Greenville Splash Masters

August News Splash 2020

Summer Swimming with Greenville Splash

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Open Water Adventures at Lake Jocassee

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Special Note from Coach Leslie

We have some really fun events coming up that are outdoors and provide social distancing. If you haven't been to one of our team picnics, put it on your calendar. This year will be the best ever as we have Christian Passannante that has volunteered to be the bbq master for brisket and ribs. You really won't want to miss it on Aug. 23rd.

We are proud to be a team that provides water safety awareness and free swim lessons to children at risk in our community. We do this by hosting the Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim. There are only 10 spots left so register soon! We are limiting numbers due to social distancing. We would love to have you join us a swimmer, volunteer or sponsor.

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.

Look at all these smiles!

It's Open Water Season, Come Join Us For An Adventure!

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Greenville Splash Enjoying the Open Water This Summer

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Group Open Water Swims (The Fine Print)

We meet at Devil's Fork State Park Pavillion in front of Eclectic Sun Kayak Rentals.

Arrive at 8:30 and be ready to be in the water by 9:00. Make sure to practice social distancing. Parking is at a premium at this park. Plan accordingly! Sometimes there is a line to get in the gate. Cost to the park is $8 per person or get a state park pass. We love and appreciate kayak support!

Please RSVP if you plan to come:

We do require safe swimmer floats, if you don't have one, we have extras you can borrow.

You must be registered with USMS (United States Masters Swimming). If you are not, you can fill out a 30 day free trial membership (first time swimmers only).

FYI: Kayak Rentals at Eclectic Sun fill up fast. You must make a reservation a few days in advance.

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Upcoming Events

June 1 - Sept. 30

USMS 5K and 10K E-postal Championship. Click here for more info and to enter:

Jay Crout and Daniel Hynum want to do it! Let us know if you are interested.

August 5

Team Social and Farewell Party to Andrew Rowe. 6:30 pm at the Commons. (147 Welburn St.) We wish Andrew luck as he is moving to Los Angeles to start a new career in law. We can sit outside to social distance. We hope to see you there! Or make sure to come to his last evening practice at GCAC on Thursday Aug. 6th 6:00 pm!

Aug. 12-23

USMS 2020 Virtual Championships. Wow! This is going to be a really fun event! We will be offering the events at our workouts. It's easy and very cost effective! You can enter for free or you can enter with a $20 registration fee. For more information and to enter click here:

Swimmers swim events during workouts and log them into their account. Swimmers receive really cool swag and there are random prizes also!

Aug. 23

Group Open Water Swim and Team Picnic at Lake Jocassee. Info listed above. One of our swimmers, Christian Passannante is planning to bbq brisket and ribs. We ask swimmers to bring a side dish. In order to prepare and plan for the grilling please RSVP by Aug. 16th.

Sign up for the picnic and RSVP here:

Sept 19

Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim, Lake Jocassee. Greenville Splash hosts this charity event to raise funds to prevent childhood drowning. We are in need of volunteers and sponsors. There are less than 20 spots left. Click here for more information and to enter:

We would love to have you volunteer for the Upstate Splash! Click here to volunteer:

Sept 26

Lowcountry Splash Open Water Swim 2.4 and 6 mile. Click here for more info:

Oct. 11

Swim Around Charleston 12 mile solo or relay open water swim. Click here for more info:

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Less than 10 Spots Left to Register!

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Schedule Updates

Greenville County Aquatic Complex:

The pool is set up for long course until Aug. 24th. No equipment available, bring your own from home. Showers are available.

Coached workouts: TuTh 5:30-7:00 am, TuTh 6:00-7:30 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:

The pool is open! Showers are not 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.

Pool is closed the week of Aug. 24th for annual pool maintenance.

Breaking News: Workouts Available on our Website!

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 weekly 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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See event information above for this cool virtual event!

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Kudos to our fabulous kayak volunteers!

We Will Miss You Rachel!

Let's Change History in the Upstate!

Be a part of the Upstate Splash to help us prevent childhood drowning and teaching kids to swim in our community! We need swimmers and volunteers. If you are busy on Sept. 19th; we appreciate small donations. We are an all volunteer charity and all of our proceeds will go towards teaching at risk children to swim.

To be a sponsor click here:

Take a few minutes to watch the video and read the article below. We can make a difference and change lives. Greenville Splash is committed to teaching others to swim. This year is more important than ever.

Why So Many Black People In The U.S. Can't Swim

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 closed right now due to Covid 19; however; they will still take care of any swim needs we have. Help us to support our team sponsors and support local business. Let Coach Leslie know if you need any swim equipment, gear or swimsuits. We will be placing orders as needed.

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 trying to pass 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

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 2,500 children! We are proud to be a team that gives back to our community!

6th Annual Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim at Lake Jocasssee
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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