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, February 27, 2009

Open Water Swimming: Keep Swimming! A Hypothermia Scare

Open Water Swimming: Keep Swimming! A Hypothermia Scare

Clicking the link above will take you to a very gripping first person Open Water Swimming account and a very real and vivid hypothermia scare that took place in La Jolla Cove and the generally cool Pacific Ocean (at least around La Jolla Cove). There are plenty of tips for us East Coast Open Water Swimmers as well. Read and learn!

Friday, February 13, 2009

A Picture of the Huntington Masters Swim Team from 1991!

Contrary to popular opinion, I do NOT still have this Huntington Masters Swim Team sweatshirt hanging up in my closet -- but thanks to Bob, (he's the young chap standing in the top row all the way to the right), we have a photo of our team going all the way back to 1991! Eighteen years ago -- can you believe it? Time really flies when you're swimming. The 1991 Swimmers were:

Top row (left to right)
Kevin Dearie, Craig Becker, Jeff Becker, Dick Soldat, Bill Rowe, Bob Miller

Front row (left to right)
Irena Jarvis, Donna Boyle, Mike Engel, Marilyn Cavallo, Deidre Clark

Sunday, February 08, 2009

CW Post Masters Swim Meet: February 8, 2009

A trio of fine swimmers from the Huntington Masters Swim Team, (Rich, Ken and Rob are pictured left to right), made their way to the C. W. Post Campus -- not for a workout -- but a Swim Meet.

Thanks to Rob who sent out the pictures and even posted a couple of videos on YouTube to boot! When Rich got the pictures, he emailed Rob and Ken back with the following comments:

Hi Rob,
Thanks for the pictures...It's fun to see the videos..and
Congratulations on your PR..
You're looking good in the pool...Keep up the good for
me I think I'll enter less events next time and will try to taper a
bit...It was really fun today...See you during the week...Rich


Rob Martell:
50 breast - 2nd - 33.27
100 breast - 2nd - 1:15.40
100 IM - 4th - 1:13.64

Ken Longo:
50 free - 1st - 26.47
50 back - 1st - 30.10
100 back - 1st - 1:05.99

Rich Huminski:
50 free - 2nd - 29.25
100 free - 1st - 1:06.25
200 free - 1st - 2:24.01
100 IM - 1st - 1:17.94

500 free - 1st - under 6:30.0

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Hog Wild for a "Fat Bob"

If "one picture is worth a thousand words" than two pictures have got to be worth... Tom, maybe you can help me with the math here -- you're so good a counting laps! 

Anyhow, pictured above is Paval, the proud owner of a new, gleaming yellow Harley-Davidson "Fat Bob". The name, I have been told has nothing whatsoever to do with another Bob we all know and love. Yeah, right!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

U.S. Masters Swimming Unveiled a New Logo in January 2009

Woops, we're a little late but "better late than never" as they say to report that U.S. Masters Swimming unveiled a New Logo in January 2009. See the new logo at left.

The icon in our new logo embraces our tradition of pool swimming while also coming across as very inviting to recreational and fitness swimmers, open water swimmers and triathletes,” commented Executive Director Rob Butcher. “It was our goal to maintain our heritage while also recognizing the future of adult swimming.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Save the date of March 29, 2009 (Sunday afternoon), for an Indoor Triathlon at the Huntington YMCA

There will be an Indoor Triathlon at the Huntington YMCA that day. It will be an equilateral race (all 3 legs are the same duration). Should take about an hour total...cost and other details are being finalized. This is a fund raiser for the Y's expansion. It should be a pip of a race and an excellent way to try out the sport for first timers. Best of all, you don't even have to leave the building! It's always summer on the inside!

Anyone interested in doing the race or in volunteering to help run it, (please, please, please), let Bob Miller know ASAP.