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Weekly Mailer
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
SENIOR GROUP MORNING PRACTICE CANCELLED THURSDAY
This Thursday Oct 11th the Senior Group morning practice from 5:45-7am will be cancelled. Regular Tues/Thurs morning practice will resume next week.
 
 
 
 
 
SENIOR / JUNIOR 2 / JUNIOR  SATURDAY PRACTICE - OCT 13th 
This Saturday Oct 13th from 8-10am Coach Jennifer will be holding a SR/JR2/JR Saturday Practice. This practice is only open to swimmers in the Junior, Junior 2 and Senior Groups. See you there!
 
 
 
PACIFIC SWIMMING ANNUAL OFFICIALS CLINIC & TRAINING
October 13th, 2018
Concord Hilton
The Pacific Swimming Annual Officials Clinic is open to all of those interested in learning more about swimming or becoming an Official for VJO.  This is a great learning opportunity for all our VJO parents.  Continental breakfast and lunch included.
Location: Concord Hilton - Concord 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord, CA 94520
Time: Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM. The clinic will begin promptly at 9:00 AM and conclude around 4:00 PM.  
Link for information and list of classes: http://www.pacswim.org/members/zones/officials/officials-clinic
Link to register for classes:  http://www.pacswim.org/news/default/detail/slug/2018-officials-clinic-schedule-now-available
QUESTIONS: Contact our VJO Officials Chair, Candance Van Dewark at [email protected]
 
 
 
 
 
PACIFIC SWIMMING DIVERSITY CAMP
Sat November 10th 8am-5pm
(JR / JR2 /SR groups only)
The Diversity Camp is NOW OPEN for applications. This will be our Junior, Junior 2 & Senior Groups fourth year attending the camp. Last year all our swimmers had a great time and learned a ton. This year the Diversity Camp will be held  on Saturday November 10th from 8am-5pm at our very own Cunningham Pool.  I will again be co-heading the camp. Applications are attached and I will have extras available at the pool. Please mail in your applications ASAP as they only take 60 swimmers. Remember you need a parent and coach signature on your application.  If you have any questions please feel free to call or email Jennier Thiem. 
 
 
 
 
SAFETY AWARNESS MONTH for VJO SWIMMERS
This month our coaching staff will be focussing on and addressing safety with all our athletes. We will be reviewing pool rules, reviewing team rules, reviewing the swimmer code of conduct, and teaching athletes ways to stay safe in the pool & other bodies of water. Make sure to ask your swimmer what they have learned this week about safety on the pool deck. 
 
 
 
 
VJO BREAST CANCER AWARENESS FUNDRAISER
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness VJO is selling Pink VJO Team T-Shirts and Pink Team Caps. 50% of the proceeds will be donated to a Breast Cancer Foundation.  Last year we donated $100 to the Pink Fund.  Let's meet or exceed that this year! The Coaches will be wearing these pink team shirts at our next October Meet and we invite you to do the same.  Attached is the order form that can be filled out and left in the Alvarado file folder or you can email [email protected] with your order.  Payment can be charged to your account or you can pay by cash or check.
Breast Cancer Team T-Shirt - $20
Silicone Breast Cancer Cap - $20
Latex Breast Cancer Cap - $10
Order Forms Due By Friday Oct 5th
QUESTIONS: Contact Lori Alvarado [email protected]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VJO HELPS FEED THE HUNGREY AND HOMELESS - Nov 11th 4-7pm
Come help VJO give back to the community. On Sunday, November 11th from 4-7pm 15-20 VJO swimmers will be helping out with the "Sparrow Project" and feeding the hungrey and homeless.  This will take place at the 1st Baptist Church in Vallejo. Our swimmers will help set up from 4-5pm, help serve food from 5-6pm and then help clean up from 6-7pm.  One of our local schools, St. Cathrines will be cooking the food for us to serve. This is a great way for our swimmers to get involved in their community. Swimmers can also count this tword their community service requirements for school. 
Date: November 11th
Location: 1st Baptist Church, Vallejo ( 2025 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA)
Number of Volunteers: 15-20 people
Time: 4-5pm - set up utensils, napkins, and other items
           5-6pm - serve food and drinks
           6-7pm - clean up
 
 
 
 
 
 
How to Order a Team Suit?
If you missed our last Team Suit Fitting Day don't worry, you can order team suits, parka's and other gear at any time. Just take an order form down to Making Waves Swim Shop in Walnut Creek and you can place an order at any time. Make sure you try on a team suit first. Order forms for team suits, team parka's and team gear are attached below. Order Forms can also be found on our team website and at the pool.  
*** VJO Team Suits are required at ALL SWIM MEETS***
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS:
 
VJO C/B/A+ MEET “Tuffy Williams Classic” – October 19-21
Our VJO C/B/A + Meet on October 19-21st is CLOSED for ENTRIES!  This is our team meet for the month of October and our second meet of the season.  Please sign up ASAP. We are very excited to announce there will again 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 FALL SCHEDULE
OCTOBER 
Oct 11           - SR GROUP MORNING PRACTICE CANCELLED
Oct 13           - Saturday Practice JR2 & SR Groups (8-10am Cunningham Pool) ***ADDED***
Oct 19-21      - VJO Fall Classic C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, Cunningham Pool) ***CLOSED***
Oct 22           - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)
Oct 25           - Shark Pride Day & Halloween Party (All Groups, 5-7pm)
Oct 26           - NO PRACTICE (TCAL High School Water Polo Champs at Cunningham)
Oct 27           - Saturday Practice All Groups @7:00am
                        H1/H2 7-8am
                        LS/MS 7-8:30am
                        JR/JR2/SR 7-8:45am
Oct 31           - NO PRACTICE (Happy Halloween!)
 
NOVEMBER
Nov 3-4         - Crow Canyon Sharks C/B/BB+ Meet (All Groups, San Ramon) ***OPEN***
Nov 10          - Pacific Swimming Diversity Camp (JR/JR2/SR Groups only, Cunningham Pool)
Nov 11          - VJO Feeds the Hungry and Homeless (4-7pm, 1st Baptist Church) ***JUST ADDED***
Nov 16          - Chipotle Dine Out Fundraiser (Vallejo Chipotle, 5-9pm) ***JUST ADDED***
Nov 17-18     - WCAB SR Open Meet (SR Group only, Walnut Creek)
Nov 22-23     - NO PRACTICE (Happy Thanksgiving)
Nov 29          - Shark Pride Day (All Groups, 5-6:30pm)
Nov 30-Dec 2  -  14 & Under Winter Junior Olympic Champs (JO Qualifiers, Moraga)
 
DECEMBER
Dec 7-9        - Senior II Champs (Qualifying SR groupers, Concord CA)
Dec 8-9        - Daly City Dolphin C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, Indoor Daly City Pool)
Dec 14-16    - Speedo Sectional Champs (Qualified SR group, Monterey Park)
Dec 21-28    - NO PRACTICE (Winter Break)
 
JANUARY
Jan 19-20    - Winter Zone 3 Champs (Qualifiers, SRJC)
 
FEBRUARY
Feb 22-24    - VJO February Frost C/B/A+ Meet ( All Groups, Cunningham Pool)