April 30, 2013
Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,
Congratulations 10 & Under Champs Swimmers!
Last weekend we sent 15 VJO swimmers to the 10 & Under Championships in Sunnyvale, CA. This is the most swimmers VJO has ever sent to 10 & Under Championships. We had 24 new best times achieved and three new Junior Olympic qualifying times achieved. Abigail Argueta (10) achieved a new JO time in the 50 Free with a 32.00, dropping a second. Abby also achieved a new JO time in the 100 IM with a 1:20.58, dropping 3 seconds.
Maya Hunter (10)achieved a new JO time in the 100 Free with a 1:10.48, dropping 2 seconds. Congratulations ladies, you will now be attending the 2013 Summer Junior Olympic Championships in July. Congratulations swimmers!
Mandatory General Membership Meeting - Tuesday May 14th 5:30-7:00pm
This year’s Mandatory General Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday May 14th from 5:30-7:00pm in the portable buildings next to the pool. We request that at least one family member from each family be present. In addition to going over the dates of the upcoming year, discussing practice and meet expectations, and voting on new board positions, we will also be reviewing the new requirements and number of volunteer hours for each VJO family.
Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion- Sat June 22nd 12-4pm
Make sure you mark your calendars for our Annual Pool Party and Alumni Reunion on Saturday June 22nd from 12-4pm at the Cunningham Pool. We will be swimming, going off diving boards, playing games, having family relays, and also holding our 3rd Annual BBQ Cook-Off. Come join the fun and don’t forget to spread the word to any VJO Alumni you may know.
Piranha Swimming C/B/A+ Meet - May 18-19
Sign up now!! The Sunday portion of the meet is still open. The Piranha Swimming C/B/A+ Meetis open online for entries. The Saturday portion of the meet is already filled up, but Sunday is still open. If you are planning on attending sign up ASAP. This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers.
Enter online at: http://ome.swimconnection.com/pc/quik20130518
Saturday: **CLOSED** Progressive Series (Free, Back, and Breast Events)
Sunday: IMX Challenge (still open for entries)
Napa Valley Long Course Meet -June 15-16
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. Senior Group swimmers will be attending the Summer Sanders Meet this weekend
Enter online at: http://ome.swimconnection.com/pc/nvst20130615.
Summer Sanders Long Course JR+ Meet (June 14-16, Roseville, CA)
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 qualifying times). This meet is Trials and Finals. This meet will fill very quickly so enter ASAP.
Enter online at:http://ome.swimconnection.com/meets
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:Go to Priceline.com for $65/night 3 Stare Hotel (Hyatt Place). Go to Express Deals.
Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A Meet (***just opened for entries***)
The Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A Meet is now open online for entries. This will be the third and final long course meet of the season. It will also be the last meet to qualify for JO’s. All VJO swimmers are encouraged to attend this meet.
Enter online at: http://ome.swimconnection.com/pc/WA20130628
Entry Deadline:11:59pm Wednesday June 19h 2013.
Ukiah Dolphins C/B/A Meet - July 26-28 (***just opened for entries***)
The Ukiah Dolphins Short Course C/B/A Meet is now open online for entries. This will be our team meet for the month of July. All VJO swimmers are encouraged to attend this meet... it will be a fun one!
Camping: The team will also be camping at either the high school or at Lake Mendocino. We are working on getting a group camp site at Lake Mendocino. So get your sleeping bags and marshmallows ready! We will also be setting up some other fun activities for the kids after the meet.
Enter online at: http://ome.swimconnection.com/pc/UD20130726
Entry Deadline:11:59pm Wednesday July 17th 2013.
Save the Date:
· May 14 - Mandatory General Membership Meeting (5:30-7:00pm)
· May 18-19 - Piranha Swimming C/B/A Meet (Rohnert Park, CA)
· May 25 - Saturday Long Course Practice (7:00-9:00am)
· May 27 - No Practice (Happy Memorial Day!)
· May 30 - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
· June 1 - Saturday Long Course Practice (7:00-9:00am)
· June 8 - Saturday Long Course Practice (7:00-9:00am)
· June 10-14 - Senior Group Practice 5:30-7:00pm
· 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 25 - Swim –A- Thon
· June 27 - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
· June 28-30 - Westside Aquaducks Long Course Meet (Pataluma, CA)
· July 4 - 4th of July Parade (No Swim Practice)
· July 12-14 - Junior Olympic Championships (Concord, CA)
· July 25 - Team Picture Day (4-6pm)
· July 27-28 - Ukiah Dolphins Meet (Ukiah, CA)
· July 31 - Aug 4 - Far Western Championships (San Jose, CA)
· Aug 9-10 - Zone 3 Championships (Dual Venue Napa/Vallejo)
· Aug 12-26 - Team Break (No Practice - 2 weeks)