Weekend Lap Swim Restructuring: FAQs

  • Why is DAM doing this? 
    • DAM's mission is to provide swim opportunities to the community 
    • During this unprecedented time and new rules around swimming, the demand for pool time exceeds the current supply 
    • DAM can now provide members this weekend opportunity to help mitigate travel to other pools, lakes, or other bodies of water 
  • How would I sign up and how do I pay? 
    • Payment is made from the account you use to make your automatic monthly payments.
  • How would I get priority? 
    • we will assign slots by lottery so no swimmer has an advantage over another
    • priority will be given to those who were not able to secure a swim reservation the weekend prior
    • However, we can accomodate up to 128 swimmers. As of December 2020, we have never reached that limit. This means that everyone who signs up gets an assignment.
  • How far in advance can I sign up? 
    • Sign ups for each weekend open on the Monday before with a link to the sign-up form on the Monday Message. Sign ups close on Thursday evenings at 9pm. Assignments go out by email Friday morning.
    • If you signed up but receive no assignment email by noon Friday, contact webmaster@damfast.org or djsperka@gmail.com. If you are a gmail user, here are some tips.
  • What are the hours? 
    • Saturday 8am-11am
    • Sunday 10AM to 1PM 
  • How long can I swim? 
    • There will be four 45 minute slots during the three hours
    • On Sunday
      • 10:00 - 10:45 am
      • 10:45 - 11:30 am
      • 11:30 - 12:15pm
      • 12:15 - 1pm
    • On Saturday
      • 8 - 8:45am 
      • 8:45 - 9:30am
      • 9:30 - 10:15am 
      • 10:15 - 11am
  • How many people per lane? 
    • Two people per lane
  • Can I swim more than one weekend session per day? 
    • weekend swim sessions are limited to one session per day, per member. This means you can sign up for 45 min sessions on both Saturday and Sunday. 
  • Do I have to swim weekends? 
    • weekend swims are optional, there is no impact to your current fee schedule if you choose not to attend a weekend session