DAM Grand Prix


  • Full details can be found here.
  • Final 2017 Results can be found here.
  • Final 2016 Results can be found here. Only swimmers with 3 or more current points were recognized. 

The Grand Prix awards DAM swimmers for participating in swim meets and/or open water events, and for volunteering at DAM-hosted events. Each day of an event in which you participate earns you one point, except the One Hour Swim, all USMS National Championships and all DAM hosted events,which are worth two points. The program goal is simple... participation. But there are a series of awards to be earned depending on your level of participation. They are: 

7 to 12 points - Grand Prix Bronze: swim cap

13 to 19 points - Grand Prix Silver: water bottle and swim cap

20 to 27 points - Grand Prix Gold: t-shirt, coffee mug and swim cap

28 points and above - Grand Prix Champion: custom sweatshirt, t-shirt, coffee mug and swim cap

All USMS sanctioned and recognized events count for points. A large, multi-day Championship earns one point per day and any small, one-day meet counts as one point. Non-USMS sanctioned or recognized events count as long as the event is run by an organization or is otherwise a planned activity, such as a Channel swim, or an organized swim for a cause, such as Swim Across America events. 

This event is strictly an in-house, DAM member-only affair. And, as such, we (the coaches) make our own rules, which may or may not be consistent with USMS rules. All recognized/sanctioned events (postal, pool or open water) that publish online results are eligible for points consideration. DAM members who participate in events not listed below must provide Leslie Westergaard, our DAM GP Points Tabulator (lwestergaard@comcast.net) with links to their online results. 


2019 Coach-Attended Events

(postal events, national championships or DAM coach-attended/encouraged swim events)

Date Type of Event Host and Location Links Grand Prix Points
January/February One Hour Swim Any 25y pool registration Two
Sat. Jan 12 SRM Resolution Meet Santa Rosa JC registration One
Sat. Feb 2 Valentines Meet USF, San Francisco registration One
Sat. Feb 23 Sprint Pentathlon ALB, Richmond registration One
Sun, Mar 24 CALM  Spring Meet CAL, Berkeley registration One
Fri-Sun April 12-14 Pac Masters SCY Champs Santa Clara   One/day
Thu-Sun April 25-28 USMS National Champs Mesa, AZ   Two/day
Sat, June 1 2 mi OW National Champs DAM, Berryessa   Two
July ??? Pac Masters LCM Champs TBA   One/day
Wed-Sun, Aug 7-11 USMS National Champs Mission Viejo   Two
Sun, Sept 22 Alan Liu Memorial MVM, Mountain View   One
Sun, Oct 6 Pentathlon Meet ????   One
Fri-Sun, Oct 11-13 Pac Masters SCM Champs WCM, Walnut Creek   One/day
November DAM Brute Squad Any 25y pool   Two