Monday Message

May 22, 2023

This could be you! June 3,2023

Lake Berryessa Open Water Swim

Head Coach's Message

As the summer approaches, we are gearing up for some great open water swim competitions. Open water swimming can be a fun adventure and a nice way to mix up your swimming routine.  If you are thinking about doing an open water swim, it is important to know that it’s a little different than swimming in a pool. It requires more planning, possibly some different gear, and some tweaks to your stroke technique. We will practice all of this at our workouts but if you want more information check out this awesome video I found: 10 Things to Know Before Open Water Swimming. Give it a watch! It’s full of important info on how to prepare for your next swim. Even if you’re a seasoned open water swimmer, you will learn something!

If you are curious about doing an open water swim, check out the Lake Berryessa Swim in a couple of weeks. You can choose between a 1 or 2 mile swim (or do both). With all the rain we got over the winter, the lake is going to be beautiful. Get outside your comfort zone and give it a try! If you have questions, feel free to reach out to me.

Coach Matt

Lake Berryessa 39th Open Water Swim

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help at our Berryessa swim. We still need to fill the following jobs:

Parking:  10:30-12:30

Start        11:30-12:30

Unloading the truck at Civic pool at about 4:00.

Sign up for a volunteer job and time slot:

  • Follow this link to volunteer at Berryessa. 
  • Scan the QR code to go right to the registration page.
  •  NEW! Sign up at Civic Pool on the poster on the window.

If you have questions contact Kathy Gill.




Please see the list of competitions below. We have some open water and pool options for you in the near future. If you have any questions about competitions, don't hesitate to reach out.

  • 2023 Lake Berryessa Open Water Swim

    • Date: 6/3/23

    • Location: Steele Canyon RV Resort, Lake Berryessa

    • Click HERE to register and for more information

    • Don't forget to purchase your parking pass!! You need to purchase and print out your parking pass prior to arriving at the campsite. Click HERE to purchase your pass.

  • Quicksilver Fast and Free LCM Meet

    • Date: 6/17/23

    • Location: Gunderson High School, San Jose

    • Click HERE to register and for more information 

  • Silver State LCM Meet

    • Date: 7/9/23

    • Location: Carson City, Nevada

  • PacMasters LCM Championship

    • Date: 7/21/23 - 7/23/23

    • Location: Miwok Aquatic Center, Novato, CA

  • Santa Cruz Open Water Weekend

    • Date: 7/29/23 - 7/30/23

    • Location: Cowell Beach, Santa Cruz, CA

Summer Swim Schedule

DAM Coached Practices, June 12-August 4, 2023

Pool     Times                        Days

Civic    6a, 7a                         M, Tu, W, Th, F

Arroyo  6a                                M, Tu, W, Th, F

Civic    10a, 11a, 12p, 1p     M, Tu, W, Th, F

Civic    6:15p*                       M, T, W, Th, F (4 lanes)

Civic    7a, 8a                     Sat

*Correction: Evening workout M, T, W, Th, F. Previously announced M, W, F

MEMORIAL DAY Holiday Schedule

Monday 5/29 Civic Workout

6:00a, 7:00a, 8:00a, 9:00a, 10:00a

Civic Workout Schedule Saturday 6/3

All workouts and lap swim cancelled the day of Berryessa OWS, 6/3

DAM Board Meeting

The next DAM Board meeting will be on Tuesday, June 13, at 6:30PM in the Brady Building.

DAM Birthdays 

Candace Cross-DrewMonday, May 22
Jason MatsushinoMonday, May 22
Jon WeintraubMonday, May 22
James BigelowWednesday, May 24
Sharla CheneyWednesday, May 24
Daniel SperkaThursday, May 25
Nancy FarleyFriday, May 26
Theresa KeeganFriday, May 26
Mark ShibataFriday, May 26
Vincent FongSaturday, May 27
Tony MartinSaturday, May 27

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