Palmetto Masters Swimming

December Newsletter

Welcome to our New November Members

Abby Deal- LTP

Ben Hillebrand- LTP

Graham Johnson- LTP

Janine Serell- LTP

Jessica Ballard- Danny Jones

Jillian Griswold- LTP

Steven Blakely

Alex Wood- Danny Jones

Bora Yatagan- Danny Jones (COACH)

Roger Beardmore- Danny Jones

Palmetto Masters Post-Holiday Team Party

Saturday, Jan. 9th 2016 at 7pm

1028 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard

Mount Pleasant, SC

Since the holiday are too chaotic for most, we will have our holiday party after the holidays. Liberty Tap Room has been generous enough to be our social sponsor for the Growler Invitational, so we have set up the party to be there. We will have the front bar area or upstairs depending on the number attending. Please RSVP for this event as we will be paying per head. Spouses are welcome!!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Palmetto Masters will be collecting Toys For Tots! Look soon for collections bins at various practice locations. Palmetto Masters will be joining Rob Fowler and local celebrities in the caravan that delivers these toys to kids and families on Christmas morning. More information will be coming through Club Assistant announcements on this important community project.

Welcome Coach Bora

Bora Yatagan comes to us from the College of Charleston, where he served as the head coach. He will be coaching at least one day per week at Danny Jones. He will also be swimming for Palmetto Masters as a member of our team.

Coach Bora came to the College of Charleston from Fairmont State University where he spent three years as the primary assistant coach. He assisted in running practices, organizing weight lifting and dry-land practices, organizing the team's schedule and meets, and running swim software including timing-start systems. During that time, Yatagan was also the head coach of the Fairmont Area Swim Team (FAST). He headed all coaching and directing responsibilities for the FAST Club Team while also implementing effective, forward-thinking promotional and fund-raising activities. Before his arrival at Fairmont State, Yatagan served as a volunteer assistant swimming coach at WVU while he obtained his master's degree.

Athletically, Yatagan placed second in the 50m freestyle and third in the 100m freestyle at the 2003 National Championship in Istanbul, Turkey. Bora is married and has a daughter and newborn son! Welcome to the team!!

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2016 USMS and Palmetto Masters Team Dues Registration is Underway

It is time to update your yearly registration with USMS (click on the link below). Once you register for USMS, I will then charge the yearly Palmetto Masters dues to your account on the team site. This charge will appear from Club Assistant. Those who are 25 years old and younger, will be waived the team dues but you still need to register with USMS for insurance purposes.

SAVE THE DATE April 28th- May 1, 2016 for NATIONALS

No excuses!!! This is where Palmetto Masters is going to win our First National Championship Team title. BUT you have to be there. No qualifying times are required for the first 3 events. This means, you don't need to qualify to swim 3 events. Come be part of Palmetto Masters history. SIGN THE COMMITMENT BANNER!!


In the next couple of weeks, you will receive a link to the Palmetto Masters Team Apparel flash store. We will have various Nike items with the Palmetto Masters logo available for order. items will include warm-up pant and hoodies, Dry wick shirts for men and women, tank tops and compression shirts, and duffle bags. The store will be open for 2 weeks to order and then it will close for processing. If you miss the deadline, it won't reopen. Once the store is closed, processing will begin and your items will come to the address you provided when you ordered. It will take about 3 weeks to process and receive. Watch for the link in the next couple of weeks and the dates the store will be open.

Calling now for personalized latex team caps

The caps will be 6.00 each/minimum of two. You need to email with the number of caps you want and the name you want on the cap. All payments will be charged to your palmetto masters account. If you do not have a credit card listed on the account, you must add this before the order is submitted. To add a credit card or change the card on file, you need to login to your account through the team site at
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Swim Outlet

Before ordering any swim gear, visit Swim Outlet through our team link below. 8% of your order comes back to the team and we donate these proceeds back to swim programs in the area.

Team Parka

If you want to stay warm on those chilly pool decks.... order your team parka today. Royal Blue TYR parka with the team logo. Order the parka from anywhere and then email Michelle Scherer at to have it embroidered.

Congrats Anna Holland on our sweet baby girl!! Henley Elizabeth Holland

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Thank you to our sponsors!!