Regular Practice Today & Important Information for Swimmers/Parents

VJO Families,

Regular VJO Practice Today
There will be regular practice today for all groups.  We are currently able to practice Solano College Pool.  Please continue to check your email for updates. As of now, we plan to hold regular practice at Solano College next week. 
It is our primary priority is to safeguard the health and safety of our members.  For this reason, each parent must take responsibility for deciding whether their children should participate in practices.

We will continue to monitor practice recommendations given by the CDC, USA/PC Swimming and our host facilities. Our coaching staff will be spreading the athletes out in more lanes to give them more space and decreasing the number of swimmers per lane. Coaches will remind athletes about good practice habits, social distancing as well as reminding swimmers not to share equipment or water bottles. Dryland equipment will be disinfected daily 

Minimizing Locker Room Use:
Please minimize locker room use as much as possible by coming to practice in your suit and taking a shower at home after practice. When possible please use the outside bathrooms. 


Swim Swam Article Regarding Pool Use

USA Swimming Recommendations
We continue to stress the importance of preventing the spread of infection and share the following information being circulated by healthcare officials:
  • Avoid getting closer than six feet to anyone coughing or sneezing; 
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that has 60-95% alcohol. This is especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or your elbow if you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash, and then wash your hands;
  • Stay home if you are sick, and away from the pool and from fellow team members;
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces regularly;
  • Monitor the WHO and CDC websites for travel advisories and follow their recommendations.
Everyone is encouraged to seek further information using the CDC and the WHO websites:
Questions or personal concerns regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) should be directed to your local healthcare provider.
If you have questions or concerns please feel free to email me or any of our board members,
Jennifer Thiem
Head Swim Coach
Vallejo Aquatic Club
(707)292-6473 personal cell