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Weekly Mailer
FITTER & FASTER CLINIC WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
Over the weekend VJO hosted a fantastic Fitter & Faster Swim Clinic. Two of the three sessions sold out and had waiting lists.  We had swimmers and coaches attending the clinic from all over Northern California.  The best part was getting to have Olympian Molly Hannis and Andrew Appleby at our home pool to work with our swimmers.  Both Molly and Andrew were amazing with our kids. They had so many inspiring stories and helpful technique suggestions. It’s not every day that we get to have and Olympian at our pool. We were very excited to see so many of our own VJO swimmers be able to attend.
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
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 (by last name):
A-L      Main Dish
M-P    Desert
Q-Z     Salad or Side Dish
 
 
 
PANDA EXPRESS FUNDRAISER
On Thursday, September 28th after Shark Pride Practice join us at Panda Express for dinner. Show a paper or digital copy of the flyer below and  20% of  your sale will be donated to Vallejo Aquatic Club.  Invite all your family and friends. Fundraiser will be going on all day (10am-11pm) at the Vallejo Panda Express.
 
 
 
APPLEBEE”S FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER  – October 7th 8-10am
Invite your friends and family! VJO  will be having a Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, October 7th from 8am-10am. This is a great opportunity to have breakfast with family and friends and raise money for our swimmers.  50% of the proceeds go back to our swimmers to help fund their travel meets. Our VJO swimmers will even be your servers, greeters and bussers. Please feel free to tip your waiters and waitresses. 
Tickets: $10 Per Person
To get your tickets, please contact Sarah Chavez at srchavez22@gmail.com or (510)778-4055. Ticket will be sold at the door as well.
Event Date: Saturday, October 7th 2017
Time: 8-10am
Location: Applebee's Vallejo
QUESTIONS: contact Sarah Chavez at srchavez22@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
PACIFIC SWIMMING DIVERSITY CAMP – Saturday October 21st
Junior and Senior Groupers interested in attending the 2017 Pacific Swimming Diversity Camp on Saturday October 21st need to mail their applications in by this Saturday.  The camp will be held at the Independence High School Swim Center in San Jose. All registered VJO swimmers will be traveling to the camp together. Please see email and flyer for detail
Date: Saturday, October 21st  (8am-5pm)
Application Deadline: Saturday, Sept 23nd
Camp will include:
      - Guest Speaker: 
      - 3 Swim Sessions
      - Team Building Activities
      - Leadership Development
      - Dryland Exercises
      - USA Swimming give-aways for everyone
Location: Frank Fiscalini International Swim Center at Independence High School 
(629 N Jackson Ave San José, CA 95133)
 
 
 
 
 
VJO BREAST CANCER CAPS & T-SHIRT
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness VJO is selling Pink VJO Team T-Shirts and Pink Team Caps. The proceeds will be donated to a Breast Cancer Foundation. The Coaches will be wearing these pink team shirts at our next October Meet and we invite you to do the same. Order forms are due by September 22nd.
Breast Cancer Team T-Shirt - $20
Silicone Breast Cancer Cap - $20
Latex Breast Cancer Cap - $10
If you have any questions call Miriam @ 707-315-2672
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
VJO C/B/A+ MEET “Tuffy Williams Classic” – October 13-15***STILL 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
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 SUITS 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 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 28                - Panda Express Fundraiser (10am-11pm, Vallejo)***JUST ADDED***
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)