Weekly Mailer

Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,

There is regular practice today Monday, November 12, 2012 for all groups.  See you on the pool deck!



Upcoming Events:


Practice Schedule Changes
Thurs/Fri Nov 22-23(Happy Thanksgiving)
  • No Practice for any groups
VJO / SASO Dual Meet   - Sat Nov 17that 10am
This Saturday November 17th VJO will be hosting a Dual Meet with the SASO swim team at the Cunningham Pool. The meet is open to all VJO swimmers. Meet details with entry form have been emailed out and posted on team website.  Extra entry forms can be found in team file folder at pool.  Entries are due by 7:30pm on Wed Nov 14th to the manila folder on team bulletin board at the pool.  See “Upcoming Meets” section below for more meet details.
Stroke & Turn Clinic   - Sat Nov 17th  8-10am
Parents, if you are interested in learning more about the rules of swimming or possibly want to become an official, please come join our stroke and turn clinic. VJO will be hosting a Stroke and Turn Clinic lead by Suzi Jackson from 8-10am before the dual meet. If you are interested in attending please email our officials chair Alan Augst at [email protected].
Breast Cancer Awareness Caps
VJO is still selling 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:
Neptune Swimming “Swim Like the Dickens”  (Dec 7-9 at Santa Rosa Junior College)
Entries are closed for the Neptune Meet on December 7-9.  The meet has already reached max capacity and is full.  This meet will be held at the Santa Rosa Junior College indoor pool.   For more meet information see the meet sheet at : .
VJO/SASO Dual Meet “IMX Challenge”   - Sat Nov 17th at 10am
On Saturday November 17th VJO will be hosting a Dual Meet with the SASO swim team at the Cunningham Pool. The meet will be open to all VJO swimmers. Meet details and entry forms were emailed out on Sun, Nov 11th.  Extra copies of the meet entry form can be found in the team file folder at pool and on our team website at, under “Dual Meet with SASO” in the events section.
TIME: Meet begins at 10:00 AM (warm-ups 9:00am to 9:45am). 
LOCATION: Cunningham Aquatics Complex.801 Heartwood Ave., Vallejo, CA.
ENTIES:  Swimmers may swim in a maximum of 5 events total.   Entries must be on the attached consolidated entry form (located at back of meet sheet). Entry forms must be filled out completely and printed clearly with swimmers best times.  Turn in completed consolidated entry form to the manila folder at the pool.  This meet is intended to be an “IMX Challenge” or pentathlon, so swimmers are encouraged to swim all five event (fly, back, breast, free, and IM) . Swimmers may not swim in two events of the same stroke, please choose one distance for each stroke (i.e. 50 fly or 100 Fly, not both).
ENTRY FEE: $0.  There is no entry fee
ENTRY DEADLINE: Entry forms must be turned in to the manila fold on the bulletin board at the pool by 7:30pm Wednesday, Nov 14th.No late entries will be accepted.
Junior Olympic Championships (14&Under)- Nov 30- Dec2
The Junior Olympic Championships (14 & Under) in Morgan Hill, CA is now open for entries online. This meet is open to a swimmers with JO qualifying times that are 14 years of age or younger.
Enter online at: ONLINE ENTRIES WILL CLOSE 6pm as of Wednesday, November 21st 2012.
Short Course Senior Championships (Sr II Trials/Finals Dec 7-9 meet at DVC)
The Short Course Senior Championships Meet Dec 7-9 at DVC is now open online for entries.  This meet is open to Senior Group swimmers with qualifying Sr II time standards.  Sr II time standards can be found on the meet sheet or online at www.pacswim.orgEnter this meet online at: .  Entry deadline: 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 28, 2012.
LOCATION: Lehmer’s Pontiac/GMC Aquatics Center at Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523. 
TIME: Competition begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Friday warm-ups are from 3:00 to 3:50 p.m. The Saturday and Sunday sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. each day, with warm ups from 7:30 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. Finals for Saturday and Sunday’s events will begin at 4:00 p.m., with warm-ups from 3:00 to 3:50 p.m.  
ENTRIES: The 1000 Free, 1650 Free, 400 IM, and relays will be swum as timed finals. Positive check-in required for all finals. Trials and finals will be swum for all other events. A Championship Final, Consolation Final and Bonus Final will be swum in that order. Swimmers may compete in a maximum of three (3) events per day.




Save the Date:

  • Nov 17   -    Dual Meet with SASO (10am at Cunningham Pool)
  • Nov 17  -     Stroke & Turn Clinic (8-10am at Cunningham Pool Portables)
  • 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 Senior Championships (Sr II Trials & Finals @ DVC)
  • Dec 7-9   -   Neptune Swimming C/B/A Meet
  • Dec 20    -   Christmas Party (at Wardlaw Elementary School)