Weekly Mailer
Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,
Thank you to all swimmers and parents, who attended our Swim-a-thon last Tuesday July 10th.  We had over 60 swimmers participate.  If you missed the swim-a-thon last week we have a make-up swim-a-thon day scheduled this week on Thursday July 19th from 4-6pm.  Please continue to ask, email, call, and write form swim-a-thon pledges and donations.  All donations must be turned in by Thursday August 2nd.  
Upcoming Events:
Senior & Age Group Practice Schedule Changes
Morning Practice
July 16th-20th – No morning practice Mon, Wed & Fri
Monday July 23rd – No morning practice
July 30th- Aug 3rd – No morning practice Mon, Wed, & Fri
Friday July 20th Afternoon Practice
Combined Senior & Age Groups practice 5:30-7:30pm.
Team Photo Day - Tomorrow!
Date: Tomorrow Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Time: 4:00 - 6:30p.m.  (Individual, buddy and group)
Team Group Photo: approx. 5:30p.m.

Please wear your turquoise VJO t-shirts, please no sunglasses or hats in the team group photo (you may wear these items in the funny team picture). If you need to buy a t-shirt, the cost is $10, please see Diane Powell or Pam Henderson on deck to purchase one. Order forms are in file folders, make checks payable to: Yary Photography
*No swim practice on Team Picture Day*
Swim –a- thon Make –up Date
Make-up Swim Date:Thursday July 19th
TIME:4:00pm -6:00pm
If you missed the swim-a-thon last week, the make-up swim-a-thon date is this Thursday July 19th from 4-6pm. 
Swimmers please continue asking, calling, emailing, and 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. Deadline for pledges /donations:  Thursday August 2nd. See the progress board hanging on deck. THANK YOU for all your efforts for our biggest fundraiser!  For more info please visit
Hotel Rooms R.E.A.L. Swimming Championships (Santa Rosa, August 3-5, 2012)
There are still rooms available! Reserve your room 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.  This will be our last team meet for the season
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 is now closed for entries.   Form meet information and directions please visit:
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 is now available for entries.  Meet sheets have been emailed out, they can be found on our website or at the pool. All VJO swimmer are expected to compete in our Championship Meet.  Please talk to your coach if there is a problem with your child attending.
Location: Quinn Swim Center, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
Time:Meet begins at 5:00pm Friday with warm-ups from 3:30pm to 4:45pm. Saturday and Sunday sessions begin at 9:00am with warm-ups from 7:30am to 8:45am. Finals will begin no earlier than 1 hour after the end of trials, and finals start time will be announced near the end of each trials session.
Entries & Fees:Swimmers may compete in up to 3 individual events per day on Saturday and Sunday. Swimmers may compete in either the 400 IM or 500 Free on Friday, but not both. Participation in relays does not count against the three-event per day limit.$2.75 per event, $8.00 participation fee per swimmer, and $9.00 per relay entry.Entries and check must be submitted to coach Tuffy's file folder by 7:30pm on Wednesday July 25th.
Make check payable to: VJO
Entry Deadline:Thursday July 26th
Turn in Entries & Check to: Coach Tuffy's file folder (at pool)
Save the Date:
  • 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