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SHARK PRIDE DAY  TEAM SUIT FITTING DAY
TODAY
 
SHARK PRIDE DAY  Thursday, May 30th  
5:00-7:00pm (All Groups)
Today, Thursday, May 30th is Shark Pride Day and our Team Suit Fitting. 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 doing relays 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!
***SENIOR GROUP : This practice is Mandatory***
 
 
TEAM SUIT FITTING DAY – Thursday, May 30th 
4:00-7:00pm (plan to arrive before 5pm to shop & try suits on)
Making Waves Swim Shop will be at Cunningham pool today, Thursday, May 30th from 4:00-7pm for our VJO team suit and Warm-up fitting. We will be offering the same team suit this year, a black polyester suit with VJO 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 2019 Order Forms are available at the pool.  
*** VJO Team Suits are required at ALL SWIM MEETS***
When: Thursday May 30th 2019 
Time: 4:00-7:00pm
Where: Cunningham Pool
Regular Shark Pride Day Practice for All Swimmers this Day - Please plan accordingly and arrive early to purchase team gear

****We want to remind all our swimmers and families that team suits and team caps are mandatory at all meet. This does mean for meet warm-ups and all races. We are a team!***

 
 
 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
 
SATURDAY LONG COURSE PRACTICE for JR/JR2/SR
On Saturday June 15th the Junior, Junior 2 and Senior Groups will have Saturday LC practice from 6:45am-9am with Coach Jennifer and Coach Maureen. After the practice our older swimmers will be staying to help out with our younger kids that are swimming in the dual meet.  Our Hammerheads, Leopards and Makos will all be swimming in the dual meet this day and should arrive at 8:45aM to check in with their coach and warm-up.
Saturday June 15th 6:45-9am (SR, JR2, JR Grps ONLY)
**Dual Meet for H1/H2/LS/MS Groups 9am-1pm**
 
 
 
 
 
 
LS, MS & JR GROUP PARENT MEETINGS
Thank you to all parents that attended our group parent meetings last week. It was great to see so many faces. We appreciate your continued support in your child’s swimming career.  Your child would not be where they are today without your love and support. If you were unable to make it to the meeting, if is your responsibility to set an appointment time up with your coach to go through the important information that you missed. 
 
 
 
 
 
SR / JR2 / JR GROUP – FIRST DAY OF SUMMER MORNING PRACTICE
Wednesday, June 12th 6:45-9am
The first day of summer long course morning practice for the Senior, Junior 2 and Junior Group will be Wednesday, June 12th. Summer mornings will be held from 6:45-9am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Morning practice will continue through Wednesday, July 24th.
 
 
 
 
 
 
PANDA EXPRESS FUNDRAISER
SATURDAY JUNE 15th 2019
12pm - 9pm
Location : 972 Admiral Callaghan Ln Vallejo
On Saturday, June 15th don't cook, join us at Panda Express after the Dual meet. Have lunch or dinner from 12pm-9pm and help our VJO swimmers raise money. 20% of your proceeds go back to our hardworking swimmers. Invite all your friends and family too!
 
 
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATE 
Bring a Friend Day
Thursday, June 20th
Thursday, June 20th is Bring A Friend Day. On this day all our VJO swimmers are encouraged to bring a friend to practice. All groups will swim at their regular practice times. More information to come
 
 
 
 
 
 
SAVE THE DATE
VJO Pool Party and Alumni Reunion
You are invited to VJO’s Annual Pool Party, Potluck & Alumni Reunion
WHEN: Saturday, June 30th, 2015
WHERE: Cunningham Pool
WHEN: 3-8pm 
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!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUMMER PRE-TEAM SWIM PROGRAM 2019 (June 3rd - Oct 30th 2019)
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 June 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 Kearney.
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: Our Masters coach is Brendan Kearney. 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 and VJO Junior 2 Group Coach. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UPCOMING MEETS: 
VJO vs WA SHORT COURSE DUAL MEET 
***NOW OPEN for ENTRIES***
ENTRY DEADLINE: TUESDAY JUNE 4th 2019
Our VJO vs WA Dual Meet on June 15th is NOW OPEN for ENTRIES!  This small short course one day dual meet is geared towards our Hammerheads, Leopard and Mako Groups. The Junior, Junior 2 and Senior Group will be helping our younger kids.  The entry deadline is Tuesday, June 4th. Please note there will be relays. The VJO coaches will enter swimmers in relays. 
LOCATION: Cunningham Pool
TIME:   Arrive at 8:45am on Saturday. We will get in as a team to warm-up at 9:00am. The meet will start at 10:00am. The meet will be done by 1pm. Remember parking is easier the earlier you arrive.
ENTRIES: Swimmers may compete in up to 4 individual events, plus 3 relays.  Team entries will be done by Hy-Tek Team Manager, so all paper consolidated entry forms must be turned in by Tuesday, June 4th by 7:30pm to the manila folder at the pool. The manila folder can be found hanging on the team bulletin board next to the Shark Tank. All swimmers entered in meet will be ENTERED IN RELAYS unless coaches are otherwise informed. Count on being in a relay.
ENTRY FEES: $10.00 entry fee per swimmer.  Entries shall be rejected if payment is not sent at time of request.  Turn in all entries to the manila folder hanging on the bulletin board at the pool.
Make check payable to:              “Vallejo Aquatic Club”  
ENTRY DEADLINE:  Tuesday, June 4th by 7:30pm
RELAYS: Coaches will enter the relays. We will put ALL entered VJO swimmers in relays, so please notify the coaches if you are not able to be in a relay.
CHECK-IN:  The meet will be pre-seeded.  A scratch down meeting will be held 15 minutes prior to the start of the meet.
EVENTS: Please speak with your coach if you have questions about what events to enter.
JOB SIGN-UPS: Parents please click on the link below to sign-up for your volunteer job. We need everyone’s help to make our home meets a success. This is a great meet to shadow in a new area.
 
 
 
 
NAPA VALLEY LONG COURSE C/B/A+ MEET  ***STILL OPEN***
June 22-23rd 2019
The Napa Valley Swim Team Long Course Meet is NOW OPEN ONLINE for ENTRIES. The Napa Long Course Meet will be held on June 22-23rd at the Napa Valley College Pool. This is the last long course meet of the year and is also the last meet to qualify for summer Junior Olympic Champs. Hammerheads, Leopard and Mako Group this is an optional meet for you as most of you will be swimming in the June 15th Dual Meet
DEADLINE: Wednesday, June 12th 2019
TIME: Please arrive at 7:15am each day. Warm-ups will start at 7:30am and the meet will start at 9:00am each day.
LOCATION: Napa Valley College. 2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy., Napa, CA
EVENTS: Please speak with your coach if you have questions about what events to enter.
Hammerheads 1 & 2:  Please remember this meet is optional and you all should be attending the June 15th Dual Meet. Talk to your coach before entering events. Only enter events your swimmer is ready for. Hammerheads MAY NOT enter any breaststroke or butterfly events without prior approval from your coach. 
Leopard & Mako:   Please remember this meet is optional and you all should only be attending the June 15th Dual Meet. 
JR, JR2 & SR Group: The event of the meet is 400 free on Sunday. All JR, JR2 and SR swimmers should be entering the 400 free at this meet.

 

 

 

SUMMER SANDERS LC SR MEET (for qualified SR group swimmers)
June 6-9th 2019
The Summer Sanders Long Course Senior Meet on June 6-9th 2019 is CLOSED for entries. This meet will be held at the Roseville Aquatics Center in Sacramento. This is a Senior Group qualifying meet so, all VJO Senior Group swimmers must meet the qualifying time standards to be eligible to swim.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MAY 2019 CALENDAR
 
 
 
 
 
2019 VJO SUMMER SCHEDULE 
 
MAY
May 30           - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
                       - Team Suit Fitting Day (4-7pm, Cunningham Pool)
 
JUNE  
June 6-9         - Summer Sanders LC Senior Meet (Qualifying SR Group, Roseville)
June 12           - First Day of LC Morning Practice (M/W/F 6:45-9am)
June 15          - Short Course Dual Meet ( H1,H2, LS, MK Grps, @9:00am)
                        - JR & SR Group Long Course Practice (7-9am)
                        - Panda Express Fundraiser (12-9pm, Vallejo) ***ADDED***
June 20           - Bring A Friend Day ***ADDED***
June 22-23     - NAPA Long Course C/B/A Meet (All Groups, Napa Valley College)
June 27           - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
June 29           - VJO Annual Pool Party & Alumni Reunion (3-8pm, Cunningham Pool) ***TIME CHANGED***
 
JULY  
July 4th           -  Vallejo 4th of July Parade
July 10            - Team Picture Day ([email protected]:30pm, Team [email protected])
July 12-14      - Junior Olympic Championships 14&Un (Qualifying Meet, Concord)
July 19-21       - Ukiah Dolphins Short Course Meet & Camping (All Groups, Ukiah)
July 19-22       - Speedo CA/NV Sectional Championships (Qualifying SR, Santa Clarita)
July 25             - Shark Pride Day (All Groups 5-7pm)
July 25-28        - Far Western Championships (Qualifying, Moraga)
July 29- Aug 1  - REAL SPIRIT WEEK (combined practice times)
 
AUGUST 
Aug 2-4          - REAL Summer Championships (All Groups, Santa Rosa JC)
Aug 5-18         - Team Break (two weeks)
Aug 19            - First Day of Fall Practice