Greenville Splash Masters
January News Splash
Swim, Fitness, and Friendships in 2017
Goal Setting Fun
Greenville Splash swimmers are the best at sticking to their fitness goals. Our team is growing and we are seeing more swimmers enjoy Masters swimming workouts. This year keep your goals fun: try a new stroke, come to a swim meet as a volunteer or swimmer, or swim in an open water practice. Make sure to acknowledge your successes, such as swimming a faster interval, learning a new skill or sometimes just making it to workout. Let your coaches know if you need help with setting a goal for this year. Your coaches care about you, so let them know what you need. And don't forget about your lane mates they can help you stick to those swim workouts! It is so much more fun to swim with your friends so make a splash in 2017.
Check out the calendar section of the website or facebook for more information about our USMS club. We always welcome all swimmers to any of our workouts, events and socials. Join the fun!
2016 Greenville Splash Swimmer of the Year: Casey Oliver
At the beginning of the year she wanted to help Greenville Splash start a new program at the Kroc Center so she flew to Florida to get earn her Level 1 and 2 USMS Coaches Certification. She volunteered to coach one day per week at the Kroc and coach at Westside when needed for the entire year. She then went to Charleston to get her adult learn to swim certification. She volunteered to teach adults in our adult learn to swim program. She was recovering from foot surgery for the first part of the year, unable to swim, she stepped up to help coach at the Charlotte Meet and YMCA Nationals. She also volunteered for our summer meet and for Upstate Splash.
As a swimmer she had to battle a long recovery from foot surgery with many setbacks. She never got discouraged and she persevered through getting back to prime swimming form. She competed in difficult conditions in the 5 mile Low Country Splash. She trained many long distance swims during the summer months at Lake Jocassee in preparation for a 10 mile swim. She woke up extra early during the weekends all summer long to get in her endurance swims. She competed in the Growler meet in August and swam many personal bests and also won the coveted high point award. She swam in the Upstate Splash in blazing fashion. Then she culminated the year in a crescendo of all swims: Swim the Suck in the Tennessee River Gorge. It was also another open water swim with difficult cross winds, slack current and large waves. She felt strong the entire way and finished with the heart of a true endurance open water swimmer. Now she is hooked on endurance swims and ready for new challenges in her future.
Thank you for your always giving back to our swimmers, teammates and our team with your beautiful smile and warm words of encouragement.
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Sunbelt SCY Championships, Charlotte, NC
This is our BIG Team Event. We are the meet champs 5 years running! Come and help us keep our winning streak alive! So far the following swimmers are going:
Leah Aragon, Sara Bopp, Amy Browning, Allan Byer, Robert Kane, Susan DeMere, John Devlin, Kacky Elliott, Daniel Flavin, Ginnie Freeman, Chris Gibbs, AnnLee Giltner, Rick Haverland, Stephanie Heatley, Christina Jeffrey, Tracy King, Mark Kothe, Bob McAdam, Troy McAlister, Russell Miskin, Carolyn Moore, Heather Nelson, Casey Oliver, Kristi Panayotoff, Melissa Patterson, Gretchen Pingley, Mary Catherine Price, Cheryl Quinn, Judi Rich, Bill Robetson, Julianne Schurr, Leslie Scott, Allyson Seitzer, Tyler Sites, Kelly Sobey, Brenda Stephens,Jeff Stone, and Kim Williams. (Many of these are first timers!)
Many of our team swimmers are staying in the Hampton Inn Charlotte Uptown
Speedo USMS 1-Hour ePostal National Championship at Westside Aquatic Complex
7:00-9:30 am. Test your skills against yourself or compare to others in your age group all around the country. See how far you can swim in one hour. Plan to swim one hour and count for an hour. We only have 32 spots so RSVP to Leslie to participate.
South Carolina SCY State Championships, N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Online entry deadline is Feb. 5th. Distance events fill up fast, register early.
SCY Dynamo Invitational, Atlanta, GA
Adult Learn to Swim Month. We are looking for swimmers that want to volunteer to teach adults for 6 lessons. Let Leslie know if you are interested.
YMCA Masters Nationals Sarasota, Fl. Let Leslie know if you are thinking about going.
Low Country Splash Charleston, SC
2.4 and 5 Mile Open Water Swim
South Carolina SCM Championships, Columbia
Kudos for some outstanding swims from Bob McAdam, Kristi Panatoyoff, and Carolyn Moore
Go the Distance
Sara Bopp swam 365 miles this year and Monte St. Amant swam 345. You both are so inspiring and awesome! That's a lot of swimming!
USMS has a fun way to track your yardage and you can compare to others around the country. Try it out next year: Click here for more info:
Greenville Splash Rocks the Top Ten in the United States 2016
35-39 Karen Sturgis 3rd 200 IM, 6th 400 IM, 7th 800 Free, 8th 100 Fly
55-59 Carolyn Moore 1st 100 Breast, 3rd 50 Breast, 7th 100 Free, 10th 50 Fly, 6th 100 Fly
65-69 Kristi Panayotoff 5th 200 Fly
18-24 Mikey Milici 10th 50 Back, 10th 200 IM
25-29 Tyler Sites 10th 200 Breast, 10th 400 IM
35-39 Marc Blohm 7th 100 Free
50-54 Bob McAdam 5th 100 Breast, 6th 200 Breast
80-84 Bill Robertson 7th 50 and 100 Free, 6th 200 Free, 8th 400 Free and 50 Fly, 10th 50 and 100 Back
Individual Top Ten Short Course
35-39 Karen Sturgis 1st 400 IM, 2nd 200 IM, 4th 100 IM, 4th 50 Fly, 5th 100 Fly, 10th 100 and 500 Free
50-54 Carolyn Moore 5th 200 Breast
65-69 Kristi Panayotoff 8th 200 Fly
30-34 Jay Crout 8th 50 Back
45-49 Mark Kothe 6th 200 Back
80-84 Roger Clifton 7th 100 Free
Relay Top Ten Long Course:
72-99 Men 2nd 400 Medley and 3rd 200 Medley: Mikey Milici, Tyler Sites, Neal Robinson, and Daniel Flavin
120-159 Men 6th 400 Free Daniel Flavin, Tyler Sites, Neal Robinson, Mark Kothe
160-199 Men 6th 400 Medley Russell Miskin, Bob McAdam, Troy McAlister, Jerry Anguiano
160-199 Women 2nd 400 Free Karen Sturgis, Sara Bopp, Carolyn Moore, Tracy King
5th 400 Medley Stephanie Hance, Carolyn Moore, Karen Sturgis, Shelley Rubert
200-239 Women 9th 400 Medley Janice Hebel, Amy Browning, Leslie Scott, Carolyn Moore
240-279 Women 9th 400 Medley Fran Durovchic, Gretchen Pingley, Kristi Panayotoff, Pam Wingerter
120-159 Mixed 9th 200 Free Karen Sturgis, Tyler Sites, Carolyn Moore, Mikey Milici
Relay Top Ten Short Course
25+ Men 8th 400 Free Kris Dunning, Kevin Pollman, Mark Kothe, Neal Robinson
18+ Women 10th 400 Free Rachel Smith, Sam Smigel, Jenni Russell, Stephanie Nagele
Number One in the United States!
Greenville Splash Has Two Number Ones!
Meet the Greenville Splash Advisory Board:
Sara Bopp, Amy Browning, Janice Hebel, Mark Kothe, Carolyn Moore, Casey Oliver, Judi Rich, Leslie Scott and Tyler Sites
Our next board meeting is Jan. 8th. Please, reach out to these board members with any suggestions for the future success of your Greenville Splash Masters team. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org