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, September 09, 2007

Brooklyn Bridge Swim: September 8, 2007

September 8th, 2007 marked the second annual Brooklyn Bridge Swim and conditions couldn't have been better -- at least for the swimmers. The water temperature was in the low 70's and the currents on the East River seemed calmer than the previous year. Air temps were in the mid to high 80's and with the high humidity and bright sunshine at 2PM it was a pretty hot time for the spectators -- so our thanks go out to all who showed up to cheer us on!

As mentioned, the water temperature and and calm (relatively!) currents made for a great swim for the 123 swimmers who entered the East River at Dover Street -- a bit north of South Street Seaport and just under the Brooklyn Bridge. Of the 123 swimmers, 117 finished the race and made it to the Brooklyn side unassisted.

And how about the Huntington duo of Rob and Mike?

Pretty good -- both finished FIRST in their Age Groups and Rob finished 6th Overall and Mike finished 31st Overall out of the 117 swimmers completing the swim.

Mike's time was 17:55 and Rob's time was 14:49.

The boys from Huntington were smokin!

Mike is up for his First Place Award in the 60 plus age group.

Rob rceives his First Place Award in the 40-49 age group. You can "click" the arrow link in the video below to watch and hear Rob walk up to receive his award -- what will they think of next!

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