Greenville Splash Masters

December News Splash 2019

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2019 Thanksgiving Workout

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Our 11th Annual Thanksgiving Workout Started the Holiday Season

The following swimmers did a fantastic job swimming either 100 x 50's, 75's or 100's: Barbara Barber, Amy Browning, Allan Byer, Tim Coyle-Smith, John and Deidre Decker, Laura Griswald, Tracy King, Kristin Knowles, Mark Kothe, Sara Lowe, Carolyn Moore, Casey Oliver, Kristi Panayotoff, Jacob Pocta, Travis Self, Nicole Smith, Monte St. Amant, Kathy Still, Fran and Jose Villa, and Jeremy Wilson

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Bruce Springsteen Charity Event for Upstate Splash

Upcoming Events

Dec. 14

Greenville Splash Annual Christmas Party 6:30-9:00 pm at World Piece Pizza

Bring your spouses, significant others and all of your swim friends! Free Beer from Quest Brewery and Special music by Kelly Jo and Charles Hedgepath: Christmas music, original music and cover. songs! RSVP to

Dec. 18

400 Kick for Time: USMS e-postal Event

Click here to enter an official time:

Dec. 19

Kothe's Christmas Vegas Workout 5:30 am at Prisma Y. Followed by breakfast (Bring a breakfast treat to share)

Dec. 20

Carolyn's 12 Days of Christmas Workout 6:00 am at Kroc.

Jan 11

Breakfast Club: Meet at Strossner's 9:30 am after morning workout.

Jan 25

Team Social and Pre-wedding Celebration for Coach Casey 4:00-7:00 pm at Quest Brewing Company

Feb. 7-9

Sunbelt SCY Championships Charlotte, NC (This is our big team event...We need you!) Don't miss out on team bonding, swimming, camaraderie, relays and lots of fun. Entries should be out shortly.

Feb. 7-9

South Carolina SCY State Championships, Myrtle Beach

Feb 20

Girls Night Out: Paint Party at Wine and Design. More details coming.

Feb 22

USMS Coaches Certification Level 1-2 in Charlotte. Let Leslie know if you want to attend, there may be some funds to help with the class tuition.

Feb 23

USMS Adult Learn to Swim Certification Course in Charlotte. Let Leslie know if you want to attend, there may be some funds to help with the class tuition.

March - April

Adult Learn to Swim: Let us know if you would like to volunteer, it is the most rewarding experience you may ever have! We need volunteers for one evening 1 hour a week for six weeks.

March 14

Coastal Masters Invitational, Bolivia, NC

March 21-22

Dixie Zone SCY Championships, Durham, NC (Team Event)

Click here for meet info:

Aug. 12-16, 2020

USMS Long Course Nationals Richmond, VA: Team Trip, Save the Date!

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Upstate Splash is Featured in Talk Magazine and Greenville Online

2019 Upstate Splash Open Water Swim Lake Jocassee

Schedule Updates

Greenville County Aquatic Complex: Short Course Season

MW 6:30-8:00 pm, TuTh 5:30-7:00 am, TuThF 9:00-10:30 am. Sat. 7:00-8:30 am

Sat. workout changes frequently due to swim meets, check website or messenger.

Pool closed Dec. 6-8 for swim meet. Pool closed Dec 24-25 and Jan 1.

No coached workouts the week of Dec. 23 or Dec. 30. Pool is open for lap swim.

Kroc Center: MWF 6-7 am

Normal workouts throughout December except the facility is closed on Dec. 25.

No coached workout on Jan. 1.

Prisma YMCA (Simpsonville): MW 6:30-7:30 pm, MTuTh 5:30-6:30 am

No coached workouts the week of Dec. 23.

Splashing Accomplishments


Dam Tri Triathlon

Congratulations to these triathletes on extraordinary performances: Vicki Dixon, Sherri Carr and Jose Villa.

World Senior Games

Way to go Kristi Panayatoff ! She had amazing accomplishments in swimming and triathlon!

Short Course Meters Swim Meet, Atlanta

Congratulations to John Decker on achieving a new state record in the 200 breaststroke!

Christy Keyes competed at Swim the Suck and did a remarkable job at swimming 10 miles!

Happy 40th birthday to Michelle Jones as she celebrated at the Barbados Open Water Swim Festival in the 2.5 mile swim! Way to go, especially since the weather was rough!

Kudos to Kacky Elliott and Michelle Carpenter for becoming certified by USMS as Adult Learn to Swim Instructors!

We are proud of Kristin Knowles for becoming certified by USMS as a Level 1-2 Masters Coach!

Best wishes to Sebastian and Meaghan Schneider on their recent wedding!

Happy wishes to Coach Mark and Amy Kothe on their wedding!

Christy Keyes at Swim the Suck

Michelle Jones Celebrates at the Barbados Open Water Festival

Short Clip: Barbados Open Water Festival 2018!

Sherri Carr at the Dam Tri

Kudos to these New Certified Instructors and Coaches!

Sebastian and Meghan's Wedding

Mark and Amy's Wedding

Greenville Splash Girls Weekend

Swim on your own? Print out a Greenville Splash workout

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Swim Technique Articles by 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 hosted the Dixie Zone LCM Championships where swimmers came to compete all from all over the southeast. We have taught over 215 adults how to swim! It's a great feeling of giving back to our fellow swimmers around the country. The Upstate Splash has raised money to provide swim lessons for over 2,000 children!
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Time to Renew Your USMS and Greenville Splash Dues

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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!

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Crazy Swimmers!