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TIMED 500’s
This Wednesday is the 1st Wednesday of the month, so that means it’s Timed 500 Day!  The Leopard, Mako, Junior, Junior 2 and Senior Groups will all be doing timed 500 freestyles on this day. The Hammerhead 1 Group will be doing a timed 100 free and the Hammerhead 2 Group will be doing a timed 200 free. Do you remember your time from last month?
Wednesday May 2nd  - Timed 500 Day
Hammerhead 1 – 1x100 Free
Hammerhead 2 – 1x200 Free
Leopard             – 1x500 Free
Mako                  – 1x500 Free
Junior                 – 2x500 Free
Junior 2              – 2/3x500 Free
Seniors               – 3x500 Free
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
 
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 be wearing 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 (May 1st –Oct 30th 2018)
Vallejo Aquatics is excited to offer the Summer Pre-Team Swim Program; designed for beginner level swimmers wanting to join and be part of the swim team. Our Pre-Team Program will start May 1st. 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.
Schedule: 6:00-6:45pm Monday-Thursday 
Fees: $80 per month & $45 Pacific Swimming Summer Registration Fee (onetime fee, good for entire summer)
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
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  ***OPEN***
The VJO Senior Open Meet on June 23-24 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:
 
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 (Cunningham, Warm-ups 9am) 
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 – Acalanes HS, Lafayette) *** 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) ***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