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Weekly Mailer

VJO ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET RECAP

Thank you to everyone that was able attended our 2021 VJO Awards Banquet on Saturday September 18th.  We had such a wonderful outdoor banquet. It was great to see so many of our VJO families attending. We are so proud of all our VJO swimmers and all their accomplishments over the 2020/2021 swim season. We have such a hardworking and dedicated group of swimmers. Our coaches can't wait to see what they accomplish this upcoming year. Go SHARKS!  If you were unable to make it to the Awards BanquetCeremony, you will be able to pick up your awards at the pool this week.  
 
We would like to give a special "Thank you" to Andrea Panlilio and Liza Cheng for putting together and organizing this year's Awards Banquet. They did a beautiful job. We appreciate all the time you spent to make this years Awards Banquet such an amazing experience for our swimmers. Also a big thank you to the Hoffmann family for the beautiful balloon decorations, Ed Kawashiri for being the MC for our event and the McQuilling Family for reserving and setting up the facility. Thank you all!
 
AWARDS PICK-UP
If you were unable to attend our Awards Banquet, you can pick up your awards at the pool in the next day or two.  The coaches will be handing the awards out during each groups practice time. Please see your coach. 

 

Photo Credit to Jennifer Pettit
More Photos to come soon...

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING VJO EVENTS:

VJO SHORT SLEEVE TEAM T-SHIRT & CAPS SOLD AT POOL
THURS SEPTEMBER 23rd (4-6pm)
This Thursday, September 23rd from 4-6pm, we will have VJO Short Sleeve Team T-Shirts and VJO Team Caps for sale on the pool deck.  See Blanca Prado and Tamara Kawashiri on the pool deck from 4-6pm this Thursday.
VJO Team Short Sleeve T-shirt:  
VJO Short Sleeve T-Shirt - $15 (All sizes YS, YM, YL, YXL, S, M, L, XL, XXL) 
VJO Team Caps: 
Silicon Team Cap - $15
Latex Team Cap - $6
 
 
 
 
 
 
WAVES C/B/A+ MEET
Sept 25-26th 2021
St. Helena Aquatic Center
***CLOSED ***
The WANV C/B/A + Meet on September 25-26th in St. Helena is now CLOSED for entries.  We have 36 VJO swimmers attending the meet. This meet filled very quickly and closed prior to the entry deadline. We are very sorry that some of our families were not able to register for the meet.  
LOCATION: ST. HELENA AQUATIC CENTER 1401 GRAYSON AVE. ST. HELENA, CA 94574
TIME: Arrive at 8:15am. We will get in as a team to warm-up at 8:30am. The meet will begin at 9:30am each day. 
 
 
 
***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. If your team suit does not fit or you do not have one, please get a new team suit ordered ASAP. Contact Coach Jennifer if you have any problems with your team suit for the upcoming meet.  Below I have included the link and info to order a VJO team suit. 

ALL SWIMMERS MUST BE IN A TEAM SUIT AT MEETS

 
 
 
 
 
 
SWIM-A-THON & POOL PARTY / POTLUCK  
Saturday, October 9th ***DATE CHANGE***
2:45-7pm
Our annual Swim-A-Thon Fundraiser has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 9th.  The  Swim-A-Thon will be held from 2:45-4pm at the Cunningham Pool. Please arrive at 2:45pm to check in and get your lane assignment. The Swim-A-Thon will start promptly at 3:00pm. Swimmers will have 1 hour to swim as many lengths as possible (max 200 lengths). This is one of our biggest team fundraisers of the year. After the Swim-A-Thon we will have a Pool Party and Potluck from 4-7pm. All our swimmers, parents and siblings are invited. Bring a dish to share. Make sure to bring your pool toys. Get ready for a fun afternoon at the pool.
Volunteer Set-up:   2:00-2:45 pm
Swimmer Arrival:   2:45 pm
Swim-a-thon Swim Time:   3:00-4:00 pm
Pool Party & Potluck:   4:00-6:45 pm
Volunteer Take-down:   6:45-7:15 pm
Potluck Assignments by Last Name: 
A-D: desserts
E-G: salads and side dishes
H-S: main dishes
T-Z: appetizers and snacks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IMPORTANT UPDATES:
 

TURN IN YOUR MAAPP WRITTEN AGREEMENTS 

***ALL VJO Swimmers & Parents Must Sign New MAAPP Written Agreement *** 

Starting September, 1st 2021 the Vallejo Aquatic Club has adopted the NEW USA Swimming MAAPP Policies. USA Swimming has released an updated Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) as part of its commitment to safeguard athletes. All USA Swimming clubs are required to implement this Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy in full. 
-  The MAAPP Policy must be reviewed and agreed to in writing by all athletes, parents/legal guardians, coaches and other non-athlete members of Vallejo Aquatic Club. This written agreement is to be retained by the club and renewed on an annual basis per USA Swimming policy.   
-  Please print and sign the VJO Written Agreement to "MAAPP" Policy and return to your coach as soon as possible. See Coach Jennifer at the pool for extra printed copies of the "VJO Written Agreement" and  "MAAPP Policy in Full" .  
 
 
 
 
SR & PSR GROUP LC TRAINING CAMP
Saturday, October 2nd
7:45-10amSolano College 
On Saturday Oct 2nd our Senior and Pre-Senior Groups will be attending a one day Long Course Training Camp with the DART-Solano and Vacaville Team at the Solano College Pool from 7:45-10am. During this camp our SR & PSR swimmers will have the opportunity to train with advanced swimmers from other teams.  This training camp is only open to swimmers in the Senior and Pre-Senior Groups.  Swimmers will be responsible for getting their own rides to and from this camp.  Please RSVP with Coach Jennifer if you plan to attend this event. We do need a head count. To RSVP you can text or email Coach Jennifer to let her know.  If you have questions, please talk to coach Jennifer.
 
 
 
 
 
NEW TEAM GEAR - VISIT VJO TEAM STORE
We are excited to announce that we have NEW VJO TEAM GEAR available online for purchase. Visit our VJO Team Store link below to check out our NEW Team Parka, NEW Team Warm-ups and NEW 1/4 Zip Sweatshirt. You can order all VJO team gear, apparel  and equipment online or in the store. Click on the link below to go to our online Team Store at Elsmore Swim Shop.  Our team also gets a kick back of all the team gear you purchase.
 
Elsmore Swim Shop
2054 Treat Blvd Suite D,
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
(925)300-3369
 
 
 
 
 
2021 VJO FALL PRACTICE SCHEDULE: 
Practice Start Time:  This fall we have taken out the 15 min line-up time at the beginning of each practice. The practice time listed below is the time the group will be getting into the water and starting practice. The groups will no longer be lining-up outside the pool. Please meet on the pool deck at the start of your practice time. Plan to arrive 10-15 min prior to the start time listed to be able to get ready for practice
 
Hammerheads Groups (Coach Daniel)
Hammerheads 1    M/T/TH/F 4:00-4:45pm (no practice Wed)
Hammerheads 2    M/T/TH/F 5:00-5:45pm (no practice Wed)

Leopard Sharks Group (Coach Jennifer)
M/W/F 4:00-5:00pm
T/TH    3:30-5:00pm (dryland 3:30-4, swim 4-5:00pm)

Mako Sharks Group (Coach Maureen)
M/W/F 6:30-7:30pm
T/TH    6:00-7:30pm (dryland 6-6:30pm, swim 6:30-7:30pm)

Junior Group (Coach Maureen)
M/W/F 4:00-6:00pm (dryland 4:00-4:30, swim 4:30-6pm)
T/TH    4:00-5:30pm

Pre-Senior Group (Coach Jennifer & Brendan)
M-F 5:30-7:30pm (dryland 5:30-6, swim 6-7:30pm)
 
Senior Group (Coach Jennifer & Brendan)
T & TH 5:30-7am (starts 9/14/21)
M-F 5:30-7:30pm (dryland 5:30-6, swim 6-7:30pm)

Masters Group (Coach Brendan)
T & TH 5:30-6:30pm
W 4-5:45pm (extra workout time)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our VJO swimmers that competed in the REAL Championships Meet on Aug 6-8th 2021. Our team won 1st place overall and wasw also awarded the 2021 Spirit Award. Great Job VJO swimmers! Keep up that amazing team spirit! Go SHARKS!
 
 
 
 
 
2021 VJO FALL MEET/EVENT SCHEDULE: 
SEPTEMBER
Sept 6th              - NO PRACTICE (Labor Day Holiday)
Sept 11 th            - Swim-A-Thon & Pool Party (2:45-4pm Swim-A-Thon, 4-7pm Pool Party)
Sept 14 th            - First Day of SR Group AM practice (5:30-7am T/TH)
Sept 18 th           - VJO 2021 Awards Banquet (All Groups, 3-6pm, Ascension Episcopal Church, Vallejo)
Sept 24-26         - WAVES C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, St. Helena) ***CLOSED***
 
OCTOBER
Oct 2                  - SR & PSR Group LC Training Camp (Solano College 7:45-10am)
Oct 9                  - Swim-A-Thon & Pool Party (2:45-4pm Swim-A-Thon, 4-7pm Pool Party)
Oct 23-24       - Orinda SR Open Meet (SR Group only, Campo HS)
Oct 30-31       - Orinda C/B/BB+ Meet (All Groups, Campolindo HS Pool)
 
NOVEMBER 
Nov 12-14       - Thunder Coast Aquatics C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, IVC Novato Pool)
Nov 20-21       - VJO Senior Meet (Home Meet Volunteers Needed!)
 
DECEMBER 
Dec 3-5          - 2021 Winter Junior Olympic Championships (Qualifying, Santa Clara)
Dec 10-12       - Senior II P&F Meet (Qualifying SR Group only, Walnut Creek)
Dec 10-12       - Neptune Swimming C/B/A+ Meet (All Groups, Santa Rosa)
 
Feb 4-6           - VJO C/B/A+ Meet (Home Meet Volunteers Needed!)
May 20-22        - VJO Long Course C/B/A+ Meet (Home Meet Volunteers Needed!)