March 9, 2021
VJO DUAL MEET vs WESTSIDE AQUADUCKS
March 20th 2021
****SIGN-UP DEADLINE - SATURDAY MARCH 13th***
Our March 20th Dual Meet with Westside Aquaducks is NOW OPEN for entries online. The entry deadline for the meet is this Saturday, March 13th. All entries will be submitted through our team website. Get signed up TODAY!
LOCATION: Cunningham Pool (801 Heartwood Ave, Vallejo CA 94591)
TIME: Warm-ups 7:15-8:00am (Senior, Pre-Senior, Junior & Mako Groups)
8:00-8:45am (Westside Aquatics)
8:45-9:15m - (Leopard & Hammerhead Groups)
Meet will start at 9:30am
EVENTS: Swimmer may enter a max of 4 events. Make sure to spread your events out and not enter events that are back to back. This will again be a fast meet.
Hammerheads - Please talk to your coach about what events to swim on Saturday. Your coach needs to approve your events. Hammerheads are only to swim events they are ready for and the coach has approved them to swim.
Leopard & Mako Groups - Please enter a variety of events and make sure to spread your events out (do not swim back to back events). Contact your coach if you want help on choosing your events.
Juniors: All Juniors will be swimming the 200 back. Please make sure to enter this event.
Seniors & Pre-Seniors: Please swim a variety of events on Saturday. Contact your coach if you want help on choosing your events. We have a number of SR/PSR swimmers that are close to blacking out. Keep working toward the Blackout Award.
ENTRY FEE: $30 participation flat fee per Athlete. All entry fees will be billed to the athletes team account on file.
ENTRIES: Entries will be submitted via Team Unify
HOW TO SIGN-UP: Sign-ups for this meet will be done online through our team website. Click on the link below or go to our team website and follow the instructions below.
COACHES CAN ENTER SWIMMERS: If you would like your coach to enter your swimmer in the meet, please just ask. Because entries are through our team website for this meet, coaches can easily enter swimmers in the meet. Just have your swimmer talk to their coach at practice or send Coach Jennifer an email to have your swimmer entered.
1. go to our team website (www.vallejoaquatics.org)
2. click on "Events" tab
3. click on "VJO Interasquad Meet" event
4. click on "Attend/Decline"
4. click on "Edit Commitment"
5. click on your events
6. your coach will approve your event/events
7. your account will be charged $30 entry fee per athlete
ENTRY DEADLINE: Saturday, March 20th 2021
***There will be NO PRACTICE this day. We will be holding a swim meet instead.***
REMINDER - VJO TEAM SUITS & CAPS MANDATORY AT ALL MEETS
This is a reminder that VJO Team Suits and Team Caps are mandatory at all meets. I know it has been close to 10 months since most of our swimmers have competed and it has been brought to my attention that many of our VJO swimmers team suits are too small now. Please do your best to be in a VJO team suit at the upcoming meet. If your old team suit does not fit please get a new team suit ordered ASAP. Contact Coach Jennifer if you have any problems with your team suit for the upcoming meet on November 14th. Below I have included the link and info to order a VJO team suit.
TEAM SUIT LINK : https://elsmoreswim.com/teams/
ALL SWIMMERS MUST BE IN A TEAM SUIT AT MEETS
CHIPOTLE DINE OUT FUNDRAISER
Wednesday, March 31th
ELSMORE SWIM SHOP - WALNUT CREEK STORE NOW OPEN
VJO Team Store
Elsmore Swim Shop has now open their doors to their new Walnut Creek store. We are now going through Elsmore Swim Shop for all of our Team Suits, Team Parkas and Team Apparel. You can order Team Suits, Team Parkas and equipment online or in the store. Click on the link below to go to our online Team Store at Elsmore Swim Shop. You will notice better pricing and better service at the new swim shop.
LINK TO ORDER TEAM GEAR : https://elsmoreswim.com/teams/
Elsmore Swim Shop
2054 Treat Blvd Suite D,
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
REMINDER - VJO WINTER/SPRING 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 3:45-6:15 (dryland 5:30-6:15pm)
W 5:30-7:45pm (dryland 5:30-6:30pm)
Masters (18 & Over Adults)
*Swimmers in the Hammerhead Groups swim one per lane. Swimmers in the Leopard, Mako, Junior, Pre-Senior, Senior and Masters Groups will swim two per lane and from oposite sides of the pool..
*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.
SAVE THE DATE:
March 20 WA SC Dual Meet at VJO
April 17-18 LCM Dual Meet at WA (Petaluma Swim Center)
May 1st Itrasquad / Dual Meet (TBA)
May 22nd Itrasquad /Dual Meet (TBA)
Aug 6-8 REAL Championships (Location TBA)
We would like to wish Happy Birthday to the following VJO members this month:
Raffy Cueva - March 4th (13yrs)
Whitney Thiem - March 7th (8yrs)
Kalea Perseveranda - March 9th (12yrs)
Danny Melanephy - March 10th (13yrs)
Samuel Torres-Garfield - March 11th (11yrs)
James Henderson - March 15th (11yrs)
Gabe Cueva - March 19th (16yrs)
Coach Maureen - March 24th
Sariya Carter - March 27th (12yrs)