Weekly Mailer
Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,
Pool Party Re-cap
We hope everyone had a great time at our Annual Pool Party and Alumni Reunion over the weekend.  We had a much bigger Alumni turn out this year and we thank everyone for getting the word out.  The potluck food was fantastic as usual and the family relays and Alumni Meet were a big hit this year.  We plan to hold both the family relays and alumni meet again next year.  Alumni make sure you keep up your swimming!
Napa Valley Long Course Meet Re-Cap
Great job at the Napa Meet!  We had many amazing swims and many new time standards achieved over the weekend.  We had 24 new “B” times achieved, 6 new “A” times achieved, 3 new JO times achieved, 3 new Far Western times achieves, and 1 new “PRT” (Pacific Recognizable Time) achieved.  Maya Hunter (10) achieved a new Long Course Junior Olympic time in the 100 fly with a 1:36.74 and a new Long Course Far Western time in the 50 Free with a 34.33.  Maya will now be joining us for the first time at the Summer Far Western Championships at the end on July.  Congratulations Maya! Abigail Argeta (10) achieved a new long course JO time in the 200 IM with a 3:11.71, a new long course JO time in the 200 Free with a 2:49.05, a first time ever long course Far Western time in the 50 breast with a 44.68, and a first time ever long course FW and PRT time in the 100 breast with a 1:35.12. Outstanding job Abby!  Great job VJO swimmers!
We are excited to announce Alyssa Powell shattered our VJO women’s 13-14 Long Course 100 Fly team record 2 weeks ago at the Summer Sanders Meet in Roseville, CA.  Alyssa went a 1:08.02. This was a 25 year old record originally set by Kristi Greene in 1988.  Way to go Alyssa!!!
Upcoming Events:
SWIM-A-THON - Tomorrow Tuesday June 25th!!!
DATE: Tomorrow, June 25th, 2013
TIME: 5 - 7 PM
SWIMMERS: Arrive no later than 4:30 to check-in. Go to the check in area and get your numberfind your coach who will assign you a LAP COUNTER and lane. Do not forget goggles, fins and kick boards.
PARENTS: Thank you for signing up to count laps! If you have not signed up - it is not too late! Arrive at the pool by 4:30. Each coach will assign you five swimmers  (at least five swimmers/lap counter).  You will need to count the swimmers' laps, documnet them, and track time in and time out of pool (write these times next to your swimmers name). First place trophies will go to the first male/female swimmer/age group with fastest times! SO YOUR ACCUARACY is important :)  
POT LUCK: Do not forget to bring a dish to share! Potluck will follow swim-a-thon. We will have tables set up for food. REMEMBER:  This is a FAMILY event...we want you pool side! Find an area to work and enjoy spending the evening with a great group of caring families!
DONATIONS: We will be collecting donations on this day. Dora (our VJO treasurer will be here to collect evelopes). Make sure you have your envelopes clearly marked with swimmers FIRST/LAST name. Also include a PHONE NUMBER in case we have questions. All donations are due by: JULY 25th.That is our final cut off date for donations.
Reminder - this years theme is Ducky Luau! Dress accordingly!
Swim-A-Thon Questions?  Call Cyndee Bogard @ 510-407-5282 or email: [email protected]
Shark Pride Day Dual Meet
This month for our Shark Pride Day we will be holding a Dual Meet from 5-7pm on Thursday June 27th.  Warm-ups will start at 5:00pm and the meet will run from 5:30-7:00pm. Swimmers can enter up to 4 events.  8 & Unders will swim 25’s, 9-10 and 11-12 will swim 50’s and 13 & overs will swim 100’s. All four strokes (Fly, Back, Breast, & Free) will be offered to each age group. To swim in the meet, turn in a completed consolidated entry form by Wednesday June 26th at 7:30pm.  Consolidated entry forms can be found at the pool or on our team website in the events section labeled “Shark Pride Day Dual Meet”. Consolidated entry forms can be turned in to the manila envelope labeled “Meet Entries” located on the team bulletin board in the Shark Tank area.
Entries Due:Wed June 26th by 7:30pm
Max 4 events
Upcoming Meets:
Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A Meet
***The Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A Meet is CLOSED for entries.*** 
Ukiah Dolphins C/B/A Meet - July 26-28 
Ukiah Meet still open for entries! Sign up ASAP if you are planning to attend.  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!  Enter online at:
Camping:  Get your sleeping bags and marshmallows ready!  We will be camping at Bushay Recreation Area Campgrounds at Lake Mendocino.  The price is $25 per night with a maximum of 8 people plus 2 vehicle per campsite. Total of $50 per campsite for 2 nights stay (Friday July 26th & Saturday July 27th).Campsites could accommodate 2 families. If we have 2 families per campsite we can split the accommodations to $12.50 per family per night.
How to Reserve your Campsite: Any VJO families interested in camping during the Ukiah Swim Meet please contact Marylou Miguel at [email protected] or by text only (707) 373- 8771. VJO families are currently staying in the following campsites: B69, B70, B71, B72, B73, B77, B78, B81, B82
Interested in Making Your Own Reservations: Families interested in making their own reservation either call 1-877 444-6777 or go to the website, then choose Bushay Recreation Area Campground. Our families would like to stay close together. Please try to reserve the other campsites near by B83, B51, B53, B55, B79, and B80. These campsites are closer to the grassy play area and lake access.
Save the Date:
·        June 25         - Swim –A- Thon 5-7pm
·        June 27         - Shark Pride Day Dual Meet (Warm-ups:5:00pm Meet 5:30-7:00pm)
·        June 28-30    - Westside Aquaducks Long Course Meet (Petaluma, CA)
·        July 4           - 4th of July Parade (No Swim Practice)
·        July 5           - No Afternoon Practice (only 7-9am morning practice)
·         July 12-14    - Junior Olympic Championships (Concord, CA)
·         July 17-21    - Summer Sectional Championships (Santa Clarita, CA)
·        July 25         - Team Picture Day (4-6pm)
·        July 25         - Shark Pride Day 6-7pm (After Team Picture)
·        July 27-28    - Ukiah Dolphins Meet (Ukiah, CA)
·        July 31-Aug 4– Long Course Far Western Championships (San Jose, CA)
·        Aug 7-10      - Western Zones (Roseville, CA)
·         Aug 9-11      - Zone 3 Championships (Dual Venue Napa/Vallejo)
·        Aug 12-25    - Team Break (No Practice - 2 weeks)
·        Aug 26         - First Day of Fall Practice
·        Aug 29         - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
·        Sept 2          - No Practice (Labor Day)
·        Sept 14        - 2013 VJO Awards Banquet
·        Sept 26        - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
·         Sept 27-29   - VJO Short Course C/B/A Meet
·        Sept 30        - No Practice (Meet Recovery Day)