Pacific Masters has several competitions each month. These include pool meets, postal events, and open water competitions. All DAM members are encouraged to participate in any or all of these. The Pac Masters Event Schedule can be seen here.
DAM sponsors three to four competitive events each year and encourages all members to participate. Competition is not required; however, many members use the events as motivation for training and as a measure of their progress. Some workouts are tailored for those preparing for upcoming competitive events.
Here are the DAM-hosted events for 2017:
1. Lake Berryessa Swim
DAM's Annual Lake Berryessa Swim is one of the longest running open water swim events in America. Begun in 1981 as a friendly lake swim, this event now attracts over 500 swimmers each year to the shores of Lake Berryessa at Steele Canyon Campground.
2. Brute Squad Postal Championship
Are you a brute? If not, become one by participating in DAM's Brute Squad Postal Championship. DAM has been challenging members for many years to be a brute ... what's a brute? Well, the Brute Squad event takes the three most difficult events in swimming: the 200 butterfly, the 400 IM, and the 1650 freestyle, and combines them into a single event! Sounds crazy, doesn't it? Look for this fun event during the month of November.
3. Long Course Meet
In 2011, DAM held its first-ever long course meet at UC Davis' Schaal Pool. The second DAM hosted meet was in 2014, co-celebrating the 40th anniversary of the club. This year's meet was the fourth and was held on Saturday, August 6, 2016.
Photos from past DAM Long Course Meets: 2014 | 2015 | 2016
4. USMS Speedo One Hour ePostal