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, April 20, 2008

Going for Olympic Gold in Open Water Swimming

This August, the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing, China will feature a long-distance open-water swim -- a 10-kilometer race about seven times longer than the previously longest Olympic swim -- the 1,500-meter swim.

A big thanks to Nancy for the "tip" about this story -- read it, you won't be disappointed!

You can read all about what promises to be a bruising new Olympic event in a news story from the Wall Street Journal written on April 18, 2008 by By KEVIN HELLIKER at.

If you are interested in open water swimming, you may also want to check out the website at:

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