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How to Join HSSB
permitting, HSSB will hold tryouts semi-annually in March and
Questions: Please contact
one of our head coaches with any questions or to discuss upcoming
The Howard Suamico
Storm Breakers Swim Team (HSSB) is a competitive swim team catering
to Green Bay-area youth. Swimmers are led by USA Swimming-certified
coaches with most practices being held at the Howard-Suamico
Community Pool at Lineville Intermediate School. There are no
residency requirements to participate.
HSSB offers group
levels determined by ability and coaches' evaluation of
athlete attitude and performance. The minimum requirement for a new
swimmer to join the entry-level group is the ability to swim a
continuous 50 yards (two pool lengths) freestyle with side
breathing and 50 yards backstroke.
Information about HSSB's fees to join can
be found here. Other
expenses and obligations that you should consider
Swim Meet Fees: There are entry fees for each swim
meet you choose to attend. You
can usually choose how many events you will swim per meet. Swimmer
fees are typically $4-$5
and a one-time “splash fee” of $3-$5. Most meet hosts
also charge $4-5 for
Concessions Requirements: When HSSB hosts its home meet,
each family is required to work two volunteer positions
(concessions, stopwatch timing, etc.) If you are unable to
fulfill this volunteer requirement a $100 fee will be assessed for
your convenience. We also require a food/beverage donation or $25
in lieu of a donation to stock the concession stand. We encourage
and appreciate your participation as hosting meets is an important
source of funds for the club.
does not require much equipment. Our swimmers should have the
- Good fitting
goggles and a swim cap. An official HSSB team cap is required for
swim meets. HSSB sells these caps for as low as $12.
of fins for practice
blue or team swimsuit for swim meets
swimmers (Silver/Gold levels) will require a snorkel
Swimmers are offered
several practices practices per week, Monday through Friday during
the swim season. An occasional make-up practice will be scheduled
on weekends. Attending every practice is highly encouraged, but it
isn’t mandatory to remain on the team. Please see our website
for the season's practice/meet calendar.
Unlike some sports,
with swimming you may select which meets your swimmer does and does
not participate in. It is only mandatory for swimmers to
participate in the HSSB Home Meets (typically held around January,
June and November). Other meets are optional.
swimmers transferring from another team or off-season college
swimmers should contact one of our coaches to discuss joining the
team outside of the tryout periods.