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UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
HALLOWEEN SHARK PRIDE DAY 5-7pm
Thursday October 27th
Please join us for some ghoulish games, freaky fun, and frightening food!
Our costume contest starts promptly at 5pm, so wear your most spook-tacular outfits. Next up we will have fun in the water and finish the evening with a Halloween potluck on the pool deck. We encourage parents to stay and socialize during swim and join in on the potluck afterwards. 
POTLUCK
A-D Side Dish or Salad
E-L Main Dish
M-Z Dessert
 
 
APPLEBEE”S FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER EXTENDED
This fundraiser is a great opportunity to have breakfast with family and friends and raise money for our swim team! We are asking each family to sell 5 tickets at $10 each.  We thank you in advance for your continued support with VJO!  
Miriam Rivera will be on deck from 5-6pm for those who have not picked up their tickets.  For those who have picked up their tickets already please turn in ticket money to the “CHAVEZ” file folder at the pool as soon as possible.
***Tickets will be sold at the door as well.***
QUESTIONS: contact Sarah Chavez at srchavez22@gmail.com  or 
                                   Gigi Sapida at meetdirector@vallejoaquatics.org
Tickets: $10 Per Person
Event Date: Saturday, October 29th 2016
Time: 8-10am
Location: Applebee's Vallejo
 
 
SWIMMER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
Any swimmer can volunteer at the Applebee’s Fundraiser from 7-10am. If you or your child is interested in helping out at this event please CLICK HERE to sign up. After you have been directed to our “Applebee’s Fundraiser” page on our team website, click the "Edit Commitment" tab, say "YES" and enter the names of the volunteers.
***If you are volunteering please wear your turquoise team shirt.***
 
FOOD SERVER NEEDED for APPLEBEE’S FUNDRAISER (must be 14 yrs)
Any 14 & over swimmer, who is interested in being a food server (7-10am) at the Applebee’s Fundraiser, please CLICK HERE to sign up. You will also need to fill out the waiver for each volunteer and place it in the Chavez file folder at the pool.
***If you are volunteering please wear your turquoise team shirt.***
 
 
 
 
VJO GYMNASTICS SOCIAL EVENT
VJO goes to North Bay Athletic Association gym in Vallejo for an afternoon of gymnastics. The event will include basic gymnastic conditioning and drills (~1.5 hours) and some free time in the foam pit, on the trampoline and with the zipline. It’s going to be a BLAST!
WHEN: Saturday, November 5th
WHERE: 415 Mississippi Street, Vallejo, CA
TIME: 3:00 – 6:00
COST: $10.00 / child
WHO: All VJO swimmers and siblings
RSVP: Raymond family folder by Wednesday 11/2
 
 
 
VJO HOLIDAY PARTY BRUNCH
When: Saturday, January 21th, 2017
Where: 477 Canyon Creek Road, American Canyon, CA
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Potluck assignment by last name
A – G Main Dish (eggs, pancakes, breakfast casseroles, waffles, etc.)
H – R Sides (fruit, bacon, sausage, etc.)
S – Z Drinks (juice, milk, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, water, chocolate milk, etc.)
White Elephant Auction
The White Elephant Auction is a VJO tradition; bring a gently used item from home that might be of interest to another. We will auction it off to the highest bidder and proceeds will go to a local charity.
R.S.V.P. - to the Raymond File Folder by January 7th 2017
 
 
 
ANNOUNCMENTS:
 
LAST CHANCE to ORDER your BREAST CANCER CAPS & T-SHIRT
This is your last chance to order your Breast Chance T-Shirts. We will be placing one more T-Shirt Order before the end of the month. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness VJO is selling Pink VJO Aquatics Team T-Shirts and Pink Team Caps. The proceeds will be donated to a Breast Cancer Foundation. The Coaches will be wearing these pink team shirts at our next October Meet and we invite you to do the same.
Breast Cancer Team T-Shirt - $20
Silicone Breast Cancer Cap - $20
Latex Breast Cancer Cap - $10
If you have any questions call Miriam @ 707-315-2672
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
NAPA MEET is CLOSED
The Napa Meet on November 12/13 has filled and closed. Unfortunately many of our swimmers did not get signed up in time. Please make sure to sign up for meets ASAP. Our next meet will be the Piranha Quad Meet on Saturday December 10th in Rohnert Park.
 
 
TERRAPIN SR OPEN MEET – Nov 19/20
The Terrapin SR Open Meet on Nov 19/20 is still OPEN for entries. This meet is open to all VJO Senior Group swimmers. Please get signed up ASAP as this meet could fill before the entry deadline on Fri Nov 4th.  
 
 
PIRANHA QUAD MEET
The Piranha Quad Meet on Saturday, December 10th will be opening for entries soon.  This will be a quick one day meet held at the Honey Bee Pool in Rohnert Park. This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers. This will be a team entry meet so all entries will be done on paper and turned in at the pool.
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
OCTOBER
Oct 1-2              - Marin Pirates SR Open Meet (Senior Group only, Indian Valley College)
Oct 8                 - Senior & Age Group Saturday Practice (10-11:30am)
Oct 15               - Senior & Age Group Saturday Practice (10-11:30am)
Oct 21-23          - VJO Tuffy Williams Fall Classic C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool)
Oct 24               - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
Oct 27               - Halloween Party / Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
Oct 29               - Applebee’s Fundraiser (8-10am, Applebee’s Vallejo)
 
NOVEMBER
Nov 5                 - Gymnastics Social Event (3:00-6:00pm, NBAA, Vallejo) ***TIME CHANGE***
Nov 6                 - Diversity Camp (SR & AG)
Nov 12-13          - Napa Valley Swim Team C/B/A Meet (All Group, Location TBA)
Nov 17               - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Nov 19-20          - Terrapin SR Open Meet (Senior Group, Concord)
Nov 24/25          - NO PRACTICE (Happy Thanksgiving!)
 
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 14-15       - Winter Zone 3 Championships (Qualifying Time & Location TBA)
Jan  21            - VJO Holiday Party Brunch (10am-1pm, 477 Canyon Creek Rd. American Canyon)