Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
Thank you to all the parents that attended our Stroke and Turn Clinic last Thursday.  We are excited to have 5 new parents getting involved in the world of officiating.   If you have any questions or were unable to attend our last clinic and are interested in learning more, please contact our Officials Chair, Alan Augst at (707)557-7300.  We are planning to hold another Clinic next month.
Shark Pride Day – Thur April 24th 5-7pm
This Thursday April 24th is Shark Pride Day!  All groups will be swimming together from 5:00-7:00pm.  The last Thursday of every month is Shark Pride Day. On this day, all VJO swimmers are encouraged to wear their turquoise team shirts to school and around town.  Show off your Shark spirit!  We want to encourage team unity by having the entire swim team practice together.  The team will be warming up, work on skills together, and playing games together.  This will be a team building day with a great opportunity to get to know swimmers in other groups. 
VJO is in GREAT NEED of more parent volunteers for our meet this weekend. Once again we are faced with a lack of volunteers for what is looking like one of our biggest attended long course meets in years. Our sign-up sheets are lacking in some areas and once again we need additional help. 
It is critical to have support and help from ALL VJO families when putting on a home meet.   
We NEED help in the following areas: 
  • Adobo Chef (need 2 more)
  • Clean up (need 5 more)
  • Check in / Clerk of the Course (need 3 more)
  • Computer Room (need 2 more)
  • Colorado (need 2 more)
  • Hospitality (need 4 more on SUNDAY!)
  • Head Timer (need 2 more)
  • Meet Marshal (need 5 more)
  • Meet Runner (need 1 more)
  • Parking Attendant (mornings only, need 1 more)
  • Potato Baker (need 1 more)
  • Runners (need 1more)
  • Meet Set-up (NEED HELP THURS 5-6:30pm)
  • Silent Auction (need 1 more)
  • Snack Bar (need help Sat Afternoon and All day Sunday)
To Sign –up follow the link below and click on Job-up and log in to your team account.  Or sign up at the pool. (
VJO Silent Auction – April 26th 9-3pm
Thank you to all that have already donated to the Silent Auction!  We are excited to announce that Vallejo Aquatic Club will host a Silent Auction at our upcoming home meet on April 26th. We are asking each VJO family to donate one or more items.  All donations may be placed in the large “Silent Auction Donations” marked container in the shark tank. Please put your donations in one of the bags that will be available. If you wish to receive a tax deductible receipt, please place a note with your name, address, phone number, description of the item, and the value of the item in the bag. The needed auction items can be found on our team website under “Silent Auction” in the Events Section, a list/sign-up sheet can also be found at the pool.
We are still in need of more volunteers to take Silent Auction Donation Letters around to local businesses to get donations (this is a great way to get your volunteer hours in)
Questions: Email Sarah Chavez ([email protected] ) or Julie Everett ([email protected] ).
No Practice – Monday April 28th
There is no swim practice on Monday April 28th, the day after or big VJO meet.  This is a meet recovery day.
Saturday Long Course Practice & Potluck Breakfast – May 3rd 7-9am
Saturday May 3rd from 7-9am the VJO coaches will be hosting a Long Course Morning Practice.   All Groups are encouraged to attend this practice.  We are also going to have a potluck breakfast afterwards… everyone bring a favorite breakfast dish/item to share.   Hope to see everyone there!
VJO Team Suit / Warm-up Fitting – Tues May 6th 
When: Tuesday May 6th
Time: 3:30-7:30pm
Where: Cunningham Pool
Nor Cal Swim Shop will be at Cunningham pool on Tuesday May 3rd from 3:30-7:30pm for our VJO team suit fitting. We will be offering two different team suits again this year, the custom Q suit and a black polyester suit with embroidered team logo on front.  Both women’s team suits are available in multiple styles.  The men’s team suits are available in either Jammer or brief style.  We will also have our new team warm-ups available in both youth and adult sizes.  Order forms will be available soon.
VJO Personalized Swim Caps
You have the opportunity to order personalized swim caps for your child or yourself. These will be standard black caps with white VJO and your name under the logo. You can choose to put your first name or last name only, first name and last name initial, or first name initial and your last name. There’s a minimum of two caps per order.  Order forms can be found in your file folder.  Extra order form can be found in the front of the file founders under “Order Forms” or on our team website under the “Documents” tab.  Order forms are do by Tuesday May 20th to the "Rivera" file folder.
  • Please fill out an order form and make the check payable to: VJO
  • Place the order form & check in the “RIVERA” file.
  • Order forms are due by Tuesday May 20th 
  • Cost:    Latex $ 14.00/ 2 caps

              Silicone $ 27.00/ 2 caps

VJO Long Course C/B/A+ Meet    - April 25th - 27th 
Our VJO Long Course Meet is CLOSED for entries! Our Long Course Meet will be held on April 25th, 26th, and 27th at the Cunningham Pool.  We also need all parents on deck to help put on the meet. The Job Sign-up's tab can be found on our web site ( on the "VJO Long Course C/B/A+ Meet " events page.
TIME: Friday’s session will begin at 5:00 p.m., with warm-ups at 3:30 .m. Saturday & Sunday sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. each day, with warm-ups starting at 7:30a.m. Shallow dive starts in competition pool from 08:40 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. under the direction of a referee and starter.
Piranha Swimming C/B/A Meet  - May 17-18
The Piranha Meet will be closing soon.  The Piranha Meet will be held May 17-18th at the Honey Bee Pool in Rohnert Park.  This meet will fill quickly so please get signed up ASAP.  This meet is recommended for the Hammerheads and Makos Groups (Sam, Monica and Hillary’s Groups).
Please talk to your coach for event choices.  This will be the last short course meet for months.
            Enter Online at:
Location: Honey Bee Pool, 1170 Golf Course Drive, Rohnert Park
Time: Please arrive at 8:00am each day for warm-ups, meet will start at 9:30am
Napa C/B/A+ Long Course Meet  - June 7-8
The Napa Valley Long Course Meet will be closing soon!  This meet tends to fill very quickly so make sure you get registered ASAP.  The meet will be held at the Napa Valley Junior College on June 7-8.  This will be one of our team designated meets for the month of June.  Swimmers from all groups are encouraged to enter this meet.  If you are unsure as to what events to enter please talk to your coach directly.
TIME: Sessions will begin at 9:00am each day, with warm ups from 7:30am to 8:45 am.
The following swimmers did an outstanding job last month and have been awarded swimmer of the month for April.  These swimmers are also awarded with a Swimmer of the Month cap.
Novice 1: Monica/Will’s Group: Daniela Wilder
Novice 1: Sam’s 6:30 Group:  Amaya Bernard
Novice 2: Sam’s 5:30 Group:  Janessa Abisia
Novice 2: Hillary’s Group: Maya Erikson
Age Group: Tess Schoonhoven
Senior Group: Brandon Miguel
April 22-24    - Meet Set-up (NEED ALL PARENTS 5:00-6:30pm)
April 24          - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
April 25-27   - VJO Long Course C/B/A+ Meet (Team Meet, Cunningham Pool)
April 28         - No Practice (Meet Recovery Day)
May 3             - Saturday Long Course Morning Practice (7-9am)
May  6            - Team Suit Fitting (3:30-7:30pm, Cunningham Pool)
May 15-17     - Sac-Joaquin Section Championships (HS Swimmers, Tokay HS, Lodi)
May 16-17    - North Coast Section HS Championships (HS Swimmers, Location TBA)
May 17-18    - Piranha Swimming C/B/A+ Meet (Team Meet, Rohnert Park)
May 24-26    - Senior Training Camp (Napa, CA)
May 26          - No Practice (Memorial Day)
May 29          - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5:00-7:00pm)
May 30-31   - SASO Long Course Dual Meet (Solano College)
June 7-8      - Napa Valley C/B/A+ Long Course Meet (Napa Valley JC)
June 11        - Weekday Long Course Morning Practice (M/W/F Senior & Age Group)
June 14        - Saturday Long Course Practice (7-9am)
June 21        - Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion (12-4pm)
June 24        - Swim-A-Thon (Senior/Age Group 3:30-5:30, Everyone Else 5:30-7:30pm)
June 26        - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
June 27-29  - Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A+ Meet
July 4                 - 4th of July Parade (No Practice)
July 11-13         - Junior Olympic Championships (JO Qualifiers, San Jose, CA)
July 15               - Picture Day (Individuals @ 3:30, Team Picture @ 5:30)
July 24               - Shark Pride Day 6-7pm
July 26-27         -  Championships  (TBA)
July 30-Aug 3   - Senior Western Zone Championships (Senior Group Qualifiers, Clovis CA)
July 30- Aug 3  - Long Course Far Western Championships (FW Qualifiers, Concord, CA)
Aug 6-9        - Western Zone Age Group Championships (WZ Qualifiers, Federal Way, WA)
Aug 9-10     - REAL Championships (Team Meet, Trial /Final –Vintage HS, Napa)
Aug 11-24   - Team Break (No Practice for 2 weeks)
Aug 25         - First Day of Fall Practice
Aug 28         - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
Aug 30         - Team Water Park Trip – Water World
Sept 1         - No Practice (Labor Day)
Sept 13       - Ukiah Dual Meet / Camping
Sept 20       - 2013 VJO Awards Banquet
Sept 25       - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
Sept 26-28  - Marin Pirates Senior Meet (Indian Valley College)