For parents longing for an appropriately ambitious and germane activity for their children to grow into need look no further than the Town of North Homestead's Hot Tuna swim team.
The Hot Tunas are a team made up of boys and girls from ages 6 to 16 years old. Swim team coach Joe, Mrs. Axelson and the staff have a great knack for bringing out the best in all of the swimmers.
Similar to soccer, baseball, football or lacrosse, swimming is another great means to foster developing bodies and minds beyond the narrow milieu to face one of the biggest questions all children will face of society, culture and conflict, and that is: "Where will I fit in?"
Since most colleges and universities have their own swim teams, it is worth it to suffer the pains it takes as parents to tear a son or daughter away from that TV show and perhaps strive for a scholarship. It is well-worth it because swimming is certainly one program given to body, mind and spirit and all parents, along with their children, deserve to consider the program held at the Michael J. Tully Jr. Park, Physical Activities Center (PAC) Pool, off Denton Avenue, on Evergreen Avenue, New Hyde Park.
For further information about the Hot Tuna Swim Team, please call PAC at 327-3140.
Hot Tunas vs Great Neck
Score: Great Neck 193 - New Hyde Park 129
The stunning defeat was due in part to team members being struck by the flu and the lack of practice during the holidays.
However, a fine swim was executed by all the swimmers on hand. Here are those results:
8 years old and under: First place-Kyle Johnson; Third place-Mindy Wong.
9 and 10-year-olds: First Place-Carly Pearlstein;Second Place-Nicki Pond; Third Place-Eric Johnson.
11 and 12-year-olds: First Place-Dave Cimino; Second Place-Arielle Buss/Eric Florio.
13 years old and over: First Place-Lisa Shaprio; Second Place-Margaret Nuzzolese; Third Place-Andrew Fu
Fine efforts were also registered by: Joanna Cipot, Spencer Kargas, Jackie Stagnar, Margaret Li, Dan Stagnar, Vincent Fu, Kayla Justice, Anthony Waite, Beryl Bevilaque, Margaret Levine, Joe Waite, Alice Levine and Pauline Parais.
8 years old and under: Third Place-Marc Rosen.
9 and 10-year-olds: First Place-Colleen Nuzzolese/Marc Wilkerson
11 and 12-year olds: Second Place-Sean Riordan; Third Place-Colleen Oats/John Cigouri.
13 years old and over: First Place-Jean Marie Zarzycki/Richie Fu.
8 years olds and under: Second Place-Brett Buss; Third Place-Cecilia Mo/Kyle Johnson.
9 and 10-year-olds: Second Place-Peter DiMara; Third Place-Nicki Pond.
13 years old and over: First Place-Casey Axelsen Third Place-Stephen Cipot.
8 years old and under: First Place-Marc Rosen; Second Place-Dan Stagnari; Third Place-Mindy Wong.
9 and 10-year-olds: Second Place-Sean Stagnari; Third Place-Amanda Buss.
11 and 12-year-olds: Second Place-Dave Cimino; Third Place-Eric Florio.
13 years old and over: First Place-Liz Nuzzolese/Richie Fu/Andre Fu; Second Place-Emily Miller.