Greenville Splash Masters

~~ August News Splash ~~

Lots of great events happening this month

The weather has been great for swimming outdoors as our noon and evening workouts have been increasing in participants. We have had great turnouts at our long course workouts the past few weeks. Come out and enjoy one last Friday evening with us. Friday Aug. 9 workout 5:30-6:30pm at Middle Tyger followed by dinner at River Falls Golf Course.

This is a big month for Greenville Splash as we are excited to host the Greenville Splash Invitational on Aug. 17-18. Come out and enjoy your teammates by volunteering to time or swim on some relays! So far the following swimmers have signed up: Sara Bopp, Allan Byer, Susan Demere, Nick Elliott, Ginnie Freeman, Janice Hebel, Daniel Hynum, Christina Jeffrey, Tim Johnson, Mark Kothe, Doug Long, Carolyn Moore, Cheryl Quinn, Michael Roka, Tyler Scott, Neal Vestal, Tom Watson, John Yennie, Will McWhorter, Bill Robertson

Upcoming Events

Friday Aug 9 Long Course Workout at Middle Tyger YMCA 5:30-6:30pm. If you are not an upstate member, sign in at front desk and show ID. Social at River Falls Golf Course after workout.

Aug. 17-18 Greenville Splash Long Course Meet at Middle Tyger YMCA
Entries due by August 10. We need 10 more swimmers and timers!! We need you!

Aug. 17 Team Social at Demetre's Restaurant in Duncan 6:00pm

Aug. 24 Lake Lure Open Water Swim 2 Mile
The following swimmers are going: Kiah Bellows, Michael Mauhar, Tyler Scott, Leslie Scott, Sara Bopp, Janice Hebel

Sept. 14 Dam Swim for Drew Open Water Columbia, SC

Sept. 14 Swim Meet and Open Water Swim, Asheville, NC

Sept. 21 Eric Shanteau Swim for Your Life Open Water Swim, Lake Lanier, GA

Sept. 29 Swim Around Charleston 12 mile- Individual and Relay

For more information see our website.

Splashing Accomplishments

Congratulations and best wishes to Doug and Stephanie Moris on the birth of their son: Callen born on August 1, 7 pounds 5 ounces!

Tri the Swamp Rabbit Trail 250 meter swim, 16 mile bike, 5K run:

We had vigorous athletic performances from: Michael Mauhar, Nate Leech, Justin Metsa, Jamie Yarbrough, Richard Dacey, Franz Honer, Matthew Allenbrand, Jann Stanton, Anne Depalle, Byron Duren, Steve Milburn, Byron Duren. Special shout out to Michael Mauhar for winning overall!

Irmo Tom Hoskins Memorial Tri: Outstanding overall winner: Char Challenger-Smith

Swim Around Key West: Bobby Nachman open water extraordinaire completed the race as a relay with two other friends

La Grange Sprint Tri:
Fabulous athletic feats from Cheryl Quinn 3rd overall and Michael Mauhar 1st overall!

Join Sonya in the Fight Against Cancer

Sonya Shepherd is training to run the Chicago Marathon on October 13th as a part of Team in Training - raising dollars for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. EVERY precious penny/dollar counts to finding a cure - no amount is too small or too large! Please join her in this effort to eliminate this cancer!!!

You can simply donate! Visit Sonya's webpage:

Since 2001, there's an 80% increase for the five year survival rate of blood cancers! We are close to a cure but the statistics need to be 100% and lifetime survival rate - don't you agree?

Jamie Yarborough is Racing for Autism

Every 20 minutes a child is diagnosed with autism. This means that autism touches the lives of millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately despite autism’s prevalence, it receives substantially less funding for research than much less prevalent disorders. Jamie personally has a connection to the autism community as his son Jamie was diagnosed with autism just over a year ago. On September 29th 2013, Jamie is taking part in the Augusta IRONMAN 70.3, and at the same time raising funds for autism research and treatment through the South Carolina Autism Society. Please join Jamie in donating $.50 or more a mile as he races. Thank you for your consideration and support of this worthy cause.

Breaststroke Technique Tips

This is a great video from Masters Coach, Cokie Lepinski. She is an awesome coach and breaststroker.

Breaststroke Arms Missteps - SWIMMER Magazine