Greenville Splash Masters

February News Splash 2021

Let's Swim Greenville!

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USMS One Hour Swim

Time to Renew or Join USMS and Greenville Splash Team Dues

Thank you for your support in joining United States Masters Swimming and Greenville Splash. Your support allows our team to provide outreach to our community, provide liability insurance, and helps us to cover team expenses. Click the buttons below to pay dues. Greenville Splash dues can be paid online through our website, Venmo, or swimmers can write a check to Greenville Splash (please give those to Leslie or Carolyn).

Thank you to those that have paid already! We appreciate you!

Greenville Splash 2021 Team Dues

Click the button above to pay team dues online.

USMS 2021 Membership

Click the button above to join or renew for USMS

Team Swag Coming Soon: March 1

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Special Note from Coach Leslie

I talk to so many swimmers from around the U.S. and even have friends in places like Budapest and Guatemala that let me know they have swimming restrictions. Some pools are not open at all, only one per lane, difficulty making lane appointments, no coaches on deck and more. It reminds me to be grateful to be able to swim.

Let your coaches know your goals or plans for the new year. We are here to help! If you are new, please take a selfie at the pool and send to me for the next newsletter.

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. During the winter months, swim supplies are in the back of the shop, just ask.

During these difficult times of the pandemic we want you to know that Greenville Splash is your extended family. Please reach out to your teammates and coaches if you need anything. We care about you! Keep coming to swim to help with fitness, anxiety and mental health.

Send us pictures, stories or tips 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

Jan - Feb

USMS One Hour Swim

You can still enter till the end of February. You can swim it for fun and fitness or swim it as a competition and send your results to USMS to see how you stack up against others of your age around the country! Click here for entry information.

Feb 8-11

USMS Winter Fitness Challenge.

We will be doing the 30 minute fitness challenge at all of our workouts during this week. You can swim it for fun or enter to help support the USMS Covid-19 Relief Program. Click here for more information.

March 1-31

Greenville Splash March Madness Fitness Challenge

Track your fitness and swim every short course event during the month of March. We will have some fun prizes! Information posted below and we will hand out directions at the pool.

March 12-14

Palmetto Masters Short Course Yards Meet in Charleston. Limited to 100 swimmers in South Carolina. So far we have the following swimmers entered: Jacob Pocta, Jean Ference, Kristi Panayotoff, and John Decker. Click here to enter:

July 21 - 25

2021 USMS Short Course Nationals, Greensboro, NC

Click here for the latest updates.

Oct. 6-11

2021 USMS Long Course Nationals, Geneva, OH

Click here for more information:

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Greenville Splash Has the Best Team Traditions

Football in the Pool!

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Splashing Accomplishments

We wanted to give Deidre Decker a huge shout out for helping to get the vaccine out! A few of our swimmers were anxious to get their 70+ first dose of the Covid vaccine and luckily they ran into Deidre. She helped them navigate where to go, what to do how to beat the crowds. Our swimmers were so very thankful that they basically sailed through the process. Deidre is working incredibly hard on-site at the main Prisma vaccine site in the large former K-Mart location less than a mile from the main Prisma Hospital. Dee has been incredibly helpful and she gave information about getting the second dose to our swimmers. Once she reports to duty everyday, she is on her feet for 8 straight hours with one bathroom break.

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Welcome to Our Newest Members

Paralympic Swimmer Featured in a Super Bowl Commercial

2021 Toyota Big Game Commercial: Jessica Long's Story | Upstream
Paralympic swimming star Jessica Long talks training Tokyo and Toyota's

Schedule Updates

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 7:00-9:00 am.

Pool Closed for age group meet: Thurs. Feb. 18 - Sun Feb. 21 (Thurs morning workout will be fine, the evening workout will be canceled).

Pool closed for age group meet: March 6 & 7

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. For those that want to keep social distancing please start and stop at the flags or start at the other end of the pool.

We had a few Bernie sightings at GCAC!

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 Blog section. Click here for workouts:
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Dolfin and Alpine Ski Center are our New Team Sponsors

We are excited to announce a 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 open now! So stop by 30 Orchard Park Dr Suite 17, Greenville, SC 29615 to support our team sponsors and local business.

Swimmers must show their 2020 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:

Find out the Health Benefits of Swimming from USMS

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Come join us for the best part of your day!

Team Trivia

This group was the very beginning of Greenville Splash: Leslie Scott, Janice Hebel, Maureen White and Mark Kothe! Back in 2005-2007 we swam in the summer months at the Wellington Green Pool at 5:30 am. Maureen would open it up and we would do full workouts with no lights, lane ropes or pace clocks! We do have plenty of bug stories and how we would swim through October with no heat!

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