Weekly Mailer

Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,


Upcoming Events:
No Practice -  Labor Day -  Monday Sept 3rd
There will be no swim practice today Labor Day, Monday September 3rd 2012.
General Membership Meeting– Tues Sept 11th at 6:00pm
Our Fall Mandatory General Membership Meeting will be Tuesday September 11th at 6:00pm in the portables.  Fliers have been placed in all families file folders at the pool  In addition to going over the dates of the upcoming year, discussing practice and meet expectations, new team suits and team warm ups, required hours for parental involvement at home meets and dues increases, we will be voting on board positions.  If for some reason you are unable to attend please email Head Coach Jennifer Thiem at [email protected] so she can update you on the important information you missed.  
BreakOut! Swim Clinic (Sat Sept 29th from 9-1:00pm)
Later this month Olympian Dana Vollmer and 100 lucky swimmers will be at Cunningham Pool - will your swimmer be one of them?  We only have 30 spaces available until the clinic is full, turn in your registration before we're sold out.   Registration forms for the September 29th BreakOut Swim Clinic can be found at the pool or on our team website at  Turn in your completed reg form to Melanie Keilholtz’s (Treasurer) file folder.
Upcoming Meets:
Neptune Swimming C/B/A Meet (Sept 22-23)
The Neptune Meet on September 22-23 is open online for entries.  All VJO swimmers are encouraged to attend this C/B/A meet.  This meet will fill quickly so make sure your swimmer gets signed up ASAP. 
Enter Online at: to enter is Wednesday, September 12, 2012,although the meet may fill up sooner.
Zone 3 Championships (Oct 19-21 @ Cunningham Pool)
Online entries are now open!  This is our Fall Championship meet and all qualified VJO swimmers are expected to attend Zone 3 Championships on October 19-21. All simmers must meet the minimum time standard found on the meet sheet (~ around “B” time). Please see the meet sheet for more details.
ToEnter Online: .  Deadline to enter online is Thursday October 11th 2012.
Parents:  Please be prepared to volunteer.  All VJO families are expected to volunteer, to be able to make this meet possible.  This year our team is in charge of Meet set-up, Meet Take-down, and Snack Bar.  Sign- up sheets will be available next month.
Marin Pirates Senior II Meet  (Oct 6-7)
Online entries are now open for the Marin Pirates Senior II Meet on Oct 6-7.  The meet will be held at the College of Marin Indian Valley Campus Pool.  This meet is recommended for Senior Group Swimmers with qualifying time standards. Enter online @ Swim Connection: HTTP://OME.SWIMCONNECTION.COM/PC/MP20121006.  Online Meet Entries: The Deadline is 11:59 pm, Wednesday, Sept. 26th, 2012.  
Napa Valley Meet
Unfortunately our team will NOT be attending the Napa Meet on Oct 13-14 this year due to the fact it is held weekend before Zone 3 Championships. Our team meet for the month of October will be the Zone 3 Championships meet on Oct 19-21.



Save the Date:

  • Sept 3      -   Labor Day (No Practice Monday)
  • Sept 11    -  Mandatory General Membership Meeting (6:00pm in Portables)
  • Sept 18    -   NorCal Swim Shop Suit Fitting Day
  • Sept 22-23  -  Neptune Swimming C/B/A Meet
  • Sept 27    -   Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
  • Sept 29    -   Breakout Swim Clinic
  • *Sept 29  -   Awards Banquet (5:00pm at Elks Club)*
  •                        (This date has been changed)
  • Oct 6-7     -   Marin Pirates Meet (Senior II Meet)
  • Oct 19-20  -  Zone 3 Championships (Cunningham Pool)
  • Oct 26      -   Halloween Party
  • Oct 31      -   Special Halloween Practice
  • Nov 2-4    -   VJO C/B/A Meet
  • Nov 30- Dec 2  -  Junior Olympic Championships (14 & under)
  • Dec 7-9    -   Short Course Championships (Sr II Trials & Finals @ Walnut Creek)
  • Dec 7-9    -   Neptune Swimming C/B/A Meet
  • *Dec 20   -   Christmas Party*  
  •                       (This date has been changed)


*Some of our event dates have unfortunately been change due to scheduling problems.  Please make sure to note these changes.