Weekly Mailer

Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,

We have a fun and exciting month of April planned for everyone.  Make sure you take part in our fun social event this month, we will be bowling at Star Recreation Lanes in Vacaville on Sunday April 15th. See below for time and cost.  Our team meet for April is the Piranha Meet in Rohnert Park on April 21st. The Piranha Meet is still open online for entries.  The 10 & Under Champs meet on April 28th is also open for entries for those who are qualified.  Our May and June team meets are also both open for entries online.  See below for more details. Please make sure to help our team spread the word on "Vote YES for Measure K".  Read below for further details on how you can help keep Cunningham pool open.

Far Western Championships Recap-

Great Job VJO Swimmers!  We had a total of 9 swimmers representing the VJO swim team at the 2012 Far Western Championships last weekend 3/29-4/1 in Morgan Hill, CA. On Thursday VJO had Mary Welton (16) finish 8th in the 1,650 Free, achieving a new Western Zone qualifying time of 18:25.98.  On Friday Evan Augst (17) finished 3rd in the 1,650 Free, achieving new PRT (Pacific Recordable Time) time.  Brandon Miguel (15) finished 10th in the 15-16 age group in the 1,650 Free, achieving a new PRT (Pacific Recordable Time) time and a new Western Zone qualifying time. Congratulations to both for dropping close to 30 seconds each in the 1,650 Freestyle!  On Saturday VJO’s Milton Lau (17) finaled 8th in the 100 breast with a new time of 1:01.39.  Elina Rosario also swam for her first time at Far Western Championships in the 50 breast. Congratulations to Evan Augst, Ares Elmore, Milton Lau, Brandon Miguel, Alyssa Powell, Dylan Powell, Elina Rosario, Mary Welton, and Marshall Zia for qualifying and attending the 2012 Far Western Championships.  See below for further results.


  • Evan Augst (17) 500 Fr 5:10.06, 1650 Fr (3rd) 17:24.12
  • Ares Elmore (16) 50 Fr 22.96
  • Milton Lau (17) 100 Br 1:01.86, 1:01.39 (8th)
  • Brandon Miguel (15) 200 Fr 1:51.68, 400 IM 4:31.95, 500 Fr (19th) 4:59.25, 1000 Fr (14th) 10:26.84, 1,650 Fr 17:20.17 (10th)
  • Alyssa Powell (13) 100 Fly 1:07.46
  • Dylan Powell (16) 400 IM 4:53.52, 100 Fly 58.02
  • Elina Rosario (12) 50 Br 36.29
  • Mary Welton (16) 200 IM 2:19.20, 1000 Fr 11:09.38, 1,650 Fr (8th) 18:25.98,
  • Marshall Zia (17) 200 Bk NT


VJO Meet (5/4-5/6)-  

The VJO Meet on May 4-6 is now open for entries online. This will be the first long course meet of the season and we will be swimming 50 meters!  We have limited long course meets during the summer season, so please take advantage of this opportunity.  Swimmers in all groups are encouraged to enter this C/B/A meet. Enter online at:


Napa Valley Swim Meet (6/16-6/17) -

The Napa Valley Meet on June 16-17 is now open for entries online. This will be our June team long course C/B/A meet.  Swimmers in all groups are encouraged to enter. Enter online at:


Team Bowling at Stars Recreation Lanes in Vacaville (Sunday 4/15)-

Come join us for an afternoon of team bowling at Stars Recreation Lanes in Vacaville.  VJO will be bowling from 12:40-2:40pm and having pizza and drinks all for $15.  Please RSVP by Friday April 13th with payment to Diane Powell (membership folder)


Vote YES on Measure K - Help Keep Cunningham Pool Open!

We need callers for measure K! Only 3 days left to get the word out to the voters of Vallejo.  Mon-Thurs 4/2-4/5 this week VJO will be making phone calls from 5:30-7:30 in the portables at the pool.  Bring your cell phones, we will provide the phone numbers and what to say (script).  Please help us keep Cunningham pool open!


Save the Date -

  • April 15th (Sat) - Team Bowling at 12:40 (Location: Star Bowling,Vacaville)
  • April 21st (Sat) - Piranha Meet (Location: Rohnert Park)
  • April 28th (Sat) - 10 &Under Champs (Location: Sunnyvale)
  • April 25th (Wed) - General Membership Meeting
  • May 2-4 (Fri-Sat) - VJO Meet
  • June 16-17 - Napa Valley Swim Meet


Go Sharks!