Weekly Mailer (2010.10.12)

Hello  VJO,

I would like to thank all of our families who swam last weekend at Marin Our swimmers swam great and we had a lot of fun. I would especially like to thank all of our parents who helped with timing, and especially those who helped with the Colorado and Computer. Our parents all truly the best around!!

Save the Date: VJO's  Halloween Party will be on Friday 29 October. There will be games, costume contests, and a Penny War with all proceeds going to Breast Cancer Research!

⇒On Saturday 30 October, VJO will be hosting a "Demonic Dual Meet" against MACS at Cunningham. The meet will start at approximately 1:00 p.m., with warm-ups opening at 12:30. This meet is intended for all Hammerheads (Tuffy) and Makos (Lesley) only. Swimmers may swim up to 3 individual events and one relay (the Coaching Staff will determine relays). This meet is free of cost to our swimmers--but we will need parents' help with timing and take-down. There are two ways to sign-up:

  • Online, using our team's site (preferred): [ click here and then click on your swimmers; add them to 3 events]
  • E-mail Coach Aaron Jon and confirm. 

The team has extended the deadline for new Parka Orders to  no later than 5:30 p.m. on Thursday 14 October to the "Henderson" folder on deck. If you need another order form, they are available on deck ("Team Attire" folder, next to the "Henderson" folder). If we get one more parka order, both people will receive the discounted rate!

Also, the team will be placing a Cap Order next week, so make sure you get your orders turned in on time. If you would like to order team sweats, just fill out the form and return it anytime--there is no time/order amount constraints. Please let Team Attire Coordinator Pam Henderson know if you have any questions [[email protected]; 707.557.1223].

VJO's  October 2010 Calendar is now available [ online version].

The   June-August "Shark Attack" Newsletter is now available [ online version /  hi-res PDF].

There are several upcoming  Officials Clinics 
for parents who would like to become new Stroke & Turn officials. The dates are: Oct. 9-10 (Marin), Oct. 16-17 (Petaluma), Oct. 23-24 (Santa Rosa), and Nov. 5-7 (Napa). Please contact our Officials Chair Debbi Tucker [[email protected], 707.980.2663] to set-up a clinic or with any questions you may have about what the job entails.   All Current Officials: Please contact her as well, so you can set-up your renewals. 

Important upcoming dates:

  • October Calendar
  • October 14: Parka Orders Due (extended) [by 5:30 p.m. to "Henderson" file]
  • October 29: Halloween Party [R.S.V.P.]
  • October 30: Demonic Dual Meet [ online entries]
  • November 5-7: Napa Valley C/B/A+ [ meet sheet]
  • November 11: Veteran's Day--No Practice, All Groups
  • November 26: SF Zoo Trip

Thanks, and  Go SHARKS!!
Aaron Jon Toch
Vallejo Aquatic Club Coach
o. (707) 553-7946 (SWIM)
c. (707) 373-8701
[email protected]