Weekly Mailer

 Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,


Halloween Party Recap –

The Halloween Party was a blast!   Thank you everyone that was able to attend our VJO Halloween Party last Friday Oct 26th at the Jesse Bethel High School.  The kids had great time with the games, especially the Dizzy Mummy, where they had to rap themselves as fast as possible with toilet paper.   The different techniques were entertaining to see.  We also had a lot of amazing costumes, some very scary, some very creative, and some very very cute.  Great job to everyone who dressed up!   Next year we will make sure to get the games started sooner so we don’t run out of playing time.  Thank you also to everyone for bringing in such great dishes to share at the potluck.  We always get so lucky to have such amazing food.







Practice Schedule Changes

Wednesday Oct 31st (Halloween)
  • No Practice for Hilary, Sam and Tuffy’s Group
  • Senior & Age Group combined 3:30-5:30pm
Monday Nov 5th (Day After VJO Meet)
  • No Practice for any groups
Thurs/Fri Nov 22-23 (Happy Thanksgiving)
  • No Practice for any groups




Volunteer Sign-up Sheets for VJO Meet
We still need more help! Parents, sign- up sheets for all meet volunteer areas needed 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. 

We are also in need of food item donations for hospitality and snack bar.  Sign-up sheets for needed food items are located in the Shark Tank. 

Volunteer Areas include:

  • Set-up before meet (wed, thurs, and fri)
  • Clean-up after meet (sun evening)
  • 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!






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.



Neptune Swimming “Swim Like the Dickens”  (Dec 7-9 at Santa Rosa Junior College)
Entries are now open for the Neptune Swimming “Swim Like the Dickens” Meet on December 7-9.  This meet will fill up fast… so please get signed up ASAP.  This meet will be held at the Santa Rosa Junior College indoor pool.   This meet is recommended for Tuffy’s, Sam’s, Hilary’s, and Age Group. The meet is not recommended for the Senior Group.  The Senior Group will be attending a senior meet the same weekend.

Enter Online at:

Online entry Deadline isNovember 28, 2012.  






  • 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 22-23  -  No Practice  -  Happy Thanksgiving!
  • 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 Wardlaw Elementary School)