The Monday Message - May 23, 2022


Workout Etiquette

   A reminder from the Board and from our Coaching staff:  Please do not start swimming until your workout begins!

   Some of our swimmers arrive early for their workout, and some of those early birds jump into the pool a few minutes early to get a bit of extra warm-up. This can be disruptive (and unsafe) for swimmers finishing their workouts, and it can make it harder for the coach to ensure swimmer safety.

   Like many of our rules, this rule follows from extending courtesy and respect to our coaches and fellow swimmers. Please remember, when arriving for your workout,

  • Swimmers should enter the pool during the first 10 minutes of their scheduled workout time. 
  • Swimmers should NOT enter the pool prior to their scheduled workout time, unless explicitly permitted to do so by the coach on deck. 
  • Swimmers arriving after the 10 minute mark must first check with the Coach on Deck before entering the pool. The Coach on Deck will determine if, and when, the swimmer may enter the pool (unless they wait until the next scheduled workout). 

   Finally, we ask all members to support our coaches as they do their job! The coaching staff has made a HEROIC EFFORT in the past year to help DAM navigate through our fraught coaching situation, and they deserve a little help from us all in keeping our workouts safe and focussed on swimming!


Important Scheduling Changes

   Remember that there are two significant schedule changes that begin the week of June 13.

  • Civic MWF 8&9AM workouts will NOT BE OFFERED between June 13-August 5. 
  • Long course practices at Schall, Tues&Thurs @ 6AM, 6:05PM, 7:05PM

DAM Coached Practices, June 13-August 5

Pool Times Days
Civic 6AM, 7AM M, Tu, W, Th, F
Arroyo 6AM M, W, F
Schall 6AM Tu, Th
Civic 10AM, 11AM, 12PM, 1PM M, Tu, W, Th, F
Civic 6:15PM M, W, F
Schall 6:05PM, 7:05PM Tu, Th
Civic 7AM, 8AM Sat

Attention, Berryessa Volunteers!

   If you've already signed up to volunteer at Berryessa, THANK YOU! You will be getting an email from Kathy Gill with more information this week. 

   There are still some volunteer positions available (especially water safety)! If you are interested, please contact Kathy Gill with any questions.

   Information about Berryessa parking is posted at the pool.

   Do you need a ride to the swim? Can you give a ride to someone else? We are encouraging people to carpool. There is a sign up sheet at the pool to help arrange carpools.

Upcoming Swim Events

Date Event Location Information

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, June 14, at 6:30PM in the Brady Building.

DAM Birthdays 

Sharla CheneyTuesday, May 24
James BigelowTuesday, May 24
Daniel SperkaWednesday, May 25
Nancy FarleyThursday, May 26
Theresa KeeganThursday, May 26
Mark ShibataThursday, May 26
Vincent FongFriday, May 27
Cam TredennickFriday, May 27
Tony MartinFriday, May 27
Jamie TaylorSunday, May 29
Gabriel CrossSunday, May 29
Scott AbramsSunday, May 29
Kathleen DarbySunday, May 29

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