Greenville Splash Masters

October - November News Splash 2021

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It was a beautiful day for the 2021 Upstate Splash

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Special Note from Coach Leslie

Greenville Splash hosted the 7th Annual Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim on Sept. 18, 2021. We could not have done this event without the support of our swimmers, sponsors and volunteers. 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 to prevent childhood drowning in the Upstate. Thank you for swimming for a cause and making a difference in our community.

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 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.

Thanks so much to our volunteers!

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Enjoy a recap video of the 2021 Upstate Splash!

2021 Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim Devil's Fork State Park at Lake Jocassee

These swimmers won swimsuits from our Upstate Splash Sponsor: Dolfin

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Upcoming Events

Oct. 16-17

Greenville Splash Girls Weekend at Carolyn's mountain home to celebrate Jessica Schultz. Let us know if you can attend and we will give you more details.

Oct. 15-17

Rowdy Gaines SCM Masters Classic, Orlando, FL

John Decker is going, who wants to join him? Click here for meet info.

Oct. 23

World Swim Day

A fun day to celebrate our sport. Send us a picture of you swimming or enjoying the water!

Oct. 31

Swim Around Charleston: 12 Mile Solo or Relay Open Water

Click here to enter:

Nov. 20

13th Annual Thanksgiving Workout 11:00-2:00 pm at GCAC

Make sure to rsvp to This is our most popular event! It is 100 x 100 or 75 or 50's! Full of prizes, music and of course swimming! Bring all of your swim equipment. We plan to go to Carolina Ale House downtown after the swim.

Nov. 26

Black Friday Workout 8:00-9:30 am at GCAC

Dec. 3-5

Charleston SCM Swim Meet: For meet information click here:

Entry deadline: Nov. 29

Dec. 11

Greenville Splash Christmas Party at Riverbend Club House: Save the Date

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Welcome to Our Newest Members!

Schedule Updates

Greenville County Aquatic Complex:

Coached workouts: TuTh 5:30-7:00 am, TuTh 9:00-10:30 am, TuTh 6:30-8:00 pm, F 7:00-8:30 am, 9:00-10:30am and Sat 7:00-9:00 am. It's short course season!

Pool closed Oct. 23, Nov. 13 and Dec. 4 for age group meets.

New Adult Learn to Swim Lessons for Veterans on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 7:00-8:00 am with Coach Bill. Let us know if you know someone that wants to participate.

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.

Splashing Accomplishments

Congratulations to Dylan Ogle for accomplishing his first Ironman! What an amazing athletic feat. Greenville Splash is proud of you! He completed the 140 miles in Munchie, Indiana with stellar strength and tenacity.

A big shout out to: Diane Jackson and James Taylor for competing at the Georgia Golden Olympics in Jonesboro, GA. Diane swam the 400, 200 & 100 IM, 100 Breast and 50 Fly and won 5 medals. James swam 4 events and won 4 medals! And just to let you know Diane is a true inspiration as she is seven months post-bilateral mastectomy and four months post-reconstruction surgery. Woohoo! We are super proud of these accomplishments!

Dam Tri at Lake Murray: Congratulations to Bob McKee, Rex Morgan, Andrew Platt, Jose Villa, and Ben Whittaker, for outstanding races.

Swim the Suck in Chattanooga, TN: A huge shout out to these fabulous swimmers for swimming 10 miles: Melinda Menzer and Nicole Ramsby

Ironman 70.3 in Augusta, GA: Vicki Dixon, Shelley Rubert, Rebecca Maccaroni and Matt Maccaroni had awesome races!

Bridges to Bluffs 10K Swim in Knoxville, TN: Melinda Menzer and Grace Schwartz had incredible performances in this beautiful event.

Xterra Trail Run Championship in Snow Basin, Utah had 3 Greenville Splash swimmers participating. Although the swim was canceled these athletes had powerhouse performances in the high altitude: Steve Croucher, Marni and Karel Sumball. The race started at 6,600 feet and went up to 7,400 feet.

70.3 Ironman World Championship in St. George, Utah: Remarkable athletic feats through extreme wind from these athletes: Alvaro Velez, Marni and Karel Sumball.

Congratulations to Mary Finn as she got married and is now Mary Whiteman! Best wishes to Mary and Mark!

Congratulations to Jacob and Tina Pocta on the birth of their little girl, Robin Mae

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Need a workout? We've 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:

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. Greenville Splash swimmers and participants of the Upstate Splash can receive a discount code from Synergy. Click here for more information.
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Carolyn coaches the IM Happy Workout at the Kroc and GCAC

Technique & Nutrition 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.

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:

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