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, June 29, 2008

Open Water Swim: June 29, 2008 at West Neck Beach

I think we set a record today for Huntington Masters Swimmers and Triathletes swimming together in Cold Spring Harbor -- launch point for some 35 plus swimmers was our old friend West Neck Beach. Conditions couldn't have been better with high tide, calm water, NO boat traffic, almost no jellyfish, air temperature around 75 degrees and water temperature somewhere in the 60's. 

I had a new camera with me -- supposed to be waterproof -- but since I literally just got it, I was afriad to try it in the water on the first day out however, the new camera worked and you can view the results below -- be sure to look for Nancy's pretty PINK Cast -- she's been swimming with it for the last month or so:

Or copy and type this link into your browser:

Friday, June 27, 2008

Weekend OWS ( Sat June 28th, Sun June 29th )

Weekend swims at West Neck Beach

Saturday : There should be folks at WNB at 6am and 7am.

Sunday : Time looks like 7am with a large group. We might even need lane markers for this time and day.

The water is wonderful and wetsuits are really optional. A few of us have been swimming without suits for a number of weeks already. Water temp is mid 60s to high 60s.

All of the above based on weather conditions.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

June 2008 Gold Coast and Mighty Montauk Triathlon Results

Results of Mighty Montauk Triathlon - June 7, 2008

Name / Place Overall / Age Group Place / Time

Don Bond / 30 / 4th / 2:07:41.9

Steve Uresk / 106 / Unknown / 2:20:04.2

Joe Conklin / 125 / 21st / 2:22:07.7

Greg Petryk / 126 / 15th / 2:22:08.5

Heather McCormick / 261 / 4th / 2:36:04.7

Magdelana Petryk / 336 / 4th / 2:42:58.1

Stephanie Scanlon / 467 / 28th / 3:06:03.9

Results of Gold Coast Triathlon - June 15, 2008

Name / Place Overall / Age Group Place / Time

Mike Edebohls / 335 / 49 / 1:25:14.9

Jim Imhof / 411 / 10 / 1:27:54.6

Joanna Grossman / 475 / 12 / 1:30:47.9

Mike McGuiness / 636 / 42 / 1:39:45.5

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

OWS Swim for Week of June 24th

Confirmed times and Locations:All swims are at West Neck Beach. The swims longer than 2mile are done with two loops so you can drop off at the beach after the first loop. Three ( single loop )routes have been measured at 1.25m, 1.5m, 1.9m

Wed 25th: 5:45am ( 1mile or 1.5 mile swim )
Thur 26th... Looking for interest
Friday 27th : 5:45am ( 1mile or 1.5 mile swim )

Tentative times
Sat : 6am or 7am... longer swim ( 3 to 4 miles, two loops of 1.9mile course ) would be starting early time but second loop would start around 7am.. THIS START time will be confirmed by email.
Sun : 7am . 1 to 2 mile swim. ( maybe longer but made of two loops ). THIS START time will be confirmed by email.

If interested, send me an email or if you want to be added to the email distribution list.


Monday, June 02, 2008

OWS - Week oj June 2nd

For those interested, this weeks OWS schedule at West Neck Beach is

Tuesday June 3rd : 6am
Wed June 4th : 6am ( some may start at 6:30am )
Thursday : 6am but not confirmed
Friday : 6am but not confirmed
Sat and Sun. Times to be determined but there will be people swimming in the AM

The course generally swum is 1.25 miles with a break in the middle. Some swim an extension to this route that goes 1.8 miles. A 3K swim is also done but generally on the weekends. If you want to be notified of upcoming swim , you can email me at to be included in the email list.

Meeting for the swim is at West Neck Beach entrance ( on West Neck Road ).

Water temperature is about 60 to 61 these days and wet suit is usually required , except for the bravest.

Everything is weather dependant.