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Mandatory Hammerhead Group Parent Meetings TODAY
Today, Tuesday March 21st we will be having our mandatory Hammerhead 1 & 2 Group parent meetings. In these group parent meetings Coach Laurie will be talking to the parents and discussing important topics such as; group expectations, group requirements, group goals, current and long term group focus and parent/swimmer/coach communication. We encourage parents to bring your questions. Our board members will also be present to answer any non-coaching related questions. Both Hammerheads 1 & 2 Groups will have regular practice tomorrow. Group parent meetings will be held in the 709 portable building next to the pool.
Group Parent Meeting Schedule:
Tuesday March 21st
5:30-6:30pm – Hammerhead 1 Parent Meeting
6:30-7:30pm – Hammerhead 2 Parent Meeting
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
 
RSVP’s NEEDED for VJO SPAGHETTI FEED
The VJO Spaghetti Feed, Talent Show and Dessert Contest is this Saturday March 25th from 5-9pm at the SPSV Cafeteria. We NEED YOU RSVP’s ASAP. Please turn your RSVP form into the Raymond file folder this week. We need to know how much Spaghetti to cook. Please invite your family and friends to join us for some good food and fun, while helping VJO raise some money in the process.
DATE: Saturday March 25th
TIME: 5-9pm
LOCATION: St. Patrick’s/St. Vincent’s Cafeteria
TICKETS: $10.00 (ages 10 & up) $5.00 (ages 9 & under)
DESSERT CONTEST: Swimmers create and enter your best dessert in the dessert contest to win a prize. The coaches will be judging this contest. No sign up needed, just make your best dessert.  
TALENT SHOW: Swimmers we want to see your talents! We know you have many talents outside the pool, like singing, dancing playing an instrument or juggling. Here is your chance to show it off. Enter the VJO talent show to showcase your talent. The Talent Show sign-up sheet is hanging next to the shark tank.  
 
 
 
LONG COURSE PRACTICES
We have a couple long course practices schedule to help prepare our swimmers for our upcoming long course meets. Short course season has now come to an end and April is the start of our long course season. We recommend ALL SWIMMERS attend these long course practices to help better prepared them for our upcoming meets.
 
Friday March 24th – Long Course Practice (All Groups swim at regular times)
Our swimmers will be turning the pool around to long course on Thursday night (7:15pm) and will be turning it back around on Friday night (7:15pm).  Swimmers we will need lots of help to get the pool turned around in a timely fashion.
Saturday April 1st – Saturday Long Course Practice
Age Group & Seniors: 7-9am
Leopard Sharks: 7:30-9am
Hammerhead 1 & 2: 7:30-8:30am
 
 
 
APPLEBEE”S FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER – Sat April 22nd
VJO will be putting on a Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday April 22nd from 8-10am. The Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser is a great opportunity to have breakfast with family and friends while raising money for our swim team!  Our swimmers will even be your servers and greeter.  We thank you in advance for your continued support with VJO!  
To get your tickets, please contact Sarah Chavez at srchavez22@gmail.com.  Ticket will be sold at the door as well.
Tickets: $10 Per Person
Event Date: Saturday, April 22nd 2017
Time: 8-10am
Location: Applebee's Vallejo
QUESTIONS: contact  Sarah Chavez at srchavez22@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
WESTSIDE AQUADUCKS LONG COURSE C/B/A MEET 
The Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A Meet on April 7-9 is CLOSED.
LOCATION: Petaluma Swim Center, 900 East Washington Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
TIME: Friday - Arrive at 3:30 for warm-ups. Meet starts at 5pm
Saturday - Arrive at 7:15am. Meet starts at 9am
Sunday - Arrive at 7:15am. Meet starts at 9am
 
 
 
SASO Long Course Invite Meet – Sunday April 30th
The SASO Invite Meet entries will be available in the next couple weeks. This will be a team entry meet, so all paper entries will need to be turned in at the pool to the manila folder. Online entries will not be available for this meet. This will be a quick one day long course meet held at the Solano College Pool. More detail to come soon.
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
 
MARCH
Mar 21            - Hammerhead 1 Group Parent Meeting (5:30-6:30pm, portable buildings)
Mar 21            - Hammerhead 2 Group Parent Meeting (6:30-7:30pm, portable buildings)
Mar 24            - Long Course Practice (Regular Practice Times) ***JUST ADDED***
Mar 25            - VJO Spaghetti Feed, Talent Show & Dessert Contest (SPSV Cafeteria 5-9pm) 
Mar 30            - Shark Pride Day (5-6:30pm, All Groups) 
Mar 30-Ap 2   - Far Western Championships (Qualifying Meet, Pleasanton)
 
APRIL
April 1            - Saturday Long Course Practice (7-9am , all group) ***JUST ADDED***
Age Group & Seniors: 7-9am
Leopard Sharks: 7:30-9am
Hammerhead 1 & 2: 7:30-8:30am
April 7-9         - Westside Aquaducks Long Course Meet (All Groups, Petaluma)
April 22           - Applebee’s Flap Jack Fundraiser (8-10am) 
April 27           - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
April 28-29      - SCAC’s High School League Championships (HS swimmers, ACHS)
April 30          - SASO Invit Meet (All Groups, Solano College Pool)
 
MAY
May 2              - Team Suit Fitting Day (Cunningham Pool 4-7pm) ***JUST ADDED***
May 11-13       - Sac Jacquin High School Section Championships (HS Qualifiers, Lodi CA)
May 19-21       - VJO Long Course Meet (Cunningham Pool, All Groups)
May 20-21       - HS State Championships (Qualifying HS Swimmers, Clovis, CA)
May 23            - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
May 25            - Shark Pride Day (All Groups, 5-7pm)
May 27-29      - Senior Training Camp (TBA, Napa Valley JC) ***JUST ADDED***
May 29            - NO PRACTICE (Memorial Day) ***JUST ADDED***
 
JUNE ***JUST ADDED***
June 1-4         - Arena Pro Swim Series Meet (Qualifying Meet, Santa Clara) ***JUST ADDED***
June 2-3        - SASO LC Invit Meet (Solano College) ***JUST ADDED***
July 17           - VJO Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion (12-4pm) ***JUST ADDED***
June 20         - Oakland A’s Swim Day Baseball Game (No Afternoon Practice) ***JUST ADDED***
June 24-25    - NAPA LC C/B/A+ Meet (Napa Valley College) ***JUST ADDED***
June 27          - VJO Swim-A-Thon (5-7pm, All Group) ***JUST ADDED***
June 29          - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups) ***JUST ADDED***
 
JULY
July 11            - Team Pictures (4pm Individuals, 6pm Team Picture) ***JUST ADDED***
July 7-9          - Junior Olympic Championships (Qualifying, Moraga, CA) ***JUST ADDED***
July 20-23       - CA/NV Summer Sectional Championships (Qualifying, La Mirada, CA) ***JUST ADDED***
July 21-23      - Ukiah Dolphins C/B/A+ Meet (Team Camping, Ukiah CA) ***JUST ADDED***
July 26-30      - Far Western Championships (Qualifying, Concord CA) ***JUST ADDED***
 
AUGUST
Aug 3-6          - Futures Championships (Qualifying, Santa Clara, CA) ***JUST ADDED***
Aug 4-6          - REAL Championships (Team Meet, Petaluma, CA) ***JUST ADDED***
Aug 7-20        - Team Break (two week team break) ***JUST ADDED***
Aug 10-13      - Speedo Junior National Championships (Qualifying, East Meadow, NY) ***JUST ADDED***
Aug 21            - 1st day of Fall Practice***JUST ADDED***