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

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Rob's 2nd Annual December OWS

Dateline West Neck Beach, Huntington NY, December 2, 2006

For the second year in a row, our own Rob Martell braved a blustery cold December wind for an Open Water Swim at West Neck Beach.

Although Winter is still officially a bit more than two weeks away, the wind-wipped chop of Cold Spring Harbor and the dark water told the real tale -- this is not an average Open Water Swim, this is man against the elements. And this December 2nd, the "elements" were VERY chilly!

Rob was VERY happy to get out of the water and on his way to an already heating auto! The time was around 8:35am on this December 2nd Saturday morning and, without a cloud in the sky, the outside temperature hovered around 43 degrees. Don't even ask about the wind chill!

Chris and Tim were there to cheer Rob on. And if you want to ask about the wind chill, talk to Tim or take a look at the picture below. One picture IS worth a 1,000 words!

Do I hear the word "three-pete"? If so, we'll see you again in December 2007!

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