Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
This weekend was Coach Tuffy’s last meet with us.  Thank you everyone for participating in the big “Coach Tuffy” cap surprise.  The caps were a huge surprise to him.  Good job everyone for keeping it a secret!  If you were not able to get your shirt or cap signed by him before he left, we will make sure to have a couple more occasions so you can get his signature.  Thank you Tuffy for the inspirational and incredible 43 years you coached at VJO.
VJO Meet Re-cap
I hope everyone is enjoying their Recovery Day/ Day Off.  We received a tremendous amount of parent volunteer help over the weekend.  Thank you to everyone that assisted us in hosting our September “Tuffy Williams Fall Classic” Meet.  Thursday night, for set up, we had over 30 parent volunteers on the pool deck helping.  That was the largest amount of volunteers we have ever seen on the pool deck setting up… Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!  I received many complements and thank you’s form other coaches and parents for such a well-run and friendly meet.  This was great to hear and only reflects on all the help and hard work everyone put it to the meet.
Many Thanks!
I would like to give a special thank you to John Yee, our Meet Director and his family for setting-up, organizing, and running the meet.  Thank you to Debbie Tucker who was our Meet Referee, and doesn’t even have kids on our team any more.  Thank you to all of our officials and stroke and turns Junn Capulong, Mike Welton, David Elmore, Dwight Everett, Alan Augst. Thank you to all our meet committee heads Mark Eggan (Snack Bar Head), Lourdes Viray / Lucia Welton (Hospitality Head),  Marylou Miguel (Head Timer), Vicky Yee (Computer Room Head), Michael Powell (Colorado Head),  Sarah Chavez (Silent Auction Head), Diane Powell (Awards Head), Jean Augst (Clerk of Course Head), Rudy Miguel (Head Marshal),  Alan Augst (Officials/ Announcer Head).
Thank you,
Jennifer Thiem
VJO Head Swim Coach
Breast Cancer Caps
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  VJO will be selling special caps.  The proceeds will be donated to a Breast Cancer Foundation. The caps will be sold in advance on a first come first serve basis.  We have 75 latex ($10.00) and 20 silicone caps ($15.00) available.  Please note the pink on cap may not be exactly same pink as on flyer. If you are interested please fill out the form and place the form and a check made out to VJO in the Rivera file.  Thanks so much for helping this great cause!
Get Your Tickets for Tuffy's Retirement Party!
Flyers/Registration Forms are in your boxes at the pool. You can return in the ticket registration form to the Powell filefolder or register online. We hope all of you can make it and Tuffy is looking forward to spending a great night with you all to celebrate his 43 years at VJO! Please plan to purchase your tickets in advance as we anticipate that this is going to be a large event.
Please return the registration form to the Powell file folder or
Facebook info page: 
Search for "Coach Tuffy's Retirment Party"and like the page. 
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Vacaville Swim Team BB+ Meet (Oct 18-20) 
The Vacaville BB+/- Meet will opened online for entries tonight! When it does open, sign up ASAP!!!  This meet will closes in 2 days.  Some of the meets in the Sierra Nevada LSC area have closed within 5 hours.  Do not miss out on our only meet in October, when the meet opens for entries sign up right then!  Don’t wait!  Coach Jennifer will send out a team email when the meet opens.
Location:  Vacaville, Walter Graham Aquatic Center
                   1100 Alamo Dr.
    Vacaville, 95687
Groups Attending:  This meet is recommended for Monica’s & Will’s Group (Tuffy’s Group) Sam’s Group, Hillary’s Group and Age Group (Not Senior Group).  The Senior Group will be attending a Training Camp in Napa that Weekend instead.
Friday:  Warm ups: 4:30pm,   Meet Begins at 5:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 13 and Over:  
·         Warm-ups  7:30am
·         Meet starts at 9:00am
Saturday and Sunday 12 and under:
·         Warm-ups:  No earlier than 11:00 am one (1) hour before the meet
·         Meets Starts No earlier than 12:00 noon
Sept 30th     - No Practice (Meet Recovery Day)
Oct 5-6th     - Sr II Marin Pirates Meet (Senior Group)
Oct 19-20   - Vacaville BB+/- Meet 
Oct 27th       - Tuffy’s Retirement Party (1-5pm)
Oct 31th      - Shark Pride Halloween Practice (All Groups 3:30-5:30pm)
Nov 2nd      - Dual Meet @ SASO
Nov 7th       - Start of Hot Chocolate Night (Every Thurs Night in the Winter)
Nov 23rd    - Dual Meet @ VJO
Nov 21st      - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Nov 28-29 - Happy Thanksgiving (No Practice)
Nov 29       - VJO Social Event TBA
Dec 6-8      - Junior Olympic 14 & Under Championships (Morgan Hill, CA)
Dec 6-8      - Senior Champs (Sr II @ Walnut Creek)
Dec 14th     - Dual Meet @ QUIK
Dec ??        - Annual Christmas Party (TBA)
Dec 24-25   - No Practice (Merry Christmas!)
Dec 26th      - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
Dec 31-Jan 1st  - No Practice (Happy New Year’s)