Greenville Splash Masters

July August News Splash 2021

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Open Water Adventures

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Team Social: Olympic Trials Watching

Coach Carolyn Moore shows us her grandfather's Olympic medals from the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles for the 110 High Hurdles.
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Special Note from Coach Leslie

We are having a great time swimming this summer! Our workouts have awesome turnouts, swimmers are really working hard at their fitness and competitive goals, and we are excited to have so many new members join. But most importantly everyone is having a blast in the water either at the pool or at our group swims in Lake Jocassee. If you haven't been to see us in awhile, you are missed so come back and join us!

Greenville Splash hosts the Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim on Sept. 18, 2021. We would love to have you join us as a swimmer, volunteer, or sponsor. The Upstate Splash Charity is an all volunteer charity. All of our proceeds are given back to the community to provide swim lessons for children that are in need. If you are planning on swimming in this year's event make sure to register soon! Our event fills up every year and we want our Greenville Splash swimmers to be able to enter. Right now there are only 28 spots left.

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 and will soon be releasing a special discount program.

Send us pictures in your new Greenville Splash swag. Send Leslie results and pictures of your events for our next newsletter. Feel free to email Coach Leslie at or give me a call if you need any help with anything: 864-283-1328.

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Upcoming Events

July 1-31

USMS Try Masters Swim Month: Invite your friends to come out and swim this month!

July 8-9

Special Fun Olympic Workout with Coach Leslie at GCAC and the Kroc during regular workout times

July 11

Open Water Group Swim at Lake Jocassee: We meet at Devil's Fork State Park Pavilion at 8:30 am and in the water at 9:00 am. We really appreciate kayak support, let us know if you are available to help out. Swimmers must be USMS members and wear a safety buoy. We have extra buoys if needed. Swimmers must RSVP to Leslie at

July 21 - 25

2021 USMS Short Course Nationals, Greensboro, NC

Good luck to these fabulous swimmers: Randy Charcalla, John Decker and Susan DeMere, Alec DiBattista, Jasper Jurman, and William Hotchkin.

July 31

Team Social to Watch the Olympic Swimming at Hall of Fame Sports Grill 8:00 pm

531 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville. Make sure to rsvp to Leslie incase we need to make changes.

August 8

Open Water Group Swim at Lake Jocassee

August 22

Open Water Group Swim and Team Picnic at Lake Jocassee

Click here to sign up for the picnic

Greenville Splash will provide bbq by Chef Christian. Let us know by Aug. 15 if you plan to attend so we know how much meat to buy.

Sept. 18

Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim at Lake Jocassee. This event is hosted by Greenville Splash. We sell out every year so make sure to enter early. We only have 38 spots left. Click here for more info and to register:

Enjoy an awesome day at the lake while volunteering for a great cause. Your involvement helps to provide swim lessons for those in need and prevent childhood drowning in the Upstate. This is a super fun event to volunteer for, let us know if you can help us out! Click here to volunteer:

Oct. 6-11

2021 USMS Long Course Nationals, Geneva, OH

Click here for more information:

Oct. 31

Swim Around Charleston: 12 Mile Solo or Relay Open Water

Click here to enter:

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Welcome to Our Newest Members

Schedule Updates

Greenville County Aquatic Complex:

Coached workouts: TuTh 5:30-7:00 am, TuTh 9:30-11:00 am, TuTh 6:00-7:30 pm, F 7:00-8:30 am, 9:30-11:00am and Sat 7:00-9:00 am. It's Long course season!

Pool closed for swim meets: Fri. July 16 starting at 1:00 pm through Sat. July 17

Pool closed the week of August 9-14 for maintenance

Kroc Center:

Coached workouts: MWF 6:00-7:00 am

Pool closed the week of August 16-22 for maintenance

Due to lane space and safety concerns we require swimmers to circle swim at all workouts at both pools.

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Swim Friends

Fun In and Out of the Water

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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 workout blog section. Click here for workouts:

Splashing Accomplishments

Congratulations to Mark Kothe, Jack Read, Rebecca Macaroni and Matthew Macaroni for competing in the Beaufort River Swim and Run!

Kudos to Kelly and Stanley Desmangles for learning how to swim!

Congratulations to Parker Egbert for qualifying for the Paralympic Games in Toykyo! Parker swims on Team Greenville and sometimes swims with our Masters group and with Coach Bill.

A huge shout out to ultra marathon swimmer: Steve Leitch for being the first person to swim the length of Lake Keowee. Steve said that it was one of the hardest mental and physical challenges he has done so far. It was a hard fought battle to complete the 20 mile swim in just under 12 hours. At points there were up to 20 mph headwinds, his support crew said he was swimming in place, but he never gave up. Steve is continuing to train and plans to swim across Lake Michigan in August.

Steve Leitch Ultra Marathon Swimmer

Beaufort River Swim


2021 Upstate Splash T-shirt design!

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Greenville County Aquatic Complex

The Kroc Center

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Articles from the Olympic Trials

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Sponsor for the Upstate Splash

We are excited to announce that Synergy is returning as a sponsor for the 2021 Upstate Splash Open Water Charity Swim! Make sure to sign up for the Upstate Splash soon as Synergy will be giving away lots of prizes.
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Let us know if you haven't received your team swag

Dolfin and Alpine Ski Center are our Team Sponsors

We love our 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 ready to help you with your swimwear and equipment needs! So stop by 30 Orchard Park Dr Suite 17, Greenville, SC 29615 to support our team sponsors and local business.

Swimmers must show their 2021 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:

Masters Swimmer Siphiwe Baleka is Going to the Olympics

Changing Lanes: The Siphiwe Baleka Story

Team Swag is Here: Let Coach Leslie know if you haven't received yours

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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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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