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THANK YOU VJO MASTERS MEET TIMERS!   
We would like to thank the following families who timed during the Masters Championship meet this weekend in Moraga: Cueva Family, Reyes Family, Hunter Family, Matteo Family, Jellison Family, Rosario Family, Schoonhoven Family, & Navarro Family. We were able to raise $1000 for VJO & also see some inspirational athletes. The swim meet ranged from 18 year olds to an amazing 95 year old. It showed our athletes that no matter how old you are or whatever disability you might have, if you have the drive and determination to get out there you can accomplish anything. 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
VJO May Long Course Meet NOW OPEN for ENTRIES
Our VJO May Long Course Meet on May 20-22 2016 is NOW OPEN for entries. This meet is anticipated to fill VERY VERY quickly, so please get signed up ASAP. Meet Sheet is attached.
 
 
 
VOLUNTEER JOB SIGN UPS for May Meet
Our Volunteer Job Sign ups will be available online and at the pool in the next couple days.  We need all families volunteering in order to make this a successful meet.
 
 
 
Last Day to Enter Dual Meet – Wed April 13th
This Wednesday April 13th will be the last day to enter the VJO/SASO Dual meet on Saturday  April 16th.  This will be a small, fun, Sprint Meet with relay.  Hammerheads 1, Hammerheads 2, Leopard and Mako swimmers are encouraged to enter this meet 
 
 
 
SENIOR GROUP – Sports Psychology Guest Speaker – Fri April 15th 4-5:30pm
This Friday April 15th from 4-5:30pm I have invited Sports Psychologist, Richard T. Houston Ed.D. to talk to our Senior Group swimmers. Please mark your calendars. This will be a great opportunity for our swimmers and a good tool to get ready for high school Leagues/Sections. He will be discussing topics such as; performance anxiety, motivation, goal setting and planning, positive self-talk, and resilience or “Grit”. Dr. Houston has a lot to offer our athletes. We will not get into the water this day.
Age Groupers – Are welcome to listed in on the Sports Psych talk, but absolutely NO talking.  There will be no Age Group practice this day. 
 
 
Senior & Age Group Morning Practice – Sat April 16th 8-10am
This Saturday April 16th from 8-10am we will be having a combined Senior/Age Group morning practice with the SASO team. After the practice Senior and Age Group swimmers can either swim in the Sprint Meet or help out with the meet.
 
 
FITTER & FASTER CLINIC
WITH OLYPIANS SCOTT WELTZ & JULIA SCOTT
Sat May 14th 2016 – 11 & Under
Fast Breaststroke, Butterfly and Turns (swimmers ages 11 and younger): 
Participants ages 11 and under will learn how to swim faster, more efficient Breaststroke, Butterfly and Turns from Olympians Scott Weltz and Julia Smit. DATE: MAY 14, 2016 SIGN-IN: 11:15AM - 12:00PM EVENT: 12:00PM - 3:00PM LOCATION: St. Helena High School Aquatics Center (1401 Grayson Ave, St. Helena, CA, 94574) SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Use promo code CA-FRIENDS through April 20th to save an additional 10% off the current online price! 
 
Sun May 15th 2016  – 12 & Over
High Performance Breaststroke, Butterfly and Turns (swimmers ages 12 and older):
Participants ages 12 and up will learn how to swim faster, more efficient Breaststroke, Butterfly and Turns from Olympians Scott Weltz and Julia Smit. DATE: MAY 15, 2016 SIGN-IN: 11:15AM - 12:00PM EVENT: 12:00PM - 3:00PM LOCATION: St. Helena High School Aquatics Center (1401 Grayson Ave, St. Helena, CA, 94574) SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Use promo code CA-FRIENDS through April 20th to save an additional 10% off the current online price! 
 
 
 
 UPCOMING MEETS:
  
VJO/ SASO DUAL MEET  – April 16th
The VJO/ SASO Dual Meet will be held Saturday April 16th at the Cunningham Pool.  Paper entries are available at the pool and on our team website.  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.
Location: Cunningham Pool
Warm-ups: 9-9:45am
Meet Time: 10am-12:30pm
Entry Deadline: Wednesday April 13th
 
 
10 & UUNDER CHAMPIONSHIPS – Sat April 23rd
The 10 & Under Champs is STILL OPEN for entries online. We will be swimming the 10 & Under 200 Free Relay and 200 Medley Relay. Coach Laurie will be attending the meet with our swimmers. 
LOCATION: De Anza College: 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014.
TIME: Meet will begin at 9:00 AM with warm-ups from 7:00 – 8:45 AM.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 11:59 PM
QUALIFYING TIME STANDARDS:
6/UN athletes must have achieved an 8/UN PC-B time
7-8 athletes must have achieved an 8/UN PC-A time
9-10 athletes must have achieved a 9-10 USA-S BB time
EVENTS: Athletes may compete in a maximum of four (4) individual events plus relays.
RELAYS: Athletes may compete in a maximum of one (1) freestyle relay and one (1) medley relay.
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
VJO MAY LONG COURSE MEET – May 20-22
Our VJO May Long Course Meet on May 20-22 2016 is NOW OPEN for entries. This meet is anticipated to fill VERY VERY quickly, so please get signed up ASAP. Meet Sheet is attached.
VOLUNTEER JOB SIGN UPS: Our Volunteer Job Sign ups will be available online and at the pool in the next couple days.  We need all families to help in order to make this a successful meet.
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES: 
APRIL
April 9               - Timing at Masters Meet (12-4pm)
April 15             - SR Group “Sports Psych Talk” 4-5:30pm
April 16            - SR & AG Morning Practice 8-10am
April 16            - Dual Meet (Cunningham Pool 9-12:23pm) *** ENTRY DEADLINE Wed April 13th***
April 23            - 10 & Under Champs (Qualifying Meet, Cupertino) *** ENTRY DEADLINE Wed April 13th***
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
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) ***NOW OPEN for ENTRIES***
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
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
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)
 
AUGUST
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)