October 28, 2020
SAVE THE DATE:
VJO Intrasquad Meet (ALL GROUPS)
Saturday, November 14th 2020
On Saturday, November 14th we will be hosting an Intrasquad Meet at the Cunningham Pool for all VJO swimmers
Time: Warm-ups will be from 7:30-8:15am for 11 & Over and 8:30-9:00am for 10 & Under athletes. Meet will start at 9:00am and will last about 2.5-3 hours. Entry will be up online on our team website in the next couple of days.
VJO Dual Meet vs SASO (ALL GROUPS)
Saturday, December 5th 2020
On Saturday, December 5th we will host a Dual Meet against the SASO team at the Cunningham Pool. More information to come soon.
SOCIALLY DISTANCED HALLOWEEN PRACTICE
The swimmers have spoken and made it clear that they would like to do something to celebrate Halloween. We recognize that we cannot have our traditional Halloween Shark Pride Celebration, but we have come up with a socially distanced Halloween event.
Each practice group will celebrate separately within their own practice group time. All swimmers are invited to wear costumes to practice and participate in a costume parade around the field at the start of practice. Please make sure to have your swimsuit on underneath your costume! We will also be giving out prizes for best costumes. We will have a parent there to take photos of our “Halloween Parade” so we can share them with all of you on our team facebook and team Instagram account. On this day the coaches will also have a fun Halloween themed practice for all groups. After practice swimmers will receive a Halloween Goodie Bag and we will offer some parent donated pre-packaged treats.
We are asking parents for donations of pre-packaged treats, so the swimmers have a little something to take home after practice. Please bring in these treats on the day and time of your child's Halloween practice. We have listed the number of swimmers in each group below. We know it won’t be quite like the amazing Halloween themed food of past years, but some ideas are:
Mini cans of Pringles
Individual bags of popcorn, pretzels or chips
Mini-packs of cookies, twinkies, other snack foods
Please bring in your pre-packaged treats at the start of your child's Halloween practice.
Halloween Celebrations Practice Days/Times:
H3 -- Thursday, October 29 at 4:45pm (9 swimmers)
H1 -- Friday, October 30 at 3:15pm (9 swimmers)
H2 -- Saturday, October 31 at 8:45am (5 swimmers)
Leopard-- Saturday, October 31 at 9:00am (13 swimmers)
Mako --Saturday, October 31 at 9:45am (17 swimmers)
Junior --Saturday, October 31 at 7:30am (15 swimmers)
Pre-Senior & Senior --Saturday, October 31 at 7:30am (18 swimmers)
Thank you to Genevieve McQuilling and Gigi Sapida for organizing this event and putting together the Goodie Bags.
FIRST INTRASQUAD MEET RECAP
Last Friday we hosted our first sanctioned Intrasquad Swim Meet of the season. The meet went very smooth. Our older swimmers did a great job following all the new COVID meet policies and procedures in place. We are now ready to host an Intrasquad Meet with our entire team. We are very excited to have our entire team at our next VJO Intrasquad Meet on Saturday, Nov 14th. Online meet entries will open in the next couple days on our team website. Our coaching staff will go through the new COVID Meet Policies and Procedures with all of our swimmers prior to the meet. We will also email out the new COVID Meet Policies and Procedures. Our swimmers safety is our top priority.
ELSMORE SWIM SHOP
New VJO Team Store
We have switched our team gear over to a new Swim Shop that is coming into town. We will now be going through Elsmore Swim Shop for all of our Team Suits, Team Parkas and Team Apparel. You can now start ordering Team Suits, Team Parkas and equipment online. More team gear will be added to our Team Store soon. Click on the link below to go to our New Team Store at Elsmore Swim Shop. You will notice better pricing and better service at the new swim shop. Products only available online for the time being, store location in Walnut Creek coming soon!
You can now start ordering Team Suits and Team Parkas
All other Team Gear will be added to the New VJO Team Store soon
NEW TEAM STORE LINK : https://elsmoreswim.com/teams/
10% OFF DISCOUNT CODE: "VALLEJO"
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 meets. We invite you to do the same. Below is the online order form:
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 [email protected] or (707)292-6473 cell
REMINDER - VJO FALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE :
H1 M/W/F 3:15-4:15pm
H2 T/Th 3:15-4:15pm
H3 T/W/Th 4:45-5:45pm
Leopard T/W/Th 3:30-5:00pm (dryland 3:30-4:15pm)
Mako T/W/Th 5:00-6:30pm (dryland 5:00-5:45pm)
Junior M/F 5:30-7:45pm (dryland 5:30-6:30pm)
Pre-Senior (JR2) & Senior Group
M/F 4:00-6:15 (dryland 5:30-6:15pm)
W 5:30-7:45pm (dryland 5:30-6:30pm)
Masters (18 & Over Adults)
*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.
SAVE THE DATE:
Thus, Oct 29th - Halloween Practice for H3 Group (4:45pm)
Fri, Oct 30th - Halloween Practice for H1 Group (3:15pm)
Sat Oct 31th - Halloween Practice for H2, LS, MS, JR, PSR & SR Group
Sat, November 14th - VJO Intrasquad Meet (All Groups)
Sat, December 5th - VJO Dual Meet vs SASO (All Groups)