Weekly Mailer
The Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser last Saturday was a huge success! Thank you to all our families and friends for coming in and supporting our swimmers. With your help our team was able to raise over $1,100. Thank you swimmers for your great help serving, seating and greeting our guests. Thank you Sarah Chavez for setting up and organizing this great fundraiser.
SHARK PRIDE DAY – Thursday April 27th 5-7pm
This Thursday, April 27th is Shark Pride Day. On this day all groups will be swimming together from 5:00-7:00pm.  Everyone will be warming up together working on skills together and playing games together.  We will do fun games and relays at the end. Show off your Shark spirit!  Wear your turquoise team shirt around town and to practice on this day. We want to encourage team unity by having the entire swim team practice together.  This will be a team building day with a great opportunity to get to know swimmers in other groups.  Please remember that Shark Pride Day has now been extended to 5-7pm. See you there!
TEAM SUIT FITTING – Tuesday May 2nd
Nor Cal Swim Shop will be at Cunningham pool on Tuesday, May 2th from 4:00-7:00pm for our VJO team suit and Warm-up fitting. We will be offering one team suit this year, a black polyester suit with an embroidered team logo.  The women’s suit is offered in three different styles.  The men’s team suits are available in either Jammer or brief style.   We will also have our team warm-ups available in both youth and adult sizes.  New 2017 Order Forms will be placed in families file folders.  Extra team suit order forms can be found at the pool.
 When: Tuesday May 2nd
 Time: 4:00-7:00pm
 Where: Cunningham Pool
 Regular Practice for All Groups this Day
You have the opportunity to order Personalized VJO Team Caps for your child or yourself. It will be standard black caps with white VJO logo and your name under the logo.  You can choose to put your first name, last name, first name and last name initial or first name initial and last name.
Orders Due By:  May 19th, 2017
Personalized Cap Cost:
Latex $ 14.00/2 caps
Silicone $ 27.00/2 caps
If you would like to order please fill out the form and place in the ‘RIVERA’ file with your
check (no cash) made payable to VJO.  Any questions please call Miriam Rivera at 707-315-2672
The Spring VJO General Membership Meeting (Parent Meeting) will be held on Saturday May 6th from 9:30-11am in the Portable Buildings next to the pool.  Coffee and pastries will be provided.  This is meeting is mandatory for ALL PARENTS to attend. We will be discussing important items like new team policies, budget and fundraising.   A detailed agenda will be sent out before the meeting.
Important Topics:
Favaro Scholarship Committee Needed (need 3 parents that do not have graduating seniors)
Volunteer Hours Update
VJO Treasury Report/ Budget (How is VJO doing?)
Summer Event/Meet Schedule
Upcoming May Long Course Meet
May Meet Job Sign ups
Swim –A-Thon (June 27th 2017)
Grant/ Sponsorship Updates
Becoming a Team Sponsor
SATURDAY PRACTCE – Saturday May 6th 9:30-11:30am
On Saturday May 6th from 9:30-11:30am we will be having a short course practice for all groups.  All Groups will be swimming from 9:30-11:30am while ALL the parents are in our Spring General Membership Meeting.
LONG COURSE SATURDAY PRACTCE – Saturday May 13th 7-9am
On Saturday May 13th from 7-9am we will be having a long course practice for all groups.  
SASO LONG COURSE MEET – Sunday April 30th 
LOCATION: Solano Community College 4000 Suisun Valley Road Fairfield, CA 94534
TIME: Please arrive at 8:45am. Warm-ups will begin at 9:00 AM and meet will begin at 10:15 AM.
VJO MAY MEET– May 19-21
Our May Long Course Meet on May 19-21st is CLOSED. We are very excited to announce there will be RELAYS offered in our May Meet! These relays will be very fun for our swimmers. Please note the VJO coaches will enter swimmers in relays.
TIME:   Friday: Arrive at 3:30 for warm-ups. Meet starts at 5pm. 
Saturday & Sunday: Arrive at 7:15am. Warm-ups will start at 7:30am and the meet will start at 9:00am. Remember parking is easier the earlier you arrive.
LOCATION: Cunningham Pool
April 27           - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
April 28-29      - SCAC’s High School League Championships (HS swimmers, ACHS)
April 30          - SASO Invit Meet (All Groups, Solano College Pool)
May 2              - Team Suit Fitting Day (Cunningham Pool 4-7pm)
May 6              - General Membership Meeting (9:30-11:30am, Portable Building)
May 13th         - SATURDAY LC PRACTICE 7-9am ***JUST ADDED***
May 11-13       - Sac Jacquin High School Section Championships (HS Qualifiers, Lodi CA)
May 19-21       - VJO Long Course Meet (Cunningham Pool, All Groups)
May 20-21       - HS State Championships (Qualifying HS Swimmers, Clovis, CA)
May 23            - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
May 25            - Shark Pride Day (All Groups, 5-7pm)
May 27-29      - Senior Training Camp (TBA, Napa Valley JC)
May 29            - NO PRACTICE (Memorial Day)
June 3             - Team Trip to Watch the Arena Pro Swim Series Meet (Santa Clara)
June 4            - SASO LC Invit Meet (Solano College) ***DATE CHANGED***
July 17            - VJO Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion (12-4pm)
June 20          - Oakland A’s Swim Day Baseball Game (No Afternoon Practice)
June 24-25    - NAPA LC C/B/A+ Meet (Napa Valley College)
June 27          - VJO Swim-A-Thon (5-7pm, All Group)
June 29          - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
July 4th                - VJO Walking in the Vallejo 4th of July Parade (~9am-12pm)
July 11            - Team Pictures (4pm Individuals, 6pm Team Picture)
July 7-9          - Junior Olympic Championships (Qualifying, Moraga, CA)
July 20-23       - CA/NV Summer Sectional Championships (Qualifying Seniors, La Mirada, CA)
July 21-23      - Ukiah Dolphins C/B/A+ Meet (Team Camping, Ukiah CA)
July 26-30      - Far Western Championships (Qualifying, Concord CA)
Aug 3-6          - Futures Championships (Qualifying Seniors, Santa Clara, CA)
Aug 4-6          - REAL Championships (Team Meet, Petaluma, CA)
Aug 7-20        - Team Break (two week team break)
Aug 10-13      - Speedo Junior National Championships (Qualifying Seniors, East Meadow, NY)
Aug 21            - 1st day of Fall Practice