Greenville Splash Masters
May News Splash 2018
YMCA Masters Nationals
We took over 30 people to YMCA Nationals in Fort Lauderdale and had an absolute blast. Of course it's always fun to see some fast swimmers and break records in the process. But it's equally inspiring to see swimmers like Brenda Stephens win her first swimming medal ever, and to see swimmers overcome health issues to be a part of the team. We are so pleased to have swimmers join us from other states in our big events: Pam Rogers, Arial Brown, V Kokila, and Tom Waitkins! We had so much fun cheering for each other and hanging out together. Our group has plenty of memories to share for years to come!
Greenville Splash Adult Learn to Swim
Adult Learn to Swim at Westside Wednesday evenings April 11 - May 16. Come out and watch this amazing event.
USMS Spring Nationals, Indianapolis, Good Luck to John Decker and Bob McAdam
Casey Swims for a Cure: Casey will swim 8 miles across Lake Jocassee. Help her raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
South Carolina Senior Sports Classic at Francis Marion University, Florence, SC. This is a qualification event for the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Open to anyone over 50. For more info click here:
Team Social Main Street Fridays. Meet in front of the Hyatt at NOMA Square at 6:00 pm. In case of rain we will meet at Kilpatrick's Pub.
Meet Planning Committee Meeting after Saturday workout 9:00-10:00 am
Beaufort River Swim For more info click here:
Coaches Meeting Pasta dinner at Carolyn's home 6:00 pm
Low Country Splash Open Water Swim, Charleston, SC
Our first Open Water Group Swim at Lake Jocassee Devil's Fork State Park meet at 8:30 am
South Carolina Long Course State Championships at Westside hosted by Greenville Splash. Register by June 1 for best entry price and t-shirt guarantee.
July 28- Aug 3
Pan American Masters Championships YMCA Aquatic Center, Orlando, Fl Going for sure: Leah Aragon, John Decker, Carolyn Moore, Shelley Rubert, Leslie Scott
Annual Growler Invitational SCY Swim Meet at LTP Tennis Center in Mt. Pleasant hosted by our swim friends, Palmetto Masters
Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim hosted by Greenville Splash
Early registration is open: Register Here Today!
South Carolina LCM State Championships
Great opportunity to help support the LCM State Championships. Download application today. Contact us if you have any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Casey Swims for a Cure
Greenville Splash is helping to support Casey as she raises money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Casey is part of a fundraising team for the Man & Woman of the Year campaign. The campaign is in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors.
Casey will swim eight miles across Lake Jocassee to help end cancer. Let's help support Casey by showing up at the finish line at Lake Jocassee or donating on Casey's fundraising page. Click here to make a donation
Workouts MW 6-7 pm, TuTh 6-7 am and Sat 7:00-8:30 am, TuWTh 8:30-10:00 am
Saturday workouts change frequently during long course season, check our calendar on our website for updates
No workout May 5th due to age group meet
Kroc Center: MWF 6-7 am
GHS YMCA: MW 6:30-7:30 pm, MTuTh 5:30-6:30 am
Swim on your own? Print out a Greenville Splash workout to take to the pool!
Fun In and Out of the Pool!
Open Water Group Swims
Congratulations to Greenville Splash for being awarded Gold Club Status by USMS! There are only 14 clubs in the country to receive this recognition!
Molly Willingham Breaks 3 National YMCA Records at YMCA Nationals in the 50, 100, and 200 Back! Kudos on such an EPIC accomplishment! We are super proud!
State Records Broken at YMCA Nationals:
Molly Willingham: 100 Back, Bob McAdam: 200 Breast, Carolyn Moore: 100 Fly, 200 Fly, 200 Free, Susan DeMere: 50 Back,100 Back
Women 55+ 400 Free Relay: Janice Hebel, Cheryl Quinn, Susan DeMere, Carolyn Moore
Many accolades to our National Champions:
Amy Browning 200 IM, John Decker 1,000 Free, Stephanie Heatley 200 & 1,000 Free, Bob McAdam 200 Breast, Carolyn Moore 200 Free & 200 Fly, Leslie Scott 100 Fly & 200 IM, Rob Seigler 50 Fly and 100 Back, Nicole Smith 50 Breast & 200 Fly, Molly Willingham 50, 100 & 200 Back, 50 Free, 100 & 200 Fly
Yes Real Swimmers Use Fins by Coach Leslie Scott
After a hard kick set, many swimmers wonder why they are so tired from using fins. Using fins have many advantages. Beginner swimmers are reluctant to use fins because they think it is cheating. However the benefits are huge. Using fins allows a larger muscle mass of the legs to be used. This allows a more demanding workout that burns more calories and increases fitness levels. This increased work load means exertion levels remain higher and the cardiovascular system gets a more intense workout with even greater fitness benefits. Fins will develop leg strength. Kicking with fins is like lifting weights. The added resistance from the blade increases the workload on the leg muscles. The body adapts by increasing the strength of the muscles.
Fins also help with increased ankle flexibility. Many triathletes have poor ankle flexibility and their feet point down which causes drag. Good swimmers can hyperextend their ankles. Fins use an increased surface area which forces ankle extension during the power phase of the kick. Using fins stretches the ankles and increases flexibility so the kick will become more efficient. Fins will improve body position and technique. Fins add propulsion which increases speed. Good swimmers stay on top of the water while beginner swimmers tend to drag their legs and swim more vertical. Fins allow swimmers to stay more horizontal in the water. Fins allow swimmers to swim at faster speeds. This will transfer to swimming faster without fins because of muscle memory. The muscles will remember the feeling of the faster swimming and will duplicate that pattern without fins. Technique will improve by repeated use of swimming faster with fins and staying higher in the water.
Many swimmers wonder what kind of fins to get. Longer fins provide more resistance and allow for more propulsion which is great for beginner swimmers. Shorter fins require a faster kick and are good for more advanced swimmers and those with good ankle flexibility. Medium blade fins capture the best of both worlds. The blade is short enough to allow a good tempo but long enough to work on ankle flexibility.
Be A Part of the Team!
Join the best Masters team in the Upstate! Click the above link to pay online. Or pay by check to Leslie, Carolyn, or Amy.
Meet the Greenville Splash Advisory Board:
Sara Bopp, Amy Browning, John Decker, Mark Kothe, Carolyn Moore, Casey Oliver, Judi Rich, and Leslie Scott
Please, reach out to these board members with any suggestions for the future success of your Greenville Splash Masters team. Email: email@example.com
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