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, September 27, 2009

NYC Little Red Lighthouse Swim: September 26, 2009

The following report is from Rob Ripp via a Saturday email:

Just got back from the Little Red Light House swim. They call it that because at the base of the GW Bridge, there is a little red light house. Race goes from 56th to the GW Bridge. Today conditions were good. Water temp about 72. Minimal wind until the end. No chop or swells. Slight tide assist in the begining of the race.

Course: 5.8 miles
Winning Time: 2:01
My Time: 2:04
Placed 35th out of 255 entrants; 191 finished the race
How I feel: Tired

Likelihood I will been seen at WNB tomorrow: Not likely
But next weekend if it's nice, def want to continue outside. Hopefully see some of you then.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Three Tri Results from August & September 2009

Timberman Half Ironman 8-23-09
Nancy Aboff 333rd 3/93 5:20:35
Steve Albright 916th 38/100 6:00:55
Meredith Emsden 1201st 72/126 6:21:24
Cori Smyth 1444th 86/126 6:43:10
Mike McGuiness 1680th 146/154 7:19:30
Stephen Uresk 211th 49/261 5:08:50

Governors Island 2 Mile Swim 9-4-09
Rob Ripp 32nd 50:07
Cark Reinesch 144th 1:12:24

Mighty Hamptons Triathlon 9-13-09
Greg Petryk 113th 2:31:38
Steve Albright 131st 2:33:05
Magdalena Petryk 315th 2:44:56
Brett Emsden 332nd 2:45:56
Deb Chin 725th 3:20:30

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Last Open Water Swim of the Summer of 2009

September 20, 2009 (Reported by Carol Moore):

Four stalwarts (Margot, Ken, Rob Todd and I) braved the 49-degree air temperature at West Neck Beach this morning for what turned out to be one of the absolutely-most-perfect-swims-ever-in-the-history-of-the-world!!

The water was warm (-ish), yesterday's wind was gone, and the harbor was smooth as a lake, so the trip out to the house at the end of the Causeway took about 25 minutes (that's MY time -- the boys of course got there first and were well into their chat-fest when I arrived -- by the way, look for Ken's e-mail giving the details of the swimming-vacation to Nassau that he's planning for the Pod in the Spring!). We zipped back on an incoming tide in about 15 minutes and kept noodling around in the water 'cause nobody wanted to get out!

Part of what made today's swim so special, and even poignant, in a way, was that all of us recognized that it was almost certainly the LAST OPEN-WATER-SWIM OF THE SUMMER!

Yes, Swimmers, the Fall Equinox takes place this year on Tuesday, September 22nd, at 2:18 p.m., and Summer is officially over! For some of us, of course, that doesn't mean the end of open-water swimming, and Ken, Carole and I (so far) are planning on going out again at West Neck on Wednesday morning at 6:30 (low tide = 8:16 a.m., high tide = 2:00 a.m., so we're probably looking at a buoy-to-beach swim). Margot will definitely NOT be joining us -- Today she announced her official retirement from open-water-swimming for the season, and is hanging up her wetsuit until at least, um, I'm guessing July!

Hope you all had a great Summer -- see you in the Fall! - Carol

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Huntington Girls Were at the 2009 John Daly One Mile Ocean Swim

Kaitlyn Robinson finished in 30:10.00
Andrea O'Brien finished in 28:50.00
Margot Edlin finished in 34:20.00

Way to go "girls" ... maybe we'll get more of the "boys" there in 2010!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Rob Ripp Bids Farewell To Summer 2009 After Some Great Swims

OK, OK. The "Summer" 2009 Swim Season is not quite over yet and we can do some Fall 2009 Open Water Swims -- in fact, Rob has one coming up on September 26th -- The Little Red Lighthouse Swim -- BUT, with this great picture of Rob waving Goodbye, I couldn't resist the "bids farewell to Summer" line! Here are Rob's Summer 2009 Swim Results:

Bayville 3k: 32:56 2nd pl men 45-49 9th place overall non wetsuit division

Greenwich Point 1 mile: 21:10 2nd place men 45-49 21st overall

Point Lookout 1 mile: 20:50 2nd place men 45-49 14th overall out of 70

Coney Island 1 mile: 31:40 (it was a long mile) 2nd place ment 45-49

Governor's Island 2 mile: 50.07 2nd place men 45-49 32nd out of 200

John Daly 1 mile: 26:04 (another long mile) 3rd place men 45-49 39th out of 232

Brooklyn Bridge: Results not posted.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

2009 Tobay Tri and Tri Relay Results for Huntington Area Athletes

Name --- overall finish --- age-group finish --- time

Scott Kessler 17 1/97 1:06:44

Jessica D'Amato 37 2/51 1:09:17

Harry Slutter 38 1/73 1:09:25

Rich Delasota 65 6/73 l:12:55

Richard Young 109 15/97 1:16:42

Lynn Perzeszty 128 3/59 1:17:40

Steve Kristel 152 6/48 1:18:52

Jim Imhof 173 8/48 1:19:53

Roger Levin 281 22/73 1:25:01

Carl Reinesch 301 35/97 1:25:38

Lisa Valentine 336 8/58 1:27:14

Liz Donroe 399 10/59 1:29:12

Janet Seals 404 11/59 1:29:21

Armand D'Amato 453 2/8 1:30:47

Christine Nugent 546 19/59 1:33:33

John Furlong 594 10/16 1:35:00

Tina Graziose 642 24/59 1:36:42

Heather McCormack 651 24/59 1:37:01

Rachel Michaelis 788 10/25 1:41:47

Deb Chin 846 33/53 1:44:50

Janette Newell 864 8/19 1:45:46

Joan Addabo 936 17/25 1:50:21

Patrick McCourt 1042 68/73 1:59:43

Lisa Fascilla 1126 44/53 2:11:52


Ken Longo, Don Bond 2 2/25 1:02:26
Boyd Carrington

Bob Miller, Jimmy Deegan, 2/25 1:09:02
Liz Pearlstein

Meredith Emsden 17 4/24 1:15:17
Brett Emsden

Mike Engel, Don Gavin 22 5/25 1:18:37
Ellie Gavin

Lori Haubrich, Lauren Weill, 50 7/18 1:28:26
Katie Palmer

Steve, Bob, Noreen Albright 70 16/24 1:37:33

A BIG Thanks to Bob Miller for putting this list together -- now even "eagle-eye" Bob may need reading glasses!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

More Pictures from the Tobay Tri (Thanks to Bob and Pat!)

OK, OK! Strictly speaking the photo above is from the "After Tobay" Party at Meehan's Bar in Huntington. The Tobay Tri pictures start below... (Teddy Roosevelt is a "dead" giveaway!)

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Tobay Tri Sunday, August 30, 2009: Pictures

It was really daylight but with the overcast, the lights at the park were still on!

The start area for the swim leg -- little did I know that in less than an hour I'd pick up a piece of grit in the water while rinsing out my goggles that would leave me pretty much sightless by time the Tobay Tri race was over. So, there are very few pictures from my camera, but I'll be posting some from Bob. Those pictures will actually come BEFORE this message depending on when you read this post -- such is the nature of blogs!

Rich looked real happy but then he left BEFORE I realized that I had a real eye problem!

At this point my eyes were totally closed (below) so I had no idea where the camera was or what direction I was facing!

Finally Don or Ellie got me turned in the right direction for a more or less normal looking after-race picture.