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 28, 2010

Harry Slutter's Art Reception: March 28, 2010, Northport NY

The reception is over... but the art remains! So if you missed the "official" reception today be sure not to miss Harry's terrific photos. They will be on view till April 15th at The Northport Tasting Room and Wine Cellar in the heart of Northport Village.

The happy artist in front of one very dramatic photo!

Everyone agreed, "This is by far, the number one photo show of the year!"

Here's just a peek at some of the artwork you'll see... so Go, Go, Go! You have until April 15, 2010 to make the trip to Northport -- it really is a village close by!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jump For Joy... The Y Has Scheduled an EXTRA Hour of Pool Time Two Saturdays in April


On Saturday, April 3, 2010, (Albicocco Pool), and Saturday, April 10, 2010, (Albicocco Pool) the Huntington YMCA has scheduled an ADDITIONAL Hour of Lap Swimming from 6:00 to 7:00AM.

On both days, Lap Swimming will continue in the Norton Pool from 7:00 to 9:00AM. So get to bed early on Friday night and get ready to swim, swim, swim. How many yards can you swim in three hours? One caveat... the Y's printed "pink" schedule sheet says "This schedule is subject to change." You may want to check with the Y before you get up early!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Results of the March 7, 2010 Spring Fling Masters Swim Meet at Eisenhower - SCY

Rob Martell:
50 breast 31.98 1st

100 breast 1:10.99 1st

Rob Todd:
50 free 26.52 2nd
100 free 57.92 4th
200 IM 2:35.83 2nd

Ken Longo:
50 free 25.30 1st
50 back 28.78 1st
100 back 1:03.06 1st

Monday, March 01, 2010

Storm Clouds Over The Lifeguard Stand: Robert Moses State Park, Summer 2009

Even though this picture looks like something out of a Cecil B DeMille Movie, ("The Ten Commandments" comes to mind when Moses parted the Red Sea), it is actually a picture that Sal passed along to us last summer and I "lost".
But March 1, 2010 is a great day to have found it. We're all a bit sick of snow and cold and storms and are probably yearning for the "Good Old Summertime". Well, we can get storms in the summertime too as this picture of the sky, the Atlantic, and a lonely-looking lifeguard stand, (and lifeguard), at Robert Moses State Park reminds us.
Thanks Sal... its a dandy.
Note, you should be able to see a larger version of the picture just by "clicking" on it.