July 29, 2019
PERSONALIZED TEAM CAPS HAVE ARRIVED!
Our Personalized Team Cap order has arrived. If you ordered personalized team caps, please see your coach on the pool deck to pick them up.
REAL MARVEL COMICS SPIRIT WEEK
COMBINED PRACTICE TIMES
(July 29th - Aug 1st)
Combined Practice Times for July 29th - Aug 1st :
4:30-6:30pm – 13 & Overs
6:00-7:30pm – 12 & Unders
We are getting ready for REAL Summer Championships this weekend! The theme for REAL Championships this year is Marvel Comics. Start getting your Marvel Comics costumes ready for the REAL costume parade. This week we will have a MARVEL COMINCS SPIRIT WEEK with combined practices. Swimmers 13 years and older will practice from 4:30-6:30pm and swimmers age 12 years and younger will practice from 6:00-7:30pm. This will enable our swimmers to be able to work together on their REAL Relays, team cheers and other activities. This will also give our older swimmers a chance to help work with some of our younger swimmers.
REAL MARVEL COMICS SPIRIT WEEK SCHEDULE
Monday July 29th – Team Cheer Day
On this day we will be working on our team cheers. From 6:00-6:30pm we will be doing team cheers together as a team. Make sure to bring your loud voice and team spirit.
Tuesday July 30th – Poster Making Day
From 6:00-6:30pm on this day all groups will create “Good Luck” posters to hang up at REAL Championships.
Wednesday July 31st – Relay Day
On this day we will be focusing on and running through all our relays for REAL’s. Make sure you are here this day, so you can work on your relays with ALL your relay mates.
Thursday Aug 1st – Mountain Mikes Carbo Load Day
On this day we will be having a carbo load fundraiser at Mountain Mikes. Order your dinner at Mountain Mike's Pizza and bring it to the pool to eat together as a team. A portion of the proceeds go back to our team.
Mountain Mikes Pizza (Benicia)
2130 Columbus Parkway
Benicia, CA 94510
VJO TEAM BREAK (Aug 5th-19th)
Our team will be taking our annual 2 week break starting next Monday August 5th through Sunday August 18th. his 2 week break is very important for swimmers physical and mental recovery. The summer schedule is taxing on swimmers, coaches, and parents and after a successful Championship season, it is important to facilitate recovery and allow swimmers and families to have a short time where they can vacation, prepare for the return to school, and rest the body and mind to allow for optimal growth. During this time we encourage swimmers to stay active and engage in non-swimming related activities. Daily exercise is recommended and encouraged. We hope swimmers come back to the pool with a renewed energy and spirit. Missing the pool and their friends is a good thing.
SIGNED USA SWIMMING "MAAPP" POLICIES NEEDED FROM ALL FAMILIES
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 & $73 Pacific Swimming Registration Fee (one time fee, good for entire 2020 year)
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 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 MEET S:
REAL SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS
2019 Theme: "Marvel Comics"
August 2-4th 2019
The 2019 REAL Championships meet is CLOSED for entries. This is a Championship Meet and we are going for points. We are trying to win the meet again this year and in order to do this we need all VJO swimmers attending.
LOCATION: Santa Rosa Junior College Pool
START TIME: Friday Aug 2nd - Arrive @ 3:45pm for warm-up. Meet will start @ 5pm
Saturday and Sunday - Arrive @ 7:15am for warm-up. Meet will start @ 9:00am
Finals - The start time of finals on Sat & Sun is around 4pm. This will be announced each morning.
FINALS: The top 16 swimmers in each event will move on to swim in finals. All 8 & Under events and 9-10 relays will be swum as timed finals (in the morning session). Longer events will also be swum as timed finals. Meet sheet will list timed final events.
SPIRIT AWARD & COSTUME PARADE : The REAL theme this year is "Marvel Comics".
We encourage everyone (swimmers, parents and siblings) to dress up as your favorite Marvel Comic. We are trying to win the SPIRT AWARD this year again! There will be a Costume Parade held Saturday before finals, make sure you have your costumes ready. Lots of items you already have at home could be used for a costume. All VJO swimmers please show your team spirit and dress with the Marvel Comic theme for the parade. Let’s win that SPIRIT AWARD again this year!
SATURDAY TEAM LUNCH: On Saturday afternoon, between trials and finals we will be having a team lunch together at the pool. We ask that each family chip in $10 to cover the price of food.
JULY 2019 CALENDAR
2019 VJO SUMMER SCHEDULE
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)
4:30-6:30pm - 13&Overs
6:00-7:30pm - 12&Unders
Aug 2-4 - REAL Summer Championships (All Groups, Santa Rosa JC)
Aug 2 - NO PRACTICE (Team is attending REAL Champs)
Aug 5-18 - Team Break (two weeks)
Aug 19 - First Day of Fall Practice
Aug 24 - Swim-A-Thon (9:45-12pm, Potluck to follow)
Aug 29 - Shark Pride Day 5-7pm
Sept 2 - NO PRACTIICE (Labor Day Holiday)
Sept 14 - VJO Awards Banquet (5-9pm ACHS Cafeteria)
Sept 21-22 - WAVES C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, St. Helena,CA)
Sept 25 - General Membership Meeting (6-7:30pm, Portables)
Sept 26 - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
Sept 28-29 - WCAB SR Open Meet (Senior Group Only, Pleasant Hill,CA)
Oct 5-6 - Sebastopol Sea Serpents C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups)
Oct 19-20 - OAPB Senior Open Meet (Senior Grp Only, Moraga,CA)
Oct 24 - Halloween Shark Pride Day & Potluck (5-7pm, All Groups)
Oct 31 - NO PRACTICE (Halloween)
Nov 2-4 - NAPA Valley Swim Team C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups)
Nov 21 - Shark Pride Day (5-7pm, All Groups)
Nov 28 - Turkey Trot (Fairfield,CA)
Nov 28 - Turkey Trot (Fairfield,CA)
Dec 6-8 - Junior Olympic 14 & Under Champs (QSS, San Jose, CA)
Dec 7-8 - Senior 2 Trials & Finals (WCAB, Pleasant Hill, CA)
Dec 13-15 - Speedo Sectional Championships (Qualified SR Groupers)
Dec 13-15 - Neptune Swimming C/B/A+ Meet (Santa Rosa, CA)