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 27, 2010

The Water-Log by Carol Moore: Real "Aquaholics" Are Already Starting To Think About Open-Water Swimming

It may still be the middle of Winter, but some of us aquaholics are already starting to think about open-water swimming again, and are just waiting for the water temperature to creep up a couple of degrees...!

One of the earliest open-water events this year (Sunday, July 11, 2010) is the annual Fran Schnarr 5K Memorial Open-Water Swim in Huntington Bay, which this year will also include a 10K event. A lot of the "usual suspects" and a couple of "newbies" will be signing up for the 5K race this year (me, Joanna Grossman, Steve Albright, Chris Vasallo? Margot Edlin?), and our heroes Rob Martell, Anne Marie Bischoffberger and Ken Longo are doubling their bets and going for the 10K!

For anyone out there who’s been thinking about doing it, maybe 2010 is your year! The "West-Neck Pod" will be getting back into the water probably sometime in June, so we’ll be able to get in a few weeks’ open-water training before the swim. If anyone is interested in getting on the e-mail list for "The Water-Log" to get updates on our swimming schedule, contact or e-mail me (Carol Moore) and I’ll add your name to the list.

If you’re not feeling ready for a 5K or 10K open-water swim, maybe you’d be interested in volunteering on July 11th as a kayaker to help guide your fellow swimmers and keep us from swimming off to Connecticut! Kayakers are desperately needed, and your participation would be enormously appreciated! Please contact Bea Hartigan, the race organizer, at the web site. Hope to see you either on the water or in it on July 11th!Carol

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