October 20, 2020
1st SWIM MEET OF THE SEASON
This Friday, October 23rd we will be holding our first Intrasquad Meet of the season from 4:15-6:30pm. We are starting out with just a smaller group of our Junior, Pre-Senior and Senior swimmers to be able to better streamline the new process. The meet will be held at the Cunningham Pool during the Junior/Pre-Senior/Senior practice time. The meet is sanctioned, so all times will be recorded. Starting next month we hope to hold small Intrasquad & Dual Meets at least once a month for all VJO swimmers. Stay tuned for upcoming meet dates.
MEET VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
This is a great opportunity to earn some volunteer hours. Go to the Events tab on the Vallejo Aquatic Club website. Click the job sign up on the event, then select your job to volunteer.
If you have any questions on how to sign-up to help, feel free to contact either Melody Cannon @ [email protected] or Heidi Scharffenberg @ [email protected]
MASTER WORKOUT TIME CHANGE - Friday, Oct 23
This Friday, October 23rd our VJO Masters Group will be swimming from 6:30-7:25pm instead of their normal 5:30-6:25pm time. Thank you for your understanding!
ELSMORE SWIM SHOP
New VJO Team Store
We have switched our team gear over to a new Swim Shop that is coming into town. We will now be going through Elsmore Swim Shop for all of our Team Suits, Team Parkas and Team Apparel. You can now start ordering Team Suits, Team Parkas and equipment online. More team gear will be added to our Team Store soon. Click on the link below to go to our New Team Store at Elsmore Swim Shop. You will notice better pricing and better service at the new swim shop. Products only available online for the time being, store location in Walnut Creek coming soon!
You can now start ordering Team Suits and Team Parkas
All other Team Gear will be added to the New VJO Team Store soon
NEW TEAM STORE LINK : https://elsmoreswim.com/teams/
10% OFF DISCOUNT CODE: "VALLEJO"
VJO BREAST CANCER AWARENESS FUNDRAISER
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness VJO is selling Pink VJO Team T-Shirts and Pink Team Caps. The proceeds will be donated to a Breast Cancer Foundation. Last year we donated $100 to the Pink Fund. Let's meet or exceed that this year! The Coaches will be wearing these pink team shirts at practice and meets. We invite you to do the same. Below is the online order form:
Breast Cancer Team T-Shirt - $20
Silicone Breast Cancer Cap - $20
Latex Breast Cancer Cap - $15
Online Orders Due By: ***While Supplies Last***
QUESTIONS: Contact Jennifer Thiem at [email protected] or (707)292-6473 cell
REMINDER - VJO FALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE :
H1 M/W/F 3:15-4:15pm
H2 T/Th 3:15-4:15pm
H3 T/W/Th 4:45-5:45pm
Leopard T/W/Th 3:30-5:00pm (dryland 3:30-4:15pm)
Mako T/W/Th 5:00-6:30pm (dryland 5:00-5:45pm)
Junior M/F 5:30-7:45pm (dryland 5:30-6:30pm)
Pre-Senior (JR2) & Senior Group
M/F 4:00-6:15 (dryland 5:30-6:15pm)
W 5:30-7:45pm (dryland 5:30-6:30pm)
Masters (18 & Over Adults)
*Swimmers in the Hammerhead Groups will swim one per lane. Swimmers in the Leopard, Mako, Junior, Pre-Senior, Senior and Masters Groups will swim two per lane.
*All groups’ practice times include a 15 minute line up time at the beginning for symptom checks, temp checks and lane assignments. Groups will line up along the side gate of the pool and then be escorted by their coach to the Main entrance. Please remember there is no shared equipment allowed. Swimmers must come to practice in their suits and with their own equipment
PRACTICE PROTOCOL PROCEDURES- CUNNINGHAM POOL
All VJO swimmers and families attending practice at the Cunningham Pool must read through our "Practice Protocol Procedures" PDF for Cunningham Pool. We need all swimmers to know what to expect when they arrive for practice at the Cunningham Pool. The PDF will teach our swimmers the new protocol and procedures that we will be following at the Cunningham Pool. These procedures are similar to both the American Canyon and Benicia Pool.