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Weekly Mailer
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
NO PRACTICE MONDAY MAY 27th
There will be NO PRACTICE on Monday May 27th. This is Memorial Day Holiday and there will be NO PRACTICE for any group on this day. Have a fun and safe Holiday!
 
 
 
 
SATURDAY LONG COURSE PRACTICES
On the following Saturdays we will be having long course practices. All groups are welcome to join us for these practices. We recommend joining us for these long course swims in order to help better prepare you for our upcoming long course meets.
Saturday May 25th 7-9am  (All Groups)
H1/H2 7-8am
LS/MS 7-8:30am
SR/JR2/JR 6:45-9am
Saturday June 15th 6:45-9am (SR, JR2, JR Grps ONLY)
**Dual Meet for H1/H2/LS/MS Groups 9am-1pm**
 
 
 
 
 
 
LS, MS & JR GROUP PARENT MEETINGS
On May 22nd & 23nd Coach Maureen and Coach Jennifer will be having Mandatory Parent Meetings with their  Leopard, Mako and Junior Groups. This is a mandatory meeting for the parents. The Junior Group swimmers must attend the Swimmer/Parent Meeting. Swimmers from Leopard and Mako Groups will not attend the parent meetings and instead will be in the water for their regular practice on this day. 
Important Topics:
Current Focus and Future Focus of Group
Group Expectations
Parent/Swimmer/Coach Expectations
Attendance Expectation to Practice and Meets
Group Goals
Wednesday May 22nd                              
Junior Group Swimmer/Parent Meeting 5:00-6:00pm
- Coach Maureen & JR Swimmers & Parents
- JR swimmers will swim from 4-5pm then attend meeting from 5-6pm
Mako Sharks Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30pm
- Coach Maureen & MS Parents
- MS swimmers will have regular practice this day (6:30-7:30pm)
Thursday, May 23rd 
     Leopard Sharks Parent Meeting 6:30-7:30pm 
- Coach Jennifer & LS Parents
- LS swimmers will have regular practice this day (6-7:30pm)
***All other Groups will have Parents Meetings set up soon***
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEAM SUIT FITTING DAY – Thursday, May 30th (4-7pm)
Making Waves Swim Shop will be at Cunningham pool on Thursday, May 30th from 4:00-7pm for our VJO team suit and Warm-up fitting. We will be offering the same team suit this year, a black polyester suit with VJO team logo.  The women’s suit is offered in three different styles.  The men’s team suits are available in either Jammer or brief style.   We will also have our team warm-ups available in both youth and adult sizes.  New 2019 Order Forms are available at the pool.  
*** VJO Team Suits are required at ALL SWIM MEETS***
When: Thursday May 30th 2019 
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
Where: Cunningham Pool
Regular Shark Pride Day Practice for All Swimmers this Day - Please plan accordingly and arrive early to purchase team gear

****We want to remind all our swimmers and families that team suits and team caps are mandatory at all meet. This does mean for meet warm-ups and all races. We are a team!***

 
 
 
 
 
SHARK PRIDE DAY 
Thursday, May 30th  
5:00-7:00pm (All Groups)
Thursday, May 30th is Shark Pride Day and  our Team Suit Fitting. On this day all groups will be swimming together from 5:00-7:00pm.  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***
 
 
 
 
 
SR / JR2 / JR GROUP – FIRST DAY OF SUMMER MORNING PRACTICE
Wednesday, June 12th 6:45-9am
The first day of summer long course morning practice for the Senior, Junior 2 and Junior Group will be Wednesday, June 12th. Summer mornings will be held from 6:45-9am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Morning practice will continue through Wednesday, July 24th.
 
 
 
 
 
 
PANDA EXPRESS FUNDRAISER
SATURDAY JUNE 15th 2019
12pm - 9pm
Location : 972 Admiral Callaghan Ln Vallejo
On Saturday, June 15th don't cook, join us at Panda Express after the Dual meet. Have lunch or dinner from 12pm-9pm and help our VJO swimmers raise money. 20% of your proceeds go back to our hardworking swimmers. Invite all your friends and family too!
 
 
 
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATE
VJO Pool Party and Alumni Reunion
You are invited to VJO’s Annual Pool Party, Potluck & Alumni Reunion
WHEN: Saturday, June 30th, 2015
WHERE: Cunningham Pool
WHEN: 3-8pm 
Summer is officially here! Everyone into the P-O- O-L !!!!!
Come join us for an afternoon of family fun with swim relays, inner tubes races, high dive excitement and music. Winners will get bragging rights for the whole summer. Help us spread the word to all VJO Alumni to join in on the fun. And it wouldn’t be a party without some delicious food ….PLEASE bring some food to share. Come join us for a fun event for the whole family!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUMMER PRE-TEAM SWIM PROGRAM 2019 (June 3rd - Oct 30th 2019)
Vallejo Aquatics is excited to offer the Summer Pre-Team Swim Program; designed for beginner level swimmers wanting to join and be part of the swim team. Our Pre-Team Program will start June 1st. This program is the perfect way to learn to swim and get swim team ready. Our professional coach staff will teach you to:
  • Swim a length of the pool (25 yards) freestyle using side breathing
  • Swim and length of the pool (25 yards) backstroke without stopping
  • Learn the basics of breaststroke
  • Learn the basics of butterfly
  • Learn a front somersault
  • Learn a head first dive
Requirements: Must be able to swim a length of the pool (25 yards) and be comfortable in the deep end.
Schedule: 6:00-6:45pm Monday-Thursday 
Fees: $80 per month & $45 Pacific Swimming Summer Registration Fee (onetime fee, good for entire summer)
 
 
 
 
 
 
PARENTS – COME JOIN OUR VJO MASTERS SWIM GROUP
Interested in getting in a good swim workout in or learning how to swim more effectively? Come join our VJO Masters Swim Group on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm. Met our amazing new Masters Coach Brendan Kerney.
WORKOUT TIME: Monday and Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm
COST: $30/ month 
            $10 drop-in fee
USMS REG: Adults must be registered with US Masters Swimming to participate
COACH: Our Masters coach is Brendan Kerney. He has been coaching for over 15 year, is a past VJO swimmer and VJO swim coach and is currently the Vallejo HS Head Swim Coach and VJO Junior 2 Group Coach. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS: 
 
NAPA VALLEY LONG COURSE C/B/A+ MEET  ***OPEN***
June 22-23rd 2019
The Napa Valley Swim Team Long Course Meet is NOW OPEN ONLINE for ENTRIES. The Napa Long Course Meet will be held on June 22-23rd at the Napa Valley College Pool. This is the last long course meet of the year and is also the last meet to qualify for summer Junior Olympic Champs. Hammerheads, Leopard and Mako Group this is an optional meet for you as most of you will be swimming in the June 15th Dual Meet
DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 12th 2019
TIME: Please arrive at 7:15am each day. Warm-ups will start at 7:30am and the meet will start at 9:00am each day.
LOCATION: Napa Valley College. 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy., Napa, CA
EVENTS: Please speak with your coach if you have questions about what events to enter.
Hammerheads 1 & 2:  Please remember this meet is optional and you all should be attending the June 15th Dual Meet. Talk to your coach before entering events. Only enter events your swimmer is ready for. Hammerheads MAY NOT enter any breaststoke or butterfly events without prior approval from your coach. 
Leopard & Mako:   Please remember this meet is optional and you all should only be attending the June 15th Dual Meet. 
JR, JR2 & SR Group: The event of the meet is 400 free on Sunday. All JR, JR2 and SR swimmers should be entering the 400 free at this meet.

 

 

 

SUMMER SANDERS LC SR MEET (for qualified SR group swimmers)
June 6-9th 2019
The Summer Sanders Long Course Senior Meet on June 6-9th 2019 is STILL OPEN FOR ENTRIES. This meet will be held at the Roseville Aquatics Center in Sacromento. This is a Senior Group qualifying meet so, all VJO Senior Group swimmers must meet the qualifying time standards to be eligible to swim.  Please sign up ASAP as meet will fill.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MAY 2019 CALENDAR
 
 
 
 
 
2019 VJO SPRING / SUMMER SCHEDULE 
 
MAY
May 22           - Mako Group Parent Meeting (6:30-7:30pm, bleachers)  ***ADDED***
                       - Junior Group Parent Meeting (5-6pm , bleachers)  ***ADDED***
May 23           - Leopard Group Parent Meeting (6:30-7:30pm , bleachers)  ***ADDED***
May 25           - Long Course Morning Practice (All Groups @ 7:00am)
May 27           - NO PRACTICE (Memorial Day)
May 30           - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
                       - Team Suit Fitting Day (4-7pm, Cunningham Pool) ***ADDED***
 
JUNE  
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)
                        - JR & SR Group Long Course Practice (7-9am)
                        - Panda Express Fundraiser (12-9pm, Vallejo) ***ADDED***
June 20           - Bring A Friend Day ***ADDED***
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 (3-8pm, Cunningham Pool) ***TIME CHANGED***
 
JULY  
July 4th           -  Vallejo 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 25             - 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 
Aug 2-4          - REAL Summer Championships (All Groups, Santa Rosa JC)
Aug 5-18         - Team Break (two weeks)
Aug 19            - First Day of Fall Practice