Weekly Mailer
Dear VJO Swimmers and Parents,
Good Luck at Far Western Championships!
We would like to wish our Far Western swimmers good luck this week at the 2013 Speedo Far Western Championships in San Jose, CA. Our swimmers will be competing against some of the top teams in the Nation.  This year we will also be treated with competing against multiple teams from Canada and Mexico.Good luck to,Evan Augst (18), Mirelle Augst (15), Ares Elmore (18), Kelley Henderson (18), Maya Hunter (10), Sota Kanzan (14), Milton Lau (18), Brandon Miguel (17), Alyssa Powell (14), Dylan Powell (18), Elina Rosario (13), Mary Welton (17) and Marshall Zia (18).  Swim Fast!
Swim-A-Thon…We did it!
The final count is not quite in, but we have raised over $15,800 for our 2013 Swim-A-Thon.  Great job everyone!  We were able to reach our team goal of $15,000. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.  
Spirit Week – Aug 5th -8th
Next week we will be having a special practice schedule to help get our swimmers ready for Zone 3 Championships. On both Wednesday 8/7 and Thursday 8/8 we will have an All Team Practice from 5-7pm. These two days will be a great chance for swimmers to work together on relay start, team cheers and team posters for the meet.  Go Sharks!
Monday Aug 5th          -  Regular Practice
Tuesday Aug 6th         -  Regular Practice
Wednesday Aug 7th -  All Team Practice 5-7pm  – Team Cheer Day
Thursday Aug 8th      -  All Team Practice 5-7pm  – Poster Making Day    
Friday Aug 9th             -  No Practice - Zone 3 Championships
Job Sign-Ups for Zone 3 Champs
Our team is only in charge of Set-up, Take-down/ Clean-up, and Snack Bar at Zone 3 Championships. Your participation in these three areas for this meet is critical. The following link will directly connect you to the available jobs for this upcoming event. Remember it is a first come, first serve event, so don't delay. Access to the Job Sign-Up System will require you to login into your team account. Don't worry, if you have forgotten your password, you can click the "Here" link on the login page and you will be re-directed to submit your account email address. Your password will immediately be emailed to you. 50a309006

Zone 3 Championships (Aug 9-11)
Entries for the meet are CLOSED.  This will be our last meet of the summer season.  Championships will be held at our Vallejo Pool this year, so no commuting necessary. This will be a trials/finals meet.  Relays will be swum on both Saturday and Sunday. All VJO swimmers should plan on being in relays unless informed otherwise by your coach. 
·        July 31-Aug 4– Long Course Far Western Championships (San Jose, CA)
·        Aug 5-8      - Spirit Week
Aug 5th – Monday – Regular Practice Schedule
Aug 6th – Tuesday – Regular Practice Schedule
Aug 7th – Wednesday 5-7pm (All Team Practice – Team Cheer Day)
Aug 8th - Thursday 5-7pm (All Team Practice – Poster Making Day)    
·        Aug 7-10      - Western Zones (Roseville, CA)
·        Aug 8-10      - North American Challenge Cup (Federal Way, WA)
·        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)