Weekly Mailer


Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,


NO PRACTICE - Memorial Day 5/28

There will be no practice held on Memorial Day Monday May 28th for any groups.  We hope everyone has a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend.


Saturday Practice  - Memorial Weekend 5/26 (7:30-9:00am)

We will be holding a special Long Course practice on Saturday morning May 26th from 7:30-9:00am. This Saturday morning practice from 7:30-9:00am is open to all groups.  The team will also be swimming long course on Friday May 25th.


Sign up for QUIK Meet!

The QUIK meet on Saturday June 2nd in Rohnert Park is still open for entries.  If you did not get into the Napa Meet in time, make sure to sign up for the QUIK Meet Sat June 2nd. This meet is recommended to all swimmers. The deadline to enter is Wed May 23rd at 11:59pm. Enter online at:


4th of July Parade Driver Needed-

1.) VJO is looking for a driver and lovely convertible car to escort the team along the 4th of July Parade route.  It would be preferable if it were VJO black, blue or white.  We'll be keeping cold water in the truck for the kids and extra candy and information sheets in the back seat for handing out along the parade route.  Please contact Mary Lou Miguel, VJO events coordinator at [email protected]if you have a car we can use.


Breakout Swim Clinic Sign-ups-

Make sure your child has a spot at the BREAKout! Swim Clinic. Sign up for the September 29th Swim Clinic now!  We have space for 120 swimmers and 20 have already signed up.  In addition to VJO swimmers we also have swimmers coming from Sacramento and Mendocino. Please fill out the Swim Clinic flyer and turn into Melanie Keilholtz - Treasurer file folder.



We are looking for some VJO families to help with set-up, take down and coordinating the pot luck for our annual VJO Summer Pool Party. Sign-up sheets will be in the shark tank on Wednesday the 30th.




Upcoming Meets:


  • QUIK Meet #4 (Sat June 2nd)

The QUIK meet on Saturday June 2nd in Rohnert Park is still open online for entries.  This meet is recommended to all swimmers except. This will be the fourth and final meet in their progressive series.  The meet will be done in one session and all four strokes plus the 100 IM will be offered at this meet.  The deadline to enter is Wed May 23rd. Enter online at:


  • Napa Valley Swim Meet (June 16-17)

This meet is closed.  The meet has filled up and has been closed early.  The Napa Valley Meet on June 16-17 is closed for entries online. This will be our June long course C/B/A team meet.  Swimmers in all groups are encouraged to enter.


  • Westside Aquatics Meet (July 6-8)

This meet will fill up soon. Make sure you get entered ASAP before the meet closes. The Westside Aquatics C/B/A+ Meet is open online for entries.  This will be our July long course C/B/A team meet and also the last chance to qualify for the Summer 2012 Junior Olympics. Swimmers in all age groups are encouraged to enter this meet.The deadline to enter online is June 27th.Enter online at: .




Save the Date

  • May 26th  -  Sat Morning Practice 7:30-9:00am
  • May 28th -  No Practice – Happy Memorial Day!
  • June 2    -  QUIK Meet #4
  • June 16-17 – Napa Valley Long Course C/B/A Meet
  • June 30th  -  Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion
  • July 4th  -   4th of July Parade – No swim practice
  • July 6-8  -  Westside Aquatics C/B/A Meet
  • July 10   -   Swim- a - thon
  • July 20-22  - Junior Olympic Championships
  • July 25-30  - Summer Sectional Championships
  • Aug 3-5  -   REAL Championships
  • Aug 1-5  -   Far Western Championships
  • Aug 6-19  - Team Break
  • Aug 23 -  Prize Party for Swim-a-thon*
  • Sept 29th – Breakout Swim Clinic

Go Sharks!

Jennifer Thiem