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

Saturday, September 06, 2008

2008 Brooklyn Bridge Swim Cancelled

As Newsday's front-page headline screamed this morning "Here Comes Hannah" well, there went the 2008 Brooklyn Bridge Swim. The swim was supposed to start at 8:45 am Saturday morning, September 6, 2008 and would have been the third annual Brooklyn Bridge Swim. But Tropical Storm Hannah had other ideas and the swim was cancelled. Rob and I were both disappointed as it would have been the third year of this very "New York City" Swim for both of us. 

On the bright side, the notification process by the Manhattan Island Foundation was just about as good as it could get. I received notification of the cancellation by both phone and email -- two emails and automated calls to both my home and cell phone number. We were also all invited to come down to South Street Seaport at 8am on Saturday to pick up our T-Shirts etc and have a cup of coffee with the crew and other swimmers (not too many entrants were there at 8am -- see photo above). Rob went to CW Post to workout and I went to NYC for coffee! I took a few pictures, said a quick hello and "thanks" for the on-time notices to keep us all in the loop -- then hopped in my questionably parked car and headed back to Huntington. See you all next year! Bad Hannah! Bad Hannah!

Of course, the sun had to make an appearance to make us feel even worse!

But the sun, clouds, bridge and water did make for some dramatic pictures. And, naturally, the East River water looked VERY calm -- though looks can be deceptive! 

Bye Bye Brooklyn Bridge. Bye Bye East River. We hope to swim you again in September 2009.

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