Weekly Mailer

Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,

Thank you everyone who attended our special Saturday morning long course practice this Memorial Day Weekend.  We had a huge turn-out!   Over 40 VJO swimmers attended this special Saturday practice.  We even had some special guests from other swim teams.  Annette Waner the head coach of Piranha Swimming in Rohnert Park brought over 8 of her Senior swimmers to train with us.  We even had some past VJO swimmers come back to join us.  Afterwards the team went to Gracie’s for breakfast and the food was fabulous!  We hope everyone had a great time. Thank you to Marylou Miguel for setting up the team breakfast after the Saturday practice.  Our next Saturday long course practice will be on June 9th from 7:30-9:00am and will be open to all groups.  


Upcoming Events:

Sign up for Westside Aquatics Meet Before it Fills Up!

The Westside Aquatics Meet in Petaluma on July 6-8 is still open for entries, but will fill up soon.  This will be our team C/B/A meet for July.  This will also be our last long course meet of the season and the last chance to qualify for Junior Olympics and Far Westerns. This meet is recommended to all VJO swimmers. The deadline to enter online is June 27th, but the meet will fill up quickly.Enter online at:


Swim-a thon Kick Off (Thursday May 31st)

This Thursday May 31st will be the Kick Off for our July 10th Swim-a-thon fundraiser.  All Swim-a-thon information and forms will be placed into the family file folders at the pool this Thursday.  The web based portion of the Swim-a-thon will also be up and running on Thursday May 31st. Make sure to create your Swim-a-thon web page and track all of your donations.


4th of July Parade Driver Needed-

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 (Sept 29th 2012)-

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 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 May 30th.




Upcoming Meets:


  • QUIK Meet #4 (Sat June 2nd)

The QUIK meet is this Saturday June 2nd in Rohnert Park. This is 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.  Warm-up start at


  • Napa Valley Swim Meet (June 16-17)

The meet has filled up and has been closed early for entries. 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:

  • June 2 -  QUIK Meet #4
  • *June 9 – Saturday Morning Long Course Practice (7:30-9:00am – All Groups)*
  • June 16-17 – Napa Valley Long Course C/B/A Meet
  • *June 28th -  Shark Pride Day (All Team Practice 5-7pm)*
  • 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 14  -   Saturday Morning Long Course Practice (7:30-9:00am – All Groups)*
  • 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

*Just Added to Schedule*


Go Sharks!

Jennifer Thiem