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Coach's Message

Hi DAM Swimmers, 

   Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as the Interim Lead Coach / Program Manager. It has been a rewarding experience and one that has provided a lot of insight regarding the DAM program.

    As of December 10, I will be stepping down from this role and begin working on some personal and professional endeavors.  This decision is bittersweet for me,  but I feel it is in the best interest of the membership to begin a head coach search without me as the Interim Lead Coach.

    I appreciate the opportunity to serve the membership over the past 3 months. It has been a lot of fun and very rewarding to get to meet and know so many great individuals. I wish everyone the very best holiday season!

   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.

   We need your help! If you can donate or loan any of the following, it will make for a more festive meeting! 
  • strings of white lights (check that they work)
  • small battery op candles (working)
  • artificial wreaths or garland
   If you are donating the item(s), we will find a place to store them for future holiday decor. If you'd like the item back, please label it with your name and phone contact so we can return it to you ASAP. You can bring them to the Brady building at your next workout or before Saturday morning, 12/4. After the event, we'll have loaned items in the Brady building for pick up.

   Since this is a pot luck dinner, please bring a dish to share (and a serving utensil labeled with your name) for 6-8, based on your last name:

A-M: Main Dishes
N-S: Salads
T-Z: Desserts

   DAM will provide bottled water and sparkling water. We are waiting for permission (from our USMS insurance providers) to serve alcohol at the event. 

   We'd also like to ask everyone to help minimize our waste by bringing your own plate, cup and utensils.

   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!    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 Coach Steve 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.

DAM Store - Order Deadline Extended!

   The DAM Gear store order deadline extended until midnight tonight (Monday, Nov 29).

   Happy easy online shopping - click here.

   Any questions?  Contact Lynda 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

Sun, Nov 28 Mel Belluomini
Sun, Nov 28 Michael Schivo
Sun, Nov 28 Erica Wright

Mon, Nov 29 Alex May

Tue, Nov 30 Lucrecia Ceruti

Wed, Dec 1 Roger Bockrath
Wed, Dec 1 David Gilmer

Fri, Dec 3 Kris Hornof

Sat, Dec 4 David Woodruff
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