May 25, 2016
CUNNINGHAM LOCKER ROOMS CLOSED
The Cunningham Pool Locker Rooms will be CLOSED again this week (Mon-Fri) due to resurfacing. The locker rooms will open again this weekend. During this time the pool will have porta potties available, but please change into your suit at home before coming to the pool. Sorry for the inconvenience.
TODAY is SHARK PRIDE DAY – Thursday May 26th 5-7pm
Today, Thursday, May 26th 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 skills 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.
SENIOR GROUP TRAINING CAMP – Sat May 28th
On Saturday May 28th the Senior Group will be having their annual Memorial Weekend Training Camp with NVST & SASO at the Napa Valley Junior College. The Training Camp will go from 8-10am and 3-5pm on Saturday May 28th. Please let me know ahead of time if you will be attending.
NO PRACTICE – MEMORIAL DAY – Monday May 30th
There will be NO PRACTICE on Memorial Day, Monday May 30th. We hope everyone has a great Holiday!
SANTA CLARA ARENA PRO SERIES TICKETS – June 3-5th
On June 3-5 2016 get your tickets and come watch our Olympians swim at the Santa Clara Arena Pro Series. We will also have one of our very own VJO swimmers Elina Rosario swimming in the meet Friday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 5th.
TOP SWIMMERS ATTENDING: Bay Area-based Olympic gold medalists Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash./California Aquatics), Natalie Coughlin (Vallejo, Calif./California Aquatics) and Dana Vollmer (Granbury, Texas/California Aquatics) are among the top swimmers expected to compete at next week’s Arena Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara, one of the final tune-ups ahead of this summer’s U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming. Additional National Team members expected to swim in Santa Clara include the likes of Maya DiRado (Santa Rosa, Calif./Stanford Swimming), Anthony Ervin (Valencia, Calif./Unattached), Caitlin Leverenz (Tucson, Ariz./California Aquatics) and Simone Manuel (Sugar Land, Texas/Stanford Swimming.)
LOCATION: Held at the George F. Haines International Swim Center the June 3-5 meet consists of prelims at 9 a.m. PDT and finals at 5 p.m. PDT.
TICKETS: Tickets are on sale now online.
All Session Pass - $35
Prelims Pass (Morning Session) - $5
Finals Pass (Afternoon Session) - $15
Special Youth Pricing (Under 13) - $12 per session
Television coverage of June 4-5 finals from Santa Clara will air on NBC Sports Network, and NBC Sports Live Extra will stream June 4-5 finals live. NBC Sports Network coverage from June 4 will air on next-day delay at 6:30 p.m. EDT/3:30 p.m. PDT on June 5, while June 5 finals will be televised live at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT.
A live webcast of the entire meet also will be available at usaswimming.org.
SENIOR & AGE GROUP – FIRST DAY OF SUMMER LC MORNING PRACTICE
The first day of Summer long course morning practice for the Senior and Age Group will be Monday, June 13th. Summer mornings will be held from 7-9am on Monday Wednesday and Fridays. Morning practice will continue until Friday, July 15th.
SUMMER FRIDAY LONG COURSE MORNING PRACTICE - ALL GROUPS
On the following days we will have long course morning practice open to ALL GROUPS. The afternoon practices on these days will either be combined or cancelled due to swim meets.
Friday June 17th 7-9am (Combined PM Practice; HH1& HH2 6-7pm, Leopard & Mako 6-7:15pm)
Friday June 24th 7-9am (Combined PM Practice; HH1& HH2 6-7pm, Leopard & Mako 6-7:15pm)
Friday July 1st 7-9am (Combined PM Practice; HH1& HH2 6-7pm, Leopard & Mako 6-7:15pm)
Friday July 8th 7-9am (Afternoon Practice Cancelled on this day for all groups)
Friday July 15th 7-9am (Afternoon Practice Cancelled on this day for all groups)
VJO 60th ANNIVERSARY POOL PARTY - Sat June 18th
Come join the fun and celebrate our teams 60th Anniversary Pool Party on Saturday, June 18th from 1-5pm at the Cunningham Pool. We will have great food, music, free swim for all family members and a special Synchronized Swimming performace. All VJO Alumni are encuraged to join the celebration. This is a potluck, so dont forget to bring a dish to share.
NAPA VALLEY LONG COURSE C/B/A + MEET
The Napa Meet will CLOSE ANY DAY. Don't miss out on this great opportunity! The Napa Valley Long Course C/B/A+ Meet on June 25-26 is still open for entries. SIGN UP TODAY. This is our team meet for the month of June. All VJO swimmers are encouraged to attend.
Enter Online: http://ome.swimconnection.com/ pc/NVST20160625
LOCATION: Napa Valley College. 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy., Napa, CA
TIME: Please arrive at 7:15am each day. Meet will begin at 9:00 AM and warm-ups will start at 7:30 AM each day.
UKIAH DOLPHINS SHORT COURSE C/B/A + MEET
The Ukiah Short Course C/B/A+ Meet on July 15-17 is OPEN for ENTRIES online. We will be camping as a team at the Bushay Camp Grounds. This will be a very funmeet with lots of fun events (25 Free for 10 & Overs) and fun relays.
Enter Online: http://ome.swimconnection.com/pc/UD20160715
Meet Location: Ukiah High School Pool (1000 Low Gap Road Ukiah, CA 95482)
Time: Meet will begin at 5:00PM Friday with warm-up from 4:00 to 4:45pm. Meet will begin at 9:00am on Saturday and Sunday with warm-ups at7:30am each day.
Camping: Get your sleeping bags and marshmallows ready! We will be camping at Bushay Recreation Area Campgrounds at Lake Mendocino. The price is $25 per night with a maximum of 8 people plus 2 vehicles per campsite. Total of $50 per campsite for 2 nights stay (Friday July 15th & Saturday July 16th).Campsites could accommodate 2 families. If we have 2 families per campsite we can split the accommodations to $12.50 per family per night. Bathrooms and showers are close by. Campsites are mostly shade.
How to Reserve your Campsite:
VJO families interested in camping during the Ukiah Swim Meet, please contact Miriam Rivera at email@example.com or call or text after 4:30pm (707) 315-2672. We have the following campsites reserved: B64, B65, B66, B67, B68, B69, B70, & B73. These campsites are closer to the grassy play area and lake access.
May 23 - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
May 26 - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
May 28 - Senior Group Training Camp (Sat 8-10am & 3-5pm)
May 30 - NO PRACTICE (Memorial Day)
June 3-5 - Santa Clara Arena Pro Series (Santa Clara, Tickets Available Online)
June 13 - 1st Day of LC Morning Practice for SR & AG (7-9am M,W&F)
June 18 - VJO 60th Anniversary / Pool Party (1-5pm)
June 25-26 - Napa Valley Swim Team LC Meet (Team Meet, Napa JC)***STILL OPEN***
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 & Camping, Ukiah, CA)*** ENTRIES OPEN***
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)