Weekly Mailer


Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,
Upcoming Events:
VJO Parka Order
The team will be sending in a special parka order this week.  Order forms are due by thisFriday February 8th.  To purchase a parka for your child(ren) please complete the parka order form and submit a check in the amount of $170 payable to “VJO.  Parka order forms can be found in the “Order Forms” file folder at the pool.  Please place the order and payment into the file marked “Henderson”.
Team parkas are black with white manuscript names on the front upper left chest, VJO letters are on the back in teal blue satin, and a special selected blue fleece interior completes your parka.  The waterproof layers have been specially designed to provide the ultimate in warmth.  Delivery for Parkas may take anywhere from 4-8 weeks.  Please keep this in mind when placing your order. 
Personalized Swim Caps
You have the opportunity to order Personalized Swim Caps for your child or yourself!  These will be standard black caps with white VJO and your name under the logo. You can choose to put your first initial and last name, last name only, or other name on your cap.  If you would like to order personalized swim caps please fill out the personalized swim cap order form and place in the “Henderson” file with your check payable to VJO and notation to “caps”. Personalized Cap Order Forms are due byFebruary 28th, 2013.
Personalized Swim Cap Cost:
Latex $12.00/2 caps
Silicone $25.00/2 caps
VJO C/B/A Meet (Feb 22-24)
Sign-up today!!!  We only have 37 VJO swimmers signed up for our own home meet on Feb 22-24!  The meet is open online for entries.  Our VJO C/B/A Meet will be held on Feb 22-24 at the Cunningham Pool.  All VJO swimmers are encouraged to attend this meet.  Enter Online at: Deadline for entries: 11:59 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013.  See “Upcoming Meet” section below for more details.
Get signed up today for the volunteer position and time best for you!   Parent Volunteer Sign-up sheets for the meet are posted on clip boards in the shark tank.  Remember we need each and every family’s help to put on a big meet like this.  Every VJO family is responsible for volunteering at home meets.  This is the only way we keep mandatory volunteer hours with penalty fees from happening.
We need volunteers for the following positions:
·         Meet Set-up
·         Meet Take-down
·         Snack Bar
·         Hospitality (we need more this time!)
·         Head Timer
·         Colorado
·         Computer
·         Runner
·         Meet Marshalls
·         Officials (Stroke & Turn & Starter)
Hot Chocolate Night
Thank you swimmers and parents for your Hot Chocolate Night food donations!  The last couple weeks donations have been a big help.  Please keep bringing in new snack supplies so we can keep Hot Chocolate Night going for the swimmers.  Our swimmers love this practice night and look forward to it all week.  Thank you!
What to do if you take a break from swimming?
If your son or daughter plans to take a break from swimming with VJO please make sure you notify the team via email or written notice two weeks in advance.  Please email our Membership Chair, Diane Powell ([email protected]) and Treasurer, Dora Tang ([email protected]) the dates you son or daughter will not be swimming.  This can also be done clicking the contact us on our team website,  where your email will notify the same individuals. You will also need to pay a $10 inactive fee during the months your child is not swimming.  Paying the inactive fee will enable you to join back at any time without having to pay the family member fee again.  Thank you!
Upcoming Meets:
VJO C/BA Meet  - Feb 22-24 (Cunningham Pool)
Meet is open online for entries… get signed up today!!!   We only have 54 VJO swimmers signed up for our own home meet on Feb 22-24!  The VJO C/B/A Meet will be held on February 22-24 at the Cunningham Pool.  This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers.  Enter Online at: Deadline for entries: 11:59 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013.  All VJO parents are expected to volunteer to make this meet happen.  Parent volunteer sign-up sheets are posted on clip boards in the shark tank.  Get signed up today! There will be no swim practice on Friday 2/22 or Monday 2/25 due to the meet.
Save the Date:
·         Feb 16       - Spaghetti Feed & Talent Show
·         Feb 18       -  No Practice  (Happy Presidents Day!)
·          Feb 22-24  -  VJO C/B/A Meet (Cunningham Pool)
·         Feb 25       -  No Practice (Day After Home Meet)
·         Feb 28       -  Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
·         Mar 3         - Zone All Star Development Meet (Carson City, Nevada)
·          Mar  9-10   - QUIK C/B/A Meet (Rohnert Park, CA)
·          Mar 15-17  - Junior Olympic Championships (San Ramon, CA)
·         Mar 28       -  Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
·          April 4-7     -  Far Western Championships (Morgan Hill, CA)
·         April 13       - Team Bowling (Stars Bowling, Vacaville)
·          April 19-21  - VJO C/B/A Meet  (Cunningham Pool)
·         April 22      -  No Practice (Day After Home Meet)
·         April 25      -  Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
·         April 27-28 -  10 & Under Championships (Sunnyvale, CA)
·          May 18-19  - QUIK C/B/A Meet (Rohnert Park, CA)