Greenville Splash Masters
July-August News Splash 2018
The South Carolina LCM Champs are an EPIC Success!
Thanks for being awesome!
The big highlights were the Mens 400 Medley Relay 240+ from North Carolina that broke the world record! Congrats to our new world record holders: Jon Klein, Neal Vestal, Greg Sanchez, and Henry Stewart. We also had Len Gushe from Canada that swam 4 events that broke the Canadian National Records. We had a men's and mixed relay team that was age 320+ from Low Country Masters, this was the first time in South Carolina that a relay was swum in that age group! Kudos to these youngsters: Pete Lauer, Louis Ackerman, Bob Colyer, Pete Palmer, Bonnie Downs and Barbara Eisele
And our team was absolutely astonishing! We came in first place in team points, which was an amazing feat, but more importantly we were full of awesome sportsmanship, volunteerism and camaraderie! Great job to our new swimmers: Beth Bailey, Donald Bleasdale, Casey Crisp, Ross Germani, David Hall, Sebastian Schneidet, Monte St. Amant, and Paige Strickler. We are so proud of our new swimmers for breaking out of their comfort zone and trying a Masters swim meet! We appreciate the efforts of Sebastian Schneidet, John Decker and Bill Ewell for staying to swim both the 800 and then the 400! This helped out a lot for team points. And my favorite swim was Travis Self, taking 7 minutes off his 1,500 time from last year. Yes you read that right, 7 minutes!! Most swimmers are excited to take off 7 seconds!
Great job everyone! And thank you for your dedication to Greenville Splash as a swimmer, volunteer, sponsor, or official!
400 Medley World Record Relay 240+
Rising to New Heights
July 15 and 29
Group Open Water Swims at Lake Jocassee 8:30 am
July 28- Aug 3
Pan American Masters Championships YMCA Aquatic Center, Orlando, Fl Good luck to: Leah Aragon, John Decker, Carolyn Moore, and Leslie Scott
Group Open Water Swim and Team Picnic at Lake Jocassee Swim 9:00 am, picnic 11:00 am Sign-up to bring an item for the picnic and rsvp:
Annual Growler Invitational SCY Swim Meet at LTP Tennis Center in Mt. Pleasant hosted by our swim friends, Palmetto Masters
Holy City Swim Jam Open Water Swim, Isle of Palms
Dam Swim for Drew Open Water Swim, Lake Murray, Columbia
Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim hosted by Greenville Splash
Early registration is open till August 15th: Register Here Today!
We are in need of volunteers for kayakers, safety swimmers, swimmer confirmation and hospitality. Sign up here to volunteer
Swim Around Charleston 12 mile solo or relay open water swim
South Carolina SCM Championships Drew Pool, Columbia
10th Annual Thanksgiving Workout at Greenville County Aquatic Complex 11:00 - 2:00 pm
Summer Hours: MW 6-7 pm, TuTh 5:30-6:30 am and Sat 7:00-8:30 am, TuThF 8:30-10:00 am. Saturday workouts change frequently during long course season, check our calendar on our website for updates.
No workout July 14 due to SAIL meet
Pool closed for maintenance Aug 13-19
Kroc Center: MWF 6-7 am
Pool closed for maintenance Aug. 27-Sept. 1
GHS YMCA: MW 6:30-7:30 pm, MTuTh 5:30-6:30 am
Swim on your own? Print out a Greenville Splash workout to take to the pool!
Fun In and Out of the Pool!
Swimmer of the Month: Rob Seigler
Open Water Group Swims
We really appreciate our kayak support that volunteers their time to keep us safe in the water: Janie Ewell, Steve Scott, Brett Baker, Sara Baker, Joel Barbar, Tedd Garner, Cory Walsh
Freestyle Tip from Coach Leslie Scott
The catch is an important part of freestyle. Many swimmers are too timid with their entry. Instead of wearing paddles with the straps, try holding hand paddles by grabbing them from the top and rest on your forearms. Try punching or digging deeper on the entry. Engage your core to feel more powerful. Try isolating the catch by just working on that small part of your stroke. Watch the video below.
Congratulations to Greenville Splash for being awarded Gold Club Status by USMS! There are only 14 clubs in the country to receive this recognition!
Accolades to John Decker and Kristi Panayotoff at the LCM Meet in Athens
Awesome Athletic Feats from our triathletes:
Jose Villa , Mari Steinbach and Sebastian Schneidet at the Tri the Swamp Rabbit
We wish Daniel Flavin the very best as he moves to St. Louis. See you at Y Nats next year!
Kudos to these swimmers at the South Carolina State LCM Championships:
High Point: Kristin Knowles, John Decker, Carolyn Moore, John Decker and Kristi Panayotoff
MVP: Rick Haverland, Carolyn Moore, Rob Seigler
State Records: Rob Seigler 50 and 100 Free and 100 Back, Carolyn Moore 400 IM, and Molly Willingham 50 Back
Thank you to our Lane Sponsors!
So much appreciation for these volunteers!
Be A Part of the Team!
Join the best Masters team in the Upstate! Click the above link to pay online. Or pay by check to Leslie, Carolyn, or Amy.
Make a Splash, Swim Like Ava!
Even our dogs make a splash in life!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Visit Sara Bopp O.D.
877 NE Main St. Suite A
Simpsonville, SC 29681