The Monday Message

April 17, 2023

Head Coach's Message

Congratulations to all our Pacific Masters Short Course Yards Championships swimmers! We had a great time swimming down in Morgan Hill over the weekend. Our 17 swimmers finished in 6th place overall scoring a total of 1987 points! Well done DAM!!

An extra congratulations to the following swimmers who broke individual DAM records:

  • Roswita Norris (80-84): 400 IM, 200 Breast, 100 IM, 200 IM

  • Leslie Westergaard (80-84): 200 Free, 50 Back, 200 Back*, 100 Back, 50 Free

And an extra congratulations to the following DAM record breaking relays:

  • Women 35+ 800 Free Relay: Amy Rieger, Helene Nehrebecki, Michelle Goldberg, Sally Guthrie

  • Mixed 35+ 400 Free Relay: Brad Winsor, Helene Nehrebecki, Amy Rieger, Matt Roper

*Big shout out to Leslie Westergaard for breaking the Pacific Masters 80-84 age group 200 Backstroke record!!! Way to go Leslie!!

Coach Matt

Swimmer of the Year Awards

Congratulations to the following DAM swimmers who won Pacific Masters Swimmer of the Year for 2022 (awarded at the meet over the weekend):

  • Vivian Crow (25-29 age group)

  • Helene Nehrebecki (40-44 age group)

  • Brad Winsor (50-54 age group)

  • Amy Rieger (60-64 age group)

  • Robert Norris (80-84 age group)

Congrats to you all on a fantastic 2022 season!!

Upcoming Competitions

 Find event information on the PacMasters site:

Big Day of Fishing

What: Annual Club Fundraising Event

Who: All DAM Members are invited and encouraged to participate. 

When: Monday, April 24 from 6am to 2:30pm, and during 6:15 workout 

  • 6-11 AM Breakfast stuff.

  • 12-2PM Lunch stuff and snacks

  • 6PM Dessert Stuff

Where: Civic Pool & Brady Bldg 

Additional details in next week's Monday Message

Mark your calendars and join us for the Big Fun on DAM’s Big Day of Fishing!

ALL DAM members are invited & encouraged to participate! 

Coach Appreciation Week

May 1-7, 2023

Where would DAM be without our dedicated coaches? Whether it is providing stroke instruction, helping us stay injury free, or just keeping us sane, our coaches are an essential element of our swimming routine and of our organization.

While we encourage our members to regularly thank their coaches, please consider Coach Appreciation Week as an opportunity to let them know how much you value their efforts. Here are some ideas:

  • A card or email telling the coach how their instruction helped you accomplish a goal

  • A gift card for coffee, ice cream, a movie, or other treat

  • Flowers, candy, a book, bottle of wine, or whatever you think your coach may enjoy

  • A massage or spa day

  • A certificate for a weekend getaway or special meal

  • Or a simple fist bump and a “thanks.”

Lake Berryessa 39th Open Water Swim

For the 39th year, DAM will be putting on an open water swim at Lake Berryessa, Saturday June 3rd. This event attracts swimmers from all over northern  California. To put on a quality event that is well run and safe, we will need 110 volunteers. Look for more information at the pool and in next week’s Monday Message. 

If you have questions contact Kathy Gill.



DAM Board Meeting

The next DAM Board meeting will be on Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30PM in the Brady Building.

DAM Birthdays 

Mark WoernerMonday, April 17
Paul MoylanTuesday, April 18
Ronald LeeWednesday, April 19
Anna SteelFriday, April 21
Anthony ChristoSaturday, April 22
Kevin WatersonSunday, April 23
Dezaree Finch   Monday April 24

This message was sent to you by {Organization_Name}
If you no longer wish to receive these emails, you can unsubscribe at any time