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, July 06, 2008

Route Map for Open Water Swim at West Neck Beach

Here is a Route Map of the 2 courses that are generally swum off West Neck Beach in Cold Spring Harbor. The Red Box 3 is labeled as Route 1 and is just a bit over one mile

It is swum out from the beach just in front of the Beach House -- we all kind of float around just beyond the beach buoys about 50 to 100 yards from shore and then when everyone is ready we head on down to the large yellow and white buoy at the far point of the triangle (bottom of the picture). Depending on wave/water conditions, (and your eyesight!),  this buoy can be hard to see until you get pretty close -- but if you aim for the tip of land jutting out beyond it, you can't miss! 

Route 2 -- shown as Red Box 2 is about a quarter mile PLUS longer at 1.3 miles. We swim out and to the north a bit (towards Long Island Sound) -- there is another large yellow and white buoy there, (top left corner of the triangle), which can really be seen from the beach before you get in the water. Once we get to that buoy then we swim to the bottom of the triangle buoy. Get your wet suit and join us!

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