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WEEKLY MAILER
 
2 New Team Records Broken
At the Piranha Distance Meet on November 14th 2015 Graham Randolph (12) broke the VJO 11-12 boys 200 Fly team record with a 2:43.24. Graham broke a 7 month old record set by his team mate Nathan Jellison last spring. Congratulations Graham!
 
At the 14 & Under Champs last weekend Graham Randolph (12) also set a new VJO team record in the 11-12 boys 1,650 Free with a 19:22.15. He broke a 14 year old record set by Ryan Brietzke in 2001. Congratulations Graham, keep up the hard work!
 
 
 
 
14 & Under Champs Recap
Over the weekend we had 7 VJO swimmers qualify and swim at the 14& Under Championships in Morgan Hill, CA. Gabriel Cueva (10), Mikaela Gomez (11), Maya Hunter (12), Graham Randolph (12), Jayden Randolph (10), Trinity Rivera (10), and Angel Sapida (12). These 7 VJO swimmers qualified for the meet by obtaining Junior Olympic time standards. Even though the weather was a little chilly our VJO swimmers still shinned.  We had multiple swimmers each day make the top 16 and qualify for finals in the evening and one new team record set and 11 new best times. Great job SHARKS!  Thank you for representing VJO at the 14 & Under Championships!  Click here to check out our swimmers results for 14 & Under Champs
 
 
 
 
Senior II Trials/ Finals Meet Recap
Over the weekend we also had 4 VJO Senior Group swimmers qualify and attend the Senior II Trials / Finals Meet in Pleasant Hill, CA. Many of our older kids have been battling sickness, so unfortunately our attendance to the meet was much smaller this year.  Our swimmers still did a fantastic job. We had five new best times. Thank you Nathan Jellison (13), Sota Kanzan, Alyssa Powell (16), and Elina Rosario (16) for representing VJO at SR II Trials/Finals. Chick here to check out our swimmers results for WCAB SR II T/ F Meet.
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
Tri Meet Volunteers Needed
We are still in need of volunteers for our upcoming Tri Meet on Saturday December 12th. These jobs will count toward your family volunteer hours.
Volunteers Needed in the following areas:
  • Set up
    • Friday 5-6:30pm
    • Saturday 8-9am
  • Marshals 9am-1pm
  • Timers 10am-1pm (lane 3,4, 5 & part of 6)
  • Clean up 1-2pm (after meet ends)
 
 
 
 
Coaches Rotation – December 16th
On Wednesday, December 16th our VJO coaches will be doing a rotation and coaching a different group. This will be a great opportunity for swimmers to get feedback from a different coach and get to know our other coaches and their expectations. All groups will practice at their regular times on this day.
 
 
 
 
VJO Winter Training Camp (Dec 21-Dec 31)
Mon Dec 21
  • 8-10am (All Groups)
  • 4-6pm – SR & AG
  • 6-7:15 – HH1, HH2, LS, MS
Tues Dec 22
  • 8-10am (All Groups)
  • 4-6pm – SR & AG
  • 6-7:15 – HH1, HH2, LS, MS
Wed Dec 23
  • 8-10am (All Groups)
  • 4-6pm – SR & AG
  • 6-7:15 – HH1, HH2, LS, MS
Thurs Dec 24
  • 8-10am ONLY (12 Articles of Clothing Swim)
Mon Dec 28
  • 8-10am (All Groups)
  • 4-6pm – SR & AG
  • 6-7:15 – HH1, HH2, LS, MS
Tues Dec 29
  • 8-10am (All Groups)
  • 4-6pm – SR & AG
  • 6-7:15 – HH1, HH2, LS, MS
Wed Dec 30
  • 8-10am (All Groups)
  • 4-6pm – SR & AG
  • 6-7:15 – HH1, HH2, LS, MS
Thurs Dec 31
  • 8-10am (New Year’s Eve Challenge Set)
 
 
 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE – Friday, December 25th (Merry Christmas!)
NO PRACTICE – Friday, January 1st  (Happy New Year!)
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
  
VJO Tri Meet (Dec 12th)
This meet is now CLOSED for entries. Please arrive by 8:45am to check in with your coach and warm-up. The meet will start at 10am. The meet will be held at our Cunningham pool. Parent Volunteers are still needed to help out.
 
 
Zone 3 Winter Championships (Jan 16-17) 
The Zone 3 Winter Championships Meet on Jan 16-17 2016 is NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES online.  The meet will be held at Vintage High School in Napa this year.  This is our team Championships meet for the Winter, so we need everyone that is qualified to attend. The qualifying time this year is a little bit slower than the "BB" time standard. Please see the attached file for qualifying times. This will be a very fun and exciting meet. It will be a team scored meet, so we are going for points. There will be relays at this meet, so if you are entered please plan on your child swimming in relays. 
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, Jan 6th 2016 (this meet will NOT fill prior to the deadline date)
Start Time: This meet will have a later start time of 10am. Please arrive at 8:15am on Saturday and Sunday to check in and warm-up.
2016 Zone 3 Champs Time Standard:  
Questions: If you have questions on what events your child should swim, please talk to your child's coach directly. The coaches would like all swimmers entering to swim their BEST events.
 
 
 
 
 
NOVEMBER SWIMMERS OF THE MONTH
The following swimmers did an outstanding job last month and have been awarded swimmer of the month for November.  These swimmers are also awarded with a Swimmer of the Month cap.
Hammerheads 1:   Amanda Luna
Hammerheads 2:   Mackenzie Kawashiri
Leopard Sharks:   Alexandra Grant
Mako Sharks:  Chris Toledo
Age Group:   Mikaela Gomez
Senior Group:  Jake Everett
 

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:   Dora Clement
Hammerheads 2:   Nayeli Espinosa
Leopard Sharks:  Trinity Rivera
Mako Sharks:   Makala Lopez
Age Group:  Anna Frances Reyes
Senior Group:  Zoe Crowder
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES: 
DECEMBER
Dec 9         - VJO Board Meeting (All Welcome, 7-8:30pm)
Dec 12       – VJO Tri Meet at Cunningham (All Groups, 8am-1pm)
Dec 16       - Coaches Rotation
Dec 17       - Shark Pride Day (5-6:30pm)
Dec 18       - Combined Team Practice (5:30-6:45pm)
Dec 18-21  – 2015 Speedo Sectional Championships (SR Qualifiers, East Los Angeles College)
Dec 21-Jan 1 - Winter Training Camp
Mon Dec 21
8-10am (All Groups)
4-6pm – SR & AG
6-7:15 – HH1, HH2, LS, MS
Tues Dec 22
8-10am (All Groups)
4-6pm – SR & AG
6-7:15 – HH1, HH2, LS, MS
Wed Dec 23
8-10am (All Groups)
4-6pm – SR & AG
6-7:15 – HH1, HH2, LS, MS
Thurs Dec 24
8-10am ONLY (12 Articles of clothing swim, all groups invited)
Mon Dec 28
8-10am (All Groups)
4-6pm – SR & AG
6-7:15 – HH1, HH2, LS, MS
Tues Dec 29
8-10am (All Groups)
4-6pm – SR & AG
6-7:15 – HH1, HH2, LS, MS
Wed Dec 30
8-10am (All Groups)
4-6pm – SR & AG
6-7:15 – HH1, HH2, LS, MS
Thurs Dec 31
8-10am ONLY (New Year’s Eve Challenge Set, all groups invited)
 
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 18             - NO PRACTICE (MLK Holiday)
Jan 23              - VJO Holiday Party (date and location TBA)
Jan 28              - Shark Pride Day (5:00-6:30pm, All Groups)
 
FEBRUARY
Feb 11-15        -  Arizona Lost Dutchman Meet (Senior/Age Group, Chandler, AZ)
Feb 25              -  Shark Pride Day (5:00-6:30pm, All Groups)
Feb 26-28        -  VJO C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool) 
Feb 29              -  NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
 
MARCH
Mar 5-6             - Napa Valley Swim Team C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, Napa Valley College)
Mar 11-13         - Junior Olympic Championships (Qualifying Meet, San Ramon)
Mar 31- April 3  - Far Western Championships (Qualifying Meet, Pleasanton)
 
MAY
May 20-22          - VJO C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool)