2020 Grand Prix and 30/30

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the normal DAM Grand Prix has been canceled. During the shutdown, we had a different version of the Grand Prix which is described below. We hope that the normal Grand Prix will resume next year!

This event is a little different than previous years as we're replaced the canceled 30/30 from March and offering everyone new opportunities to earn more Grand Prix points. The contest takes place for 30 days - May 14 through June 14. Swimmers sign below and earn points for activities such as exercising regularly, connecting with each other via phone or Zoom, putting together funny videos, doing yoga, volunteering at approved events, and more.  

We want people to not only get out and be active but also share their activities, get their friends and family involved, and connect with other teammates as well. All activities will be assigned a score, and competitors can repeat or vary their choices through the month. 
 
Why is this special Grand Prix called the 30/30? 

The original 30/30, which takes place every March and September, originated in the pool and is called the 30/30 because participants earned a whopping 5 points for swimming 30 consecutive days for a minimum of 30 minutes in a 60 minute DAM practice.

There were no extra points for: 
1) swimming more than 60 minutes or
2) swimming twice in the same day.

Same rules apply in this special Grand Prix-30/30. To earn extra points each day you must do different activities.

Here is the point system -

Eligible Activities

  • 30-44 minutes (walk/run/bike/dryland/yoga/open water): 10 points
  • 45-59 minutes (walk/run/bike/dryland/yoga/open water): 15 points  
  • 60+ minutes (walk/run/bike/dryland/yoga/open water): 20 points
  • Make a fun swim-related video and post to the DAM Facebook page: 10 points
  • Call (not text, email, or message) to see how a teammate is doing: 5 points
  • Be on a ZOOM call with at least 2 other DAM members: 10 points
  • Volunteer at an approved (contact Stu or Mary) community event: 15 points
Each of the exercise options (walk/run/bike/dryland/yoga/open water) earn separate points but cannot be repeated within a single day.

Examples -  walking for 50 minutes earns 15 points. Any additional exercise points for that same day must come from a different exercise option.
Walking for 1 hour or 3 hours both earn 20 points (no bonus points for exercising more than 60 minutes).

Bonuses
  • Complete six different out of the above seven options: 20 points
  • Exercise daily for 30 days: 30 points
Sign up and enter your points here on the DAM Grand Prix 2020 Spreadsheet