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, March 29, 2008

A Typical Saturday Morning Workout: March 29, 2008

The early Spring sunlight was streaming in through the windows and the pool water was just about perfect for a Saturday morning workout at the Huntington Y. And just what is a "typical workout" at the Y? Well, it usually involves a bit of talking and catching up as some of our Saturday/Sunday Swimmers have jobs in the city which prevent them from joining in the fun on Monday thru Friday 6AM till 7:30AM -- and then there's the actual swimming which usually goes about 2,500 to 4,000 yards depending on skill level and the amount of "catching-up" chat that is being done!

Scott, Rich, Sal and Paul take a break between sets. Scott had already been out running and Paul -- well, if we let him, he'd probably run all day long! Speaking of Scott, see if you can spot his underwater smile in the video below:

Coach Bob was on the deck so I asked him to take a picture so I could finally get in one -- see below.

A little fuzzy you say... I think that I'm going to have to give Coach Bob some picture taking pointers -- like maybe no red wine the night before! L-R is Sal, Mike (the author), Rich, Scott, Don and Paul. Here's another video of the guys swimming in a row -- audio included by request of Rich: