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, July 14, 2005

Huntington Bay, Sunday morning July 10, 2005 6:45 AM
5K in the Bay

5K results for our local swimmers

One OFFICIAL (Rob Martell AKA Lawrence Martell) and three un-official, (Rob Ripp, Cathy Kabat and Ken Longo), Huntington Master’s Swimmers took part in this years 5K swim in Huntington Bay.

Rob Ripp, Time: 1:34:19.00

Rob Martell, Time: 1:35:29.00

Ken Longo, Time: 1:37:48.00

Cathy Kabat, Time: 1:52:30.00

Master and Open athletes are swimming to the starting line for the 5K -- that's right you have to swim to the starting line and then swim a 5K!

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Around Governors Island Swim June 25, 2005.

Rob Martel circumnavigated historic Governors Island in the inaugural Around Governors Island Swim. In this extremely challenging 2 mile course with great views of lower Manhattan, Rob came in 8th out of the 89 swimmers who finished and first in his age group. Way to go Rob!

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Now this is Open Water Swimming!

What a nice surprise. I went to the Cayman Islands with Yolanda for a 5 day stay and what should I find but one of the best Open Water Swims that I've ever done. Question is, "will I be forever spoiled?" Take a look at the 2 pictures below and you'll see what I mean. Mike Posted by Picasa

This Cayman Island Sea Swim picture is actually from the 2004 race but conditions were virtually identical in 2005 and my photographer refused to get in a copter to get this picture. In fact my photographer spent most of her time waiting in the beach side bar at the end point of the race. I was told it was "nice and shady there". Yeah right! Posted by Picasa

The Cayman Island One Mile Sea Swim has been rated by Swimmer's World magazine as one of the top swims in the world! Can you see why?

Mike's strategy was to swim as far out as allowed, NOT near the shore and it worked as he finished 51st overall (out of 361) in a time of 27:22.
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