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UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
 
SENIOR and JUNIOR GROUP MANDATORY PARENT MEETING – Wed June 14th
On Wednesday June 14th Coach Jennifer will be having Mandatory Parent Meetings with both her Senior and Junior Group. This is a mandatory meeting for both the parents and swimmers. The Senior Parent Meeting will be from 5-6pm and the Junior Group Parent Meeting will be from 6-7pm.
Wed June 14th Parent Meeting Times:
Senior Group Parent Meeting 5-6pm
SR Group swimmers will swim from 3:30-4:45 & then join parent meeting from 5-6pm
Junior Group Parent Meeting 6-7pm
JR Group swimmers will join parent meeting from 6-7pm then swim afterwards from 7-7:30pm.
Important Topics:
Group Expectations
Attendance Expectation to Practice and Meets
Tardiness Problem (SR Group)
Travel Meet Expectations & Requirements
Arizona Travel Meet (Feb 2018)
Practice Time Change for Fall 2017
Contracts for SR Groupers
 
 
 
 
***FRIDAY AFTERNOON PRACTICE CANCELLED – Friday June 16th ***
This Friday, June 16th afternoon practice is cancelled. GVRD lifeguards will be gone for training and the pool will be closed all afternoon. There will be morning practice offered for all groups on this day.  We are sorry for the inconvenience; VJO was just informed of this pool closer.
Friday June 16th Morning Practice Schedule:
6:45am-9am   – SR & JR Groups
7-9am               – Leopard and Mako Groups
7:30-9am          – Hammerhead 1 & 2 Groups
 
 
 
 
VJO POOL PARTY
You are invited to VJO’s Annual Pool Party, Potluck & Alumni Reunion
WHEN: Saturday, June 17th, 2015
WHERE: Cunningham Pool
WHEN: 12 noon – 4:00pm
Summer is officially here! Everyone into the P-O- O-L !!!!!
Come join us for an afternoon of family fun with swim relays, inner tubes races, hive dive excitement and music. Winners will get bragging rights for the whole summer. Help us spread the word to all VJO Alumni to join in on the fun. And it wouldn’t be a party without some delicious food ….PLEASE bring some food to share. Come join us for a fun event for the whole family!
Potluck Assignments
A - D  Dessert
E – G  Main Dish
H – S  Salad or Side Dish
T – Z  Appetizers
Are you a Grill Master? Come down and showcase your BBQing skills. Join our BBQ cook off challenge and you could win a prize…
 
 
 
 
SENIOR & JUNIOR GROUP – FIRST DAY OF SUMMER LC MORNING PRACTICE
The first day of Summer long course morning practice for the Senior and Junior Group will be Monday, June 12th. Summer mornings will be held from 6:45-9am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Morning practice will continue through Wednesday, July 19th.
 
 
 
 
SUMMER FRIDAY LONG COURSE MORNING PRACTICE - ALL GROUPS
On the following days we will have long course morning practice open to ALL GROUPS. The afternoon practices on these days will either be combined or cancelled due to swim meets.
Friday June 16th 7-9am (No PM Practice)
H1 & H2 7:30-9am
LS & MS 7-9am
SR & JR 6:45am-9am
Friday June 23th 7-9am (No PM Practice)
H1 & H2 7:30-9am
LS & MS 7-9am
SR & JR 6:45am-9am
Friday June 30th 7-9am
H1 & H2 7:30-9am
LS & MS 7-9am
SR & JR 6:45am-9am
Friday July 7th 7-9am (No PM Practice)
H1 & H2 7:30-9am
LS & MS 7-9am
SR & JR 6:45am-9am
Friday July 14th 7-9am
H1 & H2 7:30-9am
LS & MS 7-9am
SR & JR 6:45am-9am
 
 
 
 
SUMMER FRIDAY PM COMBINED & CANCELED PRACTICES
On the following Fridays we will have combined and cancelled practices for the following Groups
Friday June 16th - Afternoon Practice CANCELLED for all groups
Friday June 23th Afternoon Practice CANCELLED for all groups
Friday June 30th Combined PM Practice
HH1& HH2 6-7pm
Leopard & Mako 6-7:30pm
SR & AG – Regular Practice
Friday July 7th - Afternoon Practice CANCELLED for all groups
Friday July 14th Combined PM Practice
HH1& HH2 6-7pm
Leopard & Mako 6-7:30pm
SR & AG – Regular Practice
Friday July 21th - Afternoon Practice CANCELLED for all groups
Friday July 28th Combined PM Practice
HH1& HH2 6-7pm
Leopard & Mako 6-7:30pm
SR & AG – 3:30-5:30pm
 
 
 
 
VJO SWIM-A-THON
The VJO Swim-A-thon is on Tuesday, June 27th from 5-7pm, which is only two weeks away! We are at 21% of our goal.  VJO swimmers and families, please keep those pledges coming in from your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers!   Help our team reach its goal of $10,000.  The money raised will go towards new swim equipment such as lane lines and for swim equipment maintenance.
Check out all the cool prizes you could win based on how much you money you raise.  Some prizes are only offered during the Swim-A-Thon.  CLICK HERE for the Swim-A-Thon Prize List.
DATE: Tuesday, June 27th
TIME: Swimmer need to arrive at 4:30pm to get signed in, a lane assignment, and a person to count for them.
PARENT HELP: On the day of the event, we will need help in setting up, signing in, lap counting, and cleaning up. Please come and help out.  Job sign-ups are available online.  
POTLUCK Assignments: There will be potluck after swimmers do their swim a thon. Potluck assignments are by Last name:
A-G = Salad or Side dish
H-S = Main Dish
T-Z  = Dessert
 
 
 
 
 
PARENTS – COME JOIN OUR NEW VJO MASTERS SWIM GROUP
Interested in getting in a good swim workout in or learning how to swim more effectively? Come join our NEW VJO Masters Swim Group on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:15-7:15pm.
WORKOUT TIME: Tuesday & Thursdays 6:15-7:15pm
COST: $30/ month for New VJO Masters
            $10 drop-in fee
            $15/ month for current VJO Masters
USMS REG: Adults must be registered with US Masters Swimming to participate
COACH: Your in the water coach will be Chigusa Kanzan, one of our great VJO Coaches. 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
NAPA VALLEY LONG COURSE C/B/A MEET – June 24-25
The NVST Meet has filled and is CLOSED for entries. The Napa Valley Swim Team Long Course C/B/A+ Meet will be held on June 24 & 25 at the Napa Valley College. This is our team meet for the month of June.
LOCATION: Napa Valley College – 2277 NAPA VALLEJO HWY, NAPA, CA 94558
TIME: Arrive at 7:15am. We will get in as a team to warm-up at 7:30am. Meet will start at 9:00 AM each day.
 
 
 
UKIAH DOLPHINS SHORT COURSE C/B/A MEET – July 21-23
The Ukiah Short Course C/B/A+ Meet on July 21-23 is NOW OPEN for ENTRIES.   We will be camping as a team at the Kyen Camp Grounds. This is a new campgrounds for our team.  The campgrounds we stayed at last year is closed this summer due to a mud slide. This will be a very fun meet with lots of fun events (25 Free for 10 & Overs), fun relays and a fun time camping together. 
Meet Location: Ukiah High School Pool (1000 Low Gap Road Ukiah, CA 95482)
Time: On Friday please arrive by 3:45pm, warm-ups are from 4:00 to 4:45pm and the meet will begin at 5:00PM. On Saturday and Sunday please arrive at 7:15am, warm-ups will start at 7:30am and the meet will begin at 9:00am.
Camping:  Get your sleeping bags and marshmallows ready!  We will be camping at the Kyen Campgrounds at Lake Mendocino.  The price is $20 per night with a maximum of 8 people plus 2 vehicles per campsite. This is a total of $40 per campsite for 2 nights stay (Friday July 21st & Saturday July 22nd). Campsites can accommodate 2 families. If we have 2 families per campsite we can split the accommodations to $10.00 per family per night.  Bathrooms and showers are close by. Campsites are mostly shade.
How to Reserve your Campsite: 
We are in the process of reserving a block of campsites for our team. We will notify everyone when this is done and how you can reserve a campsite for your family.
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
  
JUNE
June 12  - First Day of Summer Morning Practice for Senior and Junior Group (M/W/F 6:45-9am)
June 14  - SR and JR Group Mandatory Parent Meetings (SR 5-6pm, JR 6-7pm) ***JUST ADDED***
June 16  - NO AFTERNOON PRACTICE (Morning Practice ONLY) ***JUST ADDED***
June 17  - VJO Pool Party, Potluck and Alumni Reunin (Cunningham Pool, 12-4pm)
June 24-25  - NAPA LC C/B/A+ Meet (Napa Valley College) ***CLOSED***
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) ***OPEN***
July 24  - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
July 26-30  - Far Western Championships (Qualifying, Concord CA)
 
AUGUST
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