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UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
NAPA MEET ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE TODAY (Dec 15-16)
***Online Entry Deadline is Wednesday, Dec 5th***
The Napa "Smoked Turkey Float" Meet has been recheduled for December 15-16th and has been added to our VJO meet schedule. We will have multiple coaches attending this meet. Please sign up ASAP as the meet deadline in December 5th. For more detail see "Upcoming Meets" section below.
 
 
 
 
 
ZONE 3 WINTER CHAMPS  - NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES
The Zone 3 Winter Champsionships Meet is now OPEN for entries.  Get signed up as soon as possible. The meet will close when maxmum entries have been hit. See "Upcoming Meets" section below for more meet details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE - Monday December 10th 
There will be no pracrice Monday December 10th. This is a meet recovery day for our swimmers, coaches and parents. Due to the amount of meets in the month of December (Napa Meet Added Dec 15-16) we will be taking this day off as a meet recovery day.  Have a great day off swim!
 
 
 
 
 
 
PANDA EXPRESS FUNDRAISER
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th 2018
10am -11pm
Location : 972 Admiral Callaghan Ln Vallejo
On Friday December 7th don't cook, join us at Panda Express for lunch or dinner from 10am-11pm and help our VJO swimmers raise money. 20% of your proceeds go back to our hardworking swimmers. Invite all your friends and family too!
Just bring this flyer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITEMS NEEDED FOR HOT CHOCOLATE NIGHT 
It's been a while since our last Hot Chocolate Night. Families please make sure to bring a snacks or item to share. There is a list of items that we REALLY NEED down below. Parents we still need more help in the upcoming weeks serving our swimmers.  The sign-up sheet to help serve is hanging next to the Shark Tank. Please sign-up to help out. Our swimmers look forward to Thursday nights all winter long. Help us keep this tradition going.
NEEDED HCN ITEMS:
Cup of Noodles (beef and shrimp flavors)
Hot Chocolate Packets (on sale at Costco- $2 off)
Hot Cider Packets
Insulated cups (8 oz cups is best size)
Lids (8 oz lids is best size)
Boats (of all sizes to serve food in)
Small bowls
Ziploc bags
Napkins
Wipes
Any and All Food
 
 
 
 
 
 
VJO HELPS FEED THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS - Dec 30th 4-6:30pm
Our swimmers had such a great experience helping to Feed to Hungry earlier this month that we have decided to do it again next month.  On Sunday, December 30th from 4-6:30pm come help VJO give back to the community.  We need15-20 VJO swimmers to help out with the "Sparrow Project" and feeding the hungry and homeless.  This will take place at the 1st Baptist Church in Vallejo. Our swimmers will help set up, help serve food, and help clean up.  This is a great way for our swimmers to get involved in their community. Swimmers can also count this toward their community service requirements for school.  Swimmers under the age of 11 need to have a parent helping them.
SIGN UPS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE SOON
Date: December 30th 2018
Location: 1st Baptist Church, Vallejo ( 2025 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA)
Number of Volunteers: 15-20 people (swimmer under 11 yrs need parent to help) 
Time: 4-6:30pm
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
 
 
 
 
 
 
WINTER TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE
Dec 20th - Jan 5th
December 20th“The 12 Articles of Clothing Swim”
Hammerheads 1 &2 Group       6:00-7:00pm
Leopard & Mako Groups           6:00-7:15pm
Juniors & Senior Groups            4:00-6:00pm
December 21st - 28th – NO PRACTICE (Winter Break)
Saturday Dec 29th (All Groups)
Hammerheads 1 & 2 Groups      8-9:00
Leopard & Mako Groups -           8-9:30am
Junior & Senior Groups -             8-10am
Monday Dec 31stt  
Hammerheads 1 & 2 Groups      8-9:00am
Leopard & Mako Groups -           8-9:30am
Junior/ JR2 & SR Groups            8-10am & 4:00-6:00pm
 
Tuesday Jan 1nd  - NO PRACTICE
Wednesday Jan 2nd  
8-10:30am – “New Year’s Challenge Set”
Any VJO swimmer that is up for the Challenge
is welcome to attend this practice.
 
Hammerheads 1 Group             5:30-6:15pm
Hammerhead 2 Groups             6:30-7:30pm
Leopard & Mako Groups           6:00-7:15pm
Junior & Senior Groups             4:00-6:00pm
 (Sports Psychologist Guest Speaker 4-6pm. Not getting in water.)
Thursday Jan 3rd  
Hammerheads 1 Group             5:30-6:15pm
Hammerhead 2 Groups             6:30-7:30pm
Leopard & Mako Groups           6:00-7:15pm
Junior/JR2 & SR Groups           4:00-6:00pm
Friday Jan 4th
Hammerheads 1 Group             5:30-6:15pm
Hammerhead 2 Groups             6:30-7:30pm
Leopard & Mako Groups           6:00-7:15pm
Junior/JR2 & SR Groups           8-10am & 4:00-6:00pm
Saturday Jan 5th
Hammerheads 1 & 2 Groups      8-9:00
Leopard & Mako Groups             8-9:30am
Junior/JR2 & SR Groups             8-10am
 
”The 12 Articles of Clothing Swim” 
 December 20th  2018
Swimmers will wear 12 articles of clothing to swim in (older items recommended).  The Senior Group will be taking one article of clothing off every 200 yards, Junior Group will take one article of clothing off every 150 yards, LS & MS Groups will take one article of clothing off every 100 yards, and H1 & H2 Groups will take one article of clothing off every 50 yards.  Swimmers will continue until they do their final swim in just their suit. Parents bring your cameras; you will be getting some great pictures. Make sure to bring a bag/laundry basket to carry your wet clothes home in.
12 articles of clothing: tank top, short sleeve shirt, sweatshirt, shorts, pants, socks (2), shoes (2), gloves (2), hat/beanie.
 
“New Year’s Challenge Set”
January 2nd, 8-10:30am
Our New Year’s Challenge this year is 10,000 yards long.  The challenge is to complete as much of the 10,000 yard workout as you can in the 2.5 hour time period. Any VJO swimmer that is up for the Challenge is welcome to attend this practice. There will be a prize for the swimmers that completes the set.
 
 
 
 
 
HOW TO ORDER A TEAM SUIT OR TEAM PARKA?
If you missed our last Team Suit Fitting Day don't worry, you can order team suits, parka's and other VJO team 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:
 
NAPA C/B/A MEET ADDED TO SCHEDULE (Dec 15-16)
***ENTRY DEADLINE WED DEC 5th***
December 15-16 2018
The Napa "Smoked Turkey Float" Meet has been rescheduled for December 15-16th and has been added to our VJO meet schedule. We will have multiple coaches attending this meet. Please sign up ASAP as the meet deadline in December 5th. This will be a last chance meet to get "BB" time for Zone 3 Champs in January.
DEADLINE: Wednesday December 5th 2018
LOCATION: VINTAGE HIGH SCHOOL, 1375 TROWER AVE, NAPA CA 94558
PARKING: Parking lot gates will be locked until 8:00am – No entrance to the parking lot or pool area shall be permitted before 8:00am. 
TIME: Warm-ups will be from 8:30-9:45 AM each day. Meet shall begin at 10:00 AM each day
EVENTS: Athletes may enter up to 4 events each day.
 
 
 
 
 
SENIOR II CHAMPIONSHIPS 
The 2018 Senior II Championships Meet on Dec 8/9th is CLOSED for entries. This meet will be held at the DVC pool in Pleasant Hill, CA. This meet is only open to qualified Senior Group swimmers. Senior swimmers must have achieved a SR II time standard to attend this meet. Sign up ASAP as this meet will FILL VERY VERY QUICKLY.
LOCATION: Diablo Valley College Pool, Pleasant Hill, CA
 
 
 
 
 
 
DALY CITY DOLPHINS C/B/A+ Meet 
December 6-7th 2018
The Daly City Meet on December 8-9 th is CLOSED for entries. This our team meet for the month of December. This meet is recommended for swimmers in all groups. 
TIME: Saturday and Sunday are split into sessions “A” and “B”
Session A -  All 13 & Over Athletes and 11-12 Girls. Arrive at 6:45am. Warm-ups from 7:00-8:15 AM. Meet begins at 8:30AM. 
Session B -  All 10 & Under Athletes and 11-12 Boys. Session B will begin approximately one hour after Session A finishes,  Arrive at 11am. Warm-up begins immediately after Session A finishes. 
Approx Start time for Sat ~1:15pm.  Approx Start time for Sun ~1:45pm
LOCATION: Giammona Pool, Westmoor High School, 131 Westmoor Avenue, Daly City, CA 94015
DIRECTIONS:  From central San Francisco: Take 280S. EXIT 48 / Sullivan Avenue towards Eastmoor Avenue. Keep LEFT to take ramp exit towards Eastmoor Avenue. LEFT onto Sullivan Avenue. Take 1st RIGHT onto Eastmoor Avenue. Eastmoor Avenue becomes Westmoor Avenue. Continue straight up Westmoor Avenue. At the 4th stop sign, LEFT turn onto Edgemont Drive. Giammona Pool is on your left. Park on the street. 2nd parking option: At the 3rd stop sign, turn left into the main Westmoor High School parking lot. Free Additional PARKING: Westmoor High School Main Parking Lot. Entrance off Eastmoor Avenue. Look for the green and yellow lighted Westmoor HS marquee/sign.
 
 
 
 
 
 
2019 ZONE 3 WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS  
***NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES***
January 19-20th 2019
The Zone 3 Winter Championships Meet on January 19-20 is NOW OPEN for entries.  The meet will be a trials and finals meet this year and will be held at the indoor Santa Rosa Junior College Pool. It will be run similar to REAL Championships where the top 16 swimmers will come back and swim in the afternoon for points.  This is our team Championship Meet for the Winter season. It is also a team scored meet, so we need ALL qualified VJO swimmers attending.  All swimmers must meet the Zone 3 Champs qualifying times.  Click on the link  below to view qualifying times.
LOCATION:  Quinn Swim Center, Santa Rosa Junior College (1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA )
TRIALS / FINALS: This year the Zone 3 Winter Championships will be run as a Trials/Finals Meet. This means that the top 16 swimmers will come back in the evening to swim again for points in finals. All 9 and over events are trials and finals. All 8 & Under event will be timed finals and will only swim in the morning. 
DEADLINE: Wed, January 9th 2019 (or when meet fills)
TIME:  Arrive at 7:15am each day. Warm-ups will start at 7:30am and the meet will start at 9am each day
EVENTS: Enter your 3 best events each day. Swimmers must meet the qualifying time to enter each event. This is a championship meet and we are going for points. If you have questions on what events to enter, talk to your coach.
RELAYS: There will be relays at this meet. All swimmers will be entered in realys unless coaches are notified otherwise.
HOTEL ROOMS: We will be booking a block of hotel rooms in Santa Rosa as the meet is trials and finals this year and will be running later into the evening. We will send out hotel info as soon as possible.
TEAM DINNER:  We will be going out to dinner as a team on Saturday night.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2018 WINTER SCHEDULE
DECEMBER
Dec 7           - Panda Express Fundraiser (Admiral Callaghan,10am-11pm) ***ADDED***
Dec 10         - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day) ***ADDED***
Dec 7-9        - Senior II Champs (Qualifying SR groupers, Concord CA) ***CLOSED***
Dec 8-9        - Daly City Dolphin C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, Indoor Daly City Pool) 
Dec 15-16    - Napa "Smoked Turkey Float" C/B/A Meet (Vintage HS, Napa)  ***ADDED***
Dec 14-16    - Speedo Sectional Champs (Qualified SR group, Monterey Park)
Dec 20         - "12 Articles of Clothing Swim"
H1 & H2      6:00-7:00pm
LS & MS     6:00-7:15pm
JR/JR2/SR  4:00-6:00pm
Dec 21-28    - NO PRACTICE (Winter Break)
Dec 29         - Saturday Practice (All Groups)
H1 & H2      8:00-9:00am
LS & MS     8:00-9:15am
JR/JR2/SR  8:00-10:00am
Dec 29 - Jan 5th   - Winter Training Camp (Combined Practice Schedule)
 
JANUARY
Jan 1          - NO PRACTICE (Happy New Year!)
Jan 12         - VJO Holiday Brunch (TBA)
Jan 19-20    - Winter Zone 3 Champs (Qualifiers, SRJC) ***NOW OPEN***
Jan 21         - NO PRACTICE (MLK Holiday)
 
FEBRUARY
Feb 22-24    - VJO February Frost C/B/A+ Meet ( All Groups, Cunningham Pool)
Feb 25          - NO PRACTICE (Meet Recovery Day)