Greenville Splash Masters
March News Splash 2023
Volunteer Night Rock Stars!
New Team Swag is Here!
Special Note from Coach Leslie
Greenville Splash swimmers are amazing to watch swim! I truly enjoy coaching all of you, it's such an uplifting way to start the day. Our workouts are gaining in popularity and many workouts have over 20 swimmers. We look forward to seeing you at a workout this month!
If you need some inspiration just look to Kacky Elliott and Barbara Eisele. They both love to compete and go to swim meets. They are amazing to watch! They know all the strokes can dive in off the starting blocks and do flip turns. Barbara is the first person male or female to swim the 1,650 in South Carolina! Congratulations to both these young at heart athletes. Kacky is 84 and Barbara is 92 years young. They both were a joy to watch at the Myrtle Beach meet.
Due to popular demand we are back to posting workouts every week on our website. These are the same workouts that we do at Greenville County Aquatic Complex from Coach Carolyn, Coach Leslie and Beth Cox. Thank you so much to Beth Cox for typing up all the workouts so we can post them for all to see. If you enjoy swimming on your own, make sure to check out our workouts. Click here for workouts:
Thank you to those that have paid your 2023 team dues. We appreciate your support. If you haven't joined, do so soon so you can get a cool t-shirt. If you have joined you should have received your team swag. Make sure to ask your coach at GCAC or the Kroc to give it to you. If you need it mailed to you, let me know. Our team shirts and bag tags were made by Ramtastic Goods a business run by special education students at Hillcrest High School.
Greenville Splash will be hosting the Greenville Splash LCM Invitational on June 16-17. Let us know if you want to help with the planning process. Save the date to swim or volunteer!
Please continue to thank our team sponsors by buying their products! Come visit Alpine Ski to pick up a Dolfin swim suit and / or swim equipment. Show your bag tag and tell them you are with Greenville Splash to receive a 20% discount off swimwear and swim equipment. We are also excited to be working with Synergy Wetsuits. Click here to receive a discount code for Synergy.
Send Leslie results and pictures of your events for our next newsletter. Feel free to email Coach Leslie at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call if you need any help with anything: 864-283-1328.
South Carolina SCY State Championships in Myrtle Beach
Barbara Swims the 100 and 200 IM!
The Friday 7:00 am Workout Group at GCAC Has a Lot of Fun. Come Join Them! This group likes to train for triathlons and do longer freestyle sets.
March 17-21 Greenville Splash Team Training Trip Siesta Key, Florida (aka Swim Vacation)
We plan to swim with an open water group in the mornings and also visit with a local Masters Team for a workout or two. Let us know if you want to join us. Some swimmers are staying in a rental house together and others are staying in local hotels.
March 25 & 26 Southeast Zone Championship, Atlanta, GA Click here for info:
April 15 Walt Weed Invite, Savannah, GA. Click here for more info.
April 27-30 USMS Spring Nationals in Irvine, CA at the Woollett Aquatic Center. Click here for more information.
May 13 Lowcountry Splash: 2.4 and 6 mile open water swim in Charleston.
May 19-20 Beaufort River Swim: 8K-5K Open Water Swim & Run
June 16-17 Greenville Splash Invitational at GCAC. Save the Date for our Big Team Event!
Click here for more information and to enter:
August 2-6 USMS Summer Nationals in Sarasota, FL at the Selby Aquatic Center. Click here for more information.
Sept. 16 Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim in Salem, SC at Devil's Fork State Park Pavillion Lake Jocassee. Hosted by Greenville Splash
Fun in and out of the Water!
Girls Night Out Paint Party
Swimmers Having Fun at the Meals on Wheels Gala
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Help Spread the Word About This Great Program & New Time
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.
Veterans Swim Program Mon Wed 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Coached workouts: MWF 6:00-7:00 am
Due to lane space and safety concerns we require swimmers to circle swim at all workouts at both pools.
Congratulations to Greenville Splash swimmers for competing in the South Carolina Short Course Yards State Championships in Myrtle Beach: Susan DeMere, Barbara Eisele, Kacky Elliott, Mark Kothe, Daniel Lowry and Carolyn Moore.
Fantastic job to these swimmers that earned new state records at the Myrtle Beach Meet:
Carolyn Moore: 200 IM and 50 Fly
Barbara Eisele: 1650 Free
Kudos to Becki Mckee for becoming our new Social Director and for organizing the Girls Night Out Paint Party last month. Let Becki know what events you are interested in.
Congratulations to our newly elected South Carolina Board Members: Leslie Scott - Vice Chair & Membership, Carolyn Moore - Top Ten, Records and Sanctions
The USMS Top Ten for Short Course Meters Has Been Published! We are super proud of our swimmers for placing top ten in the entire United States!
Individual Top Ten
25-29 Annabelle Kaye 4th 200 Fly
30-34 Sarah Tomashefski 8th 100 Free, 7th 50 Back, 6th 100 Back, & 100 Fly, 3rd 100 IM
60-64 Carolyn Moore 6th 200 Fly, 7th 100 IM
65-69 Susan DeMere 7th 200 Back
90-94 Barbara Eisele 1st 200 Breast, 100 & 200 IM and 50 Fly, 2nd 100 & 400 Free, 2nd 100 & 200 Back
* Special Note: Barbara earned All American in the 200 Breast & 100 & 200 IM and 50 Fly
18-24 Charles Michael 5th 1500 Free
30-34 Jacob Pocta 7th 200 Back
35-39 Mike Templeton 4th 100 Free, 3rd 50 & 100 Back, 4th 200 Back
40-44 Jason Williamson 8th 1500 Free
45-49 Randy Charcalla 6th 50 Free, 8th 100 Free, 6th 200 Free
55-59 Mark Kothe 4th 100 Back
65-69 Bill Grawe 9th 200 Free, 7th 400 Free, 8th 100 Fly, 5th 200 & 400 IM
Relays Top Ten
120-159 Men 200 Free Relay 4th Randy Charcalla, Jacob Pocta, Charles Michael, Mark Kothe Templeton
120-159 Men 200 Medley Relay 4th Mike Templeton, Jacob Pocta, Jeremy Wilson, Scott Conklin
120-159 Mixed 200 Free Relay 5th Sarah Tomashefski, Annabelle Kayye, Mike Templeton, and Jeremy Wilson
160-199 Mixed 200 Medley Relay 7th Susan DeMere, Sarah Tomashefski, Bill Grawe, Charles Michael
200-239 Mixed 200 Free Relay 8th Carolyn Moore, Susan DeMere, Bill Grawe, Scott Conklin
Long Course All Americans
Monster IM Workout
A Blast From the Past
We Had Some Fun Times in 2013
Come Out and Swim with these Awesome Coaches!
Technique & Informational Articles from USMS
How to Speed Up Your Interval Training
How to Swim a Mile Nonstop
Dolfin and Alpine Ski Center are our Team Sponsors
Ben Swims in Thailand. Who Else Wants to Swim Here?
Come join us for the best part of your day!
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 Greenville Splash Invitational LCM Swim Meet, The Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim, and Adult Learn to Swim. We have taught over 350 adults how to swim! The Upstate Splash has raised money to provide swim lessons for over 3,400 children! We are proud to be a team that gives back to our community!
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!