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

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Will President Obama Join Us At West Neck Beach This Summer?

Don't you just love starting rumors? Well, here's one for the books...

President Barack Obama plans to join the Huntington Masters Swim Team for an Open Water Swim some time this summer... though I think there was a phrase like "if his schedule permits".
What the heck, two wars, an economy in chaos -- an Open Water Swim in Cold Spring Harbor might just be the thing to help clear his head. You can't play basketball ALL the time -- it puts a real strain on the knees!

Mr. President, the invitation is open and, if you do decide to join us, we'll throw in a 2009 Open Water T-Shirt. See link on the right to get your T-shirt BEFORE it becomes a Presidential Collector's edition!

Friday, January 16, 2009

An Indoor Tri For The Huntington Y?

Plans are afoot, (though not yet formalized), to conduct an Indoor Triathlon at the Huntington YMCA sometime before this cold, cold Winter turns to Spring. Can you tell that I'm writing this when the outdoor temperature is only in the teens -- and that is the HIGH for the day!

Ahh yes, those lazy, hazy days of Summer are just a memory -- so Winter would be a fine time for an Indoor Tri with the proceeds going to the Y expansion drive.

Stay tuned and stay in shape -- you may have a crack at a Tri earlier in 2009 than you ever though possible!