DAM Grand Prix


2017 Grand Prix

2017 EVENT DATES (coach attended events and postal events)

Date Type of Event Host and Location Links Grand Prix Points
January/February One Hour (or 30 minute) Swim Any 25y pool registration Two
Sat, Feb 4 Valentines Meet USF, San Francisco registration One
MARCH Swim 30 minutes for 30 days Any 25y pool   Five
Sun, Mar 5 Local Meet STARM, Sacramento registration One
Sun, Mar 19 Spring Meet CALM, Berkeley registration One
Fri-Sun, Apr 7-9 Pac Masters SCY Champs WCM, Moraga   One/day
Thu-Sun April 27-30 USMS National Champs Riverside, CA   Two/day
Sat, June 3 Open Water DAM, Berryessa   Two
Fri-Sun, July 14-16 Pac Masters LCM Champs QSM, San Jose   One/day
Sat, Aug 5 Summer Splash Meet DAM, Woodland   Two
SEPTEMBER '30-/30' Any 25y pool   Five
Sept 15-Nov 15 3000/6000 Meet DAM, ePostal   Two/event
Sun, Oct 1 Pentathlon Meet SAC, Schaal   One
Fri-Sun, Oct 13-15 Pac Mastes SCM Champs WCM, Walnut Creek   One/day
November DAM Brute Squad Any 25y pool   Two

2017 DAM Grand Prix

  • Full details can be found here.
  • Final 2016 Results can be found here. Only swimmers with 3 or more current points were recognized. We welcome corrections and additions to the list.

The Grand Prix awards DAM swimmers for participating in swim meets and/or open water events, and for volunteering at DAM-hosted events. Each day of an event in which you participate earns you one point, except the One Hour Swim, all USMS National Championships and all DAM hosted events,which are worth two points. The program goal is simple... participation. But there are a series of awards to be earned depending on your level of participation. They are: 

7 to 12 points - Grand Prix Bronze: swim cap

13 to 19 points - Grand Prix Silver: water bottle and swim cap

20 to 27 points - Grand Prix Gold: t-shirt, coffee mug and swim cap

28 points and above - Grand Prix Champion: custom sweatshirt, t-shirt, coffee mug and swim cap

All USMS sanctioned and recognized events count for points. A large, multi-day Championship earns one point per day and any small, one-day meet counts as one point. Non-USMS sanctioned or recognized events count as long as the event is run by an organization or is otherwise a planned activity, such as a Channel swim, or an organized swim for a cause, such as Swim Across America events. 

This event is strictly an in-house, DAM member-only affair. And, as such, we (the coaches) make our own rules, which may or may not be consistent with USMS rules. All recognized/sanctioned events (postal, pool or open water) that publish online results are eligible for points consideration. DAM members who participate in events not listed below must provide Leslie Westergaard, our DAM GP Points Tabulator (lwestergaard@sbcglobal.net) with links to their online results. 

The cut-off date for competitions is November 15. Orders for the GP awards will be placed on November 16, 2017.