May 22, 2017
New Team Records Set at VJO Long Course Meet!
Congratulations to our 13-14 girls for setting a new team record in the 200 Medley Relay this weekend. Great job Mikaela Gomez, Abby Argueta, Angel Sapida, and Eliana Matteo!
Congratulations to Gabriel Cueva for setting a new team record of 10:08.91 in the 11-12 boys 800 free this weekend. Great job Gabe!
NO PRACTICE – MONDAY MAY 22nd
There will be no practice on Monday May 22nd. This is a meet recovery day for all parents, coaches and swimmers.
NO PRACTICE MEMORIAL DAY – MONDAY MAY 29th
There will be no practice on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29th. Have a fun and safe Holiday weekend.
SHARK PRIDE DAY – Thursday May 25th 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!
Chick-fil-A SPIRIT NIGHT – Thursday May 25th 5-8pm
Everyone is invited to join us after Shark Pride on Thursday, May 25th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm for dinner. Wear your turquoise shark shirts and show some spirit as we enjoy some tasty chicken! Just bring the flyer from your folder or show your social media graphic to a cashier inside the restaurant or in the drive-thru and Chick-fil-A Vallejo will donate 20% of the sales to our team!!!!!
SENIOR GROUP TRAINING CAMP – May 27/28
Our Annual Senior Training Camp is here! On Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th our Senior Group will be having our annual Memorial Weekend Training Camp with NVST, SASO and PIRN teams at the Napa Valley Junior College. The Training Camp will be from 8-5pm on Saturday, May 28th and 7-9am on Sunday, May 28th. Our local Senior Coaches have worked hard to put together a great Memorial Day Weekend Training Camp together for you this year. I expect ALL my Senior Groupers to attend. This will be an amazing training and team building opportunity for all our SR swimmers. This year we will be having a surprise Olympian guest speaker for our swimmers. Please bring money on Saturday for Breakfast at Black Bear and $5 for Pizza.
SENIOR TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE:
Saturday, May 27th (8am-5pm)
8-10am Swim & Videoing
10:30-12pm Breakfast at Black Bear Diner
12:30-2pm Team Building Activity
2-3pm Olympic Speaker
3-5pm Swim & Pizza
Sunday, May 28th 7-9am
7-9 Swim & Breakfast
SANTA CLARA ARENA PRO SERIES TICKETS – June 3rd
On June 3rd we will be take a team trip to see the Santa Clara Arena Pro Swim Series Meet. Get your tickets and come watch our Olympians swim at the Santa Clara Arena Pro Series. Last year our VJO swimmers got to watch, take pictures with and get signatures from the following Olympians: Nathan Adrian (Bremerton, Wash./California Aquatics), Natalie Coughlin (Vallejo, Calif./California Aquatics), Dana Vollmer (Granbury, Texas/California Aquatics), Maya DiRado (Santa Rosa, Calif./Stanford Swimming), Anthony Ervin (Valencia, Calif./Unattached), Caitlin Leverenz(Tucson, Ariz./California Aquatics) and Simone Manuel (Sugar Land, Texas/Stanford Swimming). We even sat in the stands right next to some of these Olympians.
LOCATION: Held at the George F. Haines International Swim Center
TIME: The prelims session will start at 9am and the finals session will start at 5pm
TICKETS: Tickets are on sale now online CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR TICKETS.
All Session Pass - $35
Prelims Pass (Morning Session) - $5
Finals Pass (Afternoon Session) - $15
Special Youth Pricing (Under 13) - $12 per finals session
CARPOOL & RIDES: Parking is $10 per day. We recommend carpooling with other families and friends. If you have a swimmer that is interested in attending and needs a ride please contact Coach Jennifer and she will assist. Please remember all children need parent/adult supervision, the coaches are not responsible for your children at this event.
SENIOR & JUNIOR GROUP – FIRST DAY OF SUMMER LC MORNING PRACTICE
The first day of Summer long course morning practice for the Senior and Junior Group will be Monday, June 12th. Summer mornings will be held from 6:45-9am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Morning practice will continue through Wednesday, July 19th.
SASO LONG COURSE INVITE – June 4th
The SASO Long Course Invit Meet entries will be available any day. This will be a team entry meet, so all paper entries will need to be turned in at the pool to the manila folder. Online entries will not be available for this meet. This will be a quick one day long course meet held at the Solano College Pool. Hey will be keeping this SASO Meet MUCH SMALLER than the last one.
LOCATION: Solano Junior College Pool
NAPA VALLEY LONG COURSE C/B/A MEET – June 24-25
The NVST Meet has filled and is CLOSED for entries. The Napa Valley Swim Team Long Course C/B/A+ Meet will be held on June 24 & 25 at the Napa Valley College. This is our team meet for the month of June.
LOCATION: Napa Valley College – 2277 NAPA VALLEJO HWY, NAPA, CA 94558
TIME: Arrive at 7:15am. We will get in as a team to warm-up at 7:30am. Meet will start at 9:00 AM each day.
UKIAH DOLPHINS SHORT COURSE C/B/A MEET – July 21-23
The Ukiah Short Course C/B/A+ Meet on July 21-23 will be open for entries THIS WEEK. We will be camping as a team at this meet. This will be a very fun meet with lots of fun events (25 Free for 10 & Overs), fun relays and a fun time camping together. We will send an team email out as soon as it opens back up.
May 22 - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
May 25 - Shark Pride Day (All Groups, 5-7pm)
May 25 - Chick-fil-A SPIRIT NIGHT (5-8pm, Vallejo Chick-fil-A)
May 27-28 - Senior Training Camp (Sat 85pm and Sun 7-9am, 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) ***OPENING SOON***
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) ***CLOSED***
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) ***OPENING SOON***
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