Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
Good Luck Junior Olympic Swimmers!
We would like to wish Abby Argueta (11), Nick Bennett (14), Maya Hunter (10), and Angel Sapid (10) good luck at the 2013 14 & Under Junior Olympic Championships.  These four VJO swimmers will be competing in a 3 day meet down in Morgan Hill, CA.  Attending the meet with them will be Coach Sam. Good luck this weekend, we wish you all the best of luck.
December Swimmers of the Month
The following swimmers did an outstanding job last month and will be receiving a Swimmer of the Month cap.
Novice 1 (Monica/ Will’s Group)  -  Luvpreet Singh
Novice 1 (Sam’s 6:30 Group)      -  Angel Sapida
Novice 2 (Sam;s 5:30 Group)      - Sela Calacsan
Novice 2 (Hillary’s Group)            -  Kailani Abisia
Age Group                                       -  Tess Schoonhoven
Senior Group                                  -  Xavier Quintana      
Pacific Swimming Registration Due TODAY!!!
Pacific Swimming Registration is due today Monday December 2nd.   We have only received renewal checks from 11 families so far.  Swimmers will not be eligible to swim in 2014 season if Pac Swim registration checks are not received. Please place your $65 check in the Membership Folder (Powell) located in the file folder box at the pool.   If you have recently joined the team or have renewed your Pac Swim since Sept 2013, you are already registered for the 2014 season and do not have to renew now.   If you have any questions please call Diane Powell at 707-342-1199. Your 2014 card will be delivered to you in January, 2014. 
Due:  Today December 2nd 2013
Amount:  $65.00 (per swimmer)
What is the Pacific Swimming Registration Fee?
The Pacific Swimming Registration fee provides the swimmer with a National Registration Number (USA-S number), which is used when entering all swim meets, and USS insurance coverage during workouts and meets.  This registration is required each calendar year to renew membership to Pacific Swimming.
Dine Out at Pasta Pomodoro Fundraiser
Tuesday, December 3rd
All Day
Dine In & Take Out
Pasta Pomodoro will donate 20% of your bill to Vallejo Aquatic Club
Please present flyer to your server. They require one flyer per table 
163 Plaza Drive | Vallejo, CA 94591
(707) 557-6100
Food Items Needed for Hot Choc Night
We are in need of food items for Hot Chocolate Night. Please feel free to bring in any snack food item your son or daughter enjoys (ie. Oreo’s, granola bars, muffins, cookies, pretzels, chips…).  We have enough hot choc packets, apple cider packets, and soup for now.
VJO Parka Order
We will be placing a Team Parka Order on Friday Dec 6th.  Parka order forms have been placed in family file folders.  Extra order forms can be found in the “Extra Order Forms” file folder at the pool and on our team website at on “Documents” tab).  Please place all completed parka order forms and checks into Mirium Rivera’s (VJO Team Attire) file folder.  Order forms are due by Friday Dec 6th.
Girls VJO Team Suit for Purchase
The Villagomez Family ordered a team suit that is too small and would like to sell it.  The VJO Team suit for sale is a brand new (never worn) size 26 girls “Q Suit” with the Shark on the front.  If you are interested in purchasing this team suit please contact Jennifer Thiem at [email protected].
Christmas/New Years Practice Schedule:
Afternoon Practice Schedule:
Mon 12/23 - 3:30-5:30 Senior & Age Group
       5:30-6:45pm  Sam, Hillary, and Monica/Will’s Groups
Tues 12/24 - NO PRACTICE  - Merry Christmas Eve!
Wed 12/25  - NO PRACTICE  - Merry Christmas!
Thur 12/26 - Shark Pride Day 5:00-6:30 (All Groups)
Fri 12/27 - 3:30-5:30 Senior & Age Group
       5:30-6:45pm  Sam, Hillary, and Monica/Will’s Groups
Mon 12/30 - 3:30-5:30 Senior & Age Group
       5:30-6:45pm  Sam, Hillary, and Monica/Will’s Groups
Tues 12/31 – NO PRACTICE  - Happy New Year’s Eve!
Wed 1/1  - NO PRACTICE  - Happy New Years!
Thur 1/2 - 3:30-5:30 Senior & Age Group
       5:30-6:45pm  Sam, Hillary, and Monica/Will’s Groups
Fri 1/3 - 3:30-5:30 Senior & Age Group
       5:30-6:45pm  Sam, Hillary, and Monica/Will’s Groups
Dec Morning Practice Schedule:
Tues 12/10  - 5:45-7am Morning Practice (Senior Group)
Thurs 12/12 - 5:45-7am Morning Practice (Senior Group)
Tues 12/17  - 5:45-7am Morning Practice (Senior Group)
Thurs 12/19 - 5:45-7am Morning Practice (Senior Group)
Mon 12/23 - 7-9am Morning Practice (All Groups)
Fri 12/27  - 7-9am Morning Practice (All Groups)
Mon 12/30  - 7-9am Morning Practice (All Groups)
Fri 1/3  - 7-9am Morning Practice (All Groups)
WCAB Senior II Trials/ Finals Meet – Dec 6-8
The WCAB Senior II Trial/Final Meet will be held at the Clarke Memorial Swim Center on Dec 6-8.  If Senior Group swimmers are not swimming in the meet on Friday night they can either come to the meet and warm-up or go to practice at our pool at 5:30.
Location:Clarke Memorial Swim Center, 1750 Heather Dr Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Junior Olympic Championships – Dec 6-8
The 14 &Under Junior Olympic Championships will be held at the Morgan Hill Aquatics Complex in Morgan Hill, CA. 
Location:Morgan Hill Aquatics Center, 16200 Condit Road, Morgan Hill, CA.
Directions:  From Southbound Highway 101: take Dunne Avenue exit, go left and cross over 101, go right at the first street (traffic  light), Condit Road. Pool is on left, about ¼ mile.
Tri Meet at QUIK – Sat Dec 14th  
Saturday Dec 14th will be our Tri Meet against QUIK and SSS at the Rohnert Park Honey Bee Pool.  This is our team meet for the month of December and the last chance to qualify for Zone 3 Championships in January.  All VJO swimmers are encouraged to attend.  Meet entry forms will be sent out the first week in December.
Dec 3         - Dine Out at Pasta Pomodoro (VJO Fundraiser- All Day)
Dec 6-8      - Junior Olympic 14 & Under Championships (Morgan Hill, CA)
Dec 6-8      - Senior Champs (Sr II @ Walnut Creek)
Dec 14th     - Tri Meet @ QUIK (Honey Bee Pool, Rohnert Park, CA)
Dec  19th    - Annual Christmas Party (6-9pm at Jesse Bethal HS)
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)
Jan 18-20     - Zone 3 Winter Championships (Santa Rosa JC)
Feb 7-9          - VJO C/B/A+ Meet
Feb 13-17     - Lost Dutchman Meet (Chandler, Arizona)
Mar 1-2        - Zone 3 All Star Meet (Burlingame HS)
Mar 14-16    - Junior Olympic Championships
April 3-6        - Far Western Championships (Morgan Hill, CA)
April 25-27   - VJO Long Course C/B/A Meet (Cunningham Pool)