Greenville Splash Masters

February News Splash 2022

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Congratulations to our Winter Fitness Challenge Paticipants

We are super proud of all of our swimmers that participated in the USMS Winter Fitness Challenge which was a 30 minute straight swim. Julie Desmangles started out as an adult learn to swim swimmer and she swam the 30 minute challenge! She is so inspirational, come out and watch her and her husband swim on Saturday mornings at GCAC!

Proceeds from this challenge go to help Adult Learn to Swim Programs around the country through the USA Swimming Foundation. Click here to learn more.

Special Note from Coach Leslie

I knew Greenville Splash was on track to bringing more events to fruition after a long two years; but now I am so happy to announce that we are about to bring back our long course meet! It's really exciting. So save the date for June 17 and June 18 for the Greenville Splash Invitational. Friday evening will offer the 1,500 and Saturday will be full of fun relays and regular events.

We look forward to helping you meet your workout and fitness goals in 2022. Let us know if you want a coach to help work with your specific plans.

We are proud to offer our Adult Learn to Swim program this spring. Let Leslie know if you want to volunteer for this rewarding program. If you have any friends that want to learn to swim tell them to sign up! We are excited to start a new learn to swim program for Veterans. This program is being taught by Bill Ewell, Jean Ference and Eric Woods.

Remember to pay 2022 Greenville Splash team dues and USMS dues. They can be paid easily online, by venmo, or by check. USMS dues can be paid online. See the buttons below for links. Thank you for those that have paid and for your continued support. We have some very cool swag to give our members in 2022 that will be coming out soon.

Please continue to thank our team sponsors by buying their products! Come visit Alpine Ski to pick up a Dolfin swim suit and / or swim equipment. Show your bag tag and tell them you are with Greenville Splash to receive a 20% discount off swimwear and swim equipment. We are also excited to be working with Synergy Wetsuits. Click here to receive a discount code for Synergy.

Send Leslie results and pictures of your events for our next newsletter. Feel free to email Coach Leslie at or give me a call if you need any help with anything: 864-283-1328.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

2022 Registration for Greenville Splash Dues

Click above to register for Greenville Splash for 2022

2022 Registration for United States Masters Swimming

Click above to join or renew USMS dues for 2022

Greenville Splash is Excited to be Hosting Events in 2022!

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Upcoming Events

2022 Go the Distance. Keep a workout log with this fun program from USMS. Click here for more information.

Feb. 1 - March 10 Greenville Splash Adult Learn to Swim for Veterans at GCAC. This is a 6 week program for veterans from 7:00-8:00 am on Tu & Th mornings. Please let any Veterans know about this opportunity. The program will teach basic water safety, swim lessons, advanced swim technique or custom coaching. We are proud of Bill Ewell and Jean Ference for getting this program going and for teaching our veterans.

Feb. 4-6 South Carolina SCY Championship in Myrtle Beach. Good luck to these swimmers that are going: Jenni Davis, Susan DeMere, Kacky Elliott, Daniel Lowry, Mark Kothe, Carolyn Moore, Dylan Ogle, & Leslie Scott. Click here for more info & to enter:

Feb. 5 Indoor Triathlon at the Kroc 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Click here for more info:

Feb. 20 Greenville Splash Volunteers for the State Age Group Meet. This is a great way to give back to our younger swimmers and support the sport we love. Sign up by emailing Leslie at by Feb. 13th. We need 20 people, it's really a lot of fun so sign up soon!

February 26-27: Sunbelt Charlotte (Entries due by Feb. 20) Who wants to go? Let Leslie know if you are interested in attending. Click here for more info and to enter:

March 26-27 SCY Meet in Atlanta, GA at Dynamo Pool (Entries due by March 22)

Click here to enter:

April 4 - April 26 Greenville Splash Adult Learn to Swim at GCAC. We are looking for volunteers to help teach either Monday or Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:00 pm for 4 weeks. Let Leslie know if you are interested asap. So far we have these fabulous volunteers ready to teach: Leah Aragon, Amy Browning, Allan Byer, Kacky Elliott, Chris Gibbs, Janice Hebel, Mark Hohmann, Jean Ference, Kristin Knowles, Mark Kothe, Rebecca Maccaroni, Becki McKee, Melinda Menzer, Carolyn Moore, Shelley Rubert, Leslie Scott, Roz Selbach, Brenda Stephens

April 26- May 1 USMS SCY Nationals in San Antonio, Texas Who wants to join Dylan Ogle?

May 21 Greenville Tri-Fecta Triathlon Festival: family friendly event for youth, adapted youth and adult. For more information click here:

June 17-18 Greenville Splash Invitational (Save the Date) at Greenville County Aquatic Complex. Mark your calendars and plan to join us as a swimmer, official or volunteer! More information coming soon.

Sept. 17 Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim at Lake Jocassee. This event is hosted by Greenville Splash. Registration is now open! Click here to register:

Adult Learn to Swim for Veterans

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Workout Schedule

Greenville County Aquatic Complex:

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

Pool closed Feb. 17-20 for age group state championships.

Pool closed March 5th and 26th for swim meets.

Kroc Center:

Coached workouts: MWF 6:00-7:00 am

Due to lane space and safety concerns we require swimmers to circle swim at all workouts at both pools.

Coach Bill strategizes his relay teams!

Splashing Accomplishments

Congratulations to Jean Ference as she got certified as an Adult Swim Instructor by USMS!

Many accolades to Kristen Johnston, Barbara Barber, Noah Cignarele & Willie Stuck for completing the USMS One Hour National Championship! Kristen went 4,675 yards, Barbara went 3,000 yards and Noah went 5,075 yards.

Love is in the Air!

Greenville Splash Trivia for Valentines Day

We have an all time high of ten couples that swim with Greenville Splash! How awesome that these couples share their love of swimming and working out together. Here they are: Miriam & Alex Bierre, Rebecca & Matt Maccaroni, Julie & Stanley Desmangles, Fran & Jose Villa, Marni & Karel Sumbal, Kristen & Pat Johnston, Becki & Bob McKee, Addison & Nathan Niles, Elizabeth & Andrew and Jenni & Dylan

Hmmm...maybe there are others out there we are not aware of yet?!

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Fun in and out of the Pool!

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Greenville Splash Girls Night Out

Football Friday!

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Need a workout? We've got you covered!

We are proud to announce that we will be posting our Greenville Splash workouts on our website in real time! Coach Bill Ewell will be sending us four or five workouts each week. They will be the workouts we do at Greenville County Aquatic Complex. So if you are swimming on your own, you can print and take them to the pool. You can find them on our website in the workout blog section. Click here for workouts:
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Ben Whittaker swam at 10 beaches in Thailand!

Technique & Goal Setting Articles from USMS

Dolfin and Alpine Ski Center are our Team Sponsors

We love our partnership with Dolfin Swimwear! All Greenville Splash members will receive a 20% discount on Dolfin swimwear and swim equipment at Alpine Ski Center. Alpine is ready to help you with your swimwear and equipment needs! So stop by 30 Orchard Park Dr Suite 17, Greenville, SC 29615 to support our team sponsors and local business.

Swimmers must show their 2021 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:

Come join us for the best part of your day!

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 host three big events every year: The Greenville Splash Invitational LCM Swim Meet, The Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim, and Adult Learn to Swim. We have taught over 250 adults how to swim! The Upstate Splash has raised money to provide swim lessons for over 3,000 children! We are proud to be a team that gives back to our community!

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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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Greenville Splash

Upstate Splash Charity