Huntington Masters Swim Team

The Huntington Masters Swim Team ("HUMS"), an official club of US Masters Swimming, holds daily early-morning pool workouts year-round at the Huntington YMCA, 60 Main Street, Huntington (contact the Y at 631-421-4242 for Full Y membership fee information).

Indoor Pool Workouts in one of the Y’s two 25-yard pools begin at 5:30 a.m. weekdays and 7:00 a.m. weekends and last one to two hours. These workouts are open to all Full Y members.

Open-Water Swims are held from May to November at West Neck Beach and other local Long Island beaches. Outdoor swim schedules are posted on The Water-Blog.

Want to swim for the Home Team? You can! Join HUMS at

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Tobay Tri and Tri Relay Results 8/22/04

Name / Place overall / Place-age group / Time

Scott Kessler / 5th overall male / 1st / 1:03:22

Don Bond / 4th Master male / 1st / 1:09:04

Rich Young / 5th Master male / 4th / 1:09:26

Tomaso Veneroso / 55th / 12th / 1:13:13

Lynn Perzeszty / 1st master female / 2nd / 1:15:13

Karen Farrell / 96th / 6th / 1:16:45

Roger Levin / 114th / 17th / 1:18:29

Ian Silversmith / 123rd / 8th / 1:18:48

Ray Farrell / 129th / 21st / 1:19:08

Dawn Desimone / 236th / 13th / 1:24:46

Armand D’Amato / 2nd Senior male / 2nd / 1:25:46

Joan Heath / 391st / 15th / 1:30:40

Team Results:

Sal Romanello’s team / 1st overall / 59:45

Bob Miller, Simon Butterworth, Margarite Marascia /
1st Coed / 1:10:34

Ken Longo’s team / 2nd male / 1:14:04

Tim Sullivan, Matt Deegan, Jim Imhof / 11th male / 1:16:15

Joe Conklin’s team / 1st sibling / 1:18:46

Sunday, August 08, 2004

"Bon Voyage" Ian Posted by Hello

Ian's bon voyage party: Sunday, Aug. 15th

Our super-duper breastroker and triathlete, Ian Silversmith, is moving to Rhode Island at the end of this month. We are planning on having a “bon voyage” party on Sunday, August 15th, starting at 2 p.m. It will be at Ken Longo’s home. Ken is providing charcoal and some hamburgers, hot dogs & steak. Please bring whatever meat you want (hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, etc.) and buns. Also, if you could bring a salad or side dish if your last name is from A to M, and bring a dessert if your last name begins with N to Z. This is a BYOB event. Children and spouses are more than welcome.

No need to sign up, just show up. Directions will be forthcoming.

We are still planning to have the party in the fall.

Let’s all show up and bid the new dentist “Aloha”!

Friday, August 06, 2004

Point Lookout One Mile Open Water Swim Championship
July 31, 2004
Results for Huntington Masters Swimmers (Place and points by 5 year age groups)

Wet Suit Division

NANCY LIPIRA-HOEST 2nd Place Time: 30:59.00 (5 Team Points)

TIMOTHY SULLIVAN 3rd Place Time: 27:16.00 (3 Team Points)

KEN LONGO 1st Place Time: 24:28.00 (7 Team Points)

Non-Wet Suit Division

DANA TERMINI 2nd Place Time: 29:30.00 (5 Team Points)

LANCE PALMER 7th Place Time: 35:28.00

BOB MILLER 9th Place Time: 30:11.00

MIKE ENGEL 2nd Place Time: 30:18.00 (5 Team Points)

Huntington Masters Swim Team with 25 team points came in 4th place out of 15 teams!

Sunday, August 01, 2004

The happy crew AFTER the race! Posted by Hello

This is the ONLY picture I got of Nancy. When she wasn't swimming she was running around after her grand daughter! Posted by Hello

The fog started rolling out just before the start of the swim but it forgot to take the seaweed with it. Otherwise, water conditions were perfect with temps in the low 70's. Posted by Hello

By the end of the swim, it was sunshine, blue sky and seaweed everywhere. Posted by Hello

Tim, Ken, Bob and Lance strike a happy pose BEFORE the swim. Posted by Hello

Tim gives us all a high five after collecting his first place medal. Posted by Hello

Way to go Ken!  Posted by Hello