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UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
TOMORROW is HALLOWEEN SHARK PRIDE DAY 
Thursday, October 25th
5-7pm
Tomorrow is Halloween Shark Pride Day! Come join us for us for some Halloween Fun in and out of the water. We will have a Creepy Costume Contest, Ghoulish relays and games and a frightening potluck afterwards.
5pm - Halloween Costume Contest (all siblings welcome to join in)
5:30-7pm - Halloween Themed Fun in the Water (Halloween relays and games in the water)
7-7:30pm -  Halloween Potluck (bring any spooktacular treat to share)
 
 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE -  FRIDAY OCTOBER 26th 
There will be NO PRACTICE this Friday October 26th. The TCAL High School Water Polo Championships is being held at Cunningham Pool. There will be no practice for any groups on this day. We will instead be holding a Saturday practice for ALL groups on October 27th starting at 7:00am for all groups.
 
 
 
 
SATURDAY PRACTICE - October 27th 
There will be practice this Saturday October 27th starting at 7:00am for all groups. We hope to see you there!
                        Hammerhead 1 & 2  -   7-8am
                        Leopard & Mako       -  7-8:30am
                        JR/JR2/SR                -  7-8:45am
 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE - OCTOBER 31st (Happy Halloween!)
There will be NO PRACTICE on October 31st (Halloween). We wish everyone a fun and safe Halloween. We will see everyone back on the pool deck the next day.
 
 
 
 
 
TIME TO RENEW YOUR PACIFIC SWIMMING REGISTRATION
It's time for all VJO swimmers to renew their Pacific Swimming Registration for the 2019 season. Families please write a check ($73 per swimmer) made out to "PACIFIC SWIMMING" and place in the Membership File Folder at the pool. All checks are due by November 1st 2018.
Due:                  November 01, 2018
Amount:           $73.00 (for each swimmer)
Payable to:       PACIFIC SWIMMING
Place checks in the Membership File Folder
What is the Pacific Swimming Registration Fee?
The Pacific Swimming Registration fee provides the swimmer with a National Registration Number (USA number), which is used when entering all swim meets, and USA insurance coverage during workouts and meets.  This Registration is required each calendar year to renew membership to Pacific Swimming.
USA Swimming no longer mails out Registration/Membership cards. Once the member is in the database, registration can be verified online and you can print your own registration card through www.usaswimming.org/deckpass
-  Pacific Swimming also participates in the USA Swimming Outreach Program and offers registration at the USA Swimming registration fee of $5.00 with no additional fees to Pacific Swimming. Valid September 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019.  
-   Any change of address or information, please fill up a new Pacific swimming registration form attached.
QUESTIONS:  If you have any questions please call or text Miriam Rivera (Membership Chair) at 707-315-2672
 
 
 
 
 
 
SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH for VJO SWIMMERS
This month our coaching staff will be focussing on and addressing safety with all our athletes. We will be reviewing pool rules, reviewing team rules, reviewing the swimmer code of conduct, and teaching athletes ways to stay safe in the pool & other bodies of water. Make sure to ask your swimmer what they have learned this week about safety on the pool deck. 
 
 
 
 
VJO BREAST CANCER AWARENESS FUNDRAISER
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness VJO is selling Pink VJO Team T-Shirts and Pink Team Caps. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to a Breast Cancer Foundation.  Last year we donated $100 to the Pink Fund.  Let's meet or exceed that this year! The Coaches will be wearing these pink team shirts at our next October Meet and we invite you to do the same.  Attached is the order form that can be filled out and left in the Alvarado file folder or you can email lalv567@gmail.com with your order.  Payment can be charged to your account or you can pay by cash or check.
Breast Cancer Team T-Shirt - $20
Silicone Breast Cancer Cap - $20
Latex Breast Cancer Cap - $10
Order Forms Due By Friday Oct 5th
QUESTIONS: Contact Lori Alvarado lalv567@gmail.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VJO HELPS FEED THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS - Nov 11th 4-7pm
Come help VJO give back to the community. On Sunday, November 11th from 4-7pm 15-20 VJO swimmers will be helping out with the "Sparrow Project" and feeding the hungry and homeless.  This will take place at the 1st Baptist Church in Vallejo. Our swimmers will help set up from 4-5pm, help serve food from 5-6pm and then help clean up from 6-7pm.  One of our local schools, St. Cathrines will be cooking the food for us to serve. This is a great way for our swimmers to get involved in their community. Swimmers can also count this toward their community service requirements for school. 
Date: November 11th
Location: 1st Baptist Church, Vallejo ( 2025 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA)
Number of Volunteers: 15-20 people
Time: 4-5pm - set up utensils, napkins, and other items
           5-6pm - serve food and drinks
           6-7pm - clean up
 
 
 
 
 
 
How to Order a Team Suit?
If you missed our last Team Suit Fitting Day don't worry, you can order team suits, parka's and other gear at any time. Just take an order form down to Making Waves Swim Shop in Walnut Creek and you can place an order at any time. Make sure you try on a team suit first. Order forms for team suits, team parka's and team gear are attached below. Order Forms can also be found on our team website and at the pool.  
*** VJO Team Suits are required at ALL SWIM MEETS***
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
CROW CANYONS SHARKS C/B/BB+ MEET     ***CLOSED***
November 3-4th 2018
Dougherty Valley High School Pool
The Crow Canyon Sharks C/B/BB+ Meet on November 3-4th is CLOSED for ENTRIES!  This is our team meet for the month of November. 
TIME:  Saturday – arrive at 7:15am 
            Sunday - arrive at 7:15am 
   Warm-ups will start at 7:30am on Saturday and Sunday and the meet will start at 9:00am each day. A special warm-up time for 8 and under athletes only will be held from 8:45 to 8:55 AM
LOCATION: Dougherty Valley High School 10550 Albion Rd, San Ramon, CA 94582.
DIRECTIONS: From the north of San Ramon follow I-680 S to Bollinger Canyon Rd in San Ramon. Take exit 34 from I-680 S. Take San Ramon Valley Blvd and St Denis Dr. to Broadmoor Dr. Do not park where no parking signs or permit parking only signs are posted. You will be ticketed or towed. No overnight/RV parking allowed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
WCAB SENIOR OPEN MEET  ***CLOSED***
NOVEMBER 17 – 18, 2018
The Walnut Creek Aquabears Senior Open Meet on November 17-18th is CLOSED for entries.  
LOCATION:   Diablo Valley College Aquatic Center  (321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523). 
TIME:   Meet at Cunningham Pool at 6:15am.  We will get in to warm up are a group at 7:30am and the meet will start at 9am. 
TRAVELING TOGETHER - For Senior level meets our VJO swimmers travel together.  I will need two parents to drive ALL our swimmers to the meet and back each day. Please email me if you can be one of our drivers. We will meet at the Cunningham Pool at 6:15am each morning.  Parents, you are always welcome to come out and cheer on our swimmers. Our Senior swimmers just need to travel together as a team.
 
 
 
 
 
DALY CITY DOLPHINS C/B/A+ Meet
December 6-7th 2018
Daly City Pool
The Daily City Dolphins will be our team meet for the month of December. This is also the last chance meet for Zone 3 Winter Champs. This meet will be opening any day. Please keep your eyes out for the team email when the meet opens. Please get signed up ASAP. We don't want our swimmers to miss out on the last meet of the season.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 FALL SCHEDULE
OCTOBER 
Oct 25           - Shark Pride Day & Halloween Party (All Groups, 5-7pm)
Oct 26           - NO PRACTICE (TCAL High School Water Polo Champs at Cunningham)
Oct 27           - Saturday Practice All Groups @7:00am
                        H1/H2 7-8am
                        LS/MS 7-8:30am
                        JR/JR2/SR 7-8:45am
Oct 31           - NO PRACTICE (Happy Halloween!)
 
NOVEMBER
Nov 3-4         - Crow Canyon Sharks C/B/BB+ Meet (All Groups, San Ramon) ***CLOSED***
Nov 10          - Pacific Swimming Diversity Camp (JR/JR2/SR Groups only, Cunningham Pool)
Nov 11          - VJO Feeds the Hungry and Homeless (4-7pm, 1st Baptist Church) ***ADDED***
Nov 16          - Chipotle Dine Out Fundraiser (Vallejo Chipotle, 5-9pm) ***ADDED***
Nov 17-18     - WCAB SR Open Meet (SR Group only, Walnut Creek) ***CLOSED***
Nov 22-23     - NO PRACTICE (Happy Thanksgiving)
Nov 29          - Shark Pride Day (All Groups, 5-6:30pm)
Nov 30-Dec 2  -  14 & Under Winter Junior Olympic Champs (JO Qualifiers, Moraga)
 
DECEMBER
Dec 7-9        - Senior II Champs (Qualifying SR groupers, Concord CA)
Dec 8-9        - Daly City Dolphin C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, Indoor Daly City Pool)
Dec 14-16    - Speedo Sectional Champs (Qualified SR group, Monterey Park)
Dec 21-28    - NO PRACTICE (Winter Break)
 
JANUARY
Jan 19-20    - Winter Zone 3 Champs (Qualifiers, SRJC)
 
FEBRUARY
Feb 22-24    - VJO February Frost C/B/A+ Meet ( All Groups, Cunningham Pool)