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HILLS HURRICANE MEET
IMPORTANT MEET INFO for THIS WEEKEND
We are excited for the HILLS Hurricane C/B/BB+ Meet is this weekend (March 24-25). We have 44 VJO swimmers in the meet.  Event though it is going to be a big meet the timeline is relatively short. Their meet director sent us a link with some important meet info. Please click on the link and read over.
TIME: Arrive at 7:15am. Warm-ups will be from 7:30am-8:45am. Meet will start at 9:00am
LOCATION: SODA AQUATIC CENTER at CAMPOLINDO HIGH SCHOOL: 300 Moraga Road, Moraga, CA
MEET TIMELINE: Meet should end around 1:30pm both days
TIMING ASSIGNMENTS: VJO is responsible for filling 3-4 timing chairs each day. We need ALL parents to help with timing. A sign up sheet will be at the meet Saturday morning.
OFFICIALS REQUIREMENT : Calling all VJO Officials! We are required to supply at least 2 VJO Officials each day at this meet. We need your help to make this possible or our team could get fined up to $400. If you are able to help Officiate please email Candace Van Dewark at candacevan@sbcglobal.net.
PSYCH SHEET: CLICK HERE
MEET SHEET: CLICK HERE for the meet sheet. 
 
***It will be raining this weekend, so please make sure to bring lots of dry towels (3-4) and warm clothes (parka, sweatshirt, sweatpants, boots and warm hat). Find our team area. We will have all our team EZ-ups at the meet, so everyone will be able to get out of the rain, but please remember to bring a folding chair***
 
Good Luck to all our VJO Swimmers!
Go SHARKS!
VJO Coaching Staff
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT - ONLY 2 MORE LEFT
We only have two more month of Hot Chocolate Nights to go. Our last HCN will be Thursday, March 29th. We are planning a BBQ on our last HCN. We will have more info to come on our BBQ.  Families please help out by bringing in a snack item. You are always welcome to bring any food item that a swimmer may enjoy.  
Recommended Items to Bring In:
Insulated Cups Needed (8 oz  at Costco) 
Lids Needed  (8 oz lids found a Smart & Final) 
Ideas for Food Items to Bring in: 

Hot Chocolate packets

Cup of Noodles (chicken, beef or shrimp)

Fresh fruit (cuties,grapes,strawberries)

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

Rolls / muffins

Chips / pretzels 

Pop tarts

We have even had parents be so kind to make homemade muffins, mac and cheese, spaghetti, hot dogs and soup. These is always such a big hit. Thank you!

 

 

 

PARENT HELP NEEDED at HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT!
We are always in need of parent help for Hot Chocolate Nights. 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. Sign up sheets are available at the pool. Please sign up to help set up (4-5pm), serve food (6-6:45pm or 7:15-7:45pm), or clean up (7:15-7:45pm). Marlene needs your help to keep this event going for our kids. Did you know Thursday is one of our highest attended practice days? Lets keep this event going, so our swimmers have a little something to look forward to on these cold Thursday nights. It takes a village to raise a child.
 

 

 

 

 

SHARK PRIDE DAY & HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT
Thursday, March 29th (All Groups, 5-6:30pm)

Next Thursday, March 29th 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!

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING MEETS:
 
HILLS HURRICANE C/B/BB+ MEET
MARCH 24-25th 2018
We are excited for the HILLS Hurricane C/B/BB+ Meet is this weekend (March 24-25). We have 44 VJO swimmers in the meet.  Event though it is going to be a big meet the timeline is relatively short. Their meet director sent us a link with some important meet info. Please click on the link and read over.
TIME: Arrive at 7:15am. Warm-ups will be from 7:30am-8:45am. Meet will start at 9:00am
LOCATION: SODA AQUATIC CENTER at CAMPOLINDO HIGH SCHOOL: 300 Moraga Road, Moraga, CA
MEET TIMELINE: Meet should end around 1:30pm both days
TIMING ASSIGNMENTS: VJO is responsible for filling 3-4 timing chairs each day. We need ALL parents to help with timing. A sign up sheet will be at the meet Saturday morning.
OFFICIALS REQUIREMENT : Calling all VJO Officials! We are required to supply at least 2 VJO Officials each day at this meet. We need your help to make this possible or our team could get fined up to $400. If you are able to help Officiate please email Candace Van Dewark at candacevan@sbcglobal.net.
PSYCH SHEET: CLICK HERE
MEET SHEET: CLICK HERE for the meet sheet. 
 
***It will be raining this weekend, so please make sure to bring lots of dry towels (3-4) and warm clothes (parka, sweatshirt, sweatpants, boots and warm hat). Find our team area. We will have all our team EZ-ups at the meet, so everyone will be able to get out of the rain, but please remember to bring a folding chair***
 
 
 
WESTSIDE AQUADUCKS LONG COURSE C/B/A MEET ***CLOSED***
APRIL 13-15th 2018
The Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A+ Meet on April 13-15 is NOW CLOSED. This will be our first long course meet of the season
LOCATION: Petaluma Swim Center, 900 East Washington Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
TIME: Friday - Arrive at 3:30 for warm-ups. Meet starts at 5pm
           Saturday - Arrive at 7:15am. Warm-ups at 7:30am. Meet starts at 9am
           Sunday - Arrive at 7:15am. Warm-ups at 7:30am. Meet starts at 9am
MEET SHEET: CLICK HERE for the meet sheet. 
 
 
 
 
NAPA VALLEY LONG COURSE C/B/A MEET ***NOW OPEN***
April 28-29th 2018
The NVST Long Course C/B/A+ Meet is NOW OPEN for entries.  This is an optional long course meet for the month of April. We know the long course season is limited, so we have added this meet to our VJO schedule as a second meet in the month of April.  We will have a smaller coaching staff at this meet.
LOCATION:Napa Valley College. 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy., Napa, CA
TIME: Arrive at 7:15am. Warm-ups will be from 7:30am-8:45am. Meet will start at 9:00am
 
***This meet is recommended for Leopard, Mako and Junior Group swimmers****
HAMMERHEAD GROUP SWIMMERS: This meet is not recommended for our Hammerhead swimmers. The VJO coaching staff would rather see our Hammerhead swimmer at our May 5th short course Dual Meet the following Saturday.
SENIOR GROUP SWIMMERS: Seniors please note that this meet is the same weekend as high school league swim championships.
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
 
MARCH
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 6-8         - 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)***OPEN***
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)***OPEN***
 
MAY
May 5           - Junior & Senior Long Course Morning Practice
May 5           - Dual Meet (for H1, H2, LS, MS 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
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
July 6-8           - Junior Olympic Championships (Qualifying Meet, Location TBA)
July 10             - Team Pictures (Individual @ 5pm & Team Picture @ 5:45pm)
July 20-22       - Ukiah Dolphins Short Course Meet & Camping (All Groups, Ukiah) ***UPDATED DATE ***
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
Aug 3-5       - REAL Summer Championships (All Groups, Petaluma)
Aug 6-19         - Team Break
Aug 20            - First Day of Fall Practice