The Monday Message - June 20, 2022


Scott Allison Memorial Scholarship Fund

   As many of you know, Scott Allison passed away in October of 2021 after a brief but intense battle with lung cancer. For years, Scott was an integral part of DAM's communication division by maintaining the website, operating the club email accounts and by serving on the Board of Directors. Scott’s wife, Gail Kennedy decided that an important way to honor Scott was to combine his legacy of helping others, his love of fitness, and his cancer diagnosis. In partnership with the Allison/Kennedy family, Cancer Champions has launched the Scott Allison Memorial Scholarship Fund.

   This fund will help underserved lung cancer patients and their supporters with fitness and nutrition advice as they battle cancer. The mission of Cancer Champions is to bridge the gap for cancer fighters and survivors between home and the hospital. Cancer Champions offers a supportive community, as well as nutrition and fitness guidance to complement treatment regimens and maximize positive health outcomes.

   The Scott Allison Memorial Scholarship Fund will allow Scott’s family to provide grants to lung cancer fighters and survivors in Yolo County, in order to assist them in the physical and mental battle against cancer. Any and all donations in Scott’s memory are greatly appreciated, and go directly to aiding lung cancer patients in Scott’s name.

   To get more information about this fund and Cancer Champions, or to donate, follow this link:, or contact DAM member Byron Philleo.

Summer Splash, BBQ, Pool Party, and "(Swim) Meet the Zachans"

   Mark your calendars! On Sunday, August 7, DAM revives its annual summer BBQ with a few new twists. This year, the day begins with the Summer Splash swim meet in the morning, before returning that evening for a club BBQ, Team Photo, Open Swim in the Arroyo pool, all the while we'll be welcoming Matt and his family to the enormity of our most excellent club. 

   Due to numerous scheduling challenges with Pacific Masters and with the City of Woodland, DAM has chosen to host an intersquad meet (SCY) to wrap up our summer schedule. Swim results will be eligible to set club records in both individual and relay events, but will not count towards Pacific or USMS recognition. This swim event is open to all registered DAM members as a fun morning of low-key pressure and high intensity racing. Check upcoming Monday Messages for important details.

   We have reserved all the BBQs and tables near the climbing area in the park from 5:30-8:00pm and the entire Arroyo Pool area from 6:30 to 8:00pm. All members and their immediate families (kids welcome) are invited to both events. Bring a dish and/or bottle of wine to share, and whatever you would like to put on the grill for the BBQ, DAM provides beer and water. The BBQ is free but the cost for the pool party is $5.00 per person or $10 per family. As we are limited to only 200 people in the pool area, advance registration will be required. To help control squad size and to minimize non-member intrusions, we will have check-in, payment and wrist badge distribution at the BBQ. Check back here soon for links to the registration page.

   We are also taking a TEAM PHOTO at 7:30 p.m. You are encouraged to wear the 2022 Berryessa shirt. No alcohol or glass is allowed inside the pool area.

Watch Your DAM Pool Manners

   DAM's incredible coaching corps have sustained our workout schedule during this months-long Head Coach search. They have also put together a terrific video demonstrating proper DAM workout etiquette. Especially intended for new swimmers inexperienced in team workouts and workout etiquette, the video is also a great refresher for all DAM members. Check it out!

Summer Schedule Reminder

DAM Coached Practices, June 13-August 5

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

DAM Board Meeting

The next DAM Board meeting will be on Tuesday, July 12, at 6:30PM in the Brady Building.

DAM Birthdays 

Lisa CasagrandeMonday, June 20
Alexander RossbachMonday, June 20
Preston MorganTuesday, June 21
John HortonWednesday, June 22
Gerald BowesWednesday, June 22
Rutger HartmannWednesday, June 22
Megan LienThursday, June 23
Will DavisThursday, June 23
Nicolas Fauchier-MagnanThursday, June 23
Michelle GoldbergSaturday, June 25
Joel LarsenSunday, June 26
Cesar Bartolo PerezSunday, June 26

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