Greenville Splash Masters

January News Splash 2022

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Now that 2021 is coming to an end.

It’s Swimmer of the Year time and that has been the trend!

This swimmer is amazing despite her “young” age to date.

When going to a swim meet she will never be late!

Swimming over 3,000 yards…3 times a week….

She swims to get better and stronger is what she seeks!

Contacting her Coaches every week all year,

She wants to improve her swims without any fear!

Teaching swim lessons is what she likes to do.

Always helping other swimmers to love the water….who knew?

Always up for relays when asked by her younger teammates…..

With a smile on her face… hesitation is her trait!

Kacky Elliott we are so proud of you.

You deserve this Swimmer of the Year award and we love you too!

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Is it already time for 2021 to end?

What a year for Greenville Splash it has been!

Not many events have taken place.

So, who will be the Volunteer of the Year for today’s face?

This person is not a swimmer if that is a clue.

Some of you may not know him but maybe a few….

Supporting our open water swims this summer at the Lake,

Pouring down rain did not stop him from helping…thank goodness sake!

Always willing to paddle to keep our swimmers safe….

He is really tall and certainly no waif!

If you haven’t figured out the Volunteer of this Year.

It is Mike Tomashefski and he is right here!

All of us at Greenville Splash are most appreciate of you.

Here’s to our gratitude and a whole lot of love too!

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Holiday Fun with Greenville Splash

Special Note from Coach Leslie

The holiday season proves to be the most wonderful time of the year at Greenville Splash. We had a blast at our annual holiday party! Thank you to Mark & Lisa Hohmann for hosting the event at the Riverbend Club House. I think there are a few gifts from the Dirty Santa that still are wanted by Mark Kothe! We have so much fun swimming through out the holiday season and thanks to all our coaches for helping to make the workouts so much fun.

A big shout out to all those that donated gifts and gift cards to special needs children and families in our community. Your generosity is much appreciated.

We have so many big plans for 2022 and we look forward to helping you meet your workout and fitness goals. Let us know if you want a coach to help work with your specific plans. We are excited to have our Adult Learn to Swim program be back in session this spring. Let Leslie know if you want to volunteer for this rewarding program. We are excited to start a new learn to swim program for Veterans.

January is the time of year to pay Greenville Splash team dues and USMS dues. They can be paid easily online, venmo, or by check. USMS dues can be paid online. See the buttons below for links. Thank you for your support.

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 or give me a call if you need any help with anything: 864-283-1328.

2022 Registration for Greenville Splash Dues

Click above to register for Greenville Splash for 2022

2022 Registration for United States Masters Swimming

Click above to join or renew USMS dues for 2022

2021 Swimmer of the Year: Kacky Elliott

Kacky Elliott inspires everyone at Greenville Splash! At 82 years old she keeps up her workout regime of swimming 3 times per week and swims at least 3,500 yards or 3,000 meters. She loves going to swim meets and at first her favorite event was the 50 Free. However she loves breaststroke and freestyle and this past year she added the 200 Back to her swim meet repertoire. She enjoys going to swim meets as she loves the excitement of the meet itself and she likes meeting swimmers from our team and other swimmers from around the country. Kacky learned how to swim at 7 years old and even remembers her swim instructor’s name. She was not on a swim team growing up, but she does remember getting invited to swim in the Peach Meet 1950-1956 where she earned several medals. She got her Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certificate in 1957 and has been teaching swim lessons ever since. She taught Red Cross lessons in Greenville for over 30 years and loved every minute of it. Kacky taught lessons in the early days of SAIL. Kacky volunteers at all our events and helps teach our Adult Learn to Swim program. What Kacky loves most about swimming is that it is a sport you can do well into advanced age. She loves competing in her age group because she says she comes out looking pretty good and we couldn’t agree more!

Naughty or Nice ??!!

Reindeer Games

A Team Favorite: Social Kicking

Thanks to our Sponsors

Upcoming Events

2022 Go the Distance. Keep a workout log with this fun program from USMS. Click here for more information.

Jan. 20 Greenville Splash Girls Night Out 6:30-9:30 at Quaker State for Paint Night. Sign up by Jan. 15th. Click here to register.

Jan. 24-27 USMS Winter Fitness Challenge. This events supports Adult Learn to Swim programs through the USA Swimming Foundation. We will be doing the challenge at all of our workouts. Click here to enter:

Feb. 1 - March 10 Greenville Splash Adult Learn to Swim for Veterans at GCAC. This is a 6 week program for veterans from 7:00-8:00 am on Tu & Th mornings. Please let any Veterans know about this opportunity. The program will teach basic water safety, swim lessons, advanced swim technique or custom coaching. We are proud of Bill Ewell and Jean Ference for getting this program going and for teaching our veterans.

Feb. 4-6 South Carolina SCY Championship in Myrtle Beach. We have several swimmers that are going: Carolyn Moore, Steve Croucher, Shelley Rupert, Leslie Scott. Entries due by Jan. 31

Click here for more info & to enter:

February: Charlotte Meet? They haven't set a date yet

March 28 - April 19 Greenville Splash Adult Learn to Swim at GCAC. We are looking for volunteers to help teach Either Monday or Tuesday evenings 7:00-8:00 pm for 4-5 weeks. Let Leslie know if you are interested by Feb. 1.

March 26-27 SCY Meet in Atlanta, GA at Dynamo Pool

April 3 SCY Meet in Sarasota, Fl. Anyone interested in going? We could enjoy some open water swimming and make it a mini-vacation!

April 26- May 1 USMS SCY Nationals in San Antonio, Texas

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Workout Schedule

Greenville County Aquatic Complex:

Coached workouts: TuTh 5:30-7:00 am, TuTh 6:30-8:00 pm, TuThF 9:00-10:30 am, F 7:00-8:30 am, Sat 7:00-8:30 am.

Pool closed Feb. 17-20 for age group state championships.

Kroc Center:

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.

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Splashing Accomplishments

South Carolina SCM State Championships in Charleston:

We had a mighty team of 9 swimmers that competed with awesome athleticism to capture the 3rd place team trophy: Randy Charcolla, Jenny Davis, Kacky Elliott, Bill Grawe, Mark Kothe, Dylan Ogle, Kristy Panayotoff, Jacob Pocta, Sarah Tomashefski

Congratulations to Mark Kothe for setting two state records in the 200 Back and 100 Free

A huge shout out to these high point winners: Sarah, Bill, Mark, Kristy, Jenny, Kacky, and Randy

We are super excited to welcome Dylan Ogle to our coaching staff!

Congratulations to Jessica Schultz as she got married to Austin! Best wishes to Jessica and Austin on their next journey in life!

Congratulations to Dylan & Jenny on their recent engagement!

Best wishes to Andrew & Elizabeth on their recent engagement!

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Love is in the Air!

South Carolina SCM Championships in Charleston

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Fun in and out of the Pool!

Willie & Malcolm not only swim but also play the bagpipes!

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Need a workout? We've 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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Technique & Goal Setting Articles from USMS

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:

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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