The Monday Message - April 11, 2022


Notes from the Coaching Staff

Lifeguard re-certification class

   Are you a lifeguard, but your certification is lapsed? 

   Your certification must be renewed every two years in order for you to be a DAM Second Lifeguard(*).

   Coach Megan is offering a re-certification course for DAM swimmers who are already certified, but whose certification is expired. The class will take place May 7th, 2pm at Civic Pool. 

   DAM will cover the cost of the course.

   Interested members should contact Vivian Crow, or talk to the coach on deck.

Flutter kick! 

   Let's improve our flutter kicks!! Here is a helpful link to review and refresh your knowledge on the power of your legs! 

Record-setting DAM Swimmer 

   DAM swimmer Amy Rieger has been busy in the pool!

   Last year she earned her first-ever USMS All-Star award, with 11 first place finishes in pool events. (USMS All-Stars are those who achieve the most first place finishes in their age group during the year in Top Ten competition.) 

   Recently, at the Pacific Masters  SCY Championships in Morgan Hill, she set three USMS national records in the 100, 200 and 400 IM's (1:06.76, 2:23.95 and 5:07.38).

   Amy was recently featured on the Champion's Mojo Podcast to talk about swimming and more. Check it out!

Berryessa Volunteers (and generator) 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!

Head Coach Search Committee - update

   Over the past 2 weeks DAM's Head Coach Search Committee conducted Zoom interviews with 5 candidates. Each committee member rated the candidates and there was excellent agreement concerning which candidates to move forward with. This week the committee is checking references and conducting  background checks (using an outside vendor). After those results are received and reviewed, the committee will schedule in-person interviews during the period from April 18 - May 6. Our goal is to have a new coach on the deck by July 1! 

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

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 

Joe BurnsMonday, April 11
Jessica Tucker-MohlFriday, April 15
Jane HigginsSaturday, April 16
Mark WoernerSunday, April 17

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