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

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Rob takes a self portrait

Why a self portrait? Nobody else would do an open water swim in December! That's why Rob's now called the "Crazy Canadian"!

The view back to the beach

Amazing, it doesn't look that cold -- but it was with the air temp at 40 and the water at 50 degrees!

Smart runners dress warm!

Chris, Tim and Jim were out for a run when they spotted Rob's car in the West Neck Beach parking lot. They got there just in time to see him get out of the water and dash to his car to warm up. You can tell how cold it really was by the way they are dressed -- this was no summertime fun run!

Rob warms his hands

Cold hands but a happy heart -- Rob's December Swim outdoors is in the record book.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Happy Holidays 2005!

Another Swimmer's Holiday Brunch has come and gone, The 2005 edition was held on Sunday, December 4, 2005 at the Huntington Hilton. It was one of the smallest groups we've had but everybody enjoyed themselves. Our "Crazy Canadian", (see award and story about Rob below), was the talk of the Brunch. I'm sorry that I didn't get pictures of everybody -- except for the mandatory group shot -- but I'll try to do better next event. Could that be the 2005 Winter Water Polo? Check with Bob, he's in the middle of trying to set it up. See you in the pool... Mike.

Sal -- Good Dad FIRST, Great Swimmer SECOND

John and Lynn

Judy and Tom

Deana and Rich

Margarita and Joe

Pat and Bob

Mike and Yolanda

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Swimmers Holiday Brunch -- What a Group!

Rob Gets An Award without even being there!

Want to earn a nick name like "Crazy Canadian" in just one day? No problem. Just do what Rob did and go for a little Open Water Swim in December -- Saturday December 3rd to be exact. The water temperature was around 50 degrees and the air temp a comfy 40 degrees in the sun. Don't ask about wind chill. In any event, Rob did it, recovered and went to a swim meet the next day, took two first places! The meet ran long (because of the morning snow storm) so Rob and Christine were not able to make it to the brunch. His award will be held for his next OWS -- did anybody say January 2006?