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Thanksgiving Workout: Most Thankful for Finishing!

30+ Swimmers Complete a Holiday Team Tradition!

The following swimmers came out to swim 100 x 100's, 75's and 50's: Sam Woods, Doug Long, Blake Schaeffer, Jack Read, Jim Malone, Carrie Weber, Becky Weber, Jeff Lim, Amy Browning, Rick Gantt, David Hall, Carolyn Moore, Mark Kothe, Meg Hudak, Sara Bopp, Janice Hebel, Clay Brown, Ginnie Freeman, Melinda Lindberg, Kyle Danner, Troy McAlister, Tyler Scott, Kristen Schultz, Kristi Panayotoff, Carlton Manley, Taylor McAlister, Rick Haverland, Mark Young, John Delvin, Lee Oliver, Allan Byer. We also have 2 friends from Washington that completed the workout: Susan Parsons and Katie Roggenbuck. And 10 friends from Rock Hill that participated at their Y. Thanks so much to Westside Aquatic Complex for allowing us the opportunity to use their facility!

Christmas Caroling Party Dec. 9

Everyone is invited to a fun evening of Christmas Caroling around the piano with Tiffany Ours accompanying, as well as entertaining, us with her piano prowess.

Date: Tuesday December 9th

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

Location: Susan DeMere's Home, 9 Stonemason Court, Simpsonville

Susan cell: 864-380-2482

Bring: An hors d'oevres or a dessert to share AND an ornament to exchange

Christmas Party

Saturday, Dec. 13th, 7pm

508 Jonesville Road, Simpsonville, SC, United States

Join us for lots of fun at our annual party hosted by Carolyn and Rick Moore
Bring spouses, significant others and all your swimming friends!
Bring an appetizer to share and your favorite beverage.
Carolyn's cell: 864-363-2644

Upcoming Events

Dec. 6-7

South Carolina SCM Championships, Drew Pool, Columbia. Deck entries available.
Good luck to: Christina Jeffery, Jeff Lim, Mark Kothe, Troy McAlister, Will McWhorter, Carolyn Moore, Tiffany Ours, Kristi Panayotoff, Warren White, Leslie Scott

Dec. 13-14
Dixie Zone SCM Championships, Atlanta, GA

Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2015
Sunbelt Charlotte SCY Meet, Charlotte, NC
This is our big team event. We are team champs 3 years running! Help us to keep the tradition alive!

Feb. 20-22, 2015
SCY South Carolina State Championships, Myrtle Beach, SC

May 7-10, 2015
YMCA Nationals, Sarasota, Florida
You have heard the stories, you know you want to join us! Mark your calendar. We have 11 swimmers going so far: Sara Bopp, Amy Browning, Susan DeMere, Maria Elias-Williams, Janice Hebel, Carolyn Moore, Casey Oliver, Tiffany Ours, Susan Parsons, Cheryl Quinn, Pam Rogers, Leslie Scott. We have 3 more spots in the house we are renting. Let Leslie know if you plan to join us.

May 30, 2015
Lowcountry Splash Open Water Swim 2.4 and 5 mile, Charleston, SC

July 24-26, 2015
Dixie Zone LCM Championships, Greenville, SC

Aug. 29, 2015
Greenville Splash hosts the Upstate Splash Open Water Event at Lake Jocassee

Klaus Pless Competes in Beach to Battleship

Klaus highly recommends the Beach to Battleship full and half triathlons. He swam in a wetsuit for the first time and finished 2.4 miles in 52 minutes, thanks to the strong tide. The 112 mile bike goes through downtown Wilmington. His legs were tired at the start of the marathon, but the large crowd cheered him on. He thought often of quitting and going to a local bar he saw along the course. The thought of seeing his family at the finish line kept him going. He was happy to see them at the finish with a time of 12 hours! Kudos to this outstanding accomplishment!

Splashing Accomplishments

50 Mile Trail Run: Tom Dudley completed an amazing feat of a 50 mile run from Pilot Mountain to Hanging Rock State Park. He says it was brutal: he went up and over 3 mountains!

The Athens Marathon: Tyler Scott competes at the site of the first marathon. According to legend, it covers the same ground that the Athenian messenger Phiedippides ran when he brought news of victory from the battlefield of Marathon 2,500 years ago. When you run the Athens Marathon, you run in the very footsteps of the ancient gods and heroes that gave birth to western civilization. The finish line is in Athens' magnificent Olympic Stadium, the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Tyler says the Athens Marathon is an experience he will never forget.

South Carolina Triathlon 2014 Series Winners:
These remarkable triathletes earned points throughout the season to be recognized among the best athletes in South Carolina!
Open Males: Michael Mauhar 4th, Kyle Danner 8th
Masters Open Males: Scott Brown 9th
Age Group Winners: Stephanie Hance 1st, Robert King 6th, Richard Dacey 4th, Don Misko 3rd, James Winkler 14th, Eric Mitchell 4th, Tom Carroll 5th, Melinda Lindberg 4th, Nate Leech 8th, Jamie Yarbrough 17th, Brent Manley 6th, Abby Russell 3rd
Aquabike: Karen Bailey 2nd
Masters Clydesdales: Klaus Pless 6th
Athena: Lydia Brown 2nd

Holiday Schedule Changes

No coached workouts from Dec. 22 - Jan. 2
Regular workouts resume Sat. Jan. 3
Email or text Leslie for informal workouts over the holidays


Swim Outlet / Team Fundraiser

Order all your swim gear for Christmas by going to our team page:

This will help our team raise money!

For Sale: Garmin 910XT which tracks swim yardage for each stroke and lap times at the push of a button. Price is $160.00 It also can be used as a bike computer with an accessory purchase. Contact Scott Brown if interested:

Crossfit Swim Workouts: Gene Magliaro is a Crossfit Trainer and is offering classes on Sundays at 10:00am that are swimming specific workouts. The goal is to help fix the imbalances many swimmers and tri-athletes have and to work on these weaknesses. This is also a good change from the normal daily grind. Classes offered at: Upstate Crossfit 341 Miller Road, right behind Mauldin High School. Cost is $20 per month. Contact Gene Magliaro if interested: