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Coach's Message

Hi DAM Swimmers,

   It is very exciting to see so many Brute Squad and Brute Squad Lite swimmers.   We are two weeks in with four weeks to go.  With all of the options and opportunities it is my hope that we will get 180 swimmers to swim.

   This Saturday the 9-10 am slot will be open for those wanting to swim the BS or BSL.  Perfect time to come and swim. No lap swim fees for Brutes!

   We will have just 4 workouts on Thanksgiving Day: 7, 8, 9, and 10AM ONLY!  Come and swim and earn that second dessert!  Be ready for a turkey delight set!

   Lastly, the goal sheet is ready for you to set your 2022 goals.   Please go to the following link:  2022 DAM GOALS

   With warm regards,

Coach Steve


Board Election

   Please cast your vote in the DAM Board Election. There are three open slots, and three candidates. The candidate statements were published in last week's Message. To vote, follow this link, enter your email address and cast a vote for up to three candidates. 

Cast your ballot here!

   Our bylaws require that we hold an election, though, even if it seems pointless. We've moved the election a little earlier (last week I said we'd send a link to a ballot later this month) because of the non-competetive nature of it. But even though the election seems pointless, this is the time of the year that a new board will form to lead DAM for the next year. Its a good time to think about the DAM things that are important to you, and share those thoughts with one of these candidates, or with another board member. 


13th Annual Ross Yancher Brute Squad & Brute Squad Lite

   The 13th Annual Ross Yancher Brute Squad Swim is underway! The Brute Squad is rewarding, FUN & a DAM FUNdraiser!
   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. 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 Coach Steve or email

   BRUTE SQUAD WORKOUT Teams - Which team can swim the most Brutes? Each Brute entry earns a point for your team!

TEAM 1:  6 & 7 am
TEAM 2  8, 9 & 10am & 6am @ Arroyo
TEAM 3:  11am & 12pm, 1pm, 6:15pm

Encourage your lanemates to swim a Brute!  

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.

DAM Store Opens

   The DAM Gear store is now open NOW!

   Parkas, packs, masks and much more DAM gear is ready to order. Order now for Holiday gift giving! Deadline to order is Thanksgiving weekend.

   Happy easy online shopping - click here.

   Any questions?  Contact Lynda Yancher ( yancher

DAM Annual Meeting

The DAM Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 5-8PM at the Davis Senior Center. Its been a while since we've done this, so mark your calendars!  More information to follow. 

Lap Swim Changes! 

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
    • 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 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 Birthdays this week

Tue, Nov 16 Rebecca Breitbard
Tue, Nov 16 Paul Kelly
Tue, Nov 16 Margo Mata

Wed, Nov 17 Kelly Goedde-Matthews
Wed, Nov 17 Marci Snodgrass

Thu, Nov 18 Emily Andrada-Brown

Fri, Nov 19 Rick Moss
Fri, Nov 19 Jennifer Neumann

Sat, Nov 20 Siobhan Brady
Sat, Nov 20 Rose Cholewinski
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