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Weekly Mailer
Hey VJO Families!
Hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful sunny weather. I know our coaching staff and swimmers have been loving it! I wanted to let everyone know that I have attached our VJO Summer Schedule at the end of the Weekly Mailer. Please make sure to mark your calendars with our important Summer Meet dates like the end of the summer REAL League Championships on Aug 3-5.  Also yesterday was Timed 500 Day for the Leopard, Mako, Junior, Junior 2 and Senior Groups. We do this the first Wednesday of every month. If you were not at practice yesterday don't worry, we will do make ups today. Hammerheads 1 did a Timed 100 free yesterday and Hammerhead 2 did a Timed 200 free yesterday. Parents, we encourage you to ask your child their time and what they plan to work on over the next month to improve for next time.
 
 
 
 
 
 
NEW TEAM RECORD SET
Congratulations to 9 year old Raffy Cueva for setting a new 9-10 boys team record in the 50 free with a 27.77. This was an 18 year old record originally set by Donny Mata back in 2000. Great job Raffy, we are proud of you!
 
 
 
 
TEAM SUIT POLICY
Swimmers and Parents please remember it is a team policy that all VJO swimmers wear a VJO team suit and team cap at all meets.  Swimmers need to be in their team suit and team cap during meet warm-up and races.  If swimmers prefer to change into a dry suit after warm-ups, please feel free to purchase an extra team suit.  Team suits can be purchase through Norcal Swim Shop. Just fill out the order form and take it into the Napa Store. If you have any questions or concerns, please come see me (Head Coach, Jennifer Thiem).
 
 
 
 
DISCONTINUED TEAM SUITS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
We have 3 discontinued team suits available for purchase. Please contact Coach Jennifer if you are interested.
Male Jammer size 26  - $20
Female Fly Back size 28 - $30
Female Skinny Back size 28 - $30
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT 
Families 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: 

cup of noodles

fresh fruit (cuties,grapes,strawberries)

gogurts (the yogurt that is in a push up tube) 

rolls,chips,pretzels 

pop tarts cookies

A parent will be making mac/cheese this week, and a few other parents have been baking muffins and cookies which is always a nice snack.

 

 

 

 

PARENT HELP NEEDED at HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT!
We are still in 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.
 


 

 

 

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

 

 

 

VJO SPAGEHTTI FEED - SAVE THE DATE!

 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
NAPA VALLEY C/B/A MEET ***STILL 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).
JUNIORS & SENIORS -  If you are attending the Arizona Meet the weekend before, it is not recommended to attend the Napa Meet both days. Please only attend one day or feel free to take this weekend off. 

 

 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
HILLS HURRICANE C/B/BB+ MEET
The Hills Hurricane Meet on March 24-25 will be opening for entries any day. The meet will be held in Moraga. Please keep a look out for a team email when the meet opens. This is our team designated meet for the month of March. We recommend all swimmers attend this meet.
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
FEBRUARY
Feb 13            - MOD PIZZA FUNDRAISER (All Day, 163 Plaza Dr Vallejo)
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 24-25       - Napa C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Napa Valley College) ***STILL 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 24-25       - 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
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
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)
 
JUNE ***JUST ADDED***
June 1-3         - WCAN Long Course Meet (All Groups, Napa Valley College)
June 11           - First Day of LC Morning Practice  (JR & SR Group M/W/F 6:45-9am)
June 16          - Short Course Dual Meet (H1, H2, LS & MS Groups, 9-1pm)
June 16           - JR & SR Group Long Course Practice (7-9am)
June 23-24     - NAPA Long Course C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Napa Valley College)
June 26           - Shark-A-Thon (All Groups 5-7pm)
June 28           - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
June 30           - VJO Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion (12-4pm, Cunningham Pool)
 
JULY ***JUST ADDED***
July 6-8           - Junior Olympic Championships (Qualifying Meet, Location TBA)
July 10             - Team Pictures (Individual @ 5pm & Team Picture @ 5:45pm)
July 13-14       - Ukiah Dolphins Short Course Meet & Camping (All Groups, Ukiah)
July 19-22       - Speedo CA/NV Sectional Championships (Qualifying SR, Santa Clarita)
July 26             - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
July 26-29       - Far Western Championships (Qualifying, Moraga)
 
AUGUST ***JUST ADDED***
Aug 3-5       - REAL Summer Championships (All Groups, Petaluma)
Aug 6-19         - Team Break
Aug 20            - First Day of Fall Practice