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Great Job 10 & Under Champs Swimmers!
Last weekend we had 13 VJO swimmers attend the 10 & Under Championships Meet in Cupertino, CA. Our swimmers had a total of 19 new best times… WOW!
Highlights:  AJ Caberto (9) achieved a new “BB” time in his 100 breast with a 1:40.15. Jillian Randolph (6) achieved a new “A” time in her 50 back with a 51.62. Trinity Rivera (10) achieved a new Far Western (“AAA”) time in the 100 back with a 1:13.49. Great job to all of our VJO swimmers, keep up all the hard work!
Sophia Bogard (8)
Helen Randolph (8)
Jillian Randolph (6)
Raffy Cueva (8)
Charlotte Bogard (10)
Alexandra Grant (9)
Sunny Kanzan (10)
Olivia Pettit (9)
Trinity Rivera (10)
Abby Sapida (9)
AJ Caberto (9)
Luvpreet Singh (9)
*Angel Putong (8)
*= entered but didn’t attend
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
SHARK PRIDE DAY – Thursday April 28th 5-7pm
Tomorrow, Thursday, April 28th is Shark Pride Day! All groups will be swimming together from 5:00-7:00pm. The team will be warming up together and working on dives and turns 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.  
 
 
 
POLAR BEAR CLUB AWARDS
Tomorrow Thursday 28th at 5:00pm (at the beginning of Shark Pride Day) we will be handing out our 2016 Polar Bear Club Awards. Please CLICK HERE to see the 2016 Polar Bear Club Award Winners.
 
 
TEAM SUIT FITTING - Tuesday May 3rd 4-7pm
Nor Cal Swim Shop will be at Cunningham pool on Tuesday May 3th from 4:00-7:00pm for our VJO team suit and Warm-up fitting. We will be offering two different team suits again this year, the custom Q suit and a black polyester suit with embroidered team logo on front.  Both women’s team suits are available in multiple styles.  The men’s team suits are available in either Jammer or brief style.  We will also have our team warm-ups available in both youth and adult sizes.  New 2016 Order Forms will be available soon.
 When: Tuesday May 3rd
 Time: 4:00-7:00pm
 Where: Cunningham Pool
 Regular Practice for All Groups this Day

 
 
 
PERSONALIZED VJO CAPS
You have the opportunity to order Personalized Swimming
caps for your child or yourself. It will be standard black caps with white VJO logo and your
name under the logo.  You can choose to put your first name, last name, first name and last name initial or first name initial and last name.
Orders Due By:  May 20th, 2016
Personalized Cap Cost:
Latex $ 14.00/2 caps
Silicone $ 27.00/2 caps
If you would like to order please fill out the form and place in the ‘RIVERA’ file with your
check (no cash) made payable to VJO.  Any questions please call Miriam Rivera at 707-315-2672
 
 
 
 
MANDATORY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING - Tuesday May 10th 6-7:30pm
The Spring VJO General Membership Meeting (Parent Meeting) will be held on Tuesday May 10th from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the Portable Buildings next to the pool.   This is mandatory for ALL PARENTS to attend. We will be voting on new Bylaws changes and discussing some important issues.  A detailed agenda will be sent out before the meeting.
Important Topics:
  • Vice President Board Member Needed
  • 60th Anniversary Party Committee Needed (DJ Needed, Decorating Help, Set-up)
  • Favaro Scholarship Committee Needed (need 3 parents that do not have graduating seniors)
  • Volunteer Hours Update/Changes
  • VJO Treasury Report/ Budget (How is VJO doing?)
  • Summer 2016 Schedule
  • VJO 2015/2016 Accomplishments
  • Upcoming May Long Course Meet
    • Meet Update & Job Sign ups Needed
  • Swim –A-Thon (June 30th 2016)
  • Grant/ Sponsorship Updates
 
 
COMBINED PRACTICE – Tuesday May 10th
On Tuesday May 10th we will be having a Combined Practice during the General Membership Meeting.
Tuesday May 10th Practice Schedule:
3:30-5:30pm - Senior & Age Group
6:00-7:30pm – Hammerhead 1.Hammerhead 2, Leopard and Mako Groups
 
 
SATURDAY LONG COURSE PRACTICE - May 14th 7:30-9:30am
On Saturday May 14th from 7:30-9:30am VJO will be having a Long Course practice open to all groups.  We have limited chances to get long course swimming in. This Long Course practice will help get all our swimmers ready for our upcoming May Long Course Meet on May 20-22. We hope to see everyone there.
 
 
 
 
 
VOLUNTEER JOB SIGN UPS for May Meet
Our Volunteer Job Sign-ups are available online and at the pool. We need all families volunteering in order to make this a successful meet.   CLICK HERE to sign up
 
 
 
 
 
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:
  
 
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 STILL OPEN for entries. This meet is anticipated to fill VERY VERY quickly, so please get signed up ASAP. 
VOLUNTEER JOB SIGN UPS: Our Volunteer Job Sign ups are available online and at the pool.  We need all families to help in order to make this a successful meet. CLICK HERE to sign up
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES: 
 
APRIL
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,
Combined Practice
3:30-5:30pm – Senior & Age Group
6:00-7:30pm – HH1, HH2, Leopard and Mako
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) ***STILL 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)
May 30               - NO PRACTICE (Memorial Day)
 
 
JUNE
June 13              - 1st Day of LC Morning Practice for SR & AG (7-9am M,W&F)
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)