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Weekly Mailer
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL VJO MEET!
We had another successful meet! Thank you to everyone who helped out this past weekend. This was the first meet we had away from our VJO pool and everyone stepped up to face the challenge and the strong winds. We had great reviews on how smooth the meet ran and it's all because of all of you. We truly have an amazing team! We appreciate all the help. Go Sharks!
- Joe & Gigi Sapida
 
*Meet results for the VJO February Frost Meet are not out yet. Results will be posted to the pacswim.org and swimconnect.com website within the next couple days*
 
 
 
 
 
CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER HUGE SUCCESS!
Last week's Chipotle Dine Out Fundraiser was a huge success!  We had a huge crowd at Chipotle and your hungry swimmers and families raised our club over $600 dollars.  Thanks you so much for all of your support! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
VJO GIES ICE SKATING & ICE CREAM AT FENTONS
Saturday February 15th
12-2:30pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SHARK PRIDE DAY ***DATE CHANGE***  
Thursday, February 20th 
5:00-6:30pm (All Groups)
Shark Pride Day has CHANGED to Thursday, February 20th.  This day has changed due to our facility move the last week of February. 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***
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SHARETEA  FUNDRAISER
Wednesday March 11th 2020
12pm-9pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LASY HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT - Thursday February20th
We only have TWO Hot Chocolate Nights left!  Unfortunately we will have to end Hot Chocolate Night early this year. The last day of HCN will be Thursday February 20th. This change is due to our facility move up to Solano College. Unfortunately, we do not have the storage at Solano College to keep all our HCN supplies up there.  Please make sure to bring in snack item to make these last two HCN's GREAT! 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
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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: 
 
HILLS HURRICANE C/B/BB+ MEET
***NOW OPEN***
MARCH 21-22th 2020
SIGN UP BY - Sunday, February 29th
The HILLS Hurricane C/B/BB+ Meet on March 21-22 is NOW OPEN for ENTRIES online. This meet will be held at the Soda Aquatics Center at Campolindo High School.  Please enter ASAP! This meet will fill quickly and close early. This meet is estimated to fill by next weekend. Don’t miss this great racing opportunity. This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers. This will be our team meet for the month of March. Go SHARKS!
TIME: Arrive at 7:15am. Warm-ups will start at 7:30am. Meet will start at 9:00am
SIGN UP BY: Sunday February 29th
LOCATION: SODA AQUATIC CENTER at CAMPOLINDO HIGH SCHOOL: 300 Moraga Road, Moraga, CA
EVENTS: Please speak with your coach if you have questions about what events to enter.
Hammerhead 1 & 2 Groups: Please speak with your coach to make sure you enter events that you are ready to swim. Do not enter breaststroke or butterfly events without prior approval from your coach.
Leopard & Mako: Please enter at least 3 events a day (one challenging event, one favorite event and one to keep you well rounded). Do not enter 100’s or 200’s of stroke (fly, back and breast) without prior approval of your coach.
JR, JR2 & SR: Please enter at least 3 events a day (one challenging event, one favorite event and one to keep you well rounded). Swimmers do have the option to enter 4 events per day if they are interested.
LIVE RESULTS: Live meet result will be available online at http://results.teamunify.com/pchhs/index.html
 
 
 
 
 
 
JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS
***NOW OPEN***
March 13th-15th 2020
The 2020 Spring Junior Olympic Championships (14 & Under) is OPEN for entries. The meet will be held on March 13-15 at the George Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara. All swimmers must have achieved a Junior Olympic time standard to enter this meet.
LOCATION: George Haines International Swim Center, 2625 Patricia Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95051 
ENTRY DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 4th 2020 @ 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.
 
 
 
 
 
2020 VJO SCHEDULE : ***UPDATED***
 
FEBRUARY
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 20      - Shark Pride Day (5-6:30pm, All groups) ***DATE CHANGE***
Feb 20     - LAST HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT ***DATE CHANGE***
Feb 22      - SATURDAY PRACTICE ALL GROUPS ***LAST PRACTICE AT CUNNINGHAM***
H1&H2  9-10am
LS & MS 9-10am
JR/JR2/SR 8-10am
Feb 24      - First Day of Practice at Solano College ***NEW PRACTICE TIMES*** 
Senior Group    W/F   5:30-7:00am 
M-F    5:30-7:30pm
*7:30-7:45pm covering pool*
Junior 2 Group   M-F   5:30-7:30pm  
*7:30-7:45pm covering pool*
Junior Group     M/W/F  5:30-7:30pm 
T/TH  6:00-7:30pm 
*7:30-7:45pm covering pool*
Mako & Leopard Sharks  M/W/F  6:30-7:30pm
T/TH 6-7:30pm
*7:30-7:45pm covering pool*
Hammerhead 2  M-F 6:30-7:30pm
*7:30-7:45pm covering pool*
Hammerhead 1   M-F 6:30-7:15pm
Masters    6:30-7:30pm (M/W/F)
*7:30-7:45pm covering pool*
Feb 29      - JR/JR2/SR Saturday Morning Practice (TBA)
 
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 (All Groups, TBA)
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 26         - 10 & Under Champs Meet (Qualifying, Sunnyvale) ***DATE CHANGE***
***The 10&Under Champs meet will no longer be held on Saturday, March 25th. The meet will now be held on Sunday March 26th.***
April 30         - Shark Pride Day (TBA)
 
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 (TBA)
May 29-31   - VJO LC C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool)
 
JUNE 
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  
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)