November 26, 2018
It was great to see so many families at our Saturday practice over the weekend. Getting back into the Cunningham Pool after two weeks of not being able to train outdoors felt wonderful. Today we will be back to our regular practice schedule at the Cunningham Pool. As we getting into the rainy season, please remember that we do practice in the rain. The swimmers are still training in 80 degree water and it is warm in the water. Swimmers please just make sure to put your bags in the quart yard area to keep your belongs dry. Do NOT leave personal belongings in the locker rooms. The only reason we would cancel practice is if there was lightening and thunder.
SHARK PRIDE DAY – Thursday November 29th 5-6:30pm
This Thursday, November 29th is Shark Pride Day and Hot Chocolate Night. On this day all groups will be swimming together from 5:00-6:30pm. Everyone will be warming up together working on skills together and doing relays together. Show off your Shark spirit! Wear your turquoise team shirt to school, around town and to practice on this day. We want to encourage team unity by having the entire swim team practice together. This will be a team building day with a great opportunity to get to know swimmers in other groups. See you there!
NAPA MEET ADDED TO SCHEDULE (Dec 15-16)
The Napa "Smoked Turkey Float" Meet has been recheduled for December 15-16th and has been added to our VJO meet schedule. We will have multiple coaches attending this meet. Please sign up ASAP as the meet deadline in December 5th. For more detail see "Upcoming Meets" section below.
NO PRACTICE - Monday December 10th
There will be no pracrice Monday December 10th. This is a meet recovery day for our swimmers, coaches and parents. Due to the amount of meets in the month of December (Napa Meet Added Dec 15-16) we will be taking this day off as a meet recovery day. Have a great day off swim!
ITEMS NEEDED FOR HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT
It's been a while since our last Hot Chocolate Night. Families please make sure to bring a snacks or item to share. There is a list of items that we REALLY NEED down below. Parents we still need more help in the upcoming weeks serving our swimmers. The sign-up sheet to help serve is hanging next to the Shark Tank. Please sign-up to help out. Our swimmers look forward to Thursday nights all winter long. Help us keep this tradition going.
NEEDED HCN ITEMS:
Cup of Noodles (beef and shrimp flavors)
Hot Chocolate Packets (on sale at Costco- $2 off)
Hot Cider Packets
Insulated cups (8 oz cups is best size)
Lids (8 oz lids is best size)
Boats (of all sizes to serve food in)
Any and All Food
PANDA EXPRESS FUNDRAISER
DECEMBER 7th 2018
Location : 972 Admiral Callaghan Ln Vallejo
On Friday December 7th don't cook, join us at Panda Express for lunch or dinner from 10am-11pm and help our VJO swimmers raise money. 20% of your proceeds go back to our hardworking swimmers. Invite all your friends and family too!
Just bring this flyer.
VJO HELPS FEED THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS - Dec 30th 4-6:30pm
Our swimmers had such a great experience helping to Feed to Hungry earlier this month that we have decided to do it again next month. On Sunday, December 30th from 4-6:30pm come help VJO give back to the community. We need15-20 VJO swimmers to help 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, help serve food, and help clean up. 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. Swimmers under the age of 11 need to have a parent helping them.
SIGN UPS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE SOON
Date: December 30th 2018
Location: 1st Baptist Church, Vallejo ( 2025 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA)Number of Volunteers: 15-20 people (swimmer under 11 yrs need parent to help)
PERSONALIZED VJO CAP ORDERS
***Orders Due November 28th 2018***
You have the opportunity to order personalized swim caps for your child or children and yourself. They will be standard black team caps with white VJO logo and your name under the logo. If you would like to order please select what you want to on your cap. Place in the “Team Attire” file folder with your check (no cash please) made payable to “Vallejo Aquatic Club”.
Cost: Latex - $15.00/2 caps
Silicone - $30.00/2 caps
Orders must be turned in by November 28th, 2018
HOW TO ORDER A TEAM SUIT OR TEAM PARKA?
If you missed our last Team Suit Fitting Day don't worry, you can order team suits, parka's and other VJO team 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***
NAPA C/B/A MEET ADDED TO SCHEDULE (Dec 15-16)
***JUST ADDED TO MEET SCHEDULE***
December 15-16 2018
December 15-16 2018
The Napa "Smoked Turkey Float" Meet has been rescheduled for December 15-16th and has been added to our VJO meet schedule. We will have multiple coaches attending this meet. Please sign up ASAP as the meet deadline in December 5th. This will be a last chance meet to get "BB" time for Zone 3 Champs in January.
ENTER ONLINE: http://ome.swimconnection.com/pc/NVST20181215
DEADLINE: Wednesday December 5th 2018
LOCATION: VINTAGE HIGH SCHOOL, 1375 TROWER AVE, NAPA CA 94558
PARKING: Parking lot gates will be locked until 8:00am – No entrance to the parking lot or pool area shall be permitted before 8:00am.
TIME: Warm-ups will be from 8:30-9:45 AM each day. Meet shall begin at 10:00 AM each day
EVENTS: Athletes may enter up to 4 events each day.
WINTER 14 & UNDER JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPS ***CLOSED***
The 2018 Winter 14 & Under Junior Olympic Championships is NOW OPEN for entries. The meet will be held on Nov 30th-Dec 2nd at the Soda Aquatics Center at Campolindo High School. Entries will closed as soon as the time line has been reached. Sign-up ASAP as the meet couple fill prior to the entry deadline. This is a qualifying meet. The meet is only open to swimmers who have achieved the Winter JO qualifying time standards.
SENIOR II CHAMPIONSHIPS ***CLOSED***
The 2018 Senior II Championships Meet on Dec 8/9th is NOW OPEN for entries online. This meet will be held at the DVC pool is Pleasant Hill, CA. This meet is only open to qualified Senior Group swimmers. Senior swimmers must have achieved a SR II time standard to attend this meet. Sign up ASAP as this meet will FILL VERY VERY QUICKLY.
ENTER ONLINE: http://ome.swimconnection.com/pc/wcab20181208
LOCATION: Diablo Valley College Pool, Pleasant Hill, CA
DALY CITY DOLPHINS C/B/A+ Meet ***OPEN***
December 6-7th 2018
The Daly City Meet on December 8-9 th is STILL OPEN for entries online. This our team meet for the month of December. This meet is recommended for swimmers in all groups. This meet is out of our Zone and space is limited to 30 VJO swimmers. If you are interested in attending. Sign up TODAY!
ENTER ONLINE: http://ome.swimconnection.com/
TIME: Saturday and Sunday are split into sessions “A” and “B”
Session A - All 13 & Over Athletes and 11-12 Girls. Arrive at 6:45am. Warm-ups from 7:00-8:15 AM. Meet begins at 8:30AM. ***CLOSED***
Session B - All 10 & Under Athletes and 11-12 Boys. Session B will begin approximately one hour after Session A finishes, but not before 12:30PM. Arrive at 11am. Warm-up begins immediately after Session A finishes. ***OPEN STILL***
LOCATION: Giammona Pool, Westmoor High School, 131 Westmoor Avenue, Daly City, CA 94015
DIRECTIONS: From central San Francisco: Take 280S. EXIT 48 / Sullivan Avenue towards Eastmoor Avenue. Keep LEFT to take ramp exit towards Eastmoor Avenue. LEFT onto Sullivan Avenue. Take 1st RIGHT onto Eastmoor Avenue. Eastmoor Avenue becomes Westmoor Avenue. Continue straight up Westmoor Avenue. At the 4th stop sign, LEFT turn onto Edgemont Drive. Giammona Pool is on your left. Park on the street. 2nd parking option: At the 3rd stop sign, turn left into the main Westmoor High School parking lot. Free Additional PARKING: Westmoor High School Main Parking Lot. Entrance off Eastmoor Avenue. Look for the green and yellow lighted Westmoor HS marquee/sign.
EVENTS: Please speak with your coach if you have questions about what events to enter. Swimmers may enter 3-4 events per day.
2019 ZONE 3 WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS (Trials/Finals)
***IMPORTANT MEET CHANGES***
The Zone 3 Winter Championships Meet on January 19-20 will be a trials and finals meet this year. The meet is not open yet for entries. It will be run similar to REAL Championships where the top 8 swimmers will come back and swim in the evening for points. The meet will be held at the indoor Santa Rosa Junior College Pool. This is our team Championship Meet for the Winter season. It is also a team scored meet, so we need ALL qualified VJO swimmers attending. All swimmers must meet the Zone 3 Champs qualifying times. We will send out the qualifying times soon.
LOCATION: Quinn Swim Center, Santa Rosa Junior College (1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA )
RELAYS: There will be relays at this meet. All swimmers will be entered in realys unless coaches are notified otherwise.
TRIALS / FINALS: This year the Zone 3 Winter Championships will be run as a Trials/Finals Meet. This means that the top 8 swimmers will come back in the evening to swim again for points in finals. All 9 and over events are trials and finals. All 8 & Under event will be timed finals and will only swim in the morning.
HOTEL ROOMS: We will be booking a block of hotel rooms in Santa Rosa as the meet is trials and finals this year and will be running later into the evening.
TEAM DINNER: We will be going out to dinner as a team on Saturday night.
2018 WINTER SCHEDULE
Nov 29 - Shark Pride Day (All Groups, 5-6:30pm)
Nov 30-Dec 2 - 14 & Under Winter Junior Olympic Champs (JO Qualifiers, Moraga)
Dec 7 - Panda Express Fundraiser (Admiral Callaghan, 10am-11pm) ***JUST ADDED***
Dec 10 - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day) ***JUST ADDED***
Dec 7-9 - Senior II Champs (Qualifying SR groupers, Concord CA) ***CLOSED***
Dec 8-9 - Daly City Dolphin C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, Indoor Daly City Pool) **OPEN**
Dec 15-16 - Napa "Smoked Turkey Float" C/B/A Meet (Vintage HS, Napa) ***JUST ADDED***
Dec 14-16 - Speedo Sectional Champs (Qualified SR group, Monterey Park)
Dec 21-28 - NO PRACTICE (Winter Break)
Jan 12 - VJO Holiday Brunch (TBA)
Jan 19-20 - Winter Zone 3 Champs (Qualifiers, SRJC)
Jan 21 - NO PRACTICE (MLK Holiday)
Feb 22-24 - VJO February Frost C/B/A+ Meet ( All Groups, Cunningham Pool)
Feb 25 - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)