Greenville Splash Masters
February News Splash 2023
Relay Fun in Charlotte
New Team Swag is Here!
Coach Carolyn AKA Mighty Mouse
Special Note from Coach Leslie
Greenville Splash is off to a great start for 2023! So many swimmers are enjoying the camaraderie of fun workouts and awesome coaching to stay fit and in shape. If you haven't been to a workout in awhile, we hope you stop by soon, you are missed.
Due to popular demand we are back to posting workouts every week on our website. These are the same workouts that we do at Greenville County Aquatic Complex from Coach Carolyn, Coach Leslie and Beth Cox. Thank you so much to Beth Cox for typing up all the workouts so we can post them for all to see. If you enjoy swimming on your own, make sure to check out our workouts. Click here for workouts:
New team swag is ready! Make sure to ask your coach at GCAC or the Kroc to give it to you. Our team shirts and bag tags were made by Ramtastic Goods a business run by special education students at Hillcrest High School.
This year we have a lot of events that are open for community service. We are planning to host a meet this summer, but I am in need of some help behind the scenes with meet planning and securing volunteers & officials. We are also in need of help with our Adult Learn to Swim Program, specifically with organizing and registering swimmers. Let me know if you are interested.
We are super excited to have four new coaches: Eric Woods, Rebecca Maccaroni, Pam Ogle and Mark Kothe. Rebecca brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about triathlon training, endurance events and of course swimming! Rebecca will be coaching at the Kroc and GCAC. Pam will be coaching at GCAC primarily for the mid-morning group on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8:00-10:30 am. Pam has an extensive background in swim coaching at the YMCA, summer league and teaching swim lessons. Eric has been teaching adult lessons for years at GCAC and coaches our Veteran Program. He is super excited to coach the evening group at GCAC. Mark has coached for Greenville Splash in the past, but is now back coaching at the Kroc. We are so fortunate to have such awesome coaches, come out and enjoy their passion and expertise. They are more than happy to help you meet your fitness goals.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call if you need any help with anything: 864-283-1328.
Help Spread the Word About This Great Program & New Time
Fun in and out of the Water!
USMS Winter Fitness Challenge
Greenville County Aquatic Complex
The 9:00 am Group at GCAC
Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Feb. 19 Greenville Splash Volunteer Night. 5:00 - 8:00 pm. Come out and time for the Finals of the State Age Group Championships at GCAC. We need 20 volunteers, email email@example.com if you can help out. This is a great way to give back to our younger swimmers and support the sport you love!
Feb. 21 Greenville Splash Girls Night Out Pour Paint Party 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Thank you so much to Becki McKee for organizing this fun event! Click here to sign up:
Feb 24-26 South Carolina SCY Championships in Myrtle Beach. Deadline to enter is Feb. 19. Click here for more info:
March 17-21 Greenville Splash Team Training Trip Siesta Key, Florida (aka Swim Vacation)
We plan to swim with an open water group in the mornings and also visit with a local Masters Team for a workout or two. Let us know if you want to join us. Some swimmers are staying in a rental house together and others are staying in local hotels.
March 25 & 26 Southeast Zone Championship, Atlanta, GA Click here for info:
April 15 Walt Weed Invite, Savannah, GA. Click here for more info.
April 27-30 USMS Spring Nationals in Irvine, CA at the Woollett Aquatic Center. Click here for more information.
May 13 Lowcountry Splash: 2.4 and 6 mile open water swim in Charleston.
June 16-17 Greenville Splash Invitational at GCAC. Save the Date for our Big Team Event!
August 2-6 USMS Summer Nationals in Sarasota, FL at the Selby Aquatic Center. Click here for more information.
Sept. 16 Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim in Salem, SC at Devil's Fork State Park Pavillion Lake Jocassee. Hosted by Greenville Splash
Greenville County Aquatic Complex:
Coached workouts: TuTh 5:30-7:00 am, TuTh 6:30-8:00 pm, TuThF 9:30-11:00 am, F 7:00-8:30 am, Sat 7:00-9:00 am.
Veterans Swim Program Mon Wed 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Pool closed Feb 17-19 for Swim Meet
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.
Congratulations to Greenville Splash for winning First Place Out of State Teams at the Sunbelt Meet in Charlotte! These swimmers swam some amazing races and everyone contributed to team points: Katie Broussard, Scott Conklin, Susan DeMere, Kacky Elliott, Jean Ference, Bill Grawe, Mark Kothe, Rebecca Maccaroni, Carolyn Moore, David Preuninger, Roz Selbach, Michael Templeton, and Sarah Tomashefski
Fantastic job to these swimmers that earned new state records at the Charlotte Sunbelt Meet:
Carolyn Moore: 200 Fly
Mike Templeton: 200 Back
Bill Grawe: 200 IM
Kudos for all our swimmers for completing the 2023 USMS Winter Fitness Challenge! It's a great way to give back to the USA Swimming Foundation to help support Adult Learn to Swim programs all around the country.
We are super proud of these swimmers for making 2022 Top Ten LCM in the United States!
Individual Top Ten
25-29 Annabelle Kaye 5th 100 Fly
30-34 Sarah Tomashefski 5th 50 & 200 Back, 9th 200 IM
45-49 Roz Selbach 6th 1500 Free
65-69 Susan DeMere 10th 50 Back
70-74 Kristi Panayotoff 9th 100 Fly
80-84 Kacky Elliott 8th 200 Back
90-94 Barbara Eisele 1st 200 Breast, 200 IM, 2nd 200, 400, 800, 1500 Free & 200 Back
* Special Note: Barbara earned All American in the 200 Breast & 200 IM
18-24 Charles Michael 3rd 1500 Free, Dylan Ogle 5th 1500 Free, 10th 200 Fly
30-34 Scott Conklin 8th 1500 Free
Steve Croucher 3rd 1500 Free, 8th 200 Free, 10th 200 Back
35-39 Mike Templeton 4th 50 & 100 Back, 10th 50 & 100 Free
40-44 Jason Williamson 8th 1500 Free
Ryan Cassella 4th 100 Breast
45-49 Randy Charcalla 6th 100 Free, 4th 200 Free, 8th 400 Free
John Decker 8th 800 Free, 10th 400 Free, 4th 200 Fly, 10th 200 IM 7th 400 IM
55-59 Mark Kothe 5th 200 Back, 7th 100 Back, 6th 50 Fly
65-69 Bill Grawe 7th 200 Free
75-79 David Preuninger 5th 200 Breast, 9th 100 Breast, 9th 100 Fly
Relays Top Ten
100-119 Men 200 Medley 5th Dylan Ogle, Jeff Dietrich, Charles Michael, Noah Cignarale
120-159 Men 200 Medley 2nd Mike Templeton, Ryan Cassella, Jeremy Wilson, Steve Croucher
100-119 Women 200 Medley 1st Sarah Tomashefski, Jennifer Davis, Annabelle Kaye, Sarah Fritzsche *Special Note: This team earned ALL AMERICAN!
240-279 Women 200 Medley 10th Susan DeMere, Jean Ference, Carolyn Moore, Janice Hebel
100-119 Mixed 200 Free 9th Jennifer Davis, Dylan Ogle, Sarah Fritzsche, Noah Cignarale
120-159 Mixed 200 Free 8th Jeremy Wilson, Annabelle Kaye, Sarah Tomashefski, Mike Templeton
First Place Out of State Teams at the Charlotte Meet
Hot Tub Fun at the Kroc
Come Out and Swim with these Awesome Coaches!
Technique & Informational Articles from USMS
How to Start a Swimming Routine
How to Swim a Mile Nonstop
Dolfin and Alpine Ski Center are our Team Sponsors
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 350 adults how to swim! The Upstate Splash has raised money to provide swim lessons for over 3,400 children! We are proud to be a team that gives back to our community!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!