Greenville Splash Masters

January News Splash 2023

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Greenville Splash Swimmers Know How to Have Fun

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Greenville Splash Swimmer of the Year: Alex Biere

Now that 2022 is coming to an end.

It’s Swimmer of the Year time and that has been the trend!

This swimmer is dedicated to swim at GCAC each week.

Streamline turns have gotten fast is what this swimmer seeks!

From lake swims, swim meets, Upstate Splash and more……

This swimmer has abs of steel and a very strong core.

This swimmer would swim anything the coach’s ask….even the mile!

And willing to do any swim set with a smile.

Usually, first in the water at every workout each day.

Coaches depend on this swimmer to start the first set with no delay!

This swimmer speaks many languages and even teaches his teammates.

From Germany this swimmer comes to us and is his main trait.

By now you probably know this swimmer by his name.

His name is Alex Biere and is quite in fame!

Alex we are so proud of you.

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Greenville Splash Volunteer of the Year: Rebecca Maccaroni

Is it already time for 2022 to end?

What a year for Greenville Splash it has been!

More swim events this year have taken place.

So, who will be the Volunteer of the Year for today’s face?

This person has jumped in quickly to help is the first clue.

ALTS, Officials Certification, and Coaches Certification are just a few….

Coaching at both pools has been a huge help this year.

Jumped right in to start coaching with no fear!

Some of you might know this person as a dedicated Triathlete to date.

Completed the Kona Ironman is her latest trait!

Always willing to help on what is needed and lend a hand.

We work together to cover workouts based on our latest work demand.

If you haven’t figured out the Volunteer of this Year.

It is Rebecca Maccaroni and she is right here!

All of us at Greenville Splash are most appreciate of you.

Here’s to our gratitude and a whole lot of love too!

Team Traditions

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Fun in and out of the Water!

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Special Note from Coach Leslie

Greenville Splash workouts have been going strong. We have such a committed team of athletes that are dedicated to improving their fitness. Our workouts are always full of enthusiastic and energetic swimmers raring to go, which makes it so much fun to coach! I am so proud of our team for not only being a swim team but also a service organization. Thank you so much for donating and providing gifts and gift cards to help 25 special needs students and families in our community. Greenville Splash swimmers have big hearts!

Our annual Christmas party and holiday workouts were a huge success. Thank you to all our coaches for keeping everyone motivated to swim through the holiday season. Thank you to Mark Hohmann for hosting the Christmas party at his club house.

This year we have a lot of events that are open for community service. We are planning to host a meet this summer, but I am in need of some help behind the scenes with meet planning and securing volunteers & officials. We are also in need of help with our Adult Learn to Swim Program, specifically with organizing and registering swimmers. Let me know if you are interested.

We are super excited to have four new coaches: Eric Woods, Rebecca Maccaroni, Pam Ogle and Mark Kothe. Rebecca brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about triathlon training, endurance events and of course swimming! Rebecca will be coaching at the Kroc and GCAC. Pam will be coaching at GCAC primarily for the mid-morning group on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 8:00-10:30 am. Pam has an extensive background in swim coaching at the YMCA, summer league and teaching swim lessons. Eric has been teaching adult lessons for years at GCAC and coaches our Veteran Program. He is super excited to coach the evening group at GCAC. Mark has coached for Greenville Splash in the past, but is now back coaching at the Kroc. We are so fortunate to have such awesome coaches, come out and enjoy their passion and expertise. They are more than happy to help you meet your fitness goals.

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. Click here to receive a discount code for Synergy.

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.

Help Spread the Word About this Great Program & New Time

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Fun Holiday Workouts

The Reindeer Team with Coach Carolyn

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The Elf Team with Coach Leslie

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Girls Just Want to Have Fun

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Thank you to our Sponsors!

Click Here For Exclusive Swimwear Sponsor Discounts

swimwear discounts from our team sponsors

Upcoming Events

Jan. 21-22 Sunbelt SCY Meet in Charlotte: This is our big team event! Our team goal is to have 50 swimmers go. We need everyone for team points. Come for one day or both days. Sign up for individual events or just the relays! Relays are double points! Don't miss out on our favorite team event! Sign up here by Jan 16 at noon.

Special Note: Olympian Jenny Thompson has entered the meet! Some of our swimmers are staying at the Westin and Meridian Hotels.

Week of Jan. 23 USMS Fitness Challenge. Click here to enter:

Feb 24-26 South Carolina SCY Championships in Myrtle Beach. Click here for more info:

March 17-21 Greenville Splash Team Training Trip Siesta Key, Florida (aka Swim Vacation)

We plan to swim with an open water group in the mornings and also visit with a local Masters Team for a workout or two. Let us know if you want to join us. Some swimmers are staying in a rental house together and others are staying in local hotels.

April 27-30 USMS Spring Nationals in Irvine, CA at the Woollett Aquatic Center. Click here for more information.

August 2-6 USMS Summer Nationals in Sarasota, FL at the Selby Aquatic Center. Click here for more information.

Sept. 16 Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim in Salem, SC at Devil's Fork State Park Pavillion Lake Jocassee. Hosted by Greenville Splash

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Workout Schedule

Greenville County Aquatic Complex:

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, Sat 7:00-9:00 am.

Veterans Swim Program Mon Wed 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Kroc Center:

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

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

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Splashing Accomplishments

We are super proud of these swimmers for making 2022 Top Ten LCM in the United States!

Individual Top Ten


25-29 Annabelle Kaye 5th 100 Fly

30-34 Sarah Tomashefski 5th 50 & 200 Back, 9th 200 IM

45-49 Roz Selbach 6th 1500 Free

65-69 Susan DeMere 10th 50 Back

70-74 Kristi Panayotoff 9th 100 Fly

80-84 Kacky Elliott 8th 200 Back

90-94 Barbara Eisele 1st 200 Breast, 200 IM, 2nd 200, 400, 800, 1500 Free & 200 Back


18-24 Charles Michael 3rd 1500 Free, Dylan Ogle 5th 1500 Free, 10th 200 Fly

30-34 Scott Conklin 8th 1500 Free

Steve Croucher 3rd 1500 Free, 8th 200 Free, 10th 200 Back

35-39 Mike Templeton 4th 50 & 100 Back, 10th 50 & 100 Free

40-44 Jason Williamson 8th 1500 Free

Ryan Cassella 4th 100 Breast

45-49 Randy Charcalla 6th 100 Free, 4th 200 Free, 8th 400 Free

John Decker 8th 800 Free, 10th 400 Free, 4th 200 Fly, 10th 200 IM 7th 400 IM

55-59 Mark Kothe 5th 200 Back, 7th 100 Back, 6th 50 Fly

65-69 Bill Grawe 7th 200 Free

75-79 David Preuninger 5th 200 Breast, 9th 100 Breast, 9th 100 Fly

Relays Top Ten

100-119 Men 200 Medley 5th Dylan Ogle, Jeff Dietrich, Charles Michael, Noah Cignarale

120-159 Men 200 Medley 2nd Mike Templeton, Ryan Cassella, Jeremy Wilson, Steve Croucher

100-119 Women 200 Medley 1st Sarah Tomashefski, Jennifer Davis, Annabelle Kaye, Sarah Fritzsche

240-279 Women 200 Medley 10th Susan DeMere, Jean Ference, Carolyn Moore, Janice Hebel

100-119 Mixed 200 Free 9th Jennifer Davis, Dylan Ogle, Sarah Fritzsche, Noah Cignarale

120-159 Mixed 200 Free 8th Jeremy Wilson, Annabelle Kaye, Sarah Tomashefski, Mike Templeton

A Big Shout out to our Team for coming in 3rd place overall at the South Carolina SCM Championships in Charlotte. All of these swimmers rocked the meet: Randy Charcalla, Scott Conklin, Susan DeMere, Barbara Eisele, Bill Grawe, Annabelle Kayye, Charles Michael, Carolyn Moore, Jacob Pocta, Michael Templeton, Sarah Tomashefski and Jeremy Wilson

Congratulations to these swimmers for breaking state records!

Susan DeMere: 50, 100 & 200 Back

Mike Templeton: 50, 100 & 200 Back

Bill Grawe: 100, 200 & 400 IM, 100, 200 & 400 Free and 100 Fly

Carolyn Moore: 50, 100 & 200 Fly, 100 IM and 200 Free

Barbara Eisele: 100 & 200 IM, 100 & 400 Free, 100 & 200 Back, 200 Breast and 50 Fly

*Special note: Barbara broke 3 of her own records. She swam faster at age 92, than she did at 91! She is incredible!

Kudos to these swimmers for winning High Point Award in their age groups: Sarah Tomashefski, Bill Grawe, Jacob Pocta and Barbara Eisele

Congratulations to Jean Ference and Eric Woods for becoming Level 2 Certified Coaches with USMS!

A big shout out to Melinda Menzer and Eric Woods for becoming Certified Adult Learn to Swim Instructors with USMS!

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Come Out and Swim with these Awesome Coaches!

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Technique & Informational Articles from USMS

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.
Improve Your Starts Using a Wedge with Olympian Anthony Ervin - Quick Starts for Swimmers!
Improve Freestyle Breathing Pattern for Better Speed & Endurance

Come join us for the best part of your day!

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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 Greenville Splash Invitational LCM Swim Meet, The Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim, and Adult Learn to Swim. We have taught over 350 adults how to swim! The Upstate Splash has raised money to provide swim lessons for over 3,400 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!

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