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 30, 2007

September 8, 2007: "Swim for Life" in Provincetown, Cape Cod

The September 8th "Swim for Life" in Provincetown, Cape Cod is an annual fundraising event for AIDS research and women's health. Carol was there, swam it and sent in the following report, suggestion for 2008 and pictures... Thanks Carol!

"Boy, do they know how to party in Provincetown! More than 300 participants swim from Long Point Lighthouse across Provincetown Harbor (about 1.4 pretty choppy miles) to the main beach at Commercial Street, and then join the crowd and cheerleaders (yes!) for a free "Mermaid Brunch"! What a party! And what a swim! Crystal clear, clean water the whole way across, and hordes of people beating drums, waving pom-poms and chanting your name as you get out of the water -- I can't wait to do it next year! (Actually, there are a lot of groups/teams that participate -- Let's get the Huntington Master's Swimmers to go as a group next year!)"

That weekend this year did conflict with the Annual Brooklyn Bridge Swim but who knows what 2008 will bring... the Cape Cod waters do look a little bit clearer and cleaner than the East River!

300 PLUS Swimmers!

Cheerleaders with Pom Poms!

Carol is out of the water and checking her time... though she didn't report it.

Carol discusses the race with one of her personal cheerleaders.

The crowd was large and having LOTS of fun. This is, afterall, Provincetown MA on the tip of Cape Cod -- not exactly know for being a quiet seaside town. Party! Party!

" The Mermaid Brunch is that way!"

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