Greenville Splash Masters

October News Splash

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Fall is in the air! The bubble at both Caine Halter and GHS will go up on Friday October 10. We are so proud of our many athletes that have finished their open water and triathlon season! It's exciting to see everyone stick to their fitness regiments and enter all kinds of events throughout our local region and around the world! We had so much fun going out to Lake Jocassee the past few months. We also had some awesome swim clinics with our Greenville Splash coaches and Y members! Thanks so much to Zac Mueller and Deb Gambon for coaching the clinics. Remember if you have any stroke or technique questions, don't be afraid to ask one of our coaches for tips or advice. This past month Carolyn Moore and Leslie Scott were elected to represent South Carolina at the USMS convention in conjunction with the United Sports Aquatic Sports in Jacksonville, Florida. We attended many committee meetings and got to meet and swim with delegates from all over the country.

Swimmer of the Month: Tiffany Ours

Tiffany is truly one of the most dedicated beginner swimmers ever. She started swimming Masters in North Carolina and really enjoyed it. So when she moved to Spartanburg to pursue her degree in music she looked for a Masters team. We are excited that she found Greenville Splash! Tiffany travels to Simpsonville for at least 5 workouts per week to work on her technique and endurance. She has attended all the stroke clinics and is wanting to learn as much as she can. She asks questions and tries hard to incorporate all the new advice into each workout. She either comes early or stays late to work a little longer on a new tip or perfecting that flip turn. She has accomplished so much in a one month, we can hardly wait to see her progress with more time. She obviously gets her swim workout ethic from all the years of practicing piano. Tiffany is studying to be a concert pianist at Converse College. It's fun to see her passion of swimming, piano, friendship and family intertwine.

Upcoming Events

October 12
Bermuda Round the Sound. Wish us luck: Tyler Scott, Sara Bopp, Casey Oliver, Leslie Scott, Jack Read, James Winkler, Cheryl Reinke, and Craik Davis

Nov. 22

5th Annual Thanksgiving Workout. 10:00am-1:00pm at Westside Aquatic Center

Dec. 6-7

South Carolina SCM Championships, Drew Pool, Columbia. Entries due online 11/29
We plan to take a large group to this meet, so enter today!

Dec. 13-14
Dixie Zone SCM Championships, Atlanta, GA

Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2015
Sunbelt Charlotte SCY Meet, Charlotte, NC
This is our big team event. We are team champs 3 years running! Help us to keep the tradition alive!

May 7-10, 2015
YMCA Nationals, Sarasota, Florida
You have heard the stories, you know you want to join us! Mark your calendar.

Aug. 29, 2015
Greenville Splash hosts the Upstate Splash Open Water Event at Lake Jocassee

6th Annual Thanksgiving Workout

Saturday, Nov. 22nd 2014 at 10am

2700 W Blue Ridge Dr

Greenville, SC

This year we will have our annual Thanksgiving workout at Westside Aquatic Center. We always have a great turnout for this annual team tradition. We swim 100 x 100's or 75's or 50's. Everyone goes on the same interval. You choose the distance. We have prizes and music! Cost is $7.00 for non-members. Please RSVP to Leslie if attending.

Clifford Gaddy

Clifford who is 83 years young goes to 3 stroke clinics to perfect his backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle! It's never too late to improve your technique! Clifford, you are so inspirational!

Splashing Accomplishments

Swim Around Charleston:
Cheryl Reinke had an incredible solo swim! She swam 12 miles at a sensational pace. She came in 3rd place overall. She was racing very close to her admirer, a world class open water swimmer, Penny Palfrey from Austrailia. We also had one fabulous relay team: Bobby Nachman, Scott Jones, Andy Satterfield, and John Sanders with a 5th place finish!

Lake Murray Open Water:
Tracy King has a marvelous time swimming with old college swim friends and her 2 children.

Ironman Augusta 70.3:
Kyle Danner places 3rd in his age group and is 23rd overall out of 3,300 athletes! He is an amazing all around athlete and he keeps improving his swim time!!
Melissa Odorisio completed her first half ironman with strength, endurance, bravado and a 20th place finish in her age group!

Common Market Triathlon:
Lydia Brown wins 1st place in the Athena division!

Elizabeth Hotaling traveled to the ITU Long Distance World Championships in Weihai, China to represent USA. She made us proud with a 10th place age group finish in a time of 8:41.09

Coaching Accomplishments:

Congratulations to our own coach and Greenville Splash Founder, Leslie Scott, as she has been highly recognized and awarded as one of ten coaches in the country to earn Level 4 coaching status for USMS and the American Swim Coaches Association. Great work Leslie, we are all proud to be part of the best Master's program in the country!

Swim Outlet / Team Fundraiser

Order all your swim gear by going to our team page:

This will help our team raise money!