Weekly Mailer (2011.01.05)

Hello VJO,

A quick blast of news for the week:

Hammerheads (Tuffy) and Makos (Lesley) will not have practice this Friday 7 January, as both coaches will be at the Pacific Coaches Clinic taking a class that night. Seniors and Age Group will have regular practice that night.

For thos families attending Zone III Winter Championships, we have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Express in Santa Rosa. The rate is only $79.00 a night (plus taxes). Call 707.545.9000 and ask for the "Vallejo Aquatic Club" rate to reserve your room. They will hold our rooms until this Saturday 8 January; after that, rooms will return to their normal rate.

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 are two 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. Entries are due by Thursday 6 January by 11:59 p.m.

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.

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:

  • January 8: Hotel Room Reservations Due for Z3 Champs [call 707.545.900, ask for "Vallejo Aquatic Club" rate]
  • 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