Weekly Mailer
Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,
Thank you everyone that joined us last Saturday for our Team Bowling and Laser Tag.  We hope everyone had as good of a time as the coaches did! Our next team social event will be our Pool Party & Alumni Reunion on Saturday June 22nd
Upcoming Events:
Parents the VJO meet is this weekend and we still need help in a lot of areas.  We need more parent volunteers in the following areas:
·         Colorado/Runner –  Need 2 more volunteers (Sat & Sun)
·         Computer Room – Need 2 more volunteers (Sat & Sun)
·         Snack Bar –  Need 4 more volunteers (Sun)
·         Head Timer– Need 5 more volunteers (Sat & Sun)
·         Marshalls – Need 6 more volunteers(Sat & Sun)
·         Set-up & Take-down: More!!!
·         Hospitality -  smiley
Shark Pride Day– Thurs April 18th  5:00-7:00pm
This Thursday March 28th is Shark Pride Day!  All groups will be swimming together from 5:00-7:00pm.  Please note that we will be extending Shark Pride day until 7:00pm this month. 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.  Show off your Shark spirit!  We want to encourage team unity by having the entire swim team practice together from 5-7pm.  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. 
***This is also Set-up day for our meet, so please parents come down and help set-up at 5:00pm***
VJO Team Suit / Warm-up Fitting Tues April 23rd
When: Tuesday April 23rd 
Time: 3:30-7:30pm
Where: Cunningham Pool
Nor Cal Swim Shop  will be at Cunningham pool from 3:30-7:30pm for our VJO team suit fitting. We will be offering two different team suits again this year, the custom Q suit and a black Nike suit with embroidered team logo on front.  Both women’s team suits are available in multiple styles.  The men’s team suits are available in either Jammer or brief style.  We will also have our team warm-ups (Nike Rio II) available in both youth and adult sizes.  Order forms can be found at the pool and on our web site.
No Practice Monday April 22nd
There will be no practice Monday April 22nd , the day after our VJO Long Course Meet.  We hope all swimmers and parents take this day to recover.
Upcoming Meets:
VJO C/B/A Long Course Meet (April 19-21)
The April VJO Meet is closed for entries.  This is our first Long Course Meet of the season and it will be held at our Cunningham Pool.  Meet Information:
10 & Under Championships (April 27-28, Sunnyvale, CA)
The 2013 10 & Under Championships on April 27-28 will close today 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
Hotel Info: Hyatt Place $65/night ----Go to then go to their Express Deals for a $65/night 3 Stare Hotel.  
Save the Date:
·         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 14         - Mandatory General Membership Meeting (5:30-7:00pm)
·          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)