Weekly Mailer
Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,
4th of July Parade
Thank you all for joining us in the 160th Annual Vallejo 4th of July Parade.  We had a great turn out this year and we were very excited to have a larger number of VJO family members walking with us.  We hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday!
Good Luck Junior Olympic Team!
We would like to wish our 2013 Junior Olympic Team good luck this weekend. VJO has 13 swimmers attending this year’s Junior Olympic Championships in Concord, CA.  Our swimmers will be competing against some of the fastest swimmers in Northern California.  Good Luck to the following swimmers: Abigail Argueta (10), Evan Augst (18), Mirelle Augst (15), Kelley Henderson (18), Maya Hunter (10), Sota Kanzan (14), Milton Lau (18), Brandon Miguel (17), Alyssa Powell (14), Dylan Powell (18), Elina Rosario (13), Daniel Sanderson (17), Mary Welton (17).
Swim-A-Thon Up-Date
As of today we have raised $6,661 for our Swim-A-Thon.  Remember our team goal is to raise $15,000...  we’d still got a ways to go. You can collect donations all the way up to Thursday, July 25th.  Our biggest fundraiser so far is Giselle Torres.  She has raised over $500.  Great job Giselle, keep up the good work!
Upcoming Events:
Swim-A-Thon Make-up Day – July 9th
Next Tuesday July 9th we will be holding our Swim-A-Thon Make up Day from 3:30-5:30pm. Make sure you bring a parent or person to count for you. Clip boards and counting sheets will be provided.   Swim-A-Thon Questions?  Call Cyndee Bogard @ 510-407-5282 or email: [email protected]
Last Day for Swim-A-Thon Donations– Thurs July 25th
We will be collecting Swim-A-Thon donations all the way up to July 25th. 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.   Swim-A-Thon Questions?  Call Cyndee Bogard @ 510-407-5282 or email: [email protected]
Team Picture Day – Thurs July 25th
Our Team Picture Day will be Thursday July 25th. Individual and group pictures will be taken from 4:00-5:30pm and the team picture will be at 5:30pm. Make sure to bring your turquoise team shirt for the team picture.  Picture packets will be available at the pool in the next week or two. Swimmers make sure you bring your suits, because we will be getting in the water for Shark Pride Day (6-7pm) afterwards. 
Upcoming Meets:
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.
2013 Junior Olympic Championships  (July 12-14)
Swimmers must have achieved the JO time standard to enter this meet. The 2013 Summer Junior Olympic Championships on July 12-14 is opened online for entries. Online Meet Entries: The Deadline is 11:59 pm, Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013. Enter online @ Swim Connection:
·         TIME: Meet begins at 9:00 AM each day. Warm-ups from 7:00 to 8:45 a.m. Finals will begin no sooner than 1 hour after the conclusion of trials. The exact time will be determined by the meet referee and announced as early as practical each day.
2013 Far Western Championships (July 31 - Aug 4)
Swimmers must have achieved the Far Western time standard to enter this meet. The 2013 LC Summer Far Western Championships on August 1-5 will be held at the Frank Fiscalini International Swim Center at Independence High School, 627 North Jackson Avenue, San Jose, CA 95133. The meet is opened online for entries. Online Meet Entries: .   The deadline is Wednesday, July 24, 2013 .
Save the Date:
·        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 25          - Deadline for Swim-A-Thon Donations
·        July 26-28    - 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 (Vallejo, CA)
·        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)