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Weekly Mailer
WHAT A GREAT HOLIDAY PARTY!
Thank you everyone for such a great Holiday Party turnout!  We saw many new faces at the party and shared lots of good food. Our swimmers had a fantastic time with the Gingerbread House Making Contest. Congratulations to our Gingerbread House winners, Zak Raymond, Beyah Matteo and Luvpreet Singh! We have some amazing Gingerbread House artists in the making on our team.
 
WHITE ELEPHANT AUCTION - We raised $287 for the Santa Rosa Neptune Fire Victim Families with our White Elephant Auction this year. Thank you to all the families that donated and bid on items for this great cause. We will be able to make their Holiday Season a little brighter. Go SHARKS!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 20th  - ”The 12 Articles of Clothing Swim”   
Don't forget THIS WEDNESDAY is our 12 Articles of clothing swim. There will be a combined practice schedule on this day. Swimmers will wear 12 articles of clothing to swim in (older items recommended).  The Senior Group will be taking one article of clothing off every 200 yards, Junior Group will take one article of clothing off every 150 yards, LS & MS Groups will take one article of clothing off every 100 yards, and H1 & H2 Groups will take one article of clothing off every 50 yards.  Swimmers will continue until they do their final swim in just their suit. Parents bring your cameras; you will be getting some great pictures. ***Make sure to bring a bag/laundry basket to carry your wet clothes home in.***
December 20th – “The 12 Articles of Clothing Swim”
Hammerheads 1 &2 Group       6:00-7:00pm
Leopard & Mako Groups           6:00-7:30pm
Juniors & Senior Groups           4:30-6:30pm
12 articles of clothing:
tank top
short sleeve shirt
sweatshirt
shorts, pants
socks (2)
shoes (2)
gloves (2)
hat/beanie
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE - December 21st - December 27th
There will be no VJO practice from December 21st to Dec 27th. We hope everyone has a great Holiday break!
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE - January 1st
There will be no practice on Monday January 1st. We hope everyone has a fun and safe New Years!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER – Tuesday January 2nd
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 Tuesday, January 2nd between 5-9pm. 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. CLICK HERE FOR FLYER
WHERE: Vallejo Chipotle
WHEN: Tuesday, January 2nd 2017 (5-9pm)
 
 
 
 
 
 
PACIFIC SWIMMING 2018 RENEWAL PAST DUE
If you have not yet turned in your Pacific Swimming renewal check ($73) it is now PAST DUE. Swimmer WILL NOT BE ALLOWED in the water on Jan 1st if their registrations has not been renewed. Please turn in your Pac Swim check ASAP.
Pacific Swimming 2018 Renewal
$73 (make checks payable to "Pacific Swimming")
Place checks in "Membership" file folder
QUESTIONS: Contact Jennifer Pettit (Membership Chair) at info@vallejoaquatics.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT - EVERY THURSDAY!
We are low on ALL snack items. All snack items are needed at this time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
2018 ZONE 3 WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS ***NOW OPEN***
The Zone 3 Winter Championships Meet on January 13-14 2018 is NOW OPEN for entries. The meet will be held at the indoor Santa Rosa Junior College Pool. This is our team Championship Meet for this season. It is also a team scored meet, so we need ALL qualified VJO swimmers attending.  All swimmers must meet the Zone 3 Champs qualifying times. Click the link below to view the qualifying times.
LOCATION:  Quinn Swim Center, Santa Rosa Junior College (1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA )
DEADLINE: January 3rd 2018
TIME:  Arrive at 7:15am each day. Warm-ups will start at 7:30am and the meet will start at 9am each day
EVENTS: Enter your 3 best events each day. This is a championship meet and we are going for points. If you have questions on what events to enter, talk to your coach.
RELAYS: There will be relays at this meet. The coaches will enter all swimmers in relays. We can not enter relays until ALL swimmers are entered in the meet first. 
 
HOTEL ROOMS: We have 15 hotels rooms blocked off for our VJO families at the Best Western Plus, with an incredible group discount of $109/night. If you are interested in staying the night in Santa Rosa on Saturday Jan 13th, please call and reserve your room by Dec 13th.  All rooms will be let go after Dec 13th.
Best Western Plus
870 Hopper Ave. Santa Rosa CA
(707)545-9000
COST: Regular $172/night  VJO Group Discount $109/night 
DEADLINE: December 13th
 
 
 
VJO "WINTER FEST" CBA+ MEET ***OPEN***
Our VJO "Winter Fest" CBA+ Meet on January 26-28 is NOW OPEN for entries. This is a home meet held at the Cunningham Pool. This meet is recommended  for all VJO swimmers. The meet will be a single session meet, so all age groups will be swimming on the deep end side of the pool.
PLEASE GET SIGNED UP ASAP. You don't want to miss this great opportunity to race at our home meet.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday, January 15th (meet will fill prior to deadline date)
LOCATION: Cunningham Pool
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. Leopard, Mako, AG, & SR please enter 3 events a day (one challenging event, one favorite event and one to keep you well rounded).
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
 
DECEMBER
Dec 18              - Get Help Signing up for Swim Meets (Pool Deck,  5:30-6:30pm with Board Members)
Dec 20              - 12 Articles of Clothing Swim (Combined practice)
Juniors & Seniors       4:30-6:30pm
Leopard & Mako         6:00-7:30pm
Hammerhead 1 & 2    6:00-7:00pm
Dec 21-27         - NO PRACTICE
Dec 28-30         - Combined Practice
 
JANUARY
Jan 1               - NO PRACTICE (Happy New Year)
Jan 2-6            - Combined Practice
Jan 13-14       - Winter Zone 3 Championships (Qualifying Meet, SRJC) ***NOW OPEN***
Jan 15             - NO PRACTICE (MLK Holiday)
Jan 20             - Ice Stating & Fenton’s Creamery (12-3pm, Vacaville Ice Sports)
Jan 25             - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Jan 26-28       - VJO C/B/A + Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool) ***NOW OPEN***
Jan 29             - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
 
FEBRUARY
Feb 3              - 10 & Under Championships (Qualifying Meet, Sunnyvale CA)
Feb 15-19       - Arizona “Lost Dutchman Meet” (Qualifying Meet for JR &SR, Chandler AZ)
Feb 19            - NO PRACTICE (Happy Presidents Day!)
Feb 22            - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Feb 24-26       - Napa C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Napa Valley College)
 
MARCH
Mar 3-4           - Zone All Star Meet (Qualifying Meet, Carson City, NV)
Mar 10            - VJO Spaghetti Feed (SPSV Cafeteria)
Mar 16-18       - Junior Olympic Champs (Qualifying Meet, Pleasanton)
Mar 24-26       - Hills Hurricane C/B/BB+ Meet (Moraga CA)
Mar 29            - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Mar 29            - Last Hot Chocolate Night