Greenville Splash Masters

December News Splash 2020

The 12th Annual Thanksgiving Workout

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The holidays have officially begun for our swimmers!

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Special Note from Coach Leslie

Our Thanksgiving Workout is one of our favorite team traditions. It is really fun to see how dedicated our swimmers are to persevere through this challenging three hour workout.

This year we had an awesome turnout of over 30 swimmers! Thank you so much to our sponsors Dolfin Swimwear and Synergy for providing prizes and goodies. All of our participants received a goodie bag and dome racing cap from Dolfin. Many of our swimmers won some prizes from Synergy and USMS.

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!

Keep sending us pictures. Feel free to email Coach Leslie at or give me a call if you need any help with anything: 864-283-1328.

Upcoming Events

Dec. 4-6

2020 South Carolina SCM State Swim Meet in Charleston. To enter click here:

The meet is limited to 150 swimmers. So far the following swimmers are going: Jean Ferrence, Kristi Panaytoff, Nicole Smith, John Decker, Bob McAdam, Jay Crout, Randy Charcalla

Dec. 12

Greenville Splash Christmas Party at Quest Brewery 3:00-6:00pm

Live music with Charles Hedgepath! If the weather is nice, bring a chair and we will sit outside. If not, we will have a private room in the brew house: wear a mask while inside unless sitting at a table. Plenty of room for social distancing.

Dec. 16

Naughty or Nice Workout with Coach Leslie at the Kroc 6:00-7:00 am

Dec. 19

Reindeer Games Workout with Coach Carolyn at the Kroc 6:00-7:00 am

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Greenville Splash Has the Best Team Traditions

And the Best Team Socials too!

12th Annual Thanksgiving Workout

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors Dolfin and Synergy!
We were excited to have so many swimmers complete the challenge of 100 x 100's or 75's or 50's on the same interval. Congrats for finishing this grueling three hour workout!

Fun Facts:

Our youngest swimmer: Elizabeth Pratt

Our oldest swimmers: John Devlin and John Yennie

First timers: Donald Bleasdale, Maddie Tedrick, Michelle Jones, Andrew Platt, Jackson Kabas, Sarah Tomashefski, Kim Russell, Pat Yerkes, Jane Arrington

Our other participants: Jean Ference, Kathy Still, Ginnie Freeman, Laura Griswold, Kristi Panaytoff, Janice Hebel, Rob Seigler, Steve Croucher, Brenda Stephens, Deidre Decker, Carolyn Moore, John Decker, Travis Self, Allan Byer, Mark Kothe, Jim Malone

Welcome to Our Newest Members

Schedule Updates

Greenville County Aquatic Complex:

Coached workouts: TuTh 5:30-7:00 am, TuTh 6:30-8:00 pm, TuThF 9:30-11:00 am, F 7:00-8:30 am, Sat 7:00-9:00 am.

Holiday schedule


Tuesday mornings 5:30am – no change

Tuesday mornings 9:00am – change to 9:30am start, end at 11am instead of 10:30am

Tuesday evening 6:30pm – no change

Thursday 12/24 (Christmas Eve – closed)

Friday 12/25 (Christmas Day – closed)

Saturday 12/26 – 7am – no change


Tuesday mornings 5:30am – no change

Tuesday mornings 9:00am – change to 9:30am start, end at 11am instead of 10:30am

Tuesday evening 6:30pm – no change

Thursday morning 5:30am – no change

Thursday morning 9:00am – change to 9:30 start, end at 11am instead of 10:30am

Thursday evening (New Year’s Eve) – no workout

Friday (New Year’s Day – closed)

Saturday morning 7am – no change

Kroc Center:

Coached workouts: MWF 6:00-7:00 am

No workout on Dec. 25th or Jan 1st (Normal workouts on the other days)

Special Naughty or Nice Workout on Dec. 16th 6:00-7:00 am.

Special Reindeer Games Workout on Dec. 18th 6:00-7:00 am

Black Friday Shenanigans

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Decker is Famous: Read All About It!

Need a workout? We got you covered!

We are proud to announce that we will be posting our Greenville Splash workouts on our website in real time! Coach Bill Ewell will be sending us four or five workouts each week. They will be the workouts we do at Greenville County Aquatic Complex. So if you are swimming on your own, you can print and take them to the pool. You can find them on our website in the Blog section. Click here for workouts:
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Dolfin and Alpine Ski Center are our New Team Sponsors

We are excited to announce a partnership with Dolfin Swimwear! All Greenville Splash members will receive a 20% discount on Dolfin swimwear and swim equipment at Alpine Ski Center. Alpine is open now! So stop by 30 Orchard Park Dr Suite 17, Greenville, SC 29615 to support our team sponsors and local business. Now is your chance to order a fun holiday suit or get some great Christmas presents!

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:

Team Swag

We have really cool new team swag this year! Coach Leslie has been passing out swag at our different workouts. If you did not get yours, let Leslie know and we can mail it out.
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Enjoy These Swimming Articles from USMS

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Come join us for the best part of your day!

Team Trivia

This group was the very beginning of Greenville Splash: Leslie Scott, Janice Hebel, Maureen White and Mark Kothe! Back in 2005-2007 we swam in the summer months at the Wellington Green Pool at 5:30 am. Maureen would open it up and we would do full workouts with no lights, lane ropes or pace clocks! We do have plenty of bug stories and how we would swim through October with no heat!

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!

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Visit Sara Bopp O.D.

273 Harrison Bridge Rd

Simpsonville, SC 29680


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Advisory Board

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:

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!

Facebook Links:

Greenville Splash

Upstate Splash Charity