Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
Good Luck Zone 3 Champ Swimmers!
We would like to wish our 2014 Winter Zone 3 Championship swimmers good luck this weekend in Santa Rosa. VJO has 34 qualified and attending swimmers.  This is a trials and finals meet, so the top eight swimmers in all 9 and over age groups come back and compete again at night in finals.  Please remember the meet is Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, so there will be no swim practice on Monday January 18thGO SHARKS!
VJO Zone 3 Championship Swimmers (34 swimmers total)
8 & Under Girls: Alexandra Grant & Sunny Kanzan   
8 & Under Boys: AJ Caberto & Gabriel Cueva
9-10 Girls: Maya Hunter & Anna Frances Reyes
9-10 Boys:   Ethan Rosario
11-12 Girls: Abby Argueta & Eliana Matteo
13-14 Girls: Alyssa Powell, Elina Rosario, Esther Hurst, Sam Man, & Zoe Crowder (Relays)
13-14 Boys: Nick Bennett, Daniel Chavez, & Darren Chavez
15 & Over Girls: Mirelle Augst, Mary Welton, Sam Lanoue, Talia Peterson, Tess Schoonhoven, Amanda Radtke, Justeen Singley, & Kaela Peterson (Relays)
15 & Over Boys: Jake Everett, Izzy Fouad, Sota Kanzan, Brandon Miguel, Xavier Quintana, Daniel Sanderson, Alexander Viray, Tim Man, Justin Yee
No Swim Practice: Monday January 20th (Zone 3 Champs)
VJO Goes Ice Skating
Make sure to mark your calendars!  Come join us on Saturday, January 25th from 2-4pm for Ice Skating at Vacaville Ice Sports Center.  Please RSVP with payment by Friday Jan 17th (place RSVP’s in the Miguel Folder).  Make sure to arrive 30 minutes early to get your tickets and skates.  Flyers have been placed in file folders.
Date: Saturday January 25th
Time: 2-4pm (Please arrive @ 1:30 to get tickets and skates)
Cost: $8 per skater
Deadline: Friday January 17th (Please RSVP along with payment and return to the Miguel Folder)
Any questions please email or text only to Marylou at [email protected] or (707)373-8771
Fentons Creamery & Restaurant
After skating you are welcome to join us at Fentons Creamery & Restaurant at the Nut Tree – 1669 East Monte Vista Ave. Vacaville – (707)469-7200 (10% discount to swimmers wearing VJO attire).
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.
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).  Swimmers must have achieved the qualifying time standards listed in the meet sheet to swim in the meet.  Meet is closed for entries.
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
VJO C/B/A+ Meet  - Feb 7-9
MEET IS ALMOST FILLED, Sign up ASAP!  Our VJO C/B/A+ Meet on February 7-9 is open for entries online. All VJO swimmers are requested to attend this meet.  We will also need all our parent volunteer support to help run this meet smoothly.  The volunteer sign-up is online
Entry Deadline: ***MEET IS ALMOST FULL***   Sign up ASAP!!!
The following swimmers did an outstanding job last month and have been awarded swimmer of the month for January.  These swimmers are also awarded with a Swimmer of the Month cap.
Monica/Will’s Group: Alexis Gentry
Sam’s Group: Sunny Kanzan
Hillary’s Group: Bryce Yee & Amalia Keilholtz
Age Group: Esther Hurst
Senior Group: Zoey Fredette
Jan 18-20     - Zone 3 Winter Championships (Zone 3 Qualifiers, Santa Rosa JC)
Jan 20           - No Swim Practice (Zone 3 Champs)
Jan 25           -  Ice Skating at (Vacaville Ice Sports Center 1:45-4:00pm)
Jan 30            - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5:00-6:30pm)
Feb 7-9          - VJO C/B/A+ Meet (Team Meet, Cunningham Pool)
Feb 10           - No Practice (Meet Recovery Day )
Feb 13-17     - Lost Dutchman Meet (Senior /Age Group, Chandler, Arizona)
Mar 1-2        -  Zone 3 All Star Meet (All Star Qualifiers, Burlingame HS)
Mar 8-9        -  Piranha Swimming C/B/A+ Meet (Team Meet, Rohnert Park)
Mar 14-16    -  Junior Olympic Championships (JO Qualifiers, Location TBA)
April 3-6        - Far Western Championships (Far Western Qualifiers, Morgan Hill, CA)
April 25-27   - VJO Long Course C/B/A+ Meet (Team Meet, Cunningham Pool)
May 15-17     - Sac-Joaquin Section Championships (Tokay HS, Lodi)
May 16-17    - North Coast Section HS Championships (Location TBA)
May 18-19    - Piranha Swimming C/B/A+ Meet (Team Meet, Rohnert Park)