Weekly Mailer - Weekly Workouts, Weekly Challenge, Logo Contest & Zoom Meetings
Happy Monday VJO Swimmers & Parents!
Below are Coach Jennifer and Coach Maureen's Workout YouTube videos for this week with step by step instructions. We hope you guys were all as inspired as we were by last week’s jump roping challenge. This week we have incorporated jumping rope into our weekly workouts. I know I want to get better at jumping rope now. If I don’t have a jump rope available I just jump in place with a pretend rope.
Coach Maureen and Coach Jennifer will be doing the 30 minute Ab & Cardio video 4 to 5 times a week. We will be doing the 15 minute Jump Rope Workout w/Push-ups, Squats & Planks video 3 to 4 times a week. We will also be doing the 20 minute Full Body Deep Stretch For Tight Bodies video 2-3 times a week to help maintain our flexibility. 
1st Video is a Helpful Tool - The first video “Top 10 Jump Rope Tips for Beginners”, is not a workout, it is a very helpful tool to learn how to jump rope more effectively. I only watched this video once, but I learned so much. Do you know the proper length your jump rope should be? I do now.
In addition to the videos, Coach Jennifer goes for a 1 hour walk or bike ride each day with her dog and family. Coach Maureen also hikes with her dog Cali each day.
Workout Videos for April 27th - May 3rd 2020

Weekly Zoom Meetings For All Groups!
We will be continuing our Weekly Zoom Video Group Meetings for all groups! The Zoom meetings have been going great and it is wonderful to be able to check in with our swimmers weekly. These meetings will help keep our swimmers connected during these changing times. It also allows our coaching staff to check in with our swimmers and keep them motivated and inspired with their workouts. Each group will have 2 weekly Zoom meetings (every Monday and Thursday). Below is the schedule for each group's Weekly Zoom Meetings. Security enhancements for Zoom Meeting have increased. All meetings now have the waiting room feature automatically turned on and password enabled.
Zoom Group Meeting Schedule:   (Every Monday & Thursday, 45min)
3:00-3:45pm - Hammerhead 1 & 2 Groups 
4:00-4:45pm - Junior Group
5:00-5:45pm - Junior 2 & Senior Groups
6:00-6:45pm - Leopard & Mako Groups

Weekly Challenge - Can you Juggle?
This week we are challenging all VJO swimmers to learn a new talent...juggling! We had a few requests last week after swimmers had to juggle a soccer ball with their feet. We are encouraging everyone to take this challenge outside, where you won't break anything! While you are learning how to juggle, snap a picture or take a quick video and share it with your coach. You can email your picture or short video to Coach Jennifer ([email protected]) or send it through our team Facebook messenger, team Instagram messenger or GroupMe (for Junior/Junior 2/Seniors).  We will post all of your weekly Challenge pictures and videos from this week's Weekly Challenge on our team Facebook and Instagram page on Sunday, May 2nd.

Solano County Online Swim League Challenge  - Week 1 Recap
Our new Solano County Online Swim League Challenges went very well last week. Thank you to everyone for logging in last Friday to watch the league competitions live on Zoom. Thank you as well to our team representatives. Abby Sapida represented our team in the jump rope challenges, Lina Neeb represented our team in the Soccer Ball Juggling and Mackenzie Kawashiri represented our team in the Bubble Blowing Challenge. Thank you ladies! You all did an amazing job representing Vallejo Aquatic Club in the first ever Solano County Swim League Challenges. 
To see all the team results, pictures and videos from the challenges visit our new league Instagram page at “solanoswimleague
Next League Challenge -  Our next Solano County Online Swim League Challenge will occur May 8th. The next set of challenges will be announced at the end of this week. Stay posted. Go Sharks!

Solano County Online Swim League - Logo Contest
We have a logo design contest for members of all three participating teams (VJO -Vallejo Aquatic Club, SASO -Solano Aquatic Sea Otters & VAC Vacaville Swim Club).  This logo contest is open to all swimmers at VJO, VACA and SASO.
VJO swimmers can submit their logos for the Solano County League by emailing them to Coach Jennifer ([email protected]) All logo enteries are due NO LATER than Monday, April 27th. ***TODAY***
You can also visit our new “solanoswimleague” Instagram page for more information
Make sure to take advantage of your time and get better at something each day.  
Keep up your workouts!
“Great things never came from comfort zones.” - Unknown
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Coach Jennifer Thiem
Coach Maureen Orr