If you weren't there for this years shindig at Strawberry Canyon on Saturday (8/3), you missed a great party...and an ok meeting!People came, and they brought great food! There was much fond reminiscing about the defunct SCAM pool. Recent heroic swims were honored:Sara Everitt for the Arctic Circle Swim (brrr! makes me cold just to type it!) Jim Lunt for winning … [Read more...] about CalM summer potluck and annual team meeting a success
As follow-up to my email to the team in June, the CalM Advisory Board has adopted this version of the CalM Code of ConductWe appreciate the comments received from team members on the draft Code of Conduct circulated last month. Most of the suggestions made in comments have been incorporated into this version. The Board also thanks Mikaela Wapman and Ben … [Read more...] about Update–CalM Code of Conduct final version
Hey SWIMMERS:It's finally time for our annual (sorta) Team Meeting/Social event! We're now set for Strawberry Canyon on Sat Aug 3rd; 4:30-7:00pm. This will be a potluck/appetizer type event - bring something you would like to share w/your fellow swimmers - and anything you would like to drink (no alcohol allowed). In your EVITE response … [Read more...] about CalM Annual Team Meeting and Pot-luck next Saturday 3 August
Last year the CalM Advisory Board decided to develop and adopt a team Code of Conduct. Over the past several months, the Code of Conduct Development Committee (headed by Mikaela Wapman and Ben Chun, and including Deb Kory, Kendall Young and Steve Washburn) led extensive outreach to the CalM team and coaches to solicit their ideas. Based on that outreach and subsequent … [Read more...] about A Message from the President–CalM Code of Conduct draft
Hi team!It’s almost the end of the month. We hope you all join us at dryland this week! Check out Tryn’s new playlist on Friday and a special surprise on Saturday!Berkeley Pools Update We are aware of the City of Berkeley’s plans to allow pools to reopen late this week. The coaches and Board plan to discuss potential action in anticipation of receiving updates from the … [Read more...] about Update from Coach Gaku-8/23/2020
Hello Cal Masters!Baby is here! This week, my wife Aya and I welcomed our first-born child and the newest member of the CALM family to the world. We are overjoyed to share the news with you and look forward to the day when many of you can meet in person. Please find attached a few photos from our first days together. Mommy and baby are doing well at home. We would like to … [Read more...] about Update from Coach Gaku 8/9/2020-Baby Seo arrives!!
Yesterday morning we heard the unbelievably sad news that our friend and teammate Ben Swiggett died Friday after suffering a catastrophic medical crisis during a bike ride. Our hearts go out to Ben’s family and many, many close friends. Ben was an incredibly vital, thoughtful, giving person and his passing is simply devastating. We will all miss his many contributions to … [Read more...] about From the CalM Board Chair: Sad news
Hi Cal Masters!New CALM Open Water Panel Wed Jun 17, 5-6pm - CALM teammates Lauren Au Brinkmeyer and Katie Grue will be on Wednesday’s panel to discuss their experience with and tips for Open Water Swimming. See you there!Zoom Link Zoom Meeting ID 939 2891 0092 Password calm Submit a question for Lauren & Katie ahead of time by emailing Steve … [Read more...] about Update from Coach Gaku: virtual dry-land training week of June 14-20…and more!
Hello Cal Masters!Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2020! We have enjoyed and benefited from your time with the program and we can’t wait to see what you all do next. Congratulations to all graduates related to our entire CALM family!Special shout out to Sun Hajela and Sara Ye, co-founders of Swim Club at Berkeley for their hard work, commitment … [Read more...] about Update from Coach Gaku: 5/16/2020