Greenville Splash Masters
October-November News Splash 2020
Greenville Splash Hosts the Upstate Splash
Bringing swimmers together to save children's lives
Special Note from Coach Leslie
The best part of my day is coaching! I truly enjoy getting to see everyone at morning workouts, I wish I didn't have to rush off to be a teacher so I could talk to you longer. I have been hearing that people across America are experiencing a lot of stress due to the pandemic. Please try to make it to a workout at the pool or go out for a quick walk or run. It will make you feel better. And as a double bonus if you come to a Greenville Splash workout you also get to be around awesome people and make new friends.
We are so proud of Greenville Splash for hosting the 6th Annual Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim. This event provides water safety awareness and free swim lessons to children at risk in our community. We could not begin to host this event without the support of our many volunteers, swimmers and sponsors!
Thank you to these awesome folks for offering their time and expertise to make a difference in the Upstate Splash:
Boaters: Rick Gantt, David and Julie Smith
Safety Swimmers: Leah Aragon, Brenda Stephens, Steve Croucher
Check-in, set-up, timing, safety checks: Chris Gibbs, Amy Browning, Amy Kothe, Dan Knox, Becki McKee, Kelly Cassandra, Leslie and Steve Scott
Kayakers: Thomas Stephens, Matt Althaus, Susan Jones, James Clinkscales, Brett Baker, Joanna Croucher, Sarah and Brian Snipes, Bailey Kendrick, Allan Byer, JD, Fabio, Sean Vanvelsor, Carolyn Moore
Keep sending us pictures. 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.
World Swim Day: Take time for a dip in the pool and send us your picture to help celebrate the day!
Thanksgiving Workout at GCAC 11:00 am -2:00 pm. Make sure to rsvp with Leslie at email@example.com
Special Black Friday Workout at GCAC 8:00-9:30 am
SCM Swim Meet in Charleston (pending, there will be covid restrictions)
Greenville Splash Christmas Party Brunch
Workout 11:00-12:00 (time is tentative, more details coming soon) followed by a pot luck brunch at GCAC
12th Annual Thanksgiving Workout
11:00am - 2:00pm at Greenville County Aquatic Complex.
The workout consists of 100 x 100's or 75's or 50's.
Everyone will participate together as a group on the same interval.
There will be music and prizes from our sponsors! Bring all your swimming equipment and water bottles. (Fins, paddles, pull buoys)
Plan to arrive at 10:45 am; first interval starts at 11:00 am.
This workout is open to all Masters swimmers. You must be a member of USMS or fill out a 30 day trial form.
2:00-3:00 pm Team Lunch at Carolina Ale House
To ensure enough lane space, please RSVP with Coach Leslie Scott if you plan to attend for the swim and/or the team lunch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Our Newest Members
Greenville County Aquatic Complex:
No equipment available, bring your own from home. Showers are available.
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. No coached workouts on Saturdays, however two lanes are available for Masters from 7:00-9:00 am.
Kickboards: If you want to purchase a kickboard, Let Leslie know they are $20
Showers are now 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.
Congratulations to Michelle Jones for exceeding her goal of swimming 50 miles in the month of September to raise awareness and funds for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s fight against cancer with @teamintraining ! She is continuing to fundraise through October 31st. Let us know if you want to donate. She completed the #tntresilient challenge in honor of her uncle, Nelson, who was first diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma in 2014. We are super proud of you Michelle!
We want to send a big shout out to John Decker for winning the 6 mile open water swim at the Low Country Splash! And kudos to our other Greenville Splashers: Christy Keyes, Hayes Walsh and Michelle Jones for an amazing accomplishment!
Way to go Steve Croucher for finishing the MOTUS Off Road Triathlon Season in first place in the US in the 30-34 age group!
Upstate Splash Charity: Congratulations to all of our swimmers for participating in the 1.2 or 2.4 mile swim at Lake Jocassee. It was very choppy and windy for most of the swim so we are especially proud of all our amazing athletes!
Decker is famous...read all about it!
Need a workout? We got you covered!
Dolfin and Alpine Ski Center are our New Team Sponsors
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:
Enjoy These Swimming Articles from USMS
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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 250 adults how to swim! The Upstate Splash has raised money to provide swim lessons for over 3,000 children! We are proud to be a team that gives back to our community!
Visit Sara Bopp O.D.
273 Harrison Bridge Rd
Simpsonville, SC 29680
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: email@example.com
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!