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UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
PARENTS - MANDATORY GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Saturday, September 9th 
9:30-11:30am
The Fall VJO General Membership Meeting (Parent Meeting) will be held this Saturday September 9th from 9:30-11:30am in the Portable Buildings next to the pool.  Coffee and pastries will be provided.  This meeting is MANDATORY for ALL PARENTS to attend. We will be voting on and discussing important items.  A detailed agenda will be sent out before the meeting.
Important Topics:
Voting on New Board Positions
VJO Treasury Report & 2017/2018 Budget (How is VJO doing?)
New Team Policies
Fall Events/Meet Schedule
Upcoming October Meet
October Meet Job Sign ups
Swim –A-Thon Recap
Grant/ Sponsorship Updates
Becoming a Team Sponsor
***There will be a combined Saturday practice during the meeting for all groups on this day from 9:30-11:30am***
 
 
 
ARIZONA TRAVEL MEET – IMPORTANT PARENT MEETING
On Saturday Sept 9th, right after the General Membership Meeting, there will be an Arizona Travel Meet Parent Meeting for all those interested in attending the Arizona “Lost Dutchman” Travel Meet.  If your swimmer is interested in attending the meet, we need you at the meeting. We will be getting a head count for the bus and rooms, discussing the itinerary and cost and planning fundraising events.
This travel meet is only open to swimmers in the Junior and Senior Group.
 
 
 
 
TEAM SUIT FITTING DAY – Tuesday September 12th
Nor Cal Swim Shop will be at Cunningham pool on Tuesday, September 12th from 4:00-7:00pm for our VJO team suit and Warm-up fitting. We will be offering one team suit this year, a black polyester suit with an embroidered team logo.  The women’s suit is offered in three different styles.  The men’s team suits are available in either Jammer or brief style.   We will also have our team warm-ups available in both youth and adult sizes.  New 2017 Order Forms are available at the pool.  
*** VJO Team Suits are required at ALL SWIM MEETS***
When: Tuesday May 2nd
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
Where: Cunningham Pool
Regular Practice for All Groups this Day
 
 
 
 
 
FITTER & FASTER SWIM CLINIC with Olympian Molly Hannis***CLOSEING SOON***
September 16th & 17th
This is your last chance to register. One session is already sold out. Olympian Molly Hannis is going to be at our pool on September 16th and 17th!  Don't miss this chance to work with Molly in the pool on faster breaststroke and open turns!  As the host team, we have a special, limited time discount of $20!  Use promo code MOLLY-FAST when you sign up!
CLICK HERE for all clinic details and registration!
Ages 9 & Under: Saturday, September 16th (8:30-11:00 AM)
Ages 10 – 12: Saturday, September 16th (12-3:00 PM) ***SOLD OUT***
Ages 13 & Over: Sunday, September 17th (8:30-12PM)
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We are still in need of parent volunteers to help will registration. Volunteers can receive a 50% discount on registration. Please email Coach Jennifer at jenniferthiem@vallejoaquatics.org if you are available to help. Jennifer will supply you with the 50% discount code.
 
 
 
 
2017 VJO AWARDS BANQUET – SUN SEPT 24th
Our Annual VJO Awards Banquet will be held Sunday, September 24th from 5-9pm at the SPSV Cafeteria. We invite and encourage everyone to attend this fun and exciting event.  All swimmers (new and returning) will be recognizing for their achievements over the last year (Sept 2016-Aug2017). This is a semi-formal potluck dinner.
WHEN: Sunday, September 24th 2017
TIME: 5-9pm
WHERE: St. Patrick - St. Vincent High School Cafeteria (1500 Benicia Rd Vallejo CA)
Semi Formal Attire
Potluck Dinner assignments to be announced
 
 
 
JOIN OUR VJO MASTERS SWIM GROUP
Interested in getting in a good swim workout or learning how to swim more effectively? Come join our VJO Masters Swim Group. Workouts are held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm.
WORKOUT TIME: Monday and Wednesday from 6:30-7:30pm
COST: $30/ month 
            $10 drop-in fee
USMS REG: Adults must be registered with US Masters Swimming to participate
COACH: Your coach is Chigusa Kanzan, one of our great VJO Coaches. 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
VJO C/B/A+ MEET “Tuffy Williams Classic” – October 13-15***OPEN***
Our VJO C/B/A + Meet on October 13-15th is STILL OPEN for ENTRIES!  This is our team meet for the month of October and our first meet of the season. This meet is recommended for ALL VJO swimmers.  Please sign up ASAP. We are very excited to announce there will be RELAYS offered in our October 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. 
TIME: Friday - arrive at 3:30pm
           Saturday – arrive at 7:15am 
           Sunday - arrive at 7:15am 
Warm-ups will start at 7:30am on Saturday and Sunday and the meet will start at 9:00am each day. 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, JR, & SR: Please enter 3 events a day (one challenging event, one favorite event and one to keep you well rounded).
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 your coach first.
 
 
MARIN PIRATES SR OPEN MEET – Sept 30-Oct 1st ***OPEN***
The Marin Pirate Senior Open Meet on Sept 30-Oct 1st is NOW OPEN for ENTRIES. This meet is only open to Senior Group swimmer. The meet will be held at the Indian Valley College Pool in Novato. Please sign up online ASAP as this meet will fill fast.  
LOCATION: College of Marin Indian Valley Campus Pool – 1800 Ignacio Blvd. Novato, CA, 94949 
PARENT DRIVER NEEDED: Please remember that VJO Senior swimmers will be traveling together to all Senior Level Meets for now on. We will need one parent driver to help carpool all our Senior swimmers to the Marin Pirate meet on Sept 30-Oct 1st. Parents are welcome to come watch, but all swimmers will be traveling together.
VJO TEAM SUIT REQUIRED: This is a reminder that starting this fall VJO Team Suits are required at ALL team meets. Please make sure you have your team suit by this time. You can order a team suit at NorCal Swim Shop at any time.
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES - 2017 VJO Fall Schedule
 
SEPTEMBER
Sept 9                - Mandatory General Membership Meeting (9:30-11:30am, Portable Buildings)
                              Combined Practice 9:30-11:30am (ALL Groups)
Sept 12              - Team Suit and Team Warm-up Fitting Day (4-7pm, Cunningham)
Sept 16-17         - Fitter & Faster Swim Clinic with Olympian Molly Hannis ***CLOSEING***
Sept 22               - Breast Cancer Cap & T-Shirt Order Forms Due
Sept 24               - 2017 Awards Banquet (5-9pm, SPSV Cafeteria)
Sept 28                - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
Sept 30- Oct 1    - Marin Pirate SR Open Meet (SR Group, Indian Valley College) ***OPEN***
 
OCTOBER
Oct 7                     - Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser (8-10am, Vallejo Applebee’s)
Oct 12                  - Parka Order Forms Due
Oct 13-15             - VJO Tuffy Williams Fall Classic C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool) ***OPEN***
Oct 16                   - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery day)
Oct 21                   - Diversity Camp (Junior and Senior Group)
Oct 26                   - Halloween Party / Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
Oct 31                   - NO PRACTICE (Happy Halloween!)
 
NOVEMBER
Nov 2                  - Hot Chocolate Night Starts! (Every Thursday in Winter)
Nov 11-12          - Napa Valley Swim Team C/B/A Meet (All Group, Vintage HS)
Nov 18-19          - TERA SR Open Meet (Senior Group, Concord)
Nov 23-24          - NO PRACTICE (Happy Thanksgiving)
Nov 30                - Shark Pride Day (5-6:30pm, All Groups)
 
DECEMBER
Dec 1-3             - Junior Olympic Championships 14 & Under (Qualifying, Morgan Hill)
Dec 2-3             - PIRN C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Rohnert Park)
Dec 8-10           - WCAB Senior 2 Championships (Qualifying Seniors, Pleasant Hill)
Dec 16               - Holiday Party
 
JANUARY
Jan 13-14       - Winter Zone 3 Championships (Qualifying Meet, Santa Rosa Junior College)
Jan 15             - NO PRACTICE (MLK Holiday)
Jan 26-28       - VJO C/B/A + Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool)