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  • The Greenville Splash has the highest certified Masters coaches in the Upstate. Our coaching staff has many years of coaching experience and are dedicated to the success of every level of swimmer.

    Meet our coaches...

  • Director & Head Coach Leslie Scott

    Level 4 USMS Certified Masters Coach
    Certified Adult Learn to Swim Instructor by USMS

    Founder & Director of the USMS Greenville Splash Masters program
    (est. January 2009)
    Currently holds the position of:
    South Carolina Masters Swimming Registrar & Sanctions; Fitness Chair (SC LMSC)
    (South Carolina Masters Swimming is a state subdivision of United States Masters Swimming)

    Leslie Scott

    Hometown: Daytona Beach, Florida

    College: Stephen F. Austin State University, BS; National University, MS

    Career: Special Education Teacher

    Noteworthy in Swimming:

    • 2012 Recipient of Kerry O'Brien Masters Coaches Award from USMS
    • 2014 Level 4 USMS Certified Masters Coach
    • All American Open Water Swimmer
    • Swam 221 miles in one month, placing first in a workout race
    • Swam a 10-mile ocean race from Seal Beach to Long Beach in 58 degree water

    Coaching Experience: Over 30 years coaching experience. Coached for many different swim teams in California, Texas, Florida and South Carolina. Coached Masters, USA age group swimming, high school, summer league, Special Olympics and a deaf swim team. Aquatic Director for First Colony in Sugarland, Texas. Coached 10 years for Hillcrest High School. 

    Favorite Stroke: Breaststroke

  • Coach Carolyn Moore

    Level 3 USMS Certified Masters Coach
    Certified Adult Learn to Swim Instructor by USMS

    Currently holds the position of:
    South Carolina Masters Swimming Record Chair (SC LMSC)


    Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina

    College: College of Charleston

    Career: Sales

    Noteworthy in Swimming:

    • 4x All-American Swimmer at the College of Charleston
    • College of Charleston Athlete of the Year 1982
    • College Swimmer of the Year 1982 & 1983
    • Swam one summer with the 1980 Olympic Swim team
    • 31 South Carolina State USMS Records
    • 6 Dixie Zone Records – USMS
    • 10 time USMS Y National Champion
    • USMS National Long Distance Champion
    • USMS All-American Open Water Swimmer

    Coaching Experience: Coaching and teaching swim clinics for the past 35 years.  Worked with summer league, age group and Masters swim programs.

    Favorite Stroke: Butterfly

  • Coach Casey Oliver

    Level 2 USMS Certified Masters Coach
    Certified Adult Learn to Swim Instructor by USMS


    Hometown: Prescott, AZ

    College: Arizona State University

    Career: Engineer

    Noteworthy in Swimming:

    • USMS Relay All-American
    • US Swimming AZ State Age Group Qualifier 
    • Prescott High School Swim Team Captain
    • Awarded PHS Most Valuable Swimmer
    • 3 Time PHS Record Holder
    • AZ Wells Fargo Region Swimmer of the Year
    • Competitive Swimmer since Age of 3

    Coaching Experience: Masters swimming, Stroke Clinics, Swim Lessons

    Favorite Stroke: Backstroke

  • Coach Amy Browning

    Level 2 USMS Certified Masters Coach
    Certified Adult Learn to Swim Instructor by USMS
    WaterArt Aquatic Fitness Certified
    USA Swim Official

    Hometown: Greenville, South Carolina

    College: Clemson University

    Career: Insurance

    Noteworthy in Swimming:

    • Divison 1 Collegiate Swimmer, 1991-1995
    • Level 2 Certified Masters Coach from USMS
    • Age Group State Record Holder
    • Top 16 and National Qualifier

    Coaching Experience: Masters swimming, SAIL summer league, Swim lessons for all age groups

    Favorite Stroke: Breaststroke, IM

  • Coach Johnny Thon

    Level 2 USA Certified Age Group Coach


    Hometown: Santa Ana, California

    College:  Santa Ana College

    Career: Swim Coach, Writer, Novelist

    Noteworthy in Swimming:

    • Junior Olympics Water Polo Champs three years in a row for the ORCA Swim Club in California

    Coaching Experience: Coached many teams since 1994 including age group, summer league, high school, Masters, and water polo. Coached many technique clinics in all strokes and for all age groups.

    Favorite Stroke: Butterfly & Backstroke


  • Coach Mark Kothe

    Level 2 USMS Certified Masters Coach

    Hometown: Rome, GA

    College: Furman University

    Career: Telecommunications

    Noteworthy in Swimming:

    • Top Ten Masters Swimming (individual & relay)
    • YMCA National Masters Champion
    • Collegiate Conference Champion

    Coaching Experience: Greenville Splash Masters Swim Coach

    Favorite Stroke: Freestyle and Butterfly

  • Coach Lindsey Little

    Level 2 USA Certified Age Group Coach


    Hometown: Decatur, IL

    College:  University of Illinois

    Career: Swim Coach

    Noteworthy in Swimming:

    • Division I Collegiate Swimmer
      Top ten record holder at University of Illinois
      25K Ultra distance & open water swimmer

    Coaching Experience: Age group coach at Team Greenville, Decatur Swim Club and Manhattan Marlin Swim Team (KS)

    Favorite Stroke: Butterfly & Freestyle

  • Coach Cheryl Quinn

    Level 2 USMS Certified Masters Coach
    Certified Adult Learn to Swim Instructor by USMS

    Hometown:  Minneapolis

    College: Clemson

    Career: Registered Nurse 

    Noteworthy in Swimming:

    • Summer league swimmer
    • Masters swimmer
    • Triathlete
    • Ironman Canada 2011

    Coaching Experience:  Masters with emphasis on beginners and triathletes. youth league, and swim instructor.

    Favorite Stroke: Freestyle and Butterfly