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Meet Coach Steve

Hi DAM Swimmers,

   Thank you for all of the welcomes and introductions.  Over the past week it has been great to come and see the various practices and get to meet a lot of you on the deck.  I am excited to be part of DAM and look forward to seeing you on deck (and in the pool).

   A little bit about me:

   Born and raised in Kansas CIty, Missouri.   My grandparents came over from Ireland in the 1920’s.  I am the 4th of 5 boys in the family and my parents have been married for 63 years!!!

   My swimming career started at age 16.  I was a terrible swimmer and my first practice at the local YMCA was with the 8&U group.  It did not take long for me to graduate from the 8&U to the senior age group.  My swimming improved greatly over the next 3 years and so did my journey into triathlons.

   When I graduated high school I was offered the position of age group coach and aquatics coordinator at the same YMCA that I learned to swim.   From there I coached all ages and managed many different aquatic programs.  During that time I also went into the education world and taught for 9 years and was a principal/administrator for 15.

   Some of my Masters coaching has included Gladstone Masters,  YMCA Piranha Masters, Ketchikan Killer Whales, West Coast Aquatics, Santa Clara Swim Club, and Team Sheeper.

   From 1991 to now I havehad my hand in aquatics at all different levels and also as an educator.

   My endeavors started in Kansas City, but I have also lived in Alaska and the Bay Area.

   In the 1990’s I was an avid triathlete and competed in various Ironman, international, and sprint distance triathlons.  As a youngster I did have some pretty fast times ie PR Ironman 9:35, PR International 1:56, PR Marathon 2:48 etc.  But I have been retired for about 20 years.

   I am coming back out of retirement and have entered the Ironman California with the hopes of finishing!!!!  

   Lastly, and most importantly, I am a father of two children (Maya and Alex)  and have been married to my wife Jennifer for 20 years.

   Our family lives in Davis and we love the community and all that it has to offer.  

   I am very excited to have that chlorine smell again and grateful for this opportunity.

See you on the pool deck!

Coach Steve

Call for Volunteers

DAM is seeking volunteers! Can you help? If you are interested please reply to this email. 
  • 2021 DAM Holiday Party chair - help organize our annual party in early December
  • DAM Social chair - identify and coordinate DAM social events throughout the year


In last week's message, we shared an email address for members who wanted to reach out to the family of Edie Schwartz. We gave an incorrect email for her son Steven. The correct email address is

Attention Lap Swimmers!

Remember, the current schedule for open lap swim on the weekends are (3 1-hour sessions both days):

  • Saturday: 9 - 10am, 10 - 11am, 11-12
  • Sunday:  10 - 11 am, 11 - 12 am, 12 - 1pm

We have two workouts Saturday morning, at 7AM and 8AM. These workouts are now open to all DAM swimmers!

The signup form has changed slightly to reflect the new schedule. Please submit by 9PM Thursday of each week. 

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DAM Birthdays this week

Mon, Sep 13 Sean Keegan

Tue, Sep 14 Heather Bischel
Tue, Sep 14 Sarah Estrella

Wed, Sep 15 Dirk Holstege
Wed, Sep 15 Pieter Stroeve

Sat, Sep 18 Larry Olsen

Sun, Sep 19 Russell Fry
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