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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. 
***If you can help Marlene set up, please email her at marlene_clement@hotmail.com  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ONLY 3 MORE HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHTS LEFT!
We only have 3 more Hot Chocolate Night left for the season! 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 ) *** We are ALL OUT***
Cookies
Fishies
Fresh Fruit
 
 
 
 
 
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: $12.00 (ages 10 & up) $8.00 (ages 9 & under) *Price typo on last weekly mailer*
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
***Dinner will be served by our 12 and older swimmers***
 
***Flyer Typo on the Weekly Mailer that was attached last week.
     Cost: $12 (ages 10 & up), $8.00 (ages 9 &   under)***
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS: 
 
JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
The 2019 Spring Junior Olympic Championships 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 attend this meet.
LOCATION: Clarke Memorial Swim Center in Heather Farm Park, 1750 Heather Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598.
TIME: Arrive at 7:00am. 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.
 
 
 
 
 
WESTSIDE AQUADUCKS LONG COURSE C/B/A MEET    ***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 back at this meet. make sure you get signed up for this event.
MEET SHEET:    CLICK HERE for the meet sheet. 
 
 
 
2019 FAR WESTERN CHAMPIONSHIPS
April 4-7th 2019
Santa Clara International Swim Center
The 2019 Spring Far Western Championships will be held April 4-7 at the Santa Clara International Swim Center. This is a qualifying meet. All swimmers must meet  Far Western  time standard to enter. This is a Prelims/Finals meet, so the top 20 swimmers will come back again in the afternoon to compete again for points.
ENTRIES: This is a team entry meet. Coach Jennifer will be entring all our swimmers
LOCATION: George Haines International Swim Center, 2625 Patricia Drive, Santa Clara CA, 95051
TIME:  Arrive at 7:00am each day. We will get in as a team to warm-up at 7:30am. The meet will begin at 9:00 AM each day.  Warm-ups for Finals shall start one hour prior to the start of Finals. Championship and Consolation Finals shall start no sooner than 1 hour after the finish of the preliminary session including distance timed finals.
 
 
 
 
 
 
MARCH 2019 CALENDAR
 
 
 
 
 
2019 SPRING / SUMMER SCHEDULE 
 
MARCH
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