Weekly Mailer
Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,
Good Luck Junior Olympic Qualifiers!
We would like to wish the best of luck to our swimmers attending the 14 & Under Junior Olympic Championships in Morgan Hill, CA this weekend.  We very excited to have 8 qualified VJO swimmers attending the Championship meet this weekend.  Congratulations Swimmers!  Thank you for representing Vallejo Aquatics Club at the 2012 Winter Junior Olympic Championships.  Good luck to the following swimmers;
Abigail Argueta (10) 100 Breast
Bobby Hilton (12) 50 Breast
Maya Hunter (9) 50 Free
Sam Man (12) 50 Back, 100 Breast, & 100 IM
Alyssa Powell (13) 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200 IM, & 400 IM
Elina Rosario (13) 100 Breast, 200 Breast, & 100 Fly
Alexander Viray (13) 1000 Free
Upcoming Events:
Tuffy’s Group Combined Practice on Fridays 6:00-7:15pm
Starting this Friday Nov 30th Tuffy’s 5:30pm & 6:30pm groups will have a combined practice from 6:00-7:15pm.  Sam’s Group however, will practice at their regular 5:30-6:30pm time.
Shark Pride Day  -  Nov 29th 5-6:30pm
This Thursday November 29th is Shark Pride Day.  All groups will be swimming together from 5-6:30pm.  Please be aware we have shortened the Shark Pride Day practice time for the winter. 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 5-6:30pm.  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. 
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)
This meet is already CLOSED.  The meet has already reached max capacity and is full.  For those attending, this meet will be held at the Santa Rosa Junior College indoor pool.   For more meet information see the meet sheet at: .
Junior Olympic Championships (14&Under)- Nov 30- Dec2
This meet is CLOSED for entries.The Junior Olympic Championships (14 & Under) is being held in Morgan Hill, CA on November 30th through December 2nd at the Morgan Hill Aquatics Center. This meet is offered to swimmers with JO qualifying times that are 14 years of age or younger.
Meet Info and Meet Sheet:  
Short Course Senior Championships(Sr II Trials/Finals 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 29       -   Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
  • 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 (6-9pm at Wardlaw Elementary School)
  • Dec 24-26  -  No Practice  (Happy Holidays!)
  • Dec 31-Jan 1  -  No Practice (Happy New Year!)
  • Feb 18       -  No Practice  (Happy Presidents Day!)
  • Feb 22-24  -  VJO C/B/A Meet (at Cunningham Pool)
  • Feb 25       -  No Practice (Day After Home Meet)
  • Feb 28       -  Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
  • Mar  9-10   - QUIK C/B/A Meet
  • Mar 15-17  - Junior Olympic Championships
  • Mar 28       -  Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
  • April 4-7     -  Far Western Championships
  • April 19-21  - VJO C/B/A Meet
  • April 22      -  No Practice (Day After Home Meet)
  • April 25      -  Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
  • May 18-19  - QUIK C/B/A Meet
  • May 30       - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)