The Monday Message - August 1, 2022


Head Coach's Message

   Congratulations to all the swimmers who competed in the 2022 Pacific Masters Long Course Meters Championship meet last weekend! We had a strong showing with 23 members combining to break 31 individual team records and 2 relay records. On top of all that, DAM finished in 2nd place overall! This is our best finish in over 26 years! Way to go team!!!

   Congrats to the following swimmers who competed in the meet: 

Mel Belluomini, Mark Braly, Joan Crow, Vivian Crow, Ted Deacon, Emma Garforth, Kathy Gill, Michelle Goldberg, Sally Guthrie, Stu Kahn, Stephanie Kinder, Ted Krovetz, Helene Nehrebecki, Robert Norris, Rosewita Norris, Jennifer Phalen, Chris Rock, Matt Roper, Jane Russell, Brad Winsor, Dave Woodruff, Owen Yancher, and Matt Zachan


   Congrats to the following swimmers who broke team records:

Mark Braly - Men 85-89 400 IM

Vivian Crow - Women 25-29 50 Breast

Ted Deacon - Men 70-74 200 Free and 400 Free

Sally Guthrie - Women 70-74 400 IM, 100 Free, 100 Fly, 800 Free, 200 Free, 50 Fly, and 200 Breast

Ted Krovetz - Men 55-59 800 Free and 400 Free

Helene Nehrebecki - Women 40-44 400 IM and 100 Breast

Roswita Norris - Women 80-84 400 IM, 100 Breast, 200 Breast

Chris Rock - Men 60-64 200 Back and 200 IM

Jane Russell - Women 55-59 800 Free

Matt Roper - Men 40-44 50 Back

Brad Winsor - Men 50-54 1500 Free, 200 Free, 200 Fly, 100 Free, 400 Free and 800 Free

Dave Woodruff - Men 65-69 100 Breast and 200 Breast

Matt Zachan - Men 35-39 100 Fly

   Congrats to the following members of our record breaking relays:

Mixed 160-199 800 Free Relay: Helene Nehrebecki, Ted Krovetz, Stephanie Kinder, Matt Roper

Men 400 Medley Relay: Owen Yancher, Dave Woodruff, Matt Zachan, Brad Winsor

   It was a great meet but most importantly, it was a lot of fun. If you're looking for a fun weekend activity, come to a meet! You don’t have to be super fast or experienced. They’re very relaxed and they’re open to all abilities. If you have questions about meets, let me know. I’d love to see everyone race!!

Coach Matt

Upcoming Schedule Changes

Civic Pool 8AM and 9AM practices return! 

    The 8 and 9am practices at Civic on Mon/Wed/Fri will resume on Monday, August 8. This decision by the Board is to help alleviate crowded Civic conditions at the 7am and the 10am sessions.

    We appreciate everyone's cooperation during this current eight-week period where DAM voided those two slots in order for the DARTS to resume their traditional summer schedule. The DART staff was very grateful for our assistance.

Long Course Schedule

  Long course training (T/Th 6:00am and T/TH 6:00 pm and 7:00pm) continues at Schaal pool through Thursday, August 4

  Beginning Tuesday, August 9, those practices return to Arroyo (6:00am) and Civic (6:15pm). 

Summer Splash, BBQ, Pool Party, and "(Swim) Meet the Zachans" - Schedule Change!

This is the FINAL WEEK to register for the events this Sunday. 

Please note the following time changes. The BBQ is from now 6:00-8:30pm, the Pool Party is 7:00-8:30pm and the Team Photo is at 6:45pm

    •    The Summer Splash is an intrasquad meet for DAM members only. Gates at Arroyo open at 8:00am, with warmups at 8:15 and the meet starting at 9:00am. Full details and the order of events can be found at this link.  In addition to DAM members racing, we also need DAM members timing, both of whom earn 2 Grand prix points for their efforts. Please let us know in advance if you're planning to attend as a swimmer or a timer, by signing up here at SignUp Genius. Actual event entries take place in the morning at Arroyo.
    •   The BBQ will be from 6:00-8:30pm. DAM will set up canopies, tables and BBQ's in the park just south of the pool under the trees. All members and their immediate families (kids welcome) are invited to attend. Bring a dish and your favorite beverage to share, along with whatever you would like to put on the grill for the BBQ. DAM will provide chilled waters for everyone. The BBQ is free. 
    •   The Pool Party is from 7:00-8:30pm. The cost 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 and is available here on SignUp Genius. To help control squad size and to minimize non-member intrusions, we will have check-in, payment and wrist badge distribution on the lawn at the BBQ.  
    •   No alcohol or glass is allowed in the pool area.
    •   We are also taking a TEAM PHOTO at 6:45 p.m. You are encouraged to wear either your 2022 Berryessa shirt or your One Hour Swim Champions shirt. 

    Upcoming Events

    W-Su Aug 3-7

    USMS Long Course Nationals, Richmond, VA

    Thursday, Aug 4

    Long course practices end at Schaal

    Sunday, Aug 7

    Summer Splash, BBQ & Pool Party, Arroyo

    Monday, August 8

    Civic MWF 8&9AM practices resume

    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 Thursday, August 18, at 6:30PM in the Brady Building.

    DAM Birthdays 

    John PalmerMonday, August 1
    Anne ElstonMonday, August 1
    Kylie ShermanTuesday, August 2
    Daniel SchererTuesday, August 2
    Kate StephensenWednesday, August 3
    Devon ZagoryWednesday, August 3
    Patricia BryantWednesday, August 3
    Hanna BartramFriday, August 5
    Kristopher KordanaSaturday, August 6
    Emily FergusonSaturday, August 6

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