Greenville Splash Masters
May News Splash
May is National Water Safety Awareness Month
Greenville Splash Provides Free Lessons
Over one third of adults in the United States cannot swim the length of the pool.
Greenville Splash is changing that in our community!
We have 60 swimmers that have jumped into our adult learn to swim program and are overcoming their fear to learn a lifesaving skill. These swimmers are so determined to succeed. They get pumped up after every skill they learn! The excitement around the pool is one of pride and sense of accomplishment. We have swimmers learning to float, kick, swim and tread water for the very first time! There really is nothing better than teaching someone a skill and sharing your love of the water and our wonderful sport. Our sixteen fabulous volunteers are: Leah Aragon, Barbara Barber, Amy Browning, Allan Byer, David Hall, Doug Long, Mark Kothe, Carolyn Moore, Casey Oliver, Melissa Patterson, Judi Rich, Leslie Scott, Allyson Seitzer, Tyler Sites, Claire Walker, and Kim Williams.
Thank you to Westside Aquatic Complex for hosting this program at their facility!
Adult Learn to Swim Volunteers
YMCA Masters Nationals Sarasota, Fl. Good luck to: Stephanie Heatley, Carolyn Moore, Gretchen Pingley, Rob Siegler, Leslie Scott, Neal Vestal, and Molly Willingham
Team Social Greenville Drive Baseball Game 7:00 pm
Meet at the 500 Club, tickets are $8.00
South Carolina Senior Sports Classic Florence, SC
First Group Open Water Swim at Lake Jocassee for this season! Come join us on Memorial Day. We meet at the pavillion at Devil's Fork State Park at 9:00 am.
Low Country Splash Charleston, SC
2.4 and 5 Mile Open Water Swim. We will have a large group going. Look for our team banner. And if you want to meet for beach fun and dinner, let us know.
Beaufort River Swim 3 Mile Open Water Swim
James Walsh is going. Let us know if you plan to go.
Georgia LCM Championships Athens, GA Noon start time
June 30 - July 2
Dixie Zone Championships at Westside
Greenville Splash hosts this event so mark your calendar. If you aren't swimming, consider volunteering! It's fun to cheer on your teammates, socialize and be inspired!
Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim at Lake Jocassee hosted by Greenville Splash
Bermuda Round the Sound
Anyone interested? Ask Leslie or Sara for more info. Click here for information
Dan O'Connell Swimmer of the Month
John Decker and Bob McAdam
SCAR Open Water Swim, Arizona
Casey Oliver trained her butt off for the past 6 months and inspired everyone with her dedication. She set out to do the 17 mile swim, but after 13 miles (7.5 hours) the race was called off. The headwinds were brutal the entire way with gusts over 20 mph. The kayakers got separated from the swimmers and it was unsafe to continue. Casey you made everyone proud and this is still a huge accomplishment in the open water world!
United States Masters Swimming Short Course Nationals
John Decker and Bob McAdam competed at the USMS Nationals in Riverside, California. Both of them crushed all of their times all weekend long! John placed 7th 1650 free and dropped 35 seconds, 10th 1000 Free, 13th 500 Free, 12th 200 IM, 10th 400 IM and 6th 200 fly. Bob placed 9th in 100 breast, 7th 200 breast, 9th 400 IM
Jose Villa and Tim Johnson competed with dedication and persistence!
New Certified Coaches
Congratulations to Pam Ogle and Annlee Giltner for becoming Level 2 Certified coaches with USMS.
Dixie Zone SCY Championships in Greensboro, NC
Kudos to Kristi Panatyoff for winning the high point award! John Decker and Kristi had some fast swims in a beautiful pool.
Fabulous athletic feats from Claire Walker, AnnLee Giltner, Jose Villa, and Eric Mitchell
Pam and AnnLee are Certfied coaches
Girls just want to have fun at the Kroc
The bubble is off at the GHS Y
Fun in and out of the Water
Support your team with easy online registration by clicking the button above
Westside: Long course on Friday and Saturdays. Starting June 2 it will be long course everyday. Closed May 5-7 for age group swim meet.
New Masters Workouts at the Anderson YMCA with Coach Debra Sanders
Sunday 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 pm, and Friday 5:45 - 6:45 am
Barbara Teaching Skulling Skills
Meet the Greenville Splash Advisory Board:
Sara Bopp, Amy Browning, Mark Kothe, Carolyn Moore, Casey Oliver, Judi Rich, Leslie Scott and Tyler Sites
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 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