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Weekly Mailer
SASO DISTACE MEET RECAP
Great job to all of our VJO swimmers that competed at the SASO Distance Meet last Friday January 24th.  We had 41 VJO swimmers attend the meet. Our swimmers achieved 31 new best times and we had 7 first time ever swims.  We are super proud of all our swimmer that had the courage to swim a new event for the first time.  We know swimming a new event for the first time can be scary, but you guys ROCKED IT!  Our swimmers also achieved 2 new Far Western qualifying times, 2 new "A" times, 2 new "BB" times and 4 new "B" times.
We would also like to give a special shout out to Aliyah Iwuoma who swam in her first ever swim meet. Great Job Aliyah!
 
TIME STANDARDS
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
 
SHARK PRIDE DAY this THURSDAY  
Thursday, January 30th 
5:00-6:30pm (All Groups)
This Thursday January 30th is Shark Pride Day.  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***
 
 
 
 
 
FRIDAY FEB 7th - PRACTICE AT ACHS POOL
On Friday February 7th we will be holding VJO practice at the ACHS Pool instead of at Cunningham Pool.  All our parents will be setting up the meet from 6-8pm and our athletes will be swimming at the following times:
6-8pm  SR/JR2/JR
6-7pm  Leopard & Mako Groups 
6-7pm  Hammerhead 1 & 2 Groups
Everyone please come and help us set up our home meet. We need all the help we can get to be able to set up in one night.
LOCATION:  American Canyon High School Pool (3000 Newell Dr, American Canyon, CA 94503) 

 

 
 
 
NO PRACTICE - Monday February 10th
There will be NO PRACTICE on Monday, February 10th.  This is a meet recovery day for all swimmers, coaches and parents. We will see everyone back on the pool deck on Tuesday, February 11th.
 
 
 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE - Monday February 17th
There will be NO PRACTICE on Monday, February 17th.  This is President's Day Holiday. We will see everyone back on the pool deck on Tuesday, February 18th. Have a great Holiday!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHIPOTLE DINE OUT FUNDRAISER
Wednesday, February 5th 
5-9pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VJO GIES ICE SKATING & ICE CREAM AT FENTONS
Saturday February 15th
12-2:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
POLAR BEAR CLUB 
In an effort to encourage VJO swimmers to keep their attendance up during the Winter Months, we are bringing back the Polar Bear ClubThe Polar Bear Club will start December 1st and run through the end of February. The VJO coaching staff will track daily practice attendance and award participation based on swimmers attendance to practice and events. VJO will provide prizes for those meeting qualifying levels.
 
Although we encourage all team members to attend as many practices as possible, each practice group will have attendance prize requirements on a sliding scale to reflect the monthly expectations of each group.  Prizes will be given out to swimmers monthly. Prize levels are as follows:
PRIZE LEVELS: 
  • Prize Level 1 – Polar Bear Club Pin 
    • Attendance prize requirements for each group for Dec, Jan & Feb:
    • Senior -80%
    • Leopard, Junior & Junior 2 Group – 70%
    • Mako Sharks - 60%
    • Hammerheads 2 - 50%
    • Hammerheads 1 - 40%
  • Prize Level 2 – Polar Bear Club Pin & Bumper Sticker
    • Attendance prize requirements for each group for Dec, Jan & Feb:
    • Senior -90%
    • Leopard, Junior & Junior 2 Group – 80%
    • Mako Sharks - 70%
    • Hammerheads 2 - 60%
    • Hammerheads 1 - 50%
*Meets, Social Events and Saturday Practices will be given as extra credit attendance days.*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT 
Every Thursday in the Winter months is Hot Chocolate Night!  We are still in need of HCN items for this week. Please drop off snack items on the table next to the Shark Tank. Thank you everyone for all the snack donations. 
Thank you! 
ITEMS NEEDED:
     ALL FOOD items still needed at this time
     8oz cups & 8oz Lids Needed
     Large size Boats Needed
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IMPORTANT INFO & UPDATES:
 
***TEAM SUITS & TEAM CAPS REQUIRED AT MEETS***
This is a reminder that VJO Team Suits and Team Caps 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. Make sure that you are wearing your team suit for warm-ups and all events.
 
 
 
HOW TO ORDER A TEAM SUIT OR TEAM PARKA?
Don't worry if you missed our team suit fitting day this fall. 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
 
 
 
 
MAKING WAVES SWIM SHOP HAS MOVED
**** New Address****
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEET S: 
 
 
VJO FEBRUARY C/B/A MEET  
*** TOMORROW IS LAST DAY TO ENTER*** 
February 8-9th 2020
ENTRY DEADLINE - Wednesday January 29th
Tomorrow will be the last day to enter our VJO “February Frost” CBA Meet on February 8-9th. This is a home meet, but it will be held at the American Canyon High School Pool. Please note the venue has changed for our home meet to the American Canyon High School Pool.  This meet is recommended for ALL VJO swimmers. Please get sign up today if you havent already. 
 
ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 29th 
LOCATION: American Canyon High School Pool (3000 Newell Dr, American Canyon, CA 94503) 
***VENUE CHANGE***
 
TIME:      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. 
 
Friday Feb 7th Practice at ACHS Pool - On Friday February 7th we will hold VJO practice at the ACHS Pool instead of at Cunningham Pool.  All our parents will be setting up the meet from 6-8pm and our athletes will be swimming at the following times:
6-8pm  SR/JR2/JR
6-7pm  Leopard & Mako Groups 
6-7pm  Hammerhead 1 & 2 Groups
 
EVENTS: Please speak with your coach if you have questions about what events to enter. Leopard, Mako, JR’s & SR please enter 3 events a day (one challenging event, one favorite event and one to keep you well rounded). 
Senior & Junior 2 Groups -  Swimmers in the Senior and Junior 2 Groups should all enter the 200 back on Saturday. This is your event of the meet. Please remember that all JR2 and SR should also be swimming an IM event every meet. IM is the focus event of the year. If you need an entry time, contact Coach Jennifer.
Junior Group - Swimmers in the Junior Group should all enter the 200 IM. This is your event of the meet.  If you need an entry time, contact Coach Maureen.
 
10 Volunteer Hours Required - Families don't forget you are required to work a minimum of 10 hours at each home meet.   Link to Sign-up for Volunteer Positions https://www.teamunify.com/EvJobSignup.jsp?team=vjo&event_id=1118399&account_id=1770833
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2020 VJO SCHEDULE : ***UPDATED***
 
JANUARY
Jan 30       - Shark Pride Day (5-6:30pm, All Groups)
 
FEBRUARY
Feb 1       - SR/JR2/JR Saturday Practice (8-10am)
Feb 7-9    - VJO Home C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, American Canyon High School Pool) ***OPEN***
Feb 10     - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
Feb 14      - Regular Practice 
Feb 15      - SR/JR2/JR Saturday Morning Practice  (8-10am)
Feb 15      - VJO Goes Ice Skating (12-2:30pm, Vacaville Ice Sports, Fenton's afterwards)
Feb 17      - President's Day (NO PRACTICE)
Feb 22      - SR/JR2/JR  Saturday Morning Practice  (8-10am)
Feb 27      - Shark Pride Day (5-6:30pm, All groups)
Feb 29      - Saturday Morning Practice (JR/JR2/SR,  8-10am)
 
MARCH
March 1          - Zone All Star Meet (Qualifying, Santa Clara)
March 7          -  Saturday Morning Practice (JR/JR2/SR,  8-10am)
March 13-15  - Spring Junior Olympic Champs (14&under Qualifying Meet, Santa Clara)
March 17th     - St Patrick's Day (Regular Practice)
March 21-22  - Hills Hurricane C/B/BB+ Meet (All Groups, Moraga)
March 23      - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
March 26       - Shark Pride Day (5-6:30pm, All Groups)
March 28       -  Saturday Morning Practice LC (JR/JR2/SR, 7:45 -10am)
March 29       - VJO Spaghetti Feed (2-5pm, ACHS Cafeteria) ***DATE CHANGE***
 
APRIL
April 2-5      - Far Western Championships (Qualifying Meet, Pleasanton)
April 10         - Combined Practice Day
                              JR/JR2/SR      4-6pm
                                   H1/H2/LS/MS  6-7pm
April 11         - Long Course Morning Practice (All Groups)
                              JR/JR2/SR      7:45-10am
                                    H1/H2/LS/MS  9-10am
April 17-19    - Westside LC Meet (All Groups, Petaluma)
April 20         - NO PARCTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
April 25         - 10 & Under Champs Meet (Qualifying, Sunnyvale)
April 30         - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm)
 
MAY
May 2          - LC Morning Practice (7:45-10am) *Tentative*
May 9          - LC Morning Practice (7:45-10am)  *Tentative*
May 16        - LC Morning Practice (7:45-10am)  *Tentative*
May 23        - LC Morning Practice (7:45-10am) 
May 25        - Memorial Day (NO PRACTICE)
May 28        - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm)
May 29-31   - VJO LC C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool)
 
JUNE  ***JUST ADDED***
June 1        - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
June 12-14 - San Diego "Splash and Dash" (Qualifying, Southwestern College, Chula Vista)
June 21-28  - Olympic Trials (Omaha, NE)
June 30      - Swim-A-Thon (Tentative)
 
JULY  ***JUST ADDED***
July 4th       - Vallejo 4th of July Parade
July 10-12  - 14 & Under Junior Olympic Champs (Qualifying, San Jose)
July 17-19  - Ukiah Dolphins Meet (All Team, Camping)
July 23-26  - Far Western Championships (Qualifying, Concord)
July 27-30   - REAL Spirit Week (Combined Practice Sched)
4:30-6:30pm – 13 & Overs
6:00-7:30pm – 12 & Unders
July 30-Aug 2   - Futures Championships (SR Qualifying, Irvine)
July 31-Aug 2   - REAL Championships (All Team, Napa)