Weekly Mailer

 Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,

Zone 3 Championships Meet Recap
Thank you parents and swimmers, for all your help putting on the Zone 3 Championships.  The VJO snack bar was a huge success and ran very well!  We would like to give a special thank you to Dwight Everett for heading the VJO snack bar at Zone 3 this year.  We could still use more help from parents with the set-up and clean-up before and after the meet.  Overall the meet ran very well and the VJO parents were a huge part in make it all come together. 

Our kids had many fantastic swims at Zone Championships including new “A” times, new PRT times, and new Junior Olympic qualifying times.  We also had many swimmers make it back to swim in the finals.  Hopefully next year we’ll have even more VJO finalist swimmers.  A copy of the complete results from Zone 3 Championships will be emailed out in the next couple days.




Upcoming Events:

Practice Schedule Changes for October
Monday Oct 22nd– (Day After Zone 3)
  • No Practice for Senior Group
  • Tuffy & Sam’s Group combined 6:00-7:15pm
  • Hilary’s Group 6:30-7:30pm (regular)
  • Age Group 5:30-7:30pm (regular)
Friday Oct 26th– (Day of Halloween Party)
  • No Practice for Hilary, Sam and Tuffy’s Group
  • Senior & Age Group combined 3:30-5:30pm
Wednesday Oct 31st(Halloween)
  • No Practice for Hilary, Sam and Tuffy’s Group
  • Senior & Age Group combined 3:30-5:30pm
Shark Pride Day  - Thursday Oct 25th
This Thursday October 25th is Shark Pride Day.  All groups will be swimming together from 5-7pm.  Show off your Shark spirit!  The last Thursday of every month is Shark Pride Day. On this day, all VJO swimmers are encouraged to wear their team shirts to school and around town.  We want to encourage team unity by having the entire swim team practice together 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. 
Halloween Party RSVP  - Friday Oct 26th
Please RSVP for our VJO Halloween Party this Friday, October 26th at the Jesse Bethel High School Cafeteria from 6-9 pm.  Each family is asked to bring a potluck dish to share.  We will be eating first, playing games after dinner, and we will finish with a team costume contest.  There will be no swim practice for Hilary, Sam and Tuffy’s Group on this day.
  • How to RSVP: If you and your family plan to attend turn in the bottom portion of the Halloween Party flyer found in your file folder.  You can also RSVP by going to our team website ( and clicking on the event section for the Halloween Party.
  • Time:6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Location:Jesse Bethel High School – Cafeteria (1800 Ascot Parkway, Vallejo, CA 94591)
  • Potluck Assignments by Last Name:
    • A-B   case of water (24 bottles)
    • C       two 2 liters of soda
    • D-G   dessert
    • H-M   main dish
    • N-S   salad or side dish
    • T-Z    main dish
  • Practice Schedule:  No practice for Hilary, Sam, and Tuffy’s Group on Friday Oct 26th.                                       Senior and Age Group will have a combined practice from 3:30-5:30pm
Volunteer Sign-up Sheets for VJO Meet
Parents, sign-up sheets will be available starting today!  Sign- up sheets for all meet volunteer areas have been placed in the Shark Tank area at the pool.  No experience is necessary; we will train parents in all areas. Sign up ASAP to get the volunteer positions and times best for you.  All current VJO families are expected to volunteer at VJO home meets.  We need all families to help in order to make a home meet possible. 
Volunteer Areas include:
  • Set-up before meet (wed, thurs, and fri)
  • Clean-up after meet (sun afternoon)
  • Snack Bar
  • Hospitality
  • Computer Room
  • Colorado
  • Stroke and turn
  • Head timer
  • Runner
  • Awards
  • Clerk of the Course (check in)
  • Meet Marshals
  • Announcer
Breast Cancer Awareness Caps
VJO is selling special Breast Cancer Awareness Caps for the month of October. The proceeds will be donated to a Breast Cancer Foundation. The caps are being sold on a first come first serve basis. We still have silicone caps ($15.00) available. If you are interested please fill out the form and place the form and a check made out to VJO in the Henderson file. Breast Cancer cap order forms have been placed in family file folders, extras can be found in the front of the file folder box. Thanks so much for helping this great cause!
Upcoming Meets:
VJO C/B/A Meet (Nov 2-4 at Cunningham Pool)
Entries are now closed for our VJO C/B/A home Meet on Nov 2-4. The meet will be held at our Cunningham Pool.  For more meet details please see the meet sheet at: .Online Meet Entry Deadline: Entries are closed.  
Parents:Volunteer sign-up sheets will be available Monday Oct 22nd in the Shark Tank. All families are expected to help out at this meet in order to make the meet possible. We need volunteer help in all areas.


Save the Date:

  • Oct 22  -    No Senior Group Practice
    • Tuffy & Sam’s Group Combined 6:00-7:15pm
    • Hilary’s Group 6:30-7:30pm (regular time)
    • Age Group 5:30-7:30pm (regular time)
  • Oct 25   -   Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
  • Oct 26   -   Halloween Party (6-9pm at Jesse Bethel HS)
    • No practice for Hilary, Sam, and Tuffy’s Group
    • Senior and Age Group practice from 3:30-5:30pm 
  • Oct 31    -    No Practice for Sam, Tuffy, and Hilary’s Group
    • Senior & Age Group practice 3:30-5:30pm
  • Nov 2-4   -   VJO C/B/A Meet (at Cunningham Pool)
  • Nov 5th   -    No Practice for All Groups
  • Nov 29   -   Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
  • Nov 30- Dec 2  -  Junior Olympic Championships (14 & under at Morgan Hill Aquatics Complex)
  • 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)