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Weekly Mailer
THIS WEEKS EVENTS:
 
NO FRIDAY AFTERNOON PRACTICE – Friday June 23rd
This Friday, June 23rd there is no afternoon practice.  We have the Napa Long Course Meet the next day and we want our swimmers rested and ready to swim fast. The Napa Meet is the last chance meet to make JO’s qualifying times. Go SHARKS!
Friday, June 23rd Morning Practice Schedule:
6:45am-9am   – SR & JR Groups
7-9am               – Leopard and Mako Groups
7:30-9am          – Hammerhead 1 & 2 Groups
 
 
 
 
CHIPOTLE DINE OUT – Thursday June 22nd
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Vallejo Aquatics Club. Come in to the Chipotle at
1195 Admiral Callaghan Lane in Vallejo on Thursday, June 22nd between 10:45am and 10:00pm. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Vallejo Aquatics Club.
WHERE: Vallejo Chipotle
WHEN: Thursday June 22nd 2017 (All DAY)
 
 
 
 
SENIOR & JUNIOR GROUP GOAL SHEETS – June 22nd
On Thursday, June 22nd both the Senior Group and Junior Group will spend the first 30 minutes of practice filling out their summer goal sheets. Swimmers if you are unable to attend practice this day please notify Coach Jennifer, so you can get your goal sheet filled out on another day or I can place it in your file folder.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
 
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 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 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
 
 
 
 
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
Final Donations: Due Tuesday, July 25th
Make ups : Make ups will take place on Thursday, June 29th
 
 
 
SHARK PRIDE DAY – Thursday June 29th 5-7pm
Thursday, June 29th is Shark Pride Day. On this day all groups will be swimming together from 5:00- 7:00pm.  Everyone will be warming up together working on skills together and playing games together.  We will do fun relays at the end with some FREE TIME to play. 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.  We will be giving out a TEAM TATOO to all those that come to practice in their team shirt. See you there!
 
 
 
 
 
VALLEJO 4th of JULY PARADE
Swimmers and parents please come join us and help celebrate Independence Day and showcase our team spirit at the 164th Annual Vallejo 4th of July Parade. All swimmers, parents, and family members are welcome to join us in the walk too, just wear your turquoise shark shirt.  If you do not have a team turquoise shark shirt or need another one, please see Miriam Rivera on deck to buy your t-shirt (T-Shirt: $10) or email at: minirivera@aol.com
  • Meeting Time: 9:00 am
  • Meeting Place: To be announced
  • Parade Route: Starts on Tennessee St. at Broadway at 10:00 a.m., travels west to Sonoma Blvd., then south along Sonoma Blvd. to Georgia St., then west again to end at Georgia St. and Santa Clara St.
  • There will be NO AFTERNOON PRACTICE on this day!
  • Check your folder for Parade flyer and map about 4 days prior to the event
 
 
 
 
TEAM PICTURE DAY – Tuesday, July 11th 2017
Tuesday, July 11th is Team Picture Day. Individual pictures will start at 4:00pm and the team picture will be at 6:00pm. We will be taking our team picture in our turquoise VJO team T-Shirts. If you do not have a team shirt or need a new shirt please see Miriam Rivera on the pool deck. T-Shirts are $10.
 
 
 
 
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.
TIME LINE: The timeline for the Napa Meet is 3:30pm each day
PARENT TIMERS NEEDED: Hey Parents VJO is responsible for 1 lane (3 chairs) of timers. We need ALL parents help to fulfill this obligation. If your child/ren is swimming in the meet you must help time. Thanks!
 
 
 
 
JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS – July 7-9
The 2017 Summer Junior Olympic Championships Meet is OPEN for entries. Please get signed up ASAP, because they will close this meet down if it fills. The meet will be held at the Campolindo High School in Moraga. To enter this meet all swimmers must have a JO time standard. This is a trials/finals meet.
LOCATION: Soda Aquatic Center at Campolindo High School: 300 Moraga Road, Moraga, California.
TIME: Please arrive at 7:00am each day. We will get in to warm-up as a team at 7:30am. The meet starts at 9:00am. Finals will not start less than 30 minutes after the conclusion of distance events. The start of finals will be announced 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 in Ukiah. More detail to come soon.
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
  
JUNE
June 22 – Chipotle Dine Out (Vallejo Chipotle, 50% of proceeds go to VJO) ***JUST ADDED***
June 23  - NO AFTERNOON PRACTICE (Morning Practice ONLY) ***JUST ADDED***
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) ***OPEN***
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