Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
VJO Annual Pool Party and Alumni Reunion Recap
We hope everyone had a great time at our Annual Pool Party last Saturday.  A special thank you to everyone that helped set up the wonderful event and to June Capulong, our awesome DJ!  Congratulations to our 4th Annual BBQ Cook-Off Winners.  Our 2014 BBQ Cook-Off Winners were Arnold Caberto and Ryan Thiem.
VJO Swim-A-Thon Update  
The VJO Swim-A-Thon make-up day will be held Tuesday July 8th from 3:30-5:30pm. 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.  There is still plenty of time to get pledges!  The last day to turn in pledges is Thursday July 24th .
Swim-A-Thon Make Up Day : July 8th, Tuesday 3:30-5:30 (bring a person to count your laps): 
Last Day to Turn in Pledges:  July 24th, Shark Pride Day
Swim-A-Thon Prizes:
Could you use some new team attire? How about a new Parka?
Each family is asked to bring in $200, but for a little bit more you could earn these:
If you collect-     You will receive-
$250:                      VJO T-Shirt or VJO Beanie
$350:                      VJO Sweat Shirt or Long Sleeved T or Team caps
$450:                      Sweat Suit (shirt and pants) or Warm-up Jacket
$550:                      Speedo Pro Backpack or Team Swim Suit
$650:                      VJO Warm-up Suit or waterproof MP3 player
$750:                      VJO Parka 
In addition to our in-house prizes each swimmer also qualifies for the following:
$200+                   US Swim Bag Tag
$400.-599.99       US Swim Cap
$600.-799.99       US Swim T-shirt
$800.-1199.99      US Swim Towel
$1200.-1200.+      TYR Backpack
Senior / Age Group Summer Morning Practice
Summer LC morning practices for Senior and Age Group will be held from 7-9am on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays.  All Friday practices will be open to the entire team. 
Mon June 23rd – 7-9am
Wed June 25th – 7-9am
Fri June 27th – 7-9am (All Groups Welcome!)
Mon June 30th – 7-9am
Wed July 2nd – 7-9am
Fri July 4th – 7-9am (All Groups Welcome)
Mon July 7th – 7-9am
Wed July 9th – 7-9am
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.
Junior Olympic Championships – July 11-13 (***Venue Change - Concord***)
The Junior Olympic Championships on July 11-13 is now open online for entries.  Swimmers must have achieved JO qualifying time to be elegable for this meet. 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 on July 26-17.  Do NOT enter Zone 3 Championships online.  To enter Zone 3 Championships please complete the consolidated entry form at the back of the meet sheet and turn it into the manila envelope at the pool labeled "Zone 3 Champs Entries".  Extra meet sheets and entry forms can be found at the pool or on our team website.
TO ENTER: Turn in completed consolidated entry forms to the manila envelope at the pool.
        ENTRY DEADLINE: Consolidated entry forms are due by Monday July 7th by 7:30pm.
        Please make checks out to "VJO". 
RELAYS: All VJO swimmers will be entered in relays each day unless coaches are notified
NO QUALIFYING TIME STANDARD: There are no qualifying time standards to attend, so
         all VJO swimmers should be attending.  
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 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 8                 - Swim-A-Thon Make-up Day (3:30-5:30pm)
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 24               - Last Day to Turn in Swim-A-Thon Pledges
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)