Shut Up and Swim Roy Dessloch Invitational Results

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Meet Results (PDF)

The Westside Masters Swim Team hosted the Shut Up and Swim Invitational Long Course Meet. The meet was held at the beautiful Westside Aquatic Center in Greenville, South Carolina. Karen Alexander was the meet director and did a fantastic job planning and organizing the meet with her friends. The meet was full of relays including relays that are normally not offered such as 400 Free, 400 Medley and the 800 Free relay with opportunities for women, men and mixed. The meet was held to honor Roy Dessloch. Roy Dessloch recently retired from coaching age group and Masters swimming. Roy was instrumental in bringing Masters swimming to the level it is today in South Carolina. Roy also spent many years volunteering for the South Carolina LMSC in various roles. Whenever Roy was coaching on deck, swimmers could hear him cheering and whistling. He never missed a split and always offered feedback to his swimmers. He was a compassionate coach and would spend time caring for his swimmers both in swimming and in life. The meet social was held at the Drury Inn which was a celebration to honor Roy. The meet social had a Beach theme with music and a slide show. It was a fun opportunity for swimmers to get to know each other better from South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina. Many swimmers won fun door prizes at the social. The meet ran very smoothly and swimmers had fast times and made many new friends and memories. The meet gave away very nice high point awards and team awards. The first place in state team was Greenville Splash YMCA Masters, second place was Palmetto Masters, 3rd place was Beaufort Masters and 4th place was Westside Aquatic Masters. The following other Masters teams in South Carolina were represented: Greenwood YMCA, Clemson Aquatic Team, Grand Strand Masters, Sun City Hilton Head and Unattached swimmers.

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