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UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
 
VJO INTRASQUAD MEET 
Saturday, February 13th 2021
We are looking forward to a great Intrasquad Meet this Saturday.  We have 47 VJO swimmer entered in the meet.  Please remember this is a re-seeded meet, so all heat and lane assignments will be emailed out the day before. We will also have two different warm-up times. Swimmers in the Senior, Pre-Senior, Junior and Mako Groups will warm-up from 7:30-8:15am.  Swimmers  in the Leopard Shark and Hammerhead Groups will warm-up from 8:30-9am. Warm-up lanes will be pre-assigned and emailed out the day prior. The meet will start at 9am and will end around 11:30am.  Good Luck to all of our VJO swimmers competing.
 
SPECTATORS:  This is a reminder that there are NO SECTATORS allowed on the pool deck during the event. All spectators will need to view from outside the fenced area. Only essential volunteers, swimmers and coaches will be allowed on the pool deck.
LOCATION: Cunningham Pool (801 Heartwood Ave, Vallejo CA 94591)
TIME:  Warm-ups will be from 7:30-8:15am  - Senior, Pre-Senior, Junior and Mako Groups
                                                 8:30-9:00am - Leopard Shark and Hammerhead Groups
            Meet will start at  9:00am
ENTRY FEE: $30 participation flat fee per Athlete. All entry fees will be billed to the athletes team account on file.
 
  ***There will be NO PRACTICE  this day. We will be holding a swim meet instead.***
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
REMINDER - VJO TEAM SUITS & CAPS MANDATORY AT ALL MEETS
This is a reminder that VJO Team Suits and Team Caps are mandatory at all meets. I know it has been close to 10 months since most of our swimmers have competed and it has been brought to my attention that many of our VJO swimmers team suits are too small now. Please do your best to be in a VJO team suit at the upcoming meet.  If your old team suit does not fit please get a new team suit ordered ASAP. Contact Coach Jennifer if you have any problems with your team suit for the upcoming meet on November 14th.  Below I have included the link and info to order a VJO team suit.

ALL SWIMMERS MUST BE IN A TEAM SUIT AT MEETS

 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE - SATURDAY FEBRUARY 13th (Intrasquad Meet)
There will be no practice this Saturday, February 13th. We will be having a team Intrasquad Meet this day instead. 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE - MONDAY FEBRUARY 15th (President's day)
There will be no practice this Monday, February 15th. We hope everyone has a great President's Day Holiday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
IMPORTANT UPDATES:
 
PANDA EXPRESS FUNDRAISER - "Thank you!"
We would like to thank everyone that attended our Panda Express Dine Out Fundraiser last month. Our team made $129.99. Thank you everyone for your support. Every little bit counts! We will be doing another Din Out Fundraiser later this month. More details to come soon. Go SHARKS!
 
 
 
 
 
ELSMORE SWIM SHOP - WALNUT CREEK STORE NOW OPEN
VJO Team Store
Elsmore Swim Shop has now open their doors to their new Walnut Creek store. We are now going through Elsmore Swim Shop for all of our Team Suits, Team Parkas and Team Apparel. You can order Team Suits, Team Parkas and equipment online or in the store. Click on the link below to go to our online Team Store at Elsmore Swim Shop.  You will notice better pricing and better service at the new swim shop. 
 
Elsmore Swim Shop
2054 Treat Blvd Suite D,
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925)300-3369
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
REMINDER - VJO WINTER/SPRING PRACTICE SCHEDULE :
H1           M/W/F       3:15-4:15pm
H2           T/Th          3:15-4:15pm
                Sat            8:45-9:45am
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  
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  
Masters (18 & Over Adults)
         M/F       5:30-6:25pm
         Sat        8:00-8:55am
 
 
*Swimmers in the Hammerhead Groups swim one per lane. Swimmers in the Leopard, Mako, Junior, Pre-Senior, Senior and Masters Groups will swim two per lane and from oposite sides of the pool.. 
 
*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:
Feb 13                 Intrasquad Meet at VJO 
Feb 27                 Intrasquad Meet at VJO 
March 20             WA Dual Meet at VJO
April 17-18           LCM Dual Meet at WA (Petaluma Swim Center)
 
 
 
 
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
We would like to wish Happy Birthday to the following VJO members this month:
Zak Raymond (16 yrs) - Feb 3rd
Coach Brendan - Feb 6th
Coach Jennifer - Feb 10th
Kareesha Singh (8 yrs) - Feb 16th
Angelina Torres (8 yrs) - Feb 18th
Ronin Brough (9 yrs) -  Feb 19th
Katherine Torres-Garfield (13 yrs) -  Feb 27th