Greenville Splash Masters

June - July News Splash

Greenville Splash Wins Best Ever 9th Place Finish at YMCA Nationals

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2015 Greenville Splash National Team

Front Row: Susan Parsons, Cheryl Quinn, Stephanie Nagele, Leslie Scott, Pam Rogers, Carolyn Moore, Amy Browning

2nd Row: Janice Hebel, Rachel Smith, Sara Bopp, Stephanie Hance, Susan DeMere, Casey Oliver

3rd Row: Tyler Scott, Troy McAlister, Rick Haverland, John Coudriet, Wesley Sawyer

4th Row: Jerry Anguiano, Warren White

Swimming Memories

Our team had the best time in Sarasota, Florida. We had a record 20 swimmers attend! We encouraged each others dreams in the pool and created memories that strengthened our friendships. We spent four days together cheering each other on in individual and relay events and we had plenty of time to relax and vacation at the beach in Siesta Key. We had so much fun, we are already planning for next year.
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2015 YMCA Masters National Champions

12 First Place Finishes!

Wesley Sawyer: 1st in 200 and 400 IM, 200 and 500 Free and 200 Back

Carolyn Moore: 1st in 50 and 100 Breast

Stephanie Nagel: 1st in 100 Fly and 500 Free

Stephanie Hance: 1st in 100 and 200 Back and 400 IM

Order Silicone Team Caps by July 2

Message Leslie to place an order for silicone team caps. Must order 2 caps. Cost is $24 for 2 caps. Last name will be printed on the cap.

Upstate Splash Open Water Charity Swim

Saturday, Aug. 29th, 8am

161 Holcombe Circle

Salem, SC

Help us support our mission, "Bringing swimmers together to save children's lives"

Register today at to swim or volunteer.

Group Open Water Swims

Group Open Water Swims at Lake Jocassee

June 28, July 12 and Aug. 9

Meet at the beach area of Devil's Fork State Park at 8:45, plan to be in the water at 9:00. Park in the day use picnic area. Safe swimmer floats required. If you do not have one, we have a few extra. Message Leslie if attending.

Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim

Upcoming Events

July 6

Lady Splashers...GNO!! Magic Mike at Hollywood Regal Cinema on Woodruff. TBA

July 12

Ridges 5K Open Water Swim Lake Chatuge, Hiawassee, GA

July 24-26
Dixie Zone LCM Championships, Westside Aquatic Complex, Greenville, SC

This is our big team event! Don't miss it!

Online entries due by Mon. July 20

August 15

Lake Lure Olympiad 1 mile and 5K Open Water Swim, Lake Lure, NC

August 21-23

Growler Invitational SCY Swim Meet, Mt. Pleasant, SC

This is a fun and laid-back meet, and the pool is actually pretty fast.

August 29
Greenville Splash hosts the Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim

Devil's Fork State Park, Lake Jocassee

1.2 and 2.4 Mile

September 26

Swim Around Charleston 12 Mile Open Water, Solo or Relay

Splash-tacular Accomplishments

Clemson Triathlon: Intense performances by Phil North, Thomas Skelton, Jayson Young, RIchard Dacey, John Olson, Brendan Sexton, Price Kinney, and Karen Bailey (Aqua Bike)

Chatanooga Half: Amazing athleticism shown by Kyle Danner, Scott Brown and Jamie Yarbrough

Charleston Half: Outstanding first timer Price Kinney was remarkable!

Lake Murray Triathlon: Spectacular racing by Brent Manley and Peter Brown

Caine Halter Triathlon: Invigorating feats from Michael Mauhar, Thomas Skeleton, Garrett Molzer, Alexandra North, Mary Biebel, Jermaine Counts, Karen Bailey and Cameron Beach (Aqua Bike)

Middle Tyger Triathlon: Powerful races from Michael Mauhar, Peter Brown, Brent Manley, Rachel Smith, and George Manos

Assault on Mt. Mitchell: Rachel Smith earns a first place finish in her age group!

Senior Games: Meg Causey shows us that age is just a number!

Low Country Splash: Tenacious ocean swimming by Sara Bopp, Kiah Bellows, Kyle Danner, Daniel Flavin, Mark Kothe, Michael Mauhar, Sam Mitchell, Carolyn Moore, Bobby Nachman, Casey Oliver, Klaus Pless, Neal Robinson, Lyndsey Roka, Michael Roka, Leslie Scott, Karen Sturgis, Kevin Treu, Jake Young, Jayson Young, Jack Zimmerman

SCAR Open Water: Cheryl Reinke competed for four days, four lakes and forty miles in Arizona. Cheryl was the first female finisher. She is an open water extraordinaire!

Enka Triathlon Biltmore Lake: Daniel Flavin, Michael Mauhar, and Elizabeth Hotaling were awesome!

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Low Country Splash Age Group Winners

Schedule Changes

No workout on July 4. YMCA is open 9:00-1:00pm

Saturday June 27: Workout at Caine Halter 8:00-9:00am

Saturday July 11: Long Course Workout at Westside Aquatic Complex 10:30-11:30am

Cost is $7.00

Middle Tyger Summer Schedule: Mon - Thurs 6:00-7:00pm

Freestyle Stroke Tip

For the past month, our workouts have focused on the position of your elbow. To reduce drag make sure to have a high elbow during the underwater pull. Keep your fingers pointed down, press the water with your forearm, keep your elbow near the surface of the water during the entire pull. Keep your pull close to your body. Some swimmers can have a straighter pull, it does create more power, but the drawback is that it increases drag and is hard to maintain. A great drill to work on is one arm freestyle. Swim with one arm in front and one arm pulling, switch arms at the 25. If you have any questions, ask your coach on deck.

Team Sponsors

Eyecarecenter, Dr. Sara Bopp, Simpsonville

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