Greenville Splash Masters

September News Splash 2019

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Team Picnic and Group Swim

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Growler Swim Meet

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Jacob, Kristi, Daniel

What an awesome summer for Greenville Splash!

We had swimmers competing and swimming for fun all around the Upstate, the United States and even the world! Carolyn Moore, Bob McAdam and John Decker swam at the USMS Long Course Nationals in Mission Viejo, California and Ken Cooper competed at the World Masters Championships in Gwangju, Korea. We had a blast celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Greenville Splash at our annual team picnic: with over 50 participants swimming, kayaking and picnicking! It's always fun to spend time together at Lake Jocassee. As the summer comes to a close we want you to keep swimming with us. We still have many workouts and fun events to keep you in shape throughout the year! Just keep swimming!
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Upcoming Events

Sept. 21

Upstate Splash Open Water Charity Swim Lake Jocassee, Salem, SC

Hosted by Greenville Splash We love and appreciate volunteers for our event: Click here to volunteer

Oct. 6

Fifth Annual Eastern SCM Invitational, Greensboro, NC

One day short course meters meet at Greensboro Aquatic Center hosted by Enfinity Aquatic Club. For more info click here:

Oct. 6

Swim Around Charleston Open Water Solo or Relay 12 Mile Swim

Click here to enter:

Oct. 19

Bruce Springstein Tribute to benefit the Upstate Splash Charity 4:00-9:00 pm at Quest Brewery. Tickets are $10 order here: Or pay at the door.

Nov. 17

SCM St. Nicholas Invitational Atlanta, GA. For more info click here:

Nov. 23

11th Annual Thanksgiving Workout at GCAC 11:00-2:00 pm

Aug. 12-16, 2020

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

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Schedule Updates

Greenville County Aquatic Complex: Short Course Season

MW 7:00-8:00 pm, TuTh 5:30-7:00 am, TuThF 9:00-10:30 am. Sat. 7:00-9:00 am. (Sat. workout is informal, coached from the water).

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

Sept. 14, 27, 28 Pool closes at 11:30 am.

Oct. 5 Pool closed for swim meet.

Kroc Center: MWF 6-7 am

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

Splashing Accomplishments

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Ken Cooper Brings on the Heat at Worlds

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Ross Germani Rocks the Triathlon World Championships


USMS Summer Long Course Nationals, Mission Viejo, California:

What an awesome week of swimming for Bob McAdam, John Decker and Carolyn Moore in Mission Viejo! Many great swims......15 medals total, 4 state records broken, and 2 first place wins (bob - 100 and 200 breast!)!!!! The facility was amazing and the pool was fast! We connected with many of our swim friends across the U.S. and met new friends as well. John and Carolyn even got a picture with famous Olympian (Anthony Ervin)! Highlight of the week: the smile on Bob’s face when he won the 100 and 200 breast and having his brother there to cheer him on. It has been a lifelong dream for him to win both of these events at this particular pool! Who is in for next summer’s (2020) Long course Championship in Richmond, Virginia???

Fina World Masters Championships, Gwangju, Korea

Ken Cooper: Ken competed with his team, Fastlane from Hong Kong. "I had a great time and swam pretty fast. In all, I swam in 7 events (3 individual and 4 relays) and finished as follows with PB in all my individual events and 2 podium finishes.
100 Breaststroke: 1:13.66 (5th place medal and HK Record)
50 Fly: 28.46 (7th)
200IM: 2:38.6 (14th)
200 Mix Medly Relay: 50 Breaststroke: 32.52 (relay start) (4th place medal)
4x50 Mens Free Relay: 50 Free: 25.74 (relay start)

Such a well organized and fun event and super important to be part of a team. It made all the difference. I made some new friends too in Ryo Ryosuke Imai, Hideaki Hara and Takatsugu Oga, all WR holders!

World Triathlon Championships Grand Final, Switzerland

Congratulations to Ross Germani - Greenville Splash's triathlete who finished 18th overall out of 150. He finished 2nd in his age group against all other US competitors! He mentioned "the swim felt good and I felt strong breaking away from the pack and then just kept it steady and strong to the finish"......Way to go Ross!

Andy's Race Greenville Triathlon

Congratulations to these fine triathletes on amazing performances in the sprint triathlon of 400 meter swim, 15 mile bike and 3 mile run: Krispin Kistler, Elisa Sanders, Vicki Dixon and Jose Villa.

Growler Invitational, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Daniel Lowry, Kristi Panayotoff and Jacob Pocta participated in this fun event hosted by Palmetto Masters. It was Jacob's first Masters meet and he had a blast swimming with his dad, a member of the Palm team. Kristi and Jacob received the honors of high point award.

Dr. Charles van der Horst Memorial Swim Meet, Cary, NC

Congratulations to these Splashers: Nicole Smith, Bob McAdam, Kristi Panayotoff, and John Decker for swimming fast and breaking personal best times. Kristi broke South Carolina records in the 400 Free, 200 Fly and 400 IM!

Fun In and Out of the Pool!

Swim on your own? Print out a Greenville Splash workout

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Swimcation: Where did you swim this summer?

Brenda and Leslie Swim in Guatemala

Kembryle Carr Swims in the Ocean for the 1st Time in Mahahual, Mexico

Adult Learn to Swim Participant

Kembryle Carr participated in our Adult Learn to Swim program this past spring. She was excited to report back to Greenville Splash that she went on a cruise this summer with her family and it was the first time she could swim. She got to go in the pool with her grandchildren and went swimming in the ocean and even went snorkeling.

The difference between "living" and "feeling alive," is using your fear as fuel to fly.

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Swim Technique Articles by USMS

Awesome Article from the New York Times

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 hosted the Dixie Zone LCM Championships where swimmers came to compete all from all over the southeast. We have taught over 215 adults how to swim! It's a great feeling of giving back to our fellow swimmers around the country.
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We welcome our newest members!

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Open Water Smiles!

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Visit Sara Bopp O.D.

877 NE Main St. Suite A Simpsonville, SC 29681


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Advisory Board

Meet the Greenville Splash Advisory Board:

Sara Bopp, Amy Browning, John Decker, Mark Kothe, 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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