Greenville Splash Masters

January News Splash 2018

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January Resolutions

Our Greenville Splash resolution for 2018 is to Be Great! Come to our workouts and events so we can help you to be great this year too! It's so much more fun to swim with friends and coaches, so set those alarms or make time in the evenings to swim with us.

We have a full year of exciting events, swim meets, travel events, adult learn to swim, group open water swims and so much more. USMS is implementing some new fitness events this year that we will offer during regular workout times and we want to start a breakfast club after Saturday workouts. We are looking for a few individuals that can volunteer to be on a meet planning committee for our summer meet and if you would like to help volunteer with adult learn to swim in April let Leslie know. If you have ideas for our team, just let our advisory board members know.

January is the time to renew or join United States Masters Swimming and to pay your Greenville Splash membership dues. See the links below.

2018 Greenville Splash Team Dues

Join the best Masters team in the Upstate! Click the above link to pay online. Or pay by check to Leslie, Carolyn or Amy

United States Masters Swimming Dues

Click here for easy online registration

Award Season

USMS Kerry O'Brien Coaches Award: Amy Browning

Amy Browning wins the very prestigious USMS Kerry O'Brien Coaches Award. This award is given to only a few coaches around the United States every year. It was awarded to Amy because of her committment to further the mission of USMS and her dedication to coaching and reinvigorating the program at the Greenville County Aquatic Complex. We truly appreciate your efforts for coaching and organizing events at Westside! And we believe you are the only coach in the whole United States that can make a functional workout with 20 swimmers in one long course lane!
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Swimmer of the Year: Brenda Stephens

We are super excited to announce Brenda Stephens as our swimmer of the year. Brenda embodies a passion for everything she does in life. She first started swimming with us years ago in our First Splash program. But this year she was on fire! She got out of her comfort zone and decided to try her first swim meet at the Charlotte meet. She had such a great time she set the bar even higher. She wanted to try swimming the mile at our home long course meet. So she made sure to come over to Westside and fit in more workouts so she could practice swimming the mile. She then blasted that goal at our meet this past summer. Then she said, "Why not try open water swimming?" She had never done it before, but heck she jumped right in there and came to our group practice swims at Lake Jocassee. And then her hardest goal was to enter the Upstate Splash which she swam with confidence and ease through the rough water! She is such a team player and also volunteers for all of our events. Brenda is a remarkable person outside of the water too, where she is passionate about helping others by volunteering in Guatamela to teach English and academic skills to those in needy communities. She gives fully from her heart in her family and church life. We are so proud to have Brenda on our team!
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USMS Dorothy Donnelly Service Award: Carolyn Moore

Carolyn Moore wins the Dorothy Donnelly Service Award from USMS. This esteemed award is for Carolyn's diligence to years of service as the South Carolina LMSC records chair. Carolyn loves to give back not only to Greenville Splash but also to all swimmers in the South Carolina LMSC. We appreciate all your efforts for keeping the passion and vision of Greenville Splash and USMS alive in our community.
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Christmas Party Smiles

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USMS One Hour Swim

Come challenge yourself to a fun way to start your New Year's Resolutions! Jan 13 at Westside. Arrive by 7:00 to find a partner. Plan to swim for an hour and then count for an hour. We have the whole pool on this morning. So no problem with lane space just show up!

Sunbelt Charlotte Meet

Jan 20-21 at Mecklenberg Aquatic Center. This is a team favorite event, don't miss it! We have won the out of state division 6 years in a row. We need you to help defend our title! All swimmers earn points and we have plenty of relays. Come swim one or both days or just come for the relays. Make sure to enter by Jan. 5th in order to get a free long sleeve t-shirt.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 13

USMS One Hour Swim

7:00-10:00 am Greenville County Aquatic Complex

Arrive by 7:00 to find a partner. Plan to swim for one hour and count for another hour.

Jan 20-21

Sunbelt Short Course Yards Meet, Mecklenberg County Aquatic Complex, Charlotte, NC, This is a big team event, come help us to defend our title! Register by 1/5 to receive a free t-shirt. Click here for more info and to register:

The girls have rooms reserved at Embassy Suites Uptown. Let Leslie or Sara know if you want to room with us. Other hotels are also nearby: Hampton And Hilton Garden.

Feb 9-11

South Carolina SCY Championships, Myrtle Beach

Click here to enter and for more info

Feb 27-28

USMS Winter Fitness Challenge: 30 minute swim, More info coming soon.


Adult Learn to Swim at Westside Wednesday evenings April 11 - May 16. Let Leslie know if you are interested in volunteering.

April 19-22

YMCA Nationals at Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex

Making plans to go: Jerry Anguiano, Sara Bopp, Allan Byer, John Decker, Stephanie Heatley, Janice Hebel, Mark Kothe, Carolyn Moore, Casey Oliver, Cheryl Quinn, Pam Rogers, Rob Seigler, Nicole Smith, Rachel Smith, Brenda Stephens, Leslie Scott, Tom Waitkins, Molly Willingham

For meet info and to register click here

May 10-13

USMS Spring Nationals at IU Natatorium, Indianapolis

Going for sure: Steph Hance, Kim Williams, John Decker, Aaron Zeller, Bob McAdam

May 26 (tentative date)

Low Country Splash Open Water Swim, Charleston, SC

June 16-17

South Carolina Long Course State Championships at Westside hosted by Greenville Splash. Let us know if you can volunteer to be on a meet planning committee

July 28- Aug 3

Pan American Masters Championships YMCA Aquatic Center, Orlando, Fl Going for sure: Pam Wingerter, Leah Aragon, John Decker, Bob McAdam, Shelley Rubert

Sept 15

Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim hosted by Greenville Splash

Short Course Meters Meet in Columbia

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Splashing Accomplishments

Kudos to Carolyn Moore, John Decker, Kristin Knowles, Bob McAdam, Nicole Smith, Allan Byer and Kristi Panayotoff for having strong swims and looking good in all their events at the South Carolina Short Course Meters Championships at the Drew Pool in Columbia.

Congratulations To Our New State Record Holders:

Bob McAdam : 400 IM

John Decker: 800 Free, 1500 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM

Carolyn Moore: 50 Free, 100 Free, 400 Free, 100 Breast, 200 IM, 100 Fly

Saturday Morning Workout Fun at Westside

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GHS Vegas Style Christmas Workout

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Schedule Updates


New Workout times: MW 6-7 pm and Sat 7-8:30 am

TuTh 6-7 am remains the same

Kroc Center: MWF 6-7 am

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

Christmas With the Grinch and Mark the High Roller

The best part of workout at the Kroc: The hottub!

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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