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Weekly Mailer

UPCOMING VJO EVENTS:

 

SWIM-A-THON & POOL PARTY / POTLUCK  
Saturday, Sept 11th 
2:45-7pm
On Saturday, Sept 11th we will be having our annual Swim-A-Thon Fundraiser from 2:45-4pm at the Cunningham Pool. Please arrive at 2:45pm to check in and get your lane assignment. The Swim-A-Thon will start promptly at 3:00pm. Swimmers will have 1 hour to swim as many lengths as possible (max 200 lengths). This is one of our biggest team fundraisers of the year. After the Swim-A-Thon we will have a Pool Party and Potluck from 4-7pm. All our swimmers, parents and siblings are invited. Bring a dish to share. Make sure to bring your pool toys. Get ready for a fun afternoon at the pool.
 
 
 
 
 
 
VJO SHORT SLEEVE T-SHIRT & CAPS SOLD AT POOL
SATURDAY SEPT 11th (3-7pm)
On Saturday, September 11th from 3-7pm, we will have VJO Short Sleeve Team T-Shirts and VJO Team Caps for sale on the pool deck. Please see Tamara Kawashiri during our Swim-A-Thon & Pool Party.
VJO Team Short Sleeve T-shirt:  VJO short sleeve team t-shirts can be purchased at the pool on Saturday September 11th from 3-7pm. See Tamara Kawashiri.
VJO Short Sleeve T-Shirt - $15 (All sizes YS, YM, YL, YXL, S, M, L, XL, XXL) 
 
VJO Team Caps: VJO team caps can be purchased at the pool on Saturday, September 11th from 3-7pm. See Tamara Kawashiri.
Silicon Team Cap - $15
Latex Team Cap - $6
 
 
 
 
 
VJO ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET - SAT SEPT 18th
Our Annual VJO Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, September 18th from 3-6pm at the Ascension Episcopal Church in Vallejo. We will again be holding the banquet  OUTSIDE in the back lawn area.  We invite and encourage everyone to attend this fun and exciting event.  All swimmers (new and returning) will be recognizing for their achievements over the last year (Sept 2020-Aug 2021). This is a semi-formal potluck dinner. Come help us support all the amazing things our swimmers have accomplished over the last year (Sept 2020-Aug 2021).  We would also ask families to bring their own lawn chairs and/or blankets.
WHEN: Saturday, September 18th 2021
TIME: 3-6pm
WHERE:  Ascension Episcopal Church (BACK LAWN), 2420 Tuolumne St, Vallejo
WHAT TO BRING: Please b ring your own lawn chairs and/or blankets and a potluck dish to share.
Semi-Formal Attire
Potluck Dinner Assignments by Last Name:
A-D:  Salad & Side Dish
E-G: Main Dish
H-S: Appetizers & Snacks
T-Z: Desserts
 
 
 
 
 
 
WAVES C/B/A+ MEET
Sept 25-26th 2021
St. Helena Aquatic Center
***CLOSED ***
The WANV C/B/A + Meet on September 25-26th in St. Helena is now CLOSED for entries.  We have 36 VJO swimmers attending the meet. This meet filled very quickly and closed prior to the entry deadline. We are very sorry that some of our families were not able to register for the meet.  
LOCATION: ST. HELENA AQUATIC CENTER 1401 GRAYSON AVE. ST. HELENA, CA 94574
TIME: Arrive at 8:15am. We will get in as a team to warm-up at 8:30am. The meet will begin at 9:30am each day. 
 
 
 
***REMINDER - VJO TEAM SUITS & CAPS MANDATORY AT ALL MEETS***
This is a reminder that VJO Team Suits and Team Caps are mandatory at all meets. If your team suit does not fit or you do not have one, please get a new team suit ordered ASAP. Contact Coach Jennifer if you have any problems with your team suit for the upcoming meet.  Below I have included the link and info to order a VJO team suit. 

ALL SWIMMERS MUST BE IN A TEAM SUIT AT MEETS

 
 
 
 
IMPORTANT UPDATES:
 

TURN IN YOUR MAAPP WRITTEN AGREEMENTS 

***ALL VJO Swimmers & Parents Must Sign New MAAPP Written Agreement *** 
Starting September 1st 2021 the Vallejo Aquatic Club has adopted the NEW USA Swimming MAAPP Policies. USA Swimming has released an updated Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) as part of its commitment to safeguard athletes. All USA Swimming clubs are required to implement this Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy in full. 
-  The MAAPP Policy must be reviewed and agreed to in writing by all athletes, parents/legal guardians, coaches and other non-athlete members of Vallejo Aquatic Club. This written agreement is to be retained by the club and renewed on an annual basis per USA Swimming policy.   
-  Please print and sign the VJO Written Agreement to "MAAPP" Policy and return to your coach as soon as possible. See Coach Jennifer at the pool for extra printed copies of the "VJO Written Agreement" and  "MAAPP Policy in Full" .  
-  These required updates come from the      U.S. Center for Safe Sport     (the “Center”). USA Swimming’s updated MAAPP document has been approved by the Center and is required to be fully implemented by USA Swimming, its Zones, LSCs and member clubs. 
 
 
NEW TEAM GEAR - VISIT VJO TEAM STORE
We are excited to announce that we have NEW VJO TEAM GEAR available online for purchase. Visit our VJO Team Store link below to check out our NEW Team Parka, NEW Team Warm-ups and NEW 1/4 Zip Sweatshirt. You can order all VJO team gear, apparel  and equipment online or in the store. Click on the link below to go to our online Team Store at Elsmore Swim Shop.  Our team also gets a kick back of all the team gear you purchase.
 
Elsmore Swim Shop
2054 Treat Blvd Suite D,
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925)300-3369
 
 
 
 
 
2021 VJO FALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE: 
Practice Start Time:  This fall we have taken out the 15 min line-up time at the beginning of each practice. The practice time listed below is the time the group will be getting into the water and starting practice. The groups will no longer be lining-up outside the pool. Please meet on the pool deck at the start of your practice time. Plan to arrive 10-15 min prior to the start time listed to be able to get ready for practice
 
Hammerheads Groups (Coach Daniel)
Hammerheads 1    M/T/TH/F 4:00-4:45pm (no practice Wed)
Hammerheads 2    M/T/TH/F 5:00-5:45pm (no practice Wed)

Leopard Sharks Group (Coach Jennifer)
M/W/F 4:00-5:00pm
T/TH    3:30-5:00pm (dryland 3:30-4, swim 4-5:00pm)

Mako Sharks Group (Coach Maureen)
M/W/F 6:30-7:30pm
T/TH    6:00-7:30pm (dryland 6-6:30pm, swim 6:30-7:30pm)

Junior Group (Coach Maureen)
M/W/F 4:00-6:00pm (dryland 4:00-4:30, swim 4:30-6pm)
T/TH    4:00-5:30pm

Pre-Senior Group (Coach Jennifer & Brendan)
M-F 5:30-7:30pm (dryland 5:30-6, swim 6-7:30pm)
 
Senior Group (Coach Jennifer & Brendan)
T & TH 5:30-7am (starts 9/14/21)
M-F 5:30-7:30pm (dryland 5:30-6, swim 6-7:30pm)

Masters Group (Coach Brendan)
T & TH 5:30-6:30pm
W 4-5:45pm (extra workout time)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our VJO swimmers that competed in the REAL Championships Meet on Aug 6-8th 2021. Our team won 1st place overall and wasw also awarded the 2021 Spirit Award. Great Job VJO swimmers! Keep up that amazing team spirit! Go SHARKS!
 
 
 
 
 
2021 VJO FALL MEET/EVENT SCHEDULE: 
SEPTEMBER
Sept 6th              - NO PRACTICE (Labor Day Holiday)
Sept 11 th            - Swim-A-Thon & Pool Party (2:45-4pm Swim-A-Thon, 4-7pm Pool Party)
Sept 14 th            - First Day of SR Group AM practice (5:30-7am T/TH)
Sept 18 th           - VJO 2021 Awards Banquet (All Groups, 3-6pm, Ascension Episcopal Church, Vallejo)
Sept 24-26         - WAVES C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, St. Helena) ***CLOSED***
 
OCTOBER
Oct 23-24       - Orinda SR Open Meet (SR Group only, Campo HS)
Oct 30-31       - Orinda C/B/BB+ (All Groups, Campolindo HS Pool)
 
NOVEMBER 
Nov 12-14       - Thunder Coast Aquatics C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, IVC Novato Pool)
Nov 20-21       - VJO Senior Meet (Home Meet Volunteers Needed!)
 
DECEMBER 
Dec 3-5          - 2021 Winter Junior Olympic Championships (Qualifying, Santa Clara)
Dec 10-12       - Senior II P&F Meet (Qualifying SR Group only, Walnut Creek)
Dec 10-12       - Neptune Swimming C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, Santa Rosa)
 
Feb 4-6           - VJO C/B/A+ Meet (Home Meet Volunteers Needed!)
May 20-22        - VJO Long Course C/B/A+ Meet (Home Meet Volunteers Needed!)