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

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Some Shots From The 5K In The Bay (Huntington Bay That Is!)

Thanks and a tip of the Swim Cap to Bob Miller for these pictures. Bob explained that they were a little hard to get "as we were the turnaround boat and had to get their splits, numbers and hand out water...that's why the pictures show the swimmers so far away".

As a help to the swimmers, Bob put the float buoy up on his mast so it was easy to spot.

An escort Kayak and one lonely swimmer in the middle of Huntington Bay. But conditions were ideal unless, of course, you wanted to count the stinging Jellyfish that just happened to wander in on the course. See Rob's Jellyfish Story below and some tips on how to protect yourself from a very painful sting!

5K is a l-o-n-g swim but with views like this of a very deserted looking Huntington Bay, (could the price of fuel be part of the problem?), it might be time to start training for next year's 5K In The Bay. Start swimming NOW!

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