Athletes practice despite intense Wednesday heat

Wednesday's intense heat didn't stop some athletes from taking the field in Norwalk.

About a dozen students were practicing at Norwalk High School's Testa Field for fall football.

About a dozen students were practicing at Norwalk High School's Testa Field for fall football. (7/6/16)

NORWALK - Wednesday's intense heat didn't stop some athletes from taking the field in Norwalk.

About a dozen students were practicing at Norwalk High School's Testa Field for fall football.

Some of the students were from Norwalk High School and others were from Athletic Gaines, an athletic group in Stamford.

A coach from the group says students took water breaks after each drill.

"You look for breathing. You can look at their pupils, perspiration, how much they're sweating. Just their body language," says Rodney Joyner. "You can tell. They start dragging."

Dr. Mitchell Lester, of Norwalk Hospital, says people experiencing congestion or shortness of breath should call their doctor. He says the air quality alert can impact other people who aren't young, elderly or who don't have breathing problems.

Forecasts predict the high temperatures could remain through Friday.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

This week's Real Possibilities report takes a look 1 Real Possibilities: Senior tax preparation
Catherine Macari was sworn in as the Norwalk 2 Norwalk FD gets 1st female firefighter
Police say a viral video of a tip 3 Police: Viral video spurred thief to return tip jar
4 Long Islanders look to add to HS wrestling legacies
Suffolk PD detectives say one person was killed 5 Police: 1 person killed in Moriches accident

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

People look for ways to stay cool during People look for ways to stay cool during hot weather

The dog days of summer have arrived and people are looking for ways to cool

Doctors believe they could see several cases of Doctors warn residents to be careful in summer heat

Local doctors warned residents in southwestern Connecticut to be careful in Wednesday's extreme heat.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE