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

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Cove to Cove Swim: July 23 2006

It was a grey and dreary Sunday morning in July for a swim in the Hudson River especially since the radio was proclaiming that the sun was out in Manhattan while we were driving in on the LIE.
It was warm when we left Huntington around 7AM but by the time we arrived at the Hudson River and the North Cove Yacht Harbor at the World Financial Center in Battery Park City, the weather had turned for the worse. The wind coming off Hudson was almost chilly and then the rain started. Not a downpour but an annoying drizzle. Ah well, I was going to get wet anyway and my Support Group remained happy. It was time to get on line and start swimming!

The cool air had one BIG plus... the water felt pretty good. No cold shock jumping in today!

No one, myself included was dressed for cool weather.

Kuddos to my large 3-person support group. Yolie, Tawni and Mike. They kept my spirits up -- line after line after line, till I finally got to swim the Cove to Cove Swim, just one of the Summer Swim & Aquathlon events for NYC Swim 2006.

Aquathlon you say -- who would do that? Read on as I meet one of our "old" Huntington Swim Team family members.

An "Old" Friend is Found

I went to lower Manhattan thinking I wouldn't know anybody -- hence the large 3-person support group. So there I am, wandering around in my usual pre-race daze when I hear "Mike!" and there -- not ten feet away was Joan!

She was entered in the Freedom Tower Aquathlon. The same 1/2 mile swim in the Hudson but followed by a 3 mile run. Way to go Joan! And it is always great to bump into "old" friends. Joan sends her regards to all of you and was way to polite to ask why YOU weren't there.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Carol Conquers The 5K In The Bay: July 2006

Happy, Proud, and Strong
What could be better after finishing your first 5K in the Bay

5K -- Now that's an OWS! (Open Water Swim). Congratulations Carol on your awesome 2nd place finish in your age group. Carol said "I came in 33rd out of 38swimmers -- not too shabby for my first attempt! Next year I'll swim it as a race!" We'll be waiting.

Here's more of what Carol had to say about her swim in a recent email: "Photographic evidence attached! Note the head-down,-elbow-high,-feet-not-breaking-the-water form!" (Editors Note: See the 4th picture).