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Weekly Mailer (2010.10.26)

Hello VJO,

Please read below for information about upcoming events. We have three events this week: our Halloween Party, an Officials' Clinic, and a Dual Meet. Please R.S.V.P. for these events, using the team's website, if you are planning on attending any of these events. I would like to encourage all of our parents to attend the Officials' Clinic--it's a great way to learn about our sport and get involved with our team. 

VJO's Halloween Party will be on Friday 29 October, from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at the St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School cafeteria. Please R.S.V.P. on the event page if you are planning on attending. There will be games, costume contests, and a Penny War with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research! Dinner will be potluck as follows:

  • Hammerheads (Tuffy): Salad or Side Dish -- [No Practice]
  • Makos (Lesley): Dessert -- [No Practice]
  • Age Group & Senior Group: Main Dish -- [Practice 3:30-5:00 p.m.]

Our Officials Chair, Debbi Tucker, will be conducting an Officials' Clinic on Saturday 30 October before our Dual Meet with MACS. It will start at 11:00 a.m. with "classroom" training and then will move on-deck to train at the meet itself. 

This is a great opportunity for parents of our swimmers to get involved with the team, especially because beginning in the spring of 2011, all Zone 3 meets will have a "Minimum Official" rule for each team attending a swim meet. If a team fails to provide the requisite number of officials, their swimmers will not receive any awards. 

If you would like to attend, please R.S.V.P. on our website using one of your swimmer's names [ click here]. You can also e-mail Debbi Tucker [Debbi.Tucker@kp.org] with any questions you may have. 

On  Saturday 30 October, VJO will be hosting a " Demonic Dual Meet" against MACS at Cunningham. The meet will start at approximately 1:00 p.m., with warm-ups opening at 12:00. This meet is intended for all Hammerheads (Tuffy) and Makos (Lesley) only. Swimmers may swim up to 3 individual events and one relay (the Coaching Staff will determine relays). This meet is free of cost to our swimmers-- but we will need parents' help with timing and take-down. There are two ways to sign-up:

  • Online, using our team's site ( preferred): [ click here and then click on your swimmers; add them to 3 events]
  • E-mail Coach Aaron Jon and confirm. 

The team will be placing a Cap Order in November, so make sure you get your orders turned in on time. If you would like to order team sweats, just fill out the form and return it anytime--there is no time/order amount constraints. Please let Team Attire Coordinator Pam Henderson know if you have any questions [pamdavehenderson@msn.com; 707.557.1223].

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Important upcoming dates:

  • October 29: Halloween Party [R.S.V.P.]
  • October 30: New Official's Training 
  • October 30: Demonic Dual Meet [ online entries]
  • November 5-7: Napa Valley C/B/A+ [ meet sheet]
  • November 11: Veteran's Day--No Practice, All Groups
  • November 26: SF Zoo Trip

Thanks, and Go SHARKS!!
--
Aaron Jon Toch
Vallejo Aquatic Club Coach
o. (707) 553-7946 (SWIM)
c. (707) 373-8701
aaronjon@vallejoaquatics.org
www.vallejoaquatics.org