Greenville Splash Masters

August News Splash 2019

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Good Luck to our National and World Team Members!

We wish these swimmers fast times and a fun experience: Carolyn Moore, Bob McAdam and John Decker will be swimming at the USMS Long Course Nationals in Mission Viejo, California and Ken Cooper will be competing at he World Masters Championships in Gwangju, Korea Aug. 9-18.
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Upcoming Events

Aug. 17

Dr. Charles van der Horst Memorial Meet, Cary, NC

One day Long Course Meters Meet at the Triangle Aquatic Center. Hosted by RAM (Raleigh Area Masters). Click here to enter and for more info:

Aug. 18

Group Swim and Team Picnic. Bring your friends and family to our annual Team Picnic!

We meet at 8:30 am Devil's Fork State Park, in front of Eclectic Sun at Devil's Fork State Park Pavillion. You must be USMS registered and have a safe swimmer float. First time swimmers can fill out a 30 day waiver. We have extra floats if needed. Please RSVP if you plan to attend: We also love to have kayak volunteers.

We swim from 9:00-10:30 and then we grill and have fun. We play corn hole, swim and enjoy the great outdoors. Greenville Splash provides the burgers and hot dogs. We ask swimmers to sign up to bring a sidedish. Sign up here to bring something to share:

Aug. 23-25

Growler Invitational, Mt. Pleasant, SC

This is a really fun short course yards meet held in an outdoor pool with a shaded cover hosted by our swim friends, Palmetto Masters. They have super cool prizes and it's a great meet for beginners and veterans. Click here for more info and to enter:

Sept. 21

Upstate Splash Open Water Charity Swim Lake Jocassee, Salem, SC

Hosted by Greenville Splash Register by Aug. 30th for early bird price and t-shirt. Registration is now open, click here: The t-shirt design is below on a navy blue shirt. We love and appreciate volunteers for our event: Click here to volunteer

Oct. 6

Fifth Annual Eastern SCM Invitational, Greensboro, NC

One day short course meters meet at Greensboro Aquatic Center hosted by Enfinity Aquatic Club. For more info click here:

Oct. 6

Swim Around Charleston Open Water Solo or Relay 12 Mile Swim

Click here to enter:

Oct. 19

Bruce Springstein Tribute to benefit the Upstate Splash Charity 4:00-9:00 pm at Quest Brewery

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Schedule Updates

Greenville County Aquatic Complex (Westside)

MW 6:00-7:30 pm, TuTh 5:30-7:00 am, TuThF 9:00-10:30 am. Sat. 8:00-9:30 am. Sat. workout changes frequently due to swim meets, check website or messenger. Pool closed for annual maintenance the week of Aug 12-18.

Kroc Center: MWF 6-7 am

Pool closed for annual maintenance the week of Aug 18-23.

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

Greenville Splash Rocks the Dixie Zones!

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Woohoo Second Place Team Finish!

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Greenville Splash Hosts the Dixie Zones: Best Meet Ever!

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Congratulations to our 40 Swimmers at the Dixie Zones!

These swimmers did an amazing job: Leah Aragon, Barbara Barber, Donald Bleasdale, Sara Bopp, Allan Byer, Michelle Carpenter, Ken Cooper, Lucas Cuadros, John Decker, Jeff Dietrich, Fran Durovic, Kacky Elliott, Bill Ewell, Daniel Figueroa, Oliver Geiger, Janice Hebel, Rob Kane, Kristin Knowles, Mark Kothe, Daniel Lowry, Molly Marett, Bob McAdam, Kim Merriwether, Carolyn Moore, Kristi Panayotoff, Cheryl Quinn, Jack Read, Bill Robertson, Sebastian Schneidet, Julia Schuman, James Secoy, William Seifried, Rob Seigler, Travis Self, Nicole Smith, Monte St. Amante, William Stuck, Jose Villa, Kim Williams, Rachel Wrenn. Thanks for representing Greenville Splash with such awesomeness!
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Thank you to all the volunteers

Thank you so much to the officials and volunteers for giving their time and expertise to make the Dixie Zone Championships a smashing success! Swimmers from Greenvillle Splash and all over the southeast appreciate you! We couldn't host a meet without the support of these wonderful people:

Meet Operations: Allan Byer, Bob McAdam, Kim Merriwether, Steve Scott, Leslie Scott, Aaron Tatum

Officials: Leah Aragon, Amy Browning, Dorian Lazea, Carolyn Moore, Easel Roberts, Andy Rutledge, Amy Snell, Becky Weber

TImers: Gloria Bleasdale, Jessica Bleasdale, Mike Burns, Kelly Cassandra, Jason Cassandra, Beth Childress, Stephanie Cox, Deidre Decker, Doug DoBoer, Ashley Eggart, Phil Elliott, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Meg Hudak, Sonia Jaworski, Michelle Jones, Kristin Knowles, Dan Knox, Amy LaRosa, Bob and Becki McKee, Kim Merriwether, Rick Moore, Scott Morrow, Nancy Newlin, Ria Thakkar, Jack Rogers, Hayes Walsh, Pam Wingerter, and TG age group swimmers

Meet Planning Committee: Amy Browning, Allan Byer, Bob McAdam, Molly Marett, Carolyn Moore, Cheryl Quinn, Steve Scott, Leslie Scott

Daniel Makes a Splash!

Daniel Figueroa learned how to swim through the Greenville Splash Adult Learn to Swim Program in April. This program is made possible through a grant from the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation . He joined the Greenville Splash workouts and three months later, Daniel swam the 50 meter freestyle at the Dixie Zone Championships to a roaring crowd!
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Funnest Part of the Meet: Relays!

Thank you to our Meet Sponsors

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Splashing Accomplishments


Fontana Lake Best Dammed Lake Swim:

Hayes Walsh swam an awesome 10K 2nd place overall or at least until the lightning struck!

Ramblin Rose Womens Triathlon:

Way to go to these first time women: Sonia Jaworski and Stephanie Cox. Kudos to Nicole Smith for her 2nd place finish

Clemson Triathlon:

Congratulations to these awesome athletes for fine performances: David Hall, Ross Germani and Bob McKee

Greenville Splash LCM South Carolina State Records at Dixe Zones:

Individual Records:

James Secoy: 1500 Free

Bill Ewell: 1500 Free

John Decker: 200 Fly

Ken Cooper: 50 Breast

Kristi Panayatoff: 1500 Free, 800 Free

Carolyn Moore: 50 fly, 200 Fly and 400 IM

Janice Hebel: 400 Free

Relay Records:

Men’s 800 Free Relay 200-239:

Mark Kothe, John Decker, Bob McAdam, James Secoy

Mixed 200 Free Relay 72-99:

Molly Marett, Rachel Wren, Will Seifried, Lucas Cuadros

Women 400 Medley Relay 240-279:

Kristi Panayotoff, Janice Hebel, Carolyn Moore, Cheryl Quinn

Men 400 Medley Relay 200-239

Mark Kothe, Bob McAdam, James Secoy, Jack Read

First Time Swimmers at a Masters Meet: Daniel Lowry, Kim Merriwether, Julia Schuman, William Seifried, and Willie Stuck. We are so proud of you all!

High Point Winners at Dixie Zones: John Decker and Kristi Panayatoff

Awesome job at the Lake Lure Open Water Swim in Charlotte: Wesley Sawyer wins 1st place overall in the 1.5 mile. Kristen Johnson wins 1st place overall in the Masters 3.0 mile.

Congratulations to Fran Durovchic and Jose Villa on their wedding!

Congratulations to Adam and Mary Tepe on the birth of their new baby boy!

Relay State Champions!

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800 Free Mens 800 Free Relay 200+ Secoy, Kothe, Decker, McAdam

Fun In and Out of the Pool!

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Swim on your own? Print out a Greenville Splash workout



Let Leslie know if you have not received your 10 year anniversary team swag. We have new long sleeve t-shirts and silicone caps. We tried to mail and hand out at workouts. But we may have missed you, so let us know.
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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.
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We welcome our newest members!

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Visit Sara Bopp O.D.

877 NE Main St. Suite A Simpsonville, SC 29681


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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 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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