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WEEKLY MAILER
October 28th 2015 
 
 
Pacific Swimming Registration Renewal Due
It’s that time of year again to renew your Pacific Swimming Registration.  Please place your check in the Membership Folder (Powell) in the file folder 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 2016 card will be available to you online via DECKPASS in January, 2016.
 
Amount:  $73.00 (for each Swimmer)
Due:  Fri November 13th 2015
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.
                                       
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Halloween Shark Pride Day & Potluck – Oct 29th
Come join us on Thursday, October 29th for our fun Halloween Shark Pride Day from 5-7pm. We will have fun in the water with Halloween themed games and relays for all VJO swimmers. Halloween potluck on the pool deck for all swimmers and parents to follow. Come join the fun!
Potluck at 6:30pm
A-D Dessert
E-L Salad or Side Dish
M-Z Main Dish
 
 
 
 
HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT - THURS NOV 5th
Thursday nights during the winter months, VJO brings HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT to the Shark Tank.
This is a PARENT RUN/PARENT DONATED activity that we offer to our swimmers, to help take the chill off those cold winter nights in the pool! Please sign up at the pool to work a shift so our swimmers can enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and/or a HEALTHY treat. NO CANDY PLEASE! Thanks so much for making this a great service for our swimmers.
Questions: Contact Roxy @ roxypox707@aol.com
We will need 1-2 people for each shift at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 each Thursday night:
Set up:
4 PM (get the water heated) * 1 person
5 PM * 1 person to set up a table with napkins and hot chocolate
Serving:
5:30 to 5:45 * 1 - 2 parent(s) ~  (serve swimmers hot choc.)
6:30 to 6:45 * 1 - 2 parent(s) ~ (serve swimmers hot choc.)
7:30 to 7:45 * 1 - 2 parent(s) ~ (serve swimmers hot choc.)
Clean Up – VERY IMPORTANT!!!!:     
7:45 * 1 - 2 parent(s) to empty water and put table away.
 
Please bring donations to the Shark Tank:
· Hot choc. packets
· Small hot drink cups with lids
· Stir sticks
· Napkins
· Healthy snacks
 
 
 
VJO PARKA ORDERS – DUE THURSDAY OCT 29th
Vallejo Aquatic Club is pleased to provide a superior quality team parka that meets the criteria of the coaches.  In order to purchase a parka for your child (ren) you must complete the order form (attached) and submit a check payable to “VJO”.   Please place the order and payment into the file/folder marked “Rivera”.
Team parkas are black with white manuscript names on the front upper left chest, VJO letters are on the back in teal blue satin, and a special selected blue fleece interior.  The waterproof layers have been specially designed to provide the ultimate in warmth. The Cost is $170.
 
 
 
 
VJO PERSONALIZED CAP ORDERS -– DUE THURSDAY OCT 29th
You have the opportunity to order Personalized Swimming caps for your child or yourself. They will be standard black caps with white VJO logo and your name under the logo. If you would like to order please fill out the form (attached) and place in the ‘RIVERA’ file folder with your check (no cash please) made payable to “VJO”.
You can choose to put your 
first name
- last name
- first name and last name initial
- first name initial and last name
Cost:
- Latex $ 14.00/2 caps
- Silicone $ 27.00/2 caps
 
 
 
 
VJO BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAPS
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! VJO will be selling special caps. The proceeds will be donated to a Breast Cancer Foundation. The caps will be sold in advance on a first come first serve basis. We have 50 latex ($10.00) caps available this year. The VJO Breast Cancer caps are standard black caps with pink lettering with a white outline. If you are interested please fill out the form and place the form and a check made out to “VJO” in the “Rivera” file folder. Thanks so much for helping this great cause!
 
 
 
PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER at APPLEBEE’S
Our Senior and Age Groupers are raising money for travel meets by putting on a Pancake Breakfast at Applebee’s on Saturday November 21st from 8-10am.  Our swimmers will be the ones seating, serving and bussing, so please feel free to tip your waiters and waitresses. The cost is $10 per person. 50% of the proceeds will go back towards our VJO swimmers travel funds.
For Tickets: Contact Sarah Chavez at srchavez22@gmail.com or (510)778-4955
Cost: $10 per person
Proceeds: 50% of the proceeds go back to VJO travel fund
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
  
Wine Country Aquatics of Napa C/B/A+ Meet (Nov 7-8)
The WCAN Meet is CLOSED for entries. This is our team designated meet for the month of November for all groups.
LOCATION: Vintage High School Pool, 1375 Trower Avenue, Napa, CA.  Pool entrance is off Jefferson street. There will be plenty of parking in the adjacent lot.  PARKING LOT GATES WILL BE LOCKED UNTIL 8:00 AM.  ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRANCE TO THE PARKING LOT OR POOL AREA WILL BE ALLOWED BEFORE 8:00 AM.
TIME:  Please arrive by 8:15am to check in. We will get in as a team at 8:30am to warm-up. The meet will begin at 10:00 AM each day.
 
 
Piranha Swimming Distance Meet (Nov 14-15)
The Piranha Distance Meet on Nov 14-15 is still open online for entries. This meet is recommended for Leopard, Mako, Age Group and Senior swimmers. Please talk to you coach to make sure you are ready to swim these events.
LOCATION: Honey Bee Pool, 1170 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park.
TIME: Please arrive by 7:15am ready to check in and warm-up. Meet will begin at 9:00 each day.
DEADLINE: Wednesday, November 4, 2015.
 
 
 
 
SEPTEMBER SWIMMERS OF THE MONTH
The following swimmers did an outstanding job last month and have been awarded swimmer of the month for September.  These swimmers are also awarded with a Swimmer of the Month cap.
Hammerheads 1:   Reyanna Rivera
Hammerheads 2:   Niko Epps
Leopard Sharks:   Gaby Ruiz
Mako Sharks:   James Baker
Age Group:   Zander Lipari
Senior Group: Alyssa Powell 
 

OCTOBER 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:  Angel Putong 
Hammerheads 2:   Katie Melanephy
Leopard Sharks:    Charalotte Bogard
Mako Sharks:   Amaya Bernard
Age Group:   Bryce Yee
Senior Group:  Abby Argueta

 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES: 
OCTOBER
Oct 29          - Halloween Shark Pride Day & Potluck (All Groups 5-7pm)
 
NOVEMBER
Nov 7-8       – Wine Country Aquatics of Napa C/B/A + Meet (Vintage HS, Napa)
Nov 14-15   – Piranha Swimming C/B/A + Meet (Honeybee Pool, Rohnert Park)
Nov 19         - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Nov 26-27   – NO PRACTICE (Happy Thanksgiving)
 
DECEMBER
Dec 4-6      – 14 & Under Championships (Qualifying Meet, Morgan Hill)
Dec 4-6      – WCAB SR II Trials/Finals (Senior Group, Pleasant Hill)
Dec 12       – Tri Meet at Cunningham (8am-1pm)
Dec 19-21  – 2015 Speedo Sectional Championships (date & location TBA)
Dec 21-Jan 1 - Winter Training Camp
 
JANUARY
Jan 7-9     - Nor Cal Coaches Clinic (VJO Coaches, Napa, CA)
Jan 16-17 – Zone 3 Winter Championships (Qualifying Meet, Vintage High School, Napa)
Jan 23       - VJO Holiday Party (date and location TBA)
 
FEBRUARY
Feb 11-15 – Arizona Lost Dutchman Meet (Senior/Age Group, Chandler, AZ)
Feb 27-28 – VJO C/B/A+ Meet (Cunningham Pool) 
 
 
MAY
May 20-22   VJO C/B/A+ Meet (Cunningham Pool)