Weekly Mailer (2010.12.28)

Hello VJO,

We hope you and your family are having an excellent holiday season. We're just checking in with a reminder about the schedule this week (see below), and some upcoming meets that are now available for sign-up. Also, please mark on your calendar now the next meet Vallejo Aquatics will be hosting: a C/B/A+ meet on February 11-13. We will need each and every family's help volunteering at this important fundraiser for our team.

There two new meets available for online entries: Zone III Winter Championships (Jan. 15-17) and Napa Valley's C/B/A+ (Feb. 25-27).

Zone III Winter Champs [online entries] is a "team championship meet," like R.E.A.L.s, at which all athletes who have qualified are asked and expected to sign-up and compete (if you have any questions as to whether your swimmer has qualified, please don't hesitate to contact me). The meet will be held in Santa Rosa on MLK, Jr. weekend over 3 days, January 15-17. The team has reserved a block of hotel rooms at a discounted rate; room reservation information will be e-mail shortly.

Napa Valley's C/B/A+ [online entries] is one of two team meets in February, the other being VJO's own C/B/A+ on Feb. 11-13. Please sign-up for this meet quickly, as Napa meets tend to fill within a few days. Again, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask a member of the Coaching Staff.

New Years Week Practice Schedules:

  • Monday (12/27): Regular Practice, All Groups
  • Tuesday (12/28): Regular Practice, All Groups
  • Wednesday(12/29): Regular Practice, All Groups
  • Thursday (12/30):
    • Seniors: 3:30-5:30
    • Age Group: 5:30-7:30
    • Makos (Lesley): 5:45-7:00 only
    • Hammerheads (Tuffy): 5:45-7:00 only
  • Friday (12/31):
    • Seniors and Age Group--7:30-9:30 a.m. only
    • Hammerheads and Makos--No Practice.
  • We will be going out to breakfast after morning practice on New Year's Eve.

A reminder: For all Hammerheads and Makos, starting in December, and running through the spring, we will have one practice only on all Friday nights, 5:45-7:00 p.m.

Thank you to everyone who attended our Anual Christmas Party. We were able to raise a nice sum of money to donate to the Christian Help Center here in town.

Pacific Swimming Renewals are past due. Those swimmers who have not renewed will not legally be allowed to swim in 2011 until they have renewed. Please contact me if you have any questions as to your renewal status.   

Important upcoming dates:

  • New Years Week: Special Practice Schedule--See Above
  • January 8: Hotel Room Reservations Due
  • January 15-17: Zone 3 Winter Championships [online entries]
  • January 18: No Practice, All Groups
  • January 29: Ice Skating
  • February 11-13: Vallejo Aquatics C/B/A+ Meet
  • February 14: No Practice, All Groups
  • February 19: Team Movie Night
  • February 25-27: Napa Valley C/B/A+ [online entries]
  • March 12: Spaghetti Feed/Talent Show/Dessert Contest