Greenville Splash Masters

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Upstate Splash Charity Open Water Swim

Becomes The Premier Open Water Event In the Upstate

Thanks to the Greenville Splash Masters

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The inaugural Upstate Splash charity event is an Epic Success!

Our inaugural event was held on Aug. 29th at Lake Jocassee. We had 35 volunteers from Greenville Splash and many more swimmers from our team participated in this fabulous event. Thank you so much for your commitment to our mission, "Bringing swimmers together to save children's lives." Our volunteers and swimmers were heartfelt in their dedication to hosting such a fabulous event. The weather was beautiful for the 219 swimmers and everything turned out perfect. We had so many compliments from the participants, it was overwhelming.

The inaugural 2015 Upstate Splash charity open water swim event fun facts:

  1. 219 Registered swimmers
  2. 104 Female swimmers
  3. 115 Male swimmers
  4. Oldest swimmer - 71 (Martin Healy)
  5. Youngest swimmer - 11 (Caroline Lucas)
  6. 9 States represented; S. & N. Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Florida.

For more information on the Upstate Splash, please visit:

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Big Thanks to the Upstate Pool Management for being our Presenting Sponsor

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Greenville Splash Custom Water Bottle

Amy Browning is taking orders for custom polar water bottles. Bottle with Logo and Custom Name is $17 total with shipping. Order deadline is October 1. To place an order, send Amy Browning $17 through paypal and send an email to let her know what you want on the monogram/name and size of water bottle 20oz or 24oz.

Amy Browning email:

Upcoming Events

September 26

Swim Around Charleston 12 Mile Open Water, Solo or Relay

Good luck to Klaus Pless!

Oct. 1-4

USMS Convention, Kansas City, Missouri: Carolyn Moore and Leslie Scott will be attending as delegates from the South Carolina LMSC.

Oct. 9

Team Social: Converse College Swim Meet at 6:30pm to watch Tiffany Ours

Meet at Delaney's in Spartanburg 5:00ish to visit with our Middle Tyger friends.

Oct. 24

Special Saturday Workout and Team Breakfast Workout 8:00-9:15 at GHS.

Breakfast at Another Broken Egg at 10:15am. Address: 1025 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC 29067 (Near Cabella's).

All swimmers welcome, please sign in at the front desk and tell them you are with Greenville Splash.

November 7

Savannah Rock n Roll Half Marathon. We have a big team contention planning to run this event: Tyler Scott, Sara Bopp, Casey Oliver, Kyle Danner, Michael Linder, Rachel Smith, Leslie Scott, Steve Scott, Cheryl Quinn, Janice Hebel. So come join us!

November 21

Thanksgiving Workout 10:30 - 1:00 at Westside Aquatic Complex

This is a big team tradition, come for all or part of the workout! Cost is $7.00 for non-members.

December 5-6

Short Course Meters Championships at USC Natatorium, Columbia, SC

Meet info available soon.

April 14-17 2016

YMCA Nationals, Sarasota, Florida

We have many swimmers committed to go and have reserved 2 houses. Let us know if you are interested in going.

April 28-May 1 2016

USMS Nationals, Greensboro, NC

Workout Schedules

Westside Aquatic Complex

TuTh 5:30-7 am, Sat 7-8:30 am

Middle Tyger YMCA

M/Tu/W/Th 7:00-8:00pm

Come see the newly renovated pool, it is awesome!

Splashtacular Accomplishments

Congratulations to Tiffany Ours on making the Converse College Swim Team We wish you much luck!

Lake Logan Triathlon:

Fantastic athletic feats from: Kyle Danner and Scott Brown Half Distance, Casey Oliver International Distance and Mary Biebel Sprint Distance

Greenville Triathlon:

Impressive races from: Michael Mauhar, Thomas Skelton, Garrett Molzer, Mike Alexander, Jermaine Counts, Allen and Jennifer Rhodes, Peter and Lydia Brown, Mary Biebel, Melinda Lindberg, Cameron Beach

Lake Lure Open Water Swim:

Fabulous swims from: Klaus Pless, Kevin Treu, Melinda Menzer, and Leslie Scott

Stroke Tip

Many swimmers have great technique until they take a breathe. Even Michael Phelps has a small hitch in his stroke when he takes a breathe. Remember to stay balanced in the water, keep yourself tall in the water and keep your chin tucked when you turn to get a breath. Don't lift your head to the front. Keep your feet kicking small and fast when breathing, don't let your legs go wide, stay balanced.

Here are some drills to help you keep your form while breathing:

8 x 50 Swim BUT only kick when you breathe

4 x 100 Strong pace (do not drop the kick when you breathe)

8 x 50 Pay attention to the kick when you breathe

4 x 100 Swim with fins (do not drop the kick when you breathe)

Team Sponsors

Eyecarecenter, Dr. Sara Bopp, Simpsonville

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