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, April 13, 2006

Nancy Takes a First in the Cayman Brac Turtle Triathlon

The Cayman Brac Turtle Triathlon was held on April 9, 2006. For those of you who don't know where Cayman Brac is, just go to Grand Cayman and take a "left" -- though you'd do better taking a plane from Grand Cayman! The water at Cayman Brac may even be clearer than the water around the larger and much more populated Grand Cayman.

Cayman Brac was just perfect for the swim part of the Tri. Just ask Nancy how many fish and turtles she saw on her 1.5k Swim which she finished in 28:09:00

(NOTE: See the July 2005 Archive entries for pictures of Mike's One Mile Swim at Grand Cayman -- how many other Huntington Swimmers and Triathletes can we get to the Cayman Islands?)

Nancy followed up the swim with a 35k Bike and then a 10k Run to the Finish Line and a First Place Woman's winning time of 2:16:40.

Congratulations Nancy!

The only downside...

Swimming in the waters around Long Island will never seem the same!