Weekly Mailer

Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,

Good Luck Junior Olympic Qualifiers!
This weekend 13 of our VJO swimmers will be competing at the Junior Olympic Championships in San Ramon, CA. We would like to wish the following qualifying swimmers a special good luck: Evan Augst, Mirelle Augst, Ares Elmore, Kelley Henderson, Bobby Hilton, Maya Hunter, Sota Kanzan, Katie Laramore, Brandon Miguel, Alyssa Powell, Dylan Powell, Elina Rosario, and Mary Welton.  Thank you for representing VJO. Go Sharks!
Upcoming Events:
Practice Cancelled this Friday 3/15
We will not be holding swim practice for any groups this Friday March 15th.  Due to Junior Olympic Championships this Friday will be unable to hold practice.  We are terrible sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused your family.  We will see everyone back onto the pool deck Monday March 18th.
Monday March 18th – No Senior Group Practice
There will be no morning (5:45-7:00am) or afternoon (3:30-5:30pm) Senior Group Practice this Monday March 18th (Day After JO’s).  Senior Group swimmers that did not attend JO’s are expected to attend the Age Group 5:30-7:30pm practice or their high school swim practice.
RSVP for Spaghetti Feed (Sat March 23rd)
Please RSVP ASAP for the Spaghetti Feed and Talent Show.   If you are planning on participating in the Talent Show or Desert Contest please sign up ASAP, we only have a couple of swimmers signed up for each.  Sign-up sheets are located at the pool in the Shark Tank.
Spaghetti Feed Details: The VJO Annual Spaghetti Feed will be held Saturday March 23rd at the St Pats/ St Vincent’s Cafiteria.  Please join us for a Spaghetti Dinner, Talent Show, Dessert Contest, and Baby Shower. Swimmers make sure to start perfecting your talents and desert.  Top contestants will receive prizes.  Flyers for the Spaghetti Feed have been placed in your family file folders at the pool.
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, Desert Contest, and Baby Shower to follow
Cost: $15 per family
Upcoming Meets:
Junior Olympic Championships(San Ramon, CA)
The 2013 Spring Junior Olympic Championships on March 15-17 has closed 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.  To get more information or access the meet sheet, please go to:
Far Western Championships(Morgan Hill, CA)
The 2013 Spring Far Westerm Championships on April 4-7 has opened online for entries!  The meet will be held at the Morgan Hill Aquatic Center (16200 Condit Road,Morgan Hill,CA). To enter this meet, swimmers must have achieved the FW time standard.  Enter online at: Meet Entry deadline: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 11:59PM
Piranha Swimming C/B/A+ Meet  - April 13-14 ***Not Attending***
Our team will NOT be attending the Piranha Meet on April 13-14 next month due to the fact our home VJO Meet is the weekend after.  We instead encourage our swimmers to attend our meet on April 19-21.
10 & Under Championships (April 27-28, Sunnyvalle, CA)
The 2013 10 & Under Championships on April 27-28 has opened online for entries!  The meet will be held at the Sunnyvale Swim Complex @ Fremont High School, 1283 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Ave. Sunnyvale, CA 94087. Swimmers must be 10 years old or younger to compete and must meet qualifying standards below. To enter this meet, swimmers must have achieved the FW time standard.  Enter online at: Online Meet Entry deadline: Monday, April
15, 2013.
Qualifying Time Standards:
- 6-UN must have achieved an 8-UN “B” Time
- 7-8 and 9-10 age groups must have achieved the “A” Time in their events
- Pacific Swimming’s Age Group Time Standards can be found at
Save the Date:
·         Mar 15-17  - Junior Olympic Championships (San Ramon, CA)
·         Mar 15        - **No Practice (Coaches at JO's)
·         Mar 18        - **No Senior Group Practice (No Morning or Afternoon Practice)
·         Mar 23       -  Spaghetti Feed/ Talent Show/ Desert Contest   (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 18      - **Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)**
**Shark Pride Day will extend to 7:00pm**
·         April 19-21  - VJO C/B/A Meet  (Cunningham Pool)
·         April 22       -  No Practice (Day After Home Meet)
·         April 27-28  -  10 & Under Championships (Sunnyvale, CA)
·         May 18-19   - Piranha Swimming C/B/A Meet (Rohnert Park, CA)