The Monday Message

September 26, 2022


Head Coach's Message

   Thank you to everyone who filled out the survey I sent out a couple of weeks ago. This gives me some great insight into what people are looking for in their training and experience at DAM.

   I wanted to let you in on the results from a few of the general training questions. Over 78% of people answered a 4 or 5 on the questions: How interested are you in making changes to your strokes and How important is technique (learning the proper form for each stroke). This tells me that technique is very important to the majority of our members. We will keep the technique and stroke feedback coming! Another interesting result, although not too surprising, is that over 90% of people answered 5 on the question: How important is fitness (getting/staying in shape). So while we are incorporating technique work, we will also make sure the sets are challenging and everyone is getting a great workout!

   Thank you again to everyone who filled out the survey. I got a lot of great information that will make me a better coach for all of you. If you haven’t filled it out yet and would like to, click HERE.

Upcoming Event

   Pacific Masters is holding its annual Short Course Meters Championship Meet on 10/7-10/9 in Walnut Creek. You don’t need to be fast or have a bunch of meet experience to attend, you just need some motivation to race and have fun! If you are interested, follow the links below to get more information and get signed up. Feel free to reach out to Coach Matt ( with any other questions.

Pacific Masters SCM Championship Meet Information

Pacific Masters SCM Championship Meet Sign Up

Second Lifeguard Certification Class

   As of now, our "Second Lifeguard Certification" class (Saturday 10/1 from 12-4 pm) is full. If you are still interested in taking the class, please email Coach Matt.  Thank you for your support!

Davis Aquatic Masters Silent Auction

When: Saturday, December 10, 6:00-7:00pm

Where: Davis Senior Center

   This year, instead of hosting our annual April Pool's Day fundraiser, the club is hosting an inaugural Silent Auction. The purposes of this fund raising event is to:

  • Keep DAM dues one of the best values in the country
  • Purchase equipment and supplies
  • Cover expenses to host the Lake Berryessa Open Water Swim
  • Maintain Senior Swimmer program
  • Support student swimmers at National Championships
  • Ensure we retain top-notch and inspiring coaches
  • Provide support for social programs
  • Provide scholarship funds

   The Solicitation Committee will soon be reaching out for donations to the event in the following categories. Please consider contributing items individually or with your lanemates from your workout. More information to follow.

  • Gift Baskets
  • Art pieces and craft work
  • Vacation homes
  • Gift coupons
  • Services
  • Sports game tickets
  • and any other creative idea that is valuable

2022 Grand Prix Update

   All you diehard DAM 30/30 swimmers are awesome! To complete this awesomeness, let Leslie Westergaard know your 30/30 status after Friday’s swim. 5 Grand Prix points will be awarded.


DAM Board Meeting

The next DAM Board meeting will be on Tuesday, October 11, at 6:30PM in the Brady Building.

DAM Birthdays 

Dana ArmstrongMonday, September 26
Ernie HoftyzerMonday, September 26
Kerry HalstedTuesday, September 27
Andrew WhiteleyTuesday, September 27
Lee Ann BaileyWednesday, September 28
Lynn SchroederWednesday, September 28
Kathy BrownThursday, September 29
Stacey BrezingFriday, September 30
David DeYoungFriday, September 30
Susan MunnSaturday, October 1
Emilia WisniewskiSaturday, October 1
Megan GordonSunday, October 2

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