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WESTSIDE LC MEET UPDATES
We have 29 swimmers in the Westside Long Course Meet this weekend (April 7-9). The weather looks like it could be raining this weekend, so swimmers please remember to pack warm clothes (boots, parka, extra pair of dry sweats and multiple towels). It is going to be a longer meet. I have attached the tentative timeline I was given below. Good Luck this weekend!
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
VJO TIMING ASSIGNMENT: Our team will be responsible for providing 3 timers for lane 3 during the meet. The sign-up sheet for timers is hanging on the bulletin board at the pool. All families need to help fill the timing chairs during the meet. If your simmer is in the meet you need to help time.
MEET TIMELINE:  
Friday: The meet will end around 6:45pm
Saturday: The meet will end around 3:45pm (2:30pm before the distance free)
Sunday: The meet will end around 3:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
DATE CHANGED for JUNE SASO LC MEET ***DATE CHANGE***
We are sorry to inform you that the date has changed for the June SASO Long Course Invit Meet. The Meet will now be held on one day, Sunday, June 4th. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
 
 
 
REGULAR PRACTICE this FRIDAY APRIL 7th
There will be regular practice this Friday April 7th. Coach Jennifer will attend the Westside Meet with our swimmers and the rest of the team will have practice like usual.
SENIORS – You will be attending your HS practice on this day.
 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE – FRIDAY APRIL 14th  ***JUST ADDED***
There will be no practice on Friday, April 14th. Have a great 3 day weekend!
 
 
 
 
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 is on April 7-9.
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  ***UPDATE***
The SASO Invit Meet entries will be available soon. The meet sheet had to being re-sanctioned and will be released as soon as possible.  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 MEET is FILLING UP FAST!!! – May 19-21
Our May Long Course Meet on May 19-21st is filling FAST and is already half way full. PLEASE GET SIGNED UP TODAY. We do not want our VJO swimmers missing out on this great opportunity to race.  The meet information and meet sheet is attached. 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.
TIME:   Friday: Arrive at 3:30 for warm-ups. Meet starts at 5pm.
Saturday & Sunday: Arrive at 7:15am. Warm-ups will start at 7:30am 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 Coach 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:
APRIL
April 7-9         - Westside Aquaducks Long Course Meet (All Groups, Petaluma)
April 14          - NO PRACTICE ***JUST ADDED***
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 6              - General Membership Meeting (9:30-11:30am, Portable Building) ***JUST ADDED***
Saturday Practice - All Groups 9:30-11:30am
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)
May 29            - NO PRACTICE (Memorial Day)
 
JUNE
June 1-4         - Arena Pro Swim Series Meet (Qualifying Meet, Santa Clara)
June 4            - SASO LC Invit Meet (Solano College) ***DATE CHANGED***
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