Weekly Mailer


Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,
Spaghetti Feed Re-Cap
Thank you everyone that joined us for our Annual VJO Spaghetti Feed / Talent Show / Dessert Contest last Saturday March 23rd.  We had a great turn out this year with over 80 people attending. We even had 10 kids participate in the talent show.  This year’s talent show was quite amazing; we had everything from singing, dancing, sign language performances, piano and guitar playing, to a Senior Group video (to see video go to youtube – VJO Harlem Shake).  Thank you everyone that performed in our  2013 VJO talent show!  Coach Jennifer would also like to thank the parents and swimmers for all the baby gifts for Whitney. Thank you!! Thank you!!
Dessert Contest Winners
Best overall: Liam Santos (Cake Pops)
Most Creative (tie): Mirelle and Evan Augst (Candy Sushi and Baby Shower Cupcakes)
Coach's Award: Kanzan Family (Mochi)
Most Festive:  Timber and Travis Ross  (Peeps with Eggs)
Best Flan Ever:  Brandon Miguel (Flan)
Chocolate Category:   Valentina Quintana  (Gooey Brownies)
Upcoming Events:
Team Bowling & Laser Tag Day – Saturday April 13th 1-3 pm
Mark your calendars because Saturday April 13th is Team Bowling & Laser Tag at Stars Bowling in Vacaville from 1-3pm.  We will also be going out to eat as a team afterwards.  Costs are still to be determined.
Shark Pride Day – Thur March 28th 5-6:30pm
This Thursday March 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. 
Last Hot Chocolate Night! – Thurs March 28th
Don’t miss it!  This Thursday March 28th is the last Hot Chocolate Night of the season!  Make sure to bring your favorite snack food to share with the team after practice.  After this the next Hot Chocolate Night with be in November. Don’t miss out!
April VJO Meet Open for Entries!!!
We only have 22 VJO swimmers signed so far.  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.
Upcoming Meets:
Far Western Championships(Morgan Hill, CA)
The 2013 Spring Far Westerm Championships on April 4-7 has closed for entries!  The meet will be held at the Morgan Hill Aquatic Center (16200 Condit Road,Morgan Hill,CA). 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.
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.
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 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
Swimmers Qualified for 10 & Under Championships:
9-10's:  Abby Argueta, Jessia Bennett, Caytlin Capulong, Mikaela Gomez, Maya Hunter, and Angel Sapida
8-Unders:  Anna Frances Reyes, Abby Sapida, Alyssa Sapida, Gabriel Cueva, and David Jimenez, 
6-Unders:  A.J. Caberto & Luvpreet Singh
Save the Date:
·         Mar 28       -  Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
·         Mar 28       -  Last Hot Chocolate Night
·          April 4-7    -  Far Western Championships (Morgan Hill, CA)
·         April 13      - Team Bowling (Stars Bowling, Vacaville 1-3pm)
·         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)