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

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween 2008: Best Swim Related Costume Winner

Huntington, NY, October 31, 2008:  

Well, another Halloween has almost come and gone but it is not to late to announce this year's Best Swim Related Costume Winner and it is none other than our own Bob Miller in a striking Aquaman Costume.

One look at Bob's incredible costume and you know why the decision was so easy to make! 

Will anyone else step up to the plate in 2009 and give Bob a "swim" for his money? 

Countdown to Halloween 2009 starts now so get those costume ideas going! Only 365 days to go.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

AquaFit Masters Swim Meets for 2008-2009 Season

AquaFit Masters will be hosting three short course Masters swim meets during the 2008-2009 season at the Nassau County Aquatic Center in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Long Island.  Originally built in 1998 to host the Goodwill Games, the Aquatic Center features a stretch 50-meter pool with diving section and is separated into multiple short course meter & short course yard courses with adjacent warm-up lanes for competition.
Sunday 23 November 2008 - Annual SC Meter Fall Classic
Sunday 25 January 2009 - Annual Winter Blitz Yard Meet
Sunday 15 March 2009 - Annual Spring Fling Yard Meet
FINAL entry RECEIPT deadline for each of the above meets is TEN days before event date.
Complete meet information/entry form in PDF file format is posted in the "Events/Results" section of the Metropolitan LMSC website.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Did You Hear the One About the HOT Pool? (Or, How Hot Was It?)

It was so hot, a chicken who came in for a swim laid a fried egg.

It was so hot, I wanted to take off my skin and swim in my bones.

It was so hot that North Korea test launched a long range Popsicle from the deep end.

It was so hot that a spokesperson for Alcoholics Anonymous said, "Screw it, open the bar. Drinks for everybody

Anybody have any other “hot” one-liners to add?

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!