July 25, 2017
THIS WEEKS EVENTS:
GOOD LUCK at FAR WESTERN CHAMPS!
We would like to wish a special “GOOD LUCK” to our 9 VJO swimmers that are qualified and competing at the 2017 Long Course Far Western Championships. The meet will be held at the Concord Community Pool this Wednesday through Sunday. Yes you read correctly it is a 5 day long meet. Teams will be coming from all over the Nation and from out of the country to compete at this elite Age Group level meet. If you have time, come on down and help cheer on our VJO swimmers. Good luck to Gabe Cueva (12), Raffy Cueva (9), Nathan Jellison (15), Eliana Matteo (14), Olivia Pettit (10), Jericho Putong (14), Trinity Rivera (12), Elina Rosario (18) and Alyssa Sapida (12). Go SHARKS!
JUNIOR & SENIOR GROUP COMBINED PRACTICE
The Junior and Senior Groups will have a combined practice this week from 3:30-5:30pm on Wed, July 26th & Friday July 28th. Thursday July 27th is Shark Pride Day so all groups will swim from 5-7pm. While Coach Jennifer is away at Far Western Championships Coach Chigusa and Coach Laurie will be taking both the Junior and Senior Groups. 3:30-5:30pm – July 26th & 28th (JR & SR Group)
SHARK PRIDE DAY – Thursday July 27th 5-7pm
This Thursday, July 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. 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. See you there!
SUMMER FRIDAY PM COMBINED & CANCELED PRACTICES
On the following Fridays we will have combined and cancelled practices for the following Groups
Friday July 28th Combined PM Practice
HH1& HH2 6-7pm
Leopard & Mako 6-7:30pm
SR & AG – 3:30-5:30pm
MOUNTAIN MIKES FUNDRAISER – July 27th
Please join us in supporting Vallejo Aquatic Club on July 27th, 2017 from 12pm-9pm at Mountain Mike’s Pizza in Vallejo. Present the flyer and 20% of your order will be donated to support our Club. Invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. (Dine-In, Take-Out or Delivery). THE MORE WE EAT THE MORE WE RAISE!
WHEN: July 27th 2017
WHERE: Mountain Mike’s Pizza Vallejo
972D Admiral Callaghan Lane
REAL 80’s SPIRIT WEEK (July 31-Aug 3)
Combined Practice Times for July 31st - Aug 3rd:
4-6pm – 11 & Overs
5:30-7pm – 10 & Unders
It’s time to start getting ready for REAL Summer Championships! The theme for REAL Championships this year is 80’s. Start getting your 80’s costumes ready for the REAL costume parade. We are dividing the practice times during Spirt Week by ages. Swimmers 11 years and older will practice from 4-6pm and swimmers 10 years of age and younger will practice from 5:30-7:00pm. This will enable our swimmers to be able to work together on their REAL Relays (8& Under, 9-10, 11-12 & 13 & Over) and team cheers. This will also give our older swimmers a chance to help work with some of our younger swimmers.
REAL’s 80’s SPIRIT WEEK SCHEDULE
Monday July 31st – Team Cheer Day
On this day we will be working on our team cheers. From 5:30-6pm we will be doing team cheers together as a team. Make sure to bring your loud voice and team spirit.
Tuesday Aug 1st – Poster Making Day
From 5:30-6pm on this day All Groups will create “Good Luck” posters to hang up at REAL Championships.
Wednesday Aug 2nd – Relay Day
On this day we will be focusing on and running through all our relays for REAL’s. Make sure you are here this day so you can work on your relays with ALL your relay mate.
Thursday Aug 3rd – Carbo Load Day
On this day we will be having a carbo filled potluck after practice. More info on the Carbo Load Potluck to follow soon.
PRE-TEAM GROUP CONTINUEING in FALL
Vallejo Aquatics is very excited to announce that our Pre-Team Group will be continuing through the end of October. Coach Chigusa will continue to be the Pre-Team Coach. We are very happy to see that this new group has been received so well this year. In the next week we will have an informational flyer out with the new Pre-Team sessions that we have added.
Requirements: Must be able to swim a length of the pool (25 yards) and be comfortable in the deep end.
Dates: Session #4 - Aug 1st – Aug 31st 2017
Session #5 - Sept 4st- Sept 28th 2017
Session #6 - October 2nd – October 30th 2017
Schedule: 5:30-6:15pm Monday-Thursday (Coach Chigusa)
Fees: $80 per month & $45 Pacific Swimming Summer Registration Fee
Keep gathering Swim-A-Thon Donations! We are almost 52% to our team goal of $10,000. You still have one more week to bring in donations. Remember there are some great prizes out there to win!
Last day to Turn in Donations – Tuesday, July 25th
2017 Swim-A-Thon Prizes:
$150.00 Pledges VJO T-shirt or Cap or Water Bottle
$250.00 Pledges VJO Team Black Drawstring Backpack
$350.00 Pledges VJO Team Turquoise Sweat Shirt
$450.00 Pledges VJO Team Warm-jacket or Sweat Shirt and Sweatpants
$550.00 Pledges VJO Team Speedo Pro Backpack or VJO Team Suit
$650.00 Pledges VJO Team Warm-up Jacket and Pants
$750.00 Pledges Choose 2 items from the prizes offered between $150 and $450
(Example: a VJO team turquoise sweat shirt and a VJO drawstring backpack)
$850.00 VJO Team Parka
VJO PRE-SEASON TECHNIQUE CAMP – Aug 14th-18th
During the second week of our team break VJO will be offering a Pre-Season Technique Camp. This will be a chance for swimmers to get back in the water and work on their technique before the fall season. Coach Maureen will be running this Pre-Season Technique Camp. There is no extra fee for the Pre-Season Technique Camp. The practice times will be combined as follows:
4-5:30pm – (Swimmers from Senior, Junior and Mako Groups)
5:30-6:30pm – (Swimmers from Hamerhead 1, 2 and Leopard Shark Groups)
2017 LONG COURSE FAR WESTERN CHAMPIONSHIPS – July 26-30
The 2017 Long Course Far Western Championships will be held and the Concord Community Pool. This is a qualifying meet, all swimmers must have achieved a Far Western qualifying time to be able to attend.
LOCATION: Concord Community Pool
TIME: On Wednesday arrive at 1:45pm, warm-ups will start at 2pm
Thurs-Sunday arrive at 7:00am. We will get in as a team to warm-up at 7:30am
REAL SUMMER CHAMPIOSHIPS MEET – Aug 4-6***DUE TODAY***
REAL Championships is NOW OPEN for ENTRIES. The REAL Summer Championships on August 4-6 will be held this year at the Petaluma Swim Center. This will be a team entry meet, so all paper entries will need to be turned in at the pool to the manila folder by Tuesday July 25th at 7:30pm. This is one of our most important meets of the year and we are going for points, so we NEED ALL VJO SWIMMERS ATTENDING. This will be a trials/finals meet with relays on both Saturday and Sunday. This is also one of the most fun meets of the year!
Entry Deadline: Tuesday July 25th
Location: Petaluma Swim Center, Petaluma CA
80’s REAL Theme: The Theme of the meet this year is 80’s. Start getting your 80’s costume together, because we have a swimmer costume parade on Saturday afternoon before finals. Parents you are all encouraged to dress up as well and show our team spirt! There is an REAL Spirit Award given out each year and VJO is planning to win it again this year, but we need everyone to bring their VJO 80’s team spirit!
July 24 - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
July 26-30 - Far Western Championships (Qualifying, Concord CA)
July 27th - Shark Pride Day (All Groups, 5-7pm)
July 27th - Mountain Mike’s Dine Out Fundraiser (Vallejo Store, 12pm-9pm)
July 31- Aug 3 – SPIRIT WEEK (Combined Team Practice)
Aug 4-6 - REAL Championships (Team Meet, Petaluma, CA) ***DUE TODAY***
Aug 7-20 - Team Break (two week team break)
Aug 10-13 - Speedo Junior National Championships (Qualifying Seniors, East Meadow, NY)
Aug 14-18 – Pre-Season Technique Training (Combined Practices)
Aug 21 - 1st day of Fall Practice