Weekly Mailer

 VJO Swimmers Can Ice Skate

Thank you to everyone that joined us last Saturday for Ice Skating and Fenton’s. We had over 60 VJO swimmers, parents and friends on the ice. It’s always fun to see our swimmers and parents out of their element. Congratulations to all of you swimmers and parents that conquered ice skating for the first time ever. VERY IMPRESSIVE!  I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely got a good work out in and went home a little sore… well that’s mostly from trying to hold Whitney up on the ice.
VJO 60th Anniversary Planning Meeting - TOMORROW NIGHT
We will be holding a 60th Anniversary Planning Meeting - ALL are welcome to attend!
WHERE: Portables
DATE: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
TIME: 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Items to discuss:
· T-shirts
·  Music
·  Food/Beverage
·  Entertainment
Please join us!
NO PRACTICE – Friday March 25th 2016 (Holiday Weekend)
Shark Pride Day – Thursday, March 31st
Thursday, March 31st is Shark Pride Day! All groups will be swimming together from 5:00-6:30 pm. The team will be warming up together and working on skills and games together. The last Thursday of every month is Shark Pride Day. On this day, all VJO swimmers are encouraged to wear their turquoise team shirts to school and around town.  Show off your Shark spirit! We want to encourage team unity by having the entire swim team practice together.  This will be a team building day with a great opportunity to get to know swimmers in other groups.   
LAST Hot Chocolate Night of the YEAR!
Next Thursday, March 31st (Shark Pride Day) will be our LAST Hot Chocolate Night of the Year. Don’t forget to bring a snack item to share.
Found Sun Glasses and Water Bottle 
After the Team Ice Skating Trip and Fenton’s a pair of sun glasses and a water bottle were found. If these are yours please see Coach Jennifer on the pool deck.
Far Western Championships – Mar 31-April 3
The Far Western Championships will be held on March 31- April 3rd this year in Pleasanton, CA.  We have 5 VJO swimmers qualified and attending this year. Good luck Trinity Rivera (10), Mikaela Gomez (12), Graham Randolph (12), Elina Rosario (16) and Alyssa Powell(17).
LOCATION:  Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center, 4455 Black Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94588.  
VJO/ SASO Dual Meet – April 16th
The VJO/ SASO Dual Meet will be held Saturday April 16th at the Cunningham Pool.  Paper entries will be available in the next week. This will be a very fun and short meet with relays. It will be a great racing opportunity for the Hammerheads 1, 2, Leopard and Makos Groups. This will not be a sanctioned meet for JO and FW qualifying times.
*** This meet is NOT recommended for swimmers attending 10 & Under Champs***
Location: Cunningham Pool
Warm-ups: 9-10am
Meet Time: 10am-12:30pm
Westside Long Course Meet – April 29- May 1
This meet is CLOSED for entries.  The Westside Long Course C/B/A Meet on April 29-May 1 will be held at the Petaluma Swim Center.
Location: Petaluma Swim Center, 900 E. Washington Street, Petaluma CA 94952
Mar 23              - Planning Committee Meeting for 60th Anniversary 7:30-8:30pm
Mar 25              - NO PRACTICE
Mar 31              - Shark Pride Day (5:00-6:30pm, All Groups)
Mar 31- April 3  - Far Western Championships (Qualifying Meet, Pleasanton)
April 9               - Timing at Masters Meet (12-4pm)
April 16            - Dual Meet (Cunningham Pool 9-12:23pm)
April 23            - 10 & Under Champs (Qualifying Meet, Cupertino )
April 28             - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
April 29-31       - Westside LC C/B/A Meet (Petaluma, CA) 
April 29-30       - SCAC High School League Champs (American Canyon HS)
May 3                  - Team Suit Fitting (Cunningham Pool 4-7:00pm)
May 10                - Mandatory General Membership Meeting (6-7:30pm)
May 12-14           - CIF High School Sections Championships (Qualifying High Schoolers ONLY, Lodi, CA)
May 20-22           - VJO C/B/A+ Meet (Team Meet, Cunningham Pool)
May 20-21           - HS State Championships (Qualifying High Schoolers ONLY, Clovis HS)
May 23                - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
May 26                - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
June 18               - VJO 60th Anniversary / Pool Party (1-6pm)
June 25-26         - Napa Valley Swim Team LC Meet (Team Meet, Napa JC)
June 30              - Swim-A-Thon (3:30-5:00 AG & SR  &  5:00-7:00pm HH1, HH2, Leopard, Mako)
July 4                  - Vallejo 4th of July Parade
July 8-10            - Junior Olympic Champs (Qualifying Meet, Moraga, CA)
July 12               - Team Picture Day (4pm Individuals, 5:30 Team Picture)
July 16-17          - Ukiah Dolphins C/B/A Meet (Team Meet, Ukiah, CA)
July 21-24          - Speedo Sectionals (Senior Group ONLY, Roseville, CA)
July 27-31          - Far Western Championships (Qualifying Meet, Concord, CA)
Aug 4-7             - Futures Championships (Senior Group ONLY, Stanford, CA)
Aug 8-12           - Speedo Junior National Championships (Minneapolis, MN)
Aug 12-14         - REAL Championships (Team Meet, Ukiah, CA)
Aug 15 -28        - Team Break (2 weeks)