Weekly Team Email: Monday March 20, 2017

Time Trials

The DAM Time Trials are this Sunday, March 26, from 1pm to 3pm at Arroyo Pool. Gates will open at 12:00pm for pool setup and swim warmups. Times swum at this event will count towards team records and entry into the Pacific Masters Champs on April 7-9 (entries due online by March 30). Volunteer timers are needed and will be given drinks during the event. DAM will supply timing supplies and shade canopies. 

Events offered are the 50's, 100's and 200's of each stroke. In addition, the 500 free and 400 IM will also be swum. (Order of Events) The meet may last nearly two hours so plan on spacing your swims over the duration. Upon arrival swimmers must fill out one event entry cards for each race with name, age, event number, event name and entry time. (See example). Leave the Heat and Lane Assignment portions blank, The events will then be seeded by time and cards returned to the swimmers prior to each race. Leave your cards after your last race and the coaches will compile and post the results Sunday night on the DAM website.

Pacific Masters SCY Championships – April 7-9

The annual short course yards (scy) meet will be again held at the Soda Swim Center on the campus of Campolindo HS in Moraga. One major change from last year is still in effect. In an effort to attract more participants to the Championship meets, the event scoring has been increased from the top 10 finishers to the top 20. Ribbons will be presented to the top 8 finishers. DAM will enter and pay for relays on all three days of the meet. The online entry due date is Wednesday, March 29. Registration and meet information are now available. Online entry fees: $18 for one event, $38 for 2-4 events, and $43 for 5-7 events.

USMS Nationals - April 27-30

The short course championships will be held in Riverside at a new, state-of-the-art, community college facility. Final online entries are due in one week on Monday, March 27. Information, and registration. Currently, 15 DAM swimmers are entered in the meet and another dozen are seriously committed. No late entries are accepted.

2017 Lake Berryessa Update - from Race Director Stuart Kahn

DAM's Annual Lake Berryessa Swim is one of the longest running open water swim events in America.  Begun in 1981 as a friendly lake swim, this event now attracts over 500 swimmers each year to the shores of Lake Berryessa. This year's 35th Annual event will be held on June 3, 2017. The overflowing lake levels promise another memorable swim full of fun and personal accomplishments!  As you may be aware, the 2016 sanctioned youth swims were canceled due to a lack of local USAS referees. None were available to officiate at the swim. Unfortunately, those circumstances exist again and, as a result, we are unable to offer any youth events in 2017. Full event race information and event registration for Masters will be available online by the first of April. 

Cal Masters meet results are available here.

2017 Grand Prix - '30/30' for March

The DAM swimmers who have notified the GP Tabulaor that they are participating in the 30/30 event this month are:

Jason Bundy
Rose Cholewinski 
Cary Craig
Diane Davis
Will Davis
Edith Hannigan
Mizuho Iwamoto 
Satori Iwamoto
Susan Munn
Jenn Phalen
Steve Ramsay
Leslie Westergaard 
Lynda Yancher

Please give your support and encouragement to these hard-working and dedicated DAM swimmers! Also, if you are participating and are not on this list, let Leslie W. know at lwestergaard@sbcglobal.net