Greenville Splash Masters

January News Splash

Swim, Fitness, and Friendships in 2017

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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!

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Upstate Splash Charity

2016 Greenville Splash Swimmer of the Year: Casey Oliver

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Casey was an easy choice for this year's swimmer of the year. She exemplified the spirit of Masters swimming by her example of dedication, commitment and athleticism. She cared deeply about Greenville Splash and as true leader she went above and beyond to volunteer and help our team continue to grow.

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.

Greenville Splash 2017 Membership Dues

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Upcoming Events

Jan 21-22

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!)

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Many of our team swimmers are staying in the Hampton Inn Charlotte Uptown

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Feb 4

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.

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Feb 10-12

South Carolina SCY State Championships, N. Myrtle Beach, SC

Online entry deadline is Feb. 5th. Distance events fill up fast, register early.

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March 25-26

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.

May 4-7

YMCA Masters Nationals Sarasota, Fl. Let Leslie know if you are thinking about going.

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June 3

Low Country Splash Charleston, SC

2.4 and 5 Mile Open Water Swim

Splashing Accomplishments

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

Individual Top Ten Long Course:

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!

Carolyn Moore is ranked number one in the 100 Meter Breaststroke in the 55-59 age group with a time of 1:30.55. She had the fastest time recorded at any meet throughout the U.S. in 2016. She now has earned the status of All American in United States Masters Swimming. Just another reason we nick name her, "Mighty Mouse!"

Greenville Splash Has Two Number Ones!

Karen Sturgis is ranked number one in the 400 Yard IM in the 35-39 age group with a time of 4:47.97. She swam this event at USMS Nationals. It was so fun to watch her swim as her teammates and mom and dad cheered her on. Karen swam faster at this age than she did when she was 25! Congrats for making All American!

Schedule Changes


Closed Feb 17 - 20 for state age group meet.

Coached morning workouts resume Tues. Jan 3rd.

Tu and Th 6-7 am

Swim Equipment

Our coaches want you to have swim equipment, especially fins! Go to our team store to see what we recommend and help support our team. We are also planning to use tempo trainers in workouts starting soon.
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Register Now for 2017 with United States Masters Swimming

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Advisory Board

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:

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Holiday Cheer with Greenville Splash

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