Greenville Splash Masters

December News Splash

Swimmers are Thankful for Friends and Fitness

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Thanksgiving Workout 2016

Holiday Fun

Greenville Splash swimmers are off to a great start to the holiday season by finishing our most popular and oldest team tradition. We had 45 swimmers attend our big event this year. There were 10 lanes of swimmers swimming 100 x 100's, 75's, or 50's. Everyone stayed on the same interval to share the camaraderie. It was fun to see so many swimmers swim their first ever distance event and surpass the yardage they had ever swum before.

We look forward to everyone staying fit and relieving stress this holiday season by maintaining your workout routine. Let Greenville Splash and your friends hold you accountable for making it to workout. Make a new year's goal to join us at the Charlotte meet Jan. 21-22. We have lots of girls planning to go. Come on guys, we need you for some mixed relays!

There are many schedule changes over the holidays so check the schedule below and with your aquatic facility. We will post reminders on Facebook. 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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Greenville Splash

Upstate Splash Charity

Upcoming Events

Dec 2-4

South Carolina SCM State Championships, Columbia, SC

Dec 10

Greenville Splash Annual Christmas Party

At the home of Rick and Carolyn Moore in Simpsonville.

Click here to sign up to bring something to share:

Jan 21-22

Sunbelt SCY Championships, Charlotte, NC

This is our Big Team Event. We are the meet champs 5 years running! So far the following swimmers are going: Sara Bopp, Amy Browning, Allan Byer, Susan DeMere, Kacky Elliott, Daniel Flavin, Tracy King, Mark Kothe, Russell Miskin, Carolyn Moore, Casey Oliver, Melissa Patterson, Mary Catherine Price, Judi Rich, Julianne Schurr, Leslie Scott, Tyler Sites, Brenda Stephens, and Kim Williams. (Many of these are first timers!)

Click here to register

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

Click here for hotel info:

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.

Feb 10-12

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

May 4-7

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

Click here for more info and to register:

Swimmer of the Month: Melissa Patterson

Congratulations to Melissa for being our swimmer of the month for her ambition to staying fit by setting new goals. Melissa started her year off by making a goal to participate in the Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim. She trained on her own and accomplished swimming 2.4 miles in the event. After that she pushed herself to try something new. She decided to join Greenville Splash Masters and participate in our weekly workouts. She joined the Salvation Army Kroc Center and began swimming with the group three days per week. She loves it and she brings a fun level of enthusiasm to each morning. She pays attention to her coaches and is learning all kinds of new skills, even how to do a flip turn and swim all the strokes. She is very athletic and picks up new tips very easily. She participated in the Thanksgiving workout and swam 100 x 75's at an interval that was challenging for a new swimmer. She has a strong passion for fitness and even leads others in her career as Academic Specialist for K-12 Health/PE for Greenville County Schools. Melissa's next swim challenge will be the Charlotte meet. Come out and join her, Masters swimming is for everyone!

Splashing Accomplishments

Thanksgiving Workout, Westside Aquatic Complex

Kudos and congratulations to the following swimmers for completing the Thanksgiving workout: Virginia Alexander, Leah Aragon, Barbara Barber, Marc Blohm, Lydia Brown, Scott Brown, Allan Byer, Kate Capp, Jennifer Cranny, John Devlin, Fran Durovic, Kacky Elliiott, Chris Gibbs, Annlee Giltner, David Hall, Stephanie Hance, Stephanie Heatley, Meg Hudak, Catherine James, Mark Kothe, Doug Long, Carlton Manley, Troy McAlister, Jim McNicholas, Diego Mezzogori, Russell Miskin, Carolyn Moore, Casey Oliver, Kristi Panayotoff, Melissa Patterson, Mary Catherine Price, Cheryl Quinn, Judi Rich, Marshall Saunders, Allyson Seitzer, Lara Shaw, Dana Spark, Monte St. Amant, Kathy Still, Adam Tepe, Also a big thank you to our coaches and helpers: Amy Browning, Janice Hebel and Leslie Scott

Dixie Zone SCM Championships, Nashville, TN

Epic swim from Bob McAdam 1st place in the 400 IM and a new state record with a time of 5:42.09!

Schedule Changes


Closed Dec. 2nd after 1:00 pm till Dec. 4th for age group meet.

Westside is closed Dec. 24, 25, and Jan. 1

No coached workouts Dec 26-31

Parking renovations are taking place for the next 3 months. Follow construction signs.

Kroc Center:

No coached workouts Dec 26-31

Special Christmas Eve workout 8:00 -9:00 am

Greenville YMCA

Kothe's 12 Days of Christmas Vegas Style Dec 22 5:30 am at GHS

No workouts Dec 23-26

Special 5,000 Workout Dec. 31 at Caine Halter 8:00 am

Variety Workout by Coach Carolyn

Warm up: 200 easy free, 200 50 drill (3 Tarzan, 3 regular strokes) 50 swim, 200 easy pull

Main Set:

4 x 300 with fins on :20 seconds rest

#1 100 kick, 100 free, 100 kick

#2 100 free, 100 stroke or IM, 100 free

#3 300 IM

#4 Alternate 50 free, 50 back

Kick Set: 8 x 25 no board :10 seconds rest

Speed Set: 6 x 75 on :15 seconds rest choice of stroke

#1 1st 25 super fast, #2 2nd 25 super fast, #3 3rd 25 is super fast

Pull Set:

9 x 50 on 10 seconds rest

#1-3 breathe every 3, #4-6 breathe every 5, #7-9 breathe every 7

Cool down: 8 x 25 :10 seconds rest, work on distance per stroke

Total: 3,100

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Inspirational Influence

I usually don't write too many articles that are personal, but a few weeks ago, Masters Swimming lost a legend. He was one of my closest and dearest friends, Emmett Hines. Emmett was a long time volunteer for USMS, author of many swimming books, and Masters Coach for H2Ouston Swims. Emmett was the most influential person in my life. He was part big brother, father figure, best friend, mentor, colleague and coach to me for the past 30 years. I am so lucky to have had the chance to get to know him and have him be an integral part of my life. My heart is so full of sadness, but I am beyond grateful for the time he spent with me. He shaped me into the person, swimmer, and coach I am today. When I moved to Greenville, South Carolina there were not many Masters swim programs in the area. So I created Greenville Splash and immersed myself into building a fitness swim program for adults. I based the Greenville Splash program on all the lessons I learned from Emmett and from my time on H2Ouston Swims Masters. I'll try to honor him every time I step on deck to coach or swim. His passion for swimming will continue.

Sincerely, Coach Leslie

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

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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