Monthly Membership Payment Increase

After careful consideration of all the factors related to our long-term financial stability, DAM will be raising the cost to swim by $2 per month* effective January 1, 2020 and will no longer be waiving these fees based on age. It is the judgement of the DAM board of directors that the $2 per month increase is more appropriate than eliminating services that directly benefit our members.

Also, the partnerships with GetFit Davis and Physical Edge are no longer financially viable and will be discontinued on January 1, 2020. Read more.

*People over 80 will pay membership dues.

What will I be paying each month? The new monthly pay schedule effective January 1, 2020

Monthly Membership Payment | All fees included | 
Pay per swim $9 per month + $10 per swim (coached practices only)
Unlimited swims, members under 65 years of age $53 per month
Unlimited swims, members 65-79 years of age $48 per month 
Unlimited swims, members 80 years of age or older $9 per month 

Some Facts:
  • The City of Davis owns and operates the pools we use at DAM. 
  • DAM pays an hourly pool rental fee to the City for any time our user group is at the pool. 
  • Pool rental fees have increased significantly in 2019, and will continue to increase on an annual basis.
  • Due to this, and other rising operational costs, DAM will raise the cost to swim by $2 per month for most people*
  • The table above shows new cost structure to swim at DAM for the various age groups. 
  • Effective date is January 1 2020
  • Additionally : All DAM Members must join United States Masters Swimming for insurance purposes - link available at Damfast.org 
  • Questions may be directed to president@damfast.org 
  • Thank you for swimming at DAM !
*People over 80 will pay membership dues.

Didn't our fees increase just a couple of years ago?

Yes, they did. Your monthly fees are divided into two parts: membership dues and pool fees.
  • Pool fees cover the rising costs of renting the pools (Civic and Arroyo) from the City of Davis. This is what was increased two years ago to keep up with these rising costs.
  • Membership dues cover the operational costs of DAM and are much lower than pool fees. The increase this time is to keep up with these increasing operational costs.

A more detailed table your monthly fees is shown below:
 
Monthly Membership Payment| All fees included | 
Pay per swim $9 per month membership dues + $10 per swim (coached practices only)
Unlimited swims, members under 65 years of age $53 per month ($9/mo membership dues + $44/mo pool fee)
Unlimited swims, members 65-79 years of age $48 per month ($9/mo membership dues + $39/mo pool fee)
Unlimited swims, members 80 years of age or older $9 per month membership dues only

Health Club Partnerships

Until now, DAM has had fee-reduction partnerships with GetFit Davis and Physical Edge. DAM's fee-reduction partnerships with these clubs will end on January 1, 2020. 

The health club partnerships started as a joint marketing effort between DAM, a swim-only club, and two gym-only clubs in Davis (GetFit Davis/Davis Athletic Club and Peak Performance/Physical Edge). The thinking was, "join both clubs, get both types of workout, and we'll knock a little off the total price."

Over the years, however, the Davis "health club" market has changed, and now there are two clubs that offer swimming programs in addition to their other amenities. The board believes that it no longer makes sense to continue the program as originally envisioned, and that led to the suspension of the partnerships.

The board invites your comments and ideas for promoting DAM membership for local swim/fitness club members. To communicate with the board, please use our Member Comment Form.