MEMBERS- To register your child for Water Polo, go to your Account page and click Payments. Look for the Water Polo team Fee and select it, then add your child and process your payment.

Seattle Summer Water Polo League

INTRODUCTION / WELCOME

We encourage all boys and girls to come out and participate in the great sport of water polo. Boys and girls of all ages and abilities are encourage to participate (please feel free to come down and try it out anytime). We try to have as much fun as possible as we try to get in good shape and work on skills necessary to compete at water polo. If you don’t know much about the sport, it is a great team sport similar to soccer except instead of running and kicking you swim and throw the ball into a goal. Kids who love other sports, particularly basketball, soccer and baseball, usually have a great time playing water polo. We have various age groups, with coed, boys and girls teams as we compete against other SSSL swim clubs. Currently, we have 11 clubs participating. Although we have introduction practices in July, our main season is in August between, the end of swimming and Labor Day. We will need as many kids as possible to get involved so feel free to invite your any of your friends and teammates from other sports to join in as well.

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK: TBD

Nothing is more exciting and fun as championship week. The closest examples might be March Madness and the Super Bowl. All the league teams compete to determine each age group and girl’s champion. Sunday through Tuesday is the initial tournament style games that trim 8 or more teams down to 2 in each division. Wednesday & Thursday nights are the Finals that determine the Champions. This is our most important week so if at all possible do not miss this week!

NONMEMBERS

Nonmembers are welcome, and encouraged to join in the fun on a space available basis. WE REALLY NEED as many of your friends from school, sport teams or the neighborhood to help supplement all of our teams.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT / HELP

Adults are encouraged to join in at any of the practices or special events. The biggest help we could use from the parents is providing rides for the kids to the away games. If you could drive anyone else, please don’t hesitate to let people know. We would like to have a parent Rep volunteer to help coordinate the team activities and work with the pool board if someone is so inclined. Each year we also look for one parent to represent our club on the SSSL Water Polo Board. Very little time is required if you are interested.

Coaching Staff

Water Polo Coordinator – Amy Bannister: amyleebannister@gmail.com  Phone: 206-714-8485

Head Water Polo Coach – Tanner Huck
Coach Tanner is currently attending the University of Washington. This is Tanner’s third season coaching Water Polo at Gregory Seahurst and has been a member of the water polo team for 8 years now. Tanner played club water polo for Rain City and Puget Sound Polo for 6 years and is a member of the UW water polo club.
Contact info:
Phone: 206-488-8933

2022 GSSC Water Polo Game Schedule

Due to the relative shortness of the season, we start right away with games in the first week.

2022 Calendar 4 Polo

Regular Season Practices: All Practices at Gregory Seahurst Swim Club (GSSC)

REGULAR SEASON Starts July 27:*
10 & Under: Tuesday and Thursday 8:00-9:00am
12 & Under : Monday and Wednesday 8:00-9:00am
14 & Under: Monday-Thursday 9:00-10:00am
Seniors: Monday-Thursday 10:00-11:00am

*Practice schedule as of 8/2.

We welcome any and all kids whether it’s for one day/one week/one month or the whole summer!

Water Polo Team registration fee is $100.00

Please register online and then submit check to the GSSC office (checks payable to Gregory Seahurst Swim Club).

  • Registration fee must be received by the 1st water polo match in order for your child to be eligible to participate on the team.

Polo Equipment

Water polo suits, jammers or speedos are highly recommended! Regular swim trunks are slow and give competitors something to hang on to.

If you would like to order a ball or water polo suit for your child follow this link swimoutlet.com

Ball sizes for each age group are as follows –

  • 10u Size #2
  • 11-12 Size #3 (intermediate)
  • 13 – 14 Size #4
  • 15-18 Size #5