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Weekly Mailer
 
GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING RECAP
Thank you everyone for attending our General Membership Meeting last Saturday. We had a lot of people jump in to help out with needed volunteer positions. Thank you!  All of the Bylaws items voted on during the meeting passed. If you were not able to make the meeting below are the important links and items covered during the meeting.
 
SPECIAL THANK YOU!  We would like to give a special thank you to all the parents who volunteered to be part of the Favaro Scholarship Committee. Thank you again!
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
SHARK PRIDE DAY / COACH LAURIE’S GOING AWAY PARTY 
Thursday, April 26th (All Groups, 5-7pm)
This Thursday, April 26th is Shark Pride Day. On this day all groups will be swimming together from 5:00-7:00pm. We will be swimming longer (until 7:00pm) now that it is lighter and warmer out. We want to encourage team unity by having the entire swim team practice together. 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 will give all swimmers a team tattoo that are wearing their team shirt. This will be a team building day with a great opportunity to get to know swimmers in other groups. 
 
Coach Laurie’s Going Away Party – We will be having a going away party for Coach Laurie on Shark Pride Day. Laurie has been coaching our Hammerheads groups now for over 2.5 years and she will be moving away next week. This will be Laurie’s last week coaching with us. She has been attending Sonoma State University and now will be moving closer to her school. Please come and join us in thanking her and all of her time and dedication to our swimmers. Thank you Coach Laurie, you will be missed!
 
 
 
 
 
TEAM SUIT FITTING
Thursday, May 3nd
Making Waves (previously Nor Cal Swim Shop) will be at Cunningham pool on Thursday, May 3rd from 4:00-7:00pm for our VJO team suit and warm-up fitting. Our team suit again this year is a black polyester suit with an embroidered team logo.  The women’s suit is offered in three different styles.  The men’s team suits are available in either Jammer or brief style.   We will also have our team warm-ups available in both youth and adult sizes.  New 2018 Order Forms will be emailed out and available at the pool soon.  ***REMINDER – It is mandatory for all swimmers to wear a team suit and team cap at all meets***
 When: Thursday May 3rd
 Time: 4:00-7:00pm
 Where: Cunningham Pool
 Regular Practice for All Groups this Day
 
 
 
 
SUMMER PRE-TEAM SWIM PROGRAM 2018 - Starting May 1st
Tell your family and friends! Vallejo Aquatics is excited to offer the Summer Pre-Team Swim Program again this year. This program is designed for beginner level swimmers wanting to join and be part of the swim team. This program is the perfect way to learn to swim and get swim team ready. Our professional coach staff will teach you to:
  • Swim a length of the pool (25 yards) freestyle using side breathing
  • Swim and length of the pool (25 yards) backstroke without stopping
  • Learn the basics of breaststroke
  • Learn the basics of butterfly
  • Learn a front somersault
  • Learn a head first dive
Requirements:  Must be able to swim a length of the pool (25 yards) and be comfortable in the deep end.
Dates:     Session #1 -  May 1st – May 31st 2018 
                Session #2  - June 4st- June 27th 2018 
                Session #3 -  July 2nd – July 31st 2018 
                Session #4 -  Aug 1st – Aug 30th 2017 
                Session #5  - Sept 4st- Sept 28th 2017 
                Session #6 -  Oct 1st – Oct 30th 2017 
Schedule: 6:00-6:45pm Monday-Thursday 
Fees: $80 per month
           $45 Pacific Swimming Summer Registration Fee (onetime fee, good for entire summer)
To Register:   Contact Jennifer Thiem (Head Swim Coach) to schedule a try-out.  Try-outs are done by appointment most days of the week at @5:00pm. Jenniferthiem@vallejoaquatics.org or (707)553-SWIM
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
NAPA VALLEY LONG COURSE C/B/A MEET
April 28-29th 2018
The NVST Long Course C/B/A+ Meet is CLOSED 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
 
 
 
 
 
VJO CINCO DE MAYO DUAL MEET – May 5th  
Our VJO Cinco de Mayo Dual Meet on May 5th is CLOSED.  The Junior and Senior Group will be having a long course practice in the morning and will be helping out at the meet.   Please note there will be relays. The VJO coaches will enter swimmers in relays.
LOCATION: Cunningham Pool
TIME:   Arrive at 8:45am on Saturday. We will get in as a team to warm-up at 9:00am. The meet will start at 10:00am. The meet will be done by 1pm. Remember parking is easier the earlier you arrive.
RELAYS: Coaches will enter the relays. We will put ALL entered VJO swimmers in relays, so please notify the coaches if you are not able to be in a relay.
CHECK-IN:  The meet will be pre-seeded.  A scratch down meeting will be held 15 minutes prior to the start of the meet.
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 a success. This is a great meet to shadow in a new area.
 
 
 
 
 
VJO MAY LONG COURSE MEET - May 18-20th 
Our VJO May Long Course C/B/A Meet on May 18-20th is CLOSED.  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.
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
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.
 
 
 
 
VJO SENIOR OPEN MEET  ***NOW OPEN***
The VJO Senior Open Meet on June 23-24th is NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES. This meet is open to qualifying Senior Group swimmers. All other VJO swimmers we encourage you to come watch some FAST Senior level swimming taking place right in our home pool. This is going to be a very exciting meet to watch!
TIME: 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.
JOB SIGN-UPS: Parents, job sign-ups will be available in the next couple weeks. Please remember each family is required to work at least 10 hours and all our home meets.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
APRIL
April 26            - Shark Pride Day/Laurie’s Going Away Party (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)
 
MAY
May 3            - Team Suit Fitting (Cunningham, 4-7pm)
May 5            - Junior & Senior Long Course Morning Practice (6:45-9am)
May 5            - Dual Meet with Westside Aquaducks (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) ***CANCELED***
June 2            - Montclair Swim Team Pentathlon (14& Under – Aclanes HS, Lafayette, CA) *** JUST ADDED***
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) *** NOW OPEN***
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 14            - Applebee's Fundraiser (Vallejo Applebee's 8-10am) ***JUST ADDED***
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