Weekly Mailer

Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,

General Membership Meeting Recap (09/11/12)
Our Fall General Membership Meeting was a huge success!   We had our biggest turnout ever seen.  Thank you to all the families that attended.  We hope everyone found the meeting very informative.  The information covered at the meeting has been posted on the team website at under the “News” link.  Thank you again for your family’s support at our Fall 2012 General Membership Meeting.



Upcoming Events:

Nor Cal Swim Shop Suit Fitting Day – Tuesday Sept 18th
This Tuesday September 18th Nor Cal Swim Shop will be coming to our pool from 3:30-7:30pm.  This will be our team suit and team warm-up fitting day.  Nor Cal will be bringing our team suits and team warm-up to the pool to try-on and order.  All items on our Nor Cal Swim Shop Order Form will be available for purchase.  Nor Cal will also bring other important swim equipment such as goggles, caps, practice suits, fins, and swim bags.  Order forms will be available at the pool.  To have specific swim items brought to pool please contact Nor Cal Swim Shop directly at (707)252-3574.


BreakOut! Swim Clinic (SatSept 29th from 9-1:00pm)
We still have 10 spaces available for the September 29th Swim Clinic. We have extended the deadline to Wednesday Sept 19th. We're also looking for parent or high school age or older volunteers to help with check in, swimmer wrangling, snack time and goodie bag handout.  Just e-mail Melanie Keilholtz at [email protected] if you can volunteer a few hours. Check-in starts at 8:30, volunteers are especially needed during check-in so we can start on time.  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 and e-mail Melanie at [email protected] if you would like to volunteer.


2012 VJO Awards Banquet(Sat Sept 29th at 5:00pm)
The 2012 VJO Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday September 29th from 5:00-8:30pm at the Vallejo Elks Lodge.  The Awards Banquet is semi-formal, so please dress up.  We ask that you arrive at 5:00pm, we will start eating around 5:20, and the Awards will start around 5:45/6:00pm.  Dinner will be pot-luck style, so please bring a dish to share. Vallejo Elks Lodge is located at 2850 Redwood Parkway, Vallejo, CA 94591. Flyers with potluck info will be placed in family file folders shortly.
Upcoming Meets:
Neptune Swimming C/B/A Meet (Sept 22-23)
The Neptune Meet on September 22-23 is now full and closed for entries. 
Zone 3 Championships(Oct 19-21 @ Cunningham Pool)
Online entries are 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.
Marin Pirates Senior II Meet   -  Oct 6-7 at Indian Valley College Pool
Online entries are now open for the Marin Pirates Senior II Meet on Oct 6-7.  This meet is only recommended for Senior Group Swimmers with qualifying Senior II 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.
VJO C/B/A Meet(Nov 2-4 at Cunningham Pool)
Online entries are now open for our VJO C/B/A home Meet on Nov 2-4.  Our VJO home Meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers.  The meet will be held at our Cunningham Pool. To Enter online go to:    Online Meet Entry Deadline: Online entries are due by 11:59 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2012.




Save the Date:

  • 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 29th  -   Breakout Swim Clinic
  • *Sept 29th  -   Awards Banquet (5:00pm at Vallejo Elks Lodge)*
  • Oct 6-7   -     Marin Pirates Meet (Senior II Meet)
  • Oct 19-20  -  Zone 3 Championships (Cunningham Pool)
  • Oct 26   -      Halloween Party (at Jesse Bethel HS)
  • 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 (at Jesse Bethel HS)*


*Some of our event dates have unfortunately been change due to scheduling problems.  Please make sure to change this on your family calendars.