Greenville Splash Masters

August September News Splash 2021

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The History of Olympic Swimming by Coach Leslie

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Love the Red, White and Blue!

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Open Water Adventures

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USMS National Champions!

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Team Social: Olympic Swimming Watch Party

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Special Note from Coach Leslie

I absolutely love watching the Olympic swimming! It provides so much inspiration for me as a swimmer and a coach. I hope it inspires you as well! It's been so much fun to watch this year, but now I think I may go into withdrawal since the swimming portion is over. Greenville Splash got into the team spirit of the Olympics with a special workout to learn all about the history of Olympic Swimming. If you missed it, make sure to join us again in three years!

Click here for a quick guide by Leslie on the history of swimming in the Olympics.

Click here for the evolution of the 100 Meter Freestyle gold medal winners and times.

Greenville Splash has been on fire this summer! Our swimmers that went to USMS Nationals did an amazing job. We are super proud of these athletes. Try Masters Swimming was a huge success! We had so many new swimmers try out our wonderful sport. Everyone is having a blast in the water either at workouts in the pool or at our group swims at Lake Jocassee. If you haven't been to see us in awhile, you are missed so come back and join us!

Greenville Splash hosts the Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim on Sept. 18, 2021. We would love to have you join us as a swimmer, volunteer, or sponsor. The Upstate Splash Charity is an all volunteer charity. All of our proceeds are given back to the community to provide swim lessons for children that are in need. If you are planning on swimming in this year's event make sure to register soon! Our event fills up every year and we want our Greenville Splash swimmers to be able to enter. Right now there are only 3 spots left.

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 and will soon be releasing a special discount program.

Send us pictures in your new Greenville Splash swag. Send Leslie results and pictures of your events for our next newsletter. Feel free to email Coach Leslie at or give me a call if you need any help with anything: 864-283-1328.

Upcoming Events

August 8

Open Water Group Swim at Lake Jocassee

We meet at Devil's Fork State Park Pavilion at 8:30 am and in the water at 9:00 am. We really appreciate kayak support, let us know if you are available to help out. Swimmers must be USMS members and wear a safety buoy. We have extra buoys if needed. Swimmers must RSVP to Leslie at

August 22

Open Water Group Swim and Team Picnic at Lake Jocassee

Click here to sign up for the picnic

Greenville Splash will provide bbq by Chef Christian. Let us know by Aug. 15 if you plan to attend so we know how much meat to buy.

Sept. 18

Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim at Lake Jocassee. This event is hosted by Greenville Splash. We sell out every year so make sure to enter early. We only have 4 spots left. Click here for more info and to register:

Enjoy an awesome day at the lake while volunteering for a great cause. Your involvement helps to provide swim lessons for those in need and prevent childhood drowning in the Upstate. This is a super fun event to volunteer for, let us know if you can help us out! Click here to volunteer:

Oct. 6-11

2021 USMS Long Course Nationals, Geneva, OH

Click here for more information:

Oct. 15-17

Rowdy Gaines SCM Masters Classic, Orlando, FL

John Decker is going, who wants to join him? Click here for meet info.

Oct. 31

Swim Around Charleston: 12 Mile Solo or Relay Open Water

Click here to enter:

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Welcome to Our Newest Members!

Schedule Updates

Greenville County Aquatic Complex:

Coached workouts: TuTh 5:30-7:00 am, TuTh 9:30-11:00 am, TuTh 6:00-7:30 pm, F 7:00-8:30 am, 9:30-11:00am and Sat 7:00-9:00 am. It's Long course season!

Pool closed the week of August 9-14 for maintenance

Kroc Center:

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

Pool closed the week of August 16-22 for maintenance

Due to lane space and safety concerns we require swimmers to circle swim at all workouts at both pools.

Fun In and Out of the Water

Swim Friends

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Splashing Accomplishments

Congratulations to Randy Charcalla, John Decker, Susan DeMere, Alec DiBattista, Jasper Jurman for competing in the United States Masters Swimming SCY National Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina!

Randy Charcalla 3rd 200 Free, 6th 50 Free, 7th 50 Breast, 50 Fly & 100 Free, 8th 100 IM

John Decker 1st 1,000 Free, 400 IM & 200 Fly, 2nd 200 IM, 3rd 500 Free, and 5th 100 Fly

Susan DeMere 1st 50, 100 & 200 Back, 3rd 100 Free

Alec DiBattista 1st 200 & 400 IM, 3rd 100 IM, 100 Breast & 200 Breast, 5th 200 Free

Jasper Jurman 1st 50, 100, 200 Back & 100 IM, 2nd 50 Fly, 3rd 100 Fly

USMS has archived the race videos. This is a new feature from USMS, so cool! To view videos of the races: Click this link and search using the swimmers' name.

Congratulations to Parker Egbert for qualifying for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo! Parker swims on Team Greenville and sometimes swims with our Masters group and with Coach Bill. Parker leaves for Tokyo on August 14 and competes August 31 in the 200 IM and Sept. 2 in the 100 Back. Team USA has 240 athletes including 34 swimmers. Good luck in Tokyo!

A huge shout out to Alvaro Velez and Marni Sumbal for competing in Ironman Lake Placid. These remarkable athletes had such incredible races. Marni was 1st in her age group and 3rd overall in the amateur division. Alvaro qualified to participate in the Ironman World Cup in Kona, Hawaii.

Steve Croucher had an outstanding race at the Xterra Beaver Creek endurance race in Colorado. Steve sped his way through a one mile swim in 67 degree water, he mountain biked 15 miles while climbing 3,500 feet, then finished with a 6 mile trail run for another 1,000 feet of climbing.

Watch this cool video with Parker and Coach Bill!


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 workout blog section. Click here for workouts:
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2021 Upstate Splash T-shirt design!

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Sponsor for the Upstate Splash

We are excited to announce that Synergy is returning as a sponsor for the 2021 Upstate Splash Open Water Charity Swim! Make sure to sign up for the Upstate Splash soon as Synergy will be giving away lots of prizes.
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Greenville County Aquatic Complex

The Kroc Center

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Articles from the Olympics!

Dolfin and Alpine Ski Center are our Team Sponsors

We love our 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 ready to help you with your swimwear and equipment needs! So stop by 30 Orchard Park Dr Suite 17, Greenville, SC 29615 to support our team sponsors and local business.

Swimmers must show their 2021 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 is Here: Let Coach Leslie know if you haven't received yours

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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 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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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!

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Greenville Splash

Upstate Splash Charity