Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
Piranha Meet Recap
Over May 17-18 weekend we had 15 VJO swimmers at the Piranha Meet.  We had lots of great first time swims with even some new time standards achieved.  Sunny Kanzan (8) achieved a new “B” time in the 50 fly (59.22),  Alexandra Grant (7) achieved a new “A” time in the 100 Free with a 1:31.85, and Gabriel Cueva (9) achieved a new short course “JO” in the 100 breast with a 1:33.29.  Great job VJO swimmers!  Thank you for attending the Piranha Meet.
SASO Meet Info and Reminders
DATE: Fri May 30th & Sat May 31st
START TIMES: Friday – 4:45 p.m. warm-up, meet starts at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday – 8:45 a.m. warm-up, meet starts at 10:00 a.m.
CHECK-IN: The meet will be pre-seeded. As a courtesy, please notify your coach of absences or scratches prior to the start of each session.
LOCATION: Solano Community College Pool, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, CA 94534
DIRECTIONS: Off I-80 take Suisun Valley Road, from either direction, and head North on Suisun Valley Road to second stoplight. Turn right onto Solano College Drive. The pool is around the back of the buildings. A campus map can be found at on the “Contact Us” page.
PARKING:  Friday: Day-use parking permit is $1.00 -- valid only in designated student lots.
    Saturday: Free weekend parking in all designated student lots.
SPECIAL PARKING INSTRUCTIONS:  Parking and traffic regulations will be enforced in all faculty lots, red zones, handicapped spots, etc. 24 hours a day. PARKING, STOPPING, DROP-OFF, AND PICK-UP ARE NOT PERMITTED IN RED ZONES, FACULTY/STAFF, OR COSMETOLOGY LOTS. NO STOPPING IN RED ZONE TURNABOUT. NO VEHICLES ARE ALLOWED ON THE SERVICE ROAD AROUND THE POOL – SERVICE ROADS MUST BE CLEAR AT ALL TIMES FOR FIRE AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES. Unfortunately, the parking lots located nearest to the pool are faculty and cosmetology lots and may not be used.
Shark Pride Day – Thursday May 29th 5-7pm
This Thursday, May 29th 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 SWIM-A-THON  - June 24th
It’s time to start getting pledges!  The VJO Swim-A-Thon will be held on Tuesday June 24th.  This year we will be dividing into two groups to swim. Senior and Age Group will swim from 3:30-5:30pm and Hammerheads 1 & 2, Leopard Sharks and Makos will swim from 5:30-7:30pm. We will be having a potluck afterward.  Information and pledge sheets are in your file folders at the pool.  Extra pledge sheets and info can be found in Cyndee Bogards file folder.  Remember our team goal is to raise $20,000.  There are also some great prizes offered for those swimmers raising over $200.
Vallejo Aquatic Club Masters 
It is official!  Vallejo Aquatic Club is now a registered USA Masters Swim Team. Help spread the word. Workouts are Monday and Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30pm at the Cunningham Pool.  Our 1st workout begins this Monday May 19th.  Monica Linn will be our coach. Come one, come all!  
Vallejo Aquatic Club Masters welcomes swimmers of all abilities. Whether you want to improve your overall fitness, swim just for fun, develop better technique, or train for triathlons, open water swims, or pool swimming competitions, our workouts are designed to challenge people of all abilities.
Workouts:   Monday & Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm
Location: Cunningham Pool
Ages: 18 and over
Fees: $30/month or $5 drop in
Pacific Masters Swimming Registration Required $50/year   (
How to register: Email Jennifer Thiem at [email protected] or stop by the pool during our Masters workout times. 
Questions:  Contact  Jennifer Thiem at [email protected]  or  (707) 553-7946 
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.  See above for more detail.  
Napa C/B/A+ Long Course Meet  - June 7-8
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.   This meet is closed for entries.
TIME: Sessions will begin at 9:00am each day, with warm ups from 7:30am to 8:45 am.
LOCATION: Napa Valley College. 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy., Napa, CA
Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A Meet  - June 27-29
The Westside Meet is CLOSED!  The meet will be held at the 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 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     -  Zone 3 Long Course Championships (Team Meet, Vallejo, CA)
July 30-Aug 3 - Senior Western Zone Champs (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 Short Course 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 19       - 2014 VJO Awards Banquet (SPSV Cafetiria, 5-9pm)
Sept 25       - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
Sept 26-28  - Marin Pirates Senior Meet (Indian Valley College)