Written by Rosemary Leonetti/Syntax
The Long Beach High School swim
meet Jan. 24 became a cause for special celebration, as the
district honored varsity swimming coach Woody Davis, who started his storied
career as a swim coach 50 years ago.
At the conclusion of the meet against South
Side, Port Washington and Roslyn, the team surprised Coach Davis with a blanket
highlighting his 50 years of service. Assistant Coach John Skudin awarded him
with a plaque recognizing him for his devoted service to generations of
student-athletes. His wife, Ginny, who has been by his side throughout his
career, was presented with flowers. The festivities ended with two cakes, aptly
shaped to form the number 50.
“Not every swimmer won in the water, but swimming for Woody made you a winner," said Coach Skudin, who has worked side by side with Coach Davis for many years.