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, October 07, 2008

Before Hustling to Finish, Relaxed Is a Good Way to Start

Trainers and coaches say relaxation is crucial to a strong performance, and tension only serves to diminish an athlete's performance.
The link below will take you to a New York Times article By GINA KOLATA -- first published Published in the NYT on October 2, 2008. It includes references to swimmer Michael Phelps, well-known coaches and runners including Michael Johnson. Who knows, maybe you'll pick up a tip that'll help put you in First Place -- if not in the Olympics!

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