Greenville Splash Masters

August News Splash

Greenville Splash Wins South Carolina Long Course Championships

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Greenville Splash Is on Fire this Summer

Greenville Splash is in full force this summer. We had such a great time at our home meet this past June. Thank you so much to all the swimmers, volunteers, and supporters of our event. We are extra proud of our first time swimmers: Fran Durovchic, Lee Mathis, Dan Oconnell, Jose Villa and Kim Williams

We had a record 40 swimmers particate in the South Carolina LCM State Championships: Jerry Anguiano, Leah Aragon, Marc Blohm, Sara Bopp, Amy Browning, Allan Byer, Dan Darigan, John Devlin, Fran Durovchic, Kacky Elliott, Daniel Flavin, Chris Gibbs, Stephanie Hance, Rick Haverland, Janice Hebel, Tracy King, Mark Kothe, Lee Mathis, Bob McAdam, Troy McAlister, Mikey Milici, Russell Miskin, Carolyn Moore, Dan Oconnell, Kristi Panayotoff, Gretchen Pingley, David Preuninger, Cheryl Quinn, Jack Read, Bill Robertson, Neal Robinson, Shelley Rubert, Jenni Russell, Leslie Scott, Tyler Sites, Karen Sturgis, Jose Villa, Warren White, Kim Williams, Pam Wingerter

Greenville Splash Earns 24 State Records


Mark Kothe: 50 fly

Chris Gibbs: 100 Back

Karen Sturgis: 200IM, 800 free

Bob McAdam: 200 Breast

Bill Robertson: 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 50 breast

Carolyn Moore: 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 free, 50 fly, 100 fly, 50 breast


200 Free Mixed 120-159

Karen Sturgis, Tyler Sites, Carolyn Moore, Mikey Millici

400 Men Medley 72-99

Neal Robinson, Tyler Sites, Mikey Millici, Daniel Flavin

160-199 400 Free Relay

Karen Sturgis, Sara Bopp, Carolyn Moore, Tracy King

200 Men Free Relay 120-159

Neal Robinson, Jerry Anguiano, Mark Kothe, Tyler Sites

400 Men Free Relay 120-159

Daniel Flavin, Tyler Sites, Neal Robinson, Mark Kothe

72-99 Men 200 Medley Relay

Mikey Millici, Tyler Sites, Neal Robinson, Daniel Flavin

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Summer Swimming

Greenville Splash swimmers are everywhere this summer. Everyone is busy swimming in triathlons, workouts, open water swims or taking advantage of a swim while on vacation. Our group practice swims at Lake Jocassee have been gaining speed as more people find the joy of open water swimming. Our last group swim had a record 27 swimmers. Thanks so much to our kayakers that volunteer to keep us safe.

Swimming in the summer is a natural part of our lifestyle. Help us make that come true for children in our community by participating in the Upstate Splash. Greenville Splash will host 2 events in September. The proceeds from our events will provide swim lessons to those in need. Sign up to volunteer or swim.

There are 2 more opportunities for group open water swims and a fun team social to watch the Olympics. Check out the calendar section of the website or facebook for more information. We always welcome all swimmers to any of our workouts, events and socials. Join the fun!

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Greenville Splash

Upstate Splash Charity
Upstate Splash Open Water Swim - September 17th, Lake Jocassee (only 200 swimmers)

Greenville Splash Hosts the Upstate Splash Charity Swim & Clinic

Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim

Saturday, Sep. 17th, 9am

Buckeye Drive

Salem, SC

This is our 2nd annual swim. Come visit with Olympian Chloe Sutton, listen to live music, and swim in a beautiful lake. Swim for a Cause! Our event helps to provide swim lessons for those in need. Event starts at the Devil's Fork State Park Pavillion,
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Olympian Chloe Sutton Swim Clinic

Sunday, Sep. 18th, 10am

2700 West Blue Ridge Drive

Greenville, SC

Chloe Sutton is a two time Olympian in both pool events and open water swimming. She will be providing swim clinics for youth and adults.
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Upcoming Events

August 7 and 21

Open Water Group Swim at Lake Jocassee

Click here for more info

RSVP to Leslie if planning to attend. Safe swimmer floats mandatory.

August 12

Team Social Olympic Viewing Party at the home of Doug and Sally Long 7:00 pm
Sign up to rsvp and bring your favorite dish to share. Once swimmers have signed up, we will send you the address. Sign up here:

August 12 and 13

USMS National Championship 1 mile and 5K Open Water Swim at Lake Lure, NC

Cancelled due to high water temperature

August 15

USMS Try Masters Swimming Day

For more info:

August 26-28

Growler Invitational SCY Swim Meet, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Registration is limited to 150. Only 30 spots left. Join the fun with:: Sara Bopp, Jennifer Cranny, Susan DeMere, Kelly Gillig, Tracy King, Bob McAdam, Casey Oliver, Kristi Panaytoff, Gretchen Pingley, Jack Read, Wesley Sawyer, Leslie Scott, Tyler Sites and Kim Williams.

Register Here

Sept 17-18

Greenville Splash Hosts the Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim

Registration is now open and filling fast

Saturday: Upstate Splash Open Water Charity Swim, Lake Jocassee

Sunday: Swim Clinic with Olympian Chloe Sutton at Westside

Facebook Open Water Swim event page: Register Here!

Sept 25

Swim Around Charleston Open Water Swim

Register by Aug. 28 For more info:

Swimmer of the Month: Fran Durovchic

Fran started swimming with us at Westside in January. She is continuing to improve her speed, endurance and technique. She is a hard worker and never stops or let it bother her if others are swimming faster in her lane, she just keeps swimming. She is always willing to try any sets given to her and even some occasional butterfly although it's not her favorite. Fran rarely misses a workout during the week and is a great lane buddy for her teammates. We love that she never stops smiling during the workout or maybe we're just not working her hard enough!

She signed up and competed in her first Masters swim meet. She had not been in a meet in over 40 years. She was a trooper. She swam every relay possible and swam many individual events. She is such a true team player. She swam the strokes on the relays that no one else wanted to do and filled in for others that had to scratch. Whenever the coach asked her to step in, she did not hesitate to help out. She also went to her first open water swim practice and loved it. We believe Fran is now hooked to swimming just like the rest of us. Fran you are our team's inspiration this month!

Support your team with easy online registration

Membership Opportunity

Thank you so much to our members that have paid their annual membership dues. Your dues help support our team expenses and provide for our continued growth.

Greenville Splash members: Video and stroke analysis is available with Coach Susan DeMere on Saturdays at the Kroc Center 8:00 am. Must sign up in advance.

Contact Susan at

Summer Swim Meet Smiles


Congratulations on the marriage of Amanda and Sean Riley

You Go Girl Triathlon

Stellar performances from : Stephanie Hance, Ashley Weathers, Kate Dabbs, Lydia Brown, Mary Biebel and Virginia Alexander. A big shout out to Samantha Williamson for her first triathlon ever

Stumble and Flail Triathlon

Congratulations to Kelly Sobey, Stephanie Hance and Greg Pfister

A Ride to Remember

Kudos to some remarkable cyclists: Kyle Danner, Andrea Beaver, and Garrett Molzer

Clemson Triathlon

Remarkable achievements from Michael Mauhar, John Olsen, Jose Villa, Thomas Skelton, Ruth Albright, Lydia Brown, and Stephanie Hance

Tri the Swamp Rabbit

Incredible races from Michael Mauhar, Thomas Skeleton, Eric Mitchell, Jose Villa, Brett Baker, Dan O'connell, Klaus Pless, Ruth Allbright, Kelly Sobey, and Stephanie Hance

John Sanders Rocks Key West

Congratulations to John Sanders for taking another notch off his bucketlist: the grueling 12 miile Swim Around Key West! John loved every minute of this famous swim. He felt great the whole way and the conditions were perfect!
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Schedule Changes

Westside Closed August 20 for high school meet

Westside Closed August 22 -27 for maintenance

Kroc Closed August 21-26 for annual pool cleaning

We Love Our Volunteers!

Volunteers Needed

We are looking for the following volunteer positions for the weekend of Sept 17-18: kayakers, check-in, number marking, set-up, hospitality, home baked goodies, social coordination, drivers for Chloe. Email Leslie if available.
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Advisory Committee

Meet the Greenville Splash Advisory Committee:

Executive Director: Leslie Scott

President: Casey Oliver

Secretary: Carolyn Moore

Membership: Karen Sturgis and Susan DeMere

Communications: Amy Browning

Social Director: Sara Bopp

At Large: Mark Kothe, Janice Hebel

Please, reach out to these board members with any suggestions for the future success of your Greenville Splash Masters team. Email:

Learn Swim Tips with Olympian Chloe Sutton Sept. 18

Kicking in Distance Freestyle

Even our dogs love the water!

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