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Weekly Mailer
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
GOAL SHEETS
Senior & Junior 2 Group: What are your goals this summer? The Senior and Junior 2 Groups will be filling out their summer goal sheets this Wednesday June 6th at the beginning of practice 4-4:30pm).  If you are not able to make it to this practice for some reason please see coach Jennifer to get your goal sheet. 
 
Leopard & Mako Groups:  What are your goals this summer? The Leopard and Mako Groups will be filling out their summer goal sheets this Thursday June 7th at the beginning of practice (6-6:30pm).  If you are not able to make it to this practice for some reason please see coach Jennifer to get your goal sheet.
 
 
 
 
SATURDAY LONG COURSE PRACTICE
Saturday, June 9th
There will be a Saturday long course practice offered to all groups on Saturday June 9th. This will be the last Saturday long course practice for the summer season. See you there!
6:45-9am (SR / JR2 / JR)
7:30-9:00am (LS / MS /H1 / H2)
 
 
 
 
 
SR / JR2 / JR GROUP – FIRST DAY OF SUMMER MORNING PRACTICE
Monday June 11th 6:45-9am
The first day of summer long course morning practice for the Senior, Junior 2 and Junior Group will be Monday, June 11th. Summer mornings will be held from 6:45-9am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Morning practice will continue through Wednesday, July 18th.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MANDATORY GROUP PARENT MEETINGS
On June 12th, 13th, & 14th our Coaches will be having Mandatory Parent Meetings with all their groups. This is a mandatory meeting for the parents. Junior, Junior 2 and Senior Group swimmers must attend the Swimmer/Parent Meeting. Swimmers from Hammerheads 1. 2, Leopard and Mako Groups will not attend the parent meetings and instead will be in the water for their regular practice on this day. 
Important Topics:
Current Focus and Future Focus of Group
Group Expectations
Parent/Swimmer/Coach Expectations
Attendance Expectation to Practice and Meets
Group Goals
 
Tuesday June 12th                              
Junior Group Swimmer/Parent Meeting 6:15-6:45pm
- Coach Sophie & JR Swimmers & Parents
- JR swimmers will be in meeting & will not swim this afternoon
Leopard Sharks Parent Meeting 7:00-7:30pm
- Coach Sophie & LS Parents
- LS swimmers will have regular practice this day (6-7:30pm)
Wednesday June 13th 
Hammerhead 1 Group Parent Meeting 5:30-6:00pm
-Coach Aaron & H1 Parents
- H1 swimmers will have regular practice this day (5:30-6:15pm)
Hammerhead 2 Group Parent Meeting 6:30-7:00pm
- Coach Aaron & H2 Parents
- H2 swimmers will have regular practice this day (6:30-7:30pm)
Thursday June 14th
Senior Group Swimmer/Parent Meeting 5:30-6:00pm
- Coach Jennifer & SR Swimmers & Parents
- SR swimmers will be in meeting & will not swim this afternoon
Junior 2 Group Swimmer/Parent Meeting 6:30-7:00pm
- Coach Jennifer & JR2 Swimmers & Parents
- JR2 swimmers will be in meeting & will not swim this afternoon
Mako Sharks Parent Meeting 7:00-7:30pm
- Coach Jennifer & MS Parents
- MS swimmers will have regular practice this day (6-7:30pm)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CRAZY PRACTICE SCHEDULE (June 11th –June 15th)
We will have a crazy practice week Monday June 11th –Friday June 15th. Due to GVRD Lifeguard training, our team will have limited practice time in the afternoons. Please take a close look at the practice schedule below there are some afternoons that groups will not be swimming this week. We will be sending home a schedule with each swimmer.
 
Saturday June 9th 7 Long Course Morning Practice (All Groups)
6:45-9am (SR / JR2 / JR)
7:30-9:00am (LS / MS /H1 / H2)
 
Monday June 11th
SR & JR2 – 7-9am & 5-7pm
JR – 7-9am & 5-7pm
LS & MS – 6:30-7:30pm (normal)
H1 5:30-6:15pm (normal)
H2 6:30-7:30pm (normal)
 
Tuesday June 12th
SR & JR2 – 7-9am (at SASO)  No Afternoon Practice
JR – 7-9am  (JR Parent Meeting 5:30-6:00pm)
LS & MS – 6:00-7:30pm (Leopard Parent Meeting 7:00-7:30pm)
H1 5:30-6:15pm (normal)
H2 6:30-7:30pm (normal)
 
Wednesday June 13th
SR & JR2 – 7-9am & 5-7pm
JR – 7-9am & 5-7pm
LS & MS – 6:30-7:30pm (normal)
H1 5:30-6:15pm (H1 Parent Meeting 5:30-6:00pm)
H2 6:30-7:30pm (H2 Parent Meeting 6:30-7:00pm)
 
Thursday June 14th
SR -7-9am (SASO) & Parent Meeting 5:30-6:00pm
JR2 – 7-9am (SASO)  & Parent Meeting 6:30-7:00pm
JR – 7-9am (SASO) No Afternoon Practice
LS & MS – 6:00-7:30pm (normal) Mako Parent Meeting 7:00-7:30pm
H1 5:30-6:15pm (normal)
H2 6:30-7:30pm (normal)
 
Friday June 15th  Long Course Morning Practice (NO AFTERNOON PRACTICE)
6:45-9am (SR / JR2 / JR)
7:30-9:00am (LS / MS / H1 / H2)
***No Afternoon Practice***
 
Saturday June 16th – SASO QUAD MEET @ 8:45am
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VJO SWIM-A-THON
Tuesday June 26th 5-7pm
The VJO Swim-A-thon is on Tuesday, June 26th from 5-7pm. VJO swimmers and families, get ready to start raising money. Pledge forms will be placed in you file folders this week. Start asking your family, friends, neighbors and parents co-workers to sponsor you for our VJO Swim-A-Thon!   Help our team reach our goal of $10,000.  The money raised will go towards new swim equipment for our swimmers (ie. long course lane lines, Ez-up canopies). Check out all the cool prizes you could win depending on how much you money you raise.  Some prizes are only offered during the Swim-A-Thon.  
DATE: Tuesday, June 26th
TIME: Swimmer need to arrive at 4:30pm to get signed in, a lane assignment.
PARENT HELP: On the day of the event, we will need help in setting up, signing in swimmers, counting laps and cleaning up. Please come and help out.  Job sign-ups will be available online soon.  
POTLUCK: There will be potluck after swimmers complete their swim a thon.
 
 
 
 
 
VJO POOL PARTY
You are invited to VJO’s Annual Pool Party, Potluck & Alumni Reunion
WHEN: Saturday, June 30th, 2015
WHERE: Cunningham Pool
WHEN: 12 noon – 4:00pm
Summer is officially here! Everyone into the P-O- O-L !!!!!
Come join us for an afternoon of family fun with swim relays, inner tubes races, high dive excitement and music. Winners will get bragging rights for the whole summer. Help us spread the word to all VJO Alumni to join in on the fun. And it wouldn’t be a party without some delicious food ….PLEASE bring some food to share. Come join us for a fun event for the whole family!
Potluck Assignments
A - D  Dessert
E – G  Main Dish
H – S  Salad or Side Dish
T – Z  Appetizers
Are you a Grill Master? Come down and showcase your BBQing skills. Join our BBQ cook off challenge and win a prize.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LET’S GO CAMPING
Ukiah Dolphins C/B/A SCY Meet
July 20-22 2018
Get your sleeping bags and marshmallows ready!  On July 20-22 VJO will be attending the Ukiah Dolphins C/B/A+ SCY Meet and will be camping at the Bushay Recreation Area Campgrounds at Lake Mendocino. The price is $25-$30 per night with a maximum of 8 people plus 2 vehicles per campsite. Total of $50-$60 per campsite for 2 nights stay (Friday July 20th & Saturday July 21th).Campsites could accommodate 2 families. If we have 2 families per campsite we can split the cost.   Bathrooms and showers are close by. Campsites were mostly shade, however the October Wildfires could have change the amount of shade we have this year. This is the only Campgrounds open this year at Lake Mendocino, due to the October Wildfires. This campground will fill very very quickly. Get your campsite today.
How to Reserve your Campsite: 
Families interested in camping during the Ukiah Swim Meet, please make your own reservations. All the team reserved campsites have been taken by our families (B72, B74, B77, B78, B79, B80, B81, B82, B83, B84).  To make your own reservation call 1-877 444-6777 or go to http://www.recreation.gov/.  Choose Bushay Recreation Area Campground. We would like to keep our families close together, so kids are not walking through other people’s campsites.
Questions: Contact Miriam Rivera at [email protected] or call / text after 4:30pm (707) 315-2672. We have VJO families staying in the following campsites: B72, B74, B77, B78, B79, B80, B81, B82, B83, B84. These campsites are closer to the grassy play area and lake access.
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUMMER PRE-TEAM SWIM PROGRAM 2018 (May 1st –Oct 30th 2018)
Vallejo Aquatics is excited to offer the Summer Pre-Team Swim Program; designed for beginner level swimmers wanting to join and be part of the swim team. Our Pre-Team Program will start May 1st. This program is the perfect way to learn to swim and get swim team ready. Our professional coach staff will teach you to:
  • Swim a length of the pool (25 yards) freestyle using side breathing
  • Swim and length of the pool (25 yards) backstroke without stopping
  • Learn the basics of breaststroke
  • Learn the basics of butterfly
  • Learn a front somersault
  • Learn a head first dive
Requirements: Must be able to swim a length of the pool (25 yards) and be comfortable in the deep end.
Schedule: 6:00-6:45pm Monday-Thursday 
Fees: $80 per month & $45 Pacific Swimming Summer Registration Fee (onetime fee, good for entire summer)
 
 
 
 
 
 
PARENTS – COME JOIN OUR VJO MASTERS SWIM GROUP
Interested in getting in a good swim workout in or learning how to swim more effectively? Come join our VJO Masters Swim Group on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm. Met our amazing new Masters Coach Brendan Kerney.
WORKOUT TIME: Monday and Wednesdays 6:00-7:00pm
COST: $30/ month 
            $10 drop-in fee
USMS REG: Adults must be registered with US Masters Swimming to participate
COACH: Your new Masters coach is Brendan Kerney. He has been coaching for over 15 year, is a past VJO swimmer and VJO swim coach and is currently the Vallejo HS Head Swim Coach. Welcome Brendan!
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
 
SASO LONG COURSE QUAD MEET – June 16th 2018
The SASO Long Course Quad Meet on June 16th is CLOSED for entries. This small long course one day meet and is geared towards all our VJO swimmers. 
LOCATION: Solano Community College Pool, 4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, CA 94534
TIME:   Arrive at 8:30am on Saturday. We will get in as a team to warm-up at 8:45am. The meet will start at 10:00am. The meet will be done by 3:00pm.
JOB SIGN-UPS: Parents please click on the link below to sign-up for a volunteer job. All the teams participating in this meet are helping SASO run the meet as we have all hosted big home meets recently. Our team will be responsible for providing Officials (4), Marshals (3), Colorado Operator (2) and Timers (6). If everyone helps a little we can make this meet run very smoothly for all our swimmers. Remember we all do this for our swimmers to have a great experience.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UKIAH DOLPHINS SHORT COURSE C/B/A MEET – July 20-22 ***NOW OPEN***
The Ukiah Short Course C/B/A+ Meet on July 20-22 is NOW OPEN for ENTRIES.   We will be camping as a team at the Bushay Recreational Area Campgrounds (different campgrounds from last year). This will be a very fun meet with lots of fun events (25 Free for all ages), fun relays and a fun time camping together. 
Meet Location: Ukiah High School Pool (1000 Low Gap Road Ukiah, CA 95482)
Time: On Friday please arrive by 3:45pm, warm-ups are from 4:00 to 4:45pm and the meet will begin at 5:00PM. On Saturday and Sunday please arrive at 7:15am, warm-ups will start at 7:30am and the meet will begin at 9:00am.
Camping:  Get your sleeping bags and marshmallows ready!  On July 20-22 VJO will be attending the Ukiah Dolphins C/B/A+ SCY Meet and will be camping at the Bushay Recreation Area Campgrounds at Lake Mendocino. The price is $25-$30 per night with a maximum of 8 people plus 2 vehicles per campsite. Total of $50-$60 per campsite for 2 nights stay (Friday July 20th & Saturday July 21th).Campsites could accommodate 2 families. If we have 2 families per campsite we can split the cost.   Bathrooms and showers are close by. Campsites were mostly shade, however the October Wildfires could have change the amount of shade we have this year. This is the only Campgrounds open this year at Lake Mendocino, due to the October Wildfires. This campground will fill very very quickly. Get your campsite today.
How to Reserve your Campsite: 
Families interested in camping during the Ukiah Swim Meet, please make your own reservations. All the team reserved campsites have been taken by our families  To make your own reservation, call 1-877 444-6777 or go to http://www.recreation.gov/.  Choose Bushay Recreation Area Campground. We would like to keep our families close together, so kids are not walking through other people’s campsites.
Questions: Contact Miriam Rivera at [email protected] or call / text after 4:30pm (707) 315-2672. We have VJO families staying in the following campsites: B72, B74, B77, B78, B79, B80, B81, B82, B83, B84. These campsites are closer to the grassy play area and lake access.
 
 
 
 
 
JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS ***NOW OPEN***
The 2018 Summer Long Course Junior Olympic Championships Meet on July 6-8th is NOW OPEN online for entries. The meet will be help at Independence High School in San Jose. This is a qualifying meet, all swimmers must have achieved the JO time standard to enter this meet.
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING DATES:
 
JUNE
June 11           - First Day of LC Morning Practice (JR / JR2 & SR Group M/W/F 6:45-9am)
June 11-15      - Crazy Practice Schedule Week (see above schedule for practice times)
June 12           - Junior Group Swimmer/Parent Meeting (6:15-6:45pm)
  Leopard Shark Parent Meeting (7:00-7:30pm)
June 13           - Hammerhead 1 Parent Meeting (5:30-6:00pm)
                          Hammerhead 2 Parent Meeting (6:30-7:00pm)
June 14          - Senior Group Swimmer/Parent Meeting (5:30-6pm)
                         Junior 2 Group Swimmer/Parent Meeting (6:30-7pm)
                         Mako Group Parent Meeting (7-7:30pm)
June 15          - LC Morning Practice (All Groups)
              6:45-9am (SR/JR2/JR)
              7:30-9:00am (LS/MS/H1/ H2)
                         ***NO AFTERNOON PRACTICE***
June 16          - SASO Long Course Tri/Quad Meet (All Groups, Solano College)
June 23-24     - VJO Senior Open Meet (Qualifying Seniors, Cunningham Pool) 
June 26           - Swim-A-Thon (All Groups 5-7pm)
June 28           - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
June 30           - VJO Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion (12-4pm, Cunningham Pool)
 
JULY
July 6-8           - Junior Olympic Championships (Qualifying Meet, Location TBA)***OPEN***
July 10             - Team Pictures (Individual @ 5pm & Team Picture @ 5:45pm)
July 14             - Applebee's Fundraiser (Vallejo Applebee's 8-10am) 
July 20-22       - Ukiah Dolphins Short Course Meet & Camping (All Groups, Ukiah) ***OPEN***
July 19-22       - Speedo CA/NV Sectional Championships (Qualifying SR, Santa Clarita)
July 26             - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
July 26-29       - Far Western Championships (Qualifying, Moraga)
 
AUGUST
Aug 3-5          - REAL SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS (All Groups, Petaluma Swim Center)
Aug 6-19         - Team Break
Aug 20            - First Day of Fall Practice