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VJO SPAGHETTI FEED - MARCH 10th
RSVP’s NEEDED for VJO SPAGHETTI FEED
The VJO Spaghetti Feed, Bingo Game and Dessert Contest is this Saturday, March 10th from 5-8pm at the SPSV Cafeteria. We NEED YOU RSVP’s. Please turn your RSVP form into the Raymond file folder ASAP. We need to know how much Spaghetti to cook. Please invite your family and friends to join us for some good food and fun, while helping VJO raise some money in the process.
DATE: Saturday March 10th
TIME: 5-8pm
LOCATION: St. Patrick’s/St. Vincent’s Cafeteria
TICKETS: $10.00 (ages 10 & up) $5.00 (ages 9 & under)
DESSERT CONTEST: Swimmers create and enter your best dessert in the dessert contest to win a prize. The coaches will be judging this contest. No sign up needed, just make your best dessert and bring it in.  
BING GAME: That's right we're playing BINGO! Get ready to have some fun and win some great prizes. Bring your daubers its $1 a Bingo card.
- Bingo Cards - $1 for 1 card or $5 for 6 cards
- Make sure to bring your own dauber or item to mark your Bingo cards
 
 
 
 
LAST MONTH of HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT 
We only have one more month of Hot Chocolate Nights to go. Our last HCN will be Thursday, March 29th. We are trying to have a semi healthy and fun snack items available for our HCN's. Hot Chocolate Nights are every Thursday night in the Winter. 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.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING MEETS:
2018 JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS (14 & Under)
March 16-18th, 2018
The 2018 Junior Olympic Championships is CLOSED 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.
LOCATION: Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center, 4455 Black Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94588. 
TIME:  Arrive at 7:15am on Fri, Sat and Sun. 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 ***STILL OPEN***
MARCH 24-25th 2018
The HILLS Hurricane C/B/BB+ Meet on March 24-25 is NOW OPEN for ENTRIES online. This meet will be held at the Soda Aquatics Center at Campolindo High School.  Please enter ASAP! This meet will only be open for one week. This meet is estimated to fill by next weekend. Don’t miss this great racing opportunity. This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers. This will be our team meet for the month of March. Go SHARKS!
TIME: Arrive at 7:15am. Warm-ups will be from 7:30am-8:45am. Meet will start at 9:00am
DEADLINE: Sunday February 25th
LOCATION: SODA AQUATIC CENTER at CAMPOLINDO HIGH SCHOOL:
300 Moraga Road, Moraga, CA
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).
Hammerhead 1 & 2 Groups: Please speak with your coach to make sure you enter events that you are ready to swim.
MEET TIMELINE, TIMING ASSIGNMENTS & PSYCH SHEET: Will be available at least three days before the meet start date at http://www.hurricaneswimming.com
MEET SHEET: CLICK HERE for the meet sheet. 
 
 
 
WESTSIDE AQUADUCKS LONG COURSE C/B/A MEET ***STILL OPEN***
APRIL 13-15th 2018
The Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A+ Meet on April 13-15 is NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES. This will be our first long course meet of the season, so the meet will fill up fast. Please get signed up ASAP. This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers.
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
Hammerheads 1 & 2: Please talk to your coach before entering this meet. Your coach will advise you as to which events your child is ready to swim. Please do not enter events that your child is not ready to swim. This is a long course meet, so events are 50m and 100 m long (there are no 25’s offered).
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 10            - VJO Spaghetti Feed / Bingo / Desert Contest (5-8pm, SPSV Cafeteria)
Mar 16-18       - Junior Olympic Champs (Qualifying Meet, Pleasanton)
Mar 24-25       - Hills Hurricane C/B/BB+ Meet (Moraga CA) ***OPEN***
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