Greenville Splash Masters

February News Splash 2020

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February is the Month of Love

Hopefully February finds you with many people and things to love, but for swimmers the love for the water and the sport of swimming is powerful. Please take a moment to watch the video featuring Walter Strohmeyer. Here are just a few of his words:

"I guess it's a form of meditation, it makes me feel much better about myself."

"If I'm feeling a little bit low or a little bit depressed I go for a swim and my spirits really rise up."

Your coaches and teammates at Greenville Splash want you to feel like Walter. Come join us for a workout this month. Swimming is truly something you can do forever. Let's all swim like Walter, after we hit 90 years, let's go for another 10!

The Swimmer

Breaking News: Dolfin and Alpine Ski Center are our new team sponsors

We are excited to announce a partnership with Dolfin Swimwear! All Greenville Splash members will receive a 20% discount on Dolfin swimwear and swim equipment at Alpine Ski Center. Swimmers must show their 2020 Greenville Splash bag tag to receive the discount. We have picked out a new team swim suit, backpack and warm-up jacket. Click here for more information on our website:

Time to Renew Your Greenville Splash Dues and 2020 USMS Membership

USMS 2020 Membership

Click button to register.

Team Swag

We have really cool new team swag this year! It will be available very soon. Below is a picture of our t-shirt design for 2020. Swimmers that paid 2020 dues at the end of last year qualify to receive our new swag too.

(For all of you that ordered our team towel, please contact Leslie to arrange pick up)

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Celebrating Casey and Cory

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Upcoming Events

Feb. 8-9

Sunbelt SCY Championships Charlotte, NC (This is our big team event...We need you!) Don't miss out on team bonding, swimming, camaraderie, relays and lots of fun. We have won the out of state team champs 8 years in a row. Let's do it again in 2020! Online entries due by Feb. 5. Some of us are staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte Uptown: girls let us know if you want to room with us here. So far we have these swimmers going: Allan Byer, Tim Coyle-Smith, Steve Croucher, John Decker, Kacky Elliott, Stephanie Heatley, Janice Hebel, Daniel Hynum, Kristin Knowles, Mark Kothe, Sarah Loew, Carolyn Moore, Kristi Panayatoff, Jacob Pocta, David Preuninger, Cheryl Quinn, Nicole Ramsbey, Sebastian Schneidet, Leslie Scott, Brenda Stephens, Hayes Walsh, Jeremy Wilson

Click here to enter and for entry form:

Feb 20

Girls Night Out: Paint Party at Wine and Design. 6:30-8:30 pm at Wine and Design.

You must register and pay by Feb. 18. Click her for the link to register: Party Code is: Guest (case sensitive). Cost of the class is $35.00.

Feb 22

USMS Coaches Certification Level 1-2 in Charlotte. Let Leslie know if you want to attend, there may be some funds to help with the class tuition. Registration:

Feb 23

USMS Adult Learn to Swim Certification Course in Charlotte. Let Leslie know if you want to attend, there may be some funds to help with the class tuition. Registration:

Feb 23

Greenville Splash Volunteer Night at the State Age Group Championships at GCAC. We need volunteer timers from 5:15-8:30 pm. It's a fun way to give back to our sport and watch the fastest swimmers in the state. Sign up with Leslie or Carolyn asap. We need 20 volunteers!

Feb 25-26

USMS Smarty Pants Vitamins Winter Fitness Challenge. We will be doing this challenge at all our workout facilities. To enter and support the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation click here:

March - April

Greenville Splash Adult Learn to Swim: Tell all of your friends and co-workers to sign up for free adult swim lessons! Lessons will be held at GCAC March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8. Session 1: 6:45-7:30 pm and Session 2: 7:30-8:15 pm. Register by calling the GCAC: 864-679-7946.

March 21-22

Dixie Zone SCY Championships, Durham, NC (Team Event)

Click here for meet info:

April 23-26

USMS Spring Nationals, San Antonio, TX. Click here for info: Kristi Panayotoff is going. She says there are amazing deals on airfare with hotwire and Allegiant right now.

May 16

Lowcountry Splash Open Water Swim 2.4 and 6 mile. Click here for more info:

June 20-21

South Carolina LCM State Championships at GCAC. Greenville Splash hosts this event! Save the date to join the fun!

June 21-28

USA Olympic Trials for Swimming: Who wants to host a get together? Or name a place.

July 25 - Aug 2

Olympics Swimming Events in Toykyo: Let's get together to watch.

Aug. 12-16, 2020

USMS Long Course Nationals Richmond, VA: Team Trip, Save the Date!

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Greenville Splash Girls Night Out!

It's another Greenville Splash Girls Night Out!
Thursday Feb. 20th 6:30-8:30 pm at Wine and Design. We are painting a Lake Jocassee scene.
Arrive 15 minutes early. Painting starts right at 6:30 pm. You may bring snacks/drinks. You must register and pay by Feb. 18. Here is the link to register: Party Code is: Guest (case sensitive).
Cost of the class is $35.00. Please spread the word at workouts. It's a fun way to visit and meet each other from the different pools!
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2020 Fitness Challenge

Greenville Splash will be participating in the 2020 USMS Fitness Challenge at all of our pools and workout groups on Feb. 25-26. The proceeds from this event benefit the Swimming Saves Lives Foundation. We appreciate your support to sign up for this event online. You can do it before or after your swim. Click here for the link:

Schedule Updates

Greenville County Aquatic Complex: Short Course Season

MW 6:30-8:00 pm, TuTh 5:30-7:00 am, TuThF 9:00-10:30 am. Sat. 7:00-8:30 am

Sat. workout changes frequently due to swim meets, check website calendar or messenger.

Pool closed Feb. 21-22, March 7, and May 1-2 for age group swim meets.

Kroc Center: MWF 6-7 am

Prisma YMCA (Simpsonville): MW 6:30-7:30 pm, MTuTh 5:30-6:30 am

Welcome to Our New Members

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Spread the Word: Free Lessons in March and April

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2020 Volunteer Instructors

We are thrilled to have these swimmers and coaches volunteer to be instructors for our 2020 Adult Learn to Swim Program: Leah Aragon, Allan Byer, John Decker, Kacky Elliott, Chris Gibbs, David Hall, Kristin Knowles, Becki McKee, Carolyn Moore, Andrew Rowe, Leslie Scott, and Brenda Stephens (sub). Please let any friends or co-workers know about the chance to take free lessons from the best instructors! Sign up by calling the Greenville County Aquatic Complex: 864-679-7946. Sign up soon as spots fill up fast.

Splashing Accomplishments


Top 10 in the United States

Congratulations to these swimmers on extraordinary performances during the long course season in 2019. These swimmers are the fastest in the country for their age groups!


35-39 Nicole Smith 5th 50 Breast, 4th 100 Breast, 7th 200 Breast

55-59 Carolyn Moore 7th 50 Breast, 5th 100 Breast, 8th 200 Breast, 8th 200 Fly, 8th 200 IM, 7th 400 IM

70-74 Kristi Panayotoff 7th 100 Fly, 3rd 200 Fly, 4th 400 IM

80-84 Kacky Elliott 10th 50 Free, 7th 100 Free, 8th 50 Back, 6th 100 Back, 7th 200 Back, 9th 50 Breast

18-24 Lucas Cuadros 4th 50 Free, 8th 100 Fly

45-49 James Secoy 6th 800 Free, 5th 1,500 Free

45-49 John Decker 5th 200 Fly, 7th 400 IM

50-54 Mark Kothe 6th 200 Back

50-54 Ken Cooper 8th 50 Breast, 4th 100 Breast

55-59 Bob McAdam 5th 100 Breast, 3rd 200 Breast

Men Relays:

100-119 200 Medley 3rd: Jeff Deitrich, Lucas Cuadros, Rob Kane, William Seifreid

120-159 400 Free 4th: Jeff Deitrich, Sebastian Scheneidet, Don Bleasdale, Rob Kane

160-199 200 Free 10th: Rob Seigler, Ken Cooper, John Decker, James Secoy

160-199 400 Free 3rd: Rob Seigler, Bob McAdam, John Decker, James Secoy

200-239 400 Medley 1st: Mark Kothe, Bob McAdam, James Secoy, Jack Read

200-239 800 Free 2nd: Mark Kothe, John Decker, Bob McAdam, James Secoy

Women Relays:

120-159 200 Free 6th: Michelle Carpenter, Nicole Smith, Rachel Wrenn, Molly Marett

120-159 200 Medley 6th: Molly Marett, Rachel Wrenn, Nicole Smith, Julia Scuman

200-239 400 Free 3rd: Carolyn Moore, Janice Hebel, Cheryl Quinn, Michelle Carpenter

240-279 400 Medley 5th: Kristi Panayotoff, Janice Hebel, Carolyn Moore, Cheryl Quinn

280-319 200 Free 9th: Kacky Elliott, Barbara Barber, Fran Durovich, Kristi Panayotoff

280-319 200 Medley 7th: Fran Durovich, Barbara Barber, Kristi Panayotoff, Kacky Elliott

Mixed Relays:

72-99 200 Free 6th: Molly Marett, Rachel Wrenn, William Seifried, Lucas Cuadros

120-159 400 Medley 3rd: Michelle Carpenter, Nicole Smith, Rob Seigler, Sebastian Schneidet

200-239 400 Free 10th: Barbara Barber, Jack Read, Carolyn Moore, Mark Kothe

200-239 400 Medley 4th: Carolyn Moore, Bob McAdam, James Secoy, Kim Merriwether

Congratulations to Leslie Scott for being nominated to be on two National committees for United States Masters Swimming for 2020: Membership and Diversity and Inclusion

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Jack, James, Bob and Mark: Fastest relay in the US for ages 200-239

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Swim on your own? Print out a Greenville Splash workout

Swim Technique Articles by USMS

Make a Difference

Thank you so much to all of our swimmers that volunteer for Greenville Splash! Your efforts help to make our community safer in the water and provide fitness and competition activities for swimmers. We will host the South Carolina LCM Championships where swimmers come to compete from all over the southeast in June. It's a great feeling of giving back to our fellow swimmers around the country. Our Adult Learn to Swim Program will be in March and April 2020. We have taught over 215 adults how to swim! The Upstate Splash has raised money to provide swim lessons for over 2,000 children!

Get Ready for the Olympics!

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Visit Sara Bopp O.D.

273 Harrison Bridge Rd

Simpsonville, SC 29680


Advisory Board

Meet the Greenville Splash Advisory Board:

Sara Bopp, Amy Browning, John Decker, Mark Kothe, Kristin Knowles, Carolyn Moore, Casey Oliver, and Leslie Scott

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

Follow us on facebook, twitter, instagram and our website for more information about our USMS club. We also have FB messenger for each of the pools, let us know if you want to be added. We always welcome all swimmers to any of our workouts, events and socials. Join the fun!

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