Weekly Mailer - Weekly Workouts, Guest Speaker, Challenges & Fundraiser Update
Happy Monday VJO Swimmers & Parents!
Below are Coach Jennifer and Coach Maureen's Workout YouTube videos for this week with step by step instructions. Coach Maureen and Coach Jennifer will be doing the 30 minute Advanced Cardio Video and/or the Cardio & Strength Video 4 to 5 times a week. We will be doing the 15 minute Ab Workout Video 3 to 4 times a week. We will also be doing the 20 minute Full Body Stretch Video 2-3 times a week to help maintain our flexibility.
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 May 3rd - May 11th 2020
"You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them"
                                                                               -Michael Jorden
***TODAY MONDAY, MAY 4th 2020***
3:00-4:00pm (H1/H2/LS/MS)
5:00-6:30pm (JR/JR2/SR)
Today, Monday, May 4th (May the 4th be with you!) we will have a guest speaker, Justin Lynch talking to all our swimmers. Our Zoom Meeting times will be different today. Justin will be talking to the Hammerhead 1, Hammerhead 2, Leopard and Mako Groups from 3:00-4:00pm. Justin will be talking to our Junior, Junior 2 and Senior Groupers from 5:00-6:30pm. This is an amazing  opportunity for all of our swimmers. We hope everyone is about to log into this special Guest Speaker Zoom Session.
Get to know Justin!
Some of you may have been  privilege to seeing Justin Lynch lap swim at the Cunningham pool and have gotten to see his amazing underwaters before, but for those that don't know him, here is a little of information about him.
Justin Lynch was born Aug. 27, 1996 in Walnut Creek. He is currently a member of the University of California Professional Swim Team. Justin started his swimming career right here at Vallejo Aquatic Club. He and his sister Kaitlyn still hold quite a few of our VJO team records. Later Justin swam for the Terrapins Swim Team and attended Visions in Education High School in Vallejo. At the 2013 World Championship Trials he broke Michael Phelps’ National Age Group 15-16 Record in the 100m butterfly. Justin swim for the Cal Bears Men’s Swim Team from 2014-2018. Justin is African-American and Filipino descent and is also 6’1″. Here are a few of his best times:
             50 free – 19.00
100 fly – 45.02
200 fly – 1:43.03
Guest Speaker Zoom Session Info:
3:00-4:00pm – Hammerhead 1, Hammerhead 2, Leopard and Mako Groups
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 815 3896 5538
Password: 117146
5:00-6:30pm – Junior, Junior 2 and Seniors
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 885 5051 1653
Password: 940902
***We will NOT be meeting at our regular Zoom times on this day.***
Weekly Zoom Meetings For All Groups!
We will be continuing our Weekly Zoom Video Group Meetings on Wednesday for all groups! Remember Mondays Zoom Meeting we are having guest speaker Justin Lynch talk to our swimmers so Monday May 4th Zoom Meeting will be at a special time. 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. All meetings now have the waiting room feature automatically turned on and password enabled.
Zoom Group Meeting Schedule:   (Every Monday & Thursday, 45min)
***This Monday Zoom Meetings are at Special Times, See Email Above for Times**
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


Thursday, May 7th - Team Challenges
During our weekly scheduled Zoom Meetings on Thursday May 7th, we will hold a competition for each group. VJO swimmers make sure you are practicing each challenge below during the week!   This week’s League Challenge  is now open to all age groups. Participate selections for the League Challenge will be done during the Team Challenges on Thursday May 7th
Weekly Challenges (May 4th- May 8th):
Event 1 -  Burpees
Swimmer will do 1 minute of burpees. Swimmers must do a full squat jump followed by a
streamline jump for each one to count.
Event 2 - Jumping Jacks
Swimmer will do 100 jumping jacks. Hands must touch thighs and clap together above
their head. Swimmers will race to 100 jumping jacks.
Event 3 -  Paper Baskets
Swimmers will set a waste basket 6 feet from them. Each swimmer can have up to 10
paper balls. Swimmers will have 2:00 to complete as many baskets as possible. After you have thrown all 10 paper balls, you will run to the basket to collect them and start over until the 2 minutes is up. 
Event 4 -  Water Bottle Flips
Swimmers will race to complete 10 water bottle flips.

Friday, May 8th - Solano County Swim League Competition
Info - Week 2
This week’s League Competitions are now open to all age groups. One individual will be selected to represent our team for each challenge.  Individuals will be selected during the Team challenges on Thursday, May 7th. Our League competitors will be announced Thursday night.
Guest Speaker(s) -  Starting this week we will have a guest speaker drop in on our League Zoom Meetings and give a short inspirational talk to all our swimmers.  Each week we will have a new surprise guest speaker. 
Group Warm-up -  A 5 minute group warm-up will be led by our speaker or guest athlete. Please make sure you are in proper dryland attire.  
Introduction of Competitors  - One to two older swimmers from each team will introduce their teams competitors.
Logo Contest
The winning logo will be announced 
Event Line-up:
Event 1 -  Burpees (1 min)
Event 2 - Jumping Jacks (100)
Event 3 -  Paper Baskets (2 min)
Event 4 -  Water Bottle Flips (10 flips)
League ZOOM Meeting Info
Solano County Swim League is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Solano County Swim League Week 2
Time: May 8, 2020 05:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 813 0088 6166
Password: 281346
Our Logo Contest voting for the Solano County Swim League began on Friday May 1st and go through Thursday, May 7th. Voting is open to all VJO swimmers and will be done through Survey Monkey. I have attached the link below. Each VJO swimmer is allowed to vote once. In your vote, please select your top 3 logo choices. The winner will be announced during our League Zoom Meeting on Friday, May 8th at 5pm. 
Survey Monkey Link for Voting:
If you have any questions, please contact Coach Jennifer or Coach Maureen.
Another Huge Success!
Thank you to everyone that participated in our second Dinner Delivered to Your Door Fundraiser on April 20th & 22th. With your help our team raised over $510. We couldn't do this without all of you. This money will help keep our team going and coaching staff employed during this time. A special   "Thank you!"   to the Panlilio Family for creating and putting on this event.
We are all in this Together!