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Weekly Mailer
Hello VJO Families,
December is going to be a very exciting and busy month for us. Attached below is a December calendar with all of our meets and practice schedule changes. If the font in the picture below is too small, please click on the attached document. 
 
 
 
 
 
GREAT JOB AT JUNIOR OLYMPICS!
Last weekend we had two of our VJO swimmers competing in the 2021 14 & Under Junior Olympic Championships at the Santa Clara International Swim Center. This was a prelims and finals meet, where the top 10 finishers in each event come back and swim again at night. This was b oth Anna Efe (12 yrs) and Juliana Bondoc's (11 yrs) first time ever competing at this level of a meet and these ladies did amazing!  Anna competed in the 12 year old age group and achieved 3 new best times and finaled in the 50 back, where she finished 5th overall. Juliana competed in the 11 year old age group where she achieved 4 new best times.  Juliana finaled in her 100 IM (finishing 9th), 50 breast (finishing 10th), 50 fly (finishing 5th) and 100 breast (finishing 10th). These ladies both did an incredible job. We are so proud of both of you! Thank you for representing Vallejo Aquatic Club at the 2021 Junior Olympic Championships. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING VJO EVENTS:

SRN C/B/A+ MEET ( DEC 11-12)

The Dec 11-12 SRN C/B/A+ Meet is CLOSED for entries online. We have 30 VJO swimmers attending the meet. Coach Maureen, Coach Daniel and Coach Ed will be attending the meet with our swimmers. Coach Jennifer will be attending SR 2 Champs with our Senior Group swimmers on this weekend. This meet will be held at the Finley Pool in Santa Rosa.  If you have entered the meet and are unable to attend, please contact your coach. 

LOCATION: Finley Pool: 2060 West College Avenue, Santa Rosa
TIME:  Arrive at 7:15 AM. 
            Warm-ups at 7:30 AM Sat & Sun
            Meet will begin at 9:00 AM Sat & Sun 
SRN MEET UPDATES: 
MASKS:   Masks are required to enter the facility and must be worn at all times except when swimming a race or the time immediately before/after the race. 
HOSPITALITY:  Saturday and Sunday coffee, pastries, lunch and snacks will be provided for coaches and officials.
SNACK BAR: Outside food service will be on-site in place of their snack bar. 
NO LOCKER ROOMS: Locker rooms will be off limits.  Bathrooms will be available.  Masks are required. 
HEAT & LANE ASIGNMENTS: Heat and lane program will be posted on the Meet Mobile app and will also be sent out via email on Thursday, December 9th.
RESULTS: Results will only be posted on the Meet Mobile app. 
            
 
 
 
 
 
SENIOR 2 P/F MEET (DEC 11-12)
On Dec 11-12 our Senior Groupers will be traveling to Santa Clara to the Senior 2 Prelimes & Finals Meet. This is a qualifying meet. Coach Jennifer will be attending this meet with our swimmers as the rest of our team heads off to the SRN C/B/A+ Meet in Santa Rosa.
 
 
 
 
 
***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

 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE - Monday December 13th 
There will be NO PRACTICE on Monday December 13th. This will be a meet recovery day for all our swimmers and coaches. 
 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE - December 23-24 
There will be NO PRACTICE on Thursday 12/23 and Friday 12/24. The Cunningham Pool will be closed on these days for the holiday. 
 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE - Friday, December 31th 
There will be NO PRACTICE on the afternoon of Friday, December 31th. We hope everyone has a fun and safe New Year's.
 
 
 
 
 
 
WINTER BREAK COMBINED PRACTICE SCHEDULE 
Dec 20-22 
We will have a combined practice schedule for the week of Dec 20-22 due to the Cunningham Pool closing early on these days. There will be no practice on 12/23 & 12/24. On 12/22 we will do our traditional "12 Articles of Clothing Swim". See details below for what to bring this day.
Combined Practice Schedule:  
H1 & H2 4-5pm
LS & MS 4-5:15pm
JR/PSR/SR 4-6pm
Masters 5-6pm
 
 
 
 
 
12 ARTICLES OF CLOTHING SWIM
Wednesday, December 22th  
On Wednesday, December 22nd all our groups will be doing the doing the "12 Articles of Clothing Swim" at their combined practice times. On this day swimmers will wear 12 articles of clothing to swim in (older items recommended).  Hammerheads swimmers will be taking one article of clothing off every 50 yards, Leopard and Mako swimmers will be taking one article of  clothing off every 100 yards, Junior, PSR and Senior will be taking one article of clothing off every 200 yards.  Swimmers will continue until they do their final swim in just their suit. Make sure to bring a bag/laundry basket to carry your wet clothes home in.

12 articles of clothing: tank top, short sleeve shirt, sweatshirt, shorts, pants, socks (2), shoes (2), gloves (2), hat/beanie

Combined Practice Schedule for Wed 12/22:  
H1 & H2 4-5pm 
LS & MS 4-5:15pm
JR/PSR/SR 4-6pm
Masters 5-6pm
 
 
 
 
 
JR/SPR/SR  WINTER BREAK MORNING PRACTICE (Dec 28-Jan 5)
Over the Winter Break our Junior, Pre-Senior and Senior Group will have morning practice on the following days and times. This will be in addition to their regular afternoon practices.
12/28  8-10am
12/30 8-10am
12/31 8-10am
1/3 10-12pm
1/5 10-12pm
 
 
 
 
 
IMPORTANT UPDATES:
 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT UPDATE!

Thank you parents for all your Hot Chocolate Night snack donations. We have received LOTS of snack donations the last couple weeks and we are looking really good right now. We appreciate all your recent donations. We do still need help serving.
 
SERVING HELP NEEDED: Parents we need your help serving our swimmers.   We have a signup online for parents to volunteer just a half hour of their time to help serve our children. We made it easy to sign up for a time slot for when you child is at practice.
 
Our swimmers look forward to this night of the week all winter long. Help us keep this tradition going. A big thank you to Lesley Ruszel and Blanca Prado for heading this activity for our swimmers.
 
QUESTIONS: If you have any Hot Chocolate Night questions, please email Lesley Ruszel at [email protected] or    Blanca Prado at [email protected]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ZONE 3 CHAMPS QUALIFYING TIMES
Below is a list of the qualifying time standards for our Winterr Zone 3 Championships on Jan 15-16. The meet will be held at the Indian Valley College Pool. All swimmers must have achieved the time standards listed below. 
LOCATION: Miwok Aquatic Center (Indian Valley Campus, College of Marin), 1800 Ignacio Blvd, Novato, CA 94945
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021/2022 VJO WINTER MEET/EVENT SCHEDULE: 
 
DECEMBER 
Dec 3-5         - 2021 Winter Junior Olympic Championships (Qualifying, Santa Clara) 
Dec 11-12      - Neptune Swimming C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, Santa Rosa) 
Dec 11-12      - Senior II Champs P&F Meet (Qualifying SR Group, Santa Clara)
Dec 13          - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day) ***JUST ADDED***
Dec 16-19      - Speedo CA/NV Sectional Champs (Qualifying SR Group, Los Angeles)
Dec 20-22      - Combined Practice Schedule  ***JUST ADDED***
H1 & H2 4-5pm
LS & MS 4-5:15pm
JR/PSR/SR 4-6pm
Masters 5-6pm
Dec 22          - 12 Articles of Clothing Swim ***JUST ADDED***
Dec 23-24      - NO PRACTICE (Cunningham Pool Closed)  
Dec 28- Jan 5 - JR/PSR/SR Group Winter Break Morning Practice:
12/28  8-10am
12/30 8-10am
12/31 8-10am
1/3 10-11:30am
1/5 10-11:30am
 
JANUARY
Jan 14-16        - Zone 3 Winter Championships (Qualifying Meet, Novato) 
Jan 17            - NO PRACTICE (MLK Holiday)
Jan 18            - SR Group 5:30-7am Morning Practice Starts 
 
FEBRUARY
Feb 4-6           - VJO C/B/A+ Meet (Home Meet Volunteers Needed!)
Feb 7             - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
 
May 20-22        - VJO Long Course C/B/A+ Meet (Home Meet Volunteers Needed!)