The Great Neck Park District’s Froggies Swim Team performed tremendously this season and have a lot to be proud of. Going into the Championship swim meet at the Levittown Pool on Friday, Aug. 5, they were undefeated. The team competed against six other Nassau County teams. The final score was 177 for Veteran’s East Meadow, who were the winners, vs. 174 for the Great Neck Froggies, who came in a close second. Kudos to our Froggies!
This was the first summer the swimmers were able to compete since 2019. Of the 100 swimmers on the team, who range in age from 7 to 16, the majority live in Great Neck but a few come from Manhasset and Port Washington. Both Froggies coaches, Head Swim Coach Bethany D’Errico and Assistant Coach Erick Zizic, grew up in Great Neck and were Froggies swimmers, as well. Bethany also coaches the Park District’s Winter Swim program during the school year. In addition to coaching, Bethany is a K through first grade Special Ed teacher and Erick, is a senior at SUNY Oswego, where he is studying education and tech instruction. Erick swims for the SUNY Oswego Swim Team.
On Thurs., Aug. 11, the Froggies celebrated their dynamic season with an awards ceremony, highlighting awards such as MVP, Rookie, Most Improved, Best Sportsmanship and Most Dedicated swimmers. We wish our GN Froggies congratulations and a swimmingly good year ahead!
—Submitted by the Great Neck Parks District