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, July 15, 2008

OWS July 15th to July 18th and JellyFish

It is worth noting to all those swimming this week , that the non-friendly Jellyfish are now present in the water off WNB or the LI Sound . A few ran into them on Wed/Thursday last week. On Sunday at the 5K race, the Medusa jellyfish came out in spades.

Not like the small and non-stinging types, these will sting. Please take care swimming over the next few weeks. Suntan lotion is said to reduce the chance of a sting on arms,face, etc. Vasaline helps as well. Clearly wetsuits help so it might be advisable to wear yours if you had been sans-suit.

Cure:? I have used Ammonia to good success on some bad stings on Sunday. I will be carrying Ammonia in my tool bag in case you happen to be swimming when I am.

I don't think it should stop plans for you to swim, just watch out while swimming for brownish/redish jellyfish. Their tenticles can go for a few feet so eyes open :) Goggles are a must IMO. A sting in the eye can cause serious problems.

Rougher waters do reduce their presence in the water so hoping for some wind this week.

OWS Dates :
Wed July 16th 5:45 am
Thur : Uncertain
Friday : 5:45 am

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