Weekly Mailer

Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,

4th of July Parade -Thank you to all swimmers, parents, and family members that walked with VJO in the 159th Vallejo 4th of July Parade.  The parade went very well and we had a great representation from the Vallejo Aquatics Club.  We would like to thank everyone that helped organize this event for us.  We would also like to give a special thank you to Claudia Quintana for getting Team Chevrolet to donate the truck and our driver in the parade, Erik Keilholtz.

Westside Aquaducks Meet July 6-8- Great Job Sharks! Our VJO team had a grand total of 43 swimmers attend the Westside Aquaducks Meet on July 6-8.  We had a lot of terrific swims with many new “B”, “A”, “JO”, and “FW” time standards achieved. The final results will be posted on the swim connection and pacific swimming website in the next couple of days. Awesome Job VJO, keep us the hard work!


Upcoming Events:

Swim –a- thon
DATE:Tomorrow Tuesday July 10th (potluck to follow)
TIME:5:00pm - 7:00pm

Tomorrow, Tuesday July 10th we will be holding our Swim-a-thon from 5-7pm.  All swimmers are encouraged to do as many laps as possible in 2 hours or 200 laps.  Swimmers please continue asking, calling, emailing, writing for pledges / donations. Online donations are already counted. If you are collecting on paper fill out the form (neon yellow paper that was in your file) put your name & amount collected and return to the Henderson File. See the progress board hanging on deck. THANK YOU for all your efforts for our biggest fundraiser! For more info please visit

Swimmers you may bring:

  • fins and kick boards
  • if you have a bright colored suit or special cap, wear it (show your individuality!)
  • energy and enthusiasm, the goal is 200 laps.

Parents (we need YOU!)

  • Count laps:Very easy, just sit (in the shade of the canopy) and count, keeping track on the clipboard.
  • Set-up and Take down:Yes, those canopies, tables and chairs we are using.
  • Clean up:All, let’s keep the pool deck clean
Potluck Assignments:
  • Tuffy & Sam’s Group - main dish
  • Seniors - main dish
  • Hillary’s Group - dessert
  • Age Group - side dish or salad


Hotel Rooms 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:

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:
2012 Summer  Far Western Championships (Aug 1-5)
Swimmers must have achieved the Far Western time standard to enter this meet. The 2012 Summer Far Western Championships on August 1-5 has opened online for entries. Online Meet Entries: The deadline is 11:59PM PST, on Wednesday, July 25, 2012. . Enter online at
REAL Championships (Aug 3-5)
The REAL Championship Meet will be open soon for entries. The meet will be held at the Santa Rosa Junior College pool this year.



Save the Date:

  • July 10     -   Swim- a – thon (5-7pm)
  • July 14    -   Saturday Morning Long Course Practice (7:30-9:00am – All Groups)
  • 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



Go Sharks!
Jennifer Thiem