Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
Napa Meet Recap
Even though the weather was hot our VJO swimmers rose to the challenge and swam incredible.  On June 7-8 we had 32 VJO swimmers attend the Napa Valley Meet.  Our VJO swimmers achieved 7 new “B” time standards, 14 new “A” time standards, and one new “JO” time standard.  Mikaela Gomez (10) achieved a new Long Course Junior Olympic time in the 50 Free with a 35.47.  Way to go Mikaela!  Final results have been posted on the bulletin board at the pool
All hands on deck for Set-up!
Friday June 20th; during our regularly scheduled practice, we will be doing TWO things:
1. Set up a few canopies for our pool party/swim-a-thon
2. Relocate some valuable equipment into our container bin (deep side of pool)
All hands on deck and we should be finished in an hour!
                                                    -Thanks, Volunteer Families
Senior Group Practice Schedule Change this Week  - 5:30-7:30pm
Due to GVRD training VJO will only have the pool from 5:30-7:30pm in the afternoons this week (Monday 6/16 to Friday 6/20). The Senior Group practice time has changed to 5:30-7:30pm. All other groups will be practicing at their regular times.
Senior / Age Group Summer Morning Practice
Summer LC morning practices for Senior and Age Group will begin Wednesday June 11th.  Morning practices will be held from 7-9am on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.  There will be some days at the beginning that we will have to swim earlier do to training at the pool.  All Friday practices will be open to the entire team.
Wed June 11th – 7-9am
Fri June 13th – 6-8am
Mon June 16th – 6-8am
Wed June 18th – 6-8am
Fri June 20th – 6-8am
Mon June 23rd – 7-9am
VJO Annual Pool Party and Alumni Reunion – June 21st
You are invited to the Annual Vallejo Aquatic Club Pool Party, Potluck and Alumni Reunion on Saturday June 21st 2014 12-4pm. Summer is here! Everyone into the pool!  Come join us for a fun event for the whole family.  Calling all alumni and swim families to swim in a mini meet. Winners will get braggingrights. Spread the word to any and all VJO Alumni to join the fun! We will also have our 4th Annual Cook-Off Challenge Bring your BBQ dish to be judged and share the rest. Prizes will be given. Sign-up sheets for BBQ Cook-Off available at the pool.
Please Bring (according to last name):
A - B Appetizers
C - G Salad or Side Dish
H - S Main Dish
T - Z Dessert
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.
4th of July Parade 
Swimmers and parents please come join us and help celebrate Independence Day and showcase our team spirit at the 161th Annual Vallejo 4th of July Parade. All parents and family members are welcome to join us in the walk too, just wear your turquoise shark shirt.  If you do not have a team turquoise shark shirt or need another one, please see Diane Powell or Miriam Rivera on deck to buy your t-shirt (T-Shirt:$10).
  • Meeting Time: Morning TBA
  • Meeting Place: TBA
  • Parade Route: Starts on Tennessee St. at Broadway at 10:00 a.m., travels west to Sonoma Blvd., then south along Sonoma Blvd. to Georgia St., then west again to end at Georgia St. and Santa Clara St.
  • Parade flyer with details will be placed in file folders soon.
Westside Aquaducks Long Course C/B/A Meet  - June 27-29
The Westside Meet is CLOSED for entries. The meet will be held at the Petaluma Swim Center, 900 E. Washington Street, Petaluma.
TIME: Saturday and Sunday sessions will begin at 9:00am each day, with warm-ups from 7:30-8:45am.
Junior Olympic Championships – July 11-13 (***Venue Change - Concord***)
The Junior Olympic Championships on July 11-13 is now open online for entries.  The meet venue has changed and the meet will now be held in Concord, CA at the Concord   Community Pool.  The deadline for entries is July 2nd at 11:59pm.
Deadline: The Deadline is 11:59 pm, Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Location: Concord Community Pool, 3501 Cowell Rd, Concord.
Zone 3 Long Course Championships - July 26-27
Zone 3 Champs is our long course team championship meet for 2014 summer season.  The meet will be held here at our Cunningham Pool.  There is no qualifying time standard to attend, so all VJO swimmers can attend and we need all VJO swimmers in attendance.  Team entries will be distributed by VJO in early July.
Parent Volunteers: This meet is put on by all Zone 3 teams.  VJO will be responsible for supplying parent volunteers for the following areas:
-Meet Set-up
-Meet Clean-up
-Snack Bar
-Timers for our designated lanes
REAL Championships - August 9-10
REAL SCY Championships is our last and most fun meet of the 2014 summer season.  The meet will be held at Vintage HS in Napa, CA.  This will be a team scored meet and we will be competing against 5 other local teams. We will need all VJO swimmers in attendance and ready for a good time.  Team entries will be distributed by VJO in late July.  There will also be a fun theme for the meet… we look forward to finding out what this year’s fun theme will be.
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 (5:30): Ashley Abarca
Hammerheads 2 (6:30):  Fernanda Mares
Leopard Sharks (5:30):  Gabriel Cueva
Mako Sharks (6:30): Francesca Villagomez
Age Group: Angel Sapida
Senior Group: Alexander Viray
June 21        - Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion (12-4pm)
June 24        - Swim-A-Thon (Senior/Age Group 3:30-5:30, Hammerheads, Leopards & Makos  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, Concord, CA)
July 15               - Picture Day (Individuals @ 3:30, Team Picture @ 5:30)
July 24               - Shark Pride Day 5-7pm
July 26-27     -  Zone 3 Long Course Championships (Team Meet, Cunningham Pool)
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 Cafeteria, 5-9pm)
Sept 25       - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
Sept 26-28  - Marin Pirates Senior Meet (Indian Valley College)