By Connor Sannito
The Door County girl’s high school swim team just went up from 12 swimmers of last season to this season’s 20 swimmers. The team is the collective of girls from Sturgeon Bay, Sevastopol, and this year’s new addition, Southern Door. The sharp increase in numbers is partly because the girls continue to keep making connections across the County’s high schools. The team is closely knit; the mechanics of the small team resemble something closer to a family – a big family.
Swim meets are decided not only on talent but also based on a large roster. Last season they went undefeated in dual meets and in every individual event. However, a number of swimmers they had were lacking, so overall team achievement was difficult.
Now, the team has depth in numbers to make for a very successful swim season. They increased the amount of swim meets from 12 a year to 15 a year.
Dave Bubnik, the seven-year head coach, expects good things from his girls team this season. Bubnik is happy that girls come out to do such a taxing sport and able to stick around even after a practice of his:
Two 2 hour-long practices, one in the morning and one in the late afternoon: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. And a two-hour long practice in the morning for Wednesday and Friday. The girl’s high school swim team swim about 5000 yards per practice. Bubnik also is set on overtraining the girls for their events to maximize their times.
This year’s captains are Jillie Jorns, a senior from Sevastopol, and Kaitlyn Schauske, a junior from Sevastopol.
The girl’s high school swim team first home meet, at the Sturgeon Bay YMCA, is August 22nd.