The Monday Message

March 20, 2023

Head Coach's Message

If you watched the presentation from Dr. Cunningham, one thing he recommended a lot was swimming with a snorkel. I think a snorkel is a GREAT piece of equipment that can really help your swimming. It’s not something you need to wear all the time, in fact I think it is important to swim without your snorkel as well (this gives you an opportunity to work on your breathing technique). It’s great to swim with a snorkel for the initial 10 minute warm up and during the pre-set (especially on distance days). I find that when I do this, my stroke feels much better for the remainder of the workout. 

If you’re interested in purchasing a snorkel check out this Finis one from Swim Outlet: Finis Snorkel. It works great and is priced well. If you have questions about snorkels, feel free to reach out to me. I would be happy to help!

Coach Matt

Upcoming Competitions

  • 3/26/23 - Sacramento Masters Short Course Pentathlon
    • Location: North Natomas Aquatic Complex: 2601 New Market Drive, Sacramento CA 95835
    • Event Info
    • Registration Page (Registration closes 3/24)
  • 4/14-4/16 - Pacific Swimming SCY Championships
    • Location: Morgan Hill Aquatic Center, Morgan Hill, CA
    • 4/27-4/30 - USMS Spring Nationals

    Find event information on the PacMasters site:

    Grand Prix

    5 points for 30/30; 1 point for all others

    March 1-31: 30/30: it’s baack! Swim at least 30 minutes on 30 consecutive days in March. Anywhere, any time, equipment allowed, creativity encouraged! 5 points! 

    March 5: Bay Area Senior Games, Palo Alto. Ages 50+. Entry includes a commemorative T-shirt!*

    March 18 or 19: Clovis Masters Spring Open, Clovis. Check PacMasters calendar in the link below for updates.*

    March 26: Sac Masters Sprint Pentathlon, North Natomas. 100 of each stroke and 200 IM, bling awarded to age group winners with lowest cumulative time for all 5 events. Bonus: relays too! Great run up to PacMasters Championships!*

    * Pacific Masters Calendar 

    DAM Board Meeting

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

    DAM Birthdays 

    Ariella CohenMonday, March 20
    Laurie SimmonsMonday, March 20
    Kimberly GibsonMonday, March 20
    William WiekingWednesday, March 22
    Eric LefeverWednesday, March 22
    Curtis MillerWednesday, March 22
    Ali AkheratiThursday, March 23
    Melanie EllisonFriday, March 24
    Kristina BouyerFriday, March 24
    Valerie GreenoughSaturday, March 25
    Gayle BonDurantSaturday, March 25
    Jennifer WhedbeeSaturday, March 25
    Hannah GabrielSaturday, March 25
    John ThayerSunday, March 26
    Sarah RockSunday, March 26

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