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Weekly Mailer
TODAY is SHARK PRIDE DAY
Thursday, June 28th (All Groups, 5-7pm)
Today,Thursday, June 28th is Shark Pride Day. On this day all groups will be swimming together from 5:00-7:00pm.  We want to encourage team unity by having the entire swim team practice together. 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 to school and around town on this day. We will give all swimmers a team tattoo that are wearing their team shirt on this day. This will be a team building day with a great opportunity to get to know swimmers in other groups. 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
 
GUEST SPEAKER FOR VJO PARENTS RESCHEDULED – JULY 2nd
Hey VJO Parents! Our Guest Speaker has been re-scheduled.  On Monday, July 2nd from 6:00-6:45pm we will be having guest speaker Scott Shea coming out from USA Swimming to talk to all of our VJO parents. Scott Shea will be talking to all of our VJO parents new and veteran about “swimming long term” and how to be the best swim parent you can be. He will also have lots of time to answer all your questions.
 
MORE ABOUT SCOTT SHEA:  Prior to USA Swimming, Shea served as a coach for 23-plus years and most recently served as the head coach for the Sierra Marlins Swim Team in Folsom, California. Other career highlights include serving as a USA Swimming National Junior Team Coach in three separate years throughout his career, as well as being named the 2004 Senior Coach of the Year by Pacific Swimming.
 
 
 
 
GUEST SPEAKER FOR JR / JR2 / SR SWIMMERS – JULY 2nd
Hey VJO Junior, Junior 2 and Senior Swimmers! On Monday July 2nd from 4-5pm we will be bringing out USA Swimming Guest Speaker Scott Shea to talk to our swimmers about Leadership, Culture, and Team work.  This is an amazing opportunity for our swimmers to learn from one of the best. All of our Junior, Junior 2 and Senior Group swimmers need to attend practice this day.  Bring your suits, we will get in for a short swim after the guest speaker. 
Swimmer Guest Speaker -Scott Shea (USA Swimming)
Monday, July 2nd 
4-5pm talk & 5-6pm swim
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
VALLEJO 4th of JULY PARADE
Swimmers and parents please come join us and help celebrate Independence Day and showcase our team spirit at the 165th Annual Vallejo 4th of July Parade. All swimmers, parents, and family members are welcome to join us in the walk too, just wear your turquoise shark shirt.  If you do not have a team turquoise shark shirt or need another one, please see Miriam Rivera on deck to buy your t-shirt (T-Shirt: $15) or email at: [email protected]
  • Meeting Time: 9:30am
  • Meeting Place: To be announced
  • Parade Route: Starts on Tennessee St. at Broadway at 10:00 a.m., travels west to Sonoma Blvd., then south along Sonoma Blvd. to Georgia St., then west again to end at Georgia St. and Santa Clara St.
  • There will be NO AFTERNOON PRACTICE on this day!
  • Check your folder for Parade flyer and map about 4 days prior to the event
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEAM PICTURE DAY – Tuesday, July 10th 2018
Tuesday, July 10th is Team Picture Day.  
The Individual pictures will start at 5:00pm and the team picture will be at 5:45pm. We will be taking our team picture in our turquoise VJO team T-Shirts. If you do not have a team shirt or need a new shirt please see Miriam Rivera on the pool deck anyday. T-Shirts are $12.
 
 
 
 
 
APPLEBEE”S FLAPJACK FUNDRAISER  – July 14ht 8-10am
Invite your friends and family! VJO  will be having a Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser on Saturday, July 14th 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. 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 [email protected] or (510)778-4055. Ticket will be sold at the door as well.
Event Date: Saturday, July 14th 2018
Time: 8-10am
Location: Applebee's Vallejo
QUESTIONS: contact Sarah Chavez at [email protected]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SWIM-A-THON UPDATE
Great job everyone at the Shark-A-Thon. We really appreciate everyone who helped out.  Our current fundraising is $5037 we are halfway to our goal with a month to go to turn in money.  Sarah Melanephy will updating the online info soon to show the offline our fundraising lane line online. 
Top Fundraising Efforts:
The current top fundraiser is Katie Marsden with $516 in donations. In 2nd place is Fiona Lovett with $400 in donations and Nathan Cheng is right behind her with $375 in donations.  Great job and keep it up!
  LAST DAY TO TURN IN DONATIONS:  Friday July 27th
MAKE-UP DATE:  Friday July 13th  If you missed out on swimming your laps yesterday the make up day is July 13th from 4:30-6:30pm.  Bring our own person to count for you.
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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:
 
UKIAH DOLPHINS SHORT COURSE C/B/A MEET – July 20-22 ***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 
The 2018 Summer Long Course Junior Olympic Championships Meet on July 6-8th is  CLOSED 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 28           - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
June 30           - VJO Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion (12-4pm, Cunningham Pool)
 
JULY
July 2              - Guest Speaker Scott Shea
   JR/JR2/SR Leadership Talk 4-5pm
   VJO Parent Talk 6:00-6:45pm 
July 4               - Walking in Vallejo 4th of July Parade (~9am-12:30pm)
                           **NO Afternoon Practice**
July 6-8           - Junior Olympic Championships (Qualifying Meet, San Jose)
July 10             - Team Picture Day (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***
                            **NO Friday Afternoon Practice**
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)
July 31-Aug 3  - REAL HAWAIIAN LUAUSPIRIT WEEK (Combined Practice Times Mon-Thurs) 
4:30-6:30pm – 11 & Overs
6:00-7:30pm – 10 & Unders
 
 
AUGUST
Aug 3-5          - REAL SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS (All Groups, Petaluma Swim Center)
                          "Hawaiian Luau" Theme
Aug 6-19         - Team Break
Aug 20            - First Day of Fall Practice