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SWIMMER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for
VALLEJO SPORTS HALL OF FAME DINNER
On Saturday March 9th the Vallejo Sports Hall of Fame Dinner will be hosted by GVRD at the Dan Foley Cultural Center from 3:30-8:30pm. Our swimmers (13 & over only) have been asked to help out and volunteer this year at the event. This year Olympian and past VJO swimmer, Natalie Coughlin is being inducted into the Vallejo Hall of Fame and our swimmers have been asked to help out. This is a great chance for our swimmers to get involved in our community and meet and Olympian.  GVRG is looking for 10-15 VJO swimmers to help out at this event.
Vallejo Sports Hall of Fame Dinner
Date: Saturday, March 9th
Time: 3:30-8:30pm
Location: Dan Foley Cultural Center
Age Requirement: 13 years or older
Clothing Requirements: VJO turquoise team shirt, black pants and VJO team jacket
Volunteer Duties: Seat guests; help serve people who cannot stand in food lines and clear tables after dinner.
Waiver Needed: a signed waiver is needed by each volunteer. See Coach Jennifer for waiver.
**Finger Printing Required: If over the age of 17***
 If your child is interested in volunteering please email or text Coach Jennifer at jenniferthiem@vallejoaquatics.org or (707)292-6473
 
 
 
 
 
 
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:
Cups & Lids 8 oz (smart & final )
Ziploc bags gallon size 
Cookies
Fishies
Vegi sticks
 
 
 
 
 
VJO SPAGHETTI FEED - SAT MARCH 23rd
RSVP’s NEEDED for VJO SPAGHETTI FEED
The VJO Spaghetti Feed, Bingo Game and Dessert Contest is this Saturday, March 23rd from 5-8:30pm at the ACHS Cafeteria. We NEED YOU RSVP’s. Please turn your RSVP form into the MATTEO file folder ASAP. We need to know how much Spaghetti to cook. Please invite your family and friends to join us for some good food and fun, while helping VJO raise some money in the process.
DATE: Saturday March 23rd
TIME: 5-8:30pm
LOCATION:  American Canyon High School Cafeteria (3000 Nowell Dr., American Canyon)
RSVP: To the "MATTEO" file folder by Monday March 11th
TICKETS: $10.00 (ages 10 & up) $5.00 (ages 9 & under)
DESSERT CONTEST: Swimmers create and enter your best dessert in the dessert contest to win a prize. The coaches will be judging this contest. No sign up needed, just make your best dessert and bring it in.  
BING GAME: That's right we're playing BINGO again this year! Get ready to have some fun and win some great prizes. Bring your daubers its $1 a Bingo card.
- Bingo Cards - $1 for 1 card or $5 for 6 cards
- Make sure to bring your own dauber or item to mark your Bingo cards
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS: 
 
NAPA VALLEY SCY C/B/A+ MEET   – March 9th-10th 
The Napa Meet is CLOSED 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. 
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.
 
 
 
 
JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
***OPEN***
The 2019 Spring Junior Olympic Championships (14 & Under) is STILL 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
DEADLINE: Wed March 6th @ 11:59pm
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
 
 
 
 
WESTSIDE AQUADUCKS LONG COURSE C/B/A MEET    ***NOW OPEN***
APRIL 12-14TH 2019 
The Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A+ Meet on April 12-14 is NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES. This will be our first long course meet of the season, so the meet will fill up fast. Please get signed up ASAP. This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers.
LOCATION: Petaluma Swim Center, 900 East Washington Street, Petaluma, CA 94952
TIME: Friday - Arrive at 3:30 for warm-ups. Meet starts at 5pm
           Saturday - Arrive at 7:15am. Warm-ups at 7:30am. Meet starts at 9am
           Sunday - Arrive at 7:15am. Warm-ups at 7:30am. Meet starts at 9am
Hammerheads 1 & 2: Please talk to your coach before entering this meet. Your coach will advise you as to which events your child is ready to swim. Please do not enter events that your child is not ready to swim. This is a long course meet, so events are 50m and 100 m long (there are no 25’s offered).
Senior /Junior 2 Groupers: All Senior and Junior 2 Groupers are swimming the 200 backat this meet. make sure you get signed up for this event.
MEET SHEET:   CLICK HERE for the meet sheet. 
 
 
 
 
 
2019 SPRING / SUMMER SCHEDULE 
 
MARCH
Mar 2-3           - Zone All Star Meet (Qualifying Meet, Sunnyvale CA)
Mar 9-10         - Napa C/B/A Meet (Vintage HS Pool, Napa)  
Mar 15-17       - Junior Olympic Champs (Qualifying Meet, Walnut Creek) ***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) ***OPEN***
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