DAM Grand Prix

Before (and after) COVID, the DAM Grand Prix was (and will be) organized by the following guidelines

GENERAL INFORMATION: What is the DAM Grand Prix?

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 (2 pts)
  • all USMS National Championships (2 pts)
  • DAM hosted events (2 pts)
  • March and September 30/30 (5 pts)

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

GrandPrix Champions
Past Grand Prix Champions


More details...

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. 

Full details (from inaugural event in 2016) can be found here.
Past Final Results (Only swimmers with 3 or more current points were recognized) Reigning Grand Prix Champ for every year of it's running: Jennifer Phalen