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VJO "WINTER FEST" HOME MEET is this WEEK!
VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED
We still NEED MANY volunteers for our meet this weekend.
Please remember that all families need to complete at least 10 volunteer hours at each home meet. Paper sign-up sheet is also available next to Shark Tank. 
 Jobs we STILL NEED more VOLUNTEER HELP:
Check-in (Fri, Sat & Sunday)
Marshals (Sunday)
Runner (Sat & Sun)
Program Sales (Sat & Sun)
Silent Auction (Sat and Sun)
Snack Shack (Sunday afternoon)
FOOD DONATIONS STILL NEEDED!
We are still in need of many food donations for our Snack Shack. The VJO Snack Shack is very well known for our Breakfast burritos and Filipino Adobo! However, it would not be successful without your generous donations. We maximize our earnings if we get all the items we sell, to be donated. Please sign up for donations and drop it off at specified time through Sign-up Genius or in the Shark Tank.
Food Donation Questions: Please contact Madelyn Cueva at mcueva728@hotmail.com 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
SHARK PRIDE DAY & HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT – Thursday, Jan 27th (All Groups, 5-6:30pm)
This Thursday, January 27th is Shark Pride Day. On this day all groups will be swimming together from 5:00-6:30pm. Everyone will be warming up together working on skills together and playing games together.  We will do fun games and relays at the end. Show off your Shark spirit!  Wear your turquoise team shirt to school and around town on this day. We want to encourage team unity by having the entire swim team practice together.  This will be a team building day with a great opportunity to get to know swimmers in other groups.  Go SHARKS!
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
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.  
Insulated Cups Needed ( 8 oz  at Costco) 
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
homemade soup (thank you parents, the homemade soup has been a big hit!)
 

 

 

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 Setting -up from 5-5:30pm (Shark Pride Day)
Help NEEDED Serving Food & Cleaning up from 6:15-7pm (Shark Pride Day)

 

 

 

MOD PIZZA FUNDRAISER - TUES FEB 13th (ALL DAY)

 

 

 

VJO SPAGEHTTI FEED - SAVE THE DATE!

 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
VJO "WINTER FEST" CBA+ MEET 
Our VJO "Winter Fest" CBA+ Meet on January 26-28 CLOSED for entries. This is a home meet and will be held at the Cunningham Pool. The meet will be a single session meet, so all age groups will be swimming on the deep end side of the pool.
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.
 
 
 
 
 
10 & UNDER CHAMPIONSHIPS ***STILL 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 ***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).
 
 
 
 
2018 JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS (14 & Under) ***NOW OPEN***
The 2018 Junior Olympic Championships is NOW OPEN for ENTRIES. This year Junior Olympic Championships will be held in Pleasonton on March 16-18. This is a qualifying meet, all swimmers 14 & Under must have achieved the JO time standard. This is a prelims/finals meet.
ENTER ONLINE: http://ome.swimconnection.com/pc/PLS20180316
LOCATION: Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center, 4455 Black Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94588. 
TIME:  Arrive at 7:15am. We will get in as a team and warm-up at  7:30am. Meet will begin at 9am each day.  Preliminaries will finish no later than 1:30 p.m. Finals  will start at 4:00pm.
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
JANUARY
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) 
Jan 29             - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
 
FEBRUARY
Feb 3              - 10 & Under Championships (Qualifying Meet, Sunnyvale CA) ***STILL 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) ***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) ***NOW OPEN***
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 Championships 
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)