Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)

Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)

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From now until July 18th, you can virtually compete against other teams in your favorite relays. The VAST ePostal Relay Meet is underway and your team is invited. So get your competitive juices flowing and have fun at the same time.
Hey team! Some of us who are going to tonight’s Loyals game are meeting at Hillcrest Brewing Company at 4:00pm. Leaving there at 5:30 in rideshares or carpool. Welcome to join us for a beer or snack even if not going to the game! Tickets are unfortunately sold out
Thanks to Different Strokes Swim Team for raising $3,100 for the Kroc Center HEROES campaign! Thousands of dollars to give scholarships to thousands of kids! Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)
Thanksgiving Swim this morning, lots to be thankful for. Be safe.

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Xterra Wetsuits still on sale at great price starting at 89 for the Volt spring suit. Great deals, local San Diego company.

I have a large file with the original DSST California non-profit incorporation & Federal Tax Exemption application & acceptance letter. I'm cleaning out my office (I'm retiring) and was wondering if anyone wanted the file. There's also a bunch of 1990's DSST flyers that might have archival interest for the team. Private message me. I'll hold on to the file for another 2 weeks.
There’s still time to register! Celebrate San Diego Pride Weekend Friday, July 17, 2020 to Sunday, July 19, 2020

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San Diego 2020 - Virtual Pride 5K Run/Walk
Happy Pride Weekend from Frontrunners & Walkers San Diego!!!

For the first time ever, anyone, anywhere can participate. That’s right, you can participate as an individual or even form a Team with your friends from anywhere in the world. Anyone can support the great work of our charity partners.
You choose your own 5K route, your own starting time, and your own pace. Show your PRIDE by taking a few photos along the way – share with your friends, your fans, and our community.
Your entry includes a Pride 5K neck gaiter. You can opt to add a 2020 t-shirt and 2020 finisher’s medal to your entry. Just want to support the San Diego LGBT Community? Simply donate.
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Your Entry Supports Charity
Every year, funds raised at the San Diego Pride 5K generate significant donations for our charity partners – The LGBT Center’s Youth Housing Project and San Diego Pride Community Grants. This year, more than ever, these charities need our support.

*Front Runners and Walkers of San Diego is a Section 501(c)3 nonprofit and your donation may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.

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I’m so exited, after 4 month back to swim with this great team, and the coaches doing a great job, taking care of our safety and the most important doing social distance. Can’t wait for my next practice😁
No Lane Lines Open Water Group would like to post a swim for Saturday morning at 8AM at the Cove La Jolla. Water temp is 69f and conditions should be good. Parking can be difficult and there are no showers so bring a bottle of water to rinse after the swim.
Edie is coaching on Friday! To sign up, simply go to https://www.dsst.org/
Anyone interested in doing this virtual race on 4th of July? Come show your DSST spirit!!

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Different Strokes Swim Team is San Diego's uniquely supportive and welcoming organization designed to foster fun, well-being, health and positive experiences through sport, competition, and social events as a member club of United States Masters Swimming.

Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST) is San Diego's all-inclusive le***an, gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, fast, slow, healthy, happening, totally cool, incredibly fun masters SWIM team. We are located in San Diego, California

Please go to our website for further information.

Operating as usual

Photos from Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)'s post 01/04/2022

Some final shots from Coach Nathan’s first DSST Sunday practice!

Near, far, or wherever you were, Coach Nathan kept the team moving and found something to engage even the artsiest of swimmers.

Photos from Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)'s post 01/03/2022

Welcome, Coach Nathan! Nathan’s first day on the job as DSST’S newest coach went down without a hitch. Nathan will be taking over the Sunday practice. Nathan brings with him his experience as a lifeguard, Swim Coach, Swim Instructor, Water Polo coach. As a competitive swimmer and DSST member Nathan has already helped many members improve their technique. We’re thrilled to have him on deck just in time for IGLA.

01/01/2022

Be able to say, “I was there in 2022..” and help teammates welcome Coach Nathan as he leads his first official DSST workout.

This Sunday at Coronado, the day after New Year’s.

Be able to say, “I was there in 2022..” and help teammates welcome Coach Nathan as he leads his first official DSST workout.

This Sunday at Coronado, the day after New Year’s.

12/31/2021

Don’t get benched! A current USMS membership is required to attend all DSST practices. If you haven’t renewed for 2022, it’s not too late! Just login to https://www.usms.org/ and renew TODAY! Remember that DSST is now a member of the Southern Pacific LMSC.

Don’t get benched! A current USMS membership is required to attend all DSST practices. If you haven’t renewed for 2022, it’s not too late! Just login to https://www.usms.org/ and renew TODAY! Remember that DSST is now a member of the Southern Pacific LMSC.

Photos from Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)'s post 12/24/2021

Photo curtain call for Edie’s last day coaching.

Photos from Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)'s post 12/20/2021

Today we celebrated one of Sunday’s best, as faithful Sunday swimmers and others showed up to give thanks and wish Coach Edie well on her last day of coaching Sunday practice Coach Edie met her wife swimming with DSST and together they have given their hearts, their expertise and even open their home to our team for over a decade. We’re just thankful they’ll stay with us as family and teammates.

Photos from Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)'s post 12/12/2021

A recap to this year’s Christmas party 🎄 🎅🏼 thank you to everyone who made it and a special thanks to Ken & Anthony for hosting.

Congratulations to Clay, Nathan, Mike, and Todd for their Coach’s awards ! They are all definitely a huge asset to this team❤️.

In case you weren’t there we said good-bye to Franklin from his membership role in the board and Mike L. In his role from Secretary and welcome Matt and Arthur.

Photos from Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)'s post 11/25/2021

DSST’s open water group all smiles this morning and not closed on the holidays.

11/23/2021

Practice at Coronado canceled tonight due to flooding!

after_hallo.mp4 11/22/2021

after_hallo.mp4

A video wrap up of DSST’S 2021 Halloween Party inspired by Best Costume winners, Team Coach Misty!
It’s just a small sampling of great photos captured by team photographer,, Gary K.

To see them all as well as team photos from events over the past decade, visit the DSST photo archives located on our website (Log in and go to “Menu”, >Photos. ) There are over 120 albums capturing almost all of DSST’S most popular events.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sSHVbpyvYF8LK9jyAb21_hjUt0uRI13Q/view?usp=sharing

after_hallo.mp4

Photos from Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)'s post 11/20/2021

Great practice today Team ! Thanks coach Misty !

Photos from Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)'s post 11/08/2021

Cheers to another Fabulous DSST Halloween Party!! 🎃 👻

*A very special thanks to the incredibly talented Gary Karsten for capturing the night!!

11/04/2021

Looking for chance to have an entertaining night surrounded by rugby players and contribute to a good cause at the same time?

Well, there’s a chance to do it all for only $8 this Saturday night. You’ll also be supporting our fellow LGBT sports team, SD Armada by helping them cover expenses.

DSST has at least TWO Armada alumni swimming with us now. Do you know who they are?

Looking for chance to have an entertaining night surrounded by rugby players and contribute to a good cause at the same time?

Well, there’s a chance to do it all for only $8 this Saturday night. You’ll also be supporting our fellow LGBT sports team, SD Armada by helping them cover expenses.

DSST has at least TWO Armada alumni swimming with us now. Do you know who they are?

Photos from Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)'s post 11/01/2021

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! DSST resumes our 35th annual Halloween Party with a great turnout, amazing food, creative costumes ….. and not a mask in sight!

11/01/2021

Coach Misty and family certainly brought their A game to DSST’s 2021 Halloween costume contest!!

Despite being literally saddled with newcomer and rookie playa, Baby Harlem, the party veteran resoundingly coached her home team into first place!! Congrats and well done!!

Coach Misty and family certainly brought their A game to DSST’s 2021 Halloween costume contest!!

Despite being literally saddled with newcomer and rookie playa, Baby Harlem, the party veteran resoundingly coached her home team into first place!! Congrats and well done!!

10/30/2021

Tonight’s the night! Best costume wins a $50 gift card to Baja Betty’s.

Tonight’s the night! Best costume wins a $50 gift card to Baja Betty’s.

10/24/2021

Group Herd Relays with Coach Misty!

Coach Misty is back on Saturday’s and she’s as creative as ever. For today’s challenge, she introduced “Group Herd Relays!”

Enjoy the close finish with some English to English translations followed by commentary realness delivered live by the never filtered and usually right, Miss Avalon!

10/10/2021

Thankfully none of our swimmers lost a limb at this years Sharkfest 🦈

Thankfully none of our swimmers lost a limb at this years Sharkfest 🦈

10/09/2021
10/05/2021

Coronado Practice Cancelded due to lightening Monday night!

Photos from Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)'s post 10/02/2021

15 swimmers and spouses gave back to the community tonight by volunteering with the San Diego Food Bank making 600 boxes to serve serve those in need.

Photos from Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)'s post 09/26/2021

Sent two squads to the La Jolla 10 mile open water relay

Photos from Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)'s post 09/19/2021

Looks like everyone has their hands full at Coach Misty’s house! Baby Harlem is settling in nicely and already over 10lbs giving his sisters quite a work out. Misty is feeling great and looking forward to introducing Harlem to the team and coming back to coach on Saturdays. She says thanks to everyone for all the well wishes, cards, gifts and to several team members who pitched in to donate a year’s supply of diapers! They are all feeling the love!

09/06/2021

Thruple Kick Drill

Making up for keeping 6 ft apart for way too long .

Photos from Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)'s post 09/06/2021

Thirty years on the deck and working double duty isn’t slowing down coach Annette! Her creativity and drive to keep things fresh and interesting were on full display again Sunday, when she filled in for Coach Edie.

Swimmers literally held their fates in their own hands as they rolled dice to help determine their workouts. Later, the drag races probably weren’t what people were expecting! Coach Annette had swimmers rigged to parachutes which they then had to drag to the other end of the pool, It was a drag but still a lot of fun!

Following a great workout they even found time to all come together for a few shout outs and well wishes for Coach Misty who had just checked in that morning to give birth to her baby. It was a great way to start the day and a pretty good morning for DSST all the way around .

Photos from Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)'s post 09/06/2021

Our very own Coach Misty took Labor Day celebration to whole new level yesterday!! She went all in on a labor of love that brought us the latest member to our DSST family!

Meet Baby Harlem! Coming in at 10lbs 2oz, and already swimming for the past nine months, Harlem is full of potential as a future anchor for Coach Misty’s wacky relays! Misty will be off for the next month while he settles into training, eats and is introduced to her beautiful family. Congratulations, Misty!!! Well done!!

08/28/2021

Team Pride !

Team Pride !

08/26/2021

Wednesday Night Practice

08/22/2021

All hands literally on deck this morning in Coronado as Coach Misty’s pregnancy hormones rage on. DSST members found themselves driven in and out of the water…diving, sprinting, doing push ups, squats in continuous sets until the madness finally came to a suffocating end by racing Matchbox cars, (with one arm behind our back!) along the BOTTOM of the pool!! Who knows what she’ll come up with next!!!?! Baby Harlem, please come soon and save the day!

Photos from Different Strokes Swim Team (DSST)'s post 08/21/2021

Great game last night at Out at The Park ⚾️⚾️

08/20/2021

Not to open any old wounds from pre-pandemic past, but…THIS happened and SHE started it!! Sorry, Tina. :(

Not to open any old wounds from pre-pandemic past, but…THIS happened and SHE started it!! Sorry, Tina. :(

08/19/2021

😎⚾️🌈This Friday DSST…Arrive early and enjoy the pre-game "Tailgate Party" happy hour event from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Gallagher Square - in conjunction with CocktailFest presented by Southwest Airlines. 🌈⚾️😎

😎⚾️🌈This Friday DSST…Arrive early and enjoy the pre-game "Tailgate Party" happy hour event from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Gallagher Square - in conjunction with CocktailFest presented by Southwest Airlines. 🌈⚾️😎

Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don't know yet why it's better than other aerobic activities 08/14/2021

Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don't know yet why it's better than other aerobic activities

Why is it important to attend DSST practices? Well .... regular swimming has been shown to improve memory, cognitive function, immune response, mood and it may also help repair damage from stress.
https://theconversation.com/swimming-gives-your-brain-a-boost-but-scientists-dont-know-yet-why-its-better-than-other-aerobic-activities-164297?utm_source=pocket_discover

Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don't know yet why it's better than other aerobic activities Mounting research shows that going for a swim can preserve memories, reduce mood disorders and increase mental acuity in all age groups.

08/14/2021

Reminder! Today’s Saturday practice is at KROC @ 10:30am.

Reminder! Today’s Saturday practice is at KROC @ 10:30am.

Join the team!

Different Strokes Swim Team is San Diego's uniquely supportive and welcoming organization designed to foster fun, well-being, health and positive experiences through sport, competition, and social events as a member club of United States Masters Swimming. DSST promotes swimming as a form of exercise and lifelong friendships regardless of age (18+), gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity or ability. We offer five coached practice session per week in Mission Valley, the Joan Crock Center and Coronado. We love new members and welcome members of all swimming abilities! Check out our webpage to find out how you can sign up for a one month trial membership and swim with us FOR FREE and try us out. What do you have to lose?!!

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Group Herd Relays with Coach Misty!
Thruple Kick Drill
2021 flag football tryout drills. Abrahim in blue.

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1010 University Ave Ste C113 PMB 1679
San Diego, CA
92103
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