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

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A Link to Open Water Swims in 2007

Thanks to a tip from Harry, we have a nice link to Open Water Swims in 2007. Most of the swims are scheduled in New Jersey but there are a few in CT and RI. Interestingly enough, there are NO New York Open Water Swims listed -- so, this is a great list and link for those of you who LOVE driving to New Jersey:

If you are looking for more local New York City Open Water Swims, take a trip, (via the link below at, To the Manhattan Island Foundation web site at:

Rob and I, (Mike), have completed several of the Manhattan Island Foundation events in both the Hudson and East River. Water was OK and the views are one-of-a-kind!

Best of all, it is already mid-March -- can our REALLY LOCAL Open Water Swims at West Neck Beach be only 8 to 10 weeks away? Yes! Get your wetsuits ready, our long winter of no OWS is almost over!