Weekly Mailer
 Dear Swimmers and Parents,
Welcome Coach Monica and Coach Will! 
We would like to give a warm welcome to our two new assistant coaches here at VJO.  If you have not had a chance, please introduced yourselves to Coach Monica and Coach Will, before or after practice.  Monica is coaching the Novice 1 - Hammerheads 5:30-6:30pm Group.  Coach Will is assisting Monica with this group on Monday’s and Wednesday’s as the Group is quite large.  Welcome to our Vallejo Aquatic Club Family!
Senior Training Camp (Oct 18-20):
The Senior Group has been invited to a Training Camp at the Napa Valley Junior College on Oct 18-20.  Joining us will be 4 other senior teams in the area.  This will be a great opportunity to meet and train with other swimmers of all levels in the area.  Practices will also include technique work, videotaping, and class room time.  Activities will be planned for the athletes during the day on Saturday.
Tentative Training Camp Practice Schedule:
Friday Oct 18th-  4:30-6:30pm (Pool)
Saturday Oct 19th-  8-10am (Pool/Video Taping)
       2-5pm ( 2-3 Class room & 3-5 Pool)
Sunday Oct 20th -  7-9am (Pool)
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!
Tuffy’s Retirement Party
Buy your party tickets today - TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR!!!
We expect this event will sell out - purchase your tickets ASAP!
Print and mail the flyer or drop off at pool.
If you are on the team please use the flyer with a check if possible.
You can also purchase tickets online:
$12 adults/$8 children
Deadline for tickets: Oct 15...
At the party there will be:
Food, Music, Kids Activities, Custom Event t-shirts & apparel, Silent Auction, Photo Booth & more!  (Please bring MC or Visa for shirt purchases. Bring checks for silent auction. No cash please.
Time to upload your TUFFY PICTURES! We are compiling pictures for Tuffy's Party. Some may go into a present to him, others may be used in a slide show.
REQUIREMENTS - pics must include one of the following: 
1. VJO
2. Swimmers/parents, past and present
3. Tuffy in the picture is a bonus!
Go to Flickr and join the group...easy to do!
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You can also email them to: [email protected]
Deadline is Oct 11...
GOT TUFFY STORIES OR MEMORIES to share with him? Of course you do! Stories and memories should be directed TO TUFFY. You can hand write and scan OR email them in message body directly to: [email protected]
Deadline is Oct 11...
More info to come soon, but start thinking about a design that your family can create for a scrapbook page! Each family will design one page, one side. We will email more specifics this week about this one, so for now please start thinking about what your design may be.
Questions? email: [email protected]

Dual Meet on Sat Oct 19th - No Vacaville Meet
We will not be attending the Vacaville Meet.  Unfortunately the meet opened and filled last week in 5 hours.  We will be hosting a dual meet at our pool instead on Saturday Oct 19th.  The Meet Sheet with time, events and entry from will be sent out in the next week.
Oct 19        - Dual Meet @ VJO 
Oct 19-20   - Vacaville BB+/- Meet  (CANCELED)
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)