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, June 21, 2006

June 21 2006 OWS: The First Day of Summer!

Summer is here and the living is easy!
And so is the Open Water Swimming!

June 21 2006 OWS: Tim Eats His Goggles

June 21 2006 OWS -- What a group!

Well, it can't be too cold as everybody
is taking off their wetsuits IN the water!

The picture above is AFTER our swim. The picture below is BEFORE the swim... but notice that we already have lots of daylight at around 6:30am -- nothing like swimming on the first day of Summer and the longest day of the year.

June 21 2006 OWS -- Boys At Play

June 21 2006 Open Water Swim

Thanks Carol... it's nice not to be an ALL Male group!

Can you pick out the OLDEST wetsuit?

Monday, June 12, 2006

2006 EagleMan Ironman 70.3

2006 EagleMan Ironman 70.3
Swim 1.2 miles * Bike 56 miles * Run 13.1 miles
Sunday, June 11, 2006 - Cambridge, MD

NANCY LIPIRA .....5:15:56..... (63rd out of 446 Women Finishers)

Nancy was the 1st Place Overall FEMALE GRAND MASTERS

JESSICA D'AMATO .....5:07:03..... (37th out of 446 Women Finishers)

Jessica was the 3rd Place finisher in her age group

LYNN PERZESZTY .....5:49:49..... (179th out of 446 Women Finishers)

Lynn was the 2nd out of the water in her age group

GREG LINAKIS ..... 6:10:42..... (748th out of 1,100 plus Men Finishers)

Mighty Montauk Triathlon

Saturday, June 10, 2006 was the date of the 24th Annual Mighty Montauk Triathlon.

There were 504 finishers in this 1 Mile Swim, 22 Mile Bike and 6.2 Mile Run.

Huntington Masters was well represented, with at least three finishers that I could find. Special congratulations to Don Bond who had a 3rd Place Finish in his age group. Here are the results:

Scott "Wrong Way" Kessler.....2:11:04.0.....(37th Overall Finish)

Don Bond...........2:11:07.7.....(38th Overall Finish)

Tim Sullivan.......2:43:00.8.....(297th Overall Finish)

Based on preliminary weather reports of high wind and cold, damp conditions, (I wasn't actually there), congratulations are due just for competing, much less finishing! Way to Go! And, as usual, if there is anyone that I've missed, please let me know (thanks, Mike)