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

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tom's Trip To Argentina

Buenos Aires is the capital of the Republic of Argentina and the country's largest city. Plus, its a really long trip from Huntington. Not to worry, thanks to Tom and his prolific picture-taking, we don't have to fly there we can take a quick visit via the following photos. Oh, and by the way, Welcome Back Tom!

A typical street scene in downtown Buenos Aries.

Casa Rosada - the Government Palace. Can you guess how it got its name?

Wherever you have cattle, and cattle ranches, you have people on horseback tending to them. In Argentina, they're the gauchos.

Iguazu Falls stretches along a 3 kilometer (nearly 2 mile) long rim that is shared by Argentina and Brazil. It thunderously plunges the height of a 24-story building. So how come Tom didn't get in any swimming?

Is that guy in the sign playing golf? We know that the guy leaning on the sign isn't playing any! Ah well, it won't be long now! Tom, thanks again for the great pictures.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

C.W Post Wins. HUMS goes 2 for 2 on the Weekend

Continuing the on the success of Rich's swim on Sunday, Ken, Jeff and I had to raise our games to match the Huminski output of medals. As a group the Sunday swimmers had 4 firsts and 4 seconds.

100 Free
2nd.. Jeff 57.10

50 Free :
2nd.. Jeff 25.39
2nd...Ken 26.47
2nd.. Rob 28.95

100 Back
virtual first : Ken 109.1 ( he swam Back in the free race due to events being close together ).

50 Back
1st .. Ken 31.0

50 Brst
1st .. Rob 33.89

100 Brst :
1st .. Rob 1:15.84

One significant hilight of the morning was watching the assistant coach at CW Post ( Mike Travers ) do a 22.7 50 Free and a 49.8 for 100 free.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Valentine’s Day Swim Meet at Kings Point USMMA

This years Valentine’s Day Swim Meet was held Saturday February 9, 2008 at Kings Point United States Merchant Marine Academy in Port Washington. Huntington Masters was glad that Rich went as he had a GREAT Swim Meet!

Rich took a first in three of the events that he entered: the 50 Yard Freestyle (28.79), the 100 Yard Freestyle (1:04.75) and the 200 Yard Freestyle (2:23.05). Rich took 2nd in the 500 Yard Freestyle (6:28.54) and in the 100 Yard IM (1:21.66).

Rich was a one-man-wrecking-crew for the Huntington Masters Swim Team. Way to go Rich!

Ken's Underwater Turn At Post

Thanks to Rob for this UNDERWATER Video of Ken at the Post Meet This weekend. Rob reported: "A few firsts and seconds from Ken and I for the HUMS team and a couple Personal bests on my part ( 1:15 and 33.8 ) Jeff was there as well with some excellent swims ( 57 for the 100 free )." Formal results will most likely be available in a few days.

Rob has MORE Videos from this meet up on YouTube at the link below; Go and Enjoy!