Weekly Mailer

 Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,

Great Job VJO swimmers!  Even though the Napa Swim Meet last weekend was long and hot our swimmers rose to the challenge, kept their sprits high, and swam fast.  We had many outstanding swims!  Our team achieved 11 new “B” Time Standards, 15 new “A” Time Standards, 8 new Junior Olympic Time Standards, and 5 new FarWestern Time Standards. We also had 2 swimmers earn first time ever FarWestern cuts this weekend.  Mirelle Augst (14) achieved her first ever FarWestern time standard in the 200 back and Mitchell Zia(14) achieved his first ever Far Western time standard in the 200 breast. These two swimmers will now be eligible to compete at the FarWestern Championships Aug 1-5.  Please take a look at the final results posted on both the and swim connection website.  Results for the Napa Swim Meet June 16-17 can also be found hanging on the team bulletin board.  Go Sharks!


Upcoming Events:

Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion (June 30th 12-5pm)  
We are looking for more VJO families to help with set-up, take down and coordinating the pot luck for our annual VJO Summer Pool Party. Remember to sign-up for the BBQ contest. Sign-up sheets are in the shark tank. The Pool Party will be on Saturday June 30th from 12-5pm this year.
4th of July Parade Driver Needed-
VJO is still looking for a driver and convertible car to escort the team in the 4th of July Parade.   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.
Upcoming Meets:
Westside Aquaducks Meet (July 6-8) -----  Sunday Portion Already Full/Closed!
The Sunday portion of the Westside Aquaducks Meet in Petaluma on July 6-8 is already full.  However the Friday and Saturday portion of the meet still remain open for entries. This will be our team C/B/A meet for July.  This will also be the 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: .
2012 Summer Junior Olympic Championships (July 20-22)
To enter this meet, swimmers must have achieved the JO time standard. The 2012 Summer Junior Olympic Championships on July 20-22 has opened online for entries and the entry problem has been fixed. Online Meet Entries: The Deadline is 11:59 pm, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Enter online at:
Save the Date:
  • June 28th -  Shark Pride Day (All Team Practice 5-7pm)
  • June 30th  -  Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion (12-5pm)
  • 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, Senior Group 7-9am)
  • July 17th  -  Team Pictures (4-6:30pm)
  • 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