Back in the mid-1950s, by the southern side of the tracks in the southern Hamlet of Farmingdale, many houses were being developed. Soon after, it became obvious that the newly moved in residents would need fire protection.
Although the Howitt Boys Swim Team was of small number this year, Coach Coleman said the team is "big when it comes to spirit." Coleman explained that the team has been "successful against some larger teams to great individual effort and overall positive attitude. In addition, [they've] been very fortunate to have Varsity swimmer Alison Schill volunteer her knowledge and experience to the team. Swimming is a challenging, exciting and fun sport to participate in and [the team] hopes to have more 7th and 8th grade boys join the team next year. "