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VJO SPAGHETTI FEED was a HIT!
Thank you to all of our families that attended our 2017 VJO Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser. The fundraiser was a big hit and quite possible one of our most fun Spaghetti Feeds ever! We brought in over $600 in ticket sales and $140 in raffle. A big thank you to the McQuilling family for donating all of their 50/50 raffle proceeds back to the team. Thank you to all our great talent show participants for putting on some great entertainment. We have some tryuely tallented kids on our team. Thank you also to all of our Dessert Contest participants for all the amazing desserts. They all looked and tasted fabulous! Here are some great pictures of the amazing desserts we got to eat. Another big thank you to Beth Raymond our event coordinator and to all the families that helped make this event possible.
 
   
  
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
 
SHARK PRIDE DAY
This Thursday, March 31st 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!  Wear your turquoise team shirt around town and to practice on this day. 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.  This will also be our last month swimming until 6:30pm, starting next month Shark Pride Day will extend until 7:00pm. See you there!
 
 
 
 
SENIOR GROUP
This week Coach Jennifer has altered the Senior Group practice schedule to accommodate for the multiple meets we have this week/weekend. The Seniors will be swimming VJO on Monday 3/27 PM, Tues 3/28 AM, Tues 3/28 PM, Wednesday 3/29 PM and Saturday 4/1 this week. Coach Jennifer will be gone at Far Westerns Champs form Thursday 3/30- 4/2. On Thursday and Friday the Senior Group swimmers will be attending their HS practices/meets.  If Senior Group swimmers are not attending their HS practices on Thursday and Friday, please see the VJO practice times below. There will be NO MORNING practice this Thursday 3/30, as coach will be at  FW. 
Monday 3/27 - VJO Senior Practice 3:30-6pm
Tues 3/28 - VJO Senior Practice 5:45-7am  3:30-5:30pm
Wednesday 3/29 - VJO Senior Practice 3:30-6pm
Thursday 3/30 NO VJO AM Practice, Go to your HS practice or Shark Pride Day 5-6:30pm
Friday 3/31 Go to your HS practice or Age Group 5:30-7:30pm
Saturday 4/1 - Saturday LC Practice 7-9am
 
 
 
 
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 prepare them for our upcoming meets.
Saturday April 1st – Saturday Long Course Practice
Age Group & Seniors: 7-9am
Leopard & Mako 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 Invit Meet – Sunday April 30th
The SASO Invit Meet entries will be available in the next couple of days. 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.
 
 
VJO May Long Course Meet - May 19-21 ***NOW OPEN***
Our May Long Course "Long Spring Thaw" Meet is NOW OPEN for ENTRIES ONLINE.
This is our team meet for the month of May and is recommended for ALL VJO swimmers.  Please get signed up before April 10th 2017. We are very excited to announce there will be RELAYS offered in our May 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. 
**2 WEEK PRIORITY REGISTRATION -CHANGE**: Swimmers in Zone 3 now have a 2 week priority registration.  During this time our swimmers will be given first priority for acceptance to the meet. After this time the meet will open to everyone and WILL FILL QUICKLY. Priority registration for VJO will end April 10th 2017.
ENTER ONLINE:  http://ome.swimconnection.com/pc/vjo20170519  
TIME: Please arrive at 7:15am on Saturday and Sunday. On Friday please arrive at 3:30 for warm-ups. Warm-ups will start at 7:30am on saturday and Sunday and the meet will start at 9:00am. Remember parking is easier the earlier you arrive.
LOCATION: Cunningham Pool
EVENTS: Please speak with your coach if you have questions about what events to enter.
Loepard, Mako, AG, & SR: Please enter 3 events a day (one challenging event, one favorite event and one to keep you well rounded). Coach Maureen and Jennifer want to see you swim all four strokes over the course of the weekend.
Hammerhead 1 & 2: Please only enter events you are ready for. Entering swimmers in events they are not ready for can be very discouraging and causes un-needed paperwork for our officials. Talk to Coach Laurie first.
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
 
MARCH
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)
May 11-13       - Sac Jacquin High School Section Championships (HS Qualifiers, Lodi CA)
May 19-21       - VJO Long Course Meet (Cunningham Pool, All Groups) ***NOW OPEN ***
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)
May 29            - NO PRACTICE (Memorial Day)
 
JUNE
June 1-4         - Arena Pro Swim Series Meet (Qualifying Meet, Santa Clara)
June 2-3        - SASO LC Invit Meet (Solano College)
July 17           - VJO Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion (12-4pm)
June 20         - Oakland A’s Swim Day Baseball Game (No Afternoon Practice)
June 24-25    - NAPA LC C/B/A+ Meet (Napa Valley College)
June 27          - VJO Swim-A-Thon (5-7pm, All Group)
June 29          - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
 
JULY
July 4th                - VJO Walking in the Vallejo 4th of July Parade (~9am-12pm)
July 11            - Team Pictures (4pm Individuals, 6pm Team Picture)
July 7-9          - Junior Olympic Championships (Qualifying, Moraga, CA)
July 20-23       - CA/NV Summer Sectional Championships (Qualifying Seniors, La Mirada, CA)
July 21-23      - Ukiah Dolphins C/B/A+ Meet (Team Camping, Ukiah CA)
July 26-30      - Far Western Championships (Qualifying, Concord CA)
 
AUGUST
Aug 3-6          - Futures Championships (Qualifying Seniors, Santa Clara, CA)
Aug 4-6          - REAL Championships (Team Meet, Petaluma, CA)
Aug 7-20        - Team Break (two week team break)
Aug 10-13      - Speedo Junior National Championships (Qualifying Seniors, East Meadow, NY)
Aug 21            - 1st day of Fall Practice