Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
VJO Holiday Party and Potluck
When: THURSDAY, December 19, 2013
Where: Jesse Bethel High School Multi-Purpose room1800 Ascot Parkway, Vallejo
Time: 6:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Potluck Assignment by last name: 
A – C Salad or side dish
D – K Dessert
L – Z Main Dish
White Elephant Auction
What is this?
It is a VJO tradition where we auction off items to the highest bidder and the proceeds go to a local charity.
What do I need to do?
Bring a gently used item(s) from home. It can be something you have been trying to get rid of, that may interest someone else or something you have received but cannot use. The real fun starts in the bidding process, trying to outbid each other.
Practice Schedule on Thurs 12/19:
NO PRACTICE for Hillary, Sam, and Monica/Will’s Group
Seniors & Age Group 3:30-4:45pm
Meet Marshal Needed for VJO February Meet
We are in need of a Meet Mashal for our February 7-9 Meet.  This is the last item needed in order to get our meet sanctioned.  This individual would be overseeing all the Meet Mashals at our February home meet.  If you would be available to head this position please contact John Yee (Meet Director) at [email protected] or 415-310-2878.
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] .
2014 Pacific Swimming Renewal Registration
If you have not already turned in your 2014 Pacific Swimming Registration check of $65, you will now need to re-fill out the Pacific Swimming Registration form for each swimmer.  Please see Diane Powell for registration forms. Swimmers will not be eligible to swim in 2014 if their Pac Swim registration checks are not received.  If you have any questions please call Diane Powell at 707-342-1199.
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 ***12 Days of Christmas Strip Down***
All Groups 5:00 – 6:30pm
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)
Zone 3 Winter Championships (Santa Rosa, January 18-20, 2014)
Zone 3 Winter Championships will be held at the Santa Rosa Junior College (Indoor Pool) on Sat Jan 18th- Mon 20th (MLK Holiday Weekend).  All qualified VJO swimmers are requested to attend.  Swimmers must have achieved the qualifying time standards listed in the meet sheet to swim in the meet.  The meet will be open for online sign-ups on swim connection later this week.
LOCATION: Quinn Swim Center, Santa Rosa Junior College, 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA.
TIME: Prelims Session “A” (13 & Overs, and 11-12 Distance Events) for all days will begin at 8:30 AM with warm ups between 7:00 AM and 8:15 AM. Prelims Session “B (12 & Unders)” will begin no sooner than 11:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday, and no sooner than 11:30AM on Monday.
Finals: Finals each day will begin no sooner than 3:30PM or one hour after the completion of Prelims Session “B (12 & Unders)”, whichever is later. There will be warm-up available in the indoor pool before the beginning of Session “B” and before the beginning of Finals
All 8 & Under events are timed finals and will only be swam in the morning session.  8 & Under and 9-10 relays will be swam in the morning at the conclusion of prelims.  All 11 and Over relays will be swum in finals.
Hotel Rooms at Zone 3 Winter Championships 
VJO has 20 non-smoking rooms reserved with two queen beds for the nights of 1/18 & 1/19. The code name for our group is: JTA. The rooms are $85/per night plus tax.
*Reserve your room before 1/3/14 individually guaranteed by credit card.*
Hotel: Sandman Santa Rosa
Address: 3421 Cleveland Ave Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Reservations: (707) 293-2100
Questions: Contact Jennifer Thiem at [email protected] or (707)292-6473
Dec  19th    - Annual VJO Holiday Party (6-9pm at Jesse Bethal HS)
*No Practice for Hillary, Sam, and Monica/Will’s Group*
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)