 8 and under swimmers only will be held from 8:30 to 8:45 AM.  Meet will begin at 9:00 AM each day.
LOCATION: Quinn Swim Center, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA.  
DIRECTIONS: From the north: Travel south on Hwy 101.  Exit at College Avenue turnoff.  At stoplight, make a left turn onto College Avenue. Proceed eastbound on College Avenue to Mendocino Ave. Turn left on Mendocino Ave. At Pacific Avenue, turn left into the SRJC parking lot.  From the south: Travel north on Hwy 101. Exit at College Avenue turnoff. At stoplight, make a right turn onto College Ave.  Proceed eastbound on College Avenue to Mendocino Ave.  Turn left on Mendocino Ave.  At Pacific Avenue, turn left turn into the SRJC parking lot.   Pass the football stadium to your right.  Swim center and parking is to the right past the football stadium.  SRJC charges $4 per day for all-day parking pass, including weekends and holidays
 
 
 
VJO February Frost Meet is FULL!  
Our February Frost Meet is now CLOSED for entries.  The meet filled early due to a high volume of entries.
***Job Sign-ups: Parents don’t forget to get signed up for your volunteer position at the meet. CLICK HEREto go to our Job Sign Up page to get signed up. ****
 
 
 
 
JANUARY SWIMMERS OF THE MONTH
The following swimmers did an outstanding job last month and have been awarded swimmer of the month for January.  These swimmers are also awarded with a Swimmer of the Month cap.
Hammerheads 1:   Selene Pangelinan
Hammerheads 2:   Harrison Lovett
Leopard Sharks:   Gabriel Cueva
Mako Sharks:  Jay DeLaCruz
Age Group:  Ethan Rosario
Senior Group:  Dylan Powell
 
 
 
 
2015 SPRING MEET DATES:
January
Jan 8                - VJO Presents “Touch the Wall” (CANCELLED)
Jan 10              - Applebee’s Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser (8-10 am Hosted by swimmers going to Arizona)
Jan 15              - Rubio’s Dine N Donate Fundraiser (2-9pm, Bring your flyer)
Jan 17-18        - Zone 3 Championships (“BB” Qualifying Time Needed, Santa Rosa JC)
Jan 19              - NO PRACTICE (MLK Holiday/ Meet Recovery Day)
Jan 29              - Shark Pride Day (All Groups, 5-6:30pm)
Jan 31              - VJO Goes Ice Skating (Vacaville Ice Sports Center 12-2pm)
 
February
Feb 2                - VJO Work Party to Re-Tap Canopy Poles (4-6pm)
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 26              - Shark Pride Day (All Groups, 5-6:30pm)
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 13              - VJO Movie at the Pool (Movie time 7:30pm, eat before)
Mar 20-22        - Junior Olympic Championships (Concord/San Ramon, CA)
Mar 26             - Shark Pride Day (All Groups, 5-6:30pm)
 
April
April 9-12        - Speedo Far Western Championships (Morgan Hill, CA)
April 18            - VJO Goes Bowling (Time TBA)
April 21            - Spring General Membership Meeting (6-7:30pm, Combined group practice)
April 25            - 10 & Under Championships (Saratoga, CA)
April 30            - Shark Pride Day (All Groups, 5-7pm)
 
May
May 1-3           - VJO C/B/A+ Meet (Cunningham Pool)