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Weekly Mailer
2020 VJO AWARDS CEREMONY
Thank you to everyone that was able attended our 2020 VJO Awards Ceremony on Saturday September 26th.  We had such a wonderful outdoor ceremony. It was great to see so many new and seasoned VJO families attending. We are so proud of all our VJO swimmers and all their accomplishments over the 2019/2020 swim season. We have such a hardworking and dedicated group of swimmers. Our coaches can't wait to see what they accomplish this upcoming year. Go SHARKS!  If you were unable to make it to the Awards Ceremony, you will be able to pick up your awards at the pool this week.  
 
We would like to give a special "Thank you" to Gigi Sapida and Jennifer Matteo for putting together and organizing this year's Awards Ceremony. They did a beautiful job. We appreciate all the time you spent to make this years Awards Ceremony such an amazing experience for our swimmers. Thank you!
 
AWARDS PICK-UP
If you were unable to attend our Awards Ceremony, you can pick up your awards at the pool.  The coaches will be handing the awards out during each groups practice time. Please see your coach. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank You for Attending the General Membership Meeting!
Thank you to everyone that attended our Mandatory General Membership Zoom Meeting (Parent Meeting) on Sunday, September 20th. We had an amazing turnout!  Below is a current list of our board and coaches contact information. We would like to welcome David McQuilling and  Jennifer Pettit to our board of directors. David will be taking over the position of Vice President and Jennifer will be taking over the position of Secretary on October 1st.  We would also like to welcome our two new Athlete Reps to our Board. Thank you to Zak Raymond and Olivia Pettit for becoming our 2020/2021 Athlete Reps.
2020/2021 Board Members & Team Chairpersons (starting October 1st)
VJO President - Heidi Scharffenberg  president@vallejoaquatics.org
VJO Vice President -  David McQuilling  vicepresident@vallejoaquatics.org
VJO Secretary - Jennifer Pettit secretary@vallejoaquatics.org
VJO Treasurer - Madelyn Cueva treasurer@vallejoaquatics.org
VJO Membership Chair - Blanca Prado  info@vallejoaquatics.org
VJO Official’s Chair - Kia Kalama officials@vallejoaquatics.org
VJO Meet Director's - Joe & Gigi Sapida meetdirector@vallejoaquatics.org  
Communications Chair -   communications@vallejoaquatics.org  
VJO Athlete Reps - Zakary Raymond zakraymond11@gmail.com 
                       Olivia Pettit  oliviasharkphin@gmail.com
Volunteer Coordinator - Melody Cannon, vhours@vallejoaquatics.org
Swim-A-thon Coordinator - Sarah Melanephy melanephymadhouse@gmail.com     
Event Coordinator - Jennifer Matteo events@vallejoaquatics.org
Team Attire - Madelyn Cueva,  treasurer@vallejoaquatics.org &
                      MJ Caballero emmee49@gmail.com
Zone 3 Athlete Rep - Gabriel Cueva - gcueva319@gmail.com
VJO Coaching Staff
Jennifer Thiem (Head Coach; Leopard, SR, Pre-Senior): jenniferthiem@vallejoaquatics.org
Maureen Orr (Junior & Mako Coach) maureen@vallejoaquatics.org  
Brendan Kearney (Pre-Senior & Masters Coach) brendan@vallejoaquatics.org
Daniel Chavez (Hammerheads Coach) daniel@vallejoaquatics.org
Angel Sapida (Hammerheads Coach) asapida02@gmail.com
Alyssa Powell (Leopard & Mako Coach) arqpowell@ucdavis.edu
 
 
If you were unable to attend the General Membership Meeting please contact Phil Grant at president@vallejoaquatics.org or pvgrant@comcast.net and he can send you the recorded Zoom Meeting. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 we invite you to do the same.  In the next couple of days an online rrder form will be emailed out.  Below are the item and price breakdown: 
Breast Cancer Team T-Shirt - $20
Silicone Breast Cancer Cap - $20
Latex Breast Cancer Cap - $15
Online Orders Due By:   ***While Supplies Last***
QUESTIONS: Contact Jennifer Thiem at jenniferthiem@vallejoaquatics.org 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VJO FALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE (started Monday, Aug 31st)
H1           M/W/F       3:15-4:15pm
 
H2           T/Th          3:15-4:15pm
                Sat           8:45-9:45am ***Updated Time***
 
H3           T/W/Th      4:45-5:45pm
 
Leopard  T/W/Th      3:30-5:00pm  (dryland 3:30-4:15pm)
                 Sat           9:00-10:00am
 
Mako       T/W/Th      5:00-6:30pm (dryland 5:00-5:45pm)
                 Sat           9:45-10:45am
 
Junior      M/F           5:30-7:45pm (dryland 5:30-6:30pm)
                 T/Th         6:15-7:45pm
                 Sat           7:30-9:00am  ***Updated Time***
 
Pre-Senior (JR2) & Senior Group
M/F        4:00-6:15 (dryland 5:30-6:15pm)
T/Th       5:45-7:30am
W           5:30-7:45pm (dryland 5:30-6:30pm)
Sat         7:30-9:15am  ***Updated Time***
 
Masters (18 & Over Adults)
         M/F       5:30-6:25pm
         Sat        8:00-8:55am
 
 
*Swimmers in the Hammerhead Groups will swim one per lane. Swimmers in the Leopard, Mako, Junior, Pre-Senior, Senior and Masters Groups will swim two per lane
 
*All groups’ practice times include a 15 minute line up time at the beginning for symptom checks, temp checks and lane assignments.  Groups will line up along the side gate of the pool and then be escorted by their coach to the Main entrance. Please remember there is no shared equipment allowed. Swimmers must come to practice in their suits and with their own equipment
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PRACTICE PROTOCOL PROCEDURES- CUNNINGHAM POOL
All VJO swimmers and families attending practice at the Cunningham Pool must read through our "Practice Protocol Procedures" PDF for Cunningham Pool.  We need all swimmers to know what to expect when they arrive for practice at the Cunningham Pool. The PDF will teach our swimmers the new protocol and procedures that we will be following at the Cunningham Pool.  These procedures are similar to both the American Canyon and Benicia Pool.