Weekly Mailer
Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,
We have 3 important events occurring in the next week: Shark Pride Day (Thurs June 28th), Annual Pool Party (Sat June 30th), and the 4th of July Parade.  Please read below for further detail for our upcoming events. You can also find our event information in the latest newsletter. Newsletter link is:


Upcoming Events:

Shark Pride Day (This Thurs June 28th 5-7 pm)
This Thursday June 28th from 5-7pm will be our first Shark Pride Day. Swimmers are encouraged to wear their team T-Shirts around town on this day. All groups will swim together on this day from 5-7pm. The team will warm-up together, work on skills together, and play games/ relays together.  This will be a team building day with a great opportunity to get to know swimmers in other groups.  Don’t miss out on the fun!
Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion (This Sat June 30th12-5pm)  
It's time once again for the annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion plus the 2nd Annual BBQ Cookoff. Sign-up sheets are in the Shark Tank. Catagories include: Pulled Pork, Chicken, Ribs and other (Veggies, Kebabs, Grilled Fruit...ect.) Competition was tasty last year.  Bring your best BBQ to see who will win this year's King or Queen of the Q.  

Potluck Assignments:

  • Tuffy & Sam’s Group: Main Dish
  • Hilary’s Group: Dessert
  • Age Group: Salad or Side Dish 
  • Seniors: Main Dish 
  • Alumni: Your Choice
4thof July Parade
Please come join us and help celebrate Independence Day and showcase our team spirit at the 159th Vallejo 4th of July Parade. Parents and family members are asked to join us in the walk too. Wear your turquoise shark shirt, if you do not have one or need another one, please see Diane Powell or Pam Henderson on deck to buy your t-shirt (T-Shirt:$10).
  • Parade Route: The parade starts on Tennessee St. at Broadway at 10:00 a.m. and travels west to Sonoma Blvd., then south along Sonoma Blvd. to Georgia St., then west again to end at Georgia St. and Santa Clara St.
  • Time: Meeting place, time (~9:00am), and other details will come as we receive info from the parade committee.Continue to check your file and email for info.
R.E.A.L. Swimming Championships(Santa Rosa, August 3-5, 2012)
This will be our last team meet for the season. Reserve your room before 7/7/2012 individually guaranteed by credit card. VJO has 20 non-smoking rooms reserved with two queen beds for the nights of 8/3 and 8/4/12. Let them know you are with Vallejo Aquatic Club.
Hotel:Days Inn
3345 Santa Rosa Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Reservations: (707) 568-1011
Questions:Please contact: Tuffy (707) 567-7161 cell or (707) 642-3008 home


Upcoming Meets:

Westside Aquaducks Meet (July 6-8) -----  Full/Closed!
The Westside Aquaducks Meet in Petaluma on July 6-8 is full and entries have been closed before the scheduled deadline.   
START TIME: Friday’s session will begin at 5:00 p.m., with warm-ups from 3:30-4:45 p.m. Saturday’s and Sunday’s sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. each day, with warm-ups from 7:30-8:45 a.m. For more meet info please visit the meet sheet at: .
2012 Summer Junior Olympic Championships (July 20-22)
Swimmers must have achieved the JO time standard to enter this meet. The 2012 Summer Junior Olympic Championships on July 20-22 has opened online for entries. 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 afternoon 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 6-11  -  Western Zones (Grand Junction, CO)
  • Aug 6-19  -  Team Break
  • Aug 23     -   Prize Party for Swim-a-thon
  • Sept 29th  -   Breakout Swim Clinic