Tuesday Mailer (2011.02.22)

Hello VJO,

Welcome to this week's Mailer--please read everything thoroughly, as we have a few busy weeks ahead of us!

Friday 25 February: We will be on a Special Practice Schedule, due to the Napa Meet's Friday night session:

  • Hammerheads, Makos, and Age Groupers: 5:45-7:00 p.m. (one practice only)
  • Seniors (who are not competing Fri. night @ Napa): Swim with your High School

Friday 4 March: Baby Shark Shower! VJO will be hosting a Baby Shower for Coach Lesley's newest addition to the VJO Family. Please R.S.V.P. on the Event Page. The team will be collecting donations towards a team gift, which can be given to either Debbie Rodinsky or Angelynne Yee, or deposited in the "Rodinsky" folder. We will use a special practice schedule that night:

  • Seniors -- 3:30-5:00 p.m., then...
  • Team Practice (All Groups) -- 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Immediately after, we will have a potluck. Please bring food as follows:

  • Seniors and Age Group -- Main Dish
  • Hammerheads (Tuffy) and Makos (Lesley) -- Side Dish/Salad

Tuesday 8 March: Team Suit Fitting. From 5:00-6:00 p.m., NorCal will be down to size our new, custom team suits. We will also be offering new team warmups (both men's & women's styles, with pants) and new team dragsuits. The women's suits will be available as either traditional thick strap or "cutout" and men's suits will be available as either jammers or briefs. Check out the Event Page to download the order form and get prices. Please note that we must receive a total of 20 orders to place the first team order. Also, please note that these suits (and warm-ups) should not be considered a "mandatory" purchase for any members. 

Girls Suit

Tuesday 8 March
: College Education Night. Staring at 6:30 p.m., Reed Phillips from NorCal will be hosting a College Education Night for all high school-aged members. All attendees are asked to bring a Wi-Fi enabled laptop so you can browse to your prospective colleges' websites to get some basic info. Parents are of course welcome too! Please R.S.V.P. on the Event Page.

Saturday 12 March: WA vs. VJO Dual Meet & Officials Clinic. For all non-JO swimmers from the Hammerheads, Makos, and Age Group, we will be hosting a Dual Meet against Westside Aquatics. Before the meet, there will be an Officials Clinic for members who wish to become certified. (Officiating is a crucial job at swim meets and great way to learn about our sport, plus, starting this season, teams that do not provide a minimum number of officials at meets will be fined $100 per missing official!!). Entries will be available only through our website, or by turning in paper entries to Coach Aaron Jon's folder (paper entries will be distributed sometime this week). You can sign-up at the Meet Event Page--all entries are FREE!! Please let Coach Aaron Jon now if you have any questions.

Saturday 12 March: Spaghetti Feed, Talent Show, and Dessert Contest. More Information available soon, but save the date! This is one of the best social events of the year!

Important: Our website has been upgraded to allow us to communicate with our Membership in new, better ways (including text messaging!) Please log-in to your account A.S.A.P. and provide the following information:

  • confirm your account's e-mail
  • add any additional e-mail accounts you wish (mom, dad, home, work, extended family, etc.)
  • add parent/guardian cell phone numbers to account
  • under "Members", add your swimmer's cell phone # and e-mail account, if they have one.

Please let Coach Aaron Jon (707.653.5338; [email protected]) know if you have any quesitons or problems with the process.


If you'd like to attend our annual Fish Fry, please contact Coach Tuffy for tickets (707.567.7161; [email protected]). It will be on Saturday 26 February at the California Maritime Academy.  

VJO has started a Facebook page for our team--click here to check it out and "Like" us! You can also follow us on Twitter by clicking here.

Important upcoming dates:

  • February Calendar [online / PDF]
  • February 25: Special Practice Schedule for All Swimmers not competing at Napa on Friday night [Hammerheads, Makos & AG: 5:45-7:00 p.m. only; Seniors--go to your high school]
  • February 25-27: Napa Valley C/B/A+
  • February 26: Fish Fry
  • March 8: Team Equipment Fitting
  • March 8: College Education Night [R.S.V.P.]
  • March 12: WA vs. VJO Dual Meet [online entries]
  • March 12: Spaghetti Feed/Talent Show/Dessert Contest [ event page]
  • April 9: MACS Pentathlon Meet [Hammerheads, Makos, and AG]
  • April 16: Team Bowling
  • May 6-8: Vallejo Aquatics LCM C/B/A+ Meet
  • June 10-12: Summer Sanders Invitational [all qualifiers]
  • June 17-19: Napa Vallejo LCM C/B/A+ [all non-Summer Sanders swimmers]
  • June 25: Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion