DAM Weekend Lap Swim
Sign Up By Thursday, 9PM
You may sign up to swim on Saturday and/or Sunday. Signups for a weekend are sent our on the Monday Message each week and are open until Thursday at 9PM. Signups are for one weekend at a time. Remember, you can sign up for a time on both Saturday and Sunday, but only one 45 minute time slot per day.
If you sign up more than once, your last entry, as of the cut-off time, will be used.
You may sign up for any combination of Saturday and Sunday:
- only Saturday
- only Sunday
- either Saturday or Sunday
- both Saturday and Sunday
Buddy signups are allowed. If you sign up with a buddy, or if a buddy signs you up as their buddy, then that is your entry. If you enter again without a buddy, or with a different buddy, then the earlier buddy entry is dropped! For details on the buddy system and complex requests, see the Monday Message. from Sept 21.
You will be assigned a lane and a “station,” just as in our regular weekday swims. This lane/station may not be your regular lane, and it may change from weekend to weekend, or even from Saturday to Sunday. Pay attention to your lane/station.
You may be sharing a lane! Our weekend lap swim program allows up to two (2) swimmers per lane, just as in our weekday workouts. NO DROP INS! The guards only have a list of those who are scheduled to swim. They cannot make exceptions or allow somebody to swim who is not on their list. These things are required for us to satisfy the Yolo County Health Department’s Lap Swim Protocol. FAQs
How Slots are assigned
Each 3-hour lap swim session (Saturday and Sunday) is divided into four (4) 45-minute slots.
When there are more swimmers signed up than there are available slots, priority is given to the swimmer that has the fewest weekend lap swims (counted during this weekend lap swim program -- so all swimmers start at zero!). When there are conflicts between swimmers of equal priority, then swimmers are selected at random from that priority group until the slots are filled.
When buddies sign up, the lowest of the two priorities are used, and the pair has a single entry in any roll of the dice. If one slot is remaining, buddies cannot be selected.
Once swimmers have been chosen for each day, lane assignments are made. We will try to honor special circumstances as best as we can.
Swimmers may cancel their weekend lap swim assignment, by email, up to 6pm the evening prior to their swim, so that we may try to fill your slot with another swimmer. A cancelled lap swim assignment will still count against your weekend lap swim priority.
The cost is $5 per 45 minute session. DAM will collect payment via EBT transfer from the account you use for your monthly dues. The lap swim collection will happen separately from your monthly dues.