Greenville Splash Masters
May News Splash
Greenville Splash YMCA National Team
Bottow Row: Rachel Smith, Sara Bopp, Jenni Russell, Stephanie Nagele, Susan DeMere, Cheryl Quinn, Sam Smigel, Leslie Scott
It has been a busy month of competition with swimmers going to YMCA Nationals and USMS Nationals. All of our swimmers had a ton of fun and there were so many great highlights. We had lots of opportunities this past month for team bonding whether it was in Sarasota sharing a house with 19 people, sharing one long course lane in workouts, or competing at USMS Nationals with 1,800 other swimmers from around the country. Our team shows a lot of love, team spirit and camaraderie for each other.
The month of May is Childhood Drowning Prevention Month. Our team is committed to this cause and will be hosting several events this year to raise money to provide swim lesson scholarships for at-risk children. We appreciate your support by participating, promoting, volunteering or sponsoring our events. Please mark your calendars for May 22 and come out and join us to listen to some talented local musicians and help us make a difference in the Upstate. Check out www.upstatesplash.org for more information.
Our team is excited to have the following coaches and volunteers to teach an Adult Learn to Swim Program this month at the Kroc Center: Doug Long, Tyler Sites, Kris Dunning, Rick Gantt, Janice Hebel, Carolyn Moore, Mark Kothe, Susan DeMere, Amy Browning, Cheryl Quinn and Leslie Scott. We have 5 spots left; so let your coworkers, family and friends know to sign up soon.
Upstate Splash Freestyle Jam
Sunday, May 22nd, 5:30-9:30pm
200 Eisenhower Drive
All swimmers and friends are invited
Couple's Shower for Stephanie Nagele and Kellan Heatley
Where: Casey Oliver's home
Time: 7:00-10:00 pm
Sign up online to bring something to share:
SC Senior Games, Florence, SC
Upstate Splash Freestyle Jam
Music Concert to benefit the Upstate Splash Charity
Tickets include: Live music, Food & Drinks (Quest Brewery)
Where: Gottrocks, Greenville
Time: 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Open Water Group Swim at Lake Jocassee
Low Country Splash 2.4 and 5 Mile Open Water Swim, Charleston, SC
Greenville Splash hosts the South Carolina LCM Championships at Westside
Make plans to attend as a swimmer or volunteer. We appreciate your participation!
Greenville Splash Hosts the Upstate Splash
Saturday: Upstate Splash Open Water Charity Swim, Lake Jocassee
Sunday: Swim Clinic with Olympian Chloe Sutton at Westside
Free Adult Swim Lessons Only 5 Spots Left
Know an adult that would like to learn how to swim?
Our own certified Greenville Splash coaches and volunteers will be teaching free adult swim lessons at the Salvation Army Kroc Center in May. The only requirement is that participants are 18 and have a desire to learn to swim.
Swim lessons will be May 16, 18, 23, 25, 31 and June 1
Times: 7:15 - 8:00 pm.
Register as soon as possible by visiting the welcome desk at the Greenville Kroc Center
Or by calling: 864-527-5948
Swimmer of the Month: Karen Sturgis
Greenville Splash annual membership is due. Easily register online
Greenville Splash members: Video and stroke analysis is available with Coach Susan DeMere on Saturdays at the Kroc Center 8:00 am. Must sign up in advance.
Contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org
USMS National Team
Front Row: Leah Aragon, Carolyn Moore, Leslie Scott, Karen Sturgis, Roger Clifton
Not pictured: Kristi Panaytoff (due to swimming the 200 fly) and Chris Gibbs
YMCA Nationals Sarasota, FL
Congratulations to some fabulous swimming for a 9th place team finish!
Jenni Russell 400 IM, 100 and 200 Breast
Neal Robinson 50 Fly
Stephanie Nagele 1000 Free
Mark Kothe 50 and 200 Back, 50 Free and 100 Fly
Many team points and PR's from: Jerry Anguiano, Sara Bopp, John Coudriet, Susan DeMere, Kris Dunning, Janice Hebel, Kevin Pollman, Cheryl Quinn, Leslie Scott, Tyler Scott, Sam Smigel and Rachel Smith
USMS Nationals Greensboro, NC
National Champion: Karen Sturgis 100 and 400 IM
Roger Clifton: 3rd 50 and 100 Free
Chris Gibbs: 9th 50 Fly, 10th 200 Back
Carolyn Moore: 4th 200 Breast, 10th 100 Fly, 6th 50 Breast, 7th 100 Breast
Pam Morris-Wingerter: 4th 500 Free, 7th 100 Free
Kristi Panayotoff: 9th 1650 Free, 6th 200 Breast, 3rd 200 Fly, 5th 100 Fly, 4th 400 IM
Tyler Sites: 6th 400 IM
Nicole Smith: 7th 200 Breast, 5th 50 Breast, 9th 50 Fly, 8th 100 Breast
Karen Sturgis: 1st 100 and 400 IM, 6th 100 Free, 3rd 100 Fly, 2nd 200 IM and 50 Fly
Short Course Meters Top Ten Rankings 2015
Kristi Panayotoff: 4th 200 Fly, 9th 200 and 400 IM in 65-69 age group
Nicole Smith: 6th 200 Breast, 8th 50 Breast, 9th 100 Breast in 30-34 age group
Roger Clifton: 7th 50 Free in 75-79 age group
Bill Robertson: 9th 100 Free and 10th 100 IM in 75-79 age group
Lake Murray Triathlon
Kudos to Stephanie Hance, Shelley Rubert and Michael Mauhar (1st Overall) for stunning performances!
Stroke Tip: Sighting
Meet the Greenville Splash Advisory Board:
Executive Director: Leslie Scott
President: Casey Oliver
Secretary: Carolyn Moore
Membership: Karen Sturgis and Susan DeMere
Communications: Amy Browning
Social Director: Sara Bopp
At Large: Mark Kothe, Janice Hebel
Please, reach out to these board members with any suggestions for the future success of your Greenville Splash Masters team. Email: email@example.com