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DAM Annual Meeting

   The DAM Annual Meeting was held yesterday at the Davis Senior Center. A great time was had by all!

   Many, many thanks to Judy McDonald and ALL the DAM volunteers who helped, donated or loaned decorations, and who brought food, spirits, and good cheer to this event. 

   DAM gives awards annually, and after a 1-year hiatus, the DAM Awards returned. The awards committee (Kathy Gill, Leslie Westergaard, Stu Kahn, Kevin Waterson, and Sam McAdam) chose winners for these awards:

   The Lillian Rowan Memorial Award, given to a DAM swimmer, aged 65 or older, in recognition of outstanding contributions to DAM and to the community, was awarded to Peggy Reedy.

   The Lucille Barry Memorial Award, given to the DAM female swimmer of the year, was awarded to Melanie Belluomini.

   The Steve Calson Memorial Awardgiven to the DAM male swimmer of the year, was awarded to Dave Woodruff.

   A new award was given this year, in memory of Scott Allison, who passed away this past year. The Scott Allison Memorial Award, given to the DAM member under age 65, whose achievements demonstrate outstanding service to DAM, and who motivates others through their example and philosophy, was awarded to Owen Yancher. (Owen could not attend the Annual Meeting to receive his award, but we have this post-Brute Squad photo!)
   Congratulations to all award winners!

USMS Registration Renewal

Its time for all DAM swimmers to renew their USMS registration!


Everyone who swims with DAM must maintain current registration with USMS. The USMS provides liability insurance for DAM and its coaches, and DAM requires that all participants in our workouts, weekend lap swims, and competitions are registered. 

After January 1, swimmers who have not renewed their USMS registration will not be able to swim! 

The USMS offers a "Standard USMS Membership" - this is what DAM requires. The "full access membership" is not required, but it will also satisfy DAM's requirement. 

13th Annual Ross Yancher Brute Squad & Brute Squad Lite - EXTENDED

   The 13th Annual Ross Yancher Brute Squad Swim has been extended - you can now complete the event by Friday, December 31, 2021. Entries must be received by January 2, 2022.     Brute Squad Gear now available! Brute Gear options include:

1. Three Shirt Styles
* Short Sleeve - Unisex or Ladies
* Long Sleeve - Unisex
* Sweatshirt - Unisex 1/4 zip, non-hooded

2. Three Color Options for all Styles
* Maroon
* Navy
* Black

3. Two artwork options for any shirt back!
* Logo back
* Honoree back - Special Edition
For an additional $5, you can name an Honoree for your Brute Squad swim, and have their name printed on the back of any shirt. See the Brute Store for more details.

   There are lots of times to swim your Brute Squad!
  • All Tuesday workouts ARE the Brute Squad. Just swim the workout and enter! 
  • Sign up on sheets at Civic or Arroyo to swim during your workout time (Tuesday or Thursday only)
  • Weekend Lap Swim.
    • BRUTE SQUAD SESSION - Saturday 9AM-10AM. Sign up at Civic!
    • Regular lap swim fees are waived for Brutes. Use the regular signup for lap swim, and email us when you've completed your entry to let us know. (Please do this close to your actual swim date, so we do not inadvertently charge for your lap swim). 
  • Need a Wednesday or Friday?  Ask the Coach on Deck, or email

Sign-up sheets for your swim are posted at Civic Center and Arroyo.
Volunteer timer sign-ups are on the pool window at Civic. 
Contact Lynda ( or Sharon (
if you are in need of a timer OR with any questions.

Lap Swim - $5 fee ending soon 

No Charge for Lap Swim - The Board approved the 2022 budget at the last board meeting. The team's budget outlook for 2022 looks pretty good, and the fees the Club has been generating from lap swim are no longer necessary. As a result, the Board unanimously approved the end of weekend lap swim fees. Starting January 1, 2022, lap swim will be back to "the old way" - which means you may swim at will during weekend lap swim hours. No need to sign up (just sign in), and no additional fees. 

No charge for doing a Brute Squad during lap swim - The board also voted to waive lap swim fees for swimmers who complete a Brute Squad event and complete an entry online or by mail.

The weekend schedule is as follows:

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

The signup form is here, you know what to do! Remember - there is still a $5 charge for lap swim until the end of the year. 
more info | FAQ

If you don't receive a confirmation email of your lane and station, or can't find it by 3pm Friday, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us ( or

DAM Board of Directors Meeting

   The next DAM Board of Directors meeting will be held on Monday, Dec 13, at 6:30PM, in the Brady Building. All members are welcome to attend. 

DAM Birthdays this week

Mon, Dec 6 Evelyn Healy
Mon, Dec 6 Byron Philleo

Tue, Dec 7 Gay Bawanan
Tue, Dec 7 Nancy Weyburne

Thu, Dec 9 Alan Rowland
Thu, Dec 9 Karen Shapiro

Fri, Dec 10 Colin Bettis

Sat, Dec 11 Kathleen Morris

Sun, Dec 12 Ignacio Castano Aguado
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