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, May 25, 2008

Practicing Open Water Swimming in the Pool!

Can you really do it? Can you practice Open Water Swimming in an Indoor Pool? Well, Coach Rich and Coach Bob, (pictured below), were more than willing to give it a try as they hauled out two orange open-water buoys and anchored them to the bottom of Norton Pool

Did their very novel idea work? You bet it did! Just take a look at the You Tube footage below,  (there are two films available), -- it was almost like swimming in Huntington Bay or Cold Spring Harbor -- just 30 plus degrees warmer! And, oh yes, there were lane lines!

Swim to the right...

Swim to the left... practice went every way but over the top!

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