Lake Jocassee Awesomeness!

Early morning arrival at Lake Jocassee!
pc Jodie Lyons

This event and venue is always gorgeous!! The 7th annual Upstate Splash open water swim, put on by the Greenville Masters Splash Swimming Team, and directly benefiting children’s swimming lesson programs in South Carolina, continues to be an ideal open water swimming venue.

Over a dozen of us made the hour+ trek to South Carolina!
L to R: Fred, Jill, Misty, Adrienne, Jeff O., Martin, Marty (3rd/1.2M), Willie, Lisa, Jodie, Alexis, Lili (Lisa’s mom🌞), Andrew, Renee, BJ holding Rosalind! Missing Lonnie!
Arrival and check in…

We had swimmers in all four categories, 1.2 mile and 2.4 mile for 🚺 and 🚹. Click here for complete results and click on the category heading.

Young Martin Moran crushed the men’s 1.2 miler with the win! Congratulations!
We’ve missed old friends! Renee and BJ with Rosalind.
Fred and Jill Hart (13th/1.2M)
Lisa, Lili, Alexis Ressler (9th / 2.4M) and Jodie Lyons (21st /1.2M) pre-race chillin’ And it was Jodie’s very first open water race! Well done.
Orange buoys at start and turn (0.6 miles one length) with one yellow buoys at half way.
1.2 miles swimmers do one loop. 2.4 miles swimmers do two loops.

Laura Sleater and Rick Gant, course setters, safety, starting and breaky-downy. Thanks!!
The START of one of seven waves at 2-3min intervals. pc Lisa K.
Looking UP the lake along the 1.2 mile loop course. Video below…
Misty’s finish.
Adrienne Kramer cruising her beautiful Butterfly to a 24th place finish in the 2.4 miler.
Misty Varnell (13th in 2.4M), Willie McCourt (30th/1.2M) and Jeff Owen (15th/1.2M)
BJ Brooks catching rays and good swimming vibes with a 21st place 2.4 mile finish.
Thanks, Leslie and Steve Scott from the Greenville Masters Splash program!!

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