Greenville Splash Masters

June News Splash 2020

Welcome Back to the Pool!

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Allan's smile says it all!

Look at all these smiles!

We Missed Swimming!

It's Time For Open Water Adventures!

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Our First Group Open Water Swim is Sun. May 31

Greenville Splash will be doing our first group open water swim at Lake Jocasssee this Sunday May 31. Arrive at 8:30 and be ready to be in the water by 9:00. Make sure to practice social distancing. Lol...I won't even try to get a group picture, this will probably make many swimmers happy!

We meet at Devil's Fork State Park Pavillion in front of Eclectic Sun Kayak Rentals.

Please RSVP if you plan to come:

We will do a picnic afterwards. Bring sandwiches and an item to share if you wish.

We do require safe swimmer floats, if you don't have one, we have extras you can borrow. You must be registered with USMS (United States Masters Swimming). If you are not, you can fill out a 30 day free trial membership.

If the water is too cold for swimming, you can always rent a kayak. We love to have kayak support!

It's A Greenville Splash Wedding!

Congratulations to Hayley and Jeremy Wilson!

At Greenville Splash not only do we specialize in swim coaching, but we can marry you too! Hayley and Jeremy were suppose to get married on May 9th...but had to cancel their big wedding in Charleston and reschedule for later. Hayley really wanted to keep her wedding date. So Coach Carolyn offered her husband Rick to be the official judge and use their back yard to perform the ceremony. Coach Leslie was in charge of music and the rings. Steve and Joanna were in charge of the computer and getting all of the relatives on zoom. Steve Scott did the video. It was really beautiful to see these two swimmers interact with their family on zoom and we were so excited to be a part of this journey in their lives. Congratulations Jeremy and Hayley from all of Greenville Splash! We love you both!
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Special Note from Coach Leslie

Out of all the activities to start to come back, I am so glad pools are opening and swimmers can enjoy the water once again. I missed swimming and all of my swim friends more than I could have ever imagined. Greenville Splash wants to be there for you as you transition back to the pool. Please let us know what you need and stay in touch. Since the pools are mostly open for lap swim only we are trying to figure out ways to provide written workouts to you.

Let Coach Leslie know if you want us to send you a written workout. Keep sending us pictures of you getting back in the pool. Feel free to email Coach Leslie at or give me a call: 864-283-1328.

Greenville Splash Enjoying the Open Water This Spring

Who wants to join us at Lake Jocassee?

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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. Alpine is closed right now due to Covid 19; however; they will still take care of any swim needs we have. Help us to support our team sponsors and support local business. Let Coach Leslie know if you need any swim equipment, gear or swimsuits. We will be placing orders as needed.

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:

Team Swag

We have really cool new team swag this year! Coach Leslie tried passing out all the new team gear before the break. If you did not get yours, let Leslie know and we can mail it out.

Upcoming Events

May 31

Group Open Water Swim at Lake Jocassee. Info listed above. Please RSVP.

June 20-21

South Carolina LCM State Championships at GCAC. Unfortunately the Greenville Splash planning committee had to cancel this year due to the Covid 19 pandemic.

June 21 and July 23

Group Open Water Swim at Lake Jocassee

Aug. 12-16

USMS Long Course Nationals Richmond, VA (USMS had to cancel this event, but it will be held in 2022, The 2021 LCM Nationals is already scheduled in Ohio).

Aug. 23

Group Open Water Swim and Team Picnic at Lake Jocassee

Sept 19

Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim, Lake Jocassee. Greenville Splash hosts this charity event to raise funds to prevent childhood drowning. Registration is open. Click here for more information:

Sept 26

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

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Schedule Updates

Here is information for the following pools:

Greenville County Aquatic Complex:

The pool is open! No equipment available, bring your own from home. Showers are available.

Coached workouts: TuTh 5:30-7:00 am, TuTh 6:00-7:30 pm, Tu 11:00-12:30 am, ThF 9:30-11:00 am

Kroc Center:

The pool is open! Showers are not available.

Coached workouts: MWF 6:00-7:00 am (Masters swimmers only during this time).

Swimmers need to make a reservation on the Kroc website to reserve a spot to swim during other hours for lap swim.

Splashing Accomplishments


Kudos to Nicole Ramsbey for becoming a marathon swimmer! Nicole trained all winter and spring long to train for a big event to Swim Around Lido Key. She found out that the event was canceled due to Covid-19. But that didn't stop her. She kept training and building her endurance while swimming in cold water in local lakes since pools were closed. She then went and swam the 7 miles in Siesta Key over Memorial Day weekend with her kayaker. Way to go Nicole! You are amazing for being so dedicated and committed to fulfilling your dream of being a marathon swimmer and achieving such a difficult feat. Your persistence paid off!

Winner Winner Soup Can Dinner! We want to extend a big shout out to our Soup Can Champions!

1st Place: Becki and Bob McKee

2nd Place: Don and Gloria Bleasdale

3rd Place: Kacky Elliott

You all win a year supply of soup! Just kidding....Coach Leslie has a special prize to give you as soon as we see you again.

Congratulations to Hayley and Jeremy Davis on their recent zoom wedding in Carolyn's backyard! We are so happy you could keep your original wedding date and get to do it again in August with your whole family. Best wishes for a happy life together.

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Marathon Swimmer: Nicole Ramsbey

Soup Can Swim Challenge

Swimming Articles from USMS

Print out a workout to take to the pool

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 South Carolina LCM State Championships, The Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim, and Adult Learn to Swim. We have taught over 215 adults how to swim! The Upstate Splash has raised money to provide swim lessons for over 2,000 children! We are proud to be a team that gives back to our community!

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Visit Sara Bopp O.D.

273 Harrison Bridge Rd

Simpsonville, SC 29680


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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!

Facebook Links:

Greenville Splash

Upstate Splash Charity