Weekly Mailer
Dear Swimmers and Parents,
Get signed up for our Fall Meets now!
There are multiple meets open now for entries.  These meets all fill quickly, so make sure you get signed up ASAP. Please see the “Upcoming Meets” section below for more meet details and how to sign up. 
Sept 12 / 13  --OPEN--    VJO Freestyle Tri Meet  (All Team -Entries due- Tues Sept 9th)
Sept 27 / 28    --OPEN--    Marin Pirates Senior Meet  (Senior Group Only)
Oct 3-5           --OPEN--    VJO Tuffy Williams Fall Classic C/B/A+ Meet (All Team Meet)
Job Sign-ups for Meets
Parents, we need your help! Don’t forget to get signed up for your swim meet volunteer jobs.  Job sign-ups are first come first serve. Remember we need the help of all families to make a successful meet.
Click here for Tri Meet job sign-up
Click here for VJO Tuffy Williams Fall Classic C/B/A+ Meet Job Sign-ups
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. 
               Combined Practice:
                              3:30-5:30pm - Senior & Age Group
                              6:00-7:30pm – Hammerheads 1&2, Leopard Sharks, & Makos
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 have been sent out.
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 are available on our website or at the pool.
Pacific Swimming Officials Clinic – Oct 11th
Parents, learn more about the sport of swimming and become an official. The Pacific Swimming Officials Clinic will be held on October 11th, 2014 at the Milpitas Embassy Suites. The time will be 8 am - 4 pm. Please use the website to register for the clinics that each individual would like to attend.
Questions: For question about the Clinic please contact Alan Augst our VJO Officials Chair at [email protected]
           Basic Stroke & Turn Clinic
Starter Clinic
Basic Chief Judge Clinic
Advanced Stroke and Turn Clinic
Hy-Tek Timing Judge and Timing System Clinic
Admin Official Clinic
Deck Referee / Meet Referee Clinic
Meet Director Clinic
Admin Referee Clinic
Reminder: All teams are now being fined $100 per session for not meeting the required number of officials at swim meets. Thank you for becoming officials and helping us prevent this fine.
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 – Sept 12th & 13th 
On Fri Sept 12th & Sat Sept 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 1,650 yard Free.  Entries have now been extended to Tuesday Sept 9th at 7:30pm.  Entry forms have been emailed out and placed in family file folders. Please turn all completed consolidated entry forms and checks into the manila folder hanging on the bulitin board at the pool.  
Date: Fri Sept 12th & Saturday Sept 13th
Start Time: 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.
     The meet will end around 7:30 on Friday night and 1:00pm on Saturday.
Events: Freestyle 25 yards to 1,650 yards
Entry Deadline: ***Extended to Tuesday September 9th at 7:30pm***
Job sign-ups: Click here for Tri Meet job sign-up
Marin Pirates Senior Meet – Sept 27-28
The MP Senior Meet is now open online for entries.  This meet is only recommended for qualifying Senior Group swimmers. This meet will fill up fast so please get entered ASAP.
VJO Tuffy Williams Fall Classic C/B/A+ Meet  - Oct 3-5
Our VJO Tuffy Williams Fall Classic Meet on October 3-5 is now open for entries online!  This meet is recommended for ALL VJO swimmers.  Please make sure to get signed up for the meet ASAP as this meet will fill up FAST!
Job Sign-up: Parents, we need your help! Don’t forget to get signed up for your meet volunteer job ASAP.  Job sign-ups are first come first serve. Remember we need the help of all families to make a successful meet. Click here for swim meet job sign-ups.
Sept 1         - No Practice (Labor Day)
Sept 12/13   - VJO Tri Meet at Cunningham
Sept 16        - Mandatory General Membership Meeting for Parents (Portable Building, 6:00-7:30pm)
                              Combined Practice 3:30-5:30pm – Senior & Age Group
                                                               6:00-7:30pm – Hammerheads 1&2, Leopard Sharks, & Makos
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 20        -  Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-6:30pm)
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 29- Jan 2  - Combined Practices (Practice Times TBA)
Jan 17-18    -  Zone 3 Championships (Z3 Qualifying Time Needed, Location TBA)