Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. There is definitely a lot to be thankful for and I wish all of you a peaceful and relaxing Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving practice reminders:
Wednesday, Nov 24: No 6:15PM practice
Thursday, Nov 25 - Thanksgiving day practices: 7, 8, 9 and 10am at Civic.
Thursday, Nov 25 - Thanksgiving day Brute Squad Session - 11AM at Civic. Brute Squad swimmers only! Sign-ups at Civic or text Sharon at (530) 902-8005.
Thursday and Friday, Nov 25-26: No Arroyo 6AM practice
We have divvied up our practices into three groups for our Brute Squad Team competition. The Surely Early Birds (6 and 7), Masters Minutes (8,9, 10 and 6 Arroyo), and Squid Squads (11, 12, 1, and 6:15). The Squid Squads have an early lead with the number of fish on the board, but I am positive that Surely Early Birds and Masters Minutes will make a run this week to capture the lead!
Don’t forget about the Holiday Party on Sunday, December 5th from 5-8pm. If you have any decorations to donate please email Judy MacDonald.
The DAM Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 5-8PM at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street. Its been a while since we've done this, so mark your calendars!
Looking for donations of lights, garland, wreaths. There is a box in the Brady Building for donations. Please label and package your donations if you want to get them back! Also, feel free to help out with cleanup (that way you can get your stuff and take it with you:)
Can you lend a hand?
We can use some help setting up (between 4-5PM) and cleaning up (between 8-9PM). If you can help, either reply to this email, or contact Judy McDonald.
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
The 13th Annual Ross Yancher Brute Squad Swim is underway! The Brute Squad is rewarding, FUN & a DAM FUNdraiser!
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).
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org) or Sharon (email@example.com)
if you are in need of a timer OR with any questions.
Any questions? Contact Lynda Yancher ( yancher @aol.com)
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:
7-8AM : Practice
8-9AM : Practice
9-10AM : BRUTE SQUAD SESSION
10-11AM : Lap Swim
11AM-12PM : Lap Swim
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