Monday Mailer (2011.03.07)

Hello VJO,

Welcome to this week's Mailer--please read everything thoroughly, as we have a lot of activities this week!

The Toch and Ruszel Families would like to thank everyone on the team for their generosity in throwing Lesley and Tom the Baby Shark Shower on Friday. The baby is already spoiled!

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: Family Spaghetti Feed, Talent Show, and Dessert Contest. One of the funnest social events of the year! The night starts at 5:30 p.m. in the SPSV Cafeteria. Sign-up sheets for the Talent Show portion will be available starting today in the Shark Tank; for the Dessert Contest, just bring your entry on Saturday night. We are asking for a $10 donation per family to help defray costs. Check out the Event Page for all the details and to R.S.V.P.

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:

  • March Calendar [online]
  • 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