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Weekly Mailer
 
WELCOME BACK!
We hope everyone had a great Holiday break. We are very excited to see everyone back on the pool deck tomorrow morning at 8am. Please look over next weeks practice schedule as it is not a normal week. Also make sure to get signed up for Zone 3 Winter Championships as this is a team scored meet and we need all qualified swimmers attending. Don't forget to mark your calenders, our Holiday Party is on Saturday, January 12th from 10am-1pm in American Canyon. 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
GET SIGNED UP FOR ZONE 3 WINTER CHAMPS  
The Zone 3 Winter Championships Meet is still OPEN for entries.  Get signed up if you haven't already. The meet will close when maximum entries have been hit. See "Upcoming Meets" section below for more meet details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
NO PRACTICE - Tuesday Jan 1st 
There will be no practice Tuesday January 1st. We hope everyone hass a fun and safe New Years Day. See you back on the pool deck on Jan 2nd.
 
 
 
 
 
VJO HELPS FEED THE HUNGRY AND HOMELESS - Dec 30th 4-6:30pm
More Volunteers Needed!
We still needed 12 more volunteers for this Sundays Feeding the Hungry and Homeless. Please click on the link below to sign up.  This Sunday, December  30th from 4-6: 30pm come help VJO give back to the community.  We need 15-20 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.  If you wish to leave while your child is volunteering, please make sure to leave your child with another parent. This is NOT a VJO practice and children are NOT under the supervision of VJO coaches. Thank you!
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WINTER TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE
Dec 29th - Jan 5th
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
Masters                                        8-10am (any time)
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
Masters                                        8-10am (any time)
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.
Masters                                        8-10am (any time)
 
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.)
Masters                                       6-7pm
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
Masters                                      8-10am (any time)
Saturday Jan 5th
Hammerheads 1 & 2 Groups      8-9:00
Leopard & Mako Groups             8-9:30am
Junior/JR2 & SR Groups             8-10am
Masters                                        8-10am (any time)
 
“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.
 
 
 
 
 
HOLIDAY PARTY BRUNCH
The holidays aren’t over yet!  Let’s celebrate the new year together over breakfast.
Come join us for a morning of family fun with breakfast goodies and team building activities. There will be prizes for the winners. PLEASE plan to bring some food to share
WHEN: Saturday, January 12th
WHERE: 477 Canyon Creek Rd. American Canyon, CA
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  
 
POTLUCK DETAILS
A – G  Breakfast Sides (Bacon, Bagels, Muffins, etc.)
H – S   Breakfast Main Dishes (Casseroles, Eggs, Waffles, Pancakes, etc.)
T – Z Drinks (Hot Coco, Juice, Cider, etc.)
WHITE ELEPHANT AUCTION
The  White Elephant Auction is a VJO tradition, bring a gently used item from home that might be of interest to another. We will auction it off to the highest bidder and the proceeds will go to a local charity.
*We will also have a gingerbread-making contest*
RSVP - Please place RSVPs in Raymond file folder by Jan 9th 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
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:
 
2019 ZONE 3 WINTER CHAMPIONSHIPS  
***STILL 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 relays 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 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 (10-1pm, 477 Canyon Creek AC)
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)