Greenville Splash Masters

October-November News Splash 2020

Greenville Splash Hosts the Upstate Splash

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Bringing swimmers together to save children's lives

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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 or give me a call if you need any help with anything: 864-283-1328.

Volunteers Extraordinaire!

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Upcoming Events

Oct. 24

World Swim Day: Take time for a dip in the pool and send us your picture to help celebrate the day!

Nov. 14

Thanksgiving Workout at GCAC 11:00 am -2:00 pm. Make sure to rsvp with Leslie at

Nov. 27

Special Black Friday Workout at GCAC 8:00-9:30 am

Dec. 5-6

SCM Swim Meet in Charleston (pending, there will be covid restrictions)

Dec. 19

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

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12th Annual Thanksgiving Workout

This years workout will be sponsored by Dolfin and Synergy!
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:

Welcome to Our Newest Members

Schedule Updates

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

Kroc Center:

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.

Splashing Accomplishments

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 all about it!

Towel Order

We are taking orders for custom Greenville Splash towels. The cost of the towel is $35. Payment is due at time of order. Orders are due by Nov. 5th. Let Leslie know if you want one. These towels are huge and very thick. You can personalize both sides on the end.
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Need a workout? We got you covered!

We are proud to announce that we will be posting our Greenville Splash workouts on our website in real time! Coach Bill Ewell will be sending us four or five workouts each week. They will be the workouts we do at Greenville County Aquatic Complex. So if you are swimming on your own, you can print and take them to the pool. You can find them on our website in the Blog section. Click here for workouts:
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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 open now! So stop by 30 Orchard Park Dr Suite 17, Greenville, SC 29615 to support our team sponsors and local business. Who wants to order a fun Halloween suit?

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 has been passing out swag at our different workouts. If you did not get yours, let Leslie know and we can mail it out.

Enjoy These Swimming Articles from USMS

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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 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!

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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