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VJO GOES ICE SKATING - SATURDAY JAN 20th 1-3pm
Come join us! This Saturday Jan 20th from 1-3pm we are taking a team trip Ice Skating. Our VJO Group rate is $11 for all adults and children. Bring your parents, siblings and friends. The more the merrier. Please fill out the RSVP form and turn in with your check to the RAYMOND file folder.  Make sure to wear your turquoise team shirt and get a discount at Fenton's Creamery afterwards.
***Tickets can still be purchased at the door, but we need a head count by this Friday.***
WHEN: Saturday January 20th
WHERE: Vacaville Ice Sports (551 Davis Street, Vacaville CA)
TIME: 1-3pm
COST: $11/person (adults and children)
RSVP: RSVP's due by Friday Jan 19th to RAYMOND file folder
FENTON'S CREAMERY AFTERWARDS: Join us at Fenton's Creamer after ice skating for lunch/Ice Cream. Wear your turquoise team shirt and get a discount.
 
 
 
 
 
HAMMERHEAD 1 & 2 SWIMMER & PARENT MEETING - TUESDAY JAN 23rd
On Tuesday January 23rd Coach Laurie and Coach Aaron will be having a meeting with both the parents and swimmers on "What to expect at a meet". This meeting will be held during in the bleachers during the first 20 minutes of practice. Both groups will meet at their regular practice times and all parents and swimmers are expected to attend. After the meeting the swimmers will get into the water for a quick workout. Swimmers please make sure to bring your suit, cap and goggles on this day.
Hammerhead Group Meeting "What to Expect at a Meet":
Hammerhead 1 Group -  5:30-5:50pm Meeting in Bleachers
    5:50-6:15pm swim
Hammerhead 2 Group -  6:30-6:50pm Meeting in Bleachers
    6:50-7:15pm swim
 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE - Monday January 29th 2018
There will be no practice on Monday January  29th.  This is a recovery day for all parents, coaches and swimmers. Thank you for all your hard work helping us put on our home meet.
 
 
 
 
 
MOD PIZZA FUNDRAISER - TUES FEB 13th (ALL DAY)
 
 
 
 
HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT - FOOD NEEDED!
All snack items are NEEDED at this time. We are low on all snack items. Please help out by bringing in a snack item this week.  We are   trying to have a semi healthy and   fun snack items available for HCN.  Although, you   are always welcome to bring any food item that a swimmer may enjoy. 
Lids Needed  (8 oz lids found a Smart & Final)
Ideas for Food Items to Bring in:
fruit (cuties, strawberries)
pop tarts 
cup of noodles
muffins / rolls
plain pasta
gold fish 
 

 

 

PARENT HELP NEEDED at HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT!
We are in great need of parent help for Hot Chocolate Night. Marlene Clement has been a great help in coordinating this fun event for our kids, but she cannot set up, serve food and clean up by herself. She needs your help to keep this event going for our kids. Did you know Thursday is one of our highest attended practice days? Let keep this event going, so our swimmers have a little something to look forward to on Thursday nights. It takes a village to raise a child.
Help NEEDED serving food (at 6:00, 6:15pm and 7:30pm)
Help NEEDED cleaning up from 7:30-7:45pm

 

 

 

VJO SPAGEHTTI FEED - SAVE THE DATE!

 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
VJO "WINTER FEST" CBA+ MEET ***FRI & SUN STILL OPEN***
The Saturday session of the meet is NOW CLOSED. Only Friday and Sunday remain open for entries. If you have not yet signed up please do so ASAP. Our VJO "Winter Fest" CBA+ Meet on January 26-28 is a home meet and will be 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: ***SATURDAY SESSION OF MEET ALREADY CLOSED***
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).
 
 
 
 
10 & UNDER CHAMPIONSHIPS ***OPEN***
The 10 & Under Championships Meet is NOW OPEN ONLINE for ENTRIES. The meet will be held on Saturday, February 3th in Sunnyvale CA.  This is a qualifying meet. All 10 & Unders most have achieved the qualifying time standard to enter. Meet Sheet and time standards are attached.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, Jan 24th at 11:59pm
LOCATION: Sunnyvale Swim Complex @ Fremont High School, 1279 Sunnyvale Saratoga Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
TIME: Arrive at 7:00am, Warm-up with team at 7:15am. Meet will start at 8:30am.
TIME STANDARDS: (time standard sheets are also attached)
6&Unders:  must have achieved a Pacific Swimming 8-UN “B” Time (  http://www.pacswim.org/userfiles/cms/documents/823/8under-time-standards.pdf)
7-8 Year Olds: must have achieved a Pacific Swimming 8-UN “A” Time (  http://www.pacswim.org/userfiles/cms/documents/823/8under-time-standards.pdf)
9-10 Year Olds: must have achieved the “BB” time in the event per the 2017-2020 USA Swimming Motivational Time Standards (  http://www.pacswim.org/userfiles/cms/documents/801/2017-2020-motivationaltimes-top16.pdf
RELAYS: There will be relays at this meet. Our coaches will enter as many relays as possible. Relays depend on the number of VJO swimmers entered.
EVENTS: Swimmers may compete in 4 individual events and up to two relays total.
Please talk to your coach if you have questions about the 10 & Under Champs
 
 
 
 
NAPA VALLEY C/B/A MEET ***NOW OPEN***
The NAPA Valley C/B/A Meet on February 24-25 is NOW OPEN for ENTRIES online. This meet will be held at the Napa Valley College Pool in Napa. Please enter ASAP! Don’t miss this great racing opportunity so close to home. This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers. This will be our team meet for the month of February. Go SHARKS!  
LOCATION:  Napa Valley College 2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy, Napa, CA 94558 
TIME: Arrive at 7:15am. Warm-ups will be from 7:30am-8:45am. Meet will start at 9:00am
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:
JANUARY
Jan 15             - NO PRACTICE (MLK Holiday)
Jan 20             - Ice Stating & Fenton’s Creamery (12-3pm, Vacaville Ice Sports)
Jan 23             - Hammerhead 1 Meeting "What to Expect at a Meet" (5:30-5:50pm, Swimmers & Parents)
Jan 23             - Hammerhead 2 Meeting "What to Expect at a Meet" (6:30-6:50pm, Swimmers & Parents)
Jan 25             - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Jan 26-28       - VJO C/B/A + Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool) ***FRI & SUN STILL OPEN***
Jan 29             - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
 
FEBRUARY
Feb 3              - 10 & Under Championships (Qualifying Meet, Sunnyvale CA) ***NOW OPEN***
Feb 13            - MOD PIZZA FUNDRAISER (All Day, 163 Plaza Dr Vallejo)***JUST ADDED***
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) ***NOW OPEN***
 
MARCH
Mar 3-4           - Zone All Star Meet (Qualifying Meet, Carson City, NV)
Mar 10            - VJO Spaghetti Feed / Bingo / Desert Contest (5-8pm, 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
 
APRIL ***JUST ADDED***
April 6-7         - Far Western Championships (Qualifying, Santa Clara)
April 7             - Long Course Morning Practice (7-9am, All Groups)
April 13-15     - Westside Long Course C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Petaluma)
April 21           - Long Course Morning Practice ( All Groups, 7-9:30am)
April 21           - Mandatory General Membership Meeting (8-9:30am, Portable Building)
April 26           - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
April 27-28      - SCAC's High School Swimming League Champsionships 
April 28-29      - NAPA Long Course C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Napa Valley College)
 
MAY ***JUST ADDED***
May 5            - Junior & Senior Long Course Morning Practice
May 5           - Dual Meet (for H1, H2, LS, MK swimmers)
May 10-12    - High School swimming Section Championships (Qualifying HS, Lodi)
May 18-20    - VJO Long Course C/B/A Meet (All Groups, cunningham Pool)
May 21         - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
May 28         - NO PRACTICE (Memorial Day Holiday)
May 31         - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)