Weekly Mailer

Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,

2 More Team Records Broken!!!
Over the weekend our 7 VJO swimmers had an amazing showing at the 2013 Spring Far Western Championships in Morgan Hill, CA.  Evan Augst, Mirelle Augst, Sota Kanzan, Brandon Miguel, Alyssa Powell, Dylan Powell, and Mary Welton were amongst our 7 to attend.   We had 12 new best times achieved one new PRT achieved, multiple finals swims, and 2 VJO Team Records broken.  Dylan Powell achieved a new PRT (Pacific Recognizable Time) in the 200 Fly with a 1:59.43.  Dylan also shattered his own VJO team record in the 17 & Over 200 Fly (1:59.43) set only 2 weeks ago.  Mirelle Augst also shattered her own VJO team record set only 2 weeks ago in the 15-16 200 back with a 2:17.09.  Congratulations swimmers and thank you for representing Vallejo Aquatics Club at this year’s 2013 Spring Far Western Championships.
Upcoming Events:
Saturday Long Course Practice – April 13th 7-9am
This Saturday April 13th from 7-9am (before team bowling) we will be having a special long course practice to get everyone ready for our upcoming long course meet.  Tuffy’s Group will be swimming from 7:30-9am
·         7-9am – Seniors, Age Group, Sams Group, and Hilary’s Group
·         7:30-9am – Tuffy’s Group
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.
Volunteers Needed for VJO Meet!!!
Parents we need help in a lot of areas still.  We still need parent volunteers in the following areas:
·         Colorado – no one signed up
·         Runners – need 5 more
·         Computer Room – need 4 more
·         Snack Bar – need 11 more
·         Hospitality – need 8 more
·         Head Timer– need 5 more
Upcoming Meets:
VJO C/B/A Long Course Meet (April 19-21)
The April VJO Meet 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, 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.  
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
Piranha Swimming C/B/A+ Meet  - May 18-19  (***just opened for entries***)
The Piranha Swimming C/B/A+ Meetis now open online for entries.  If you are planning on attending sign up ASAP.  Their last meet filled up within a week.  This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers.
Meet Details:
Saturday: Progressive Series (Free, Back, and Breast Events)
Sunday: IMX Challenge
Napa Valley Long Course Meet - June 15-16  (***just opened for entries***)
The Napa Valley Long Course Meet is open online for entries.  If you are planning on attending sign up ASAP.  This meet filled up within 2 weeks last year.  The Napa Long Course Meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers.
Summer Sanders Long Course JR+ Meet (June 14-16, Roseville, CA)
(***just opened for entries***)
The Summer Sanders Meet is now open online for entries.  This will be a travel meet for the Senior Group with qualifying time standards. Qualifying time standards are between a Sr I and Sr II (see meet sheet for exact times).  This meet is Trials and Finals. This meet will fill very quickly so enter ASAP.
Meet Details:
Warm –ups: 7:00-8:15 am (Fri, Sat, & Sun)
Meet Begins: 8:30 am
Finals Warm-Up: 4:30pm
Finals Begin: 5:30pm
Save the Date:
·         April 13       - Saturday Morning Long Course Practice 7-9am
·         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 23        - Team Suit & Warm-up Fitting (Cunningham Pool 3:30-7:30pm)
·         April 27-28   -  10 & Under Championships (Sunnyvale, CA)
·          May 18-19   - Piranha Swimming C/B/A Meet (Rohnert Park, CA)
·         May 27        -  No Practice (Happy Memorial Day!)
·        June 15-16   - Napa Long Course Meet (Napa Valley College, CA)
·        June 14-16   - Summer Sanders Long Course JR+ Meet (Roseville, CA)
·        June 22        - Annual Pool Party and Alumni Reunion 12-4pm
·        June 28-30   - Westside Aquaducks Long Course Meet (Pataluma, CA)
·        July 4           - 4th of July Parade (No Swim Practice)
·        July 25         - Team Picture Day (4-6pm)
·        July 27-28    - Ukiah Dolphins Meet (Ukiah, CA)
·        Aug 9-10      - Zone 3 Championships (Dual Venue Napa/Vallejo)
·        Aug 12-26    - Team Break (No Practice - 2 weeks)