Weekly Mailer - Today is the 1st Day of Fall Practice
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
Today is the First Day of VJO Fall Practice
Welcome back everyone!  Today, Monday, August 25th is the first day of fall swim practice.  The Cunningham Pool is in good condition even after the earthquake.  We hope everyone and their families are safe after the disaster yesterday and our hearts go out to those recovering in Napa County.
Coach Monica is Back!
We are very excited to announce that Coach Monica will be back with us for our first day of fall swim practice today, Monday, August 25th.  

Coach Tasha is the NEW Hammerheads 1 Coach!
We are very excited to announce that Coach Tasha will be taking over the coaching position for the Hammerheads 1 5:30-6:30pm group this fall.  We wish Coach Mary and Coach Brandon good luck in college this fall.
Go Sharks!
Jennifer Thiem
Mandatory General Membership Meeting - Tues Sept 16th 6-7:30pm
On Tuesday September 16th from 6:00-7:30pm we will be holding our Mandatory Fall General Membership Meeting. The meeting will be held in the portable buildings next to the pool. We will be going over the 2014 Fall Schedule, discussing season expectations, VJO Meet update, and voting on Board and Bylaw changes. We will also be taking time at the end to go over important new swimmer/parent information. 
2014 VJO Awards Banquet - Friday Sept 19th 5-9pm
You are invited to attend the 2014 VJO Awards Banquet and Potluck.  All VJO swimmers are awarded for their participation and achievements during the 2013-2014 year.  Please come help us celebrate our VJO swimmers accomplishments.
DATE: FRIDAY, SEPT. 19, 2014
TIME: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Dress is Semi - Formal, Flyer and Potluck assignments will be sent out soon
Team Suit Fitting Day - Tues Sept 23rd 3:30-7:30
Tuesday, September 23th NorCal Swim Shop  will be at Cunningham pool 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 Nike 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 team warm-ups (Speedo Sonic) available in both youth and adult sizes.  Order Forms will be available soon.
VJO Female Team Suit for Sale
We have a family with a brand new female VJO team suit for sale. The suit is a female size 24, black polyester solid Nike with the team logo embroidered on the front.  The suit was just too small and has never been worn. If you are interested or have questions please contact Margareth Mcfadden at [email protected] or (347)737-6187.
VJO Freestyle Tri Meet – Sat Sept 13th 9-1pm
On Saturday September 13th VJO will be holding a Freestyle Tri Meet with SASO and QUIK at our Cunningham Pool.  Unfortunately the Ukiah dual meet and camping was canceled.  Our Freestyle Tri Meet will offer events from 25’s to 1,000 yard Free.  Entries will be due by Monday Sept 8th at 7:30pm.  Consolodated paper entry forms will be sent out in the next couple days.  
Date: Saturday September 13th
Start Time: Warm-ups 9:00am, Meet starts at 10:00am.  The meet will end around 1:00pm
Events: Freestyle 25 yards to 1,000 yards
Entry Deadline: Monday September 8th at 7:30pm
VJO Fall Classic C/B/A+ Meet  - Oct 3-5
Our October 3-5 Fall Classic Meet will be open for entries online in the next couple of weeks.  This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers.  Please make sure to get signed up for the meet ASAP when it opens for entries.  This meet will fill up FAST!
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       - VJO Tri Meet at Cunningham 9-1pm (Ukiah Dual Meet / Camping)
Sept 16       - Mandatory General Membership Meeting (Portable Building, 6:00-7:30pm)
Sept 19       - 2014 VJO Awards Banquet (SPSV Cafeteria, 5-9pm)
Sept 23       - Team Suit Fitting Day (Cunningham Pool, 3:30-7:30pm)
Sept 25       - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
Sept 26-28  - Marin Pirates Senior Meet (Senior Group Only, Indian Valley College, CA)
Oct 3-5       - VJO C/B/A Meet  (All Groups, Cunningham Pool)
Oct 30        -  Halloween Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
Oct 31        -  Special Halloween Practice
Nov 7-9       -  Piranha Swimming Invitational Meet (All Groups, Rohnert Park, CA)
Nov 27-28   -  Happy Thanksgiving (No Practice)
Dec 5-7       -  Senior II Short Course Championships (Senior Group Only, Walnut Creek, CA)
Dec 5-7       -  Junior Olympic Championships (JO Qualifiers, Morgan Hill, CA)
Dec ??         - Christmas Party ( location TBA)
Dec  22-26  -  Winter Break  (No Practice)
Dec 27-28   -  Combined Practice
Jan 1            – Happy New Year (No Practice)
Jan 17-18    -  Zone 3 Championships (Z3 Qualifying Time Needed, Location TBA)