The Monday Message

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December 27, 2022


...I was riding my bike to work today after the loooong holiday weekend, like I do any other Monday morning, and I thought about my workout yesterday, and about how I'd enjoyed swimming at a different time than my usual 6AM, and how I'd have to swim tomorrow at 6 because I'm working Tues, Wed, and Thurs this week and cannot swim mid-day, ..., and it dawned on me that today was Tuesday, not Monday, and that I had not given a moment's thought to the MM yesterday, which felt like a Sunday, but was actually Monday. Best wishes for a Happy New Year to you all!  

There's not much new in today's Monday Message. Big thanks to Tuesday for being cool about Monday moving into it's lane today!  -ed.

Holiday Schedule Changes

   One remaining schedule change this week

  • Monday 12/26 -  Friday 12/30, NO ARROYO WORKOUTS

   Regular workout and lap swim schedule next weekend. 

All Members: No Swimming After Jan 1...

   ...if you do NOT renew your USMS Membership. This is serious! Once you renew, USMS notifies DAM, and you can keep on swimming. If you don't, you cannot participate in any DAM practices or events until your USMS Membership is up-to-date!

   If you have renewed your USMS Membership - do not worry, just keep swimming!

   If you have NOT renewed your USMS Membership - CLICK HERE TO RENEW!

  • USMS Membership is not included with your DAM dues. 
  • This is not a money-making scheme DAM concocted to raise funds! 
  • Your USMS Membership pays for insurance coverage that DAM (and every masters club) needs

   Everyone who swims with DAM must maintain current registration with USMS. The USMS provides liability insurance for DAM and its coaches, and DAM requires that all participants in our workouts, weekend lap swims, and competitions are registered.

   The USMS offers a "Standard USMS Membership" - this is what DAM requires. The "full access membership" is not required, but it will also satisfy DAM's requirement.

Head Coach's Message 

<this is repeated from last week's monday message. ed.>

   I will be out of town visiting family from 12/26-12/31. While I am gone our awesome assistant coaches will run our daily workouts. If you have any immediate questions or concerns please reach out to DAM President Stu Kahn ( 

   I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday! I feel very fortunate to be a part of this club and to have the opportunity to coach all of you. I’m looking forward to continued success into 2023! GO DAM!

Coach Matt

DAM Grand Prix 

   The 2023 DAM Grand Prix has begun! What is the Grand Prix? Its a friendly annual competition that all DAM members may participate in. How? Its easy - just be a DAM member (duh), and participate in DAM, PacMasters, and USMS events. Points are awarded for your participation. It doesn't matter if you come in first place or last - what matters is getting into the pool and participating! 

Earn participation points during the year.
Collect your swag at the
2023 Annual Meeting & Holiday Party!

December Grand Prix events: 

2022 Grand Prix Prize Winners

   If you won a 2022 Grand Prix award please pick it up in the office. Click here for a list of winners. We still have lots of caps and mugs to give away!

Visiting Swimmer Reminder

   With the holidays upon us, and the opportunity for visiting friends and family to swim with DAM increases, please remember our club policy for drop-in swimmers. 

   All visitors must be current USMS members and pay a one-swim fee of $10 or $20 for a week of swimming. 

   If the lanes are crowded, DAM members always have swim priority over visitors.

Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.

DAM Board Meeting

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

DAM Board Meeting

The next DAM Board meeting will be on Tuesday, November 8, at 6:30PM in the Brady Building.

DAM Birthdays 

Gloria PetruzzelliMonday, December 26
Dara JwaidehTuesday, December 27
Karen SchelegleWednesday, December 28
Marnelle GleasonThursday, December 29
Deborah BarrFriday, December 30
Judy McDonaldFriday, December 30
Peter SpahrFriday, December 30
Todd McIntyreSaturday, December 31
Laura AndersonSunday, January 1
Gail HarderSunday, January 1
Mizuho IwamotoSunday, January 1
Sophie KissSunday, January 1

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