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, July 18, 2007

Oh .. the 10K Swim

Well.. thought I would make a few comments on the 10K this year. First the results are in:

Winner completed the two 5K laps in 2hrs 53 mins. The longest was 5hrs 13mins. A large spread and just finishing was an emormous accomplishment. As most know there was a bad current on the west leg.

Local swimmers results ( or by a nickname sometimes used : the merpeople :)

Anne Marie Bischofberger : 4:34
Rob Martell: DNF ( I made to the 4mile mark before stopping )

See you all in the water.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

The 5K / 10K In The Bay: Saturday July 14, 2007 in Huntington Bay New York

Results of the 5K and 10K National Championships in the Bay

(for Huntington Masters Swimmers and Friends)

Name Event Place / age group Time

Ann Bischoffberger 10K 5th 4:34:51

Rob Martell 10K DNF

Cathy Kabat 5K 1st 2:47:16

Carol Moore 5K 1st 3:33:47

Rob Ripp 5K 1st 2:18:23

Steven Albright 5K DNF

Carol was first in her age group!

Rob -- happy before the race -- how was he to know that a migraine would strike within the first 15 minutes of the race forcing him out of the water and the race. 2008 here we come!

More Pictures from the 5K / 10K In The Bay

Even More Pictures from the 5K / 10K

Rob was first overall Masters male!

Rounding the "Salty Dog" at the 5K / 10K

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Coach Sal and the 2007 Rattlers

I'm not sure if this picture of Sal is BEFORE or AFTER the big game but either way, our congratulations go out to Coach Sal and the 2007 Rattlers who -- after a tough season of losses made it into the Minor League Championship Game. Coach Sal was heard to say to one and all that, "despite losing a close game we showed true heart and passion throughout the game". Well, that's not to surprising looking at who the Rattler's coach was this year. Way to go guys!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

OWS at West Neck Beach: July 1, 2007

It was a little after 7am on Sunday morning, July 1, 2007 and the tide couldn't be any lower. How low was it? Well, all the rocks in the picture above -- including that high group in the middle ground are BELOW water at high tide! That didn't make the swim any shorter, it just made the walk to the water that much more painful.

What a large group! But remember, that there is plenty of room in the water if you want to join us some morning

Coach Bob, bum shoulder and all, kicks his way out after the swim.

Rob and Ken were there as well -- but they are at West Neck Beach more days than not as Rob is getting ready for the 10K Open Water Championship in Huntington Bay in less than two weeks. Ken will be working as Rob's Kayak Guide. FYI, Rob logged a "short" 3.5 mile swim this Sunday morning after doing 6.5 miles yesterday.