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HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT ITEMS NEEDED 
Families please make sure to bring a snacks or items to share for Hot Chocolate Night this week. There is a list of items that we STILL NEED down below. Parents we still need help serving our swimmers.  We have been receiving more help the last couple weeks, but we still need your help. The sign-up sheet to help serve is hanging next to the Shark Tank. Our swimmers look forward to Thursday nights all winter long. Help us keep this tradition going.
NEEDED HCN ITEMS:
Insulated cups (8 oz cups is best size) ***STILL NEEDED***
Lids (8 oz lids is best size)  ***STILL NEEDED***
Napkins
Boats (of all sizes to serve food in)
Cookies
 
 
 
 
 
 
VJO GOES ICE SKATING
***RSVP extended until Thursday 2/7/19***
On Saturday, February 9th join us at Vacaville Ice Sports Center for an afternoon of ice skating. The event will include 2 hours of Ice Skating followed up with ice cream at Fenton’s at the Nut Tree in Vacaville
WHEN: Saturday, February 9th, 2019
WHERE: 551 Davis Street, Vacaville, CA
TIME: 12:00 – 2:00pm
COST: $11.00 / skater / pay at the door mention VJO
***RSVP EXTENDED: Matteo family folder by Tursday Feb 7th 2019***
 
 
 
 
VJO HELPS FEED THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS 
Sunday, February 10th 
4-6:30pm
WE ARE DOING IT AGAIN! VJO will be helping to feed the hungry and homeless again on February 10th. If you missed helping this month don't worry you can get involved next month. Our swimmers and parents have been having a great time getting involved with our community and helping out.  It is so amazing to see our young swimmers helping out people in need.
Click on the link below to sign up.  On Sunday, February 10th from 4-6:30pm come help VJO give back to the community.  We need 15-20 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.  If you wish to leave while your child is volunteering, please make sure to leave your child with another parent. This is NOT a VJO practice and children are NOT under the supervision of VJO coaches. Thank you!
Date: January 13th 2019
Location: 1st Baptist Church, Vallejo (  2025 Sonoma Blvd,  Vallejo, CA)
Number of Volunteers: 15-20 people (swimmer under 11 yrs need parent to help) 
Time: 4-6:30pm
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS: 
 
VJO “February Frost” C/B/A MEET
February 22-24th 2019
***DEADLINE MONDAY FEB 11th***
The VJO “February Frost” CBA Meet is NOW OPEN ONLINE for ENTRIES. This is a home meet and while be held at the Cunningham Pool on February 22-24th. This is our team meet for the month of February and is recommended for ALL VJO swimmers. Please sign up ASAP as meets fill quickly. 
ENTRY DEADLINE: Monday, February 11th (meet will fill prior to deadline date)
LOCATION: Cunningham Pool
TIME:   Friday - arrive at 3:15pm
               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 9:00 am each day. Remember parking is easier the earlier you arrive.
EVENTS: Please speak with your coach if you have questions about what events to enter. Leopard, Mako, JR’s & SR please enter 3 events a day (one challenging event, one favorite event and one to keep you well rounded). 
Senior & Junior 2 Groups - Swimmers in the Senior and Junior 2 Groups will all be swimming the 400 IM on Friday night. You must all enter this event. If you need an entry time, contact Coach Jennifer.
10 Volunteer Hours Required - Families don't forget you are required to work a minimum of 10 hours at each home meet. The job sign-ups will be emailed out and online soon. 
 
 
 
 
 
NAPA VALLEY SCY C/B/A+ MEET   – March 9th-10th ***OPEN***
The Napa Meet is NOW OPEN ONLINE for ENTRIES. The Napa Valley Swim Team C/B/A+ Meet will be held on March 9-10 at the Vintage High School Pool. This is our team meet for the month of March. All VJO swimmers are encouraged to enter this meet. Please get signed up ASAP as meets can fill quickly. 
TIME: Please arrive at 8:15am each day. Warm-ups will start at 8:30am and the meet will start at 10:00am each day.
LOCATION: Vintage High School, 1375 Trower Ave, Napa CA 94558
PARKING: Pool entrance is off Jefferson Street. Parking lot gates will be locked until 8:00am - Absolutely NO ENTRANCE to the parking lot or pool area shall be permitted before 8:00am. Please do not block the entrance to the pool parking lot which prevents the gate from being unlocked in a timely manner.
EVENTS: Please speak with your coach if you have questions about what events to enter.
Leopard, Mako, AG, & SR please enter 3 events a day (one challenging event, one favorite event and one to keep you well rounded).
Hammerheads 1 & 2: Only enter events you are ready for. You must talk to your coach prior to entering any events.
Senior & Junior 2: We are all swimming the 200 breaststroke at  this meet.
 
 
 
 
JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
***NOW OPEN***
The 2019 Spring Junior Olympic Championships (14 & Under) is NOW OPEN for entries. The meet will be held on March 15-17 at the Clarke Memorial Swim Center in Heather Farm Park (Walnut Creek). All swimmers must have achieved a Junior Olympic time standard to enter this meet.
LOCATION: Clarke Memorial Swim Center in Heather Farm Park, 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598.
ENTER ONLINE: http://ome.swimconnection.com/pc/wcabjo20190315
TIME: Prelims will begin at 9:00 a.m. each day with warm-ups from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. each day. Finals will tentatively begin at 4:00 PM each day. Finals warm-ups will being 1 hour before the start of finals.
ENTRY DEADLINE: Wed, March 6th 2019
 
 
 
 
2019 WINTER / SPRING SCHEDULE 
 
FEBRUARY
Feb 9          - VJO Goes Ice Skating (12-2pm, Vacaville Ice Sports)***RSVP EXTENDED***
Feb 10        - Help VJO Feed the Hungry and Homeless (4-6:30pm, 1st Baptist Church)
Feb 18        - NO PRACTICE (Presidents Day Holiday)
Feb22-24    - VJO February Frost C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool)  ***OPEN***
Feb 25          - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
Feb 28          - Shark Pride Day (All Groups, 5-6:30pm)
 
MARCH
Mar 2-3           - Zone All Star Meet (Qualifying Meet, Sunnyvale CA)
Mar 9-10         - Napa C/B/A Meet  ***OPEN***
Mar 15-17       - Junior Olympic Champs (Qualifying Meet, Walnut Creek) ***NOW OPEN***
Mar 23            - VJO Spaghetti Feed (5-9pm, ACHS Cafeteria)
Mar 28            - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Mar 28            - Last Hot Chocolate Night
 
APRIL
April 4-7         - Far Western Champs (Qualifying Meet, Santa Clara)
April 6             - Saturday Long Course Practice (All Groups, 7-9am)
April 12-14     - Westside Long Course C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Petaluma)
April 17           - TCAL High School League Championships (HS swimmers)
April 20          - 10 & Under Championships (Sunnyvale, CA)
April 20           - Saturday Long Course Practice (All Groups, 7-9:30am)
April 25           - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
April 26-27      - VVAL High School League Championships (HS swimmers)
April 27-28     - NAPA Long Course C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Napa Valley College)
TBA                 - Mandatory General Membership Meeting (8-9:30am, Portables)
 
MAY
May 3-4         - North Coast Section High School Championships (Qualifying HS)
May 5            - SR Walk On Meet (SR Grp ONLY, location TBA)
May 10-11     - High School State Championships (Qualifying HS, Clovis)
May 11           - Long Course Morning Practice (All Groups, 7-9am)
May 17-19      - VJO Long Course C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool)
May 20           - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery day)
May 25           - Long Course Morning Practice (All Groups, 7-9am)
May 27           - NO PRACTICE (Memorial Day)
May 30           - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)