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, March 29, 2009

Indoor Tri at the Huntington YMCA: March 29, 2009

This Swim Wave managed to get together BEFORE the starters gun went off (Thank You Arthur) for a group photo. They do look happy don't they? Below is video from the start of the first wave of swimmers -- lean away from the screen if you don't want to get splashed!

Different swim wave above... but some really good stroke positions. I'm assuming that these are some of Coach Bob's students!

Running indoors can sometimes be boring... but that never seems to be the case at the Huntington Y.

Below is a video from the run portion of this very successful Indoor Tri:

I can take as much time on the turns as I want right?

This is a really, really good workout!

The Indoor Tri's youngest fan! Somebody sign her up for 2029!

I was sweating to the oldies and the weren't even playing any oldies!

In the Video Below, you can see and LISTEN to the excitement of biking at an Indoor Tri. Drafting was just out of the question though from what I've heard, would have been really welcome as the bike portion of the race was 15 minutes of hard, up-hill work!

If we're the last swim wave, does that mean that we only have to swim for 14 minutes?

Now look way up there... that's how far I want to see the splash from you kicking going!

That's right, I'm STILL turning... it really is a great place to rest!

How long do we have to run?

Don't worry, we'll have the lane lines up BEFORE you finish running!

Bob said, "Mike, make sure you get a shot of the Build Our Y (dot) Org T-Shirt!"

"Funny thing, I was just biking along, minding my business, when all of a sudden, I found myself in the middle of this Indoor Tri -- so how did you get here?"

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Got Some Old Swim Paddles You Don't Use?

If you've Got Some Old Swim Paddles You Don't Use -- then Nancy 
has a real good use for them. 

Here's what she recently wrote to Bob:

Can you ask your swim group if anyone has old swim paddles they would like to donate to the Leukemia Society?  I'm also going to post something on the swim bulletin board.  They could bring them to your practice on Sunday mornings or when they see you in the pool during the week.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Harry Gets Shaved for St Baldrick's Day

Looks like somebody won't be needing a swim cap in the pool for awhile... but a wool cap might come in real handy while biking and running for the next few weeks!

It was all in a good cause for St Baldrick's Day to benefit kids with cancer.

 Harry said: I wanted to thank everyone for all your wonderful support. I think you will have a few laughs reviewing the photos. Thank you again for helping out. They raised over 250K at Napper Tandies Bar Northport, NY.