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, April 25, 2007

Do Swimmers Go Golfing?

Hard to believe... but true. Swimmers do go golfing (but not all golfers swim!). In any event, it was a beautiful April morning and the greens were fast. (I sound like a golfer already -- not that you'd know it to look at my score!). My thanks to Tom, Bob and Chris for encouraging me to hop out of the pool for a day and try a little golf. Great weather, good friends and fast greens -- could a man ask for anything more. Well, maybe a little chlorine!

Such concentration. Tom has got a lock on sinking this putt. Or does he?

Hello ball. Get ready for the ride of your life. Or was this the shot that went in the drink? I'm not sure but Chris will no doubt remember!

And the winner is... well, today's winner was Tom with Bob a close second. Mike was fourth and Chris came in third thanks to a 9th hole meltdown of epic scale that included one ball in the lake and another behind a tree on a normally placid 9th hole. BTW, be sure to ask Chris what everybody else shot on the 9th hole. Did I hear three Par 3's and one EPIC Meltdown! Golf is a game of inches that will break your heart -- but there's always next week.

Thanks again guys, Mike

Saturday, April 14, 2007

New Pictures from the Huntington YMCA Triathlon / Masters Group April 1, 2007 Swim Meet: THANKS EILEEN

The Backstroke start...

The Butterfly -- as close as you can get without getting wet!

Arthur has his starter's gun in the air and ready to fire. Behind him, Mike is at the scorer's table or as he put it, "The Table of Torture". Math and Organization were never his strong points!

Steady, steady... wait for the gun and GO!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Huntington YMCA Triathlon and Masters Group First Annual Swim Meet

Thanks to Bob Miller, (with a little help from his friends), the Huntington YMCA Triathlon / Masters Group held it's First Annual Swim Meet on Sunday, April 1, 2007. The 4-lane Norton Pool at the Huntington YMCA was the site for this well-attended event. See pictures below:

Sorry that there are so FEW pictures, but your intrepid reporter was busy doing his best keeping score. My apologies to all who received a wrong time listing. But no matter, this was billed as a Fun Meet and in that regard it merits a score of 100!

Once again, congratulation to all who competed -- especially to those "novices" who competed in their very FIRST Swim Meet. If you "catch the swim fever", The Huntington Masters Swim Team is waiting to welcome you with open arms!