Weekly Mailer

Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,

4 Team Records Broken at JO’s!!
Last weekend 10 of our VJO swimmers competed at the Junior Olympic Championships in San Ramon, CA. Our VJO swimmers had some outstanding performances.  We had many new best times, 4 new FW times achieved, and 4 new VJO team records shattered.  Brandon Miguelbroke the 15-16 boys1000 Free team record with a 10:17.49. Brandon broke Thomas deSenna’s 1999 record of 10:18.10.  Mirelle Augst broke the 15-16 girls 200 Back team record with a 2:18.01.  Mirelle broke Kelly Henderson’s 200 Back record of 2:18.23 set in 2011.  Dylan Powell broke his own 17-18 boys 200 Fly team record with a 2:00.23. Alyssa Powell broke the 13-14 girls 200 Fly team record with a 2:17.21. Alyssa broke a 26 year old 200 Fly record of 2:17.47 set by Melissa Pugh in 1987.  You can find a complete copy of the meet results at
We would like to thank the following swimmers for representing Vallejo Aquatics Club at JO’s: Evan Augst (18), Mirelle Augst (15), Bobby Hilton (12), Maya Hunter (9), Sota Kanzan (14), Brandon Miguel (16), Alyssa Powell (14), Dylan Powell (17), Elina Rosario (13), and Mary Welton (17).  Thank you for representing VJO. Go Sharks!
Upcoming Events:
RSVP for Spaghetti Feed (Sat March 23rd)
Only 23 families have RSVP’d for the Spaghetti Feed this Saturday March 23rd.Make sure you RSVP ASAP to your family doesn’t miss out on the fun.  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.
The VJO Annual Spaghetti Feed will be held this Saturday March 23rd at the St Pats/ St Vincent’s Cafeteria.  Please join us for a Spaghetti Dinner, Talent Show, and Dessert Contest. Swimmers make sure you start perfecting your talents and deserts.  Top contestants will receive a prize.  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, and Desert Contest to follow
Cost: $ 15 per family
***Volunteers:  If you are able to help set up please arrive a 3:00pm and don’t forget to email or text Marylou Miguel at 707-373-8771 or [email protected]****
April VJO Meet Open for Entries!!!
Our April 19-21 VJO C/B/A Meet is open online for entries!  This is the first Long Course Meet of the season so it will fill up quick.  Make sure you get signed up ASAP so you don’t miss out on this great opportunity.
For more meet info see “Upcoming Meets” section below.
Only 2 more Hot Chocolate Nights Left!!!!
Swimmers and parents we only have two more Hot Chocolate nights left and we are in need of more snack food items.  We have plenty of Hot Coco, but last week was very slim pickings on snacks.  Any snack items will do, just ask your child what items they like to eat after practice on Hot Chocolate Nights.
Upcoming Meets:
Far Western Championships(Morgan Hill, CA)
The 2013 Spring Far Western 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. 
Online 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, Sunnyvale, 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 meet qualifying standards. 
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
VJO C/B/A Long Course Meet(April 19-21)
Our April 19-21 VJO C/B/A Meet is open online for entries. This is our first Long Course Meet of the season and it will be held at our Cunningham Pool.  Make sure you get signed up ASAP so you don’t miss out on this great opportunity.  This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers.  Please talk to your coach if you have questions on which events to swim.
Save the Date:
·         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)