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SHARK PRIDE DAY & LAST 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!

 

 

 

LAST HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT!
This Thursday is our LAST HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT!  We are having a special Hot Chocolate NIght BBQ this Thursday to celebrate our last HCN of the season.  Families please help out by bringing in the listed items below. A group of our parents will be BBQing and bringing in the BBQing essentials. You are always welcome to bring any food item that a swimmer may enjoy.  
Items Needed for HCN BBQ:
Plates
Individual bags of chips
Cup cakes or cookies
Capri Sun juices

 


 

 

UPCOMING MEETS:
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
VJO MAY LONG COURSE MEET - May 18-20th ***NOW OPEN***
Our VJO May Long Course C/B/A Meet on May 18-20th is NOW OPEN for ENTRIES!  This is our team meet for the month of May and is recommended for ALL VJO swimmers.  Please get signed up before April 9th 2017. We are very excited to announce there will be RELAYS offered in our May Meet! These relays will be very fun for our swimmers. Please note the VJO coaches will enter swimmers in relays. Parents and swimmers will not be entering these.
Meet Sheet & Info Attached
**2 WEEK PRIORITY REGISTRATION**: Swimmers in Zone 3 have a 2 week priority registration.  During this time our swimmers will be given first priority for acceptance to the meet. After this time the meet will open to everyone and WILL FILL QUICKLY. Priority registration for VJO will end April 9th, 2018.
TIME:   Friday: Arrive at 3:30 for warm-ups. Meet starts at 5pm.
Saturday & Sunday: Arrive at 7:15am. Warm-ups will start at 7:30am and the meet will start at 9:00am. 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.
Loepard, Mako, JR, JR2, & SR: Please enter 3 events a day (one challenging event, one favorite event and one to keep you well rounded). Coach Sophie and Coach Jennifer want to see you swim all four strokes over the course of the weekend.
Hammerhead 1 & 2: Please only enter events you are ready for. Entering swimmers in events they are not ready for can be very discouraging and causes un-needed paperwork for our officials. Talk to your coach first.
JOB SIGN-UPS: Parents please click on the link below to sign-up for your volunteer job. We need everyone's help to make our home meets successful. Please remember each family is required to work at least 10 hours and all our home meets. Sign-up sheets can also be found at the pool.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
MARCH
Mar 29            - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Mar 29            - Last Hot Chocolate Night (BBQ after practice)
 
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) ***NOW OPEN***
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          - SASO Short & Long Course Dual Meet (All Groups, Solano College )
June 23-24     - NAPA Long Course C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Napa Valley College) ***CANCELED***
June 23-24      - VJO Senior Open Meet (Qualifying Seniors, Cunningham Pool) *** JUST ADDED***
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