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Coach's Message

Hi DAM Swimmers,

   Happy October to all of you!  I hope you enjoyed this great Fall weekend.

   Thank you for using the sign-in sheets! Its helping me get to know all of you!

   The PacMasters SCM Championships meet is Oct. 15-17 in Walnut Creek (Info and registration).

   We had a great turnout for the Freestyle 101 clinic. Thank you to everyone who came out!  This Saturday, at 9AM, we'll be holding our second Coach's Hour: The Art of Breaststroke. We'll work on breaststroke mechanics to help you improve your stroke. You'll also have an opportunity to see your own breaststroke on video. Cost for the Coach's Hour is $15. Sign-ups are limited to 24 and there is a signup sheet at Civic.  Ask any of the coaches!

   Brute Squad and Brute Squad Lite begin November 1.  We are looking for Brute Squad Practice Reps - ambassadors in each practice who can whip up some excitement for the Brute Squad. Interested? Please feel free to let me know. 

   It is great to see everyone on the deck, but its getting a bit crowded at times. When you are early for your practice, please be mindful of those still swimming theirs, and stand back on deck to give those weary DAM swimmers room when exiting the pool. Thank you for keeping our pool deck safe.

See you on the pool deck!

Coach Steve

13th Annual Ross Yancher Brute Squad & Brute Squad Lite

   DAM's most brutish event returns! The Brute Squad (and Brute Squad Lite) event will run from November 1 - December 31.

   For those of you who may not know, and for some of you who do know but are trying to forget, the Brute Squad is a postal event where you swim the three hardest events (200 Fly, 400IM, and 1650 Free) in the shortest time possible. The Brute Squad Lite is similar, with shorter versions of each event (100 Fly, 200IM, 500 Free). The clock starts when you begin the first event, and it stops when you finish the last event. 

   This year's event is will feature a new category for swimmers who are unable to swim one or more strokes legally, or who want to swim with gear. This category will not be eligible for records, BUT you still earn recognition for completing the event, you can buy cool Brute Squad swag, and you will have full bragging rights.

   We are also working with DART on getting this year's event dual certified with both US Masters and USA Swimming. All results will be published together. Tell your kids/grand-kids that this year they have to step up their game!

   And one last thing: there are unconfirmed rumors circulating that elite swimmers including NCAA athletes and former Olympians may be participating this year as well. Stay tuned for more details!

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

Attention Lap Swimmers! Schedule change!

The Saturday lap swim schedule has changed! The new weekend schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday
    • 7-8AM : Practice
    • 8-9AM : Practice
    • 9-10AM : Coach's Hour
    • 10-11AM : Lap Swim
    • 11AM-12PM : Lap Swim
  • Sunday
    • 10-11AM : Lap Swim
    • 11AM-12PM : Lap Swim
    • 12-1PM : Lap Swim

The signup form has changed slightly to reflect the new schedule. Those of you with recurring lap swim signups requesting the 9AM Saturday slot will be reassigned to 10AM (feel free to submit a form with new preferences).

Please submit by 9PM Thursday of each week. 

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DAM Birthdays this week

Mon, Oct 4 Mary Kahn

Tue, Oct 5 Murray Gardner
Tue, Oct 5 Randy Won

Wed, Oct 6 Donna Billick
Wed, Oct 6 Russell Haussermann
Wed, Oct 6 Ed Maeda

Thu, Oct 7 Steve Garrett
Thu, Oct 7 Toni Horton

Fri, Oct 8 Allan Crow

Sat, Oct 9 Laura Bennett
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