Greenville Splash Masters

May News Splash 2021

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Swim, Smile, Swim

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Carolyn aka Mighty Mouse Turns the Big 6-0!

Let's Swim Greenville!

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Team Swag is Here: Let Coach Leslie know if you haven't received yours

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Special Note from Coach Leslie

We are super excited to be getting back to more normal routines with the covid vaccine. We had a blast celebrating Coach Carolyn at the Big 6-0 workout. What an awesome turnout of 30 swimmers to swim 60 reps in honor of Mighty Mouse! And then we continued celebrating Carolyn at the Warehouse at Vaughn's and even though it was rainy, we had plenty of swimmers come out to celebrate. It's so fun to get to know swimmers better and meet our swimmers that swim at different pools around town.

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. Show your bag tag and tell them you are with Greenville Splash to receive a 20% discount off swimwear and swim equipment.

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. Read the article from USMS below, studies show that chlorine kills covid within 30 seconds! So be careful around the pool deck and locker rooms, but pool water is our friend! Woohoo!

Send us pictures in your new Greenville Splash swag. Send Leslie any 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.

The best part of workout: when it's over!

Look at these post workout smiles!

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Upcoming Events

April 12 - May 2

Last One Fast One: USMS Virtual Event. Swim in your local pool and see where you stack up in your favorite event or get out of your comfort zone and try something new. The choice is yours! Still not convinced? $5 from every entry benefits USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim grants supported by the USA Swimming Foundation. By entering, you are helping someone else learn the sport we all love. Click here for more info:

May 4

Team Lunch to celebrate Jean Ference 11:30 am at White Duck Taco, 1320 Hampton Ave.

May 23

First 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

June 5-6

Chattanooga Rat Race 5K Open Water Swim. Click here for info:

June 19

Team Social to watch the USA Swimming Olympic Trials at Carolyn's home. Potluck. RSVP to to get Carolyn's address.

July 1-31

USMS Try Masters Swim Month: Invite your friends to come out and swim this month!

July 21 - 25

2021 USMS Short Course Nationals, Greensboro, NC Who wants to go? Let Coach Leslie know. Order of Events is now available, click here to see

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. Entries are now open click here to register:

Oct. 6-11

2021 USMS Long Course Nationals, Geneva, OH

Click here for more information:

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Welcome to Our Newest Members

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. It's Long course season!

Pool closed for swim meets: May 7-8 and June 25-27

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.

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Team Traditions

Fun In and Out of the Water

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:

Splashing Accomplishments

Paralympic Meet in Dallas

Congratulations to our future Masters swimmer, Parker Egbert! He had time drops in every single swim and is headed to the Olympic Trials in June. Parker won 1st place in the 100 M Free and 100 M Breast, 3rd in the 200 M Free, 4th in the 100 M Fly, 2nd in the 200 M IM and 2nd in the 100 M Back. Way to go Parker! We are happy to have Parker swim with us at some of our Masters workouts at GCAC.

2021 Palmetto Masters SCY Meet

Congratulations to these amazing swimmers: Randy Charcalla, Jennifer Davis, John Decker, Alec DiBattista, Jean Ferrence, Adam Impson, James McNichols, Dylan Ogle, Kristi Panayotoff, Jacob Pocta, and Hayes Walsh. These 11 swimmers won 46 first place finishes!

So proud of Alec, Dylan, Jenny, and Adam for competing in their first Masters meet!

A big shout out to Mark Kothe and Ken Cooper for accomplishing the Palmetto 200 Mile Relay!

We are super excited to be back to Long Course Season...the last time was August of 2019!

Dolfin and Alpine Ski Center are our New 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 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 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:

Open Water Article

Good News Read Below

Cool Article from the NY Times

Start Getting Ready for the Olympics, watch this inspirational 50 year old!

I'm Training to be the Oldest Olympic Swimmer | Siphiwe Baleka
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Let us know if you haven't received your team swag

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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Teammates for Life!

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I believe Sarah won this race!

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Parker Brings Home Gold at Paralympic Meet in Dallas, Texas

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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