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Weekly Mailer
VJO 60th ANNIVERSARY POOL PARTY
Thank you everyone that was able to attend our 60th Anniversary Pool Party last Saturday.  It looked like everyone had a great time.  It was great to have Justin Lynch (past VJO swimmer) take time out of his crazy Olympic Trials training schedules and come in to talk to our kids. He was truly an inspiration to all and we wish him good luck next week at Olympic Trials.  We also had a fabulous synchronized swimming performance by the Redwood Empire Aqua Stars.  So fabulous, I am now getting a daily reminder in the Senior Group to have a synchro week… oh boy!  Congratulations to Sota Kanzan! Sota was our 2016 Favaro Scholarship award winner. On Saturday he was presented with a $2,000 scholarship to be used toward his college endeavors.
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Reunion of Justin Lynch, Dylan Powell and Brandon Miguel
at 60th Anniversary Party
 
Special Thank you!  Thank you to all of our VJO Alumni that were able to attend the party.  Thank you to everyone that helped set up and organize this amazing event.
 
60th Anniversary Souvenir Programs - We still have 60th Anniversary Programs for sale for a small donation.  Please see any of the coaches on the pool deck.
 
60th Anniversary T-Shirts - Don’t forget to get your 60th Anniversary T-Shirt.  We will be taking our team pictures on July 12th in them.  T-Shirts are $12 and V-necks are $15. Please see Miriam Rivera or any of the coaches.
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
SWIM-A-THON
Swim a thon is on June 30th, which is next week. Almost here! We are at 12% of our goal. We still have a lot more work to do, but I'm positive that with everyone's help, we will reach our goal!
This family fun event, with our athlete's fundraising, will help out our team.  The money we'll raise will help maintain our low membership dues. We are asking that each swimmer to raise $100 or a minimum of $200 per family.
Day of Event: On the day of the event, we will need help in setting up, signing in, lap counting, and clean up. Please come and help out.  Job sign-ups are available online.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
POTLUCK Assignments: There will be potluck after swimmers do their swim a thon. Potluck assignments are by Last name:
A-G = Salad or Side dish
H-S = Main Dish
T-Z  = Dessert or Drinks
We all do this for our children, and I'm sure they truly appreciate all your efforts. See you all there!
 
 
NO SHARK PRIDE DAY
There will be NO SHARK PRIDE DAY this month. Instead we will be holding our Annual Swim-A-Thon on this day. Shark Pride Day will continue again next month on Thursday, July 28th from 5-7pm. See you then!
 
 
SENIOR & AGE GROUP GOAL SHEETS
On Wednesday June 22nd both the Senior Group and Age Group spent the first 40 minutes of practice filling out their summer goal sheets. Swimmers if you were unable to attend practice this day please notify Coach Jennifer, so you can get your goal sheet filled out on another day or I can place it in your file folder.
 
 
 
 
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
Friday June 24th 7-9am
Friday July 1st 7-9am
Friday July 8th 7-9am (No PM Practice)
Friday July 15th 7-9am (No PM Practice)
 
 
 
 
SUMMER FRIDAY PM COMBINED & CANCELED PRACTICES
On the following Fridays we will have combined and cancelled practices for the following Groups
Friday June 17th Combined PM Practice
HH1& HH2 6-7pm
Leopard & Mako 6-7:15pm
SR & AG – Regular Practice
Friday June 24th Combined PM Practice
HH1& HH2 6-7pm
Leopard & Mako 6-7:15pm
SR & AG – Regular Practice
Friday July 1st – Combined PM Practice
HH1& HH2 6-7pm
Leopard & Mako 6-7:15pm
SR & AG – Regular Practice
Friday July 8th - Afternoon Practice CANCELLED for all groups
Friday July 15th - Afternoon Practice CANCELLED for all groups
 
 
 
VALLEJO 4th of JULY PARADE
Swimmers and parents please come join us and help celebrate Independence Day and showcase our team spirit at the 163RD Annual Vallejo 4th of July Parade. All swimmers, parents, and family members are welcome to join us in the walk too, just wear your turquoise shark shirt.  If you do not have a team turquoise shark shirt or need another one, please see Miriam Rivera on deck to buy your t-shirt (T-Shirt: $10) or email at: minirivera@aol.com
  • Meeting Time: 9:00 am
  • Meeting Place: To be announced
  • Parade Route: Starts on Tennessee St. at Broadway at 10:00 a.m., travels west to Sonoma Blvd., then south along Sonoma Blvd. to Georgia St., then west again to end at Georgia St. and Santa Clara St.
  • There will be NO AFTERNOON PRACTICE on this day!
  • Check your folder for Parade flyer and map in the next week
 
 
 
TEAM PICTURE DAY
Tuesday, July 12th is Team Picture Day. Idiviual pictures will start at 4:00pm and the team picture will be at 5:30pm. We will be taking our team picture in our new 60th Anniversary T-Shirts. If you have not purchased a 60th Anniversary shirt please see Miriam Rivera on the pool deck. T-Shirts are $12.
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
  
NAPA VALLEY LONG COURSE C/B/A + MEET
The Napa Meet is this weekend! We have been assigned two timing lanes (6 chairs), so ALL parents please help out to fill our assigned timing chairs.
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 STILL OPEN for ENTRIES online.  We will be camping as a team at the Bushay Camp Grounds. This will be a very fun meet with lots of fun events (25 Free for 10 & Overs) and fun relays. 
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 minirivera@aol.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.
 
 
 
2016 JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2016 Junior Olympic Champs Meet will close for entries this Monday, June 27th. Make sure you get your entries in. This is a qualifying Meet and all swimmers must achieve the JO time standard.
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES: 
JUNE
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)
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 (No Afternoon Practice)
July 7-10            - Junior Olympic Champs (Qualifying Meet, Moraga, CA)
July 12                - Team Picture Day (4pm Individuals, 5:30 Team Picture in Black 60th Shirt)
July 16-17          - Ukiah Dolphins C/B/A Meet (Team Meet & Camping, Ukiah, CA)*** ENTRIES OPEN***
July 21-24          - Speedo Sectionals (SR Qualifying Meet, Roseville, CA)
July 28               - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
July 27-31          - Far Western Championships (Qualifying Meet, Concord, CA)
 
AUGUST
Aug 4-7             - Futures Championships (SR Qualifying Meet, Stanford, CA)
Aug 8-12           - Speedo Junior National Championships (SR Qualifying Meet, Minneapolis, MN)
Aug 8-11           - Shark Spirit Week (Combined Practice Times TBA)
Aug 12-14         - REAL Championships (ALL TEAM MEET, Ukiah, CA)
Aug 15 -28        - Team Break (2 weeks)