Greenville Splash Masters
January News Splash 2021
Let's Swim Greenville!
Swimmers of the Year 2020
Now that 2020 is coming to an end.
It’s Swimmer of the Year time and that has been the trend!
This swimmer has accumulated many records over the years.
He loves open water swims and has no fears.
From 1500 to 400 IM to 200 Fly
He loves the challenging events and that is no lie!
A Clemson boy who loves his football team.
Cheering the tigers to victory is all that it seems!
Swimming open water when pools were shut down.
Traveling to lakes that were out of town.
Diligent to swim every day in a week….
Winning Low Country Splash this fall was quite a feat!
Always late to practice is his claim to fame.
He loves to swim IM and now you might know his name.
John Decker we are so proud of you.
You deserve this award and that is so true!
Now that 2020 is coming to an end.
It’s Swimmer of the Year #2 and that’s the new trend!
This swimmer has accumulated many Triathlon awards over the years.
From Sprint to Ironman he has no fears.
Swimming at the Kroc has been his fate.
He brings his wife Becki and is never late!
Swimming at our workouts every week.
He is getting faster and that is what he seeks.
It won’t be long before we convert him to swim in a meet…
We need to push him in 2021 and turn up the heat!
If you haven’t figured out who I have in mind….
This is Bob McKee and he is very kind.
We love that you are part of our team.
Keep up the good work to see your swimming dream!
Time to Renew or Join USMS and Greenville Splash Team Dues
Is it already time for 2020 to end?
What a year for Greenville Splash it has been!
Not many events have taken place.
So, who will be the Volunteer of the Year for today’s face?
Hmmm…. let me name a few things you see…
This person is involved and that is the key.
From teaching kids at school each day…
She volunteers for all GS events and always says okay.
Always willing to give a helping hand.
She is the sweetest person in all of Greenville land!
Making sure swimmers were safe this year at the Lake.
She stayed in the water to help for Upstate Splash’s sake.
If you haven’t figured out the Volunteer of this Year.
It is Brenda Stephens and she is right here!
All of us at Greenville Splash are most appreciative of you.
Here’s to our gratitude and a whole lot of love too!
Special Note from Coach Leslie
It is amazing how much we accomplish every year; and even with covid-19 we still had so much to be thankful for at the pool and during open water season. All of our coaches want to wish everyone a very happy new year! We are hoping 2021 brings blessings to you and your family. We look forward to coaching you at the pool. Let your coaches know your goals or plans for the new year. We are here to help!
Please continue to thank our team sponsors by buying their products! We want to thank Dolfin Swimwear and Synergy for providing prizes and goodies for our team. Come visit Alpine Ski to pick up a Dolfin swim suit and swim equipment.
During these difficult times of the pandemic we want you to know that Greenville Splash is your extended family. Please reach out to your teammates and coaches if you need anything. We care about you! The vaccine is coming soon. Keep coming to swim to help with fitness, anxiety and mental health.
Send us pictures, stories or tips for our next newsletter. Feel free to email Coach Leslie at email@example.com or give me a call if you need any help with anything: 864-283-1328.
USMS One Hour Swim at GCAC 7:00-9:30 am
You must sign up with Coach Leslie in order to secure lane space. Maximum of two swimmers per lane. Email Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Swimmers will arrive at 7:00 and find a partner. You will swim for one hour and count laps for one hour. The first group will start at 7:15. Second group will start at 8:30 am. You can swim it for fun and fitness or swim it as a competition and send your results to USMS to see how you stack up against others of your age around the country! Click here for entry information.
USMS Winter Fitness Challenge.
We will be doing the 30 minute fitness challenge at all of our workouts during this week. You can swim it for fun or enter to help support the USMS Covid-19 Relief Program. Click here for more information.
Greenville Splash March Madness Fitness Challenge
Track your fitness and swim every short course event during the month of March. We will have some fun prizes! More information coming soon!
April 29 - May 2
2021 Spring USMS Nationals, Greensboro, NC
Greenville Splash Has the Best Team Traditions
Kudos to Our New State Record Holders!
Men 40-44 Randy Charcalla 50 FR - 100 Free - 200 Free - 50 Fly - 100 Fly
Women 60-64 Jean Ference 100 IM
Women 70-74 Kristi Panayotoff 800 Free - 200 Back - 400 IM
We want to extend our best wishes and congratulations to Monte St. Amant as he got married in December to his lovely bride, Beth!
An Outdoor Christmas Celebration
Fun Team Awards
Best Attitude: Allan Byer
Most Friendly: Becki McKee
First to Arrive and Last in the Pool: Christian Passannante
Best Smack Talker: Daniel Hynum
Coaches Dream Award: Jacob Pocta
Shiny Star Athlete: Jean Ference
Best Dressed: Jeremy Wilson
Most Helpful: Kristi Panayotoff
Perfect Attendance: Maureen White
Least Likely to Lead the Lane: Rob Seigler
Energizer Bunny Award: Steve Croucher
Most Challenging Lane Mate: Mark Kothe
Welcome to Our Newest Members
Greenville County Aquatic Complex:
Coached workouts: TuTh 5:30-7:00 am, TuTh 6:30-8:00 pm, TuThF 9:00-10:30 am, F 7:00-8:30 am, Sat 7:00-9:00 am.
Coached workouts: MWF 6:00-7:00 am
Due to lane space and safety concerns we require swimmers to circle swim at all workouts. For those that want to keep social distancing please start and stop at the flags or start at the other end of the pool.
Waving Goodbye to 2020!
Need a workout? We got you covered!
Dolfin and Alpine Ski Center are our New Team Sponsors
Swimmers must show their 2020 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:
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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!
Visit Sara Bopp O.D.
273 Harrison Bridge Rd
Simpsonville, SC 29680
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: email@example.com
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!