The Monday Message - April 4, 2022


Pacific Masters SCY Championships

   This past weekend, we had 20 of our very own DAM members compete at the Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships in Morgan Hill, California. Our swimmers’ ages ranged anywhere from 24 to 86! Among those that competed this weekend were…

Acting Meet Coaches (and swimmers!): Vivian Crow and Andy McPherson

Swimmers: Helene Nehrebecki, Matt Roper, Brad Winsor, Ginger Leacox, Stephanie Kinder, Michelle Goldberg, Jennifer Phalen, Jane Russell, Kim Elsbach, Amy Rieger, Dave Woodruff, Kathy Gill, Stu Kahn, Greg Stoner, Steve Grimes, Sally Guthrie, Robert Norris, Mark Braly

   Having a team as diverse as this is always something so incredible about being a masters swimmer - doesn’t matter your age, we’re all sharing the same passion for our club and sport!

Meet Results:

   In the medium-sized team category, DAM left victorious, right ahead of the infamous Olympic Club! We may not have had the most swimmers, but we certainly proved our abilities to compete and have fun!

   Among the many awesome swims that occurred this weekend, some highlights were…

DAM Club Records:


Vivian Crow: 1000 Free


Ginger Leacox: 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 200 Free


Amy Rieger: 200 Free, 100 Back, 200 Back, 100 IM, 200 IM, 400 IM


Dave Woodruff: 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 Fly


Sally Guthrie: 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 50 Free, 100 Free, 200 Free, 500 Free

Stephen Grimes: 100 Breast


Andy McPherson: 100 Free, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 Fly, 50 Back, 100 IM


Robert Norris: 500 Free, 1650 Free, 200 Back

DAM Club Relay Records:

400 Medley Relay Women 45+

(Amy Rieger, Helene Nehrebecki, Ginger Leacox, Michelle Goldberg)

200 Medley Relay Women 55+

(Amy Rieger, Jennifer Phalen, Jane Russell, Kathy Gill)

200 Medley Relay Men 65+

(Stu Kahn, Stephen Grimes, Gerg Stoner, Dave Woodruff)

National Records:

Amy Rieger (60-64) 400 IM and 200 IM !!!

   Again, FABULOUS swims to all our DAM fast folks! You all made the experience very enjoyable for the “acting meet coaches” this weekend!

Vivian Crow and Andy McPherson

Editor's Note: A big THANK YOU to Vivian and Andy for filling in as DAM's on-deck coaching staff at the meet.

Berryessa Volunteers still needed!

   We're still seeking volunteers to help help DAM put on the Annual Lake Berryessa Swims! You can swim the event AND volunteer, all on the same day!

   Do you have a gas powered generator that DAM can use? If you have a gas powered electric generator that we can use for the 2022 Lake Berryessa Open Water Swim (June 4, 2022), please contact Race Director Kim Elsbach at  Thank You!!

    All volunteers will receive a T-shirt, and we will provide snacks on the day of the event.

   You can sign up at Civic, or by clicking the button below! Contact Kathy Gill with any questions.

Sign Up to Volunteer at Berryessa!

Upcoming Swim Events

Date Event Location Information

Apr 28-May 1 USMS SCY National Championships San Antonio, TX registration
Sat., June 4 38th Annual DAM Open Water Swims Lake Berryessa, CA registration

Head Coach Search Committee - Update

   Last week the Head Coach search committee conducted zoom interviews of the top five candidates. The interviews were conducted by the entire search committee.

   The next meeting is Wednesday, April 6, at which time they will review the evaluations/scores submitted by the committee members and narrow the field down to 2-3 candidates. After interviews with the candidates references and background checks have been completed, final candidates will be invited to Davis for in-person interviews, to meet the Board of Directors, and to spend time on deck coaching and saying howdy to our members.

DAM Grand Prix Update

   Shout-out to swimmers who earned 5 GP points by completing the March 30/30 Grand Prix event! If anyone was missed, please contact

Cindi Grafton
Peggy Reedy
Laurie Warren
Michelle Goldberg
Katy Lantz
Jennifer Phalen
Deanna Johnson

DAM Board Meeting

The next DAM Board meeting will be on Tuesday, April 12, at 6:30PM, in the Brady Building. This, and future, board meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings.


DAM Birthdays 

Nancy FosterSunday, April 3
Doron SagivMonday, April 4
Laurie PerryMonday, April 4
Mike CasterlineMonday, April 4
Emma GarforthTuesday, April 5
Alexandria WoodruffWednesday, April 6
Lynn NarleskyThursday, April 7
Erik VinkSaturday, April 9
John TomaichSaturday, April 9

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