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Weekly Mailer
NO PRACTICE - Monday, February 25th
There will be NO PRACTICE on Monday, February  25th. This is a meet recovery day for all our swimmers, parents and coaches. We know hosting a home meet is a lot of work and we appreciate everyone's help in making it a huge success. We hope everyone has a relaxing day away from the pool. Thank you!
 
 
 
 
 
MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR FEB HOME MEET
We are still in NEED of volunteers in some areas for our home meet next weekend.
Please remember that all families are required to complete at least 10 volunteer hours at each home meet. A paper sign-up sheet is also available at the pool, next to the Shark Tank. 
 Jobs we STILL NEED more VOLUNTEER HELP:
Awards (Sun)
Check-in (Sat & Sun)
Clean-up (Sun)
Colorado (Sat)
Computer Room (Sat & Sun)
Hospitality (Sun)
Marshals (Sun)
Meet Runner (Sat &Sun)
Snack Shack (Sun)
Snack Shack Cooks (Sat & Sun)
Timers (Sat & Sun) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SNACK SHACK DONATIONS NEEDED
Hi VJO Families! Our February meet is in 2 weeks and we need your help again in making it successful! VJO Snack Shack is very well known for our Breakfast burritos and Filipino Adobo with Rice! However, it would not be successful without your generous donations. We maximize our earnings if we get all the items we sell, to be donated.   Thank you so much for your donation!
- Click Link Below for a List of the Donations Needed:
- Donation List will also be posted in the shark tank. 
QUESTIONS: Please contact Madelyn Cueva at    mcueva728@hotmail.com   .
 
 
 
 
 
HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT SET UP HELP NEEDED! 
Parents we are in need of DESPERATE HELP with setting up Hot Chocolate Nights. Marlene Clement, our HCN coordinator, cannot set up HCN all by herself. Unfortunately she has been the only one there to set up the past month. If you are a Junior, Junior 2 or Senior Group parent, please stay for 15 min after you drop you kid off and help set up tables and hot water containers. Dom Matteo has volunteered to help out today. Thanks Dom! 
***If you can help Marlene set up, please email her at marlene_clement@hotmail.com  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT ITEMS NEEDED 
Families please make sure to bring a snacks or items to share for Hot Chocolate Night this week. There are a few items we could use for this week. 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:
Cup of Noodles (any flavor)
Chips
Cookies
Napkins
Gallon Size Ziploc Bags
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SHARK PRIDE DAY TODAY
Thursday, February 28th 
5-6:30pm (All Groups)
Next, Thursday, February 28th 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!
***SENIOR GROUP : This practice is Mandatory***
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS: 
 
VJO “February Frost” C/B/A MEET
February 22-24th 2019
The VJO “February Frost” CBA Meet is CLOSED 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. 
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.
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
***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
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)
 
MAY
May 3-4         - North Coast Section High School Championships (Qualifying HS)
May 5            - SR Walk On Meet (SR Grp ONLY, location TBA)
May 7             - Mandatory General Membership/Parent Meeting (6:00-7:30pm, Portables)***JUST ADDED***
                                 JR / JR2 / SR Practice          4-6pm
                                 H1 / H2 / LS / MS Practice    6-7:30pm
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)
 
JUNE  ***JUST ADDED***
June 6-9         - Summer Sanders LC Senior Meet (Qualifying SR Group, Roseville)
June 12           - First Day of LC Morning Practice (M/W/F 6:45-9am)
June 15          - Short Course Dual Meet ( H1,H2, LS, MK Grps, TBA)
June 15           - JR & SR Group Long Course Practice (7-9am)
June 22-23     - NAPA Long Course C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Napa Valley College)
June 27           - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
June 29           - VJO Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion (12-5pm, Cunningham Pool)
 
JULY  ***JUST ADDED***
July 4th           - 4th of July Parade
July 10           - Team Picture Day (Individuals@4:30pm, Team Pic@6pm)
July 12-14      - Junior Olympic Championships 14&Un (Qualifying Meet, Concord)
July 19-21       - Ukiah Dolphins Short Course Meet & Camping (All Groups, Ukiah)
July 19-22       - Speedo CA/NV Sectional Championships (Qualifying SR, Santa Clarita)
July 26             - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
July 25-28        - Far Western Championships (Qualifying, Moraga)
July 29- Aug 1 - REAL SPIRIT WEEK (combined practice times)
 
AUGUST ***JUST ADDED***
Aug 2-4          - REAL Summer Championships (All Groups, Petaluma)
Aug 5-18         - Team Break (two weeks)
Aug 19            - First Day of Fall Practice