The Huntington girls' swimming and diving team is welcoming new members. (Darin Reed photo.)

Blue Devil Girls’ Swimming & Diving Welcomes New Members

The Huntington girls' swimming and diving team is welcoming new members. (Darin Reed photo.)

July 22 , 2022

Huntington High School students looking to have a ton of fun this fall are being encouraged to consider joining the Blue Devil girls’ swimming and diving team. Practice begins outdoors on Monday, August 22 at the Head of the Bay Club.

The Huntington girls’ swimming and diving program has a decades long history with hundreds of happy team alums. Swimming is fun; there’s no doubt about that. It’s great exercise and an even better way to unwind, relax and feel invigorated. Competing individually or as member of a relay is downright thrilling, too.

Finley Middle School science teacher Chris Helmke is Huntington’s longtime head coach. Meg McConnell coaches the divers and assists with the swimmers.

Huntington is led by three-time state championships qualifier Kathryn Montefusco. The rising senior is expected to be a run at state titles this fall.

The Blue Devils practice outdoors at the Bay Club until classes begin and then the team moves indoors to YMCA’s pool.

Interested? Send a message to Coach Helmke at

Every student needs to get re-qualified by the school nurse prior to each sport season. The nurse can only clear a student-athlete who has the following forms on file:

• Private Physical Exam Form (link below)
NYS Private Physical Examination Form for Athletes

• Interval Health History Form (link below)
Interval Health History for Sports Participation (English/Spanish)

Those who want to participate on the girls’ swimming and diving team should report to the Huntington High School nurse’s office on Thursday, August 18 at 10 a.m. to submit their private physical exam (if necessary) and interval health history forms. Any student who wants a physical exam by the school doctor should report to the nurse’s office at 8 a.m. on that day.

All Blue Devil sports student-athletes are also required to submit a blue parent permission form to their coach no later than the first day of tryouts/practice.

The form can be found at this link:
Parent Consent Form for Athletes (English/Spanish)