Weekly Mailer

Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,

Good Luck at Far Westerns!!
Congratulations to our 8 VJO swimmers qualified and attending the 2013 Spring Far Western Championships in Morgan Hill, CA this week April 4-7.  Competing against our swimmers will be teams from Arizona, Canada, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah.  The Far Western Championships is the highest level meet you can qualify for in Age Group swimming.  Good Luck Evan Augst, Mirelle Augst, Kelley Henderson, Sota Kanzan, Brandon Miguel, Alyssa Powell, Dylan Powell, and Mary Welton.  Thank you for representing Vallejo Aquatics Club at this year’s Spring Far Western Championships. Coach Sam and Coach Hillary will be attending the meet with our swimmers.
Upcoming Events:
No Senior Group Practice Thurs 4/4 & Fri 4/5
There will be no Senior Group practice during Far Western Champs on Thursday 4/4 and Friday 4/5.  Senior Groupers not attending the meet are asked to practice with Age Group or with their high school team. Age Group practices from 6:00-7:30pm on Thurs and 5:30-7:30pm on Friday.  
Team Bowling & Laser Tag Day – Saturday April 13th 12:30-3 pm
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 at Buffalo Wild Wings. 
WHEN:  Saturday, April 13, 2013
WHERE: Stars Recreation Lanes (155 Browns Valley Parkway Vacaville, CA 95688)
TIME: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
COST:   Option 1:  $7.00 per person   (1 game of bowling and 1 session of laser-tag)
  Option 2:  $9.00 per person   (2 games of bowling)
All family members are welcome! Tuffy/Sam and Hillary’s group must be accompanied by a parent; older swimmers may attend alone. Parents - we would love to see you out there too!
Join us to eat after(approx. 3:30pm)
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar at the Nut Tree
1601 East Monte Vista Ave – Vacaville
The R.S.V.P. form, along with your money, is due no later than Monday, April 8th to Diane Powell /Membership Folder on deck. Please pre-pay so we can reserve the exact head count.
VJO Meet Closing for Entries Soon!!!
The Friday night portion of the meet is already CLOSED and the Saturday and Sunday portion will be closing SOON.  Don’t miss your chance to swim in our April Meet. We only have 63 VJO swimmers signed so far.   For more meet info and how to sign up, see “Upcoming Meets” section below.
Upcoming Meets:
Far Western Championships(Morgan Hill, CA)
The 2013 Spring Far Westerm Championships on April 4-7 are CLOSED for entries!  The meet will be held at the Morgan Hill Aquatic Center (16200 Condit Road,Morgan Hill,CA). To attend this meet, swimmers must have achieved the FW time standard. 
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)
The April VJOMeet will be closing soon, don’t miss your chance to enter!Our April 19-21 VJO C/B/A Meet is open online for entries. Paper entries can also be turned into the Meet Director’s (John Yee) file folder at the pool  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.  
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:
·         April 4-7      -  Far Western Championships (Morgan Hill, CA)
·         April 13         -  Team Bowling (Stars Recreation, Vacaville 12:30-3pm)
·         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)