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Weekly Mailer
WELCOME BACK VJO FAMILIES!
We hope everyone had a fun and relaxing break. Today, Monday, August 20th is the first day of Fall Practice. We are very excited to see everyone back at the pool today. Please be aware that High School Water Polo and Swim Lessons will be also going on at the pool, so parking could be more difficult. It's been a while, so below is a copy of our regular practice schedule for you convenience. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VJO FALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE: 
Pre-Team - Coach Daniel
6:00-6:45pm Mon-Thurs
Through October 30th
 
Hammerheads 1 - Coach Aaron
5:30-6:15pm Mon-Fri
 
Hammerheads 2 - Coach Aaron
6:30-7:30pm Mon-Fri
 
Leopard Sharks – Coach Sophie
6:30-7:30pm M/W/F
6-7:30pm T/TH (dryland 6-6:30pm, swim 6:30-7:30pm )
 
Mako Sharks – Coach Jennifer
6:30-7:30pm M/W/F
6:00-7:30pm T/TH (dryland 6:00-6:30pm, swim 6:30-7:30pm)
 
Junior Group – Coach Sophie
4-6pm M/W/F (dryland 4-4:30pm, swim 4:30-6pm)
4:30-6pm T/TH
 
Junior 2 Group – Coach Jennifer & Coach Brendon
4:00-6:00pm M-F (dryland 4-4:30pm, swim 4:30-6pm)
 
Senior Group – Coach Jennifer
5:45-7:00am T/TH (Starting Sept 18th)
4:00-6:30pm M/W/F (dryland 4-4:30pm, swim 4:30-6:30pm)
4:00-6:00pm T/TH (dryland 4-4:30pm, swim 4:30-6:00pm)
 
Master Group - Coach Brendon
6-7pm M/W 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
SHARK PRIDE DAY & ICE CREAM SOCIAL – Thursday August 30th 5-7pm
Thursday, August 30th is Shark Pride Day and Ice Cream Social. 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.  See you there!
 
ICE CREAM SOCIAL - Thursday Aug 30th  
We will all be having ice cream after Shark Pride Day. VJO will provide the ice cream. Swimmers and parents bring a topping to share. The sign-up sheet for toppings will be out soon. 
 
 
 
 
TEAM SUIT FITTING DAY – Thursday, September 6th
Making Waves Swim Shop will be at Cunningham pool on Thursday, September 6th from 4:00-6:30pm for our VJO team suit and Warm-up fitting. We will be offering the same team suit this year, a black polyester suit with an embroidered team logo.  The women’s suit is offered in three different styles.  The men’s team suits are available in either Jammer or brief style.   We will also have our team warm-ups available in both youth and adult sizes.  New 2017 Order Forms are available at the pool.  
*** VJO Team Suits are required at ALL SWIM MEETS***
When: Thursday September 6th 
Time: 4:00-6:30pm
Where: Cunningham Pool
Regular Practice for All Groups this Day
 
 
 
WAVES C/B/A + Meet STILL OPEN for ENTRIES
The WAVES C/B/A + Meet on September 22-23 in St. Helena is still open for entries and will be the first meet of our fall season.  This meet is recommended for all VJO swimmers. Get signed up today!  
Time: Arrive by 7:45am. We will get in as a team to warm-up at 8:00am. The meet will begin at 9:30am each day.  A special warm-up time in designated lanes for 8 and under athletes shall be held from 9:00-9:15 AM.
Events:
Leoaprd, Mako, JR, JR2 Groups - Please enter 3 events each day. Choose one favorite event, one challenging event and one event to keep you well rounded.
Hammerhead 1 & 2 Groups - Please talk to coach Aaron about what events he recommends you swim.
 
***Senior Group - This meet is optional, as the Senior Group will be attending the Marin Pirates SR Open Meet the following weekend***