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Civic Pool Heater - Trouble ahead, probably

   For reasons that are beyond our capacity to understand, the Civic Pool heater has simply refused to fail, leaving the plan we've been talking about (see below) in place.

   Once the heater fails, a repair process will begin, which may take 3-4 days, possibly more. The pool will become too cool for swimming, and all daytime practices will be moved to Arroyo Pool for the duration of the repair (and pool reheating). Unfortunately, there is no evening space at any other City pool in which to relocate our 6:15pm swimmers, and those practices will be cancelled during the repair period. DAM will notify all swimmers by email and update the website when this occurs. 

   Arroyo is an 8-lane pool located at 2000 Shasta Dr, in west Davis. The locker rooms are not heated  but the showers are. While at Arroyo, please follow the same Covid guidance options as at Civic.

2022 USMS One Hour Swim Championships

   Entering the final week of the National OHS event, defending Champion New England Masters has taken a slight lead over DAM and third-place Tamalpais. NEM has won the Team Title for the past decade and has the population to win again. Oregon is another strong contender but DAM has the most potential. We just need you! 

Here are the current 2022 totals and the final club standings for the past three years - 
  2022 2021 2020 2019
NEM 72 77 215 190
DAM 67 3 42 48
TAM 54 27 43 32
OREG 44 48 81 93

   This upcoming weekend is the big push for last-chance swims. The 9-10am hour is reserved exclusively for OHS entrants but there is also space and lanes available from 10-noon on Sat and 10am to 1pm on Sun. Use the window at Civic to sign up for your swim slot and if you need a counter, contact one of the many volunteers listed there, too.

   Remember to enter and pay for the event online first, then return to the same webpage to enter your splits and final distance. 

   Here is the updated DAM Top 20 swimmer list and the current relay records. Check out the relays, then talk to your cohorts about combining totals for new club records. Quite a few of the upper-age records are already in jeopardy of being broken.

Brute Squad Results

1. Last Chance to check preliminary results before they become final.

If you entered online (as opposed to those who dropped off their sheets at Civic), please pay special attention to the Category where your time is listed, and confirm that it is the same category (Competition or NON-Competition) as the one you entered.

>>> Contact Sharon at or 530.902.8005 with any issues (e.g. "I'm entered in the wrong category!") or questions ASAP, please:)

2. Brute Squad Gear is HERE. Pick up at Civic Wednesday-Friday!

Weekend Schedule

Effective through the weekend of Jan 29-30:


  • 7-8AM : Practice
  • 8-9AM : Practice
  • 9-10AM : One Hour Swim (each Saturday in January, 16 slots, signup @Civic)
  • 10AM-12PM : Lap Swim (some space available for Hour Swim)
  • 10AM-1PM : Lap Swim (some space available for Hour Swim)


DAM Board of Directors Meeting

   The next DAM Board of Directors meeting will be held tonight, Monday, February 7, at 6:30PM, in the Brady Building. All members are welcome to attend.

DAM Birthdays this week

Sat, Jan 22 Meghan Nesbit

Tue, Jan 25 Margaret Hitchcock
Tue, Jan 25 Mathieu Spriet

Thu, Jan 27 Kim Elsbach
Thu, Jan 27 Amelia Evard

Fri, Jan 28 Isabelle Girard
Fri, Jan 28 Jill Hosseini
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