Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
2 More VJO Team Records Broken!
On Saturday May 3rd at S.C.A.C. High School League Championships Elina Rosario (14) broke the VJO girls 13-14 100 Fly team record with a 1:01.  Way to go Elina!
We also found out that Brandon Miguel (17) set a new team record at Far Western Championships back on April 3rd in the 1,650 Free with a 16:59.28.  He broke Mario deSenna’s 2002 record of 17:02.53. Great Job Brandon!
VJO Meet Recap – April 25-27
Thank you parents and swimmers for all the help in putting on our meet.  Our team hosts some of the biggest meets in Northern California and it is always hard to find enough help.  We had many great swims from our VJO Sharks. We had one new Far western time standard achieved, one new Junior Olympic time standard achieved, 23 new “A” time standards achieved and 48 new “B” time standards achieved. Gabriel Cueva (9) achieved his first time ever “JO” time standard in the 100 breast with a 1:47.95. This now qualifies Gabriel to attend Long Course Junior Olympic Champs in July.  Mikaela Gomez (10) achieved a first time ever “FW” time standard in the 50 back with a 38.43.   Mikaela will also be able to attend Long Course Far western Champs in August.  Great job VJO swimmers way to Shine!
VJO Team Suit / Warm-up Fitting – Tues May 6rd
If you missed wyour team suit fitting its not too late you can still place an order.  Just contact NorCal Swim Shop directly.  Order forms are avalible at the pool and on our website.
NorCal Swim Shop
2449 2nd Street Napa, CA 94559
1 800 752-7946 fax# 707 252-7244
e-mail: [email protected] 
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 due 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  or           Silicone $ 27.00/ 2 caps
Piranha Swimming C/B/A Meet  - May 17-18
The Piranha Meet is CLOSED for entries.  
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 is CLOSED for entries.  
LOCATION: Napa Valley College. 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy., Napa, CA
TIME: Sessions will begin at 9:00am each day, with warm ups from 7:30am to 8:45 am.
SASO Long Course Dual Meet  - May 30/31
The SASO Long Course Dual Meet will be held at the Solano Junior College on Friday May 30th and Saturday May 31st.  Consolidated entry forms will be available in the next couple weeks.  Swimmers will sign up for the dual meet by filling out the consolidated entry form and turning it in with payment into the manila envelope at the pool.
Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A Meet
The Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A + Meet is open online for entries.  This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers.   Don't miss out, this will be our last long course meet of the season.
LOCATION:  Petaluma Swim Center, 900 E. Washington Street, Petaluma.
TIME: Friday’s session will begin at 5:00pm, with warm-ups from 3:30-4:45pm. Saturday and Sunday sessions will begin at 9:00am
each day, with warm-ups from 7:30-8:45am.
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.
Hammerheads 1 (Monica Group): Teresa Barba- Finocchi
Hammerheads 2 (Sam’s 6:30 Group):  Emily Rodriguez
Leopard Sharks (Sam’s 5:30 Group):  Trinity Rivera
Mako Sharks (Hillary’s Group): Elena Duenas
Age Group: Zoe Crowder
Senior Group: Esther Hurst
May  6            - Team Suit Fitting (4:00-7:30pm, 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 Intersquad Meet (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)