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. 

2018-2019 EVENTS 

Month Emphasis Competitions Socials/Events
Sep Kicking 3000/6000 ePostal begins, 9/15
'30/27' month
USAS Convention, 9/25-28, Jacksonville, FL
Oct Stroke Review 3000/6000 ePostal
Pentathlon, Oct 7, Roseville
PMS sc meters Champs, 10/12-14, Walnut Creek
Team Store opens for winter gear sale, 10/15-10/30
Nov IM Brute Squad, 11/1-11/30
2017-18 Grand Prix ends, 11/11
3000/6000 ePostal ends, 11/15
Pacific Masters Annual Mtg, Nov 4, Moraga
Civic Pool closure, 11/19-12/2, practices move to Manor.
DAM Board elections, 11/16-12/1
Dec One Hour Prep   Annual Mtg, Holiday Party, Awards Nite, 12/1, Davis Senior Center
Jan   One Hour Swim, 1/14 (MLK), Arroyo pool Arroyo Pool closure, 1/21-2/3, practices move to Manor.
Feb Stroke Review Valentines Meet, TBA, San Francisco Team store opens for spring gear sale, 2/1-2/15
Mar Race Pace Prep Cal Masters Meet, TBA, Berkeley
'30/30' month
Apr   PMS sc yards Champs, 4/19-21, Santa Clara
USMS scy Champs, 4/25-28, Mesa AZ
May Berryessa Prep Open Water season begins Team store opens for summer gear sale, 5/1-5/15
June Stroke Review Berryessa Open Water, 6/1 2 Mile National Champs at Berryessa
July Long Course PMS lc meters Champs, TBA
Summer BBQ, 8/3
Aug Long Course USMS lc meters Champs, 8/7-11, Mission Viejo    

2018 EVENT DATES (coach attended events and postal events)

Date Type of Event Host and Location Links Grand Prix Points
January/February One Hour Swim Any 25y pool registration Two
Sat. Jan 20 SRM Resolution Meet Santa Rosa JC registration One
Sat. Feb 3 Valentines Meet USF, San Francisco   One
Sat. Feb 17 Sprint Pentathlon ALB, Richmond registration One
Sat. Mar 10 RINC Spring Meet RINC, Palo Alto registration One
Sun, Mar 25 CALM  Spring Meet CAL, Berkeley registration One
Fri-Sun April 6-8 Pac Masters SCY Champs WCM, Moraga registration One/day
Thu-Sun May 10-13 USMS National Champs Indianapolis, IN registration Two/day
Sat, June 2 Open Water DAM, Berryessa   Two
Fri-Sun, June 29-7/1 Pac Masters LCM Champs QSM, San Jose   One/day
Sat, Aug 11 Summer Splash Meet DAM, Woodland   Two
Sun, Sept 23 Alan Liu Memorial MVM, Mountain View   One
Sun, Oct 7 Pentathlon Meet SAC, Schaal   One
Fri-Sun, Oct 12-14 Pac Masters SCM Champs WCM, Walnut Creek   One/day
November DAM Brute Squad Any 25y pool   Two