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FEB FROST HOME MEET is this WEEK!
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED
We still NEED MANY volunteers for our meet this weekend.
Please remember that all families need to complete at least 10 volunteer hours at each home meet. Paper sign-up sheets are also available outside the Shark Tank. 
 Jobs we STILL NEED more VOLUNTEER HELP:
Snack Shack (Sat & Sun)
Mashals (Sat & Sun)
Computer Room (Sat & Sun)
Clean up After Meet (Sunday)
 
FOOD DONATIONS STILL NEEDED!
We are still in need of many food donations for our Snack Shack. The VJO Snack Shack is very well known for our Breakfast burritos and Filipino Adobo! However, it would not be successful without your generous donations. We maximize our earnings if we get all the items we sell, to be donated. Please sign up for donations and drop it off at specified time through Sign-up Genius or in the Shark Tank.
Food Donation Questions: Please contact Madelyn Cueva at mcueva728@hotmail.com 
 
MEET FORMAT ***CHANGE***  
10 & Unders – Swimming in the deep end of the pool. Start time 9am and will finish ~11am.
11 & Overs –  Start time 11am and will end around 2:30pm.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
NO PRACTICE - MONDAY, February 13th
This Monday, February 13th is a meet recovery day. There is no VJO practice on this day.
 
NO PRACTICE - MONDAY, February 20th
Monday, February 20th is Presidents Day. There is no VJO practice on this day.
 
  
SATURDAY MORNING PRACTICE – Saturday Feb 18th
There will be a Saturday morning practice on February 18th. This VJO practice is for ALL groups. Please see practice times below.
SR & AG 8-10am
LS & MS 8:30-10am
H1 & H2 9-10am
 
 
SHARK PRIDE DAY – Thursday, Feb 23rd
Thursday, February 23rd is Shark Pride Day. On this day all groups will be swimming together from 5:00-6:30pm. Everyone will be warming up together working on skills together and playing games together.  We will do fun games and relays at the end. 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.  
 
 
 
 
VJO GOES TO THE MOVIES – “LEGO BATMAN MOVIE”
Join us for a VJO Day at the Movies! On Saturday February 25th we will be going to see the “LEGO Batman Movie” as a team.  Team Social Away from the pool deck social events are very important for our swimmers.
WHEN: Saturday February 25th
TIME: TBA
WHERE: Century 14 Vallejo Theaters
TICKETS: Please purchase your own tickets
 
WHY ARE VJO SOCIAL ACIVITIES IMPORTANT?: Making friends in swimming is very important and has been proven to be one of the most important factors in keeping kids in the sport. In practice swimmers spent most of their time with their face in the water, so out of the water social time is very important for making friends and getting to know one another. When practices start getting tough your friends will be the ones helping through it and in many cases inspiring you to come every day.
 
 
 
 
 
 
LAST MONTH of POLAR BEAR CLUB
Keep your attendance up and you will get a VJO Polar Bear Club T-Shirt and more!  VJO is bringing back the Polar Bear Club next month in an effort to help motivate and encourage our swimmers to keep swimming during the Winter. The Polar Bear Club will start December 1st and run through February 28th. During this time the coaches will track swimmers practice attendance and give out prizes for those swimmers hitting the following attendance goals over the 3 month period. 
 
Each Group has separate attendance goals bases on those groups’ expectations. Meets, Social Events and Saturday Practices will be given as extra credit attendance days. Prize levels are as follows: 
PRIZE LEVELS:
  • Prize Level 1 – Polar Bear Club Bumper Sticker
    • Attend at least one practice in Dec, Jan & Feb
  • Prize Level 2 - Bini Baby & Polar Bear Club Bumper Sticker
    • Meet following attendance requirements for each group for Dec-Feb:
      • Hammerheads 1 - 50%
      • Hammerheads 2 - 60%
      • Mako Sharks - 70%
      • Leopard & Age Group – 80%
      • Senior -90%
  • Prize Level 3 – Polar Bear Club T-Shirt, Bini Baby, & Bumper Sticker
    • Meet following attendance requirements for each group for Dec-Feb:
      • Hammerheads 1 - 70%
      • Hammerheads 2 - 75%
      • Mako Sharks - 80%
      • Leopard & Age Group – 90%
      • Senior -100%
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
FEBRUARY FROST MEET – February 10-12
Our VJO February Frost C/B/A Meet is this weekend February 10-12.  We are very excited to announce there will be RELAYS offered in our February Meet! These relays will be very fun for our swimmers. Please note the VJO coaches will enter swimmers in relays, parents and swimmers will not be entering these. 
WARM-UP TIME: Please arrive at 7:15am each day. We will get in to warm up as a team at 7:30am. Remember parking is easier the earlier you arrive.
START TIME ***CHANGE***:
10 & Unders Session: The 10 & Unders session will start at 9am and end around 11 am.
11 & Overs Session: The 11 & Overs session will start at 11am and end around 2:30pm
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED:  We still need MANY volunteers for our meet this weekend.
CLICK HERE to sign up online. Paper sign-up sheets are also available outside the Shark Tank.
FOOD DONATIONS STILL NEEDED:  We are still in need of many food donations for our Snack Bar. CLICK HERE to sign up online to bring in a food donation.
 
 
 
 
 
WCAN MEET - March 18-19
The WCAN PENGUIN PLUNGE MEET on March 18-19 is NOW OPEN for ENTRIES online. This meet will be held at Vintage High School in Napa. Our team will have a two week priority registration and then the meet will open to the rest of the teams. Please enter ASAP! Don’t miss this great racing opportunity so close to home. This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers. This will be our team meet for the month of March.   
LOCATION: Vintage High School Pool, 1375 Trower Avenue, Napa, CA. 
PARKING: PARKING LOT GATES WILL BE LOCKED UNTIL 8:00AM ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRANCE TO THE PARKING LOT OR POOL AREA WILL BE ALLOWED BEFORE 8:00am 
TIME: Arrive at 8:00am. Warm-ups will be from 8:30am-9:45am. Meet will start @ 10:00am
 
 
 
2017 JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS (14 & Under)
The 2017 Junior Olympic Championships is NOW OPEN for ENTRIES. This year JO’s will be held in Carson City, Nevada on March 10-12. This is a qualifying meet, all swimmers 14 & Under must have achieved the JO time standard. Our team will have a two week priority registration to enter the meet and then the meet will open to the rest of the teams. Please enter this week.
HOTEL: Our team will be staying at the Hampton Inn in Carson City, NV. Miriam Rivera has 10 rooms reserved from March 9- March 13. She was able to get a GREAT RATE of $104.99 per night plus tax.
Hampton Inn Hotel Carson City, NV
10 Hospital Way Carson City, NV
$104.99/night plus tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
 
FEBRUARY
Feb 4              - 10 & Under Champs (Qualifying Meet, Sunnyvale) 
Feb 6              - NO SR Group PRACTICE (1st Day of HS Swim Practice)
Feb 10-12       - VJO February Frost Meet (Cunningham Pool, All Groups)
Feb 13            - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
Feb 18            - Saturday Morning Practice (All Groups)
SR & AG 8-10am
LS & MS 8:30-10am
H1 & H2 9-10am
Feb 20            - NO PRACTICE (Presidents Day Holiday) 
Feb 23            - Shark Pride Day (5-6:30pm, All Groups) 
Feb 25            - VJO Goes to the Movies “Batman Lego Movie” (Vallejo Theaters, Time TBA) 
 
MARCH
Mar 5              - Zone All Star Meet (Qualifying Meet, Cunningham Pool, VJO Hosting)
Mar 10-12       - Junior Olympic Championships (Qualifying Meet, Carson City, NV)
Mar 18-19       - WCAN Meet (All Groups, Vintage HS)
Mar 25            - VJO Spaghetti Feed, Talent Show & Desert Contest (Location and Time TBA) 
Mar 30            - Shark Pride Day (5-6:30pm, All Groups) 
Mar 30-Ap 2   - Far Western Championships (Qualifying Meet, Pleasanton)
 
APRIL
April 7-9         - Westside Aquaducks Long Course Meet (All Groups, Petaluma)
April 22           - VJO Social Event / Fundraiser (TBA) ***JUST ADDED***
April 27           - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm) ***JUST ADDED***
April 28-29      - SCAC’s High School League Championships (HS swimmers, ACHS) ***JUST ADDED***
April 30          - SASO Invit Meet (All Groups, Solano College Pool) ***JUST ADDED***
 
MAY
May 11-13       - Sac Jacquin High School Section Championships (HS Qualifiers, Lodi CA) ***JUST ADDED***
May 20-22       - VJO Long Course Meet (Cunningham Pool, All Groups)
May 23            - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day) ***JUST ADDED***
May 25            - Shark Pride Day (All Groups, 5-7pm) ***JUST ADDED***