Not only do you have access to some of the best swimming facilities in the area, you also have access to a network of world-class swimming facilities in other cities when you travel. DAM also hosts a number of club-sponsored social events including trips to competitive swim meets and other events. In addition, DAM members can also participate in special swim clinics and receive discounts at sporting stores such as Luke’s Locker, D & J Sports and Bicycles Plus.
Club-sponsored social events, coordinated by the team social committee, are offered almost monthly. Team socials are broadcast by email regularly, and announced at the swim practices. Such events may include red-eye breakfasts, post-meet social outings, and the occasional get together following a practice. These events are very fun, and provide opportunities to meet team members outside of the swimming arena. Additional events include red-eye breakfasts, after practice dinners, concerts, Swim For Distance Month (July), Hurricane Harbor/Open Water Swim, Polar Bear Swim and more.
Each year, Dallas Aquatic Masters participates in a variety of out-of-town swimming meets and events. Generally, plans are made in advance to accommodate group rates on lodging, travel, and meals. Such trips may include travel to various open water races, annual or semi-annual team travel to the Master’s Nationals Championships, and even some international team travel to meets.
As a Dallas Aquatic Masters swimmer, you are entitled to discounts at the following stores in the Dallas area. In order to obtain your discount, you must present your DAM membership identification card.
||D & J Sports
3060-B Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75247
10% discount, except on items with team logo
3607 Oaklawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
10% discount on swim apparel only
Stores located in Park Cities, Coppell and Flower Mound
20% discount except on new bikes
Each year, Dallas Aquatic Masters host at least four swimming meets that are open to any registered USMS swimmer. These are also run with the help of the Events Committee. The four meets we host regularly are:
Whether you are a year-round club swimmer, high school seasonal swimmer or first time swim team member, off-season swimming with Dallas Aquatic Masters is an excellent way to keep fit and improve your technique. This program allows students ages 14-18 the opportunity to experience a Masters swim club in a fun and safe environment. Cost: $175.00.
We do encourage our members to stay in swimming shape while out of town. Therefore, we provide lists of pools available and contacts when possible, in the towns where one may be traveling. If you are traveling out of town, contact the office at (214) 219-2300, and we will do our best to find a pool for you to swim at. This information is also available on the USMS web site http://www.usms.org/.
Stroke clinics will generally be offered in the fall, winter and spring months to provide opportunities for specific stroke improvement. Coaches will break strokes down to all components, including the kick, the pull, and the finish, as well as starts and turns.