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Weekly Mailer
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
LAST CHANCE FOR FITTER & FASTER SWIM CLINIC
October 12-13th 2019
This is an important reminder to sign up ASAP for the Fitter and Faster  Freestyle and Backstroke  swim camp at Cunningham Pool on October 12 & 13! 
There will be two sessions each day, one for swimmers ages 11 and under and one for swimmers ages 12 and older.
The curriculum each day will be: 
October 12:    Fast Freestyle Technique
October 13:    Powerful Backstroke Technique
Each session will be led by Elite Clinician and Olympic gold medalist  Nick Thoman !
We cannot wait for this event and we strongly recommend everyone click the link below to register ASAP! 
See you all there!
 
 
 
 
 
 
HALLOWEEN SHARK PRIDE DAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE  - Thursday, October 31th
There will be NO PRACTICE on Thursday October 31st, Halloween. We hope everyone has a fun and safe time Trick-or-Treating. We will see everyone back on the pool deck on Friday.

 

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT 
 
 
 
 

 

 
APPLEBEE'S FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER
Come on down and enjoy a short stack for a tall cause. You’re invited to an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser to support Vallejo Aquatic Club. All proceeds go directly to our VJO team. $10.00 per person will get you pancakes, bacon and potatoes along with juice or coffee served by our amazing swimmers. We are encouraging everyone to please sell five (5) tickets and help raise money for the team.
 
Applebee’s gives back to Vallejo Aquatics swim team.  Applebee’s will be opened for breakfast EXCLUSIVELY for the VJO Breakfast.  LET'S TAKEOVER THE ENTIRE RESTAURANT. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to buy new lane lines, lap counters and other needed team equipment.  
When: November 9, 2019
Time: 8:00 -10:00 AM 
Where: Applebee’s Vallejo (1041 Admiral Callaghan Ln Vallejo, CA  94591)
Ticket price: $10.00
  • VJO Swimmers 13 years and older will be the waiters and waitresses.  They will take orders and service you, your family, and invited guest.
  • VJO swimmers 12 and younger can sign up to be the maitre-d's.  They will greet your invited guests and seat them at tables.
  • Swimmers will also help sell raffle tickets at the breakfast for a chance to win a gift basket.  
  • Attire: VJO Turquoise shirts and black bottoms for servers and greeters
Jennifer Matteo (Event Coordinator)will be handing out tickets to sell at the pool on Tuesday, October 8th between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm.   Last minute guests can buy a ticket at the door.

Let’s fill up the restaurant with invited guests and family!  Share the VJO spirit, eat, fundraise and have fun!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VJO BREAST CANCER AWARENESS FUNDRAISER
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness VJO is selling Pink VJO Team T-Shirts and Pink Team Caps. The proceeds will be donated to a Breast Cancer Foundation.  Last year we donated $100 to the Pink Fund.  Let's meet or exceed that this year! The Coaches will be wearing these pink team shirts at practice and at our October Meets and we invite you to do the same.  Attached is the order form that can be filled out and left in the "Team Apparel" file folder.   Payment can be charged to your account or you can pay by cash or check.
Breast Cancer Team T-Shirt - $20
Silicone Breast Cancer Cap - $20
Latex Breast Cancer Cap - $15
Order Forms Due By:  Wednesday, October 9th
QUESTIONS: Contact Madelyn Cueva at treasurer@vallejoaquatics.org 
 
 
 
 
TIME TO RENEW YOUR PACIFIC SWIMMING REGISTRATION
It’s time to renew your Pacific Swimming  Registration for the 2020 season. If you started after June 01, 2019 you are probably already covered until December 2020. If you are not sure please email Blanca or talk to her on the pool deck. Families please write a check ($73 per swimmer) made out to "PACIFIC SWIMMING" and place in the Membership File Folder at the pool. All checks are due by November 1st 2019.
Due:                  November 1st, 2019
Amount:           $73.00 (for each swimmer)
Payable to:       PACIFIC SWIMMING
Place checks in the Membership File Folder
What is the Pacific Swimming Registration Fee?
The Pacific Swimming Registration fee provides the swimmer with a National Registration Number (USA number), which is used when entering all swim meets, and USA insurance coverage during workouts and meets.  This Registration is required each calendar year to renew membership to Pacific Swimming.
USA Swimming no longer mails out Registration/Membership cards. Once the member is in the database, registration can be verified online and you can print your own registration card through www.usaswimming.org/deckpass
-  Pacific Swimming also participates in the USA Swimming Outreach Program and offers registration at the USA Swimming registration fee of $5.00 with no additional fees to Pacific Swimming. Valid September 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020. Please fill out Outreach athlete application and provide needed documentation.
       - Any change of address or information, please fill out a new Pacific swimming registration form.
 
Even though the fee is not due until November 1st, you may pay now. Do not wait to the last minute. The sooner the better.
QUESTIONS:  If you have any questions please contact Blanca (Membership Chair) at info@vallejoaquatics.org.
 

 

 

 

 
 
IMPORTANT INFO & UPDATES:
 
WHAT IF I MISSED TEAM SUIT FITTING DAY ?
Don't worry if you missed our team suit fitting day last week. You can place team suit, team warm-ups, and team parka orders in person or online at any time. Make sure to try on the team suit before you place your order as our team suit brand has changed this year to Nike.
To Order Team Suits
1. Place an order online at  https://makingwavesusa.com/team/vallejo-aquatics/
Password: Vallejo
2. Drive down to "Making Waves Swim Shop" in Walnut Creek and order a team suit in person. Please make sure to bring in a completed order form to the store.
2019 Order Forms and the link to order online. 
Password: Vallejo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SIGNED USA SWIMMING "MAAPP" POLICIES NEEDED FROM ALL FAMILIES
Starting June 23rd 2019 the Vallejo Aquatic Club adopted the new USA Swimming Policy for both 
"Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy" 
"Athlete Protection Training for Athletes 18+"
The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy must be reviewed and agreed to in writing by all athletes, parents, coaches and other non-athlete members of the Vallejo Aquatic Club. This written agreement will be retained by the club and renewed on an annual basis per USA Swimming policy. Place signed agreements in the Membership File Folder
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FALL PRE-TEAM SWIM PROGRAM 2019 (through - Oct 30th 2019)
Vallejo Aquatics is excited to offer the 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 & $73 Pacific Swimming Registration Fee (onetime fee, good for entire 2020 year)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Masters Coach Brendan Kearney.
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 Kearney. 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 MEET S: 
 
SENIOR GROUP - ORINDA SR OPEN MEET - OCT 19/20th
Senior Group Swimmers, the Orinda Senior Open Meet on October 19/20th is NOW CLOSED for entries. 
LOCATION: Campolindo High School, Moraga.
TIME:  Arrive at the Cunningham Pool at 6:15am. 
TRAVELING TOGETHER - For Senior level meets our VJO swimmers travel together.  I will need two parents to drive ALL our swimmers to the meet and back each day.  We will meet at the Cunningham Pool at 6:15am each morning.  Parents, the rest of you are always welcome to come out and cheer on our Seniors. Our Senior swimmers just need to travel together as a team. 
TEAM SUITS REQUIRED: This is a reminder that VJO Team Suits are required at ALL team meets. Please make sure you have your team suit. You can order a team suit through Making Waves Swim Shop at any time.
 
 
 
NAPA VALLEY SWIM TEAM C/B/A+ MEET ***OPEN***
November 2-3rd 2019
Vintage High School
The Napa Valley Swim Team C/B/A+ Meet on November 2-3 is open for entries and will be the team designated meet for the month of November.  This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers except for SR group swimmers. Get signed up today!  
Location: Vintage High School, 1375 Trower Ave. NAPA CA 94558
Time: Arrive at 8:15am. We will get in as a team to warm-up at 8:30am. The meet will begin at 10:00am each day.  
Events:
Leopard, Mako, JR, JR2 Groups - Please enter 3 events each day. Choose one favorite event, one challenging event and one event to keep you well rounded.
Hammerhead 1 & 2 Groups - Please talk to coach Daniel about what events he recommends you swim prior to entering. Do not enter your child in events they are not ready for. 
***Senior Group - This meet is not recommended for the SR Group. The Senior Group will be attending the VJO SR Open Meet on Nov 16-17 weekend***
TEAM SUITS REQUIRED:  This is a reminder that VJO Team Suits are required at ALL team meets. Please make sure you have your team suit. You can order a team suit through Making Waves Swim Shop at any time.
 
 
 
 
NEPTUNE SWIMMING C/B/A+ MEET ***OPEN***
December 13-15th 2019
Santa Rosa Junior College
The Neptune Swimming C/B/A+ Meet on December 13-15 is NOW OPEN for entries and will be the team designated meet for the month of December.  This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers except for SR group swimmers. Get signed up today!  
Enter Online:   www.fastswims.com
Location: : Quinn Swim Center, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA.
Time: Arrive at 7:15am. We will get in as a team to warm-up at 7:30am. The meet will begin at 9:00am each day.  
Events:
Leopard, Mako, JR, JR2 Groups - Please enter 3 events each day. Choose one favorite event, one challenging event and one event to keep you well rounded.
Hammerhead 1 & 2 Groups - Please talk to coach Daniel about what events he recommends you swim prior to entering. Do not enter your child in events they are not ready for. 
***Senior Group - This meet is not recommended for the SR Group. The Senior Group will be attending the WCAB SR II Trial/Finals Meet on Dec 6-7 weekend***
TEAM SUITS REQUIRED:  This is a reminder that VJO Team Suits are required at ALL team meets. Please make sure you have your team suit. You can order a team suit through Making Waves Swim Shop at any time.
 
 
 
 
 
2019 VJO FALL/WINTER SCHEDULE :
 
OCTOBER
Oct 12-13   - Fitter & Faster Swim Clinic (Cunningham Pool) ***OPEN*** 
Oct 14th    -  Regular Practice All Groups (Happy Columbus Day!)
Oct 19-20   - OAPB Senior Open Meet (Senior Grp Only, Moraga,CA)
Oct 24        -  Halloween Shark Pride Day & Potluck (5-7pm, All Groups)
Oct 31        - NO PRACTICE (Happy Halloween!)
 
NOVEMBER
Nov 2-4     - NAPA Valley Swim Team C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups) ***OPEN*** 
Nov 9        - Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser (8-10am, Vallejo)
Nov 16-17 - VJO Senior Open Meet (Cunningham Pool, Qualified SR Grp) ***OPEN*** 
Nov 21       - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
Nov 28-29 - NO PRACTICE (Happy Thanksgiving!)
Nov 28       - Turkey Trot (Fairfield,CA)
 
DECEMBER
Dec 6-8     - Junior Olympic 14 & Under Champs (QSS, San Jose, CA)
Dec 7-8     - Senior 2 Trials & Finals (WCAB, Pleasant Hill, CA)
Dec 13-15 - Speedo Sectional Championships (Qualified SR Groupers)
Dec 13-15 - Neptune Swimming C/B/A+ Meet (Santa Rosa, CA) ***OPEN*** 
Dec 23-27 - NO PRACTICE (Happy Holidays!)
 
JANUARY
Jan 18-19  - Winter Zone 3 Championships (Qualifying Meet, SRJC)
Jan 20       - NO PRACTICE (MLK Holiday)