36th Annual DAM Lake Berryessa Open Water Swim: USAS

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

USA Swimming Sanction : OW-18-001

Davis Aquatics Masters Meets

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Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 37th Annual DAM Lake Berryessa Open Water Swim: USAS

Registration Schedule

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Swimmer Registration Fri, Apr 20, 2018
12:00 AM
Wed, May 30, 2018
11:59 PM

This is the USAS/Youth Registration Page
Masters Swimmers (adults) register here

DAM's Annual Lake Berryessa Swim is one of the longest running open water swim events in America. Started in 1981 as a friendly lake swim, this event now attracts nearly 500 swimmers each year to the shores of Lake Berryessa. 

Location: Steele Canyon Campground, Steele Canyon Road, Lake Berryessa, Napa, CA (map)

Course: 1-mile and 2-mile single loop in a freshwater lake

Host: Davis Aquatic Masters. Race Director: Stuart Kahn, berryessa@damfast.org. Meet Referee: Niffy Carmody. Starter: Jeff Anderson. Assistant Referee: Joe Biello. Administrative Referee: Melissa Szpik Serrao

Event website: DAM Lake Berryessa Swim
Facebook: fb-DAMLake Berryessa Swim

Sanction: The youth races are sanctioned by Pacific Swimming for USA Swimming, Sanction OW-18-001

Conditions/Safety: Expected water temperature is 65-70 degrees. Each course is patrolled by safety craft. Individual escorts are not allowed. All swimmers must wear the provided swim cap and follow all USAS Open Water rules. Mandatory safety briefings will be held at 8:50 a.m. and at 11:00 a.m. at the information kiosk. The Event Safety Plan will be posted at the registration desk on race day and is available prior to race day by request from berryessa@damfast.org.
Start: Deep water, wave starts (see below). Finish: Onshore.

Cutoff times: For 2 mile events, 2 hours after wave start  For 1 mile events, 1 hour after wave start. Safety craft will remove swimmers who fall short of the cutoff times.

Eligibility: This event is open to USAS registered swimmers or members of an equivalent organization (for foreign swimmers). To register for the event, you must provide proof of current membership. You may register for a USAS One-Day Event Membership (OEM) during the online entry.

Entries: Paper entry form is available from berryessa@damfast.org. Online entry is provided by Club Assistant software (you are here now!).

Entry Deadline: Online registration closes Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM (Eastern time); paper entries must be received by Thursday, May 24, 2018. Race day registration available at a higher cost..

Fees include
  • Swim cap
  • Post Race Refreshments
  • Online Race Results

Regular (ends 5/30/2018)
$30 1-mile or 2-mile swim
$50 Both swims

Race Day (6/2/2018)
$40 1-mile or 2-mile swim
$60 Both swims

$3.50 additional processing fee applied to online entries.
Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Online entry is paid by credit card to "ClubAssistant.com Events".

Eligibility: This event is open to USA Swimming (USAS) registered swimmers or members of an equivalent FINA organization (for foreign swimmers). To register for the event, you must provide proof of current membership. 

Scoring Divisions: 11-12, 13-14 and 15-Over

Awards: Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each designated age group.

Race Day registration close at:
 8:55 a.m. for USA-Swimming 2 mile
11:05 a.m. for USA-Swimming 1-mile

Anticipated Race Start Times:

Check-in and Race Day registration open at 7:30 a.m.
  • 9:10 a.m. 2-mile Boys Ages 13 & Up
  • 9:15 a.m. 2-mile Girls Ages 13 & Up
  • 11:20 a.m. 1-mile Boys Ages 11 & Up
  • 11:25 a.m. 1-mile Girls Ages 11 & Up

Other Event Details:

  • Commemorative t-shirts advance purchase period has ended.  Limited quantities of commemorative t-shirts will be available for purchase at the event.
  • One food truck from ChickPeas Kitchen will be onsite to satisfy your pre- & post-race cravings with fresh Mediterrenean menus..They offer healthy yet delicious foods including many vegan and gluten-free options. Race day purchase and pickup.
  • Lodging: Basic campsites (no running water or electricity) are available at Steele Canyon Campground. Call 1-877-386-4383 for reservations. Full hookup camping sites are available at Pleasure Cove Marina (http://goberryessa.com, click on “Forever Resorts Marinas”). Nearest hotels are in Napa, Vacaville, or Fairfield.
DAM is a 501(c)(3) organization that supports local swimming related organizations and swimmers with donations and scholarships. All proceeds support the DAM mission.
Please note: If you pay by credit card, your statement will reflect payment to "ClubAssistant.com Events."

Note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from "ClubAssistant.com Events."

Online Registration closed on 5/30/2018.
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