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Weekly Mailer
WELCOME BACK VJO!
We hope everyone had a great summer break and the new school year is treating everyone well. Tomorrow, Monday, August 29th 2016 will be our first day of VJO Fall Practice.  We are excited to see everyone back at the pool, but we do have a couple of important reminders for our return back to the pool tomorrow. Please read through the following items as some practice times & coaches have changed.
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
PRACTICE TIME CHANGE for AGE GROUP AND SENIORS
AGE GROUP - Starting tomorrow Monday Aug 29th AG will swim next to the Senior Group. AG Fall practice time will switch to:
3:30-5:30pm M/W/F
4-5:30pm T/TH
SENIOR GROUP – Fall practice time will be 3:30-5:30pm M-F.  Seniors will not be swimming until 6pm T&TH. Seniors will also be adding additional Saturday practices when possible. Tues & Thurs 5:45-7am morning practices will start up on Tuesday September 20th.
LEOPARD SHARKS GROUP - Regular practice times (Coached by Jennifer)
MAKO SHARKS GROUP  – Regular practice times (Coached by Jennifer)
HAMMERHADS 1 GROUPS – Regular practice times (Coached by Laurie & Chigusa)
HAMMERHADS 2 GROUPS – Regular practice times (Coached by Laurie & Chigusa)
 
 
HAMMERHEADS 1 & 2 GROUPS – COACHED BY LAURIE and CHIGUSA
Due to Coach Laurie's class schedule the H1 & H2 groups will be coached by Chigusa Kanzan on Mon and Wed. On Tues, Thurs and Friday the H1 & H2 groups will still be coached by Laurie. Hammerhead 1 & 2 Groups will still practice at their regular times (H1 5:30-6:30pm & H2 6:30-7:30pm).
 
 
LEOPARD & MAKO SHARKS GROUPS – COACHED BY JENNIFER
The Leopard Sharks and Mako Sharks Groups will now be coached by Jennifer. Our team is still searching for a more permanent Coach for these two groups. In the meantime Coach Jennifer will be taking over the duties of these two groups.
 
 
NO PRACTICE – Monday September 5th (Happy Labor Day)
There will be NO PRACTICE on Labor Day (Monday September 5th). Have a great day off!
 
 
SENIOR & AGE GROUP SATURDAY PRACTICE (Sept 3rd 10-12pm)
There will be a special Senior and Age Group practice this Saturday, September 3rd from 10am-12pm. We will have the Elite Gymnastics Team from NBA swimming with us on this day. In November (Nov 5th from 3:30-6:30pm) our entire team will be visiting NBA to do gymnastics.
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS
SASO RELAY MEET – Sat Sept 24th
The SASO Relay meet will be held on Saturday September 24th at the Solano College.  Entries will be out in the next week.  All VJO swimmers are recommended to attend this meet… it will be fun!
 
MARIN PIRATES SR II MEET – Oct 1-2, Indian Valley College
The Marin Pirates Senior II Meet will be held on October 1-2 at the Indian Valley College in Novato.  This meet is only open to Senior Groupers that have met the SR II time standard. The meet will be open for entries in the next couple weeks.
 
VJO TUFFY WILLIAMS FALL CLASIC – Oct 21-23
This meet will OPEN ONLINE for entries in the NEXT COUPLE DAYS. The Tuffy Williams Fall Classic Short Course C/B/A+ Meet will be held on October 21-23rd at the Cunningham Pool.  We request ALL VJO swimmers enter this meet.
VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP: Parents please remember we need your volunteer help to make our meets possible. All VJO families are required to volunteer at each home meet. CLICK HERE to sign up for your Volunteer Position today.
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES
AUGUST
Aug 15 -28        - Team Break (2 weeks)
Aug 29               - First Day of Fall Practice (Welcome Back!)
 
SEPTEMBER
Sept 3                - SR & AG Saturday Morning Swim Practice with Gymnastics Guests (with 10-12pm)
Sept 5                - NO PRACTICE (Happy Labor Day!)
Sept 10              - Senior Group Saturday Practice (9:30am-12pm)
Sept 17              - Senior Group Saturday Practice (9:30am-12pm)
Sept 24              - SASO Relay Meet (All Groups, Solano College)
Sept 24???         - 2016 Awards Banquet (Location & Date TBA)
Sept 27               - General Membership Meeting (6:30-8pm, Portable Buildings)
Sept 29               - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
 
OCTOBER
Oct 1-2              - Marin Pirates SR Open Meet (Senior Group only, Indian Valley College)
Oct 8                 - Senior Group Saturday Practice (9:30am-12pm)
Oct 15               - Senior Group Saturday Practice (9:30am-12pm)
Oct 21-23          - VJO Tuffy Williams Fall Classic C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool)
Oct 27               - Halloween Party / Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
 
NOVEMBER
Nov 12-13         - Napa Valley Swim Team C/B/A Meet ( All Group, Location TBA)
Nov 19-20         - Terrapin SR Open Meet (Senior Group, Concord)
Nov 5                 - Gymnastics Social Event (3:30-6:30pm, NBAA, Vallejo)
 
DECEMBER
Dec 2-4            - Junior Olympic Championships 14 & Under (Qualifying, Morgan Hill)
Dec 2-4            - WCAB Senior 2 Championships (Qualifying Seniors, Pleasant Hill)
Dec 7-10          - Speedo Winter  Junior Nationals (Qualifying Seniors, College Station, TX)
Dec 10              - Piranha Quad Meet (All Groups, Rohnert Park)
 
JANUARY
Jan 13-15       - Winter Zone 3 Championships (Qualifying Time & Location TBA)
Jan  ???          - VJO Holiday Party (Date and Time TBA)