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Weekly Mailer
VJO HOME MEET IS THIS WEEKEND!
We are very excited to have our home long course meet coming up this weekend. We will need lots of help setting up this week on both Wednesday 5/16 and Thursday 5/17.  If you have not gotten signed-up for your volunteer job, please click  on the link to get signed up today. We still need volunteer help in many area's
BIG BUDDY'S
We will be buddying up all of our newer swimmers with one of our experienced swimmers to help them out at the meet this weekend. If your child is new to swim meets, please talk to your coach and a BIG BUDDY will be assigned to your newer swimmer to help them out at the meet this weekend.
 
JOB SIGN-UPS – WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP!
May Long Course Meet : 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. We still need help in many areas. 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.
 
June Senior Open Meet: 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. Sign-up sheets can also be found at the pool.
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
NO PRACTICE - MONDAY MAY 23rd
There will be NO PRACTICE on Monday May 23rd. This is a meet recovery day for all of our swimmers, parents and coaches. 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE - MONDAY MAY 28th 
There will be NO PRACTICE on Monday May 28th. This is Memorial Day Holiday and our team will not be swimming on this day. Have a fun and safe Holiday!
 
 
 
 
PARENT EDUCATION – GUEST SPEAKER – MAY 22nd
Hey VJO Parents! We have a great learning opportunity for you this month. We know you want to be the best swim parent you can be to support your child, so we have brought an expert to help you be the best.  On Tuesday, May 22nd from 6:00-6:45pm we will be having guest speaker Scott Shea coming out from USA Swimming to talk to all of our VJO parents. Scott Shea will be talking to all of our VJO parents new and veteran about “swimming long term” and how to be the best swim parent you can be. He will also have lots of time to answer all your questions.
 
MORE ABOUT SCOTT SHEA:  Prior to USA Swimming, Shea served as a coach for 23-plus years and most recently served as the head coach for the Sierra Marlins Swim Team in Folsom, California. Other career highlights include serving as a USA Swimming National Junior Team Coach in three separate years throughout his career, as well as being named the 2004 Senior Coach of the Year by Pacific Swimming.
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
MONTCLAIR SWIM TEAM PENTATHLON (14 & Under) – JUNE 2nd ***NOW OPEN***
The Montclair Swim Team Pentathlon Meet opened today entries.  Please get signed up IMMEDIATELY.  The meet has already been open to other teams for over two weeks, so VJO swimmers need to get signed up the same day it opens to our Zone. The MONT Meet is open to all VJO swimmers ages 14 and under. This meet is a Pentathlon, so swimmers must swim 5 events (fly, back, breast, free and IM). The top 8 swimmers in each single age division will be awarded a special meet t-shirt.
SIGN UP OPEN:  MAY 14th at 11:59pm
LOCATION: Acalanes High School, Lafayette
 
 
 
 
 
SASO TRI/QUAD LONG COURSE MEET – JUNE 16th
The SASO Tri/Quad Long Course Meet on June 16th will be opening in the next week for entries. This meet will be open to ALL VJO swimmers. This meet will be a paper entry meet, so entries will be emailed out to the team as soon as they become available.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
 
MAY
May 18-20     - VJO Long Course C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool) 
May 22          - Parent Guest Speaker - Scott Shea from USA Swimmming (6-6:45pm, Cunningham Pool)
May 22          - JR / JR2 / SR Guest Speaker ( 4-5pm, 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) ***NOW OPEN***
June 11           - First Day of LC Morning Practice  (JR & SR Group M/W/F 6:45-9am)
June 16          - SASO Long Course Tri/Quad 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) *** 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) 
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