Weekly Mailer


Thank you to all who were able to attend our 2017 VJO Awards Banquet. We had such a great turn out! It was great to have so many swimmers, parents and family members be able share this special evening with us. Congratulations to all our swimmers for their hard work and dedication over this past year. We have a truely amazing group of swimmers!
SHARK PRIDE DAY – Thursday September 28th  5-7pm
This Thursday, September 28th 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 to school, 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.  Don’t forget to join us at Panda Express for dinner afterwards!
This Thursday, September 28th after Shark Pride Practice join us at Panda Express for dinner. Show a paper or digital copy of the flyer below and 20% of your sale will be donated to Vallejo Aquatic Club.  Invite all your family and friends. Fundraiser will be going on all day (10am-11pm) at the Vallejo Panda Express.

It is with great sadness to inform you that Coach Maureen will be leaving VJO. Her last day will be on Friday, September 29th. We want to Thank Maureen for her time with VJO and wish her well in all her future endeavors. In the interim, we will be making some coaching and schedule changes while we are recruiting a new coach. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause your family. Please know that our goal is to keep all swimmers in the water. With that said, if you have challenges with the new schedule, please contact Coach Jennifer at your earliest convenience.

Pre-Team – Coach Aaron ***CHANGED***
6:00-6:45pm Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri
Hammerheads 1 – Coach Laurie
5:30-6:15pm Mon-Fri
Hammerheads 2 – Coach Laurie
6:30-7:30 pm Mon-Fri
Leopard Sharks – Head Coach Jennifer & Coach Chigusa ***CHANGED***
6:30-7:30pm M/W/F
6:00-7:30pm T/TH (dryland 6:00-630pm, swim 6:30-7:30pm)
Mako Sharks - Head Coach Jennifer & Coach Chigusa
6:30-7:30pm M/W/F
6:00-7:30pm T/TH (dryland 6:00-630pm, swim 6:30-7:30pm)
Junior Group - Head Coach Jennifer & Coach Chigusa ***CHANGED***
4:00-6:00pm M/W/F (dryland 4-4:30pm, swim 4:30-6:00)
4:30-6:00pm T/TH
Junior 2 (SR Transition  Group) - Head Coach Jennifer & Coach Chigusa
4:00-6:00pm Mon-Fri (dryland 4-4:30pm, swim 4:30-6:00)
Senior Group - Head Coach Jennifer & Coach Chigusa
4:00-6:30pm M/W/F (dryland 4-4:30pm, swim 4:30-6:30)
4:00-6:00pm T/TH (dryland 4-4:30, swim 4:30-6pm
Masters - Coach Chigusa ***CHANGED***
6:00-6:30pm M/W/F - Technique work
6:30-7pm M/W/F -  Written workout time (not supervised)
Invite your friends and family! VJO  will be having a Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, October 7th from 8am-10am. This is a great opportunity to have breakfast with family and friends and raise money for our swimmers.  50% of the proceeds go back to our swimmers to help fund their travel meets. Our VJO swimmers will even be your servers, greeters and bussers. Please feel free to tip your waiters and waitresses. 
Tickets: $10 Per Person
To get your tickets, please contact Sarah Chavez at or (510)778-4055. Ticket will be sold at the door as well.
Event Date: Saturday, October 7th 2017
Time: 8-10am
Location: Applebee's Vallejo
QUESTIONS: contact Sarah Chavez at
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness VJO is selling Pink VJO Team T-Shirts and Pink Team Caps. The proceeds will be donated to a Breast Cancer Foundation. The Coaches will be wearing these pink team shirts at our next October Meet and we invite you to do the same. Order forms were due by September 22nd, but another order can be placed.
Breast Cancer Team T-Shirt - $20
Silicone Breast Cancer Cap - $20
Latex Breast Cancer Cap - $10
If you have any questions call Miriam @ 707-315-2672
VJO C/B/A+ MEET “Tuffy Williams Classic” – October 13-15 ***STILL OPEN***
Our VJO C/B/A + Meet on October 13-15th is STILL OPEN for ENTRIES!  This is our team meet for the month of October and our first meet of the season. This meet is recommended for ALL VJO swimmers.  Please sign up ASAP. We are very excited to announce there will be RELAYS offered in our October Meet! These relays will be very fun for our swimmers. Please note the VJO coaches will enter swimmers in relays, parents and swimmers will not be entering these. 
TIME:   Friday - arrive at 3:30pm
              Saturday – arrive at 7:15am 
              Sunday - arrive at 7:15am 
Warm-ups will start at 7:30am on Saturday and Sunday and the meet will start at 9:00am each day. Remember parking is easier the earlier you arrive.
LOCATION: Cunningham Pool
EVENTS: Please speak with your coach if you have questions about what events to enter.
Loepard, Mako, JR, & SR: Please enter 3 events a day (one challenging event, one favorite event and one to keep you well rounded).
Hammerhead 1 & 2: Please only enter events you are ready for. Entering swimmers in events they are not ready for can be very discouraging and causes un-needed paperwork for our officials. Talk to your coach first.
The Marin Pirate Senior Open Meet on Sept 30-Oct 1st is CLOSED. This meet is only open to Senior Group swimmer. The meet will be held at the Indian Valley College Pool in Novato. 
LOCATION: College of Marin Indian Valley Campus Pool – 1800 Ignacio Blvd. Novato, CA, 94949 
PARENT DRIVER NEEDED: Please remember that VJO Senior swimmers will be traveling together to all Senior Level Meets for now on. We will need one parent driver to help carpool all our Senior swimmers to the Marin Pirate meet on Sept 30-Oct 1st. Parents are welcome to come watch, but all swimmers will be traveling together.
VJO TEAM SUITS REQUIRED: This is a reminder that starting this fall VJO Team Suits are required at ALL team meets. Please make sure you have your team suit by this time. You can order a team suit at NorCal Swim Shop at any time.
NAPA VALLEY C/B/A+ MEET     -   Nov 11-12  ***NOW OPEN***
The Napa Meet is NOW OPEN ONLINE for ENTRIES. The Napa Valley Swim Team C/B/A+ Meet will be held on November 11-12 at the Vintage High School Pool. This is our team meet for the month of November. Please sign up ASAP as meets fill quickly. 
LOCATION: Vintage High School Pool, 1375 Trower Avenue, Napa, CA. 
Pool entrance is off Jefferson street. There will be plenty of parking in the adjacent lot.  PARKING LOT GATES WILL BE LOCKED UNTIL 8:00 AM.  ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRANCE TO THE PARKING LOT OR POOL AREA WILL BE ALLOWED BEFORE 8:00 AM.
TIME:  Please arrive by 8:15am to check in. We will get in as a team at 8:30am to warm-up. The meet will begin at 10:00 AM each day.
Sept 22               - Breast Cancer Cap & T-Shirt Order Forms Due
Sept 24               - 2017 Awards Banquet (5-9pm, SPSV Cafeteria)
Sept 28                - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
Sept 28                - Panda Express Fundraiser (10am-11pm, Vallejo)
Sept 30- Oct 1    - Marin Pirate SR Open Meet (SR Group, Indian Valley College) ***CLOSED***
Oct 7                     - Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser (8-10am, Vallejo Applebee’s)
Oct 13-15             - VJO Tuffy Williams Fall Classic C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool) ***OPEN***
Oct 16                   - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery day)
Oct 21                   - Diversity Camp (Junior and Senior Group) ***CLOSED***
Oct 26                   - Halloween Party / Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
Oct 31                   - NO PRACTICE (Happy Halloween!)
Nov 2                  - Hot Chocolate Night Starts! (Every Thursday in Winter)
Nov 11-12          - Napa Valley Swim Team C/B/A Meet (All Group, Vintage HS) **NOW OPEN***
Nov 18-19          - TERA SR Open Meet (Senior Group, Concord)
Nov 23-24          - NO PRACTICE (Happy Thanksgiving)
Nov 30                - Shark Pride Day (5-6:30pm, All Groups)
Dec 1-3             - Junior Olympic Championships 14 & Under (Qualifying, Morgan Hill)
Dec 2-3             - PIRN C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Rohnert Park)
Dec 8-10           - WCAB Senior 2 Championships (Qualifying Seniors, Pleasant Hill)
Dec 16               - Holiday Party
Jan 13-14       - Winter Zone 3 Championships (Qualifying Meet, Santa Rosa Junior College)
Jan 15             - NO PRACTICE (MLK Holiday)
Jan 26-28       - VJO C/B/A + Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool)