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

Monday, October 30, 2006

Picture's From Kona -- thanks Nancy!

The Picture above is from the 1.2 mile pre-Ironman Swim. The picture with the boat in it below is from the actual Ironman swim start area.

Group picture below is from the 1.2 mile swim race the week before Ironman. Nancy came in 3rd in her division in this "fun" race!

Pictures From Kona: Part Two

Trust me... these innocent looking group shots will get a little wilder! Just keep scrolling!

That's right, it's Simon all the way on the right and he's broken out his kilt. Some things just never change. At least this time he is wearing his kilt in warm weather... the last time we saw Simon dressed like this was at one of our annual December Holiday parties. I guarantee it wasn't "Hawaii" warm!

Nancy told me that there was going to be a "fun" run before the Ironman and now, I believe her!

Thanks again to Nancy for sending me some real, (natural and intimate), pictures from Kona -- pictures that I didn't have to "fake" from the web!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Huntington Triathlon Club Ocean Swim, Sunday September 10, 2006

The Huntington Triathlon Club had their last Ocean Swim/Practice on Sunday September 10, 2006. It was a beautiful day and one to remember till Summer 2007 rolls around!

Tammie, Liz and Orlando were there and, of course, our own Bob Miller -- Swim Coach, Lifeguard and Winner of the 2006 David Hasselhof Look-Alike Contest.

We'll get a little run in before the swim!

Let's hope that they come back for Summer 2007 (or Spring 2007 for those who are hardy enough!).

Sunday, October 22, 2006

2006 Ford Ironman World Championship Results

Saturday, October 21, 2006 in Kona was triathlon's Super Bowl, Wimbledon, World Series, World Cup, and Tour de France all rolled into one -- the Ford Ironman World Championship.

And, with 1,700 pro and age-group Tri's competing, it's not exactly a small, local event! Check out the 2. 4 Mile Swim start above and below.

The crowding eased up considerably as the 112 Mile Bike leg "rolled" on!

The 26.2 Mile Run followed... which leads us to our "local" Huntington results in which we still include Simon even though he now lives a few thousand miles away.

Simon Butterworth was 7th in his age group with an overall time of 11:37:46. (Swim Time: 1:21:58, Bike Leg: 5:57:50 and Run Time: 4:06:28).

Nancy Lipira was 5th in her age group with an overall time of 11:52:41. (Swim Time: 1:13:30, Bike Leg: 5:53:35 and Run Time: 4:35:53).

Mary Ellen Stajk was 10th in her age group with an overall time of 12:12:13. (Swim Time: 1:31:47, Bike Leg: 6:05:00 and Run Time: 4:25:47).

Congratulations to:

Mary Ellen, Nancy and Simon!

Monday, October 16, 2006

A Note From Simon Re: Sunday's 6.7 Magnitude Quake in Hawaii

I received the following email note from Simon Late Sunday Night, Oct 15, 2006:

All is well with everyone on the Island as you may have heard by now. Nancy and Mary Ellen were on their way, walking, to the beach for a swim. Locals were not going in the water and they, unlike many other athletes, followed local precautions. We were in our time share when the house started shaking. We did not think it was all that bad when the big one hit. I don’t think we realized fully what was happening. When the significant but weaker aftershock hit we were much faster at exiting the house.

There is not much visible damage around town, a few walls have collapsed and some rocks rolled out on the road here and there. We are however wondering what will happen next Saturday. The upper part of the bike course has some big cracks in it.

Thanx for the concern.

All the best


Friday, October 13, 2006

A "Thank You" Note From Nancy regarding the Kona Kick Off Party

Needless to say, we will all be thinking of Nancy (and Simon) on Saturday, October 21, 2006. We wish them both the best of luck!

Below is a link to IronmanLive if you have the time on Saturday, 10/21, check it out...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Kona Kick Off Party: October 4th 2006

It was a balmy Wednesday evening in October. Perfect weather for a Kona Kick Off Party to honor and celebrate Nancy's THIRD trip to the Ironman in Kona Hawaii (Saturday, October 21, 2006). Kudos to Harry for setting everything up at Meehan's in Huntington Village. I'm not sure if Harry planned it this way but there were enough TV's everwhere throughout the bar to satisfy even the most diehard Met's Fans who were able to see their team take a dramatic 6-5 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the Division Series Playoff. But, for the most part, baseball took a back seat to Ironman talk and just plain good wishes to Nancy!

FYI, Nancy's Ironman Bib Number is 521

Our old friend Simon Butterworth is already in Hawaii but emailed a personal message to Nancy, (which she is reading above), for the Kona Kick Off Party. Simon is our first "West Coast" (more or less) Huntington Master's Swim & Tri Team member and is waiting in Kona to greet Nancy.

FYI, Simon's Ironman Bib Number is 307.

Here's some great Ironman advice. If you see a big fish... swim faster!

Paval was there and was gracious enough to offer his services as Nancy's Personal Physician if airfare and a 5-star hotel was included. Michele offered her services as a private nurse and was willing to settle for a 4-star hotel. Anybody willing to settle for a 3-star?

Sorry Greg. Sorry Sal. My "stupid" camera decided that the best object to focus on was in the background. Operating automatic digital cameras and drinking at Meehan's just don't mix!

Kona Kick Off Party Gets Rockin'

Ooops, Bob's not exactly Rockin' but he is drinking! (Now you know why I prefer taking the pictures instead of being in them! -- Mike)

Lynn FINALLY arrives with a big smile and a hug from Nancy!

Paul FINALLY arrives and gives Nancy, (with the "where you been?" hand gesture), a big Lynn-Like smile.

Honest, Sal wasn't watching the Mets Game the whole night! It only seems that way in this picture.

On to Kona via the Green Road

Nancy gets a little extra "green" to help her on the road to Kona.

Does this put her in the "pro" ranks? Nah. Not with the amount that she got from us!

" If you see a fish any bigger than this... swim faster!"

Harry shows and explains to Nancy how all the locals will be dressed (the local tourists, that is!).

Nancy tells Harry "Not me buddy!"