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Coach's Message

Hi DAM Swimmers,

  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.

   Please submit your individual goals:   2022 DAM GOALS

   With warm regards,

Coach Steve


DAM Annual Meeting

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!  

Got Decorations?
   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!
   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 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 - Order Deadline Sunday, Nov 28

   Time to order holiday gifts from the DAM Gear store is running out! 

   Final date to order Fall TEAM STORE items for holiday gift-giving and December arrival ( hopefully by December 16th ) is this Sunday November 28th!

   Parkas, packs, masks and much more!

   Happy easy online shopping - click here.

   Any questions?  Contact Lynda Yancher ( yancher

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
    • 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

Mon, Nov 22 Cecilia Han
Mon, Nov 22 Isabel Snodgrass

Wed, Nov 24 Paul Schroeder

Thu, Nov 25 Amy Rieger

Fri, Nov 26 Avery Krovetz
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