Greenville Splash Masters

February News Splash 2019

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Congratulations to Greenville Splash for the 8-peat at the Sunbelt Masters Swim Meet in Charlotte

Renewal for 2019 Greenville Splash Dues

Click the button above to pay online

Renewal for 2019 USMS Dues

Click the button above to pay online

Renewal for USMS and Greenville Splash 2019 Dues

Now is the time to renew your dues! Thank you to those that continue to support USMS and Greenville Splash! These dues are mandatory for those swimming at GCAC and the Kroc Center.

We will have a special surprise to those that pay Greenville Splash dues by Feb. 10th to commemorate our 10th year anniversary in 2019.

Dues can be paid easily online by clicking the buttons below. Greenville Splash dues can also be paid with a check to the coach on deck or mailed. For more information contact:

Greenville Splash 2019 Adult Learn to Swim

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2019 Adult Learn to Swim

We are proud to have these volunteers to work with us this year: Leah Aragon, Amy Browning, Allan Byer, Michelle Carpenter, Kacky Elliott, Bill Ewell, David Hall, Brittany Hillbert (alternate), Kristin Knowles, Mark Kothe, Carolyn Moore, Leslie Scott, Brenda Stephens.

Please let your friends, family and coworkers know about our lessons and sign up soon if they are interested in learning to swim.

Team Road Trip

Our friends from North Carolina have invited us to The Coastal Masters Invitational on March 23 in Bolivia, NC. It is perfect for seasoned swimmers and newbies alike with events like the 500, 200's, 100's, and 50's, and, just to keep things fun... we even have 25's, relays of 25's, and the infamous floatie relay!! There is a free BBQ Social (with a keg) for the full Masters experience!
The meet is held at the Brunswick Community College pool in Bolivia NC. (Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center). Hotels are very reasonable and our swim friends have even offered to let us stay at their homes.

The Sunbelt Charlotte Meet

Relay Fun

Upcoming Events

Feb 9

Celebration of Bob Marley's Birthday to support Upstate Splash Charity

Food, music and fun at Quest Brewing 4-9 pm. Cost is $10. Music by LOZ and Chalwa

Feb 9

Planning Meeting right after Saturday workout. Come join us to help plan this years Dixie Zone Champs.

Feb 18

Greenville Splash Night to volunteer at the State Age Group Championships at Westside. We are looking for timers from 4:30-8:30 pm. And if that time doesn't work you can help time during other parts of the weekend. Let Leslie or Amy know if you are available:

Feb 22-24

South Carolina SCY Championships and Annual LMSC Meeting, (elections for Vice Chair and Secretary will be held, let us know if you want to be nominated ) Myrtle Beach, SC

Entries due by Feb. 17 Click here to enter:

Feb 27-28

Winter Fitness Challenge: 30 Minute Swim to Benefit Swimming Saves Lives Foundation

You may enter before the swim. Click here to enter:

Feb. 28

Girls Night Out: Wine and Design, painting a Starry Night Mermaid

You must register online prior to the event: Click here

March 16-17

St. Patrick's Day Meet, Atlanta, GA

March 23

Coastal Masters Invitational, Bolivia, NC Team Road Trip!

So far these swimmers are going: Carolyn Moore, Leslie Scott, John Decker, Brittany Hilbert

Click here to enter and for more info

April 11-14

YMCA Nationals, Orlando, FL Rob Seigler is interested in going. Let us know if you plan to go.

June 1

Lowcountry Splash 2.4 and 6 mile Open Water Swim in Charleston. So far Sara Bopp, Janice Hebel, Casey Oliver, Cheryl Quinn, Nicole Smith are planning to go. Click here for info.

June 15-16

Dixie Zone LCM Championships, Greenville, SC

This is our home meet, save the date!

Greenville Splash Night at the Age Group State Champs

Come join us for Greenville Splash Night at the Age Group State Championships. Feb. 18. We need volunteers to time the last session of finals. It's really a lot of fun to watch the fastest swimmers in the state. This is a great way to give back to our sport! And as an added bonus, the age group swimmers help us time at our meet in June. You must be able to commit from 4:30-7:30 pm. They also need volunteers throughout the weekend, if you are available. Let Amy or Leslie know if you can help out. Wear your splash t-shirt.

Schedule Updates

Greenville County Aquatic Complex (Westside)

Winter Workout Hours: MW 7-8 pm, TuTh 5:30-7:00 am, Sat 6:30-8:00 am, TuThF 8:30-10:00 am. Saturday workouts change frequently due to swim meets, check the calendar section on our website for updates.

Pool closed Feb. 15-18 for age group meet.

Kroc Center: MWF 6-7 am

GHS YMCA: MW 6:30-7:30 pm, MTuTh 5:30-6:30 am

Swim on your own? Print out a Greenville Splash workout to take to the pool!

Fun In and Out of the Pool!

Splashing Accomplishments

Congratulations to these awesome swimmers for smashing state records at the Sunbelt Meet:

Kacky Elliott: 50 free, 100 free, 50 back, 100 back, 200 back. Special Note: Kacky turned 80 at the meet and is our new MVP!

Kristi Panayotoff: 200 fly

Carolyn Moore: 200 fly, 400 IM

800 Free Men's Relay: John Decker, Rob Seigler, Rob Kane, Ken Cooper

New State Record 800 Free Relay!

Rob Seigler, John Decker, Ken Cooper, Rob Kane

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Technique Article by Scott Bay

Girls Night Out

Join us for a fun night of painting and making new friends. We will be painting A Starry Night Mermaid at Wine and Design 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. Greenville, SC 29607 (near Haywood mall) The party will be from 6:30-9:00 and it starts promptly at 6:30 pm. Don't miss the fun. You must pay and sign up prior to the event. The cost is $33.00.

Click here to register. The code is Private (case sensitive)

Make a Difference

We have some exciting community service opportunities coming up in 2019. If you are looking for a way to give back to others, we have openings that will be rewarding and change your life as you make a huge difference to others! Please let Leslie know if you are interested in any of these awesome projects!

Feb. 18 Greenville Splash Night to volunteer time at the State Age Group Championships

March - April: Adult Learn to Swim Lessons will run on Mondays and/or Wednesdays from March 4 - April 10. If you can be an alternate instructor or coach let us know.

New this year: We are going to start a swim lesson program for adults with disabilities. We are interested in getting a paralympic team started in Greenville. We would like to promote this to veterans and adults with disabilities. If you know someone that could like to participate in these lessons, let Leslie know.

Starting in February: We need folks that want to be on our meet planning committee. We meet about once per month after Saturday workout to prepare for our LCM Championships in June.

Greenville Splash was awarded the Dixie Zone LCM Championships at the USMS Convention. We would love to have more volunteers for the planning committee for 2019. Let us know, it's a great feeling of giving back to our fellow swimmers around the country. Our first planning meeting will be Feb. 9.

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Advisory Board

Meet the Greenville Splash Advisory Board:

Sara Bopp, Amy Browning, John Decker, Mark Kothe, Carolyn Moore, Casey Oliver, Judi Rich, 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 always welcome all swimmers to any of our workouts, events and socials. Join the fun!

Facebook Links:

Greenville Splash

Upstate Splash Charity

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Visit Sara Bopp O.D.

877 NE Main St. Suite A Simpsonville, SC 29681


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