Weekly Mailer

Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,

Good Luck All Star Swimmers!
We would like to wish a special good luck to Abigail Argueta, Maya Hunter, andSam Man!  Abigail, Maya, and Sam will be traveling to Carson City Nevada this weekend to competein the Pacific Swimming Zone All Star Meet. These three VJO swimmers were amongst the top eight selected from their age group to represent our Zone (Zone 3) at the meet this weekend.  They will be competing against our 4 other Zones in Pacific Swimming (Zone 1 North, Zone 1 South, Zone 2, and Zone 4).  Good Luck Ladies, Swim Fast!  Thank you for representing Vallejo Aquatics Club and our Zone 3.
VJO Meet Re-Cap
Great job at our meet this weekend!  We had over 95 VJO swimmers entered and swimming in our VJO C/B/A Feb 22-24 meet.  The coaches would like to give a special thank you to the Senior Groupers for helping out and buddying up with our beginner and younger swimmers.  Seniors you did a terrific job helping out the younger ones and we thank you for all your help.  We had 21 new “B” time standards achieved, 18 new “A” time standards achieved, 2 new “JO” (Junior Olympic) time standards achieved, 1 new “FW” (Far Western) time standard achieved, and 1 new “PRT” (Pacific Recognizable Time) standard achieved.  Sota Kanzan (14) achieved two first time ever JO time standards this weekend, one in the 100 fly (1:02.09) and one 200 fly (2:16.30).  Sota also achieved a new Far Western time standard in his 200 fly (2:16.30) and will now be joining us at JO Champs and Far Western Champs in the Spring.  Evan Augst (18) achieved a new PRT (Pacific Recognizable Time) in his 1000 Free on Friday night with a 10:12.74.  Great job gentlemen!
Parents, thank you for all your help and support putting on the meet this weekend.  We could still use more volunteers on the pool deck to allow the meet to run even smoother, but it was great to see more faces on the pool deck.  Unfortunately we were a little shorthanded on Runners/Computer Room for the Sunday portion of the meet.  Although we did end up getting plenty of volunteers for our Snack Bar on Sunday and can report a nice profit.   Thank you again to all the parent volunteers that made our meet possible.  We would like to also give a special thank you to John Yee our Meet Director for organizing such a great meet.  John and his family spent many long hours organizing and running the entire meet for us.  Thank you Yee family!
Upcoming Events:
Shark Pride Day  - Thurs Feb 28th 5-6:30pm
This Thursday Feb 28th is Shark Pride Day!  All groups will be swimming together from 5-6:30pm.  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. 
Personalized Swim Caps
Last two days to order your Personalized Swim Caps. Don’t miss your chance! You have the opportunity to order Personalized Swim Caps for your child or yourself, we only do this three times a year!  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 this Thurs February 28th.
Personalized Swim Cap Cost:
Latex $12.00/2 caps
Silicone $25.00/2 caps
Spaghetti Feed  – Sat March 23rd
The Spaghetti Feed is back on!  Join us Saturday March 23rd at St Pats/ St Vincent’s for our annual Spaghetti Feed, Talent Show, and Dessert Contest. Swimmers make sure to start perfecting your talents and desert.  Top contestants will receive prizes.  More detail will be available soon.
Date:Saturday March 23rd
Location:St Pats /St. Vincent’s Cafeteria (1500 Benicia Rd. Vallejo, CA 94591)
Time:Start 5:00pm, Dinner 5:45pm, Talent Show and Desert Contest to follow
Upcoming Meets:
QUIK C/B/A Meet  (Rohnert Park, Honey Bee Pool)
The QUIK C/B/A Meet on March 9-10 is closed for entries.  This meet will be located at the Honey Bee Pool in Rohnert Park, CA.
Meet Details:
Saturday - Part One (Freestyle) of the Piranha Progressive Meet Series (PC-C/B/A+).
Sunday – Pentathlon (Age Group)
Swimmers may compete in a total of 5 events each day
Junior Olympic Championships(San Ramon, CA)
The 2013SpringJunior Olympic Championshipson March 15-17has opened online for entries!  The meet will be held at the San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Park(9900 Broadmoor Dr., San Ramon, CA 94583).To enter this meet, swimmers must have achieved the JO time standard. Enter Onlineat: Deadline to enter:  11:59pm on Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
Far Western Championships(Morgan Hill, CA)
The 2013SpringFar Westerm Championships on April 4-7has opened online for entries!  The meet will be held at the Morgan Hill Aquatic Center (16200 ConditRoad,Morgan Hill,CA).To enter this meet, swimmers must have achieved the FWtime standard.  Enter online at:  Online Meet Entry deadline:Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 11:59PM
Save the Date:
·         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 23       -  Spaghetti Feed/ Talent Show  (St Pats HS Cafeteria)
·         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)