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Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 36th Annual DAM Lake Berryessa Open Water Swim: USMS

35th Annual DAM Lake Berryessa Open Water Swim: USMS

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

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Open Water Registration


Registration Schedule

It is now 12:45 AM PT Time on Friday, December 14, 2018.
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Swimmer Registration Thu, Apr 6, 2017
12:00 AM
Wed, May 31, 2017
11:59 PM

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 over 400 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,

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

Sanction: This event is sanctioned by Pacific Masters Swimming for USMS, Inc. Sanction #387-W002 

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 USMS rules. Mandatory safety briefings will be held at 9:00 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

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

Fees include
  • Swim cap
  • Official Berryessa Mug*
  • Post Race Refreshments
  • Online Race Results
*Mugs guaranteed only for first 400 swimmers to register. Race day mugs subject to availability.

Early Bird (ends 5/4/2017)
$35 1-mile or 2-mile swim
$50  Both swims

Regular (ends 5/31/2017)
$40 1-mile or 2-mile swim
$55 Both swims

Race Day (6/3/2017)
$45 1-mile or 2-mile swim
$60 Both swims

$5 USMS insurance surcharge (once per swimmer)
$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 " Events".

Eligibility: This event is open to U.S. Masters (USMS) registered swimmers or members of an equivalent FINA organization (for foreign swimmers). To register for the event, you must provide proof of current membership. You may register for USMS during your event entry process.

Scoring Divisions: Divided by gender in five-year increments according to USMS Rules (18-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.).

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

Entry Deadline: Online registration closes Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 11:59 PM (Eastern time); paper entries must be received by Thursday, May 25, 2017. Race day registration available.

Anticipated Race Start Times:

Check-in and Race Day registration open at 7:30 a.m.
  • 9:30 a.m. 2-mile Category 1 (Non-wetsuit & FINA approved textile suits) Men Ages 18-39
  • 9:35 a.m. 2-mile Category 1 Women Ages 18-39
  • 9:45 a.m. 2-mile Category 1 Men Ages 40+
  • 9:50 a.m. 2-mile Category 1 Women Ages 40+
  • 10:00 a.m. 2-mile Category 2 (Wetsuit & FINA non-approved suits) Women & Men
  • 11:20 a.m. 1-mile Category 1 Men Ages 18-39
  • 11:25 a.m. 1-mile Category 1 Women Ages 18-39
  • 11:30 a.m. 1-mile Category 1 Men Ages 40+
  • 11:35 a.m. 1-mile Category 1 Women Ages 40+
  • 11:40 a.m. 1-mile Category 2 (Wetsuit & FINA non-approved suits) Women & Men

Other Event Details:

  • Commemorative t-shirts are no longer available for advance purchase.  Limited quantities of commemorative t-shirts will be available for purchase at the event.
  • Two food trucks, Fusion Eatz and Cali Love, will be onsite to satisfy you pre- & post-race cravings. Lunch plates include your choice of Main + Side + Drink made to order on race day. Menu options include: Reuben Sandwich, Pulled Pork Sandwich, Mushroom Sandwich, Mac & Cheese, Chicken Quesadilla, Bacon & Egg Burger, Tri-Tip Sliders, Veggie Sandwich, Chicken & Waffle Sandwich, and more. ONLY $15!  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 (, 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 " Events."

Please note: If paying by credit card, your credit card statement will reflect a charge from " Events."

Online Registration closed on 5/31/2017.

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